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Filipino domestic worker wins landmark residency case in Hong Kong

30 September 2011 – Law banning migrant domestic workers from settling permanently in Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China was ruled unconstitutional by Hong Kong’s High Court.

Evangeline Banao Vallejos, a Filipina domestic worker living in Hong Kong since  1986 challenged the rejection of her application for permanent residency, questioning why expatriate bankers and cooks can apply for permanent residency after living in the city for seven consecutive years. The Court of First Instance through presiding judge Johnson Lam ruled in favor of Vallejos.

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