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Hong Kong challenges maid residency ruling
Government to appeal against ruling that would have let foreign maids get residency after seven years.
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2012 12:10

The Hong Kong government is appealing against a landmark ruling that could let maids from abroad gain permanent residency.

In September, a lower court judge found that an immigration provision, denying foreign maids the right to apply for permanent residency after seven years, as other foreign residents can, was unconstitutional.

Al Jazeera's Rob McBride reports from Hong Kong.

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