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US to allow visitors from Hong Kong to stay for 18 months

Posted on AllSides August 5th, 2021
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Thousands of Hong Kong residents are to be offered a temporary "safe haven" in the US, President Joe Biden says.

Mr Biden said that because Hong Kong's freedoms were being violated by China, the US would allow visitors to stay for a period of 18 months.

Thousands of Hong Kong residents already in the US may benefit.

The UK has offered people from Hong Kong a path towards permanent residency following last year's adoption of China's security law for the territory.

The law criminalises what are deemed to be acts...

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