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News Summary: Maids lose fight for HK residency

DUSTUP: Hong Kong's top court ruled against two Filipino domestic helpers seeking permanent residency. The decision affects tens of thousands of other foreign maids in the financial hub.

The Associated Press

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DUSTUP: Hong Kong's top court ruled against two Filipino domestic helpers seeking permanent residency. The decision affects tens of thousands of other foreign maids in the financial hub.

SWEPT AWAY: The court sided with the government's position that tight restrictions on domestic helpers mean they don't have the same status as other foreign residents, who can apply to settle permanently after seven years.

FOREIGN MAID: Nearly 300,000 maids from Southeast Asian countries live and work in Hong Kong. The majority are from Indonesia and the Philippines. Some argue that barring maids from applying for residency amounts to ethnic discrimination.

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