Judge: Gay couple's child born in England is a US citizen

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge in Atlanta has ruled that the daughter of a married gay couple in Georgia who was born via surrogate in England has been an American citizen since birth, and ordered the...

Sources: US stops ex Colombia warlord's deportation to Italy

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration has blocked the scheduled removal of a former Colombian paramilitary boss to Italy and now intends to deport him to his South American homeland, where he’s been f...

US announces visa restrictions for Huawei employees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday (July 15) announced visa restrictions for employees of Chinese tech companies such as Huawei during a State Department pre...

More than 3,000 Vietnamese, Filipinos, and Indonesians became Taiwanese in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to Ministry of Interior statistics released Saturday (May 2), a total of 3,438 foreign nationals obtained Taiwanese citizenship in 2019, with the vast majority c...

Former WHO adviser from France receives Taiwan passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO) from France was one of five foreign residents who received a Taiwan passport Tuesday (April 28) — but were al...

AP Exclusive: ICE subpoenas sanctuary city law enforcement

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has subpoenaed Denver law enforcement for information on four foreign nationals wanted for deportation and could expand the unusual practice ...

AP Explains: US sending asylum seekers to Central America

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States began sending Honduran and Salvadoran asylum seekers to Guatemala in November and last week said it would expand the practice to Mexicans. The U.S. could also star...

Taiwan gives citizenship to financial expert known as ‘Mr. Taiwan’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Peter Kurz (谷月涵), an investment expert known for decades as ‘Mr. Taiwan,’ is one of 11 foreigners approved for Taiwanese citizenship, CNA reported Wednesday (O...

Number of foreign nationals with combined Taiwan citizenship reaches 100

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The total number of foreign citizens awarded Taiwanese nationality without having to give up their own has reached 100 after another nine were accepted into the program, r...

Immigrants taking sanctuary in churches hit with huge fines

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Devotional candles to St. Jude, the Holy Trinity and the Virgin of Guadalupe sit on a bookshelf by the door of a classroom in a United Methodist church. A sewing machine is...

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday moved to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants in a major escalation of the president's battle to tamp down the number of peopl...

Immigrants at churches to avoid deportation face big fines

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys say immigrants taking sanctuary in U.S. churches to avoid deportation are being told by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement that they face hundreds of thousands o...

Ministry of Interior grants Taiwanese citizenship to 5 foreign professionals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior (MOI) held a naturalization ceremony on Wednesday (June 26) to formally bestow Taiwanese citizenship on five foreign professionals....

250,000 sign petition urging Chinese, HK officials who support extradition bill to be barred from US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An online petition calling for the revocation of U.S. citizenship and visas from Chinese and Hong Kong officials who back the controversial extradition bill has received over 2...

Finding Taiwan a true home, South African colorist obtains citizenship

TAIPEI (CNA) - "Every time I travel overseas with my family, we always use different passports, my wife and kid have Taiwan passports but not me," Paul Hanrahan told CNA during a recent inte...