Civil and student groups march in Taipei ahead of 228 Incident anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 40 civil and student groups marched on the streets of Taipei Saturday afternoon (Feb. 22) in commemoration of the 228 Incident – the island-wide suppressio...

Judge agrees to block Trump order on refugee resettlement

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal judge agreed Wednesday to block the Trump administration from enforcing an executive order allowing state and local government officials to reject refugees from res...

Judge to hear bid to stop Trump's refugee resettlement limit

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Three national resettlement agencies are asking a federal judge in Maryland to block a presidential executive order allowing state and local governments to turn away refugees. ...

Governor on refugees: 'The inn is not full in Minnesota'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota state government will continue to consent to refugee resettlement, Gov. Tim Walz said Friday, in response to a recent presidential executive order that requires consent fr...

'Special zone' in Taiwan proposed for Hongkongers seeking asylum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former Hong Kong government official proposed on Tuesday (Dec. 10) that Taiwan establish a “special zone” to accommodate Hong Kong residents seeking asylum. ...

Hong Kong protesters warned against fleeing to Taiwan illegally

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong residents have been cautioned against illegally entering Taiwan, as reports circulate that more than 200 pro-democracy protesters have fled to the island country...

North Dakota county may become US's 1st to bar new refugees

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Reuben Panchol was forced to leave war-torn Sudan decades ago as a child, embarking on an odyssey that eventually brought him to the American Midwest and left him eternally grate...

HK universities plead for expedited passage of refugee act in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of student representatives from Hong Kong universities made a plea on Tuesday (Dec. 3) for the expedited passage of the Refugee Act in Taiwan and an institutionali...

HK student group asks Taiwan to grant asylum to pro-democracy protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Student groups from Hong Kong are calling for concrete policy efforts on the part of the Taiwanese government to grant asylum protection to those who might face prosecutio...

Taiwan president rules out refugee act for Hong Kong protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday (Sept. 4) ruled out the possibility of a refugee act for Hongkongers despite a plea from pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong (黃之鋒)...

Can Taiwan's ruling DPP find salvation in Hong Kong’s turmoil?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The turmoil sparked in Hong Kong by its contentious extradition law has served as a wake-up call for Taiwan, but the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) appears to b...

Human rights groups urge Taiwan to pass refugee act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A number of civil rights groups in Taiwan called for the expedited passage of a law governing refugee applications on Thursday (June 20), marking World Refugee Day. The...

Int'l human rights group to hold first Asian congress in Taiwan

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), a Paris-based human rights group consisting of 184 organizations, announced Thursday that it has chosen Taiwan as the location for its first congr...

Minnesota city official suggests limiting refugee intake

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A city council member in the central Minnesota community of St. Cloud said he plans to propose a citywide moratorium on refugee resettlement. Jeff Johnson sai...

Trump to look at even stricter cap on refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to re-shape American immigration policy...