Taiwan to impose stricter visa scrutiny on Hong Kong, Macau reporters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Reporters working for certain media outlets in Hong Kong and Macau will be subject to tougher visa scrutiny amidst reports that a number of HK tourists have been engaging ...

Taiwan to relax international student regulations to improve professional talent pool

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Premier William Lai (賴清德) said the government is currently promoting draft legislation to make it easier for international students to continue their stay in Taiwan...

Vatican laments often poor working conditions of seafarers

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is calling attention to the plight of merchant seamen and fishermen who may face dismal working conditions and be kept from going ashore when their ships dock in foreig...

Lawsuit against California mirrors Arizona immigration fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration's lawsuit against California over state laws aimed at protecting immigrants makes the same argument the Obama administration made when it went after an Ar...

Austrian president to swear in new government amid protests

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of people are gathering in Vienna to protest against Austria's new right-wing government that will be sworn in. Anti-fascist, feminist and left-wing student gr...

Ruling: Immigrants' bail can't be denied based on detainers

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that judges cannot deny bail to immigrants in criminal cases solely because they are living in the country unlawfully and could be deported befor...

Chicago asks for national halt to Trump immigration rules

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for Chicago on Monday asked a federal judge for a nationwide halt to Trump administration requirements that cities enforce tough immigration laws in order to receive some fede...

Indonesia to deport 18 Taiwanese fraud suspects

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Indonesia is preparing to deport 18 Taiwanese citizens suspected of electronic fraud following the recent expulsion of six others, reports said Saturday. At present, th...

Indian detained at Atlanta airport dies in custody

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As per reports from the Hindustan Times, a 58-year-old Indian who was detained by American customs officials last week for not possessing necessary immigration documents while...

Who are the lawyers and judges debating Trump travel ban?

SEATTLE (AP) — Two lawyers with broad experience before the U.S. Supreme Court argued for and against President Donald Trump's travel ban Monday before a panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Thr...

Clinton-appointed judges to decide Hawaii travel ban appeal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three judges appointed by President Bill Clinton will hear the appeal of Hawaii's challenge to President Trump's travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries. ...

Taiwan seeking public input on draft act to draw foreign talent

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- The National Development Council (NDC) is actively soliciting input from the public on a new draft bill to encourage foreign professional talent to work and live in Taiwan. ...

Double happiness: Ukrainian celeb nears dual citizenship holy grail

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- Ukrainian born actress and model, Larisa Bakurova (瑞莎), was granted permission to apply for naturalization as a Taiwanese citizen, while apparently also being permitted to reta...

Letter: Naturalization Citizenship/Immigration Reform Must Happen For Taiwan to Become the Hub of Asia

To the Editor: Did you know Taiwan is one of the few countries that require a foreign national wishing to be naturalized to renounce their birth citizenship? In other words Taiwan doesn’t all...

Indonesia jails 2 British journalists for visa violations

BATAM, Indonesia (AP) -- An Indonesian court has sentenced two British television journalists to two and a half months in jail for violating immigration regulations by working with tourist visas.Neil ...