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2 undocumented migrant workers try to pose as Indigenous Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two undocumented migrant workers attempted to convince police in Kaohsiung City that they were members of an Indigenous group to avoid being arrested and deported. Two ...

Migrant-led labor group speaks on Taiwan's undocumented workers problem

DONGGANG, PINGTUNG (Taiwan News) — Leaders of a migrant-led workers association said Taiwan's high rate of undocumented migrant workers is a systemic issue, and increasing fines will not sol...

Ghanaian woman overstays visa in Taiwan for 34 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Ghanaian woman was apprehended by police last week after managing to overstay her visa by 34 years and now faces deportation. While on patrol at 7 a.m. on Oct. 14, po...

Thai man manages to overstay visa in Taiwan for 18 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Thai man was apprehended by police last month after managing to overstay his visa by nearly 18 years, and he faces deportation and up to NT$50,000 (US$1,500) in fines. ...

2 migrant workers escape sinking car after crashing into northern Taiwan fishing port

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two migrant workers escaped from a sinking car after it crashed into the waters of Nanliao Fishing Port in Hsinchu City on Friday (June 30), while their whereabouts are st...

South Taiwan restaurant illegally hires 11 migrant workers to make zongzi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A restaurant in Kaohsiung faces up to NT$750,000 (US$24,300) in fines for illegally employing migrant workers to make zongzi, with one unaccounted-for foreign worker set t...

Taiwan raises fine for foreigners who overstay visa to NT$50,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan on Tuesday (May 30) passed amendments that substantially raise the fine for foreign nationals who overstay their visa. The amendments also increase...

Taiwan bill raises max penalty for foreigners who overstay visa to NT$150,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet on Thursday (Jan. 12) put forward a draft amendment that substantially raises the fine for foreign nationals who overstay their visa, increases the penalty for...

Abused Indonesian caregiver wants to leave Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a harrowing 14 months of alleged abuse by her Taiwanese employer, an undocumented Indonesian caregiver says that she wants to return to her home country. Earlier ...

Taipei boss allegedly beat, confined Indonesian caregiver for 14 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An undocumented Indonesian caregiver was allegedly beaten, burned, humiliated, and held captive by her employer in Taipei's wealthy Tianmu area for 14 months. Last ...

Undocumented migrants turn up in droves for COVID jabs in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Undocumented migrant workers made up half the 408 people who received COVID-19 jabs at ASEAN Square in Taichung on Saturday (Dec. 11), CNA reported. The National Immigr...

35 undocumented migrant workers arrested, tested for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Immigration Agency (NIA) officers last week arrested 35 undocumented Vietnamese migrant workers in a large steel mill in central Taiwan. The Changhua County Sp...

Taipei sets up rapid testing centers, amnesty for undocumented foreigners testing for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a sudden increase in local coronavirus cases, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Friday (May 14) announced four rapid testing centers will be set up in the cit...

Vietnamese worker arrested for 'magic marker' license plate in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An unaccounted for Vietnamese worker was apprehended after an immigration officer spotted him riding a motorcycle in southern Taiwan with a homemade license plate. Whil...

25 illegal migrant workers arrested in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Immigration Agency (NIA) on Tuesday (Aug. 4) announced that a total of 25 undocumented migrant workers were recently arrested in the southern city of Tainan. ...