Immigrants quickly expelled by Trump try repeatedly to cross

TECATE, Calif. (AP) — Edgar Alexis Lopez looks well-rested in photos he took before crossing the border illegally in mountains east of San Diego, flashing a wide grin in clean jeans. ...

Foreigners can apply for work permits in Taiwan via new website

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign students and professionals can now file applications for work permits in Taiwan through the EZ Work Permit website launched by the Ministry of Labor (MOL). To r...

Central American refugees stopped by Trump, then by pandemic

MIAMI (AP) — After years of waiting in countries marred by violence, Central Americans who were finally cleared to reunite with their families in the U.S. are facing a major obstacle: the coronavirus ...

Hong Kong government weaponizing visas to degrade press freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong's pro-Beijing government has rejected the visa application of a would-be employee of independent media outlet Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP) after a nearly six-...

Israeli police say Palestinian has stabbed Israeli to death

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian who entered Israel from the occupied West Bank on a work permit stabbed an Israeli to death on Wednesday and was later arrested, Israeli police said. T...

Malaysia police raid Al Jazeera's office, seize 2 computers

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — News broadcaster Al Jazeera said Malaysian police raided its Kuala Lumpur office Tuesday, calling it a “troubling escalation” in a government crackdown on media freedom. ...

Malaysia to expel Bangladeshi man over migrant comments

Malaysian authorities said on Sunday they detained a Bangladeshi man over his involvement in a foreign documentary. Mohamad Rayhan Kabir had been on the run since police launched a probe about the Ju...

Malaysia to expel Bangladeshi in critical Al-Jazeera report

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Saturday they detained a Bangladeshi man and will deport him for criticizing the government over its treatment of undocumented immigrants in a ...

Foreign students in Taiwan not subject to 20-hour working limit during school breaks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) reminded international students in Taiwan that they may work unrestrictedly during summer and winter vacations and that they are not subject to...

Coronavirus: Nepal's rising unemployment stokes political crisis fears

The COVID-19 health crisis has dealt a heavy blow to Nepal, with many Nepalis inside and outside the country losing their jobs. The landlocked South Asian nation has so far recorded 17,344 infections ...

Lockdown and racism go hand in hand in Catalonia

Lleida, the capital city of the Segria region — 180 kilometers (111 miles) east of Barcelona — finds itself in a "wartime mode" again as a new lockdown takes hold. Last Saturday...

American praises Taiwan's employment gold card

An American who recently received Taiwan's employment gold card -- a combination of work and residency permits -- described the application process as smooth and easy, the National Immigration Age...

Taiwan to loosen regulations and attract more foreign professionals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (June 12) said Taiwan will lower the bar on residency requirements to attract more foreign professionals as the island nation strive...

Foreigners join 'Stuck in Taiwan - Best Place to Be' for help

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of over 100 foreign travelers who became stranded in Taiwan after the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic broke out have formed a support group and are seeking a...

Cleaners risk health to work during pandemic, then lose jobs

Lissette Serrano asked for a mask while she did her job cleaning toilets and picking up trash at a busy rest stop on a Connecticut parkway. She was told there were none. Soon after, ...