illegal migrants, runaway foreign laborers in Taiwan
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New York Times ( 5-31-2019) reported that in the 12 months that ended in March, more than 112,000 people were prosecuted for illegal entry or re-entry. In contrast, nearly 50,000 foreign workers from South-East Asia fled, and the situation is bad ( immigration government statistics: 48299 by 10-31-2019, 47632 at large by 7-31-2019, 46980 on the run by 6-30-2019). Formosa TV (民視英語新聞) English News at 3-25-2019: ...... All workers from Southeast Asia know that in Taiwan there are no consequences for getting caught, so why not run for it? Even on social media, they openly say that Taiwan is the perfect place to run away. What a shame of Taiwan !
The United Daily (聯合報) 、the Liberty Times (自由時報) at 9-5-2019、 Taiwan News at 9-4-2019 reported that there're lots of prostitutes and illegal workers coming from South-East Asia, however, National Immigration Agency parried by the phrases their Specialized Operation Corps and Brigade are 'understaffed' therefore resulting in social security loopholes ...... Radio Taiwan International中央廣播電台, 12-26-2018) reported Taiwan's National Immigration Agency government and Ministry of Labor were criticized and were corrected by Control Yuan for their poor performance of duties, conducting checks and taking of conclusive evidences ...
FTV News 3-25-2019: Over half of the
workers that run away are caregivers.
) reported that many caretakers
avoid the elderly with serious illness
( it's "Adverse
slight disease needs caretakers? )
or weight 70+kg
( ps: Average weight of N. American
adults is 80.7kg - Wikipedia ;
007 in <You Only Live Twice>: I just might
retire to here, Japan - a country men come first, women come second; but
Taiwan is a country maids flee first
High percentage of foreign
caregivers running away endangers health and life of the cared who are not allowed
to apply a new one within 3+ months
―― The Labor Gov. and Legislative
Yuan can not escape censure for wrongly amending and executing Employment Service Law... (ref.
to Liberty Times, 6-30-2019). Those politicians are as cold-bloody
as runaways. Formosa TV news (民視新聞) 9-2-2018, TVBS
evening news 10-20-2015, etc commented again and
again that the public
seemed to be angry that the only thing Taiwan can do is to repatriate South-East Asian migrant
care-givers who did
evil things to the cared, the elderly.
1-23-2018): a Labor official in Southern Taiwan said no any illegal foreign
worker caught there got penalty-fine. Till end of 2018 Taiwan even let go some foreign worker guilty in criminal case (ref. to
United Daily, 12-14-2018). Is it a principle of
(proportionality) or New South Bound Policy ?
Kao-hsuing City mayor & KMT presidential candidate Han in early Sept. '19 said "We are grateful to all the new immigrants who come here to work legally. But as for those illegally and causing trouble, this is absolutely unacceptable". A few days ago Han just spoke out publicly a controversial phrase describing the flight of Taiwanese talent and the arrival of migrant workers as "phoenixes flying away and a bunch of chickens coming in!" ( in Taiwan and Hong Kong, etc, "chickens" mean prostitutes, in here, also hint illegal workers ).
Certainly I agree NIA and president Tsai's words, migrant workers should not be 'insulted'; However, we only respect those who respect themselves.
To solve the problems, the site urges Taiwanese governments should give more efforts on arresting illegal migrants ( not just occasionally crackdown 500 laborers, in June '19), and should put priority on serious cases so as to protect the elderly, infirm, ill, and disabled people from being hurt. Nice assistances from all nationals and foreigners in Taiwan are needed and appreciated. The site is trying to stop those bad care-givers and maids going overseas to hurt weak people in other countries as well.
I personally saw more than once an illegal broker hanging around in one of largest foreign labor companies and another one with top score given by Taiwanese Labor Gov. A broker company said some groups gave covers and aid to run-away migrants, this reminds me of critiques (2012/2013) of accomplices (city mayor, city/county councilors, legislators, gov. officials etc ) exploiting foreign laborers. Are same sort of politicians still doing this ? Taiwan arrested 4,000 major gangsters within a short time years ago, now they fail to catch tiny little South-East Asian laborers?
What a shame of Taiwan ! in all the past years, int'l fraud ( quora: Taiwan largely sees these as an asset rather than liability...) , drug base ( CTN: Taiwan is producing and selling center of Asia ), women & children trafficking , abusing migrant workers ( USA Country Reports on Human Rights practices ), pirate ( GreenPeace: Taiwan gov. knows this issue but does little, TW just won't change without Europe's yellow-card to TW ) , a paradise for illegal migrants, bad judiciary, ... all low-down dirty plays !