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1,413 undocumented migrant workers in Taiwan surrender and seized in a month

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1,413 undocumented migrant workers illegally staying in Taiwan have turned themselves in or been seized over the past month under an expanded amnesty program launched because of the COVID-19 outbreak, CNA reported.

These migrant workers are those who ran away from their employers before their visa expired which have been reached by law enforcement officers and the National Immigration Agency (NIA).

The authorities in Taiwan worry the migrants will become a loophole in their efforts to control the spread of the virus. Illegal migrants work in the black market do not have access to health insurance or medical care, the report added.

Additionally, 661 foreign spouses and white collar office workers who overstayed their visas have surrendered or seized by authorities are part of of the amnesty program of Taiwan.

Under the Expanded Overstayers Voluntary Departure Program effective between April 1 and June 30, a total of 1,094 of the illegal stayers voluntarily turned themselves over to law enforcement agencies, while 980 were seized by relevant authorities.

Undocumented migrant workers reporting to law enforcement for voluntary departure from Taiwan will be exempt from mandatory detention and will receive a minimal fine of NT$2,000 (US$66.53) and no re-entry ban.


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