Date: Feb 23, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
Members of a new Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) committee on immigrants were
inaugurated yesterday to advise the party on immigration issues amid rapid growth in the number of immigrants living in Taiwan.
The committee was established to address the needs of new immigrants, which make up the fifth-largest ethnic group in the nation, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said at a ceremony held at DPP headquarters in Taipei.
The DPP was the first party to commit itself to issues relating to Aborigines and the party’s new immigrant committee is another step forward, said Tsai, who doubles as DPP chair.
“The number of immigrants has reached nearly 500,000 and the number of their children is more than 350,000. As a party responsive to public opinion and emphasizing ethnic pluralism, the DPP has to address the needs and opinions of new immigrants,” Tsai said. [FULL STORY]