Foreign ministry calms concerns over Trump’s travel ban

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-02-07

The foreign ministry on Tuesday moved to ease concerns that Taiwan’s future participation in the US Global Entry program might be affected by President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration policy.

In April last year, Taiwan and the United States agreed to work towards including Taiwan for the Global Entry program. This would mean that Taiwanese passport holders would be able to apply for quick immigration clearance at electronic kiosks at major US airports. Taiwan would be the second country in Asia and the eighth country overall to become a Global Entry partner.

However, President Trump’s recent executive order to refuse entry to nationals from seven Muslim-majority nations has prompted concerns, even though the travel ban has been blocked for the time being by a federal court.    [FULL  STORY]

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