Date: Jul 25, 2015
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
A man from Ghana was arrested by police in Taipei this week and is likely to be deported, while his Taiwanese girlfriend appealed to authorities for him to stay, as they have a two-year-old daughter.
The man was arrested in New Taipei City’s Sinjhuang District (新莊) on Wednesday night. The following day, his girlfriend went to the Sinjhuang police station to visit him and plead his case.
A police official said on Thursday that the Ghanaian is in violation of the Immigration Act (入出國及移民法), as he has apparently stayed in Taiwan illegally for more than 10 years and has been transferred to the National Immigration Agency for deportation. [FULL STORY]