Homesick runaway foreign worker surrenders to authorities

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/03/23
By: Amy Huang and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, March 23 (CNA) Coast Guard officers on the offshore island county of Kinmen

Vo (武, left). Photo courtesy of Kinmen Coast Guard

met with a runaway Vietnamese worker in Miaoli County on Thursday and arranged for him to surrender to agents from the Miaoli branch of the National Immigration Agency (NIA) after the migrant worker said he left his place of employment due to homesickness.

The Coast Guard squad stationed in Kinmen said it recently received information about a Vietnamese worker in Miaoli who wanted to surrender to law enforcement officers and be repatriated to his home country after becoming homesick.

Officers from Kinmen Coast Guard traveled to Miaoli on Thursday and met with the worker, who provided them with proof of identification and agreed to be handed over to immigration officials in Miaoli, according to the Kinmen squad.   [FULL  STORY]

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