Taiwan to continue empowering immigrants: interior minister

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/10/27
By: Emerson Lim

Taipei, Oct. 27 (CNA) The government will continue to empower immigrants and their children through financial assistance and relaxation of immigration policies, Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said in a forum Sunday.

More than 300 immigrants, mostly from Southeast Asian countries who married Taiwanese citizens, attended the "New Immigrant Forum" at the National Immigration Agency (NIA). The event was aimed at disseminating government empowerment measures for immigrants.

Hsu said there are an estimated 550,000 immigrants currently living in Taiwan.

Hsu welcomed the immigrants, saying that new residents have enriched Taiwan's national strength with their contributions to society. He also encouraged immigrants to speak in their native languages with their children to enhance their competitiveness in the future.    [FULL  STORY]

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