NIA takes the initiative to safeguard the newborn of a migrant worker
Children have always been the major concern of adults. The frequent occurrence of child abuse lately has not got the attention of the public until some special cases have been disclosed by the news media. Actually, if we are more alert and are more concerned about people around us, we can make our society a heartier place.
The Taichung 1st Service Station of the National Immigration Agency (NIA) discovered that a newborn named Xiao Ai (an alias), who was issued a temporary alien resident certificate as a dependant of a female migrant worker over six months ago, has not yet applied for an Indonesian passport and is unable to obtain the Indonesian citizenship in order to apply for a formal alien residency certificate, while processing the application for the extension of the residency of the newborn. For this reason, the Station arranged an action team to visit Xiao Ai and her mother. After interviewing them, the team found out that if the mother of Xiao Ai has a copy of the certificate of no marriage registration record, she could start the procedure to apply for Xiao Ai’s formal alien resident certificate. During the visit, the NIA officers also urged the employer to allow the mother of Xiao Ai to return to Indonesia to apply for a certificate of no marriage registration record so Xiao Ai could stay in Taiwan with her mother as a dependant without a problem.
The Chinese New Year is around the corner. It is a time for a family reunion. Director Chou Yao-Ren of the Taichung 1st Service Station of the NIA mentioned that, the NIA has urged the “runaway migrant workers” and “Aliens Illegally Staying in Taiwan” to turn themselves in and return home safely for a happy Chinese New Year as part of a special program. Director Chou also appealed to the Vietnamese who ran away from their visiting groups on last December 12 and are still in Taiwan to turn themselves in with the assistance from his station. Their case has been widely covered by local media, so he believes that those Vietnamese must be under tremendous stress. The government of Taiwan is certain to try its best to protect their rights and will ensure that they could return home to be united with their families as early as possible. The Taichung 1st Service Station of the NIA cares about you and can be reached through its hotline: 0424725103.