A further stain - not only is a path to citizenship unavailable to the southeast Asian laborers busting their ass in caregiving, agricultural, construction, factory, and fishery roles, after 12 years of contributing to the Taiwanese economy, they’re told to kindly bleep off back home.
Not to mention the brokerage system, frequent exploitation and abuse up to and including rape, and more.
I’ve also had more than one conversation with Taiwanese who argued that caregivers that are basically on call 24/7 don’t deserve the same minimum wage as Taiwanese because then those jobs would be taken by Taiwanese people. As if young Taiwanese women are clamoring for domestic servitude around the clock taking care of senile old men for minimum wage.
Edit - I should probably start a thread on this or find one that may already exist, because for the 14 months I lived in Taiwan, I met my soon to be wife, who is from the Philippines, and most of my close associates were also Filipino. I’ve heard some truly horrid stuff and it sounded extremely commonplace.