From todays Taipei Times:
[quote] A more fundamental issue is that the law does not treat foreign workers or other immigrants as a group worthy of having its rights protected. It is full of one-sided regulations about “filtering, prohibiting and deportation,” but there is no mechanism for effective rights protection.
There is no need for a court decision, nor are there any procedures for neutral testimony. A residence permit can be canceled or a new permit refused and a person can be thrown into prison or deported based solely on the police’s decision.[/quote]