no one will until its passes into law, at the moment its out for discussion.
Its true for anyone facing deportation for criminal activity, especially if they are fighting the case.
I honestly never thought of it that deeply, but it’s the terminology the migrant workers have used when they have told me about bad employers.
I’m more interested in them going through the proper channels and being safe, not putting themselves in a position where they could become exploited or enslaved.
I’m my opinion having higher penalties makes people think more before doing something that could put them in a venerable situation and harder for them to be convinced by people who want to take advantage.
This was put forward as a carrot and stick, so what’s the carrot?
I hope this is better support for people who find themselves in a bad situation with their employer but I haven’t seen much discussion on that.
There is also a higher risk to the foreigner engaged in the activity, the news article indicates a 10 year ban if overstay visa/residency, though if read the law directly the 10 year ban also seams to include being in your valid visa/residency period and caught working without a permit.
第 18 條 外國人有下列情形之一者，移民署得禁止其入國：
Article 18 Foreigners who have one of the following circumstances may be prohibited from entering the country by the Immigration Agency:
12. Has overstayed, residency or worked illegally.
The period of prohibition of entering the country under Subparagraph 12 of Paragraph 1 shall be at least one year from the day following the date of leaving the country and shall not exceed ten years. 法源法律網-法規草案 -行政院會通過「入出國及移民法」部分條文修正草案(2023-01-13)
yes, they are penalized if caught, but not by the proposed amendment of Imigration Act. They are alteady covered by Employment Service Act. unless the tutor is.overstaying , no new punishment is introduced to involving parties in such case.
Keep an eye on the numbers of illegal entries into Taiwan and let us know.
The number of visa overstayers/ absconders is easier to track, they normally come via more conventional means, but are still open to the same exploitation. Having a larger deterrent will make people think more carefully, as I said upthread you also need the support in place to help people with genuine difficulties.
there already exist measures exactly for these pouposes. but migrant workers don’t know, or even if they know, the measures cannot work practically. the safe house for them is no different from detention house for overstayed illegal foreigners.