[quote=“Satellite TV”][quote=“Chewycorns”] Stop speaking out of your ass Satellite TV. In fact, in Canada, people being deported or kicked out by immigration have a chance to appeal their case. While this process is happening, they are still allowed to stay in the country. I’m critical of Canada in a lot of areas and Taiwan has done a lot of things right (low taxes, great environment for entrepreneurship etc), but let’s be honest when we are talking about laws for foreigners. The Canadian system is much more fair.
Being told to leave in 15 days if a spouse dies or when someone is unable to find a new job right away is pretty inflexable for people that have contributed to the development of the country for a certain period of time. Especially if the country wants to becomea Regional Operations Centre for the Asia Pacific as it is always trying to label itself as. What about the archaic AIDS laws on the books? I once had to write a letter when I was working in government in Taiwan to the embassy of a certain African nation telling them that one of their scholarship students had tested positive for HIV and would be stripped of her scholarship and sent back to her shithole country to die (well the letter didn’t say the last bit). Sure made me feel nice to write such a letter. [/quote]
Sheesh is the OP being deported or kicked out? Did the OP have a spouse die? Unfair end of contract by dismisal… No just an end of contract… which the OP knew was coming up way in advance… sheesh Whats to appeal? The OP asked for an extension and was told no. Thats so tough … really being told NO must be a real beetch…
[color=#0000FF]This isnt Canada,[/color] Try getting an extension in most countries after 5 years it isnt going to happen. You should have finished off your last sentence to the African student… cause you sure were thinking it.
Sorry to tell you but temporary residents can apply for extensions… they may or may not get an extension. My brother in law had 7 days to get out of the USA after finishing his degree… extensions… not on your nanny.
If I had stayed in Canada for just under 6 months on a 6 month visitor visa would I be given an extension because I had a rent contract that went beyond that? NO. Not possible. Visa’s have a period of validity. SO instead of accepting that the OP has no legal recourse, you whinge and moan.
The OP could easily take a flight to a nearby country and return on a landing or visitor visa.
Temporary residents in all countries do not have many of the same rights as residents. thats a fact. Actually I really would know this having formally issued visa’s of all type for the Australian government when I was posted to Brunei.
Was such a beetch when some people were refused a visa to visit or stufy or immigrate to Australia. Such rude Australian Diplomats… the cheek they have to legally refuse to issue a visa…
Taiwan isn;t going to be the regional center of anything… unless it declares formal independence and a war starts with China. Not going down that road.[/quote]
You said Canada is no different and now you say this isn’t Canada. My point is that there is some sort of fair process for people when it comes to deportation in Canada. Usually this protects the wrong type of person (Asian gang members that should be sent back to China, violent Sikhs), but occasionally it protects a worker that should be allowed to stay. It is often a long drawn out process with human rights lawyers. And yes, even foreigners in Canada are protected by the Charter or Rights and Freedoms. I’m not criticizing Taiwan here. I think longer buffer periods after a working visa expires, a fairer PR system (real PR as in Singapore, and easier naturalization (without having to renounce citixenship) would help attract more talent to Taiwan. I think people in the business community in Taiwan (who are always looking for talented people) feel the same way.
Last sentence for the African student? Nope. I’ve always been a huge supporter of development in Africa as Bush has been. :bravo: That was one task I really hated doing. The humanitarian thing to do would have been to let her finish her education and provide her with anti-viral medications. The deportation order was basically a death sentence. I had a few whiskeys after drafting that one.