Thanks all for your recent comments. The answer is that this current amendment is a proposal from the Executive Yuan to amend the Immigration Act, and provides positive benefits for both overseas Taiwanese as well as foreign professionals looking to live, work and acquire residency in Taiwan. You are correct that this particular proposal does not include the matter of one having to renounce their primary citizenship, which is required by Article 9 of the Nationality Act. Nobody is compromising anything, this isn't a matter of overseas Taiwanese versus non-Taiwanese foreigners-- the proposed legislation benefits all parties. You should note that the office of Legislator Bi-Khim Hsiao (DPP) is still leading the legislative efforts to amend Article 9 of the Nationality Act, but that the Nationality Act is an entirely separate law from the Immigration Act.
I believe Feiren is correct that supporting any and all legislation towards more liberal immigration policies is in the interest of all of us, whether overseas Taiwanese or resident foreigners. With each small victory we are closer to the end goal that we all share. However, I think it is not beneficial to any of us to vocally oppose progress benchmarks because they don't fully incorporate our particular needs. Effectively, that would result in a lose-lose for all parties.
We all agree that the Immigration Act and Nationality Act need to be amended, but note that if you will not accept small gains, you are instead suggesting that all revisions and adjustments will have to be considered in the context of a comprehensive immigration reform and review of the Immigration Act, the Nationality Act, and the Act Governing Relations between the People of the Taiwan Area and Mainland Area, the three main legislations concerning immigration. Given your knowledge of Taiwanese politics and partisanship, do you believe we are more likely to pass our desired legislation in a piecemeal manner, or a "comprehensive immigration reform"? Comprehensive Immigration Reform in Taiwan is synonymous for "Extremely Controversial" and therefore a probable continuation of the status quo for another decade or so.
By all of us supporting positive steps towards immigration liberalization, we ultimately will reach our shared goal of citizenship and residency in Taiwan.