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Postby Satellite TV » 12 Nov 2005, 11:19

tiredcanadiangirl wrote: Well, think on the American TV shows...they can only keep you for a certain amount of time in jail without charging you. Then they have to let you go. So, after 3 hours, if they haven't done anything, then you are entitled to walk out.


Well this isnt a TV show and this aint America either. You can test that walking out bit but you will then get handcuffed to the rails.

You mentioned applying for a spouse visa, so does this mean you have a spouse here with an ARC or ROC nationality. Spouse visa's issued from a foreign spouse still need work permits afaik.

I was in an internet cafe shop a few years back when the cops walked in and asked everybody to show their identification. A smart arse Canadian told the cops to fuck off. They took him down to the police station where he got a free night handcuffed to the rail.

He was all indignant and spouting forth but in Canada didnt have to show ID yada yada yada... By law you have to carry your ARC. He had one but didnt carry it. A free night handcuffed to a rail and a fine was his end result.

At the time the cops were just cracking down on underage students being at internet cafe's after 12am.
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TAIPEI TIMES ARTICLE

Postby Taiwaner » 12 Nov 2005, 12:52

We have finally been making some progress with all the letters everyone has been writing to the newspapers and all the phone calls everyone has been making. Good work!!

If you have been deported, the Taipei Times is interested in interviewing you. Please email AppealinTaiwan@yahoo.com and we will call you first to be sure you want to talk with them and then pass your information on. It's important that we get as many individual stories into the paper as possible.

In particular, Toufuren, SpunkeyMonkey, Phillipe and Canadian Girl and friends, we would like you to be involved. We also know from various people that there are AT LEAST another 10 people who have been deported. If anyone knows these people, please have them contact us.

Again, please email AppealinTaiwan@yahoo.com
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Hmm..

Postby Taiwaner » 12 Nov 2005, 12:55

Satellite guy, you certainly take an extremely moralistic point of view for someone whose entire livelihood consists of stealing cable TV.

No one has any problem with laws being enforced. As Brian has said over and over again, this HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE to this degree.
We just want consistency and fairness.
Some due process would be nice as well.
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Postby tiredcanadiangirl » 12 Nov 2005, 13:57

Satellite TV wrote:
tiredcanadiangirl wrote: Well, think on the American TV shows...they can only keep you for a certain amount of time in jail without charging you. Then they have to let you go. So, after 3 hours, if they haven't done anything, then you are entitled to walk out.


Well this isnt a TV show and this aint America either. You can test that walking out bit but you will then get handcuffed to the rails.


I'm aware of that, but I was using it as an example so that other people would understand. Anytime that something unusual happens here that doesn't make sense, I usually make a point of shrugging my shoulders and saying, "That's Taiwan!". I know things are done differently here, so I have to accept it.

Satellite TV wrote:You mentioned applying for a spouse visa, so does this mean you have a spouse here with an ARC or ROC nationality. Spouse visa's issued from a foreign spouse still need work permits afaik.


afaik??? What is that?

My husband does have an ARC, so I could return. However, I wouldn't be able to work according to the letter I received, so it's not an option for us.

Too bad about your friend, though. I'm not in the habit of telling cops where to shove it, though.
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Re: Taipei TIMES ARTICLE

Postby tiredcanadiangirl » 12 Nov 2005, 14:14

Taiwaner wrote:We have finally been making some progress with all the letters everyone has been writing to the newspapers and all the phone calls everyone has been making. Good work!!



Thanks for the information. I have sent an e-mail to them.

By the way, I was incorrect in my earlier posts. My boss had informed me that the decision was overturned and that we could stay. This is incorrect, and she was *lying* to me. (well, not the first time she has lied to me)

Turns out that the council (whoever makes the ruling on these things) have agreed that the police have acted incorrectly and didn't follow regulations. They have made up a rough draft of a letter to allow us to stay and maybe teach until the appeal is completed, but they haven't made a final decision yet! My boss is just 'really hopeful' that things will go her/our way. If it does go her/our way, then they will finalize the letter and make it official. The stamp is still on my passport, so I have no hope of staying here legally.

So, I am going through the same process as everyone else, but just on an accelerated schedule, it seems. My final result is still the same: I'm going back to Canada. My co-workers' results are still up in the air, depending on the final appeal.
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Postby Yellow Cartman » 12 Nov 2005, 14:21

They could void their own chop if they made a mistake. I've got a void chop on another chop in my passport because they screwed up in my passport.
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Postby tiredcanadiangirl » 12 Nov 2005, 14:31

A chop-chop here,
A chop-chop there.
Here a chop,
There a chop,
Everywhere a chop-chop...


I think I'm finally cracking up... :)
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Postby tiredcanadiangirl » 14 Nov 2005, 01:54

Farewell everyone!

Thanks for the support, and now I'm off to Thailand for a well-deserved break! If anyone has any more questions for me, it's be best to e-mail me at idania@gmail.com .

Cheers!
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Postby tofuren » 14 Nov 2005, 02:46

Thanks for all the info you have posted so far. I hope all goes well for you no matter what your decision is. Have a good time in Thailand. I just got back from two weeks on the beach in Koh Chang and had no problem getting a tourist visa.

good luck
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Postby ML McLean » 14 Nov 2005, 10:14

tofuren wrote:Thanks for all the info you have posted so far. I hope all goes well for you no matter what your decision is. Have a good time in Thailand. I just got back from two weeks on the beach in Koh Chang and had no problem getting a tourist visa.

good luck


Are you back in Taiwan tofuren? That's excellent you could get a visa from the Bangkok TECO office.
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