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Call to Use the Term ‘Undocumented Migrants’ Instead of ‘Illegal Aliens’

Call to Use the Term ‘Undocumented Migrants’ Instead of ‘Illegal Aliens’

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — There are voices in South Korea arguing that the use of the term ‘illegal aliens’ is no longer appropriate. The proponents of this idea claim that it’s not desirable to stigmatize certain immigrants by using this type of term. Public health authorities revealed in late April that the number [...]

Immigrants from ‘Lost State’ Volunteer to Help Elderly S. Koreans

Immigrants from ‘Lost State’ Volunteer to Help Elderly S. Koreans

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Immigrants from collapsed states in Africa have stepped out to do volunteer work for the elderly to show their appreciation for the care they received from South Koreans. The members of the Biafra Community and Global Hope, an international humanitarian organization, delivered packaged traditional chicken soup, or “samgyetang,” for 300 [...]

‘Superficial’ Contact with Immigrants Discourages Multicultural Acceptance

‘Superficial’ Contact with Immigrants Discourages Multicultural Acceptance

SEOUL, May 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Entering into contact with immigrants without proper mutual exchange can instill a sense of caution and negativity among immigrant groups, a recent study revealed. Shin Dong-hun, a researcher at Hanyang University, and Prof. Yang Kyung-eun from Sungkonghoe University conducted a case study of 3,975 people who participated in the [...]

Number of Immigrants in S. Korea Tops 1.3 mln in 2019

Number of Immigrants in S. Korea Tops 1.3 mln in 2019

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of immigrants, including naturalized citizens, in South Korea topped 1.3 million as of May this year, government data showed Thursday. The number of immigrants, including naturalized citizens, in South Korea has been rising steadily, reaching 1.32 million this year, up 1.7 percent from a year ago, according [...]

Marriage Immigrants in S. Korea Meet with Their Family Members Online

Marriage Immigrants in S. Korea Meet with Their Family Members Online

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Union Corporate Committee (UCC), a volunteer organization with over eight years of volunteering experience overseas since 2012, held a special event for female immigrants in South Korea to meet with their family members online. The UCC is comprised of both management and labor unions of the telecommunications giant [...]

Is Learning Environment Really That Bad for Immigrant Students?

Is Learning Environment Really That Bad for Immigrant Students?

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The argument that school environments in areas where immigrants are concentrated are worse than in other areas has been met with a strong disagreement on the grounds that there is little evidence to support such a hypothesis. Yang Kyung-eun, an assistant professor of social welfare at Sungkonghoe University, made [...]

Increase of Marriage Immigrants and Naturalized S. Koreans but Lack of Social Networks

Increase of Marriage Immigrants and Naturalized S. Koreans but Lack of Social Networks

SEOUL, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The proportion of marriage immigrants and naturalized South Koreans who have lived in South Korea for more than a decade has increased significantly from ten years ago. Although these people have been living in South Korea for a long time, their social networks have been found to be lacking, [...]

S. Korean Youths More Open than Adults Toward Immigrants: Survey

S. Korean Youths More Open than Adults Toward Immigrants: Survey

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean youths appear far more open than adults toward immigrants, as the country has seen a growing number of marriages between South Korean and foreign partners, and children born to these couples, according to a government survey released Thursday. The survey, conducted by the Ministry of Gender Equality [...]

Public Agencies to Help Immigrants Acquire Driver’s Licenses

Public Agencies to Help Immigrants Acquire Driver’s Licenses

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of public institutions nationwide that support multicultural families are offering programs to help immigrants acquire a driver’s license. The Chuncheon Healthy Home Multicultural Family Support Center in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province announced on Thursday that it will begin offering special courses from March for members of multicultural families [...]