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Justice Ministry Acknowledges Rights Violation at Detention Center for Illegal Immigrants

Justice Ministry Acknowledges Rights Violation at Detention Center for Illegal Immigrants

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The justice ministry acknowledged Monday that human rights violations occurred at a detention center for illegal immigrants in June after an investigation into allegations that an inmate suffered torture-like treatment. The investigation came after the inmate from Morocco in his 30s filed a petition with the national human rights [...]

Female Immigrants Earn Less than Men Despite Having Higher Educational Attainment

Female Immigrants Earn Less than Men Despite Having Higher Educational Attainment

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Female immigrants working in South Korea tend to have higher educational attainment than their male counterparts, but they are typically paid lower wages, a study showed Monday. The number of economically active female immigrants stood at 3,284,000, compared to 2,805,000 economically non-active female immigrants, according to a report from [...]

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 [...]