September 9, 2005

A Taiwanese man whose Chinese wife is not able to join him in Taiwan because of her background as a prostitute asked President Chen Shui-bian to intervene — or else find him a new wife.

To prevent immigrants from exploiting phony marriages, the Bureau of Entry and Exit screens potential brides on arrival. Human-rights groups have condemned the screening as a violation of human rights. But the government insists it is necessary on national-security grounds.

[Source:Taipei Times]