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Contagious Disease Prevention Act. Article 2(3) (Definitions) – the term “contagious disease of Type 3” means . . . require[s] a continuous surveillance and the adoption of prevention measures against their outbreaks because they may spread intermittently: (a) Malaria; (b) Tuberculosis;

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Contagious Disease Prevention Act

Article 2(3) (Definitions) – the term “contagious disease of Type 3” means . . . require[s] a continuous surveillance and the adoption of prevention measures against their outbreaks because they may spread intermittently: (a) Malaria; (b) Tuberculosis;

(c) Hansen’s Disease; (d) Venereal disease . . .

(r) Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)

Benjamin K. Wagner

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Immigration Control Act

Article 11(1)1 (Prohibition of Entry)

The Minister of Justice may prohibit the entry of . . . Persons carrying an epidemic disease, narcotic addicts or other persons deemed likely to cause danger and harm to the public health;

Benjamin K. Wagner

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Immigration Control Act

Article 46(1)2 (Persons to be Deported)

A person found to fall under any subparagraph of Article 11 (1) after entry;

[i.e. non-citizens “carrying epidemic diseases” such as HIV/AIDS]

The “Heo Case” example: 2008 deportation order for ethnic Korean non-citizen.

Benjamin K. Wagner

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AIDS Prevention Act

Article 8(3) (Medical Examinations) those foreigners entering from overseas deemed “long-term sojourners” by executive order must submit a recent (less than one month old) HIV negative test result to the Minister of Health and Welfare before entering the Republic of Korea.

Benjamin K. Wagner

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AIDS Prevention Act

Article 10(3) the HIV negative test results stated in Article 8(3) must be issued in English from a public testing institute or medical institute in the sending country of the visa applicant.

Benjamin K. Wagner

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AIDS Prevention Act (Enforcement Ordinance)

Article 10(2) (Examination Subjects) The "long term sojourners" referred to in Article 8(3) of the Act who shall defined by executive order as follows:

1. Those who enter the country with the goal of sojourning for 91 days or more to engage in performance entertainment / show business, sports and entertainment-related businesses or activitiesin order to make a profit.

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“In Korea anyone can be an English teacher . . .”

“Idiots, Redneck, Black Pig”, etc.

“The world’s idiots come to Seoul . . . for free sex and alcohol . . .”

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Korean women stalked and harassed for relationships with foreign men

  • Called “foreigners’ whores”
  • Several require psychiatric treatment because of the harassment
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“Suspicious”

Foreign male teachers

tracked and profiled.

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“Suspicious”

Foreign male teachers

tracked and profiled.

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The “Anti-English”

Citizens Group’s

awarded by

Seoul Police

Department.

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To the Newspapers (2006)

From the Internet (2005)

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“Tracking AIDS-Suspicious

Foreign Language Teachers on the Blacklist”

September 2006

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Investigative News Program:

“Situation Report on Korea’s Blonde Haired

Blue-Eyed Foreign Teachers”

February 2005

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June

2007

“Illegal foreign teachers are violating our Korean women.”

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E2 Visa Policy Meeting

23 October 2007

Sponsored by Korean

Ministry of Justice

Anti-English Citizen Group

as participant

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Proposal to Amend Immigration Act to Require Medical Tests for All Foreigner WorkersBill No. 3356

“nowadays a good many foreigners coming to Korea have previous convictions for drugs and sexual crimes or carry infectious diseases.”

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Bill 3356

Amend Immigration Act

Medical Tests for Any

Foreign Worker

(2008.12.30)

E-2 Policy Memo

(2007.11)

E-2 Policy Meeting

(2007.10.23)

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February 2009

July 2009

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“U.N. Secretary General Criticizes AIDS tests for Foreigners”

“U.N. Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-Moon Recommends Korea Abandon HIV Immigration Policy”

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