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    American Institute Officially Confirms the Abandonment of Permanent Residence with Taiwan President

     

    After 2 days from the breaking news of the permanent residence problem of Ying Jeou Ma, the current Taiwan President, A.I.T. (American Institute in Taiwan) today release an official press.

     

    This official press is claimed by its managing director, Mr. Joseph R. Donovan Jr., who confirms in officially that Ma has no longer with the status of permanent residence.

     

    Since the president election from 2008 and 2012, Ma refused all the time to explain whether or not he keeps the 'Green Card' during his election.

     

    The only explanation from Ma is that he doesn't use his green card over one year, and thus shall be expired and cancelled automatically.

     

    However, according to the Immigration Law of United States, expiration of the green card does not stand for its abandonment. The applicants still need to hand over an I-407 form to close the case.

     

    Since 2008, no matter from Taiwan people or Ma's opposite, everyone want to know does Ma apply his I-407 before he vow to be the Taiwan president but A.I.T. refused to support any conclusion.

     

    Until the close of July this year, the F.A.T.C.A. (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) issue performs a tax problem to all the foreign accounts -- includes those who has permanent residence foreigners.

     

    Ma was forced to explain his tax problem 2 days ago. If Ma still keeps his status, he will be judged by IRS as a dodger and needs to pay his tax. It's unacceptable for Taiwan people that their president has to pay tax to another country.

     

    It's the first time that America government clearly and officially declare Ma's status has been abandoned.

     

    This may affect the result of coming election between Ma and his opposites, since it was considered as a support to Ma's government from the United States.

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