Illegal Koreans in the Philippines?
South Korea is not a paradise and for some Koreans the land of milk and honey could be found overseas. It is no secret that there are tens of thousands of Koreans living in the Philippines but how many of them are there with valid visas? In a report published in Korea Times, it says that there are about 320,000 Koreans living illegally abroad. Most of them are in the United States. Many are in Japan and in the Philippines.
However, the data also showed dark side of Koreans abroad. About 320,000 were illegal residents in foreign countries in 2007, with 235,000 staying in the U.S. At the same time, Japan and the Philippines also marked a high number of illegal Korean residents. Considering these people do not identify themselves out of fear of deportation, the actual number is expected to be much higher, Lim said.
Koreans have now become the biggest tourist group in the Philippines. Many travel to the country to study – English and college. There are some who have set-up their small businesses employing both Filipinos and English. And a friend said that there are gangsters there too?
I wonder if there are more Filipino TNTs in Korea or is it the other way around – more Korean TNTs in the Philippines? Doesn’t matter, they’re both illegal 😀