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New deportation rules in PH: Leave country pending appeal

Nov 01, 2019 - 3:06 PM

The new rules are set to take effect end of November

DEPORTATION RULES. The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has jurisdiction over deportation cases. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

21 Savage a 'Dreamer' who may be victim of ICE vendetta: lawyers

Feb 06, 2019 - 6:53 PM

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says that the rapper has been living in the US illegally since overstaying his visa until 2006

Facing deportation, rapper 21 Savage vows fight to stay in U.S.

Feb 05, 2019 - 5:48 PM

'As a minor, his family overstayed their work visas, and was left without legal status through no fault of his own,' the rapper's attorney says

U.S. judge praises gov't on reunifications, demands more

Jul 28, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The government insists the deadline has been met, as the families of those remaining are ineligible for a variety of reasons. Judge Dana Sabraw says that finding the deported parents must be the 'the second stage.'

'NO BORDERS'. Activists rally against the Trump administration's immigration policies outside the New York City offices of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), July 26, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Swede's stunt to save Afghan from deportation goes viral

Jul 26, 2018 - 12:00 AM

A spokesman at the Swedish Prison and Probation Service confirms the pilot decided Elin Ersson, along with the Afghan asylum seeker and the escorts accompanying him had to leave the plane, halting the planned deporation

Migrant parents deported from U.S. voice anguish as opposition keeps up pressure

Jun 24, 2018 - 2:55 PM

More than 500 children have already been reunited with family members, according to a fact sheet released by the Department of Homeland Security

MIGRANT POLICY. Protestors link arms after tying children's shoes and keys on the fence outside the Otay Mesa Detention Center during a demonstration against US immigration policy that separates children from parents, in San Diego, California June 23, 2018. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Guevarra extends Sister Patricia Fox’s deadline to leave PH

May 25, 2018 - 7:15 PM

In Guevarra’s order, Australian nun Patricia Fox has until June 18 to leave the Philippines

EXTENDED. DOJ allows Sr. Patricia Fox to stay until ... Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'I'll come back': Australian nun defiant over expulsion

May 01, 2018 - 11:56 AM

The 71-year-old Melbourne native is due to be kicked out of the country by May 25, after President Rodrigo Duterte personally accused her of political activism that violates the rules of her visa

DEPORTATION. Australian nun Patricia Fox speaks during a press conference at the Institute of Spirituality in Quezon City on April 26. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sister Patricia Fox: 'Whatever happens, I will be forever grateful'

Apr 25, 2018 - 5:10 PM

'I may lose my right to be in the Philippines, but I can never lose the learnings and beautiful memories,' says Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox, whom the Bureau of Immigration ordered to leave the Philippines

DETAINED OVERNIGHT. Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox (C) is escorted by immigration officers during her release from detention at the Bureau of Immigration in Manila on April 17, 2018, a day after she was arrested. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Malacañang backs BI order for Australian nun to leave

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:48 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque stresses that Sister Patricia Fox 'violated the terms and conditions' of her missionary visa in the Philippines

ORDERED TO LEAVE. Protesters in a rally outside the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on April 25, 2018, slam the BI order to forfeit the missionary visa of Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Philippines orders Australian nun Patricia Fox to leave

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:30 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Bureau of Immigration forfeits the missionary visa of Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox 'due to her involvement in partisan political activities'

ORDERED TO LEAVE. Australian nun Patricia Fox is ordered to leave the Philippines because she supposedly engaged in 'partisan political activities.' File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Apr 16, 2018 - 8:38 PM

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Love thy neighbor: U.S. sanctuary churches protect migrants under Trump

Mar 10, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Some progressive Christian groups have boosted their efforts to protect vulnerable migrants by exploiting the protected 'sanctuary' status of their places of worship while providing shelter and legal aid to would-be deportees

REFUGE. Minerva Cisneros Garcia prays with her sons, Mateo and Antonio, before eating at their home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on February 12, 2018. Photo by Issam Ahmed / AFP

10,000 Filipinos face U.S. deportation as Trump ends amnesty

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Prepare for the worst Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says after US President Donald Trump ended the DACA amnesty for young immigrants

OPPOSING TRUMP. Immigrants and supporters stage a rally and march in opposition to President Donald Trump's order to end DACA on September 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, USA. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images/AFP

PH asks Malaysia for proof 5 ISIS-linked suspects are Filipinos

Mar 14, 2017 - 10:40 AM

The Philippines is also investigating the supposed links of the 5 suspects to militants in Mindanao

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Germany to 'speed up deportation' of failed asylum seekers

Feb 10, 2017 - 10:10 AM

The planned measures include setting up national deportation centers and offering financial incentives to those who will return voluntarily

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a press conference following a meeting with leaders of regional states to discuss ways to expedite the expulsion of failed asylum seekers on February 9, 2017 in Berlin. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Maurizio Gambarini / Germany OUT

Trump's America: Fil-Ams raise concerns over their future

Jan 21, 2017 - 11:33 PM

Bleak as it may seem for many Filipinos living in America there is a spirit of defiance among protesters – one fueled by hope

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Trump vows to immediately deport up to 3M immigrants

Nov 14, 2016 - 12:50 AM

What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal gang members drug dealers we are getting them out of our country says US President elect Donald Trump

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 9, 2016 shows President-elect Donald Trump speaking during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York. Donald Trump will keep his vow to deport millions of undocumented migrants from the United States, he said in an interview to be broadcast November 13, 2016, saying as many as three million could be removed after he takes office. "What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate," Trump said in an excerpt released ahead of broadcast by CBS's 60 Minutes program.  / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

Trump immigration policy to be 'fair and humane' – campaign chief

Aug 29, 2016 - 12:40 AM

He is talking about being fair and humane but also being fair to the workers who are competing for jobs being fair to all of us that want secure borders says Kellyanne Conway

epa05503437 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump delivers remarks at a campaign rally in Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA, 20 August 2016. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Trump vows to begin deportations immediately if sworn in

Aug 28, 2016 - 10:19 AM

I am going to build a great border wall institute nationwide e verify stop illegal immigrants from accessing welfare and entitlements and develop an exit entry tracking system he promises

File photo by AFP

Scandal-hit Indonesian football chief deported from Singapore

Jun 01, 2016 - 6:40 PM

His deportation ends La Nyalla Mattalitti s more than two months on the run

DEPORTED. The Indonesian chief was deported from Singapore after overstaying his visa. Photo by Rivan Early Lingga / AFP

Malaysia deports Taiwanese to Taiwan 'despite China request'

Apr 15, 2016 - 10:44 PM

The latest incident involves a group of 52 Taiwanese some of whom are due to be deported to Taiwan as China allegedly intervenes

US Supreme Court to review Obama orders on immigrant deportations

Jan 20, 2016 - 12:06 AM

An estimated 4 million people in the country illegally whose children are legal residents stand to benefit from the orders which would allow them to stay and work in the country while their legal status is being resolved

IMMIGRATION REFORM. A child joins immigration advocates as they rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, USA, 15 January 2016. Photo by Michael Reynolds/AFP

UN decries Thailand, Vietnam deportations to China

Nov 20, 2015 - 10:14 PM

Two Chinese refugees and 9 North Korean nationals are at risk of grave human rights violations according to the UN human rights agency

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Oct 21, 2015 - 7:35 PM

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Germany moves to toughen asylum rules amid record influx

Sep 29, 2015 - 10:41 PM

The German government approves new measures to cope with a record surge in asylum seekers including imposing tougher conditions for migrants from the Balkans

WAITING. A refugee from Afghanistan waits outside the State Office of Health and Social Affairs in Berlin (LAGeSo) where hundreds of migrants wait to receive help from the Berlin administration on September 29, 2015. Photo by Tobias Schwartz / AFP

Colombians flee Venezuela after mass deportations

Aug 26, 2015 - 10:20 AM

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the border between Tachira and the Colombian department of Norte de Santander closed last week in response to an attack by unidentified assailants on a military patrol

BORDER CROSSING. Colombian police assist hundreds of Colombians to carry their belongings across Tachira river from Venezuela to La Parada area, close to Cucuta, Colombia, August 25, 2015. Mauricio Duenas Castaneda/EPA

SC rules for deportation of sugar magnate for being illegal alien

Aug 05, 2015 - 9:30 PM

Jimmy Go’s family ran the cash strapped Noah’s Ark sugar refinery which has pending cases His deportation was sought by his company s former executive director

'Naked' tourists fly to KL for deportation from Malaysia

Jun 13, 2015 - 10:32 PM

The 4 are among a larger group of tourists believed by authorities to have stripped on a popular mountain on Borneo island with police still hunting for 5 others

TO BE DEPORTED. British and Canadian tourists arrive at a court in Kota Kinabalu on June 12, 2015 after being detained by Malaysian authorities regarding nude photos taken on Mount Kinabalu. Photo by Malaysia Out/AFP

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May 11, 2015 - 9:00 PM

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Thai deported over racial slur vs Filipinos

May 11, 2015 - 6:45 PM

Social media user Koko Narak has requested for voluntary deportation instead of undergoing a legal proceeding that could take 6 months to complete

Obama deportation shield, Syria air strikes, Ferguson cop | The wRap

Nov 26, 2014 - 9:00 PM

About 40 thousand Filipinos are eligible for US President Obama’s deportation shield Syria fires air strikes at ISIS capital Raqa leaving 63 dead The Ferguson cop who killed a black teen says his conscience is clear

Jose Antonio Vargas: ‘I can now go back and see my mother’

Nov 21, 2014 - 4:24 PM

Vargas missed being covered by the DACA immigration relief when it was adopted in 2012 because it provided a cut off age of 30 years old for immigrant youth to qualify He was 31 years old then

File picture taken on July 11, 2011 shows former Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Jose Antonio Vargas at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Laude's German fiance in PH blacklist, set to be deported

Oct 30, 2014 - 11:16 AM

Once he is deported Marc Sueselbeck will be barred from re entering the Philippines

BARRED. A file photo of Marc Sueselbeck. File photo by Jedwin M. Llobrera

AFP mulls complaint vs Laude lawyer

Oct 30, 2014 - 9:47 AM

His apologies are accepted but he should still be held accountable the AFP says

IS HE TO BLAME? Lawyer Harry Roque

'Massive' numbers of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar by boat

Oct 27, 2014 - 10:30 PM

Activists say a climate of fear in Myanmar s Rakhine state is pushing stateless Rohingya Muslims to flee in unprecedented numbers with almost 10 000 people taking to boats in the region in just two weeks

Myanmar, Rohingya, human rights, refugees

Stopping Sueselbeck's departure is 'due process' - De Lima

Oct 27, 2014 - 4:26 PM

The justice department has to determine if Sueselbeck would be put in the immigration black list

MARC SUESELBECK. Photo by Jedwin M. Llobrera

PH to initiate deportation of Laude's German fiancé

Oct 24, 2014 - 3:45 PM

Implicit in the admission of foreigners to our country is that they respect the authorities of our country Such misbehavior on the part of a foreigner that’s even a criminal offense says Justice Secretary De Lima

'UNLAWFUL ENTRY.' Marc Sueselbeck (right) with Marilou Laude, the sister of slain transgender Filipino woman Jennifer Laude, inside the Camp Aguinaldo perimeter fence on October 22, 2014. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Myanmar plans 'indefinite detention' for some Rohingya: HRW

Oct 03, 2014 - 11:03 PM

A document says those who refuse to comply and those without the requisite documentation to complete the citizenship process would be held in temporary camps in required numbers

Philippines deports Canadian Islamist preacher

Sep 14, 2014 - 4:10 PM

Jamaican born Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips was returned to Canada late Saturday September 13 after being detained last weekend in Davao City

SECURITY THREAT. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips is ordered deported. Photo from Philips' website

Canadian Islamist preacher to be deported from PH

Sep 13, 2014 - 1:38 PM

Philips was detained last weekend due to security advisories from several countries

Canadian preacher linked to terrorists found in Davao

Sep 10, 2014 - 7:12 PM

Dr Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips was secretly indicted in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York according to a book He is awaiting deportation from the Philippines

Waiting for a sign: Obama, Pinoys and US immigration reform

Apr 27, 2014 - 8:16 PM

Hundreds of thousands of illegal Filipino immigrants in the US are hoping a new immigration reform law could mean a path to US citizenship

White House: No comment on Bieber deportation petition

Apr 19, 2014 - 10:15 AM

The US government decides to keep mum on the pop star s issues

PH deports alleged Al-Qaeda member, 43 others

Mar 05, 2014 - 8:04 PM

Alleged terrorist Agus Dwikarna – convicted of illegal possession of explosives in 2002 – is deported to Indonesia after serving his 10 year prison term in PH

North Korea deports detained Australian missionary

Mar 03, 2014 - 10:04 AM

UPDATED In a show of North Korea s generosity and in view of his advanced age the decision was taken to deport him

Hundreds of Filipinos deported from Sabah

Feb 20, 2014 - 11:31 AM

An ARMM official says they are expecting it to swell to 200 000 if the massive deportation campaign of the Malaysian government would continue

Canadian bad boy Justin Bieber risks US deportation

Jan 25, 2014 - 9:11 AM

After several reports of misdemeanor and finally an arrest the pop star might just have to go back home

CRY FOR HELP? Justin Beiber is released from the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center after he was arrested for DUI and resisting arrest. AFP Photo