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BI deports over 3,000 illegal aliens in 2021

/ 08:35 PM December 29, 2021
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MANILA, Philippines —  The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday said more than 3,000 illegal foreigners were deported from the Philippines in 2021, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Based on the data provided by the BI’s Deportation and Implementation Unit (DIU), a total of 3,142 undesirable foreigners were deported from January to November 2021.

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The majority of the foreigners or 2,875 were Chinese nationals, while 90 were Koreans, 81 were Vietnamese, 27 were Japanese, and 19 were Americans.

According to BI-DIU head Atty. Victor Andrew Siriban, the BI also deported 3,219 aliens in 2020, many of which have been arrested for being fugitives from justice, undesirable, or were overstaying.

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Meanwhile, BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said that despite the pandemic, the BI will continue to deport aliens who have violated the Philippine Immigration Act.

“The pandemic will not be a hindrance in cleansing our country of these illegal aliens,” said Morente.

“Foreigners who blatantly violate our laws will be deported and blacklisted,” he added.

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