The Department of Justice (DOJ) said the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has not issued any order to inspect entertainment establishments in Manila to find out if there are ‘aliens illegally working.’
In a statement issued on Monday, Nov. 28, the DOJ said that BI Commissioner Norman G. Tansingco had denied that an order had been issued by him.
The DOJ quoted Tansingco: “No such order has been issued by the BI. Our operatives are not authorized to randomly inspect establishments, but instead are required to secure a mission order to conduct an arrest.”
Tansingco said that a mission order “is only issued upon thorough investigation and confirmation that the subject foreign national has indeed violated immigration laws.”
The DOJ said the BI, an agency under the department, issued the advisory after having received reports concerning the fake order.
It said the fake order indicated that BI personnel have been directed to inspect and search for illegal aliens in entertainment places in Manila including those in bars, karaoke joints, music houses, golf clubs, bowling alleys, internet cafes, amusement parks, casinos, hotels, guest houses, and restaurants.
The DOJ said that “Tansingco believes that the fake order is being used by syndicates that scare foreign nationals in the country to scam them.”
It also said that Tansingco has urged that acts of BI personnel without mission orders “should be reported immediately to local law enforcement agencies.”
TAGS: #DOJ #BI #Illegal aliens
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