Philippines Continue To Fight Illegal Immigration
The philippines continues to combat illegal immigrants working in the field of online gambling. February 19, the immigration bureau (bi) made a flight on the office in makati, arrested 276 foreigners, reports the local news release abs-cbn.
Fortunato manyan jr., head of the bi intelligence department, said that the arrests were conducted to verify the immigration status. Most of the arrested worked in the online gambling industry.
Khaimmeore, commissioner on immigration, added that the bi reported that there were foreigners in the building that do not have proper visas. Currently, it not known what evidence was the fact that foreigners did not have permission to work in the country before raid.
«Most of the arrested do not have proper documents. If it is proved that the are in the country with a violation, arrested threatening deportation», – said monkhan.
At the moment, it is too early to draw conclusions regarding the illegal status of foreign citizens. As a rule, the visa philippines is confirmed by the seal in the passport of the visitor, as well as sevel additional documents.
Earlier it was reported that arrested foreigners worked in the alphaland building in makati and allegedly, were associated with the manbet operator serving chinese and british citizens. The company has a legal license provided by offshore gaming operators (pogo).
The operation was produced the day after the announcement that the pogo should register with the internal revenue bureau before requesting the extension of the license.
Present rodrigo dubtain’s office welcomed the new policy as a method of combating illegal chinese immigration.
Recall that china has suspended the issuance of group visas to citizens of the philippines.