BI office in Bacolod closely monitoring foreigners thru mapping operation

February 14, 2014 7:39 am 

BACOLOD CITY, Feb. 13 -– The Bureau of Immigration (BI) in Bacolod is closely monitoring foreigners in Negros Occidental as part of the agency’s mapping operation.

Casimiro Madarang III, alien control officer of Bacolod, said they have summoned 20 foreigners so far to verify their legal documents, including their passports and visas.

Immigration agents are authorized to check the documents of foreigners based on the mission order issued by Immigration Commissioner Siegfred Mison, he said.

BI also conducted a mapping operation in October last year with Bacolod as the first area of operation, Madarang said.

He said that they will deport undocumented aliens and go after foreigners who are working or doing business in the country even if they were issued a temporary visa only.

Meanwhile, Madarang said the Taiwanese national arrested by the police in Hinigaran, Negros Occidental last week is considered by the BI as "undesirable, a fugitive from justice and an undocumented alien" and may face summary deportation.

Gary Tsai, with the aliases of Tsai Yung Pin and Pin Tsai Yung, posted a bail of P40,000 two hours after his arrest on February 5, and is now under the BI custody.

Tsai was apprehended by virtue of warrant of arrest for large scale estafa issued by Judge Noemi Balita-an of Parañaque Regional Trial Court.

Mison directed the local BID office in Bacolod "to commit into custody the Taiwanese national…subject of a Summary Deportation Order No. RADJR-11-045 for being fugitive from justice and an undocumented alien."

The BID's Centralized Query Support System database classified Tsai as having a "derogatory" record and has been in the BID watchlist for a "long time already."(PNA)

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