Deportation

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What is deportation?

        Deportation is defined as an administrative means in which a foreigner who is sojourning or residing in a foreign country is removed or deported to his own country after being adjudged by competent authority to be in violation of immigration laws or has been declared a clear and present danger to the tranquility of the community where he is.  (An Outline of Philippine Immigration and Citizenship Laws, Vol. 1, 2006 Edition.)

What are the grounds for deportation?

  1. Any alien who enters the Philippines by means of false and misleading statements;
  2. Any alien who enters the Philippines who was not lawfully admissible at the time of entry;
  3. Any alien who is convicted in the Philippines and sentenced for a term of one year or more for a crime involving moral turpitude committed within five years after his entry to the Philippines.
  4. Any alien who is convicted and sentenced for a violation of the law governing prohibited drugs;
  5. Any alien who practices prostitution or is an inmate of a house of prostitution or is connected with the management of a house of prostitution, or is a procurer.
  6. Any alien who becomes a public charge within five years after entry from causes not affirmatively shown to have arisen subsequent to entry.
  7. Any alien who remains in the Philippines in violation of any limitation or condition under which he was admitted as a nonimmigrant.
  8. Any alien who believes in, advises, advocates or teaches the overthrow by force and violence of the Government of the Philippines and other parallel incidents;
  9. Any alien who engages in profiteering, hoarding, or black-marketing, independent of any criminal action which may be brought against him.
  10. Any alien who is convicted of violating specific provisions of this Act
  11. Any alien who defrauds his creditor by absconding or alienating properties to prevent them from being attached or executed.