Sister Fox happy with DoJ’s decision to reverse BI ruling

Published June 18, 2018, 5:27 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Leslie Ann Aquino

Australian missionary nun Patricia Fox is happy that the Department of Justice reversed the Bureau of Immigration’s ruling forfeiting her missionary visa.

Sister Patricia Fox (photo by Mark Balmores/Manila Bulletin)
Sister Patricia Fox (photo by Mark Balmores/Manila Bulletin)

“I’m very happy,” she said in an interview minutes after the DOJ resolution came out.

Asked if she received initial information about the resolution, the nun replied: No.

“I’m quite surprised, actually,” Fox said.

She said the decision is good news.

“That’s good news. We will just have to wait and see what happens whether that affects the deportation case also because that is separate from the visa issue,” said Fox.

The BI earlier reaffirmed its order forfeiting the missionary visa of Sister Fox and ordering her to leave the country.

In a three page order signed May 17, the BI Board of Commissioners denied with finality the Motion for Reconsideration filed by Fox’s lawyers which sought a reversal of the Board’s April 23, order forfeiting her visa and directing her to leave the country within 30 days.

But the camp of Fox filed a petition before the DoJ seeking to overturn the expulsion order issued against her by the Immigration bureau.