DOJ releases new rules concerning immigration appeals

Published November 6, 2019, 2:37 PM

by CJ Juntereal

By Jeffrey Damicog

The Department of Justice (DOJ) released on Wednesday (November 6) its new rules which disallows foreigners ordered deported to stay for more than 30 days even if they have pending appeals.

Department of Justice (MANILA BULLETIN)
Department of Justice (MANILA BULLETIN)

DOJ spokesman Markk Perete said the DOJ’s Omnibus Rules and Regulations on Appeals on Immigration and Immigration-Related Matters has been published in a daily on Wednesday.

“These rules will take effect after 15 days,” the spokesman told reporters.

Perete explained that it was the first time the DOJ has adopted such rules which he pointed out was in accordance with the Administrative Code.

Among the provisions of the rules, Perete explained, foreigners who appealed before the DOJ the deportation order against them before will have to leave within 30 days after the Bureau of Immigration (BI) issued the order.

On the other hand, Perete assured that foreigners can return to the country if their appeal against deportation has been granted by the DOJ.

Meanwhile, the spokesman said the DOJ and the BI continues to study what amendments will be introduced in the visa upon arrival (VUA) scheme.

“We hope to complete our study and recommendation on the draft proposal within the month,” disclosed Perete who has supervision over the BI.

The study was made due to concerns of the influx of Chinese nationals who have been abusing the use the VUA scheme.