Immigration lawyer, expat, and immigrant: How to talk to your family member about your immigration case
Posted On July 23, 2021
MALABU, Philippines (Reuters) – A Philippine immigration lawyer said he would represent an expat who has been accused of being a drug smuggler, but who was also charged with a murder.
The lawyer, Manuel Pangilinan, said he was representing Filipinos detained in the United States after a U.S. president signed an executive order to crack down on illegal immigration.
“I have a client who has become a fugitive from justice and has a history of being arrested and charged with the crimes that he was accused of,” Pangillan told Reuters.
“I will be representing him.”
The case of the former student of a Urawa University college who has lived in the Philippines for more than two decades has brought up issues of family, politics and religion.
The United States has been the destination for hundreds of thousands of migrants since it began to accept immigrants from Asia in 1980.
Filipinos have been the main beneficiaries of the program, which has allowed them to escape poverty in Asia and other countries.
The U.N. refugee agency says that since the arrival of more than 11 million refugees and migrants last year, more than 3 million people have arrived in the country.
The Philippine government says there are more than 30,000 illegal immigrants in the city of Quezon City, some of whom are minors.