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US Embassy in Manila Turns Over Biometrics Systems to the Bureau of Immigration

The US government has donated to the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) two biometric systems to help the bureau properly implement their campaign to capture alien fugitives who attempt to go into hiding while in the country.

Biometric System turnover

In a ceremony at the US Embassy in Manila, Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. formally turned over to BI Commissioner Ricardo David, Jr. the systems, which will be used by bureau's intelligence division and the Operations Divisions at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

How Biometric System Works:

1. The system is very reliable in keeping huge databases of alien fugitives.

2. All the necessary details and information such as scanned fingerprints of captured fugitives and photographs can be saved to its database.

3. Blacklisted foreigners who attempt to enter the country can be easily detected and prevented even if they will attempt to enter in disguise and use other names.

US Government and Philippine Bureau of Immigration Partnership

BI Commissioner David was grateful to the US government for the facilities as this will help his agency enforce proper immigration measures and laws. Ambassador Thomas gave his word to toughen the alliance of the Bureau of Immigration and the US government towards the worldwide campaign against international crimes and human trafficking.

Blacklisted foreigners entering the Philippines

Alien nationals who are currently blacklisted by the Philippine government from entering the country may seek legal advice. If the reason for blacklisting has been made without proper basis, a US immigration lawyer in Manila can recommend legal procedures to lift the ban.

For free assessment of your case, you may contact an experienced US immigration lawyer in Manila at Bridgeway Immigration located at 18th flr Philam Life Tower, 8767 Paseo de Roxas Makati City.

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