BI to deport German nat’l for domestic violence

April 27, 2022 Jun I. Legaspi 507 views

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) said its intelligence agents in Mindanao arrested a foreign national who faced deportation for violating Philippine immigration laws.

In a report to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, BI Intelligence Chief Fortunato Manahan Jr. identified the alien as German national Jurgen Helmut Schumacher, 69, who was arrested in coordination with the Philippine National Police (PNP) Station 4 in a residential area in Bgy. San Isidro, General Santos City last April 21.

According to Manahan, Morente issued a mission order for the alien’s arrest after a complaint about undesirability was filed against him with the BI.

“Our Mindanao Intelligence Task Group (MITG) headed by Melody Penelope Gonzales immediately conducted surveillance and investigation upon receiving the order,” said Manahan.

“The subject will undergo deportation proceedings on charges of violating our immigration laws and for being an undesirable alien,” Manahan said.

It was learned that Schumacher’s deportation was sought by his estranged Filipino wife, who accused him of committing domestic violence and for concubinage.

The complaint allegedly asked the BI to deny her husband’s application for a permanent visa as she has not agreed to file a petition for issuance of such. She reported that she has been threatened and mentally and emotionally abused by her husband.

It was also gathered that the complainant filed a case for violating the law on violence against women against Schumacher before the court.

Apart from the case for undesirability, Schumacher also faces a case for overstaying in the country.