2 American sex convicts intercepted at Clark, NAIA

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said it recently barred two more Americans, previously convicted of sex crimes in the US, from entering the country.

In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco said one of the passengers was intercepted at the Clark International Airport (CIA) in Angeles City last Feb. 21 and the other one was denied entry at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City last Feb. 26.


They were identified as Peter Joseph Cahill, 60, who arrived at CIA aboard an Eva Air flight from Taipei, and Ryan Lindley, 30, who disembarked at the NAIA 3 terminal via a United Airlines flight from Guam.

Tansingco said both Americans were immediately excluded and boarded on the next available flight to their origin.

“They were also banned from entering the Philippines as a consequence of their inclusion in our immigration blacklist of undesirable aliens,” he added.


He explained that being registered sex offenders (RSO) convicted of crimes involving moral turpitude, Cahill and Lindley are excludable aliens whose entry is forbidden under the Philippine immigration act.

According to the BI’s border control and intelligence unit (BCIU), a US court convicted Cahill in 2015 for the crime of possessing and controlling obscene material depicting a minor in sexual conduct.

On the other hand, the BCIU disclosed that Lindley was convicted in Louisiana on Nov. 6, 2021 on two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile who is 15 years old.


BI, DOLE join forces in data sharing agreement

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) joined forces in the fight against illegal aliens through a new data-sharing agreement.

The agreement, signed by BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco and DOLE Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma, aims to establish a framework for real-time data exchange between the two agencies.

Under the terms of the agreement, DOLE will provide BI with comprehensive data on foreign nationals issued alien employment permits (AEP), certificates of exemption and exclusion, as well as information on cancelled and revoked AEPs and certificates of exemption. This data will serve as a resource for BI in verifying the information submitted by applicants seeking conversion to or extension of their 9(g) working visas.

“The primary objective of this collaborative effort is to ensure that only legitimate foreign workers, duly vetted by DOLE, are granted work visas and permits in the Philippines,” said Tansingco.

The AEP, a primary requirement for foreign nationals applying for work visas, plays a vital role in maintaining the integrity and security of the labor market.

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