BI agents nab rowdy American in Cebu

Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents arrested in Cebu over the weekend an overstaying American who is the subject of numerous complaints from residents in his neighborhood for allegedly being an undesirable alien.

In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the American as 67-year-old Sunny Miller, who was arrested in Bgy. Punta, San Remigio, Cebu by operatives from the BI Intelligence Division.


Morente said he issued a mission order for Miller’s arrest after the BI received a complaint from barangay officials who accused him of causing trouble, and committing acts that disturbed the peace and threaten the lives of residents in the community.

“The complainants also alleged that he has been engaging in gainful business activities without the appropriate permit and visa in blatant violation of our immigration laws,” Morente added.

The BI Chief said Miller will be slapped with a deportation case by immigration prosecutors prior to the issuance of an order for his deportation by the BI board of commissioners.


According to BI Intelligence Chief Fortunato Manahan Jr., Miller’s stay in the country already lapsed, making him an overstaying alien who may be subjected to summary deportation.

BI agents nab rowdy American in Cebu

Manahan said the complainants accused Miller of resorting to harassment and intimidation, and that he allegedly occupied a land in the coastal area of the barrio which deprived fisherfolk from using the property to engage in fishing and other livelihood activities.

Manahan also bared that barangay officials in Punta also passed a resolution declaring him persona non grata for acts that are contrary to morals, good customs and public policy.


The American is presently detained at the BI’s holding facility in Cebu while undergoing deportation proceedings.

BI is set to deport a South Korean national wanted by authorities in Seoul for involvement in electronic financial fraud.

In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the fugitive as 52-year-old Je Hyun Woo, who was arrested in General Trias, Cavite on Wednesday, by operatives from the Bureau’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU).

Morente said Je will soon be sent back to South Korea as an order for his summary deportation was already issued against him by the BI Board of Commissioners in 2019.

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