Laude family to request Bureau of Immigration to declare Pemberton as undesirable alien

Request for Coverage
References: Atty. Harry L. Roque Jr. 09175398096, Atty. Romel R. Bagares 09328798422 or Atty. Ethel C. Avisado 09177055431

The family of Jennifer Laude, along with Marc Sueselbeck, will file at the Bureau of Immigration today, October 29, 2014, at 2pm, a letter asking that US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton be declared an undesirable alien.

October 29, 2014

The Hon. Siegfried M. Mison
Bureau of Immigration
Department of Justice
Magalles Drive
Intramuros, Manila

Dear Commissioner Mison:

We bring to your attention the case of US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, who stands accused of killing our loved one, Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, on October 11, 2014.

The murder of our loved one violates Philippine law and is a gross disrespect to what we hold dear as a people. His gruesome murder of a citizen should be enough a justification to declare him an undesirable alien of the most repulsive kind.

Yet until now, we have not seen even just his shadow. Police investigators had been unable to obtain his fingerprints and buccal samples from him for DNA testing. His being placed at a facility inside Camp Aguinaldo is an arrogant flaunting of the Rule of Law; every day that he is shielded from accountability, we allow impunity to reign. Every day that he is placed beyond the pale of our criminal laws, we allow someone to abuse in the most revolting way the welcome our country has accorded him.

We pray that he be subjected to the procedures prescribed by our immigration laws pertinent to an undesirable alien, including the confiscation of his passport as well as his attendance in deportation hearings.

We hope you will give this submission your kind and immediate favorable consideration.


Marilou Laude

Michelle Laude

Julita Laude


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