DoJ to rule on Sister Fox’s appeal on Monday
The Department of Justice is expected to release this Monday its ruling on the appeal of Australian nun Patricia Fox who sought the reversal of an Immigration order requiring her to leave the country for alleged illegal political activities.
“DoJ will release the resolution on Monday, June 18, on Sister Fox deadline to leave the country,” Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said in a SMS.
In her petition filed through the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL), Fox asked the DOJ to overturn the BI’s leave order forfeiting her missionary visa due to allegations of violating the conditions of her stay.
The NUPL reiterated Fox’s position that “there is no factual basis for the downgrading of petitioner’s missionary visa into a temporary visitor’s visa.”
“The allegation that she violated the terms and conditions (of her visa) is misplaced and unfounded. In the case of the petitioner, there is no mention in the report of the intelligence agents of the BI and even in its assailed order that petitioner’s presence or activities disturbed the peace and order of the country,” Fox said.
Fox was arrested afted the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency complained she was an “undesirable alien” because she had joined a rally against the government in Tagum City.