Immigration reports rescue of 688 trafficking, illegal recruitment victims in 2021

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Philstar.com January 17, 2022 | 9:46am MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration said its officers at airports rescued 688 possible victims of human trafficking and illegal recruitment in 2021. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said officers deferred the departure of 13,680 passengers last year, and a majority of these have improper documentation. “Some common schemes that these human traffickers and illegal recruiters would employ is the issuance of fake documents or tampered visas to their victims, falsified marriages, the continued attempt to use tourist visas to work abroad and …

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