Laude family wants Pemberton tagged as “undesirable alien”

By Balitang America, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Oct. 29, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The family of slain transgender Filipina Jennifer Laude has asked the immigration authorities in the Philippines to declare the suspect, U.S. Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton, an undesirable alien.

But declaring Pemberton an undesirable alien carries with it a penalty of deportation.

This runs counter to what the Laudes have been demanding – that Pemberton be turned over to Philippine custody.

The Laude family wants to go to the Philippine Supreme Court to request for Pemberton’s turnover to local authorities.

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