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Guevarra takes cognizance of Fox’s case, clarifies date of ‘ultimatum’

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Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday gave the Bureau of Immigration 10 days to comment on the appeal of Australian nun Patricia Fox seeking reversal of the leave order.

Also, the DoJ chief gave Fox five days to reply on BI’s comment. Both were non-extendible periods.

Guevarra added that the DOJ “reserves the right to call such clarificatory hearings as may be necessary to arrive at a just resolution of this appeal.”

Also, he clarified that the 30-day deadline by the BI for Fox to leave the country was not May 25 but June 18.

Guevarra said the running of the 30 day period given by the BI stopped when Sister Fox filed her motion for reconsideration before the BI on the fifth day of the 30-day period.

“Upon the denial of of said Motion for Reconsideration, petitioner had a remaining period of 25 days from May 24, 2018, the date when she was served a copy of the Order denying her motion for reconsideration or until June 18, 2018 within which to leave the country,” Guevarra said.

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