Pemberton to be deported after release from detention

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 9) — Convicted American Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton will be deported to the United States once he is released from his detention after receiving absolute pardon.

The Bureau of Immigration on Wednesday said it will implement the deportation order issued against Pemberton in September 2015 for being an "undesirable foreign national" after he was convicted of killing Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude in 2014.

Once he is released from his detention facility in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, Justice spokesperson Markk Perete said the Bureau of Corrections will turn Pemberton over to immigration officials. The Bureau of Immigration added Pemberton or his counsels are required to submit clearances from the National Bureau of Investigation and regional trial court as proof that they have no pending criminal or civil cases.

Once all arrangements, such as payment of airfare and other fees are completed, he may be brought to the airport or BI main office for immediate deportation. The Bureau of Immigration added Pemberton or his counsels are required to submit clearances from the National Bureau of Investigation and regional trial court as proof that they have no pending criminal or civil cases.

His lawyers expect him to be released by Friday, four days after President Rodrigo Duterte granted him absolute pardon after serving nearly six years in detention for homicide.