It was such a horrific and traumatic experience that my cousin endured.
My question is, does the immigration officer has the right to offload a passenger by mere suspicion that he is the same person on the watch list even if the name on his file is not even complete with details, ie middle name, address, birthdate? I have read some cases on the internet with similar situations and also came across their website saying the offloaded passenger should get a clearance from the NBI and and an immigration clearance. IMHO, it's pretty dumb for them to ask a passenger to get a clearance just because he happens to have a similar name on their watch list. I would agree to it if the name on the list is exactly the same including the middle initial, but the name on their file isn't even complete. And also, how about the money spent for the ticket, will they shoulder it ones proven that my cousin is not the same person on the list, since they're the one who caused his cancelled trip?
Thank you in advance for your replies.