Indonesia steps up checks on illegal migrants from Philippines as Marawi siege continues

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Indonesia steps up checks on illegal migrants from Philippines as Marawi siege continues

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In the first eight months of this year alone, the local immigration office in Indonesia's Bitung recorded the arrival of 542 stateless people. Indonesian authorities are worried such people may be more susceptible to radical ideologies spread by militants in the besieged Philippine city of Marawi.

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