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Jermaine Jackson -- Stuck in Africa

1/8/2011 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jermaine Jackson cannot come back to the United States of America ... because he owes a fortune in back child support ... TMZ has learned.

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Jermaine is currently in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Africa. We've learned his passport has expired and he can't get a new one, so he's waylaid there.

Here's what we know.  In May 2008, Jermaine's baby mama Alejandra got a child support order, requiring him to pay $3,000 a month. Jermaine went into arrears almost immediately and, as of last month, he owed $91,921.

Under California law, when someone owes more than $2,500 a month in child support, the State Department of Child Support Services automatically informs the feds of the delinquency, and the feds then flag the person's passport. Once the passport expires, it will not be renewed until the person becomes current on child support obligations. 

Our sources say Jermaine's passport expired during his trip, he can't get a new one and he's stuck overseas.

If Jermaine doesn't clear up the debt, it's unclear if the American Embassy will come to the rescue ... though we're told in these situations the Embassy will often issue temporary papers so the person can return to the U.S.

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will    

THE JACKSON FAMILY SICK TWO BROTHERS GET ONE WOMEN PREGNANT SO THAT MEANS Alejandra KIDS ARE BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND ALSO COUSINS THATS NASTY!!!!

1198 days ago
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Trish    

Africa is a good place for him. I hope they make an example of this freeloading, deadbeat pos. I can't stand people that don't help support their children.

1198 days ago
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Kelly    


It is awfully convenient for him to be out of the country I think.

Now I think I'd read the ex wife's book!
I bet she could drop a few bombshells.

1198 days ago
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Lupe    

This dude along with his whole family is pathetic. They watch their brother kill himself and did nothing so that the support checks kept coming in. Jermaine isn't man enough to support his own kids, mommy has to do it. Get a job Jermaine and take care of your kids.

1198 days ago
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Julie    

So let me get this straight. U.S citizen travels out of the country, passport expires, and he can't get a new one to return to U.S until he pays 91,000 in back child support. Illegals sneak into the U.S, WE pay THEM with our resources, and we can't seem to get rid of them or keep them out of our country in the first place. Doesn't seem right.

1198 days ago
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Lupe    

He left the country so that mommy would pay up to date all the child support for him. Poor excuse for a man.

1198 days ago
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BrAnBa    

WHY didn´t he renew his passport while in US? That´s what most of us do....we check it before we leave.

1198 days ago
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HumanNature    

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GERMAINE DOING IN AFRICA?????

1198 days ago
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Dicky    

This story is totally misleading TMZ. He or any other American in this situation can still come back to the States. He will have to go the U.S. Embassy or consulate where he will be issued a temporary passport that will expire upon his return. They also cancel fugitives’ passports as well, and they get a free plane ticket home! This is a complete joke anyways, my bet is that he knew his passport was going to expire while out of country, he just wants the spotlight and drama. What a creepy family.

1198 days ago
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Debbstar    

In Australia, you can't travel with a passport that expires 6 months AFTER your RETURN date.

1198 days ago
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Caroline    

I'm so delighted he has found a way back to his home country. We African Americans are proud of our roots, and I hope he takes this chance to carry his heritage forward.

1198 days ago
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barf    

HAHA!

1198 days ago
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Mee    

THE BROTHER'S WERE LIKE DOG'S IN HEAT MAKING IT WITH ONE OR ANY FEMALE DOG IN SITE.

The woman was at falt too, with VALUES LOWER THAN A PROFESSIONAL SEX PROVIDER.

1198 days ago
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Sad sad    

He had money to go there. He should just stay there. Can't tell me this guy can't sell a few things to pay his child support. Hate these fake poor rich folks. Does he have a drug problem? He sure acts like it.

1198 days ago
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Janar    

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GERMAINE DOING IN AFRICA?????

Posted at 1:40 AM on Jan 8, 2011 by HumanNature

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@ HumanNature

lol. That was so funny. It made me laugh hard.

Have'nt talked to you since the holidays. Happy New Year!

1198 days ago
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