Illegal Honduran immigrant women being sent home Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:00

Two Honduran women will be facing time in detention at the Belize Central Prison until Friday, May 19, 2017 after which they will be returned to their homeland. They are Greisy Rodriguez Roman and Keyli Cabrera Sabillon that came to seek employment in Belize six months ago.

They were onboard a BBOC bus on May 16, 2017 when they were intercepted at a police check point at Mile 16 on the George Price Highway. An Immigration officer requested documents and when they could not produce any, they were taken off the bus, detained, and escorted to the police station. Police later handed them over to the Immigration Department in Belize City.

In court where they appeared before Magistrate Carlon Mendoza, both women admitted to working off and on in Belize. At the time of their detention, they were unemployed and were travelling west in search for employment opporunities. The women were both unrepresented in the case. Jessica Heusner, Immigration Officer and Prosecution in the case told the court that the women should only be responsible to produce their travel expenses to return home. Magistrate Mendoza agreed and with that did not impose any fine and only ordered the removal of the women on May 19.