Honduran woman on bail for immigration offense Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:00

Dania Marilou Ayala Vasquez, a 26-year-old Honduran, was taken to the Belize City Magistrate’s Court to be arraigned on a single charge of failing to produce a visitor’s permit to an Immigration officer. Vasquez, who is unemployed, has been living in Belize for 6 years and has a Belizean born child and still does not have legal status. Vasquez appeared before Magistrate Michelle Trapp where she pleaded guilty to the offense.

The allegations are that on January 4, 2018 at the Orange Walk police station, she failed to produce her visitor’s permit. In court, she admitted that she has no permit or passport.

She was fined $300 for the offense and a $5.00 cost of court which she has until April 15, 2018 to pay. The Immigration Department was not seeking her removal as she has a pending case in the Orange Walk Family Court for an alleged case of neglect of her child.