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Nov 27, 2008

Two Bengali men fined for exceeding their time in Belize

Story PictureAlso in the courts, two Bengali men were fined two thousand dollars each today after they pleaded guilty for Failure to Comply with the Condition of their visitor’s permit and overstaying their welcome in Belize. Twenty seven year old Fokrul Amin and twenty-six year old Sanu Miah, two immigrants from Bangladesh, came to Belize on August eleventh, 2007 and they were granted a visitors permit for one year. Amin and Miah have been working at a booth at the Water Taxi Terminal over the past year. But when they went to the Immigration Department to for an interview concerning their application for permanent residence, immigration officials realized that the visitors permit for the Bengali men had expired on September twenty-eighth, 2008. Magistrate Roberto Ordonez ordered the men to pay the fires forthwith and if they fail to do so, they will each serve six months. They have been granted a thirty day grace period to clear their immigration status but if they don’t, they will be deported.

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