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Sep 11, 2014

American Muslim Charged for Immigration Offences

Mohammad In Ishmael Es-Sudan

A Muslim American national who has been living illegally in Belize for more than two years was detained on Tuesday evening while trying to board a flight to Atlanta, Georgia.  He is seventy-one year old Mohammad In Ishmael Es-Sudan. After spending two nights in lock down at the police station, he was escorted to the Belize City Magistrate’s Court where he was read a single count of Failure to Comply with the Conditions of a Visitors Permit. Es-Sudan entered Belize in May 2012 via the P.G.I.A. and was granted a month’s visa and did not extend the entry permit. In court, Es-Sudan pleaded guilty to the immigration offense. Since he is a first time offender, Magistrate Dale Cayetano imposed a non-custodial sentence and fined him one thousand dollars to be paid immediately. The Immigration Department also made an order to the court for his removal. Es-Sudan will be sent to the US after he pays the fine or serves a prison term.  The US national claims he was heading home to be with his ninety year old mother who lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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1 Response for “American Muslim Charged for Immigration Offences”

  1. Ricky Malthus says:

    The man was departing Belize!!! If he had not committed a felonious crime, let him pay a summary fine and be off with him. Why clog the court system with a foregone conclusion. We really need to modernize all our laws to expedite justice.

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