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Feb 20, 2015

Haitian Immigrant to be Sent Home

After living in Belize for five years, Haitian national, twenty-five year old Obed Lewis, was found without valid documents to ascertain his status in the country. He was today before the courts to answer to a single immigration offense of Failure to Produce Documents when Requested by an Immigration Officer.  The King’s Park resident wasted no time and pleaded guilty to the offense. He was fined one thousand dollars which he was ordered to pay or in default, six months imprisonment.  The Immigration Department also requested a removal order for Lewis. Since he was unable to pay the thousand dollar fine, Lewis will serve the fine in jail time and is to be deported to Haiti at the end of the jail term.  Police picked up Lewis on Thursday while he was walking in the King’s Park area.  Lewis came into Belize since December 2010; he first lived in San Pedro and relocated to Belize City this past January establishing himself as a barber.

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2 Responses for “Haitian Immigrant to be Sent Home”

  1. gerald underwood says:

    Because he is black that’s why they pick him up if he was of Asian descent they would have got paid and immediately release the chiny man LMFAO piece of %^&*(Belize Police

  2. jon sela says:

    i just hope one day our beloved country will not suffer such a tragedy like on this guys country ,,
    why will he get deported ,, when he is just trying to make a living here in belize,, theres so many people from central America living all over belize without papers probably commiting all kinds a crimes most of them living in Belmopan walking all over the market around immigration officers ,
    and now it just happens that this men wil get deported just for trying to make a living here in belize ,,
    commom belize theres a lot a criminal illegal people out there but am sure this guys will never get caught

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