Four Honduran Women Remanded for Illegal Entry and Face Deportation
Four Honduran women were remanded to the Belize Central Prison today, after pleading guilty to an immigration offense. The women, twenty-year-old Yuleysi Tatiana Pineda, thirty-year-old Sindy Valle, nineteen-year-old Marith Escoto, and twenty-four-year-old Loren Lainez, were arraigned before Senior Magistrate Baja Shoman on one count each of illegal entry. They all pleaded guilty to the charge and were each fined one thousand dollars as well as five dollars cost of court. The Immigration Department also filed for a removal order against all four women which was granted. They will remain at the prison until Friday, July 14 when they are set to be deported back to Honduras. The women each came into the country on a different date and by different means but were all apprehended on a boat in San Pedro on July 11th.