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Kaieteur News

Sunday October 28, 2012

Gunmen attack Kaneville grocery shop The grocery store which the gunmen robbed on Friday evening.

The spent shell which was left behind after the gunmen shot at the owner of the grocery shop.

A Kaneville businesswoman is grateful for being spared after a gunman shot at her on Friday evening during a robbery at her business place. Bib Mohamed, called Ms. Lynette, of 50 First Phase, Kaneville, said that she was sitting outside of her shop

chatting with a customer when she noticed two men approaching. It was around 20:35 hours. The woman said that her daughter was in the shop and the men purchased a roll of toilet tissue and left. However a few minutes later they

returned and one of them went again to the shop counter to purchase a mint. “While my daughter gone to get the mint the other one come up to me and fired a shot but I bend and it miss me and he grab me then they carry we in the shop”. The woman said

they men held her at gunpoint and began demanding cash. “Them ask ‘when de money; we know you got money. If we int get it we gone kill you”. According to Mohamed

she immediately instructed her daughter to hand over the money. Not satisfied with what they received Mohamed said that the men took them into the house and demanded more cash. Again the woman instructed her daughter to hand over whatever cash was in the house. Before leaving the men grabbed a gold chain which Mohamed was wearing at the time and demanded that she take off her wedding ring and give it to them, the woman complied. Wi t h t h a t t h e m e n ordered the woman and her daughter to lay on the floor and then made good their escape. Mohamed said that she quickly shouted for help

and neighbors ran to their rescue. The police were called mere minutes after the robbery but at the time when this publication visited the woman’s home yesterday at 14:00 hours, no police rank had responded to the report. A spent shell was still at the scene where the woman was sitting when the men first attacked. Mohamed said this is not the first time that her business was attacked but it was her first encounter with gun-toting bandits. She recalled that last November was the last attack on her business but she was attacked several times during the 17 years she has been operating her business there.


Understanding “Deferred Action” for Young Immigrants in U.S. By Attorney Gail S. Seeram It has been over four months since U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, and President Obama announced that certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, who do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and meet several key criteria will be considered for the relief of deferred action for two years and will be eligible for work authorization. Under this directive, now termed DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) individuals who demonstrate that they meet the following criteria will be eligible for deferred action, on a case-by-case basis AND can apply for work authorization in the U.S. if they meet the following criteria: 1. Were under the age of 31 on June 15, 2012; 2. Arrived in the United States before turning 16; 3. Continuously resided in the United States from June 15, 2007, to the present; 4. Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, as well as at the time of requesting

Gail S. Seeram deferred action from USCIS; 5. Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or any lawful immigration status expired on or before June 15, 2012; 6. On the date of the request, are in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) On August 15, 2012, the forms were released to apply for this benefit for young immigrants. The forms are I821D, I-765 and I-765WS and the filing fees are $465.00. Applicants were cautioned to attach the required documentation to prove eligibility for this temporary benefit. If your application is denied, then you will be placed in removal

proceedings. It is important to understand that deferred action is not a legal immigration status. Deferred action is a discretionary decision by DHS (Department of Homeland Security) not to pursue enforcement against a person for a specific period. A grant of deferred action does not alter an individual’s existing immigration status or provide a path to citizenship. Thus, deferred action cannot be used to establish eligibility for an immigration status that requires maintenance of lawful status. Deferred action, however, may allow a person to qualify for certain state benefits, such as driver license, though state requirements vary. While deferred action does not cure any prior or subsequent period of unlawful presence, time in deferred action status is considered a period of stay authorized by the Secretary of DHS. An individual does not accrue unlawful presence while in deferred action status or while a DACA request is pending if the individual filed a request before reaching age 18. DHS can renew or terminate a grant of deferred action at any time.

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