A startling story out of Texas: A 15-year-old girl who had run away from home in 2010 was wrongfully deported to Colombia.
WFAA.com of Dallas-Fort Worth reports that Jakadrien Turner was deported by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency last April after she gave a fake name that coincidentally belonged to a Colombian illegal immigrant who had warrants out for her arrest.
But theGrio.com asks how an African-American speaking no Spanish was able to be deported without confirmation of her foreign national status. That remains a matter for ICE investigation.
Jakadrien, who has been held in detention in Colombia for a month since discovery of the error, is pregnant, theGrio.com reported. Her grandmother, Lorene Turner, says Jakadrien ran away after her other grandmother died and her parents divorced. She said it took months of tracking through Facebook to finally confirm her granddaughter's whereabouts and have a chance to bring her home.
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