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Old 01-06-2012, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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Jakadrien Turner has arrived back in Texas, eight months after she was mistakenly deported to Colombia, the pilot and a flight attendant on a Dallas-bound flight told CNN.
The 15-year-old girl was the last person off the plane Friday evening, according to CNN's Jason Morris, who was on the flight. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport police officers escorted her off the aircraft.
Turner wound up being deported to Bogota, Colombia, in May 2011 after U.S. authorities last year mistook the girl, an apparent teenage runaway who lacked identification, for a Colombian national.
The Colombian Institute for Family Welfare confirmed Thursday that Turner was then in its custody, is pregnant and entered the country as an adult. The institute said that Colombian authorities learned a month ago that this female may in fact be a 15-year-old American citizen, after which she was placed in a protection program there.
She left Colombia at 10:30 a.m. Friday, according to U.S. State Department spokesman William Ostick, who noted that the U.S. Embassy in Bogota worked closely with Colombian officials as well as authorities in Texas to bring Turner's case to a resolution.

My question is how in the world did they not know this 15 year old girl was not an American Citizen?

American teen mistakenly deported to Colombia returns to Texas - CNN.com

Dallas Teen Deported To Colombia Back In North Texas CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:51 AM
 
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SIMPLE!! She ran away to Houston,got caught shoplifting, lied to the cops [gave em a false name and told em she was Columbian!!] SO they finger printed her and shipped her to her designated home. Rule no. 1 NEVER lie to the cops and NEVER tell em your'e from another country
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:22 AM
 
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My question is how in the world did they not know this 15 year old girl was not an American Citizen?
Because people aren't tagged, branded or tattooed when they become US citizens so if someone lies, how should an ICE agent know?

I'm surprised that the deportation was so quick, though.
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:07 AM
 
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actually it was not that quick--she has been missing for long time--since November when she ran away from hom

the Columbians knew about the conflict of IDs for a while and were not doing anything about it
too quickly
this story finally made national news so it wasn't on the backburner any more

the grandmother is the one who made the breakthrough
the cops certainly had no clue what happened
and considering the fact that the girl was NOT kept in jail in Columbia--that she was given identity papers and support from the govt who helped her find a job in a call center she certainly had the ability/freedom to send an email to her family and tell them what transpired--
apparently SHE is not the one who initiated the contact or the recovery

I agree that the girl brought most of this misery on herself--by lying to the police about her ID--
but I don't know that she is that happy to be back--
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Heard about this... Kind of distressing. A horrible shame seeing that she's an American. She's young and she panicked. Yes, she did something wrong, but she didn't think about (or know) the consequences of the story she gave. Our officials should have verified her information!
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:59 PM
 
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actually it was not that quick--she has been missing for long time--since November when she ran away from hom....
Two months is extremely fast for anything ICE related.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:25 PM
 
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There is a lot more to this story than meets the eye.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:59 AM
 
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Two months is extremely fast for anything ICE related.
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There is a lot more to this story than meets the eye.
No not really she told them she was Columbian and wanted to go home, so they sent her home. Moderator cut: Off-Topic

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Old 01-08-2012, 08:26 AM
 
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She got pregnant, I assume while in Columbia and is only 15. Where's the baby, no news about it. Who's the father, no news about him.
Shoplifting, lying to police, then she gets a hero's welcome when she comes back to America. Grandmother says all is forgiven. Where's her mother and father?
Shining citizen of any country.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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There is a lot more to this story than meets the eye.
Exactly! There more to this story than is being given. She gave them the name of a Colombian citizen. One has to ask how did she come up with this name. She did not contact her family even after all of this happened. Her family only found her because of her Facebook page. I'm not convinced she wanted to return home. There is certainly more to this story than meets the eye. I think she was deported to Colombia because she did not put up any type of resistence. It is easy to lead a person when they walk along with you.
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