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Old 01-05-2012, 09:46 PM
 
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Can't wait until they "mistakenly" deport you to Somalia.
That could happen if he claims to be from there and is here illegally.

 
Old 01-05-2012, 09:50 PM
 
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Does ICE not run background checks? So you give them false information and they just make huge decisions from it?

A 15 year old doing something irresponsible is to be expected. I don't see why more of the adults on here don't expect our civil servants to be a bit more thorough.
 
Old 01-05-2012, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Holiday, FL
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Man! Are 15 years getting stupider or what? We have the kid who brandished a real looking toy gun at the police and now this girl telling ICE agents she's here illegally.

I'm glad I was a bit brighter as a 15 year old.
Are you sure? Or did you simply not have the same opportunities?
 
Old 01-05-2012, 09:51 PM
 
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Sounds to me like she was desperately trying to get away from her family.

Probably another poor child who was physically and mentally abused by her family.

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Houston police said the girl was arrested on April 2, 2011, for misdemeanor theft in that city and claimed to be Tika Lanay Cortez, a Colombian woman born in 1990.

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday that the teen claimed to be Cortez throughout the criminal proceedings in Houston and the ensuing deportation process in which an immigration judge ultimately ordered her back to Colombia.
 
Old 01-05-2012, 09:53 PM
 
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EVERYONE including all 15 year olds can speak a word of Spanish. Adios, manana, tortilla, buenos dias, como estas, arriba arriba.
And I'm sure that would have fooled the Colombian consular officials.

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She could also have faked a Spanish accent, that wouldn't be difficult at all.
See above.

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She should do like the illegals here do if they make it in by the age 15, and start demanding college financial aid, a Dream Act.

I get the feeling from the news articles that she isn't the one trying to come back, it's only the same ones she keeps running away from that are trying to make this an issue. Colombia was where she wanted to be, a better place to run off to.
She didn't know a damn thing about Colombia.
 
Old 01-05-2012, 09:59 PM
 
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Sounds to me like she was desperately trying to get away from her family.

Probably another poor child who was physically and mentally abused by her family.
Exactly. This wasn't the first time the girl ran away, and it seems this time she was trying to get as far away from them as possible.
 
Old 01-05-2012, 10:16 PM
 
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That could happen if he claims to be from there and is here illegally.
Hey, you've got to expect some mistakes, right?
 
Old 01-05-2012, 10:18 PM
 
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Does ICE not run background checks? So you give them false information and they just make huge decisions from it?

A 15 year old doing something irresponsible is to be expected. I don't see why more of the adults on here don't expect our civil servants to be a bit more thorough.

They do, if they're talking about Obama or someone......if something happens to a poor, misguided 15-year-old, well, that's just her fault. Nothing that can be done.
 
Old 01-05-2012, 10:26 PM
 
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They do, if they're talking about Obama or someone......if something happens to a poor, misguided 15-year-old, well, that's just her fault. Nothing that can be done.
When someone is trying to get away from a family abuse situation nothing can be discounted as far as what desperate measures a person will take.
 
Old 01-06-2012, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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She's a 15-year-old. They do idiotic things.

I would expect more from the adults who made the decision to send her to Colombia, though.
I wasn't that stupid when I was 15.

[stupid things happen to stupid people]
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