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Old 01-06-2012, 01:22 AM
 
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The law is the law. If you're 15, you are not an adult. Her parents and the authorities are responsible for her well-being.
I'd agree if she was knowingly deported with full knowledge of who she was, then you may have a point.

 
Old 01-06-2012, 01:24 AM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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I'm wondering if at any time during the deportation proceedings, transit, and entry into Columbia did she ever challenge what was happening to her. Because if she didn't, then she must be exceedingly dumb -or- she knew exactly what was happening and decided to keep riding the train to see where it would take her.

[maybe she is not so stupid after all...]
Did it ever occur to any of you who are making these assumptions about this 15 year old CHILD that she was actually being trafficked for the global child sex trade? That she was drugged? That she was denied her rights?

No. All you know is that a 15 year old Black girl got what was coming to her. Yet had she been a little blond White girl, these same people would be screaming bloody murder, calling their Congressman, starting Facebook campaigns, tweeting and phoning in to Nancy Grace. I always find it interesting that this same type of scrutiny (and victim blaming) is reserved for missing/exploited Black children yet no one blamed Natalee Holloway for running around Aruba banging every guy in sight until she met her sad fate.

The trafficking of girls for the sex trade is very real and it happens in the US to American girls...


http://www.texasmonthly.com/2010-04-01/feature3.php

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking/about/fact_sex.pdf (broken link)

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/f...ficking-201105
 
Old 01-06-2012, 01:37 AM
 
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The girl apparently fooled the Colombians -- she was apparently working in Colombia - at a call center where it would seem they'd want her to speak Spanish. The Colombian government gave her legal papers and Colombian citizenship.

Plus the girl had access to computers and Facebook - and so her friends. It doesn't sound like she was ever making any attempt to return home, the grandmother is who was trying to find out about her.

In a way it's an arrogance of Americans to believe that the only country anyone could ever want to live in is the USA, it doesn't even seem the girl was running away from anyone in Colombia, only in the USA. I think the family doesn't want to accept that even though she had run away from them before, that she was running away from them again.

US teen deported to Columbia could soon return *| ajc.com (http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/us-teen-deported-to-1291641.html - broken link)

According to the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the girl was enrolled in the country's "Welcome Home" program after she arrived there. She was given shelter, psychological assistance and a job at a call center, a statement from the agency said.
 
Old 01-06-2012, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Did it ever occur to any of you who are making these assumptions about this 15 year old CHILD that she was actually being trafficked for the global child sex trade? That she was drugged? That she was denied her rights?

...
So everyone involved in the proceedings was 'in' on this? That's a lot of people.

[and who cares what race or ethnicity she is?]
 
Old 01-06-2012, 01:58 AM
 
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Did it ever occur to any of you who are making these assumptions about this 15 year old CHILD that she was actually being trafficked for the global child sex trade? That she was drugged? That she was denied her rights?

No. All you know is that a 15 year old Black girl got what was coming to her. Yet had she been a little blond White girl, these same people would be screaming bloody murder, calling their Congressman, starting Facebook campaigns, tweeting and phoning in to Nancy Grace. I always find it interesting that this same type of scrutiny (and victim blaming) is reserved for missing/exploited Black children yet no one blamed Natalee Holloway for running around Aruba banging every guy in sight until she met her sad fate.

The trafficking of girls for the sex trade is very real and it happens in the US to American girls...


The Lost Girls :: Texas Monthly

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking/about/fact_sex.pdf (broken link)

Sex Trafficking of Americans: The Girls Next Door | Politics | Vanity Fair
She had already run away from her family in Dallas to Houston.

Do you really think she was any better off as a 15 year old runaway in Houston than in Bogota? In fact she may have been better off in Bogota -- and maybe better off there then with the family she was running away from.

It doesn't sound like she was trying to get back to that family.
 
Old 01-06-2012, 02:24 AM
 
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Default ICE deports 14 yr old American Citizen to Colombia

14 yr old American citizen was deported
by ICE nearly a yr ago to Colombia
The kid is in detention in Colombia as she
is not a Colombian citizen
Mom 'flabbergasted' over daughter's deportation | wfaa.com Dallas - Fort Worth
 
Old 01-06-2012, 03:13 AM
 
Location: Lost in Texas
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It really is a shame this happened and it is even a bigger shame that she lied to authorities as to her identification. I do feel sorry for her, but while it should have never happened, she could have saved all of this grief, by meerly giving the authorities her proper name.
 
Old 01-06-2012, 05:00 AM
 
Location: 77441
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The incompetence and idiocy of this country never ceases to amaze me.

Texas teen deported to Colombia could return soon - Houston Chronicle (http://www.chron.com/news/article/Texas-teen-deported-to-Colombia-could-return-soon-2444112.php - broken link)

I understand that she gave a false name, etc......but it's still unconscionable that she was deported.

Tex. teen mistakenly deported to Colombia assumed false identity - BlogPost - The Washington Post

play stupid games,
win stupid prizes...

you think she'll ever do this again ?
 
Old 01-06-2012, 05:02 AM
 
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It really is a shame this happened and it is even a bigger shame that she lied to authorities as to her identification. I do feel sorry for her, but while it should have never happened, she could have saved all of this grief, by meerly giving the authorities her proper name.
She a 14 yr old not adult she shd not been
deported without access to a legal guardian
least US embassy in Colombia shd have come to her rescue
after it was found she a US Citizen
 
Old 01-06-2012, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Lost in Texas
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She a 14 yr old not adult she shd not been
deported without access to a legal guardian
least US embassy in Colombia shd have come to her rescue
after it was found she a US Citizen
Since when do 14 year olds NOT know that it is not smart to lie to authorities? Most 14 year olds I know, know the difference between right and wrong. Who is to say that anyone knew she was only 14 since she didn't give her proper name and information. As I said, it is a shame and probably should have been prevented, but she doesn't get a free pass on this. She contributed to her own demise.
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