How does a black teen who speaks no Spanish be deported to Columbia, even though fingerprints show a discrepancy between her identity and the name she gave the arresting officer in 2010? That’s what happened to Dallas teen Jakadrien Turner, WFAA-TV reports.
The 15-year-old girl went missing in the fall of 2010; she had been distraught after her parents’ divorce and the death of her grandfather. But in April 2011, Lorene Turner found out, with the help of Dallas police, that the girl had been deported to, of all places, Colombia.
“They didn’t do their work,” Turner said. “How do you deport a teenager and send her to Colombia without a passport, without anything?”
Jakadrien was reportedly in Houston when she went missing and was arrested by cops for theft. She then gave officers a fake name. Unfortunately for her, that name belonged to an illegal immigrant from Colombia whom the cops were looking for. Jakadrien was then deported to Colombia, where she received a work card and went through some hard labor. Source
I am amazed at how flawed the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement still is. I am praying for the safe return of Jakadrien Turner. This is one nightmare that no family should ever have to go through. One has to wonder if there are other Jakadrien Turners out there.
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