American Teen Who Speaks No Spanish Deported to Colombia

us-teen-deported-to-columbiaAn American teen from Texas has just returned home after being mistakenly deported to Colombia by U.S. immigration authorities in May 2011.

As reported by CNN, 15-year-old Jakadrien Turner ran away from home in the fall of 2010, and wound up being deported to Bogota, Colombia in May 2011 after U.S. authorities mistook her for a Colombian national.

Turner’s attorney, Ray Jackson, will be investigating how immigration authorities allowed an underaged, U.S. citizen with no knowledge of Spanish to be deported to Colombia, and why the officials “simply took her at her word when she gave them a fake name.”


World News Wednesday

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