When 14-year-old American runaway Jakadrien Turner was taken in for questioning by local authorities she gave a fake name that matched that of a 22-year-old illegal alien, after a complete failure by officials to confirm her identity she was mistakenly deported to Colombia.
Upon arrival the American runaway did not know how to speak Spanish and took a job working long hours as a maid in Bogata. According to the Dallas Morning News she is now pregnant and her grandmother is furious.
Asking how such an act could occur she grandmother said:
“How do you deport a teenager and send her to Colombia without a passport, without anything?”
It was her grandmother in fact who located the girl using Facebook and not the agency that messed up her deportation.
Jakadrien is now being held in a Colombia detention facility and officials are refusing to release her despite the family’s pleas to send the little girl home.
In the meantime officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement are investigating the case with a spokesman revealing:
“ICE takes these allegations very seriously.”
As for her grandmother, she realizes that at this time everything is out of her hands and has resigned to saying “I need help and I need a prayer.”
We have long known that the deportation process in America is fractured but the moment we start sending American teens to Colombia is the moment investigations need to be launched. If this girl was Caucasian and not African American I doubt this would have ever happened.
Do you think it was ridiculous for ICE to so easily deport a 14-year-old Texas runaway without so much as attempting to find out her real identity?