Officials Investigate Wrongful Deportation Of Texas Teen Sent To Colombia

U.S. immigration officials say they’re investigating the case of Jakadrien Lorece Turner, a Dallas teen who ran away from home and gave a fake name to police — only to find herself being deported to Colombia. Turner, an American citizen, has been missing for a year and was finally discovered in Bogota, Colombia. American officials insist they followed procedure and there was no wrongdoing. But Turner’s grandmother says they should have done more to ascertain her real identity. Not to mention that something obviously must have gone awry for a 14-year-old to be sent to a foreign country where so had no history and no family. The U.S. embassy has reportedly submitted the necessary documents for Turner to return to the U.S., but there’s no word yet when she’ll be back in the country.

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