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Dallas teen mistakenly deported to Colombia returns home

By Andrew Jones
Saturday, January 7, 2012 13:42 EDT
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15-year-old Jakadrien Turner. Screenshot via WFAA-TV.
 
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The Dallas teenager mistakenly deported out of the United States to Colombia in 2011 returned to her family Friday evening.

According to WFAA-TV, 15-year-old Jakadrien Turner was warmly embraced by her mother and grandmother after arriving at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport around 10 P.M.

The adolescent was questioned for nearly three hours by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and did not speak to the media.

Jakadrien’s lawyer Ray Jackson expressed the family’s delight and wanted those who organized the deportation last April to be held fully accountable.

“We are excited that the first step is out of the way,” he said. “[The next step is] to make the people who are responsible pay for the civil rights violations that Ms. Turner has had to go through.”

WATCH: Video from WFAA-TV, which was broadcast on January 6, 2012.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
 
 
 
 
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