Wednesday, January 04, 2012


A African-American teenage girl from Dallas who had been reported missing for over a year has finally been found. In Colombia. Where she was deported.

To be clear, this girl is an American citizen and speaks no Spanish. But ICE screwed up and sent her packing anyway, and she's been working in Colombia ever since. Now that her identity has finally been cleared up, negotiations are underway to bring her back to the states, but the Colombian government is currently detaining her for reasons unknown.


PG said...

"Idiots" is a bit unfair. Plenty of illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as babies don't know Spanish because their parents were doing what conservatives advise: assimilate and make your children feel like Americans. It's not like ICE randomly deported her. The name she gave police when she was arrested for theft was the name of a person who IS supposed to be deported. Clearly this process happened with insufficient protections, and indicates why we can't easily deport 11 million illegal immigrants without accidentally causing serious harms to some Americans. But I suspect conservatives will dismiss this example of "she had it coming for lying to the police."

PG said...

Yep, here's the Fox News (Latino!) version: