ICE Mistakenly Deports Dallas Teen Who Speaks No Spanish to Colombia

An African-American girl, who was 14 at the time, was mistakenly deported to Colombia by ICE.

By Jorge Rivas Jan 04, 2012

Update: The teen, Jakedrien Turner, was on her way back to Dallas on Friday, according to local news reports.

An African-American girl who speaks no Spanish was mistakenly deported to Colombia by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in April of 2011. And now Colombia isn’t releasing her.

Jakadrien Turner was 14 and distraught over the loss of her grandfather and her parents’ divorce and ran away from her Dallas home, according to KHOU. Somehow she ended up in Houston, where she was arrested by Houston police for theft. She gave authorities a fake name and when police ran that name, authorities learned it belonged to a 22-year-old undocumented immigrant from Colombia who had warrants for her arrest.

There’s only a few details and all ICE is saying is that they’re taking the case seriously.

Below is a missing child flyer that was released by the United Response Search and Rescue Team.