Transcript for Deportation Error Lands Texas Teen in Colombia
I need some proof -- -- -- stay here Laurie turner spent hours on FaceBook trying to find her granddaughter -- -- Korean want to get home go to bid. 3:4 o'clock in the morning turner has been searching for educate -- -- since the -- -- twenty -- when she ran away from -- such an -- This that I can think about -- found in my -- she was fourteen years old and distraught over the loss for grandfather aunt her parents' divorce. Turner search for a month. -- -- Thank -- just -- lead and they have wake up in the middle of the night. And do -- -- told me to do and I found him. She says with the help of tells police she found her granddaughter in the most unexpected place. The country of Colombia in South America. Where she had mistakenly been deported by US immigration and April of 2011. They didn't do their work. And how do you support a fifteen year old in Sinha took on the without a passport. Without anything news -- has learned that two -- -- somehow ended up in Houston where she was arrested by Houston police for theft. At that time she gave police a fake name when they ran that name. It belonged to a 22 year old illegal immigrant from Colombia who was wanted on Lawrence. That's -- immigration officials stepped -- News -- has learned ice -- the girls fingerprints but somehow didn't confirm her identity. And deported her to Colombia but the Colombian government gave her a work card and released her and -- -- talked about. How do you -- working. In this big house clean and then. -- -- -- Through her FaceBook messages turner says she tracked to cage -- down US federal authorities got an address. US embassy officials in Colombia asked police to pick -- up. But that was a month ago and the Colombian government now has -- in a locked detention facility. And won't release her despite her family's request and I feel it and you -- home. Listening. And -- parole. There are still many unanswered questions about how an African American girl who speaks no Spanish is mistaken for for a national. Ice isn't answering any questions for now but says it's looking into this.
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