Deported Texas teen back in United States
DALLAS TEXAS: In recent months, a Texas teenager was accidentally deported to the country of Colombia after authorities believed that the name she had given them was actually hers. Tonight, that very same teenager remains at the front of an international mystery.
The mystery however — isn’t how she managed to get away from Texas authorities, moreover how she managed to get deported into a country where she in no way has citizenship or ties to it. Jakadrien’s parents were questioned by U.S officials tonight after the teen arrived home via Dallas’s International Airport.
Several facts in the case remain unclear because the name given to authorities initially when Jakadrien was questioned after having disappeared had actually belonged to that of an illegal immigrant whom was in the United States illegally.
Jakadrien arrived in Dallas on Friday evening and was reunited with her family. She was flanked by her mother, grandmother and law enforcement when she emerged from the international gate at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport shortly before 10 p.m.
“She’s happy to be home,” the family’s attorney, Ray Jackson, said, adding that the family would not be issuing any statements Friday night.
According to immigration officials — case’s of mistaken identity similar to this one are often rare because the names of immigrants aren’t always used when in fact the person trying to escape something isn’t the named immigrant.