She is an African American girl from Dallas, Texas. In 2010, 14-year-old Jakadrien Turner ran away from home. She was distraught about her parents’ divorce and the death of her grandfather.
In 2011, she was found in Colombia. Where the ICE had deported her.
We’ve written about citizen deportations previously. As well as the deportation of persons who believed they were citizens. Recently, a Minnesota man was detained despite immigration records that indicated U.S. citizenship.
The U.S. government does not track wrongful deportations, but estimates from immigration attorneys and researchers suggest these cases are not unusual (pdf file).