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Meantime the family of the Texas teenager who was mistakenly deported.
-- filed a lawsuit against federal officials she was a fifteen year old runaway a US citizen when officials sent her to Colombia after she got caught shoplifting.
In the -- ended in the south African in -- as South America in the Colombian capital where she told.
Then that she worked as a maid lived in shelters and became pregnant.
The lawsuit names US attorney general Eric Holder.
And secretary of Homeland Security -- volatile do you excuse me.
The family acknowledges that -- gave officers a fake name but claims nobody bothered to check her story or confirm her identity.
US immigration officials insist they followed procedure.
Let's get back and lawyers RDI Dallas and ready zealot and -- I -- this -- spent two months in ice custody.
She does not speak Spanish she's black she did not fit the description of the name she gave and that they could not identify her.
Yeah I think I'm supposed take the role of saying well you know we're no longer without a this is -- -- one that's hard it's hard to defend I mean look she got the ball rolling by giving a fake name.
And so obviously she's to blame and -- and in any civil suit if things go contributory negligence so there it will be found it to some percentage of this.
It's our fault by starting the ball headed in the wrong direction.
But I mean zero follow up the fact that she doesn't speak the language -- Might have triggered something harm physical appearance may have may have -- somebody else.
Double check so we will see it and and then ultimately what are -- savages what what money does she deserve for this what what -- Did.
Did you experience because it is that that's the ultimate question.
Ready she didn't give a fake name I can we get that but the bottom line is that she has a Texas birth certificate right.
She's got to Texas birth certificate and they never -- beat her in ice custody ice gets fake names given to them all the time and yet they can't identify this -- Well -- let let's keep in mind a few very important things first of all this was not a criminal case.
This is they deportation case so we don't have the same safeguards that you provide for defendant.
And as author aptly notes she does speak the language in other words she could have said.
You have the wrong person I gave a fake name apparently there are taped conversations.
That have been -- where she's talking to other people and never says.
Hey you know what I screwed up here so to blame it on the government is ludicrous she was fifteen years old.
Although not intelligent enough to say you know -- I was worried about getting into trouble I gave a fake name -- the fake name happened to be somebody who should be deported.
But she's not me -- go check that she never did that you don't blame the government.
So you're saying to people don't admit things then -- other governments not there.
Not -- that the decision to get to the bottom right and it is not a well government to go but this can't just kids -- sheet.
Did not she's -- trouble getting she was a runaway she was on the national runaway lest they gonna check that and bingo -- -- showed up it just.
I loved it it reflects poorly on on our controls over these matters.
And just -- that in the modern era of computers.
And and fingerprints and II scans and all of these things so -- is that way to read this little girl here.
Is pull it all -- And this isn't who she she don't she says she doesn't mean the fact that we couldn't figure this out in this case is a little troublesome and when you look at -- -- a macro way.
Yeah she went to Columbia and she got pregnant down there and she lived in a homeless shelter -- dollar rent is -- gentlemen thank you both countries.
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