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US teen deported to Colombia to return Friday

Texas teen deported to Colombia after using fake name during arrest will return to US By The Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas (AP) ' Colombian authorities say a 15-year-old Texas girl who was deported to South America after claiming to be an illegal immigrant will return home Friday.

A high-level official in the ministry of foreign affairs who spoke on condition of anonymity because ministry policy does not allow employees to be quoted by name told The Associated Press that Jakadrien Lorece (Ja-KAY-dree-un Lo-REES) Turner was turned over to the U.S. embassy Friday and was scheduled to leave Colombia quickly.

It was unclear where she was heading. The State Department did not comment, and immigration officials did not return messages. Turner's mother, grandmother and their lawyer did not answer calls.

The Colombian government says the teen had been working in a call center when Dallas police located her and alerted U.S and Colombian officials.


Garcia reported from Bogota, Colombia.

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