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  •  Don't underestimate a teenager. (5+ / 0-)

    My daughter, at fourteen, was mature enough physically and mentally to pass for a young adult. And this girl survived all alone for years in an unfamiliar country. She is obviously bright and resourceful. I'm not saying that the ICE didn't royally screw up, but I do hope that before they send this girl back to her family, somebody thinks to ask what happened at home that made Columbia seem like an acceptable alternative.

    "The Democrats are the lesser evil and that has to count for something. Good and evil aren't binary states. All of us are both good and evil. Being less evil is the trajectory of morality." --SC

    by tb92 on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 04:55:18 PM PST

    •  I doubt they asked her where (0+ / 0-)

      she wanted to go. And they may not even have told her what they had planned for her if they'd already made up their minds.

      •  Did she tell them that she lied (1+ / 0-)
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        and was underage? Or was she willing to go anywhere at all rather than back home? Do we know for sure? Is there any reason to think that this girl wanted to come back? Did she ever CALL her grandmother?

        They screwed up, undoubtedly. But right now, I'm more concerned with what will happen next. If this child chose to be deported rather than admit who she was, somebody damn well better find out why before they send her back to the home she ran away from.

        "The Democrats are the lesser evil and that has to count for something. Good and evil aren't binary states. All of us are both good and evil. Being less evil is the trajectory of morality." --SC

        by tb92 on Thu Jan 05, 2012 at 03:19:15 PM PST

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