Wednesday, March 23, 2011

4 Year-Old U.S. Citizen Deported to Guatemala

"Federal Officials Send 4-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Back To Guatemala"
Elise Foley

"A 4-year-old girl born in New York was detained by immigration officials and then sent back to Guatemala, separating her from her parents, after she and her grandfather were stopped by customs officials earlier this month...

[S]he, like many other children of undocumented immigrants, became caught in a web of complications for families with mixed legal statuses. On her way home from a trip to Guatemala with her grandfather on March 11, Emily was detained in Dulles International Airport when authorities stopped her grandfather on an illegal entry charge from more than a decade ago.

Authorities took her grandfather, a non-citizen on a valid work visa that allowed him to travel, into custody. But the young girl was detained in the airport, then sent back to Guatemala with her grandfather, citizenship notwithstanding."

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1 comment:

Imigration said...

I feel sorry for circumstances like this. The must be law that can protect these children and also the elderly.