4-year-old American girl returned after being deported to Guatemala by US immigration officials

March 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

Emily Ruiz has been returned to her family after being deported to Guatemala by US immigration officials. The girl had been separated from her parents for almost 3 weeks after being initially refused entry upon traveling to the US with her grandfather by US immigration officials. Emily, who was born in the US to undocumented immigrants, had been on holiday in Guatemala with her grandfather to see relatives. However, upon returning to the US via Washington’s Dulles Airport with her grandfather, both were denied entry on the basis of an illegal entry in the ’90s being flagged. According to the family’s lawyer, Emily’s father was then contacted by phone and presented with two choices: return to Guatemala with her grandfather or be held at a juvenile facility. While the father maintains that the option to come and collect Emily was never presented to him, US Customs and Border Protection officials have said that their agency does not deport US citizens and her parents would have been told that they could have come to pick Emily up. (visa bureau)

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