An American in Guatemala

Another outrageous and maddening immigration story brought to you by the ever-so-inefficient US Government:

A 4-year-old American girl has been returned to her family on Long Island, NY after being deported to Guatemala by US immigration officials.  The girl, Emily Ruiz, had been separated from her parents for almost three weeks after being initially refused entry upon travelling to the US with her grandfather by US immigration officials.

While the father maintains that the option to come and collect Emily was never presented to him, United States 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.

Once again, the left hand of the US Government doesn't know what the right hand is doing.  This is but one of the many bad consequences of trying to enforce arbitrary laws that violate individual rights.

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