Attorney: Family Happy To See Deported Texas Teen

Published January 7, 2012 4:45AM (EST)

DALLAS (AP) — An attorney for the family of a Texas teenager who was deported to Colombia after claiming to be an illegal immigrant says her relatives are "ecstatic" she's back in the U.S.

Jakadrien Lorece (Ja-KAY-dree-un Lo-REES) Turner returned Friday evening and was reunited with her family. She was flanked by her mother, grandmother and law enforcement when she emerged from the international gate at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Attorney Ray Jackson said the family would not be issuing any statements Friday night.

However, he said the girl is "happy to be home" and the family plans to "do what we can to make sure she gets back to a normal life."

By Salon Staff

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