U.S. Government Defends Deportation of Four-Year-Old Citizen

The U.S. government is defending the recent deportation of a four-year-old little girl who was born in the United States to undocumented immigrants.

On March 11th, despite her citizenship, Emily Samantha Ruiz was deported after officials detained her grandfather while the two were on their way back from a trip to Guatemala visiting relatives.

The pair landed in Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C. to board a connecting flight to New York City from Guatemala. It was here that the grandfather was stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for an immigration infraction that occurred in the 1990’s.

Then, according to Univision, the grandfather was detained, leaving the four-year-old girl alone at the airport. Meanwhile, Emily’s parents arrived at a New York City airport to pick up their loved ones, but to their surprise their little girl and the grandfather were not on the plane.

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