Homeland Security Deports Terrorist? Oops! It’s a Mentally Disabled US Citizen!

This post, written by Steven Reynolds, originally appeared on the All Spin Zone

Of course, it appears nobody will take responsibility. Pedro Guzman's mother, Maria Carvajal, is left to walk the streets of Tijuana in search of her mentally disabled son while the Bush Administration's Homeland Security Department does next to nothing.
TIJUANA, Mexico (June 17) - Clutching a photo of her son, Maria Carvajal walks Tijuana's sweltering streets searching for the mentally disabled man she says was deported more than a month ago despite being a U.S. citizen and then disappeared in this chaotic border city.
Carvajal says she has searched hospitals, shelters and jails here looking for her 29-year-old son, Pedro Guzman of Lancaster, California, who was jailed for a misdemeanor trespassing violation, then sent to Mexico on May 11.
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed Guzman had been deported and said the agency had done so correctly. "ICE has no reason to believe that it improperly removed Pedro Guzman," read a statement. Officials at the U.S. consulate in Tijuana say they have made calls to help search for Guzman and asked other consulates in Mexico if they have information.
At least if they'd sent the guy to Gitmo they'd know where he is. But it seems incompetence and lack of responsibility reigns in the Department of Homeland Security, just like it does in the rest of the Bush Administration.

To be serious, they didn't arrest the guy for terrorist charges, but assumed because he was brown and with a Latino name that he was illegal. The anti-immigration folks are calling for databases and walls and no tolerance, but if they make stupid mistakes like this, I know and you know that all those new enforcement ideas aren't going to work with incompetent people operating them.

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