Target: Mexican Foreign Ministry
Demand: Beef up your measures to identify missing children.
A 14-year-old girl was ripped from her classroom by police in Mexico after a Mexican national living in Houston claimed the girl was her daughter. The girl, Alondra Luna Nuñez, was taken against her will, screaming in terror as they forced her into a police truck and sped away. Witnesses watched in horror as the whole ordeal unfolded.
According to court documents, the woman who claimed Nuñez was her daughter had recently traveled to Mexico and said she saw her daughter there. Apparently the woman’s daughter had been taken by her father to Mexico without the woman’s permission several years before. The Mexican Foreign Ministry said: “Derived on this information … and in compliance with international law … the judge in charge of the case asked Interpol to intervene to make the girl appear at a hearing in which the court would confirm her identity.”
However, the girl’s identity wasn’t confirmed or denied until she arrived in Texas where a DNA test confirmed she was not related to the woman who claimed she was her daughter.
Dear Mexican Foreign Ministry,
Alondra Luna Nuñez, a 14-year-old girl thought to be the daughter of a woman living in Texas, was taken from her home and family based on nothing but suspicion and guesses. This is unacceptable. Cases such as this should have solid evidence before measures are taken to avoid forcing innocent people into traumatic situations.
We, the undersigned, urge you to investigate all cases of identity confusion thoroughly before removing children from their home and families in the future.
[Your Name Here]