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US News 'It's been a complete nightmare': Hell of British family who were locked up in run-down detention centre for two weeks after 'accidentally driving into US during Canada holiday' as they are deported and BANNED from America

06:01  17 october  2019
06:01  17 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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So run down . 'My biggest regret is that we are now banned from America for at least five years - even the kids. Eileen, 24, said: 'I'm so happy to be home, it ' s been a complete nightmare . The one thing I'm really looking forward to is getting home into my own bed and just being left alone in peace

Two British tourists who were arrested in the United States after apparently accidentally crossing the US - Canada border when swerving to avoid an New twist in case of British couple arrested after wrong turn into America . Fresh details have emerged about a British couple who were dramatically

David's brother Michael (pictured) was also on the American Airlines flight from New York with their two-year-old twin daughters © Daily Mail David's brother Michael (pictured) was also on the American Airlines flight from New York with their two-year-old twin daughters A British family of seven held in a US immigration centre after 'accidentally crossing over from Canada' landed back in Britain and said: 'Its great to be home.' 

Eileen and David Connors touched down at Heathrow this evening with three-month-old son Tommy. 

David's brother Michael was also on the American Airlines flight from New York with his wife Grace and their two-year-old twin daughters. 

Eileen hugged mother Mary outside Heathrow's Terminal Three in an emotional reunion after being locked up at the Berks Detention Center in Leesport, Pennsylvania on October 5.

'It's been a complete nightmare': Hell of British family who were locked up in run-down detention centre for two weeks after 'accidentally driving into US during Canada holiday' as they are deported and BANNED from America

  'It's been a complete nightmare': Hell of British family who were locked up in run-down detention centre for two weeks after 'accidentally driving into US during Canada holiday' as they are deported and BANNED from America Eileen and David Connors touched down at Heathrow this evening with their three-month-old son. Eileen said: 'I'm so happy to be home, it's been a complete nightmare.'Eileen and David Connors touched down at Heathrow this evening with three-month-old son Tommy.

A British family on vacation accidentally drove into the U . S . They ’ve spent days detained with There was “ a change in plans,” and soon after , they were loaded into a van in what “felt like an David Connors was dropped off at the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center , while Eileen Connors

British family -of-seven are being held in filthy U . S . jail with three-month-old stripped of clothes in freezing conditions after they ' accidentally drove into U . S . from Canada when they swerved to avoid hitting an animal'. The family were transferred from Seattle to Berks Detention Center in Leesport

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She told MailOnline how the whole family had been banned from entering America for five years. 

Eileen, 24, said: 'I'm so happy to be home, it's been a complete nightmare. 

'The one thing I'm really looking forward to is getting home into my own bed and just being left alone in peace with my baby. 

a woman standing in a room: Mother Mary added: 'I'm so pleased they're back, I was worried sick. I can't wait to see my grandson again' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mother Mary added: 'I'm so pleased they're back, I was worried sick. I can't wait to see my grandson again'

'We've been treated horribly by the authorities in America. I thought the Americans were supposed to be friendly with the British but I saw no evidence of it. 

'The detention centre was freezing cold and the food was disgusting. The only thing I could eat was tuna. 

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The Connors claim that they accidentally crossed into the US from Canada , which led to their ' They are one of the few people in there who speak English as most people come from Mexico and Latin America and speak Spanish. Berks is one of three detention centers for migrant families the US

British family detained in the US after ' accidentally ' crossing border from Canada will be released within a day as American authorities insist their actions Two members of a British family locked up in an immigration detention centre in America after accidentally crossing over from Canada had

'My baby got a cold in there and I wasn't even allowed to give him teething salt because the sachets were confiscated. 

'We weren't allowed to smoke for two weeks either or have fizzy drinks. 

a woman sitting in a parking lot: Eileen hugged mother Mary outside Heathrow's Terminal Three in an emotional reunion © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Eileen hugged mother Mary outside Heathrow's Terminal Three in an emotional reunion 'My hands are trembling, I've been a nervous wreck but we're back now where we belong - with friends and family. 

'There were a few nice members of staff at the centre, our case worker Mary Shah and another worker called Nath. They were both lovely. 

'But I'm glad I'm out of the place, it was absolutely awful. So run down. 

a group of people standing on top of a suitcase: The Connors family arrive at Heathrow Airport on Wednesday night following detention in US © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Connors family arrive at Heathrow Airport on Wednesday night following detention in US 'My biggest regret is that we are now banned from America for at least five years - even the kids. 

'It's been a complete nightmare': Hell of British family who were locked up in run-down detention centre for two weeks after 'accidentally driving into US during Canada holiday' as they are deported and BANNED from America

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The Berks Family Residential Center , where two British couples were held after driving across the United States border.CreditCreditMark Makela for The New York Times. They were waiting on Tuesday to be deported after spending the past 10 nights in a Pennsylvania detention center , said

Two members of British family arrested after 'swerving to miss an animal and accidentally driving from Canada into America ' had previously been denied entry to the US Relatives back in Surrey say they are sick with worry and fear for Eileen in particular who is growing weak with hunger and stress.

'I went to Disneyland as a child all the time and I want the same for my kids. It's a shame because I would like to go back to the States.'

The family claim they were visiting Vancouver when Michael swerved to avoid hitting an animal following a fishing trip and in the confusion ended up on a country road out of Canada and into America where border police arrested them.

Eileen said: 'I was in the back as a passenger but the car swerved suddenly went down a dip and ended up on a road into America.

'We didn't even know that we'd crossed over as when the patrols stopped us and told us we were in the US I said 'No! We're in Canada'.

a woman taking a selfie: Eileen said they were put in a van and driven to the airport © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Eileen said they were put in a van and driven to the airport

'We had the reservation for our hotel in Vancouver on my phone but they weren't interested in seeing it. They just accused our of being illegal immigrants which was nonsense.'

David, 30, emerged first with Michael at about 10.25pm and said: 'It's been hell, I'm just glad it's over and we're home.'

Mother Mary added: 'I'm so pleased they're back, I was worried sick. I can't wait to see my grandson again.'  

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That was not to be the case, according to U . S . immigration officials, who confirmed the subsequent events in an email to The Washington Post. She remained detained until June 5 when, after two weeks of paperwork and processing, Roman was taken back to the border “and removed to Canada

U . S . citizens and permanent residents entering Canada by land are required to possess the requisite documentation, and to meet other criteria before they are allowed entry into Canada .

a woman posing for the camera: Eileen said they were put in a van and driven to the airport © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Eileen said they were put in a van and driven to the airport A spokesman from Aldea The People's Justice Center, which has been representing the Connors, said that as of Wednesday, the family were no longer held in the Berks Family Residential Centre in Pennsylvania and were being 'removed to the UK'.

a woman holding a suitcase: The Connors family claimed they did not realise they crossed the border south of Vancouver when they swerved into a side road to avoid hitting an animal while on holiday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Connors family claimed they did not realise they crossed the border south of Vancouver when they swerved into a side road to avoid hitting an animal while on holiday US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed all seven family members had been moved to Enforcement and Removal Operations in Seattle 'to be processed as expedited removals' but did not clarify their status further.

a person standing in a room: The Connors family claimed they did not realise they crossed the border south of Vancouver when they swerved into a side road to avoid hitting an animal while on holiday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Connors family claimed they did not realise they crossed the border south of Vancouver when they swerved into a side road to avoid hitting an animal while on holiday The Connors family claimed they did not realise they crossed the border south of Vancouver when they swerved into a side road to avoid hitting an animal while on holiday.

a person standing in a room: David Connors, 30, and Eileen Connors, 24, (pictured) from London, say their three-month-old son was subjected to filthy conditions in the Berks Detention Center in Leesport, Pennsylvania © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited David Connors, 30, and Eileen Connors, 24, (pictured) from London, say their three-month-old son was subjected to filthy conditions in the Berks Detention Center in Leesport, Pennsylvania But American authorities disputed the family's account, calling their actions 'illegal' and 'deliberate'.

'It's been a complete nightmare': Hell of British family who were locked up in run-down detention centre for two weeks after 'accidentally driving into US during Canada holiday' as they are deported and BANNED from America

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It was nine days - which he spent crammed into a tiny cell with 15 others eating scraps of barely-edible food Eventually Ezra was taken to a Bangkok immigration detention centre , where the British Ezra described 'disgusting conditions' in Thai prisons - saying it makes being locked up in the UK

a brick building: UK citizens David Connors, 30, and Eileen Connors, 24, were detained at Berks Detention Center in Pennsylvania with their three-month-old son © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited UK citizens David Connors, 30, and Eileen Connors, 24, were detained at Berks Detention Center in Pennsylvania with their three-month-old son In a previously released statement, Eileen Connors said they tried to explain their 'mistake' but were not allowed to return to Canada.

a person wearing a costume: Attempts were made to return the individuals to Canada, however Canada refused to allow their return and two attempts to contact the United Kingdom consulate were unsuccessful, the CBP said © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Attempts were made to return the individuals to Canada, however Canada refused to allow their return and two attempts to contact the United Kingdom consulate were unsuccessful, the CBP said 'We were detained anyway and treated in a way no human deserves to be treated,' said Mrs Connors.

'We have been treated like criminals here, stripped of our rights and lied to.'

a group of people with luggage at an airport: The family claim they were visiting Vancouver when Michael swerved to avoid hitting an animal following a fishing trip (pictured: Members of the Connors family arrive at Heathrow) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The family claim they were visiting Vancouver when Michael swerved to avoid hitting an animal following a fishing trip (pictured: Members of the Connors family arrive at Heathrow) Mrs Connors also complained of poor conditions in the detention centre including cold and inadequate facilities to feed her baby but said conditions improved after they were able to contact the British embassy.

a man sitting on a bed: The family said Michael turned onto an unmarked road and within moments, multiple police cars and Border Patrol agents appeared © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The family said Michael turned onto an unmarked road and within moments, multiple police cars and Border Patrol agents appeared

But in a statement on Wednesday the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said its evidence contradicted that of the Connors family.

A spokesperson said: 'A vehicle was observed via remote video surveillance system turning west onto Avenue 0 in British Columbia, Canada, at approximately 9pm, October 2.

'It's been a complete nightmare': Hell of British family who were locked up in run-down detention centre for two weeks after 'accidentally driving into US during Canada holiday' as they are deported and BANNED from America

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Reporters who visited a migrant detention centre in Texas say they saw 20 children in one It is America ' s largest facility for such minors, and numbers have increased in the past month by several Officials say they are trying to keep siblings together and not separate children under four or younger

Deportation is a serious problem for backpackers and expatriates. If you overstay your visa, work If you are detained, you can expect to sit in the detention centre for up to a week and sometimes It saves you time and energy from explaining what the hell happened. Thankfully in this modern age of

a woman standing next to a body of water: Eileen said it was 'like an abduction or kidnapping' when they were put in a van and driven to the airport © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Eileen said it was 'like an abduction or kidnapping' when they were put in a van and driven to the airport 'The vehicle then turned south and entered the US illegally, by slowly and deliberately driving through a ditch onto Boundary Road in Blaine, Washington.

'The vehicle travelled west on Boundary Road continuing on the United States side, and was pulled over by a Border Patrol agent a short time later.'

a girl posing for a picture: Eileen (pictured) said her son was stripped naked and exposed with his clothes and blankets taken for washing © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Eileen (pictured) said her son was stripped naked and exposed with his clothes and blankets taken for washing

The statement said the family members were arrested minutes later on suspicion of illegally entering the United States without inspection.

a couple of people posing for the camera: David and Eileen Connors, 30 and 24, from London, (pictured together) were held with their three-month old son in a US jail after 'accidentally crossing into the US' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited David and Eileen Connors, 30 and 24, from London, (pictured together) were held with their three-month old son in a US jail after 'accidentally crossing into the US' Attempts were made to return the individuals to Canada, however Canada refused to allow their return and two attempts to contact the United Kingdom consulate were unsuccessful, the CBP said.

The CBP added two adult family members were previously denied travel authorisation to come to the United States.

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