Wash. state man files $75,000 claim against Border Patrol

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A man has filed a $75,000 claim for damages against the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, contending he was illegally detained on a bus trip that went through Spokane's bus station last summer.

The Spokesman-Review reports that 36-year-old Andres Sosa Segura is being represented by attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union and the Northwest Immigration Rights Project.

The claim was announced on Wednesday.

Lawyers for Sosa contend he was singled out for attention by Border Patrol agents because he was the only Latino-appearing passenger on the Greyhound bus that stopped in Spokane.

The Border Patrol declined to comment.

Sosa alleges he was traveling back to his home in Underwood, Washington, from Montana on the morning of July 25 when he was detained and threatened with deportation.

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