Citizen wrongly held as illegal immigrant gets $400,000

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Fri, 02-25-2011 - 3:18pm
Citizen wrongly held as illegal immigrant gets $400,000

A U.S. Army veteran and U.S. citizen, who was detained for seven months at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma as immigration officials prepared to deport him to Belize, has been awarded $400,000 — and granted a rare apology. Additionally, as a result, immigration officials have changed the way they handle cases when someone claims U.S. citizenship.

By Lornet Turnbull

Seattle Times staff reporter

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About time! How are you doing? How was UW's spring practice? What is the weather like? Wish I was there! Wish I never left!

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Welcome back. Surviving the cold & snow. ;) Spring Practice hasn't started yet...but it should be interesting because we have 2 very good QBs vying for the starting position.

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