Citizen wrongly held as illegal immigrant gets $400,000
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|Fri, 02-25-2011 - 3:18pm|
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.
Seattle Times staff reporter