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By Tim Leeds 

CBP settles in Havre rights violation lawsuit

 

Last updated 11/24/2020 at 2:17pm

ACLU via AP/File photo

Martha Hernandez, left, and Ana Suda pose Jan. 23, 2019, in front of a convenience store in Havre where they say they were detained by a U.S. Border Patrol agent for speaking Spanish last year. The women have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government and the border agent and are seeking a judge's order barring U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials from stopping or detaining people based on race, accent or language.

American Civil Liberties Union announced today that the federal government settled a lawsuit filed by two Havre women who said they were racially profiled and wrongly detained by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in Havre.

A release issued by ACLU said sisters Ana Suda and Martha "Mimi" Hernandez reached a settlement in their lawsuit against the Trump administration.

The plaintiffs said that CBP Agent Paul O'Neal stopped them while they were waiting in line at a convenience store to buy milk and he heard them speaking in Spanish, then took them out of the store and continued ques...



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