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(Seattle, WA)  --  A Portland comedian is suing the Justice Department and U.S. Customs and Border Protection after being removed from a Greyhound bus in eastern Washington.  Mohanad Elshieky says that border patrol agents removed him from a bus in Spokane in October and questioned his citizenship status.  Elshieky says he provided his ID and told agents he had been granted asylum from his native country of Libya, but the agents continued to interrogate him for about 20 minutes and allegedly accused him of faking the documents.  Elshieky documented the incident in a viral Twitter thread.  The comedian is seeking 250-thousand dollars in damages, claiming he was racially profiled and falsely detained.

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