CBP-Spokane Federal Tort Claim (Elshieky)

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Mohanad Elshieky, a professional comedian who lives in Portland, Oregon, filed an administrative complaint against the Border Patrol after Border Patrol officers in Spokane, WA, pulled him off of a bus during a layover at the Greyhound Bus Station in the Spokane Intermodal Center. The complaint alleges that Mr. Elshieky, who had previously been granted asylum in the United States in 2018, was detained by Border Patrol officers even after producing valid identification documents demonstrating that he was lawfully present in the United States. Disregarding those documents, Border Patrol officers racially profiled Mr. Elshieky and pulled him off the bus, calling him a lying “illegal.”