Comedian pulled off bus by border patrol agents gets $35K settlement

Comedian pulled off bus by border patrol agents gets $35K settlement


A Libya-born comedian who was yanked off a bus in Washington state and “humiliated” by border patrol agents will get a $35,000 settlement for the ordeal, according to an immigrant rights group.

Mohanad Elshieky — who now lives in Brooklyn and works on the TV show “Full Frontal with Sam Bee” — was pulled off a Greyhound bus, interrogated and accused of having fake papers in Spokane in January 2019, according to a press release from the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.

Elshieky, who had been granted asylum and was living in Portland, Ore.,  filed a federal lawsuit against U.S. Customs and Border Protection alleging he was wrongfully detained, the press release states.

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“I’ll never forget the harassment and humiliation by the officers when it was clear I belonged in the United States and on that bus,” Elshieky said in a statement. “I hope my experience can at least be a wake-up call for others, and a lesson for CBP and

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