Wrongly Deported SoCal Man to Sue Government

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A U.S. citizen who was deported to Mexico and
spent 85 days wandering the streets of Tijuana will sue the Department of Homeland Security and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

American Civil Liberties Union officials are unveiling the lawsuit to be filed Wednesday in federal court on behalf of 30-year-old Pedro Guzman. The suit claims violation of constitutional rights and seeks unspecified damages.

Guzman was deported in May after being jailed on a misdemeanor trespassing charge. He says he told authorities he was born in California, but immigration and sheriff's officials claim he told them he was an illegal immigrant.

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