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Ontario woman, a US citizen, sues over detention by ICE

ONTARIO – An Ontario woman claims in a federal lawsuit that she was arrested by immigration officers, shackled and held in Boise for more than two hours despite being a U.S. citizen.

Luz Nunez is suing five officers of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for what she claims was an unlawful arrest in 2017.

She is being represented in the U.S. District Court case by the Oregon Law Center.

Federal authorities have been seeking to have the case dismissed in recent court filings.

According to court records, Nunez was driving her boyfriend and his friend to work in Ontario on Sept. 19, 2017, when she said three plainclothes ICE agents ordered her to stop her car.

The agents were pursuing two passengers in Nunez’s car. Nunez, 19 at the time, provided a valid Oregon driver’s . . .