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Caught on Camera: Women Detained in Montana for Speaking Spanish

A Montana woman says she's taking legal action after she and her friend were detained for nearly 45 minutes by a border patrol agent, all for speaking Spanish.

Posted: May. 21, 2018 4:39 PM

HELENA, Mont. - A Montana woman says she's taking legal action after she and her friend were detained for nearly 45 minutes by a border patrol agent, all for speaking Spanish.

Ana Suda recorded last week's incident at a convenience store in Havre.

Suda's friend Mimi Hernandez can be heard in the video saying they were making a late-night run to the store for eggs and milk.

In a recent report published by the Washington Post, Suda said she and Hernandez are both American, but were speaking in Spanish as they waited in line to pay.

That's when Suda says they were approached by the border patrol agent who asked to see their id's.

After moving to the parking lot, Suda pulled out her phone and started recording.

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