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Bus company apologises on employee citizenship comments

BANGOR, Maine – A New England bus company says an employee made a mistake when he said, passengers have to AMERICAN citizens to drive after a customs citizenship check.

The Portland Press Herald reports a video shot by a Concord Coach Lines passenger on May 28 shows a Customs and Border Protection agent at a Bangor bus station to ask the passengers if they are American citizens. A terminal employee said riders had to be citizens when a passenger asked.

Concord Coach Lines said in a statement Friday that they allow all people to ride “, irrespective of the nationality.” The company said that the employee was “unprepared” and made a mistake when he falsely claimed riders must be citizens.

A Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman said that the department increased citizen checkpoints to strengthen the security of the borders.

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Information: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

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