Man Sues Hillary Clinton, Claims Discrimination

The man claims he was denied a U.S. passport because he is a Muslim.

By Sandra Torres
|  Friday, Apr 20, 2012  |  Updated 9:41 AM CDT
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Man Sues Hillary Clinton, Claims Discrimination

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 12: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the UN Security Council meeting on March 12, 2012 in New York City. Secretary Clinton and foreign ministers at the meeting discussed the continued violence in the Middle East. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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An Illinois man filed a lawsuit against U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton saying her department denied his request for a passport, and made the application process overly difficult.

Cliff Urban, 22, filed a federal lawsuit in November saying he was denied a U.S. passport because he he was wearing a Muslim-style head scarf in his photo, according to the Northwest Indiana Times.

Urban made a formal complaint with the American Civil Liberties Union and Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and says that's when the post office allowed him to submit his application, the NWI Times reports.

A few months later, the Passport Agency asked him to send more documents for the process to move forward. Urban submitted the documents, but claims he was ultimately denied because he did not respond to all the requirements, according to the NWI Times.

The lawsuit seeks for the agency to issue Urban a passport, the cost of attorney's fees and an award for costs. The attorney representing Clinton directed all inquiries to the Department of Justice.

Read More in the Northwest Indiana Times.

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