U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers claiming to have a warrant for deportation were seen in a now-viral video breaking a man’s car window and dragging him out to the ground in front of his family as he was allegedly trying to take his sick daughter to the hospital.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers claiming to have a warrant for deportation were caught on video breaking a man’s car window and dragging him out of the vehicle to the ground in front of his family as he was allegedly trying to take his sick daughter to the hospital.
ICE agents confronted 32-year-old Florencio Millan-Vazquez as he got in the car with his two children and their mother, NBC News reported.
They claimed to have a warrant for his arrest and deportation, but they would not show the man the documents.
The mother recorded the exchange in a Facebook Live video that has more than 55,000 views.
She said they were trying to take their “sick daughter to the hospital” in the comments of the video.
The video shows ICE agents asking to see documentation from Millan-Vazquez in Kansas City, Missouri.
About 25 minutes into the recording, officers smash Millan-Vazquez’s window and pulled him out of the car and onto the ground, where they handcuffed him.
Millan-Vazquez’s children can be heard crying and saying they are scared.
The Hill notes:
He is currently being held by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department. The ICE officer who broke the window suffered minor cuts, according to NBC News.
Millan-Vazquez was ordered out of the country by a federal immigration judge in 2011, ICE told NBC News. He returned to Mexico but was issued an expedited removal order by immigration officials after reentering the country five days later, ICE spokesman Shawn Neudauer told NBC News.
Neudauer told NBC News the man left the officers “no other choice.”
“After attempting to negotiate with Millan-Vazquez for about 25 minutes, the ICE officers were left with no other choice than make the arrest by physically removing him from the vehicle,” Neudauer said.
He added that it “should not take long to reinstate” the orders and have Millan-Vazquez deported to Mexico.