Video: ICE Agents Break Car Window, Drag Man To The Ground In Front Of His Family
A video has emerged online showing the moment several U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents broke a man’s car window and dragged him to the ground in front of his family.
ICE agents approached Florencio Millan-Vazquez, 32, as he got in the car with his two children and their mother. They said they had a warrant for his arrest and deportation, but they would not show the man the documents, according to NBC News. The mother recorded the exchange in a Facebook Live video that has more than 42,000 views.
The mother said they were trying to take their “sick daughter to the hospital” in the comments of the video.
The video, which is more than 30 minutes long, shows ICE agents asking to see documentation from Millan-Vazquez in Kansas City, Missouri. They say have a warrant to arrest him before telling him they can arrest him without the documentation. Kansas City police also came to the car to back up ICE officers.
After about 25 minutes of recording, the officers smashed 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 in the recording crying and saying they are scared. He is currently being held by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department.
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.
“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.
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