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ICE Agents Raid San Diego Home, Mocking Demands to See Warrant

HeadlineMay 11, 2018

In California, a viral video shows the moment that heavily armed Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers raided the San Diego home of an immigrant family, mocking residents for demanding to see a warrant, as an officer pried the door open with a crowbar. The raid was captured in a dramatic cellphone video filmed by an 11-year-old girl—one of seven children inside the home.

Girl: “I want to see the warrant!”

Brianna Alonso: “[inaudible] see how they’re going to come in.”

Girl: “They don’t want to show us the warrant!”

Brianna Alonso: “They don’t want to show us the warrant.”

ICE officer: “Give me another ram, please.”

Girl: “We have to—we have to see the warrant!”

ICE officer: “Ma’am, that—you’re watching too much movies. We’ll show you the warrant when we’re done.”

The ICE officers then forced their way through the door and entered the home with guns drawn and a riot shield raised.

ICE officer: “Let me see your hands! Let me see your hands! Let me see your hands! Drop the phone! Turn around! Turn around! Turn around! Turn around! Don’t move!”

The ICE officers arrested 31-year-old Alberto Alonso Hernandez, an undocumented immigrant who had returned to San Diego to rejoin his family after being deported. Under Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, officers are required to show an arrest warrant to anyone they take into custody at the time of their arrest.

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