KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri congressman is questioning why federal immigration officials broke a car window and pulled a Mexican national out of his car while his girlfriend and their children were in the back seat.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Shawn Neudauer say the officers’ actions were justified during the arrest of 32-year-old Florencio Millan-Vazquez in Kansas City on Monday. Millan-Vazquez re-entered the U.S. illegally after being deported in 2011.
Advocates held a news conference Tuesday afternoon on the arrest. Rewatch it in the video player above.
His girlfriend, Cheyenne Hoyt, posted a video to Facebook showing the couple asking for a warrant before Millan-Vazquez will agree to leave the car.
After about 30 minutes, an ICE officer breaks the window and others help drag Millan-Vazquez out.
U.S. Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver of Missouri said on Twitter he’s concerned about the use of force and trauma to the children.
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