Three plainclothes Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents were filmed entering a private home in Portland, Oregon, without a warrant on Oct. 14, notes The New York Times.
The ICE agents refused to give their names while arresting a painter, Carlos Bolanos.
Bolanos’ co-worker George Cardenas filmed the incident with a cellphone and told the ICE agents:
If you guys don’t have a warrant, you’re kind of breaking the law. Well, you are breaking the law, basically, at this point.
The ICE agents arrested the wrong man — Bolanos — and he was released after being falsely arrested.
Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley of Oregon said the arrest “appears to be an illegal entry of a private home” in a letter to the head of ICE.