Attorney Claims Immigration Agent Pushed Her at Deportation
A Missouri attorney says she fell and fractured her foot after an immigration agent pushed her while she taking a 3-year-old boy to join his pregnant mother who was being deported to Honduras.
Immigration attorney Andrea Martinez says she had arranged with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to meet in the parking lot of their Kansas City removal office early Tuesday so the boy could be reunited with his mother. A Netflix crew filming a documentary on immigration was at the scene.
A deportation officer instead forced the boy's father, who was holding the child, into the facility. She says the father was detained. Martinez was injured as she tried to enter the building with him.
ICE says it takes any allegations against its personnel "very seriously" and is investigating.