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New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has called for an investigation into the story of a farmer who claims that ICE agents raided his farm without a warrant.
John Collins, a farmer from Rome, New York, which is located upstate, told Syracuse.com that armed ICE agents pinned his employee Marcial de Leon Aguilar, a Guatemalan farmworker, against a window, before arresting him in front of his children. No documentation was offered before they entered his property to arrest Aguilar, Collins said.
Gillibrand responded to the story and wrote on Twitter that Collins’s claims warranted an investigation. ICE officers are legally required to present a warrant before entering private property.
Deeply troubled by this report from Rome, NY. ICE officers should not be allowed to raid private property without a warrant. There must be an immediate investigation into what happened here. http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2018/04/upstate_ny_farmer_says_ice_officers_stormed_his_farm_without_a_warrant_cuffed_hi.html …
“Deeply troubled by this report from Rome, NY,” Gillibrand wrote. “ICE officers should not be allowed to raid private property without a warrant. There must be an immediate investigation into what happened here.”
A spokesperson for Gillibrand confirmed to Newsweek that the senator was indeed lobbying the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security to look deeper into what exactly happened on Collins’s farm.