Kansas City immigration lawyer Andrea Martinez says that she broke her foot after being shoved by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer (ICE) while following her 3-year-old client into an ICE building.
According to Martinez, she and a colleague were forcefully pushed by an ICE officer to block them from accompanying their young client into the building (this video appears to substantiate that claim.)
As she says, ““The ICE officer pushed us out and didn’t let us follow our three-year-old client into the lobby, and then pushed me to the ground. I was wearing high heels, so that’s when my foot was fractured and my leg got all bloody. And then my pants ripped. But then he called me back in and detained me for another forty minutes or an hour.”
An ICE statement counters: “Early in the morning of June 26 an incident occurred at the Kansas City ICE office while ICE ERO officers were attempting to reunite a mother with a family member. We take any allegations against ICE personnel very seriously and are looking into the matter. Until a review of the documentary evidence is completed, ICE can issue no further public comment on the matter.”