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Family Demands To See A Warrant, But ICE Says “You’ve Seen Too Many Movies” And Burst In Anyway

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On May 2, a video given to Telemundo shows U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers attempting to enter a residence in National City, California. The front door of the home is secured with a gate. The ICE agents trying to get inside the home are heard asking the residents to open the door.

The video captures residents inside the home demanding that ICE shows them a warrant.

The agents insist that they open the door, but the mother and 11-year-old daughter Jocelyn (who was the one recording the video) demand to be shown a warrant. They tell them “you cannot come in without a warrant.”

One of the agents responds by saying “Ma’am, you’re watching too much movies,” and then says: “We’ll show you the warrant when we’re done.” But the mother requests that they slip the warrant under the door. From the time the video began until the end of the recording, they are never shown a warrant.

ICE entered the home without showing them a warrant and arrested 31-year-old Alberto Alonso Hernández.

According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), they state on their website that legally ICE agents cannot enter a home without a warrant. “If officers are at your door, keep the door closed and ask if they are Immigration agents, or from ICE. Ask the agents what they are there for.”

“Opening the door does not give the agents permission to come inside, but it is safer to speak to ICE through the door.”

Further more, according to ACLU: “If the agents want to enter, ask them if they have a warrant signed by a judge. If ICE agents do not have a warrant signed by a judge, you may refuse to open the door or let them in. An administrative warrant of removal from immigration authorities is not enough. If they say they have a warrant, ask them to slip the warrant under the door.”

The family in the video did exactly what they were supposed to do. They asked to see the warrant, and even asked them to slip it under the door. ICE agents did not. They said: “we will show you once this is done.”

ACLU also informs, what to do if they enter anyway:

“If agents force their way in anyway, do not attempt to resist. If you wish to exercise your rights, state: ‘I do not consent to your entry or to your search of these premises. I am exercising my right to remain silent. I wish to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.'”

It’s unclear what happened after ICE entered the home because the recording ended.

In an emailed statement to mitú, ICE said that Alonso-Hernandez is a Mexican national and was taken into ICE custody by officers with the San Diego Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) office.

“ERO officers attempted to arrest Mr. Alonso-Hernandez during a vehicle stop near his residence. The suspect fled from the scene and hid inside his house, forcing the officers to obtain a criminal arrest warrant for illegal re-entering the United States. The warrant was issued by a federal judge and Mr. Alonso-Hernandez was taken into custody at his residence several hours later.”

They added that ICE legally obtained and properly executed a federal criminal arrest warrant issued by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. But they didn’t state when the agents actually showed the warrant to the family.

ICE goes on to say that Alonso-Hernandez was targeted for arrest based on his prior criminal and immigration history. ICE records reveal he was convicted for battery of a spouse in 2007,  and has illegally re-entered the United States 16 times since 2003.


READ: Six Children Have Been Orphaned After A Couple Died In A Car Accident While Trying To Flee ICE Officers

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20 Best Hotels & Resorts in Puerto Rico

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20 Best Hotels & Resorts in Puerto Rico

Let’s be honest, with everything that the beautiful Caribbean island has gone through, there really is no better time to support Puerto Rico and it’s economy. What better way to do so than heading to the island and spending your vacation time at its beautiful beaches and investing in it’s local businesses. For your next big getaway plan a trip to these hotels and resorts in Puerto Rico!

1. El Conquistador, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

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Located in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, this alluring luxury resort will bring you brilliant ocean views from exquisite villas and rooms. The resort is divided into five villages that will prove to be an essential getaway from the world. 

2. Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa

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Located on a beach lined with beautiful palm trees, this sheltered resort and spa will be the perfect place for the guest looking for relaxation time. The resort is home to 12 restaurants that offer the best cuisines including authentic Puerto Rican food, Asian tastes, Italian and Tex-Mex.

3. The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan

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Escape to paradise at the Ritz-Carlton based in San Juan. The hotel boasts 4.5 stars on Google reviews, a spa and fun casino.

4. Olive Boutique Hotel

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This “art de vivre” inspired hotel grants visitors a unique experience of luxury and intimacy. The boutique hotel provides areas with unique stories inspired by special regions including Morocco, Spagna, Italy and France.

5. The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort

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Set on the backdrop of a coconut farm, the resort is nestled between water and sea and brags sprawling golf courses and spas.

6. W Retreat and Spa, Vieques Island

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Embrace your vacation with a luxury trip to the W retreat where palm trees flank every view and spas will be your greatest escape. Enjoy access to fun water sports and world-class cuisines at sunset.

7. InterContinental San Juan

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This beachfront luxury resort as lagoon pools, spas, and gardens for your pleasure. Close to Old San Juan, the financial district, and the international airport, you will not visit this resort and miss out on its charms.

8. Hotel El Convento

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This grand destination setting will sweep you away with its splendorous views and cuisine. Located in San Juan, this small luxury hotel is one of the oldest members of Historic Hotels of America.

9. CasaBlanca Hotel

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This 4.5 star rated hotel is located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Guests will be b=pleased to find themselves in a hotel at the center of the city.

10. La Terraza de San Juan

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This luxury hotel located in the heart of historic Old San Juan offers beautiful suites and luxury dining.

11. Condado Vanderbilt Hotel

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Located in Condado, this hotel is home to beautiful beachfront views and is in the city center of Condado Beach, San Juan.

12. Verdanza Hotel San Juan

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Rated 4.7 stars, this luxury hotel is a favorite of TripAdvisor users visiting Puerto Rico.

13. Villas Opal Anfi Tauro

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The Villas Opal property features a luxury spa just 9 miles out from the Playa del Ingles property. Enjoy wonderful golfing opportunities and luxury views.

14. Marina Suites Gran Canaria

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Located in the heart of Puerto Rico, this luxury hotel offers cheap rates and rooms rated with 4.3 stars.

15. Servatur Casablanca

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Comfort, uniqueness and design. These are the features, guests of Servatur say you can expect at this hotel located in Puerto Rico Gran Canaria Las Palmas.

16. Morasol Suites

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Located just 8 miles from Playa del Ingles the hotel is yacht-lined and set up against the marina.

17. Gloria Palace Amdores Thalasso & Hotel

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With a property that is only a 6-minute walk from the beach, guests with sea legs will love the ocean views and luxury that this cliff top located hotel provides.

18. Hotel Altamadores

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This contemporary apartment-style hotel is just a 15-minute hike out from Amadores Beach and 5 km from Anfi Tauro. The hotel offers sweeping views of the ocean and great rates.

19. Marina Bayview Gran Canaria

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At around $233 per night, Marina Bayview is for the visitor ready to splurge. This gem of a hotel provides special touches, pool areas, and comfy rooms.

20. Holiday Club Puerto Calma

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This breezy resort is located just 20 min away from Playa de Puerto Rico and features amazing balcomes with sea views and a beautiful sauna and fitness center.


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