[WATCH] ICE Agents Arrest Man After Entering Portland Home Without Warrant

A video shared over 5,000 times on Facebook shows self-identified, plainclothes U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents entering a Portland home and arresting a man, without getting permission to enter and without a warrant.

ICE later released the man, Carlos Bolanos.

George Cardenas, a coworker and friend of Bolanos, filmed the interaction with ICE officers, which he said began around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday in the downtown Portland area.

When the agents, dressed in street clothes, came to the door, Cardenas said Friday, they did not tell him who they were.

“All they asked was if I worked for my company and I said yes,” Cardenas said over Facebook Messenger. “Then they said, ‘Is Carlos here?'”

Cardenas said he asked them who they were and why they needed to speak with Bolanos, but the agents refused to answer his questions and then entered the home.

After they walked in without permission, Cardenas said, “They said were the police but they didn’t want to give me their names.”

That’s when Cardenas started filming.

In the video of the interaction, a man in a green and black jacket and baseball cap demands to see Bolanos’ identification, saying, “Why? I have reason to believe you are not in the country legally.”

Cardenas asks the man if Bolanos is being charged with something and the man says yes, but that he can’t tell Cardenas what that is, he can only tell Bolanos.

When Cardenas tells the agent that without a charge, there is no reason for them to be in the house, the agent responds quickly, with something unintelligible that ends in “the United States of America.”

“OK,” says Cardenas. “Do you guys have a warrant to come in this home?”

“We don’t need a warrant to come in this home,” the man responds, “no one lives here.”

Cardenas explains to the man that they work with the homeowner.

“Listen, I know that no one lives here,” says the agent. “This is considered a place of business.”

Cardenas tells the agents the homeowner lives downstairs and says they need to speak with her before they come in.

“If you guys don’t have a warrant,” Cardenas says, “you’re kind of breaking the law.”

“Well,” he adds, “you are breaking the law, basically, at this point.”

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