ICE Raids Wrong Home [Video]

With guns drawn, ICE agents realized they had the wrong house 5-minutes later.

By Jorge Rivas Jan 16, 2013

An Oklahoma family is still shaken up after ICE agents entered their home at 5:30am on Saturday and handcuffed every member of the family including the father, mother, their 15-year-old daughter, and 18-year-old son.

But 5-minutes later–with guns drawn and the entire family handcuffed–ICE agents realized they had the wrong house.

"I have thousands of questions running through my head asking why this happened because this is something that just damages you profoundly," Susana Estrada told Spanish-language news station KTUZ-TV.

An ICE spokesperson sent the following response to KTQV News 9:

On Jan. 8 at about 6 a.m., officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and District 21 Task Force in Oklahoma executed a search warrant issued by a District Court judge at a Moore, Okla., residence.

Shortly after entering the residence, ICE officers interviewed the alleged target and noted a discrepancy between the residence owner’s social security number and that of the target of the investigation.

Officers conducted an on-site electronic fingerprint comparison which confirmed that the residence owner was not the target of the investigation, even though they both have the same name.

Officers apologized and departed the residence. ICE immediately began investigating this incident, which is ongoing. The investigation into the original target is also ongoing.

You can watch the Spanish-language news report below.