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ICE Agent Shoves Portland Lawyer: A federal immigration officer refused to show an arrest warrant and shoved a criminal defense lawyer as he tried to step on an elevator with his client on the fourth floor of the Multnomah County Courthouse on April 26. Courthouse arrests of immigrants have drawn intense criticism from civil rights advocates and court employees across the nation. Those tensions flared in Oregon when ICE agents clashed with Portland defense lawyer John Schlosser, who captured the confrontation on video. U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici decried what she watched. "This is another troubling report about ICE intimidating people in a courthouse," Bonamici said on Twitter. "ICE agents are not police; their refusal to produce a warrant, and the use of physical force against an attorney are unacceptable and deserve further scrutiny."