NYC school turns away federal immigration agent looking for 4th grader
An immigration agent tried to search for a fourth-grader at Queens school — but was sent packing by staff, according to city officials.
“Mayor’s been briefed on a federal immigration agent showing up at Queens’ PS58 Thurs. asking about a 4th grader. School turned him away,” Mayor de Blasio’s press secretary Eric Phillips tweeted.
The federal agent didn’t have a warrant, Phillips added.
The Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Affairs said immigration agents are not welcome in New York’s public schools.
“All students, regardless of status, welcome in @NYCSchools. Fed imm enforcement is not,” the agency tweeted.