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ICE Agent Looking for 4th Grader Turned Away at NYC School

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By    |   Monday, 15 May 2017 10:53 AM

A federal immigration agent who went to a New York City elementary school searching for a 4th grader was not allowed inside by school officials, CBS 2 New York reports.

On Thursday, an ICE agent went to P.S. 58 in Maspeth Queens, but was turned away by officials following a new city policy to turn away federal agents if they do not have warrants.

"I want students and families to know that we will do everything possible to keep immigration agents out of schools," de Blasio said in Spanish at a press briefing in March.

A spokesperson for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released a statement to CBS 2.

"While I cannot discuss the details of the case, I can confirm that two USCIS officials visited an elementary school in Maspeth, Queens, as part of an administrative inquiry pertaining to an immigration benefit request.

"Although school visits are not routine in these circumstances, they are not unprecedented,” it continued. “I must emphasize that the purpose of the visit was to verify certain facts about the student’s enrollment in relation to a request for an immigration benefit. At no time did the officers ask to see or speak with the student, who was not the subject of the administrative inquiry."

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A federal immigration agent who went to a New York City elementary school searching for a 4th grader was not allowed inside by school officials, CBS 2 New York reports. On Thursday, an ICE agent went to P.S. 58 in Maspeth Queens, but was turned away by officials following a...
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