The Wall Street Journalreports that agents were turned away because they showed up without warrants. A similar situation occurred in Harlem, the Journal states.
“As they were leaving, we heard them say, ‘We’ll be back,’” one woman from Sunset Park told the Daily News.
Asked for comment by the Journal, an ICE representative said: “As always, ICE prioritizes the arrest and removal of unlawfully present aliens who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security.”
Reports of the attempted raids come one day prior to ICE’s scheduled Sunday roundup of illegal aliens with final deportation orders across at least ten major U.S. cities. On Friday, President Donald Trump confirmed ICE will carry out the raids, saying the operation will center around removing “criminals” from the country.