ICE continues to fail amid ongoing Brooklyn raids

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Federal immigration agents tried — and failed — to apprehend targeted Brooklyn residents amid six raids throughout the borough, Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed on Wednesday.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents attempted to gain access to a Bay Ridge property Wednesday morning, one day after raiding homes in Sunset Park and Midwood, according to a spokeswoman for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

The ICE agents’ weekday sorties follow three attempted raids in Sunset Park on Saturday, July 13. This paper originally reported two raids Saturday, but Immigrant Affairs on Wednesday confirmed that a third raid took place.

The federal enforcement blitz is part of a week-long action ordered by President Trump and directed at immigrants who have missed court appearances or have a deportation order against them in 10 cities nationwide.

Sunset Park, home to large Hispanic and Asian enclaves, has seen four raids since Saturday, more than anywhere else in the city, and the effect has been terrifying, according to one civic leader.

“The last few days have been very hard on our community,” said Cesar Zuniga, the chair of Community Board 7, at a meeting on Wednesday.

“ICE is very intentionally using scare tactics and psychological warfare against our community,” Zuniga added.

ICE agents have also been spotted in Harlem and Far Rockaway, and there have been eight attempted ICE arrests citywide within the last week. None of the targeted residents opened the door to the immigration agents, according to officials.

The federal agents failure to apprehend their New York City targets may be due in part to actions taken by city organizations and elected officials, including Sunset Park Councilman Carlos Menchaca, whose office distributed multilingual “Know Your Rights” information, and a nonprofit dedicated to immigrant rights called the New Sanctuary Coalition, which organizes daily patrols of Sunset Park to document ICE activity.

The Mayor’s office has also condemned the raids.

“In the face of heartless raids that would tear families apart, we remain steadfast in our commitment to support and defend immigrant communities,” said Bitta Mostofi, the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

Reach reporter Rose Adams at or by calling (718) 260–8306.
Updated 3:40 pm, July 18, 2019
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Jimmy Chonga from ChiChi’s says:
‘Tearing families apart’, talk about fear-mongering! Hypocrites.
July 18, 2019, 3:03 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
LOL, A.C.A.B.! Remember that, Folks. And the post above me was written by an idiot!
July 18, 2019, 3:24 pm
SCR from Realityville says:
So,they just don't answer the DOOR,and the authorities;in this case ICE-just go away. This,hardly comparable to the Nazis,Hitler;or for that matter-to other great tyrannies. Franco,Stalin,Mao Zedong,etc. In fact,the U.S.A,in 2019,does even compare,with Russia's current Putin realities. We need to cut the ignorant comparisons. Even,if it,mostly stated;by the blissful naive? In fact,this may prove,to be the worst ignorance?
July 18, 2019, 5:17 pm
Chuy from Ajijic says:
‘Eight attempted ICE arrests citywide in the last week’ OMG lock the doors, hide the children, call CNN!
July 18, 2019, 6:30 pm
K. from ArKady says:
The stopped clock is right twice a day, and as the trolls here are pointing out, is there anyone left in America who still believes a word that emerges from Donald Trumps pie hole? After several years of his lying, it's a little baffling to me too. Score one for the trolls.
July 18, 2019, 6:50 pm
LaQwerty Jones says:
Thank you DT for opening up your pie hole and not being afraid to challenge the globalist’s who have been destroying our great country for years. Brainwashed idiots like arkady still believe in CNN and MSNBC after two years of the Russia Hoax. Sad.
July 18, 2019, 7:57 pm
Somebody from Somewhere says:
They're scared to even come out of the house so in a way its working.
July 18, 2019, 8:13 pm
Yazmin Yarborough says:
ICE is not the enemy people! What kind of bizarro world is this?
July 18, 2019, 8:33 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
MS-13 are animals!!
July 18, 2019, 9:18 pm
CNN from the Elite Media says:
This is racism. Some people may tell you it's not. We will keep calling it racism until you believe it is. Banana!
July 18, 2019, 9:59 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
How many MS-13 were caught??? Hey CNN, No stupid, racism is when a racist president says "go back to where you came from" to congresswomen of color (who are U.S. citizens) and his uneducated base chants "send them back". That's racism, this is something else that your small mind cannot comprehend. Idiot.
July 19, 2019, 7:24 am
HONEY Pooter from WIlliamsburg says:
To all the “commenters” - this is very personal to me, because I am an immigrant. As a proud Chinese-Puerto Rican woman. I don’t want any police knocking at my door, telling me what I can and cannot do! What if I was watching tv? What if I was naked? Please stand with me, with immigrants, against these people! If you need inspiration, just remember - you strand with HONEY Pooter, and be strong.
July 19, 2019, 7:27 am
Donna Lemon from Clearly Not News Network says:
Henry, Henry, Henry, it’s not Trump’s fault that the ‘’squad’ of 4 anti-American traitors happen to be people of color. If they were 4 rabid treasonous blonde Swedes then they need to be kicked to the curb too! Just so happens that these 4 lovely women of color happen to have been raised to hate older White men, they are the bigots, not Trump..
July 19, 2019, 10:48 am
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
They're not treasonous, jacka$$! Nice homophobic name too. Who else are you bigoted against? With all due respect, you are truly a dumb person.
July 19, 2019, 11:42 am
Larry says:
Who is to say what is really going on? I doubt this paper has the resources to know if ICE is successful or not.
July 19, 2019, 1:29 pm
Raymond Maddow from MS13-NBC says:
Donna Lemon is a wuss who spreads lies for his masters at CNN
July 19, 2019, 2:37 pm
Bethany Roberts says:
Thank you, HONEY Pooter. It is because of women like you that the rest of us can stand tall. Yes, the majority of people will disrespect you because they don’t like unlawful immigrants, But we, the loud minority, will scream and stamp our feet until we get our way!
July 19, 2019, 3:47 pm
Rufus Leaking from BH says:
Simple Solution: Offer a bounty - $100. will do. Oh and what country would you like to go frolic in?
July 19, 2019, 4:27 pm
Tamdonkwa Peebles from Coney Island says:
Thank you, Ms, Pooter! I stand with her - #HONEYpooterstrong #HONEYPandthrillegals!
July 20, 2019, 2:21 am
ProspectHeightsResident from Prospect Heights says:
de Bozo is a Damn disgrace. ICE should be applauded for enforcing our laws. May de Bozo's campaign go down in flames as his lawless administration is.
July 20, 2019, 2:32 am
******* from Klamath Nation says:
These lands are stolen. All others here are immigrants. No one is illegal on stolen land. The borders were built through our migration routes. #USoutofTurtleIsland.
July 20, 2019, 9:50 am
Chief from Kings Highway says:
My people come from Aleutian islands. We weren't always here either.
July 20, 2019, 4:06 pm
Vanilla Ice from ICE ICE BABY says:
It’s long past time for the patriots at ICE to be given search warrants to enter the homes of illegals. Thankfully President Trump is stacking the courts with freedom loving judges.
July 20, 2019, 7:06 pm
Tyrell Pennypacker says:
The Democrats bend over backwards for illegals and criminals. Is there anything they do for law abiding, tax-paying citizens? Why would any sane person vote for them? (Plus they hate the anthem, the flag and the pledge of allegiance). Open borders? That’s insane, especially for a place like the US where everyone wants to be. I can’t stand these liberals. No one would ever vote for them if it wasn’t for the free handouts and brainwashed SJW white-guilt sheep.
July 20, 2019, 11:20 pm
Jentro says:
How do these people have all of this time to post comments on this site? I hear the economy is good. Time for people to get their first and second job.
July 21, 2019, 5:23 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Hey Jentro, it's Sunday you fukkktard. Plus there's a heatwave. You must have $hit for brains. Time for YOU to get your reading and writing certificate, stupid.
July 21, 2019, 7:12 pm
Jentro says:
I have a life. Sunday is for rest and relaxation. Not policing the Brooklyn Paper commenters. You should clean your house and do your laundry.
July 22, 2019, 7:30 pm

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