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Congresswoman Grace Meng

Representing the 6th District of New York

Meng Issues Statement on Federal Immigration Agent Showing up at P.S. 58 in Maspeth, Queens

May 14, 2017
Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) this morning issued the following statement on a federal immigration agent showing up at P.S. 58 in Maspeth, Queens. The school is located in Meng’s Congressional District.
“This incident raises many questions and we will certainly be seeking answers in the coming days. Just yesterday during a community discussion on immigration at the Jamaica Muslim Center, I again criticized the lack of consistency and standards in which agents enforce immigration policies at our airports and borders, and how they randomly pop up at courts and hospitals. Now unfortunately, this has extended to our schools.     
Officials at P.S. 58 did the right thing by turning this immigration agent away. We cannot allow an incident like this to create an atmosphere of fear in our schools. Our schools must be a safe and welcoming environment for all students, regardless of their immigration status or the status of their families.”