HOUSTON — FIEL Houston says federal agents made arrests at a west Houston apartment complex Monday morning.
They say this happened from 8 to 9 a.m. at the El Paraíso Apartments located in the 7700 block of Corporate Drive.
The number of people who were taken into custody has not been confirmed. FIEL says few people are answering their doors at this time.
A resident shared a photo with KHOU 11 News showing law enforcement in tactical gear outside of an apartment complex.
KHOU 11 News reached out to Houston city leaders who say they weren’t aware of any moves over the weekend.
KHOU 11 News reached out directly to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforecment and they emailed the following statement:
Due to law-enforcement sensitivities and the safety and security of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel, the agency will not offer specific details related to enforcement operations.
The possibility of raids had many people uneasy. Houston’s usually busy immigrant communities were unusually quiet and slow Sunday. Parking lots at usually packed flea markets in southwest Houston were noticeably empty.
Fewer people were out and about. Immigrant advocacy groups like FIEL say immigrants across the city hunkered down in their homes.
The group spent the weekend working to educate immigrant communities of their rights should they come in contact with ICE.