Federal agents dragged an illegal immigrant out of a Brooklyn courthouse Tuesday, prompting a wild scuffle between his Legal Aid lawyer and court officers.
The plainclothes US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents pounced on Genaro Rojas Hernandez as he sat on the bench, speaking to his lawyer, Rebecca Kavanaugh, outside a criminal courtroom awaiting a hearing in his misdemeanor assault case.
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Hernandez, a 30-year-old father of two originally from Mexico, is facing charges for allegedly assaulting his wife. He has lived in the states illegally for 15 years but has no prior arrests.
He was cuffed and dragged off by the ICE agents — but not before court officers pushed Kavanagh out of the way, she said.
The agents “suddenly pounced on him” before shoving
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