Vista residents on edge over ICE, Border Patrol agents patrolling area

Posted at 7:33 PM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 23:00:18-05
VISTA - Families in Vista said they fear more immigration and customs agents may be patrolling their community.
Vista residents said they are noticing more ICE and Border Patrol agents around their neighborhoods and it has them on edge.
Today's national protest "a day without immigrants" meant several people did not show up for work or school - including students across Vista Unified School District. 
10News checked in with the district. They said they typically have about a 96.5 percent attendance rate. Today, they saw 91 percent  attendance.
Parent, Lupe Hernandez said she wanted to miss out on work and have her kids stay home, in support of the national protest, but she didn't end up doing so.
Before she became a legal resident, she said she was stopped by agents in front of her kids.
Today, her son called her scared. He told her he didn't want to be at school for fear of customs agents.
"Why do we have to sit down and tell my 7-year-old and my 16-year-old, 'Hey! If this happens, don't worry about it," said Hernandez, "you're fine... Or, you're a citizen. Why do we have to be discussing this?"
Hernandez said she wants schools to be safe zones and students should not have to worry or be scared for their loved ones safety.