Officials from the City of Houston, Texas announced that they would not be asking for immigration status or documents at shelters or relief centers opened for the victims of the massive flooding caused by the constant rain from Tropical Storm Harvey. The exact statement released on the City’s Official Tweeter Site was, “WE WILL NOT ASK FOR IMMIGRATION STATUS OR PAPERS AT ANY SHELTER”. A few minutes later, they tweeted the exact same message but in Spanish.
Houston Mayor Turner announced at a News Conference on Monday that he would represent any immigrant that faces deportation after seeking assistance during and after the flooding. Mayor Turner stated, “I and others will be the first ones to stand up with you,” He continued, “If you need help and someone comes and they require help, and then for some reason, then somebody tries to deport them, I will represent them myself, okay?”
For more detailed information about this subject please review the news article, “Houston: We won’t check immigration status at shelters”.
Source of Information:
The Hill (thehill.com), 8/29/17, News Article:
The Washington Post (washingtonpost.com), 8/28/17, News Article: