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Houston and FEMA officials debunked rumors that undocumented immigrants can’t go to Hurricane Harvey shelters or, if they do, their immigration status will be checked. If you are an undocumented immigrant, you can go to a shelter without fearing deportation. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner even said he would personally defend any undocumented immigrants deported because they sought help after the storm.
“There is absolutely no reason why anyone should not call. And I and others will be the first ones to stand up with you,” Harvey said during a Monday press conference, reports ABC News. “If someone comes and they require help and then for some reason [someone] tries to deport them, I will
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