Authorities on Friday sought to reassure undocumented immigrants seeking shelter during the storm.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said people would not need to show identification in order to access shelters.
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“That will not be an issue,” Abbott said during an interview on MSNBC, saying this was his understanding based on instructions from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. “What everyone is focused on right now is doing all we can to protect life.”
Federal officials also sought to dispel concerns that could potentially keep people from going to shelters. In a joint statement, the Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said that they did not plan to conduct any “non-criminal” immigration actions at places where people might seek shelter.
“Routine non-criminal immigration
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