Undocumented immigrants facing the devastation of Harvey will not have to face punishment from the government as well, according to authorities.
Both Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Patrol will not conduct “routine non-criminal immigration enforcement” at shelters assisting those recovering from the storm, the agencies said in a statement.
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But immigration authorities may make a “case-by-case” determination in incidences where a “serious criminal” is getting relief, disaster managers at the Federal Emergency Management Agency said.
FEMA added that Red Cross shelters will not ask for identification for those looking for shelter, though those seeking disaster relief will need to verify their address.
People line up for food as others rest at the
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