Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Houston's undocumented immigrants fear Deportation, won't Evacuate

Houston's undocumented immigrants fear Deportation, won't Evacuate

Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States and has the third-largest undocumented immigrant population , about 575,000 people, according to a report this year by the Pew Research Center.

Texas’s looming crackdown on illegal immigration has already driven many of those immigrants further into the shadows, and possibly, out of the state. Rumors has it that ICE is waiting at shelter entrances and will detain and deport any illegal immigrants. This led to over half a million undocumented immigrants living in fear of deportation and won't evacuate Hurricane Harvey's flood. 

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection agencies said they would not target undocumented immigrants at evacuation sites, shelters or food banks, and would prioritize “lifesaving and life-sustaining activities” during the storm and its aftermath.The City of Houston also released a statement in English and Spanish that: 'We will not ask for immigration status or papers from anyone at any shelter. This rumor is FALSE! '' ''No vamos a pedir documentos ni estatus migratorio en ningun albergue este rumor es FALSO!''