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Houston: We won't check immigration status at shelters

Source: The Hill

The City of Houston said Tuesday that officials won't ask for immigration status or documents at shelters for victims displaced by Tropical Storm Harvey.

"WE WILL NOT ASK FOR IMMIGRATION STATUS OR PAPERS AT ANY SHELTER," the city's official Twitter account tweeted, before repeating the same message in Spanish.


Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (D) promised Monday that he would represent any immigrant that faces deportation after seeking assistance during and after the storm.

"I and others will be the first ones to stand up with you," Turner said at a press conference. "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?"

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/348441-houston-we-wont-ask-for-immigration-status-at-shelters?amp=1

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