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WILMINGTON, N.C. — U.S. immigration officials say they won’t do any active enforcement during evacuations or in shelters during Hurricane Florence. Homeland Security officials say Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers are focused on the preservation of life and safety.
The Trump administration has stepped up arrests of people living in the country illegally, but during this storm they say they won’t enforce immigration laws unless there’s a serious public safety threat.
The article goes on to state the following:
Immigration officers have been dispatched to help with response and recovery as Florence lashes North and South Carolina with life-threatening winds, rain and floods.
But Jeff Byard of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says saving lives is the priority, and anyone fearing for their safety should call 911 for help. Federal officials say they don’t want people to fear going to shelters.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 16, 2018
Some people were reportedly choosing not to evacuate because they were worried they could face deportation.https://t.co/MeBKFrCNYX
— Globalnews.ca (@globalnews) September 13, 2018
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