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(20,510 posts)
Tue Aug 29, 2017, 04:06 PM Aug 2017

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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Houston: We won't check immigration status at shelters (Original Post) TexasBushwhacker Aug 2017 OP
So glad to hear this! n/t Liberal Jesus Freak Aug 2017 #1
No doubt Ted Cruz will proudly vote against relief funding ToxMarz Aug 2017 #2
This is the essence of what a 'Sanctuary City' is. yallerdawg Aug 2017 #3
Is not Houston a bit of a Progressive Bastion.. busterbrown Aug 2017 #4
Dallas is also blue LeftInTX Aug 2017 #5
Dallas County is bluer than Harris County! yallerdawg Aug 2017 #6
I read that your mayor is a lesbian. BigmanPigman Aug 2017 #7
Black mayor. Igel Aug 2017 #9
I know that but apparently Anne doesn't. I read it on a DU post earlier and laughed. BigmanPigman Aug 2017 #10
Yes, Annise Parker is a lesbian. She was a good mayor TexasBushwhacker Aug 2017 #11
Trump needs to retaliate jpak Aug 2017 #8


(8,515 posts)
4. Is not Houston a bit of a Progressive Bastion..
Tue Aug 29, 2017, 04:22 PM
Aug 2017

Perhaps this is playing out with this decision.

Would this have happened if this was in Dallas?

Not Sure..


(16,104 posts)
6. Dallas County is bluer than Harris County!
Tue Aug 29, 2017, 04:30 PM
Aug 2017

Where people interact each day and get accustomed to tolerance and diversity, they tend to vote Democratic (for some reason).



(52,128 posts)
7. I read that your mayor is a lesbian.
Tue Aug 29, 2017, 06:31 PM
Aug 2017

At least that is what Anne Coulter said and I always believe her and Kellyanne.


(20,510 posts)
11. Yes, Annise Parker is a lesbian. She was a good mayor
Tue Aug 29, 2017, 10:31 PM
Aug 2017

and I hope she gets back into politics. Unfortunately, we have term limits.

Our new mayor, Sylvester Turner, is doing a great job IMHO. He ran for mayor several times in the past, starting in 1991 and I felt he wasn't ready. But he's served in the Texas House of Representatives for several years, including on the state budget commitee. I felt he was ready this time around and I was happy to vote for him.

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