Houston won’t check immigration status at shelters

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.

The message comes as floods continue to impact the city after Harvey passed through over the weekend, driving many to shelters in a city with a large immigrant population.

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?”

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials also promised not to enforce immigration laws at shelters and other locations offering assistance to victims of the storm.

 

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source: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/348441-houston-we-wont-ask-for-immigration-status-at-shelters

  • carl

    I don’t want my donations or tax dollars used to help people who are in this country illegally. Find the illegal aliens and deport them now.

    • George Jetson

      You are the filth everyone scrapes off their shoes before they enter their home. Do us all a favor and keep your money for your beer and cigs and fat saturated foods you ingest every day. You make me sick!

      • carl

        Get very sick George! Very sick! I don’t drink or smoke and don’t eat fat saturated foods. Where do you live George we’ll send ICE by to pick you up.

        • George Jetson

          Some of my best friends work for ICE and the Border Patrol and their Hispanic as well. That should give you an idea as to where I live. Narrow it down to 4 states and you’ll probably even conclude that I’m either an illegal or Hispanic. Even though, if I were an illegal, I’d make the trek to Canada or any other country besides the USA. Luckily you don’t represent the majority opinion in this area so I’m happy right where I am. Hopefully karma will find you reborn as a Syrian or African immigrant so you can know how it feels to struggle.

          • carl

            If you don’t like the USA George, why don’t you just leave?

          • George Jetson

            Au contraire! Dude, i LOVE the USA! It’s just that people like you muck it all up with their nationalism and forced patriotism. Deal with it! We are opposites on the opinion poll and I intend to keep it that way.

          • CBUJAN

            So George you rather half open borders so any one could come into our country, do you like that 100’s of billions of dollars are spent to support these illegal’s every year, do you like it that they take jobs from Americans and lower wages, do you like the criminals that came in and do crimes against our citizens, do you like it that some of our cities and states are providing sanctuaries for illegal’s . I don’t know about you George but I’m totally disgusted in the direction our country is going. I don’t care what the situation is if we have a chance to deport these people we should do it.

          • George Jetson

            Look CBUJAN, I have no problem with enforcement of our immigration laws and maintaining a strict border as long as it is not done from a perspective of hate and nationalist persuasion. However, the only argument on your list which I can tell you is totally false is that these immigrants, legal or not, are not stealing our jobs. Where I’ve resided all along the Mexican border or at a minimum 200 miles distance north It is still pretty apparent that most of these people are incapable of taking away any high paying professional jobs (i.e. engineering, medical, science or technological). At worst they are provided jobs at the lowest tier usually in farming, building construction, restaurant, oil field and road construction. Let me clarify one thing here, when I speak of these jobs filled by immigrants I’m mostly pointing to Mexican or Central American immigrants in these cases. Most of these jobs I’ve indicated here are within 5 hours of the border and are relatively low paying, heavy labor non-professional positions. And many of these positions are shunned by American citizens who live here all across a ~200 mile wide stretch from the border all the way from Texas to California. Yes, they could be working further into states like Colorado, Utah and Oklahoma, however, nothing changes as far as the type of work they are pursuing. They’re almost always poor, uneducated and lacking in resources and experience. By my experience in this area these last 50+ years it’s obvious that most American citizens who reside in these states refuse to do these jobs because of the low pay, heavy labor and non-managerial status. All of the managerial positions I’ve filled are by American citizens because I need employees who can understand rules and regulations in English and have the knowledge, understanding and training needed in these career fields. If Americans want these jobs they would be hired to do these jobs, however, most Americans prefer to shy away from them because they expect to be in charge and refuse to work their way up the ladder like I did. If you want to blame immigrants for taking away jobs look to those in the professional positions because they are being filled legally (ahem!) by people with political influence, personal or business connections and high financial status and are usually allowed to happen through our political process with or without your approval. I agree let’s deport the illegal immigrants that break the laws and commit heinous crimes but from what I’m observing here in Southwest America it’s mostly the citizens themselves who have lost control and can’t seem to control their urges to drink alcohol or do illegal drugs and maintain a sentient self-respectable life.

          • CBUJAN

            You only talked of jobs . I was a contractor in California for 35 years and I never hired an illegal immigrant and never had any problems finding American labor. But what about the other things I have mention, like what it cost tax payers to support these people, when it comes to healthcare, housing , school for their children, and in a lot of cases they get free college, they won’t learn English, they want to keep their own culture, oh yes I forgot to mention that most of these illegal’s work for cash so they can still get welfare. And you only mentioned western states that are close to the border but illegal’s are in every state in the union. The immigrants of today are a whole lot different than the immigrants of the early 1900’s.

          • George Jetson

            To repeat what I stated earlier that was the only area that I disagreed with regard to your post. The money being wasted on illegal immigrants is most likely being done by some of our own scrupulous citizens scamming these people because for the most part the illegals don’t know any better and are willing to do anything just to survive and they are being used to commit fraud through the welfare and social security system. The reason I only mentioned Southwestern states is because this is where most of my experience has been with regard to employment. And as far as California is concerned of all these states mentioned your state has the largest hiring pool of legal citizens and perhaps the better educational system as well. Texas and Arizona are fair but New Mexico is below average in education. Even San Diego compared below that of Los Angeles and Northern California. Perhaps the entire country should do what Texas did back in the 1960s and enforce an English only curriculum at the grade school level just like when I grew up in Texas. Children of Spanish speaking parents were not allowed to speak Spanish during school attendance and teachers were expected to enforce the law.

          • CBUJAN

            When it comes to language, in California our state consitution has English as our offical lanuage but like everything else whrn it comes to illegal aliens it is ignored. I’m enclosing an very good article below I want you to read.

            How to Destroy America

            There is a book out called Mexifornia by Victor Hansen Davis. It explains how immigration both legal and illegal is destroying the entire state of California. It will march across the country until it destroys all vestiges of the American dream.

            If you believe that America is too smug, too self satisfied, too rich, then lets destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. All great civilizations rise and fall and that an autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.

            Here is how they do it, turn America into a bilingual or multilingual bicultural country. History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however it is a curse for a society to be bilingual.

            The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, tragedy, and finally fall.

            Invent multiculturalism and encourage immigrants to maintain their Culture. It would make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal. That there are no cultural differences. Make it an article of faith that Black and Hispanic dropout rates are due to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out of bounds.

            The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. the Apparent success of our own multi ethnic and multi cultural experiment might have been achieved not by tolerance but by leadership. Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentrically and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together. Encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. Replace the melting pot metaphor with the salad bowl metaphor. It is important to ensure that we have various cultural sub groups living in America reinforcing their differences rather than as Americans, emphasizing their similarities.

            Make our fastest growing demographic group the least educated. Add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated and antagonistic to our population. It would have this second underclass have a 50% dropout rate from high school.

            Another point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and business to give these efforts lots of money. In vest in ethnic identity, and establish the cult of Victimology. It would get all the minorities to think their lack of success was the fault of the majority. Start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority population.

            America’s downfall would include dual citizenship and promote divided loyalties. Celebrate diversity over unity. Stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other that is, when they are not killing each other.

            A diverse, peaceful, or stable society is against historical precedent. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together.

            Place all subjects off limits, make it taboo to talk about anything against the cult of diversity. Find a word similar to heretic in the 16th century that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like racist halt discussion and debate.

            Having made America a bilingual bicultural country, having established multiculturism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of Victimology, next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. Because immigration has been good for America, it must always be good, Make every individual immigrant sympatric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them.

            The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, tragedy, and finally fall.
            Barbaric cultures that practice female genital mutilation are growing as we celebrate diversity.

            American jobs are vanishing into the third world as corporations create a third world in America. Take note of California and other states, to date 20 million illegal aliens and growing fast.

            Everything mentioned above is happening to our country today. America is more divided than in decades and the deep divisions that are tearing us apart continue to get even worse. In fact, a new national survey report discovered that 67 percent of voters believe that America is more divided now than it was eight years ago.

          • PEACEONEARTH

            ALL SO TRUE….POOR GRANDCHILDREN…..WE ARE DROPPING THE BALL AND DONT SEEM TO BE ABLE TO PICK IT UP…..

          • George Jetson

            CBUJAN, Don’t be shocked, but I actually agree with your post and have observed the change happening for much longer than 8 years. It’s been going on for more than 30+ years. I was stationed at Newport, Rhode Island during my military service in the USNR. And while stationed there I noticed an abundance of illegal immigrants being transported to many of the large East Coast cities during the late eighties and well into the nineties. Many were from Latin American and African countries including some Asian-Pacific Islanders. Yes, I certain you and I saw the same thing going on in the West Coast as well before the turn of the century. I’m sure your question is what are we going to do about it? Well..I’m not really to sure how to answer that. Perhaps it’s time for a RESET and no, I’m not talking about a civil war. I’m talking about what the President actually already has in mind and that is to remove what attracts many of theses immigrants to America and that item is our current form of currency, the U.S. dollar. Be prepared because if he has his way we will all have to start from day one. Read up because this may happen a lot sooner than you think. Stay involved my friends and especially stay informed.

          • PEACEONEARTH

            DUDE I HAVE LIVED IN THE SOUTH BAY OF CALIFORNIA SINCE 83….FROM NEW YORK…..WHEN I GOT HERE THE SOUTH BAY WAS PRIMARILY WHITE AND MEXICANS….WE ALL GOT ALONG GREAT…. TRAFFIC WAS NOT TOO BAD….EVERYBODY RESPECTED EACH OTHER AND SPOKE ENGLISH…..GANGS WERE JUST GETTING ON THE RADAR…..FAST FOWARD 35 YEARS…..WHEN I GOT HERE THERE WERE LOTS OF WHITES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY….WHITES WANTED TO WORK….I HUNG DRYWALL FOR 40 AN HOUR…SINCE THEN ILLEGAL SC.MBAG W.TBACKS HAVE UNDERCUT EVERY WHITE OWNED BUSINESS….AROUND 85 I WORKED ON A THREE MAN CREW….THERE WAS ONE OTHER CREW….W.TBACKS CAME IN AND UNDERCUT US BY HALF….IN 15 TO 30 YEARS I SAW THE WHITES LOSE THE WORK THAN LOSE INTEREST TO WORK…AND THEY ARE F.CKING W.TBACKS…I HAVE SEEN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS COME IN AND TURN THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH BAY INTO THIRD WORLD SCUM TOWNS.M.THERF.CKERS WONT SPEAK ENGLISH….THERE ARE ABOUT 6 TIMES AS MANY OF THEM THEN ANYONE….WILMINGTON, HARBOR CITY, SAN PEDRO ETC…..BEAUTIFUL BEACH CITIES THAT ARE NOW THIRD WORLD VARRIOS GETTING WORSE

          • George Jetson

            POE, be aware and stay informed. It is time for a reset. It’s going to shock every citizen here in the U.S. but the President is currently considering dropping the U.S. dollar to remove the attraction to many of these immigrants. It’s time to remove the welfare institutions and that includes resetting any retirement programs to remove all instances of fraud. It’ll be painful at first but in the end it’ll remove all the moochers and leeches.

          • Daniel from TN

            Go further inland and you will see a different story. Illegals are taking a lot of construction jobs, and not building according to code unless someone is CONSTANTLY looking over their shoulder. There are probably problems in other areas, but construction just stands out at the moment.

          • John Flynn

            “Immigrants” often have more specialized jobs. You’re referring to Illegal Aliens within that approx 200 mile gap from the border. My wife, a LEGAL immigrant, was postponed entry into the USA due to a scar on her X-rays which MIGHT HAVE BEEN TB. She never had that, or any, disease, but it was enough to make USCIS deny her immediate entry. Your illegal alien friends just walk across a makeshift border (in many spots) and bring all those germs with them

          • BH

            I live near DC, and I can tell you that there are tons of illegals in the area, especially the restaurant business . These aren’t low paying jobs a lot of the time. But they are willing to take lower pay than the locals because they have several people, often families, living together to keep expenses low. They might be nice people, but they are still illegal. You have stated you a OK with immigration laws being enforced. Well, the first one is they must be documented. It’s all down hill from there if they are not.

          • John Flynn

            so you are a globalist, George. I myself, am PROUD to be an American and don’t wish to see a one-world order. You, by definition, do. I hope i’m wrong, but….

      • PEACEONEARTH

        WHY DOES HE MAKE YOU SICK? OH BECAUSE HE IS A PATRIOTIC AMERICAN THAT IS FED UP WITH HIS TAX DOLLARS BANKROLLING ILLEGAL ALIEN….MOSTLY THIRD WORLD SC.M….THAT COME TO OUR COUNTRY IN DROVES JUST TAKE TAKE TAKE…..ALL MY GRAND PARENTS CAME TO AMERICA FROM IRELAND….SCOTTLAND….20 CHILDREN ALL TOLD….POOR AS F.CK…..WOULD NOT DREAM OF GETTING ON WELFARE WOULD DIE OF SHAME…NOT LIKE THE FREELOADERS YOU ADVOCATE FOR….YA SEE CONFUSED LIBERAL TRAITORS LIKE YOURSELF LIVE IN A LA LA LAND FULL OF SAFE SPACES….NO BORDERS RIGHT?F.CKING LAME

        • URWorstNightmare

          Yo PEACEONEARTH (hmmm…Funny username), obviously I hit a nerve and caused you to have an aneurysm by the use of all caps. First, my apologies to carl. I didn’t mean to go ballistic on his post. Sorry Carl. But here’s how I sum up our differences of opinion PON, you and I grew up on different sides of the Potomac. Born and raised in Texas during the 60s and 70s populated by mostly Caucasians and Hispanics. We all got along. I myself with a hispanic surname but always mistaken as Caucasian and not due to my paternal side which is from Spain, Portugal, Italy and American indigenous tribes but because my Maternal side is Irish, German and 1 generation Mexican. I’m sure you get the gist. Look from your point of view I get it. Although don’t blame yourself or me if things aren’t going your way on the political spectrum. Blame the President. If he had just changed his tone and tactics to sound a little more professional he probably would’ve had more people supporting him including minorities. As I explained to CBUJAN I agree with most of his post, however, when you live near the border it’s not that easy to discount any one side. Live in peace dude and perhaps you’ll get what you voted for. I myself didn’t care for either sides rhetoric because Hillary was more of the same BS and Trump had me up until he played ignorance with the KKK and David Duke. Peace dude.

      • PEACEONEARTH

        ALL OF THESE ILLEGAL F.CKING ALIENS NEED TO GO….YOU TOO PUNK…..F.CKING LAMES LIKE YOU MAKE ME WANT TO RETCH

  • game50

    Are tax dollars at work and DemocaRATS votes = Illegal … just like the person that was in our W.H. for the last 8 years….Time to send them back from which they came and start helping the Legal American people.

  • CBUJAN

    One thing some of our politicians forget these illegal aliens have broken our laws and no matter what the situation is they must be deported. The mayor of Houston is making a big mistake.

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