DHS Statement on Safety and Immigration Enforcement During Hurricane Ida

Homeland Security

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WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is closely monitoring the potential impact of Hurricane Ida. Our highest priority remains the preservation of life and safety.

Absent exceptional circumstances, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will not conduct immigration enforcement at locations where disaster and emergency relief related to this storm is being provided, such as along evacuation routes, sites used for sheltering or the distribution of emergency supplies, food or water, or registration sites for disaster-related assistance or the reunification of families and loved ones.

DHS officials do not and will not pose as individuals providing emergency-related information as part of any enforcement activities.

Keywords: Immigration Enforcement, Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL)
Topics: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

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