LUPE Blog – At Start of Hurricane Season, Community Groups Demand Safe Hurricane Evacuations

Community groups and religious leaders gathered today, on the first day of hurricane season, outside of Border Patrol Sector Headquarters and called for the federal government to put an end to fear and uncertainty regarding immigration enforcement actions during a hurricane evacuation.

Local Border Patrol officials have stated that they will keep immigration checkpoints operational during a hurricane evacuation and touted their figures for immigration apprehension during Hurricane Dolly. Community groups, including the South Texas Civil Rights Project and the Immigration Working Group of the Equal Voice Network, called the local federal agency’s policy both dangerous and discriminatory as compared to policies applicable to tornado and other natural disaster- stricken regions.

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