DHS on Immigration Enforcement During Tropical Storm Karen

DHS on Immigration Enforcement During Tropical Storm Karen

"To the extent that Tropical Storm/Hurricane Karen (Karen) impacts law enforcement operations and/or the storm triggers the need for an officially ordered evacuation or an emergency government response, U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) highest priorities are to promote life-saving and life-sustaining activities, the safe evacuation of people who are leaving the impacted area, the maintenance of
public order, the prevention of the loss of property to the extent possible, and the speedy recovery of the impacted region.

As such, to the extent that Karen impacts law enforcement operations and/or the storm triggers the need for an officially ordered evacuation or an emergency government response, there will be no immigration enforcement initiatives associated with evacuations or sheltering related to Karen, including the use of checkpoints for immigration purposes in impacted areas during an evacuation. ... [More]" - DHS, undated.