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Tue Aug 29, 2017, 03:06 PM

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.

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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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TexasBushwhacker Aug 2017 OP
Liberal Jesus Freak Aug 2017 #1
ToxMarz Aug 2017 #2
yallerdawg Aug 2017 #3
busterbrown Aug 2017 #4
LeftInTX Aug 2017 #5
yallerdawg Aug 2017 #6
BigmanPigman Aug 2017 #7
Igel Aug 2017 #9
BigmanPigman Aug 2017 #10
TexasBushwhacker Aug 2017 #11
jpak Aug 2017 #8

Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 03:14 PM

1. So glad to hear this! n/t

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 03:18 PM

2. No doubt Ted Cruz will proudly vote against relief funding

for America's newest sanctuary city

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 03:22 PM

3. This is the essence of what a 'Sanctuary City' is.

"People First!"

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 03:22 PM

4. Is not Houston a bit of a Progressive Bastion..

Perhaps this is playing out with this decision.

Would this have happened if this was in Dallas?

Not Sure..

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 03:29 PM

5. Dallas is also blue

Dallas County: Hillary 60%
Harris County: Hillary 54%

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 03:30 PM

6. Dallas County is bluer than Harris County!

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



http://www.npr.org/2016/11/08/501067319/texas-2016-presidential-and-state-election-results

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 05:31 PM

7. I read that your mayor is a lesbian.

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

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 06:52 PM

9. Black mayor.

The city had an election since.

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Response to Igel (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 07:28 PM

10. I know that but apparently Anne doesn't. I read it on a DU post earlier and laughed.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 09:31 PM

11. Yes, Annise Parker is a lesbian. She was a good mayor

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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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 05:33 PM

8. Trump needs to retaliate

MAGA!

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