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August 30, 2019Washington, DC, United StatesStatement

Statement on ICE operations during Hurricane Dorian

The men and women of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) always assist in various roles during any local, regional or national crisis, such as they are now doing with Hurricane Dorian. Our ICE officers and special agents immediately responded to assist our state, local and federal law enforcement partners. We always render aid to communities in distress and to our law enforcement partners.

Despite false rumors to the contrary, ICE does not conduct immigration enforcement operations at hurricane evacuation sites or shelters, such as during and immediately after hurricanes.

A crisis such as the devastation and destruction caused by a hurricane is not a time to compound one tragedy upon another by spreading fear in our community with false rumors of ICE operations. Instead we must stand as one community to focus on aiding the victims.