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DHS Won’t Deport Anyone in Flint While the Water Crisis Continues

Since 2014, the residents of Flint, Mich., had been paying for CONTAMINATED water:

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After this big f*ck up, government officials at the local and federal level have handed out bottled water…a short term solution.

BUT up until the end of January, you needed a form of identification to have access to that water.

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Because of this requirement, the nearly 1,000 undocumented immigrants in Flint couldn’t access potable water.

But wait, it gets worse!

Even without the ID issue, Flint’s undocumented population won’t open their doors out of fear that an ICE agent will be on the other side.

It’s not an irrational fear. In early January, ICE arrested 121 mothers and children and sent them to detention centers.

To fix this f*ck up, the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson recently said agents wouldn’t conduct raids in Flint during the water crisis.

Buuuuut, Johnson also went out of his way to say that he still could conduct raids at his discretion.

Listen, Jeh (what kind of name is that even?), we get that it’s your job, but sometimes it’s okay to look the other way.

Especially when we’re talking about a basic right for women and children.