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Illegals didn't evacuate, fearing deportation roundup at shelters

Waves crash over a seawall at the mouth of the Miami River from Biscayne Bay, Fla., as Hurricane Irma passes by, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Despite promises from Washington that immigration officials would not make deportation raids at emergency shelters in Florida, some illegals rode out the storm in their houses to make sure they weren't seized.

According to one report, Hondurans in Miami instead stocked up on food and water and were prepared to ride out several days without electricity.

A report in La Tribuna included a video by one illegal showing cases of water and pre-made tortillas, pancakes and sandwiches.

Said the report, tweeted out by Kausha Luna of the Center for Immigration Studies:

Most Hondurans in Miami, Florida in the United States, have not evacuated from their homes for fear of being deported so they will be challenged by the strength of Hurricane Irma.

The compatriots extremely worried about the arrival of the natural phenomenon, have supplied water, dairy and canned foods in their refrigerators.

The above, to prevent hunger and to be able to eat things without having to use electric stove and thus to evade possible arrests by the immigration authorities of that country.

Prior to the natural disasters, President Trump's top homeland advisor told illegal immigrants not to worry.

"In terms of immediate life-saving, no individual human being should worry about their immigration status, unless they've committed a crime on top of coming here illegally, when it comes to getting food, water and shelter," said Tom Bossert.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com