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Houston: Immigrant-Heavy Sections and Church

houston: A similar response was seen in immigrant-heavy sections of Florida after Irma swamped the state, according to Metro News. We have to come together as churches to help the undocumented, Emmanuel Baptist Church pastor Raul Hidalgo said while mingling with victims and volunteers on the church gymnasium's parquet floor. For many of them, the church was the safest place to seek relief after Harvey devastated Houston and left thousands of immigrants fearful of turning to the government for help amid fears they would get deported. Places of worship and private charities in Texas and Florida are playing a pivotal role in the recovery effort from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma because so many storm victims are immigrants in the country illegally and therefore ineligible for federal disaster aid. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is hosting workshops for immigrants to explain FEMA eligibility and answer other questions. They are doing charity giveaways like the one at Hidalgo's church. ( As reported in the news.