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Consistent with their enforcement policies, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are not conducting enforcement operations at or near locations distributing clean water in Flint, Michigan or surrounding areas affected by the current water situation. Moreover, DHS officials do not and will not pose as individuals providing water-related information or distributing clean water as part of any enforcement activities.
Amongst the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's top priorities in the current water emergency in Flint is to support State and local government efforts to distribute clean water and related supplies to individuals in communities who are impacted by the emergency. During the emergency, DHS and its component law enforcement agencies are focused on life-saving and life-sustaining activities and maintaining public order. We stand ready to assist those in need and to support State and local authorities quickly, safely, and efficiently.