By Steve Neavling
Border Patrol has rescued about 450 people in the Houston area in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
John Morris, chief of staff in South Texas, told the Associated Press that agents “absolutely 100% here for rescue and safety” and are not enforcing immigration laws.
Morris said Border Patrol deployed 35 boats to navigate the flooded streets. The boats came from stations along the Rio Grande.
The agency drew criticism for failing to suspend highway checkpoints in Texas as the storm was moving across the state.