After all of the chaos surrounding the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico was still facing grave danger. Heavy rains were expected on the island this weekend, resulting in a flash flood watch. This will complicate recovery efforts, including all of the help coming in because of the temporary lift of the Jones Act. There are thousands of containers filled with food, water, and medical supplies stuck at the Port of San Juan due to the fact that many roads are still impassable and only 20% of truck drivers are back on the job, CNN reported.
Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) converged on sanctuary cities where immigration laws are not enforced and arrested about 500 undocumented immigrants this week as part of its new initiative called “Operation Safe City.” Those who were taken into custody came from 42 countries and were arrested for federal immigration violations in multiple cities across the U.S. during a four-day operation that ended Wednesday. “Safe City” focused on regions where ICE deportation officers have been denied access to jails and prisons to interview suspected immigration law violators or jurisdictions where ICE detainer policies haven’t been honored.
This Is What Puerto Rico Looks Like After Hurricane Maria
1. Fajardo, PR: A woman pulls a trash can past a destroyed home.1 of 10
2. Fajardo, PR: A coin weighing scale lies between debris from a destroyed bar.2 of 10
3. San Juan, PR: Residents walk past damaged homes following Hurricane Maria.3 of 10
4. San Juan, PR: A thick tree completely raised from the ground.4 of 10
5. San Juan, PR: Cars cross flooded waters on a bridge.5 of 10
6. Fajardo, PR: A damaged sail boat washed ashore following Hurricane Maria.6 of 10
7. San Juan, PR: Residents begin the recovery process after Hurricane Maria damaged their homes.7 of 10
8. San Juan, PR: A neighborhood flooded and devastated by the storm.8 of 10
9. Luquillo, PR: Concrete power line poles lie on a highway.9 of 10
10. San Juan, PR: Flooded streets devastate the island.10 of 10