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Do Existing Policies and Social Services Meet Needs of Immigrant and Refugee Children? 

Posted on · We discuss the social services available for children from immigrant and refugee families, and the challenges of meeting their needs, with Alan Dettlaff, dean and chair of the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work, and James “Terry” Keel, president and CEO of The Children’s Center, Inc.

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Law Enforcement and Open Carry: Monday’s Show (July 18, 2016)

Posted on · Three law enforcement officers were fatally shot – and three more wounded – Sunday morning in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. State police officials today say the shooter “was targeting officers.” The attack on police, of course, follows the one in Dallas just eleven days ago at an otherwise peaceful protest organized in response to two high-profile […]

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What’s Driving A Second Surge of Minors Crossing the Border?

Posted on · Attention turned about a year and a half ago to the Texas/Mexico border, where thousands of unaccompanied minors (many fleeing violence in Central America) sought asylum in the United States. The federal government scrambled to safely house the children while they navigated our immigration courts. Their ranks slowly dissipated as their cases were resolved, but now […]

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Children Crossing the Border Alone Face Numerous Challenges

Posted on · Last week the Obama Administration created a program to provide young children crossing the border without their parents with lawyers to help them navigate their way through immigration court. Obtaining adequate legal representation isn’t the only challenge children caught crossing the border illegally face. In a series of investigative reports, the Houston Chronicle has documented […]