Pastors In Texas Find New Ways To Serve Fearful Immigrants

Posted on · Parishes and communities with large populations of immigrants in the U.S. illegally have reported slightly lower attendance on Sundays, or significant drop-offs in attendance. Because of this, Pastors have begun to conduct weekly meetings by telephone with people who are afraid or unable to go to church.

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How Places Like Houston Will Help Solve America’s Immigration Issues

Posted on · (Above: Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum. (Photo Courtesy: NIF/ As executive director of the National Immigration Forum, Ali Noorani advocates for the value of immigrants and immigration. That’s not an easy job these days amid debate over so-called “sanctuary cities” and the 287(g) program, the Trump Administration’s plans for a border […]

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How Will Houston’s Office of New Americans Work?

Posted on · Last week (Dec. 12, 2016), Mayor Sylvester Turner announced he was creating an Office of New Americans and Immigrant Communities for the City of Houston. Mayor Turner said goal is to “improve access to city services for all Houstonians.” And the mayor said the office will work as an information source for Houston’s large immigrant […]

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Discovering the Rich Culture and History of Houston’s Food

Posted on · The stories of a city’s food are the stories of its humanity. As Houston food writer David Leftwich writes in a recent article, if you learn how a city eats, how it feeds itself year after year, then you’ll learn how it lives, its history and the stories of the hidden bonds that connect its citizens […]