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Immigration Court Backlog and Adjunct Professors: Tuesday’s Show (March 29, 2016)

Tough talk about protecting the border doesn’t mean much if immigration courts can’t process cases. Area immigration attorney Alexandre Afanassiev says his cases are being scheduled into 2019. Why? We discuss the immigration court backlog with Afanassiev, and Houston Chronicle reporter Lomi Kriel, on this edition of Houston Matters. Also this hour: according to Department […]

Tough talk about protecting the border doesn’t mean much if immigration courts can’t process cases. Area immigration attorney Alexandre Afanassiev says his cases are being scheduled into 2019. Why? We discuss the immigration court backlog with Afanassiev, and Houston Chronicle reporter Lomi Kriel, on this edition of Houston Matters.

Also this hour: according to Department of Education data compiled by the American Association of University Professors, the percentage of part-time faculty employment at degree-granting institutions rose from around 30 percent in 1975 to an estimated 51 percent in 2011. In other words, colleges and universities appear to be relying more and more on part-time lecturers, instructors and adjunct professors to teach their classes. Is this happening more and more here in Greater Houston, and is it a good idea? We talk it over.

Then: An area vascular surgeon discusses efforts to minimize the number of amputations stemming from vascular diseases and diabetes. We welcome your questions for Dr. Kousta Foteh from Memorial Hermann Northeast.

Plus: Krisha, a film by Houston native Trey Edward Shults, opened in Houston this past Friday (March 25, 2016) at Sundance Cinemas. Shults used members of his own family as actors to re-enact a version of something that actually happened to them. Paige Phelps spoke with the director about the film last fall.

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