Immigration

Family Of Afghan Interpreter Killed By The Taliban Talks U.S. Arrival And What’s Next

Posted on · In a sit-down interview with Houston Public Media, the family of an Afghan interpreter killed by the Taliban talk about the dangers they faced over the last 10 years, the bittersweet relief of finally living in the U.S., and what's next for the family in a new country.

Juneteenth

Galveston Unpacks Juneteenth History With New Downtown Mural

Posted on · This weekend, Texans will celebrate Juneteenth, the anniversary of the day enslaved African-Americans were liberated in Texas -- more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. That happened when Union troops arrived in Galveston, where on Saturday many will celebrate with a Juneteenth parade and the dedication of a new mural.

Immigration

After 10-Year Wait, Family Of Slain Afghan U.S. Military Interpreter Arrives In Houston

Posted on · The family's long-awaited arrival is bittersweet, since their father and husband was murdered by the Taliban in January 2021. The family's plight highlights the life-threatening consequences of the lengthy Special Immigrant Visa process for Afghan and Iraqi interpreters aiding the U.S. military.

Immigration

Houston’s New Short-Term Shelter Offers Respite To Migrant Families

Posted on · The shelter, or "family transfer center," offers food and other accommodations to families who have recently been processed and released by federal officials at the Texas-Mexico border.

Immigration

Dozens Of Texas Migrant Shelters Told To ‘Wind Down’ Operations By End Of August After Abbott’s Disaster Declaration

Posted on · Texas-licensed shelters for migrant kids have some of the best national standards for care. Now, Gov. Abbott is trying to close them, which would likely push more children and teens into emergency shelters, that are subject to less government oversight.

Immigration

Family Of Slain Afghan U.S. Military Interpreter Headed To Houston After 10-Year Visa Delay

Posted on · The Mohammed family case highlights the deadly cost of long visa wait times for Afghan and Iraqi war interpreters and others who have served alongside the U.S. military. Some 18,000 Afghan families have pending visa applications to come to the United States, as they live in life-threatening conditions.