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Full Show: Report Examines Houston’s Immigrant Population, and Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas (Sept. 20 2018)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: A new report takes an in-depth look at Houston’s immigration population. Citizens are being asked to weigh in on flood-prevention priorities. Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas talks about being undocumented. And we look back at the “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match held at the Astrodome in 1973.



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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: We examine a new report from the Migration Policy Institute, which offers an in-depth look at Houston's immigration population. And News 88.7’s Elizabeth Trovall examines the concept of a “virtual wall” being created in a legal sense to curb undocumented immigration.

Also this hour: After Harris County voters approved a $2.5 billion flood control bond, citizens are being asked to weigh in on what flood mitigation projects should be a priority.

Then, several years ago, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas “came out” as an undocumented immigrant. He discusses his experience in a new book, Dear America: Notes of An Undocumented Citizen.

And we look back at the Battle of the Sexes tennis match held at the Astrodome 45 years ago today.

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