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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.

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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