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Full Show: Birthright Citizenship, and Divided Views on Immigration in Texas (Oct. 30, 2018)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Pres. Trump wants to end the practice of birthright citizenship. We examine how opinions on immigration vary across Texas. We discuss how to deal with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. A photographer documents the changing scene along the U.S.-Mexico border. And we learn about efforts to save the endangered Attwater’s prairie chicken.

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Pres. Trump says he plans to use an executive order to end birthright citizenship — the practice of conferring citizenship on children of non-citizens who are born in the United States, currently guaranteed by the 14th Amendment. The potential move will likely trigger numerous legal challenges. We talk it over with an immigration expert.

And reporters Elizabeth Trovall and Mallory Falk examine how opinions on immigration vary from Houston to El Paso — the home towns of Sen. Ted Cruz and his challenger Rep. Beto O’Rourke, respectively.

Also this hour: Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor wrote an open letter last week saying she has been diagnosed with “the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer’s disease.” O’Connor says her condition is forcing her to withdraw from public life. We talk with area experts about recognizing at what point someone facing such a diagnosis takes a step back from daily life and focuses primarily on their care.

Then, we revisit our conversation with photographer John Moore who documented the changing scene along the U.S.-Mexico border in a collection of photographs called Undocumented.

And we learn about efforts to save the endangered Attwater’s prairie chicken that once roamed the Texas Gulf Coast.

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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Pres. Trump wants to end the practice of birthright citizenship. We examine how opinions on immigration vary across Texas. We discuss how to deal with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. A photographer documents the changing scene along the U.S.-Mexico border. And we learn about efforts to save the endangered Attwater’s prairie chicken.

Posted by Houston Public Media on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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