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How The Biden Administration Is Handling Immigration And The Border (March 22, 2021)

On Monday’s show: How the Biden administration is handling immigration issues so far, racial bias in facial recognition technology, answers to your pet care questions, and an update on Houston sports.


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On Monday’s Houston Matters: The recent influx of young migrants crossing the border has forced federal officials to establish additional intake sites and seek additional temporary shelters to relieve overcrowding. We learn what unaccompanied minors go through after they cross the border and how the Biden administration is handling immigration issues so far.

Also this hour: Houston is the only American city with two major airports using facial recognition technology at international arrival checkpoints. That technology has drawn some criticism in recent years — but not just for privacy issues. It turns out facial recognition, at least when first developed, did not see dark-skinned faces accurately. It’s the subject of a documentary called Coded Bias, which airs tonight at 9 on Houston Public Media, TV 8.

Then, veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers your questions.

And we learn how area teams have fared so far in the NCAA tournament and other developments in Houston sports.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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