Immigration

‘Unconstitutional And Fascist’ — Advocates Respond To Gov. Abbott’s Order Restricting Migrant Transport

Posted on · The order allows law enforcement to stop, reroute, or impound any vehicle that they reasonably suspect may be violating the order. The governor’s order did not detail what constitutes reasonable suspicion.

Immigration

Immigrant Advocates Want A Progressive Leader At ICE. Can Sheriff Ed Gonzalez Deliver?

Posted on · Ahead of Gonzalez' Senate confirmation hearing, some advocates say the sheriff's failure to implement transformative changes at the Harris County jail could indicate difficulties ahead at one of the most heavily-criticized agencies in the country.

Politics

GOP Voting Bills Aimed At Harris County Reforms Are Suppression, Civil Rights Groups Say

Posted on · The ACLU, the Anti-Defamation League and others slammed the bills, which they say are unjust and make it harder to vote. Harris County leaders, meanwhile, say their reforms are the target.

Immigration

As Biden Inherits A Harsh Immigrant Detention System, Advocates Look For Him To Change It

Posted on · Texas is home to more immigrant detention centers than any other state, making it ground zero for any changes President Joe Biden will make to the system. Though advocates have said they're optimistic about this new chapter, Biden is inheriting expanded detention infrastructure with a record of poor medical treatment.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Madeleine Albright On Bipartisanship, And Remembering Filmmaker James Blue (Nov. 8, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: After losing his re-election bid, a judge releases many of the juvenile defendants who had cases before him. Then, former Sec. of State Madeleine Albright discusses the need for bipartisanship in foreign policy. Plus, a new documentary tells the story of Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker James Blue, who spent much of his career in Houston. And a new performance explores the impact of Houston’s drag scene on the LGBT rights movement.