Immigration

Family Of Afghan Interpreter Killed By The Taliban Talks U.S. Arrival And What’s Next

Posted on · In a sit-down interview with Houston Public Media, the family of an Afghan interpreter killed by the Taliban talk about the dangers they faced over the last 10 years, the bittersweet relief of finally living in the U.S., and what's next for the family in a new country.

Immigration

After 10-Year Wait, Family Of Slain Afghan U.S. Military Interpreter Arrives In Houston

Posted on · The family's long-awaited arrival is bittersweet, since their father and husband was murdered by the Taliban in January 2021. The family's plight highlights the life-threatening consequences of the lengthy Special Immigrant Visa process for Afghan and Iraqi interpreters aiding the U.S. military.

Immigration

Family Of Slain Afghan U.S. Military Interpreter Headed To Houston After 10-Year Visa Delay

Posted on · The Mohammed family case highlights the deadly cost of long visa wait times for Afghan and Iraqi war interpreters and others who have served alongside the U.S. military. Some 18,000 Afghan families have pending visa applications to come to the United States, as they live in life-threatening conditions.

Houston Matters

Full Show: HISD’s New State Funds, And Writer Elliot Ackerman (June 17, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: How HISD should spend new state funds, reviewing the bills Gov. Abbott vetoed, looking back at the Beaumont race riots of 1943, writer Elliot Ackerman returns to where he fought in Iraq, and an update on Houston sports.