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‘It’s Humiliating’: Released Immigrants Describe Life with Ankle Monitors

Posted on · The devices are a better option than detention, but they disrupt almost every aspect of daily life, from sleeping and exercising to buying groceries and getting a job, according to more than a dozen attorneys, immigrant advocates and Central American asylum-seekers.

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The Trump Administration Is Not Keeping Its Promises To Asylum-Seekers Who Come To Ports Of Entry

Posted on · As the humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border comes more into focus, Trump administration officials insist that there is a "right way" for families fleeing persecution to seek asylum in the United States: Come to an official port of entry. But such families are still finding themselves in a lot of trouble.

Houston Matters

Full Show: How Politicians Use Scripture, And Houston’s Best Hot Dogs (July 3, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn about a court ruling affecting certain asylum seekers. We examine how politicians use scripture to their benefit. Food writers discuss their favorite hot dog and hamburger joints. And we preview the Houston Symphony's annual Star-Spangled Salute concerts.

Houston Matters

Full Show: What Asylum-Seekers Are Fleeing, And Comedian Mo Amer (June 29, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn what drives so many asylum seekers to flee their home countries in Central and South America and make the dangerous journey to the United States. Then, our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of The Week’s News. And Houston Comedian Mo Amer talks about his journey into comedy and his fateful plane ride with Eric Trump.

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One Year In: How is the Houston Office of Human Rights First Helping the Area’s Asylum Seekers?

Posted on · About a year ago, Human Rights First set up an office in Houston. The non-profit group connects area lawyers offering pro bono legal services to asylum seekers. Human Rights First had been operating in New York and Washington, but opened up the Houston office on the campus of South Texas College of Law last year […]