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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.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Texas A&M’s Role At Los Alamos, And NASA Goes To The Sun (Aug. 2, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Stafford schools look to ensure safety after funding was cut for security officers. We examine why Houston immigration judges are less likely to grant asylum. We learn what Texas A&M's role might be as part of the new group managing Los Alamos National Laboratory. Then, we learn about NASA's new mission to the sun. Author Reza Aslan discusses his book, God: A Human History. And we visit to Houston's 311 call center.

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.

Immigration

Houston Expected To House Immigrant Children At New East Downtown Facility

Posted on · After Jeff Sessions enacted a zero-tolerance policy, which separates immigrant parents from their children, the Office of Refugee Resettlement has taken some 2,000 immigrant children into their custody after they were separated from their "alleged legal guardians", straining facilities that care for unaccompanied immigrant minors

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Family Separation Policy Starts Dividing Republicans, Border Patrol Agent Suggests Minors Are Considered Adults In Their Countries

Posted on · From former First Lady Laura Bush to First Lady Melania Trump, to GOP U.S. Senator Susan Collins and a former Trump adviser, some Republicans are speaking up about their concerns and opposition to separating children from their parents as they arrive at the border asking for asylum.