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.

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Law Enforcement Leaders Address Growing Violent Crime In Greater Houston (Nov. 20, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: HPD Chief Art Acevedo and Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez address rising violent crime, a city program helps musicians harmed by the pandemic, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and a new exhibit hall opens at the MFAH.

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Wednesday’s Show: Economic Aid Package, And Potential Inmate Release (March 25, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Reaction and analysis to the Senate's historic economic aid package, our weekly political roundup, and Sheriff Ed Gonzalez discusses his call to release certain Harris County Jail inmates.

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Full Show: Jazmine Barnes Case, And New HSPVA Campus Opens (Jan. 7, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn the latest on the murder of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes. Then, we tour the new downtown campus for Kinder HSPVA. Plus, a local vet answers your pet care questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez Still Assessing ‘Responsible’ Way to End 287(g)

Posted on · Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says he’s still assessing all the factors and possible fallout involved in potentially ending the county’s cooperation with the controversial 287(g) program. The program allows local law enforcement to transfer inmates with criminal records who are undocumented immigrants over to federal authorities. Gonzalez campaigned on ending the program, and critics […]

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Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, and The Good, Bad and Ugly of the News: Friday’s Show (February 10, 2017)

Posted on · Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says he’s still assessing all the factors and possible fallout involved in potentially ending the county’s cooperation with the controversial 287(g) program. The program allows local law enforcement to transfer inmates with criminal records who are undocumented immigrants over to federal authorities. Gonzalez campaigned on ending the program, and critics […]

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A Closer Look at Election 2016 Results

Posted on · Houston Matters host Craig Cohen and University of Houston political scientist Brandon Rottinghaus discuss the results of Tuesday's election, both nationally and locally. Among the topics discussed: the Presidential race, Congress, voter turnout, voter ID, Harris County Sheriff and District Attorney election results, HISD's Proposition 1 (recapture), a few compelling state house races, and the […]

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Harris County Jail Issues Loom Large In Race For Sheriff

Posted on · In the race for Harris County Sheriff, both the incumbent, Sheriff Ron Hickman, and his challenger, Ed Gonzalez, agree there are serious problems with the Harris County Jail. But they differ on how to address them. Much is being said about what's wrong with the local lockup, so News 88.7’s Florian Martin decided to take […]