Houston Matters

How Immigration Policy Affects Houston

Posted on · We discuss the day-to-day challenges facing both people who are undocumented, and the industries and institutions they’re engaged in. We welcome your questions for an immigration attorney, the head of the University of Houston’s Immigration Clinic, and a Houston-based subcontractor who shares his insights into the unique challenges America’s immigration policies have on the construction […]

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How Immigration Reform Could Impact Houston

Posted on · Last week, the U.S. Senate passed an immigration reform bill that would both ramp up security along the U.S. border with Mexico, and pave the way towards citizenship for millions of people already living here illegally. We'll discuss the political and cultural implications of such proposed legislation, and what it means, in particular, for Houstonians.

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Destination Houston – Storytelling Sessions: Anthony Domenech

Posted on · As part of our series of stories from Houstonians talking about how their families came to America, we hear from Anthony Domenech, whose grandparents came to the U.S. in the late 1940s. He discusses how his parents met and fell in love amid challenging conditions in the South Bronx in New York.  

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Why One Family Worries They Will Be Separated

Posted on · As Congress hammers out the details of an immigration reform bill, many undocumented families are watching the news with some hope that a path to citizenship passes. KUHF's Shomial Ahmad talked to one Houston-area family who are hoping that, but right now, they're living with the fear of what would happen if their family was separated.

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How Immigration Reform will Affect Houston

Posted on · The so-called "Gang of Eight" in Congress seems poised to announce their proposal for comprehensive immigration reform. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was in Houston last week to discuss it. And rallies calling for such reform took place across the country on Wednesday, including here in Houston, where participants and onlookers alike shared strong opinions […]