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Inside Houston’s Newest Migrant Shelter For Unaccompanied Teens

Posted on · Advocates, teachers, even presidential hopefuls have rallied against a migrant shelter east of downtown Houston, calling it a baby jail and a prime example of the Trump administration’s harsh immigration policies. Though some criticisms of Southwest Key have credence, Houston Public Media got access to a rare tour inside the shelter that sheds light on the lives of migrant teens there.

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Full Show: Tent Cities For Migrant Children, And Our Weekly Political Roundup (June 13, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We learn how tent cities could be used to shelter unaccompanied migrant children. Then, our experts discuss the latest political stories. We remember the roll the Turtle Bayou Resolutions played in Texas history. And we meet some boating enthusiasts in Greater Houston.

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Unaccompanied Minors and Immigration Courts: Wednesday’s Show (September 7, 2016)

Posted on · UNICEF (The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) last month released a report on the number of unaccompanied children coming into the United States from Central America. According to the report, nearly 26,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended at the U.S. border in the first six months of 2016. The report also touches on the importance […]

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Minors at the Border and Space Debris: Wednesday’s Show (January 6, 2016)

Posted on · Attention turned about a year and a half ago to the Texas/Mexico border, where thousands of unaccompanied minors (many fleeing violence in Central America) sought asylum in the United States. The federal government scrambled to safely house the children while they navigated our immigration courts. Their ranks slowly dissipated as their cases were resolved, but […]