Houston officials reassure immigrants, who are valuable to the local economy

Aug 29, 2017
“For flood recovery, that's an important group of people for sure,” a university professor says.
People take shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston today after flood waters from Hurricane Harvey inundated the city.
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What happens to your house when you get deported?

Aug 10, 2017
Most undocumented immigrants who are deported are Latino men with jobs. That has a ripple effect on housing.
 Immigrant services staffer Lorely Peche (C), speaks with immigrant parents fearing deportation on March 25, 2017 in Stamford, Connecticut. 
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How politics influence college plans for some undocumented students

Jul 3, 2017
When deciding on which school to go to, safety from detainment or deportation is likely to tip the balance.
Eighteen-year-old Martha said a big reason she's staying at home for college is to help support her mom, who's undocumented and fearful of deportation.
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Austin, Texas, already faces costs for its 'sanctuary city' practices

Apr 28, 2017
Local police say they won't make arrests based on legal status, but there's state and federal pressure to change that.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at Dallas's City Hall.
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When people living illegally in the U.S. stay home, stores lose customers

Apr 28, 2017
Many Latino immigrants in Austin, Texas, are frequenting local businesses less on fears of arrest and deportation.
Immigrant families in McAllen, Texas, walk to a Catholic-run "immigrant respite center" before taking a bus from the border into the interior of the United States.
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Local law enforcement in California work with ICE in different ways

Mar 15, 2017
At the Fresno County Jail, immigration agents have access to the jail’s database.
Sgt. Elisa Magallanes books a newly arrested man at the Fresno County Jail.
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Blog: Some economic context for the immigration debate

Mar 9, 2017
It's an economic disruption, sure, but not a negative one.
Candidates for U.S. citizenship wave flags before being sworn in during a naturalization ceremony on Liberty Island in 2011.
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How the undocumented immigrant workforce has changed since 2009

Nov 3, 2016
A new Pew report looks at the population, which accounts for 5 percent of U.S. labor.
Mexican agricultural workers prepare to start a shift on a lettuce farm in Holtville, California.  
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Five of your immigration questions, answered

Oct 26, 2016
We got a lot of questions while reporting on migrant labor from a hops field in Washington.
A naturalization ceremony in Washington.
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California seeks more health care access for undocumented

Sep 19, 2016
The state seeks permission to let undocumented immigrants access Obamacare exchanges.
More than half a million people could get health insurance under a new California proposal.
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