This interview originally appeared on the Houston Chronicle. Houston had a shortage of construction workers long before Hurricane Harvey inundated the city, damaging some 300,000 homes and apartments. After the storm, the need turned dire. Perhaps unlike any other time in history, immigrant labor is playing a critical role in getting Houston back on track, a […]

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This article originally appeared on ConstructionCitizen.com. In an event that brought tears to the eyes of some in attendance, the filmmakers behind The Rational Middle Immigration Documentary Series unveiled their newest work to Houstonians Wednesday night at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.  The project is produced with the support of the Center for Houston’s […]

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Houston Matters interviews Rational Middle: Immigration creators Gregory Kallenberg and Loren Steffy.

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Our dream arrived one day in a nondescript envelope. Inside were two plastic cards for my wife and me granting us permanent U.S. residency.

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As we say, energy is complicated. It’s ever-changing and often shifts dramatically directly beneath your feet. In light of recent events and the constant evolution of the discussion around energy and its impact on our environment and our civilization, the Rational Middle has seen fit to update two episodes at the center of this discussion. […]

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I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets mad when I’m watching the presidential debates. The candidates’ puerile anger and teenager-style bickering can be maddening (though, admittedly, highly entertaining). But while most of my friends seem to be angry because their candidate is getting attacked or the views of an opposing candidate seem to […]

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