What does it take to immigrate to the United States of America? Who is eligible, what are the procedures and requirements, and how long does it take?

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Stability in employment is a concern for many Americans. The stability and growth of the American economy requires the ability to track and respond to worker availability and consumer demand. How does undocumented immigration impact the job market?

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Keeping America safe is key to a high quality of life. In this episode, we explore what a physical barrier on the southern border does and doesn’t provide in the endeavor complete that mission.

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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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Illegal immigration is the result of complex economic, legal and political factors that many Americans don’t understand.

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Following Hurricane Harvey in September 2017, Houston finds itself in the grips of a housing crisis. Even before the storm caused $9 billion in housing damage, the city was struggling through a workforce shortage in the construction industry. One solution: Allow Houston’s 500,000 undocumented workers come out of the shadows to help rebuild the community, […]

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There are many ways to quantify the costs and benefits of undocumented immigrants’ burden on communities and the country — burdens on education, crime, and healthcare. But rarely do conversations include the price of border security and political capital expended on enforcing and debating the issue which wind up costing our country time and money […]

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The Immigrant’s Promise

What role does immigration play in our country’s identity and economy, and how did it become illegal in the first place?

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