The Wanderer

Cristóbal Toral Arrives In Houston Right When We Needed Him

The Spanish artist has been tackling our immigration issues for half a century.

04/06/2018 By Morgan Kinney

An American Story

This Houston DREAMer Turned His Experience as an Immigrant into a Book to Help Struggling Students

High school teacher Carlos Salazar wrote "Yo Soy Americano" to teach Spanish students not only the language, but about immigration, too.

03/07/2018 By Rony Ortiz Andrade

Ice House

What Will Happen to Houston's Salvadoran Immigrants?

Thousands of Salvadorans face losing their immigration status and going back home. But what happens when home is Houston?

02/28/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Melting Pot

What Does Discrimination Look Like?

A timely reminder of America's spotty record on immigrants and immigration arrives at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art.

02/15/2018 By Kaylee Dusang

Open Eye

Through the Repellent Fence Will Challenge Your View of the Border

A documentary at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival explores borders and immigration through landscape art.

11/06/2017 By Holly Beretto

News

Portrait of a Young DREAMer

An Obama past gives way to a Trump future, and a Houstonian considers his options.

10/30/2017 By Arman Badrei, Kara Fields, and Spencer Vogel

rebuild houston

In Order to Rebuild, Houston Needs Its Undocumented Workforce

Texas has more than 250,000 undocumented construction workers, and the Gulf Coast needs as much help as it can get.

09/07/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

News

Amid Harvey's Destruction, Federal Judge Halts SB4

A ray of hope for undocumented immigrants in Houston, which were some of the most vulnerable to Harvey's wrath.

08/31/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Immigration

Conroe Residents Protest Expansion of Immigration Detention Facility

The privately run facility will add 1,000 beds next door to the existing Joe Corley Detention Center, and some residents—including the mayor—aren't happy.

07/25/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Politics

Houston City Council Votes to Join Lawsuit Against SB4

In a vote of 10 to 6, with one abstaining, the Houston City Council voted to challenge the state's new "anti-sanctuary cities" bill.

06/21/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Immigration

Local Legislator Gives Impassioned Speech on Senate Bill 4 Debate

“Some are here as refugees, some are here as citizens, some are here without papers, but they’re all my people.”

05/03/2017 By Marianella Orlando

News

Far from the Turmoil of Home, Six Houston Artists Pursue Their Creative Dreams

These refugees and immigrants explore their deepest emotions through their art.

04/17/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

How Much Will the Border Wall Actually Cost?

We break down Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall plan, in terms of both dollars and sense.

03/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

For ACLU & Me

Eat, Drink and Give Money at Dining for Democracy

Local restaurants and bars are joining an effort to raise funds for the ACLU in Texas.

02/20/2017 By Amber Tong

Politics

In Photos: The Day Without Immigrants Rally in the East End

The peaceful protest in Guadalupe Plaza drew hundreds of supporters.

02/16/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Michael Paulsen

IAH

Pro Bono: Meet the Attorneys Helping Houstonians Navigate the Travel Ban

Lawyers crowded into Bush Intercontinental Airport offering free legal assistance to travelers caught flat-footed by President Trumps’s executive order.

02/09/2017 By Adam Doster Photography by Stuart Mullenburg

Essay

I Am a Refugee

In the streets of downtown Houston this weekend, as we chose humanity over fear, I felt at home.

01/30/2017 By Judy Le

Politics

In Photos: Houston Protestors Turn Out Against President Trump's Travel Ban

Thousands of Houstonians gathered at Bush Intercontinental Airport and Discovery Green over the weekend to make their voices heard.

01/30/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Politics

Mayor Sylvester Turner Issues Statement on Immigration

"HPD is not the Immigration and Naturalization Service."

01/26/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

In Houston, Immigrants and Immigration Attorneys Alike Brace for Change Under Trump

“I’m telling people that they need to have their affairs in order. Prepare for the worst, and expect the best.”

01/23/2017 By Adam Doster