Bayougraphy

Anne Chandler Is Seeking Justice for Houston's Most Vulnerable Immigrants

The executive director of the Tahirih Justice Center is "fighting like mad" for women and girls escaping violence.

05/24/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

News

For Houston's Women Refugee Community, There's Power in Numbers

Together, they’re building new lives, one swim class at a time.

03/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Street Art

The New Gulfton Story Trail Tells the Tale of a Neighborhood

A dozen related murals celebrate the diversity of the Southwest Houston community—and hopefully entice others to come explore.

10/30/2018 By Brittanie Shey

In Town

El Tiempo Cantina Under Fire For Touting Jeff Sessions's Visit

What the best way to handle the arrival of a controversial diner?

08/11/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Immigration

Second 'Families Belong Together' March Protests Potential Immigrant Detention Center

Hundreds of Houstonians came together on Saturday outside a vacant warehouse on Emancipation Avenue that may be used as a holding facility for children separated from their families.

07/30/2018 By Shafaq Patel

Crisis

What's Going on at the Border? The Rothko Chapel Asks Questions and Offers Answers.

A Tuesday community gathering grapples with the evolving immigration crisis.

07/16/2018 By Anna Lassmann

News

In Photos: 'Families Belong Together' Day Of Action

Several thousand Houstonians came together on Saturday to protest the Trump administration's policies regarding family separation and detention.

07/02/2018 By Marco Torres

Bayougraphy

Gene Wu Is Ready to Move Beyond Thoughts and Prayers

“What I like about being a state rep is advocating for people who are in the worst places, who have the smallest voices."

06/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Houston Love

Celebrating National Immigration Month Has Never Been More Important

Diversity makes our city the best.

06/18/2018 By Shafaq Patel

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