American politics is perhaps as broken as it has ever been when it comes to a number of issues, including the question of what to do about millions of undocumented workers.
We have been working with the Center for Houston’s Future to produce and distribute the two videos below that are on the Rational Middle website. The goal is to present the rational middle of a very polarizing issue. The Center plans to release several other 11-22 minute videos over the next year dealing with topics within the immigration issue.
The first two episodes of Rational Middle: Immigration, a new web series discussing the challenges and opportunities of fixing the broken immigration system, are now streaming. Watch below:
The Texas Standard, a statewide radio program that airs on NPR stations throughout the state, has been doing an in-depth series on the realities faced by undocumented people who live here.
As part of the series, reporter Joy Diaz took a look at the plight of undocumented workers in the construction industry.
As the flood waters left behind by Hurricane Harvey begin to recede around our great city, the questions of how to rebuild and who will do the work are top of mind. Following the passage of a ban on "sanctuary cities" in Texas, we were already faced with a quickly depleting workforce.