There have been report numbers of migrants coming to the Texas-Mexico border this yr, placing stress on an already strained immigration system.
The newest surge got here from hundreds of Haitians who got here from South American nations hoping to get into the US. The Haitian plight has been receiving fairly a little bit of sympathy and pro-Haitian demonstrations, however former Houston Metropolis council member Gordon Quan, who’s an immigration lawyer, says the Haitian standing ought to be based mostly on whether or not they’re coming for financial achieve or concern of persecution.
“I feel that’s the reason we’re seeing a sure totally different normal being utilized and folks being returned or being repatriated again to Haiti,” Quan mentioned. “They don’t meet the factors on the whole of refugee as our legislation defines.”
The Haitian migrant surge is simply the newest to impression the Texas-Mexico border. This week on Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall, the query is what to do to ease the stress and the way politics is getting in the way in which of an answer and far more Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. and right here on this Newsmakers EXTRA.
Komen Race for the Treatment is again!
Household Most cancers Historical past Brings Household Nearer to Komen
After a compelled yr off due to COVID-19, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Treatment is again for in individual AND digital participation on October 2nd! Ashley Dedmon is Komen Houston’s group packages supervisor. After her great-grandmother, grandmother and mom died from breast most cancers, she has a particular reference to this very special race.
“There was a bigger group round us that had additionally been impacted by breast most cancers,” she mentioned. “Girls, males, relations, care givers and in order that was actually a secure area for us, that stroll, to essentially assist us come collectively and know that we weren’t alone.”
See extra in regards to the race and Susan G. Komen in this Newsmakers EXTRA.
Dedicated to Hispanic Understanding and Schooling
It’s Hispanic Heritage Month and that’s one thing celebrated day-after-day by the Institute of Hispanic Tradition of Houston. Mayte Sera Weitzman is the president of the group and says cultural training is a key precedence.
“I would like my youngsters to like platanitos and to eat our cultural meals. These are the packages we’ve got had for years and that is the rationale we’ve received to maintain our tradition and have a good time it.”
Extra in regards to the many cultures that make up the Hispanic group and how one can get entangled.
Gordon Quan, Quan Legislation Group
Ashley Dedmon, Neighborhood Packages Supervisor, Susan G. Komen, Houston
Mayte Sera Weitzman, President, Institute of Hispanic Tradition of Houston
Ernestine Pena-Sandoval, VP Improvement, Institute of Hispanic Tradition of Houston
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