Immigrants who come here legally also targeted by new law changes

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The U.S. government continues to revise its immigration policy – and it’s not just people caught crossing the border that are feeling the effects.

Targets are also on the backs of people who came here the legal way by following the laws and policies established by decades of politics and progress.

Written by Brandon Moeller and Torry Mercer. Produced by Brandon Moeller. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on June 29, 2018.

Supreme Court rules most district maps in question are not racial gerrymandering

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On Monday, in a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s finding that eight state house districts and two congressional districts in Texas were the products of racial gerrymandering.

The ruling was mostly a win for Republicans and Governor Greg Abbott, whose lawyers argued that Republicans who drew the maps were not acting with the intent to limit the political impact of minority voters.

Written by Brandon Moeller. Read and produced by Steve Gallington. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on June 29, 2018.

Texas military bases may be used for immigrant and child detention

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As reported earlier this week on Democracy Now, the U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced that two military bases in Texas will be used to imprison immigrants, including children.

Written by Brandon Moeller. Read and produced by Steve Gallington. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on June 29, 2018.

The People’s News seeks new volunteers to contribute their voices, stories and production skills

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The People’s News is a unique news show in Houston that it is run entirely by volunteers. We are always looking for new volunteers to join and contribute original reporting, their vocal talents in reading news written and compiled by other volunteers and producers who can help us put it all together.

Written by Brandon Moeller and Staci Davis. Read and produced by Steve Gallington. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on June 29, 2018.

Valdez, Abbott, Cruz, O’Rourke all against family separations – though each propose different solutions

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Candidates in Texas’ most contentious races in November speak out about separating families.

Written by Brandon Moeller. Read and produced by Steve Gallington. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on June 22, 2018.

Deputy arrested for sexual assault of immigrant child; he told mother if she spoke out he would deport her

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Bexar County sheriff’s deputy Jose S. Nunez was arrested this week on a first-degree felony charge of super aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Written and produced by Brandon Moeller. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on June 22, 2018.

Eleven cooling centers around Houston will be open all summer

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For the 13th year, thanks to a partnership with the City of Houston and Reliant, 11 cooling centers will be open and offer a place for residents to go to stay cool – free of charge.

Written by Brandon Moeller. Read and produced by Richard Hanna. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on June 22, 2018.