Immigration and Naturalization Service

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    December 18, 2008
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    June 9, 2005

    The Usual Suspect

    South African refugee calls deputies to complain about intruders, ends up arrested himself

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    August 19, 2004

    Double Trouble

    Juan Diaz just wanted his citizenship. The feds wanted a drug-running felon.

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    December 11, 2003

    Why Can't They Be Friends?

    Bill and Annise confront a City Hall curse

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    March 6, 2003

    A Killer Nanny

    Charlotte Foster wanted a male nanny who’d play sports with her sons. She got an escaped murderer.

  • Music

    February 6, 2003

    Letter from Uzbekistan

    Spoiled meat, fermented mare's milk and a president who says he'd rip off his kid's head -- such is Wil Wuerdig's life as a musician in Central Asia

  • Music

    June 20, 2002

    In Search of Lost Time

    Robert Conran jumped from the frying pan and into the fire. Then they turned up the heat.

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    Creative Interpretations

    Vindication comes a year after "Agent 307" prevented Mahotella Queens from performing at I-Fest

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    July 26, 2001

    Tick Tock, Your Time Is Up

    Foreign students at the Glassell School of Art get a stipend, studio space and three years to make it really big. They've had a huge impact on Houston's art scene. But if the INS isn't impressed, they've got to go.

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    June 21, 2001

    The Bored Patrol

    Border Patrol agents in South Texas contend they are getting paid to stay put as illegal immigrants go around them. Is this how the much-hyped crackdown along the Rio Grande is supposed to work?

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    March 29, 2001

    The Hitch

    Matrimonial safe haven hits Harris County. But the INS honeymoon ends with April.

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    March 1, 2001

    Border Line

    In the predawn hours, immigrants face an eternity of waiting at the INS office

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    January 25, 2001

    Rejection Slips

    The INS defends our borders and deports immigrant criminals. Sometimes, though, in its zeal, it tosses out perfectly law-abiding, hardworking people too.

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    January 4, 2001

    Chinese Puzzle

    An Asian mother loses her first asylum battle

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    June 1, 2000

    Still Stumbling

    Houston Chronicle faces the Hispanic community and anchor confustion

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    October 7, 1999


    Not Ready for Prime Time. Continental may have taught the mayor how to fly right

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    October 7, 1999

    Borderline Bond

    Local judges go anti-immigrant in bail policies

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    September 2, 1999
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    June 10, 1999

    Child Trek

    The devastation of Hurricane Mitch propelled thousands across our southern border in search of new lives in America. And those were just the kids.

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    August 6, 1998

    Deporting Disparities

    Immigration law divides Central Americans

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    May 14, 1998

    Numbers Man

    The interim U.S. attorney is hustling small-time cases through the courts

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    May 8, 1997

    "One-Man Mob"

    The cops say what John Shike did to his wife amounted to "legalized stalking." And after being hit with one of the largest fines ever at the county family courts, he vowed he'd get the judge, too.

  • News

    August 1, 1996

    Lovely Latin Ladies

    Looking for a gorgeous, subservient wife? One who can't nag you, because she doesn't speak English? The Latina Connection will hook you up.

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    May 9, 1996

    The Invisible Girl

    15 years ago, Maria arrived in Houston, one more troubled illegal from one more troubled country. Then, to most of the world, she simply disappeared.

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    April 4, 1996

    Ana's Angel

    Jay Hamburger rushed in where others feared to tread ... only to find that no good deed goes unpunished

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    February 29, 1996

    End Times

    The Tao shall set you free -- but maybe not in Kingsbridge Park

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    August 25, 1994

    Losing Track

    Juvenile Probation has gotten out-of-touch with the INS ... and some young criminals it's supposed to supervise