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By Dylan Baddour, Houston Chronicle Shi Yan Feng closes his eyes and breathes deeply with ancient form. His palms rise face up on the inhale, then fall slowly, face down, on opposite sides of his torso then stretch straight upwards, summoning an energy that will make his body hard. He […]

Mayor cites model where nonprofit, police work together By Lomi Kriel With immigration reform deadlocked and election rhetoric against it divisive, Houston and cities across the country are increasingly considering providing identification cards to immigrants and other vulnerable populations. The lack of a government-sanctioned ID can turn any interaction with […]

Anatomy of foreign-born residents spending and taxes in Greater Houston With $31.9 billion in spending power and a contribution to the GDP of over $116 billion, the foreign-born population of Houston is a driver in the local economy that is shaping the city’s future, according to a report released Wednesday, […]

By Lomi Kriel A Houston immigration judge who hasn’t heard cases for 10 months in the overwhelmed downtown court is no longer employed by the Department of Justice, a spokeswoman said Thursday. Judge Mimi Yam, who came to Houston from San Francisco in 2004 and had an unusual allergy to […]