THE URBAN EDGE: In the Wake of Harvey and Federal Announcement on DACA

“We are recovering from a massive, unprecedented, historic storm,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner told a crowd gathered Tuesday amid ongoing recovery efforts. He’d been in Kashmere Gardens in northeast Houston earlier that day talking about debris and trash pickup following the storm and in Kingwood the day before talking about the recovery there. This press conference, however, was not about the storm, but immigration, coming shortly after the federal government announced it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, leaving it to Congress to keep it going via new legislation in the next six months.