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Top Stories: How Will Restrictions Affect Refugees In North Texas?

Jan 30, 2017

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News:

President Donald Trump’s executive order includes a 120-day suspension of the U.S. refugee program. That has forced groups that help resettle refugees to scramble, as many as 20 refugees are scheduled to arrive this week in North Texas. As KERA’s Stella Chavez reports, advocates say they’re not sure how the ban may affect those refugees.

Other stories this afternoon:

  • The Dallas homeless population has dominated headlines in recent months. Homeless encampments have been shuttered, agencies have been scrambling to find housing for people, and individuals are stepping up to help. KERA intern Javier Giribet met a North Texan who once flirted with homelessness himself...now he’s trying to make a difference through prayer.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.