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Francisco Vasquez at work on the Prestige Oysters boat The Diplomat. Scott Dalton/for NPR hide caption

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Houston Ship Channel And Galveston Bay Digging Out After Harvey

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A view of Buffalo Bayou and downtown Houston. The dirt along the banks shows the extent of the flooding during Hurricane Harvey. Scott Dalton/for NPR hide caption

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Hurricane Harvey Flooded Houston's Theater District, But It Won't Stop The Shows

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A U.S. Border Patrol officer stands near prototypes of President Trump's proposed border wall in San Diego. Border officers apprehended 310,531 people for being in the country illegally in fiscal 2017, a 25 percent decrease from the year before. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A house tipped on its side, with several boys standing in front, after the Great Galveston Storm in Texas. The storm remains the worst natural disaster and the worst hurricane in U.S. history. Library of Congress hide caption

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The Tempest At Galveston: 'We Knew There Was A Storm Coming, But We Had No Idea'

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A new Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility on this site in Conroe, Texas, will house up to 1,000 immigrants at a cost of $44 million a year to U.S. taxpayers. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Big Money As Private Immigrant Jails Boom

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Schools In Sutherland Springs Working To Help Students Cope With Church Shooting

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Vice President Pence Visits Small Texas Community Following Deadly Shooting

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Texas Officials Say Domestic Situation With Gunman's Family Could Be Link To Church

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Gunman Opens Fire On Texas Congregation, More Than 2 Dozen Killed

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Inocencia Garcia, 67, needs a medical procedure for a chronic bladder infection. But she won't go to see a San Antonio doctor because that would mean crossing the federal checkpoint. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Fearing Checkpoints, Undocumented Immigrants Cut Off From Medical Care

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The Border Patrol says it was compelled to follow the law in detaining 10-year-old Rosa Maria Hernandez last week. Bill Wechter/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lawyers Sue To Demand Release Of Undocumented Child With Cerebral Palsy

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