Connie Hanzhang Jin
is the data visuals fellow. They are a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where they studied Multimedia Journalism and Studio Art. In the past, Connie worked as a design assistant at Carolina Union Communications and Creative Services and was an intern for Clarkston Consulting and Chapel Hill/Durham Magazine. They enjoy drawing short comics and cooking an absurd amount of pasta.
The situation at the border is changing due to the coronavirus pandemic — U.S. Customs and Border Protection can now immediately return most migrants they apprehend or deem inadmissible. Encounters reported by CBP increased by more than 20% in July. Full Story
The law, written by Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, requires homeowners to disclose if their properties lie in a flood-prone area or have flooded before. It's an effort to expand notification after many homes unexpectedly flooded during Hurricane Harvey. Full Story