John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

U.S. Immigration Officials Continue To Carry Out Raids

Monday, February 13, 2017

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents continued to carry out raids on Monday. Immigrant advocates say this represents a clear departure from the previous administration, but ICE officials have said these are routine enforcement actions.

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ICE Says Recent Immigration Raids Are Business As Usual

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Immigration raids in California, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Kansas, New York and Texas have immigrant rights groups saying federal officials are cracking down, but ICE says it's not unusual.

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Republican Lawmakers Propose New Law To Reduce Legal Immigration

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Republican senators have introduced a bill to reduce legal immigration numbers to the U.S. With the ascendance of Trump, an anti-immigrant faction has moved from the fringe into the mainstream.

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Former Immigration Director Defends U.S. Record On Refugee Vetting

Friday, February 03, 2017

A fraction of people who seek refugee status in the U.S. are approved. Less than one-fourth of 1 percent of refugees on the planet are approved to come here. Leon Rodriguez, former head of Department of Homeland Security's Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency that vets refugees, says agents already do "extreme vetting."

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Protests Against Immigration And Refugee Executive Orders Continue Across The Country

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The latest news on how President Donald Trump's ban on refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries is being carried out nationwide.

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Judge Stays Trump Refugee Ban Amid Protests And Confusion Nationwide

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A judge temporarily stayed deportations after President Trump signed an executive order preventing refugees from entering the country temporarily.

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Austin Sheriff Says She'll Limit Cooperation With Federal Immigration Authorities

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Trump's war on sanctuary cities is playing out in Austin, Texas. The sheriff vowed to defy federal demand to turn over immigrants in the country illegally. The governor is threatening to remove her.

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For A Stark Contrast To U.S. Immigration Policy, Try Canada

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Some point to Canada's immigration system as a model for U.S. reform. Canada is nearly a quarter foreign-born, yet it doesn't seem to wrestle with anti-immigrant nativism that has erupted in the U.S.

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Donald Trump Moves Forward With Plan To Build Border Wall

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

President Trump announced Wednesday executive actions that will reshape U.S. immigration policy, including plans for the wall, actions against sanctuary cities and new border patrol measures.

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Southern Border Wall: Campaign Slogan Meets Reality

Monday, January 23, 2017

"Build that wall" became a mantra during Donald Trump's presidential campaign. But costs, logistics and geography make building such a wall more complicated than many realize.

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How Kitchen Raids In Buffalo Sent Shock Waves Through Immigrant Rights Community

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Federal immigration agents raided four Mexican restaurants in Buffalo, N.Y., recently — one of largest worksite actions in recent years. Outraged locals are asking: Why pick on taco cooks?

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Will The Private Prison Business See A Trump Bump?

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

A promised crackdown on people living in this country illegally could mean a boon for private prison companies that contract with the government to hold detainees.

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Descendants Of Native American Slaves In New Mexico Emerge From Obscurity

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The mixed-race genizaros, whose history stretches back to the 17th century, smash the conventional notion that New Mexican identity is defined as either the noble Spaniard or the proud Pueblo Indian.

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In Texas, A Database Of Exhumed Objects Aims To ID Migrants Who Perished

Monday, December 26, 2016

About 100 migrants die every year trying to sneak around Border Patrol checkpoints in South Texas. Now, a searchable database lets relatives find photos of their missing loved ones' personal items.

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Trump Plans To Nominate Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly For Homeland Security

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

President-elect Trump plans to nominate retired Marine Gen. John Kelly to become his secretary of Homeland Security. Kelly is a former head of U.S. Southern Command and a long-serving Marine infantryman. He would be the latest former general to join the nascent Trump administration.

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Texas, Oklahoma Divided Over How To Handle Earthquakes Linked To Oil Drilling

Monday, November 28, 2016

Oklahoma and Texas have been experiencing a rash of human-caused earthquakes. It happens when oil and gas wastewater gets pumped underground in the wrong places and disrupts faults. Oklahoma officials have cracked down on wastewater injection; Texas is apparently uninterested in doing much. That could mean a lot more quakes given that the country's biggest oil reservoir has just been discovered in west Texas.

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At The U.S.-Mexico Border, Haitians Arrive To A Harsh Reception

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

By way of Brazil, where they migrated in recent years, many Haitians are now hoping to resettle in the U.S. But a shift in policy has left some 5,000 stranded at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Immigration And Border Security Top President-Elect Trump's To-Do List

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Donald Trump told CBS he plans to build a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border. Adding he's not going to round up all unauthorized immigrants as he vowed during the campaign — just the law breakers.

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Texas Hands Donald Trump Its 38 Electoral Votes

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Any hope Democrats had of younger Latino voters turning the Lone Star State blue, were wiped out by Donald Trump's stronger support among white men.

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Immigration Was A Hot Button Issue. Now What?

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Immigration was a big issue in the presidential race. Now that Donald Trump has been elected, will he carry through with promises? And, financial markets began the day lower on news Trump would win.

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