John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

An Army Chaplain, First Tested By War, Finds His Faith Renewed

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

When David Peters went to Iraq as an Army chaplain, his relationship with God faltered. But after years of feeling adrift, he eventually found that the trauma of war had actually deepened his faith.


Child Migrant Crisis Stemmed By Border Security Build-Up

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Robert Siegel talks with Carrie Kahn and John Burnett for a year-end update on a story that grabbed our attention earlier this year — the rise in Central American minors seeking asylum in the U.S.


For Cubans In Key West, A Longing To Fill In 'Gaps Of Who We Are'

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Some Cuban-American families are rejoicing at the possibility of visiting their homeland, but not everyone has embraced President Obama's new policy toward the island nation.


Businesses Buzz With Anticipation In Wake Of U.S.-Cuba Thaw

Friday, December 26, 2014

The U.S. economic embargo on Cuba is still solidly in place. But the president's executive action opening relations with the island has set off a frenzy of speculation about a new era of U.S.-Cuba commerce.


In Miami, Mixed Emotions Over Release Of Cuban Spies

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Obama's release of three Cuban spies sparked outrage among Miami's white-haired Cuban exiles, but the exiles' American-born children and grandchildren see a bright future in U.S.-Cuba relations.


Border Patrol Completes Recruitment Drive Aimed At Women

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The U.S. Border Patrol is looking for more female agents. While women make up 15 percent of most federal law enforcement agencies, the Border Patrol has only 5 percent female agents.


Born In The U.S. But Turned Back At The Border, Time After Time

Friday, December 12, 2014

Deportations have jumped in recent years. And increasingly, those cases — like that of Maria Isabel de la Paz — are being handled by federal agents at the border, not by immigration courts.


Legal Pot In The U.S. May Be Undercutting Mexican Marijuana

Monday, December 01, 2014

As more U.S. states approve marijuana for medical or recreational use, the price for pot growers in Mexico is falling. This could change the business model for narcotraffickers as well.


Do More Boots On The Border Equal Security?

Friday, November 28, 2014

When President Obama announced changes to the immigration system, he offered to give more resources for border personnel. Officials have tried it before, and border security remains an elusive goal.


Viewers React Differently To Obama's Immigration Address

Friday, November 21, 2014

Viewing parties were held throughout the U.S. to find out what the president had to say about immigration. In Austin, Texas, immigrants and advocates expressed joy and disappointment for the plan.


How Will A Small Town In Arizona Manage An ICE Facility In Texas?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Corrections Corp. of America is handling day-to-day operations of the big new immigrant detention center in South Texas. But the contract and the money to run it will go to a town over 900 miles away.


Immigrant Advocates Challenge The Way Mothers Are Detained

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ten plaintiffs are suing the government over policies and practices at a residential center in New Mexico, where 648 women and children are being held while awaiting the outcome of their asylum cases.


The Texas Road Food Takeover: Smoked, Fried And Tex-Mex

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Like the march of fire ants and juniper trees across Texas, a trio of hardy cuisines is edging out the state's gastro-diversity. Classic Lone Star dishes like Frito pie are becoming harder to find.


Bike Like A Pro Athlete, Eat Like A Pig

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

When a friend and I rode bicycles 738 miles up the spine of Texas, we were burning up to 5,500 calories a day. So we got to eat the way a calorie-counting cubicle dweller can only dream of.


As Oil Prices Slide, Speculation Rises On Shale Boom's Sustainability

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Global oil prices have fallen to a 4-year low, confirming hopes and fears, depending on if you're a gasoline consumer or an oilman, that abundant U.S. crude is messing with the world's energy order.


Texas City Unveils Statue Of Innocent Man Who Died In Prison

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Timothy Cole died in prison in Lubbock, convicted of a rape he didn't commit. The real rapist eventually confessed, but it took years before Cole would be posthumously exonerated.


Unregulated Skies: Keeping Watch On America's Vertical Borders

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tens of thousands of private planes fly through U.S. airspace daily. Federal agents at a Southern California air base monitor those flights, looking for drugs or terrorists. Sometimes, they find them.


In Cities Across Texas, Activists Battle Billboard Companies

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Nearly 50 years ago, a fight between billboards and natural beauty played out on the national stage. Now the struggle has moved to the states — like Texas, where activists face off with corporations.


In Settlement, Homeland Security Agrees To Reform 'Voluntary Departures'

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Department of Homeland Security is settling a lawsuit with the ACLU, which deals with immigrants who were improperly pushed to leave the country.


In South Texas, Few On The Fence Over Divisive Border Wall Issue

Monday, August 18, 2014

U.S. Border Patrol says the fence separating Mexico and Texas helps control the illegal movement of people and contraband. But many who live on the Texas border call it a boondoggle.