John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

112 Degrees With No Water: Puerto Rican Hospitals Battle Life And Death Daily

Thursday, October 05, 2017

An American disaster medical team is now setting up cooling tents to help some patients. "When they transferred me here ... they rescued me from the dragon's mouth," one patient said.

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President Trump To Assess Hurricane Relief Efforts In Puerto Rico

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

President Trump is expected to take a helicopter ride over parts of the island that were demolished by the storm. Aid workers privately hope he doesn't stay too long and disrupt relief operations.

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Trump To Visit Puerto Rico As Humanitarian Crisis Continues

Monday, October 02, 2017

President Trump is scheduled to fly to Puerto Rico on Tuesday to survey post-Hurricane Maria damage. Food, clean water and electricity are still in short supply, though aid is finally moving.

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Some Progress Visible Amid Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Effort

Monday, October 02, 2017

Puerto Rico was hit hard by Hurricane Maria and there have been differing accounts over how well the relief effort has been going. Many towns remain isolated from food, water and other supplies.

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Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts Continue Amid Criticisms

Saturday, September 30, 2017

President Trump tweeted criticism of the mayor of San Juan, who has been critical of the federal government's response to the disaster since Hurricane Maria hit the island more than 10 days ago.

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'We're Alive': Guayama Residents Reach Family On Town's One Working Phone

Friday, September 29, 2017

As in most of Puerto Rico's municipalities, there is no cell service or power in Guayama. But the Derkes Pharmacy is using a satellite connection to help people get in touch with their families.

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U.S. Border Patrol Concentrates On Recruiting Younger People

Thursday, September 28, 2017

At the heart of President Trump's crusade to secure the southern border is a massive build-up of the Border Patrol. The president wants 5,000 new agents — that would expand the agency by a quarter.

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Flights Are Picking Up At Puerto Rico Airport, But The FAA Is Concerned About Radar Damage

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

At the San Juan Airport in Puerto Rico, many residents are camping out while waiting for a flight as others are coming to seek refuge, assuming the airport has power, water and cell service.

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Border Patrol Arrests Parents While Infant Awaits Serious Operation

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Sanchezes, who are undocumented immigrants, were apprehended while taking their son to emergency surgery. Immigrant advocates fear this is the new normal under the Trump administration.

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Coastal Vietnamese Community Leans On Faith, And Each Other, To Rebuild After Harvey

Saturday, September 09, 2017

The cohesion and resilience of Rockport, Texas' Vietnamese-American community, which numbers about a thousand, may help it recover from the storm's destruction.

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'Show Me Your Papers' Law Temporarily Blocked By Federal Judge

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The controversial Texas law was aimed at strengthening immigration enforcement, but sparked bitter protests. The law was to go into effect on Friday and would have punished so-called sanctuary cities.

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Riding With A Rescue Mission In The Surreal, Perilous Texas Floods

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Nearly a week since Harvey struck Houston, many people remain stranded by high water in their neighborhoods. NPR rode along on a citizen water-borne rescue operation.

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Rescue Operations Continue In Houston

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Coast Guard, local law enforcement and private citizens have rescued thousands of Houston residents from rising and swiftly moving floodwaters in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey.

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Immigration Crackdown Stalls Many Harvey Victims From Seeking Help

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Houston's mayor urges people in the country illegally and in the path of flooding not to hesitate to call for help. Immigrants may fear coming to the attention of authorities and being deported.

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Amid Flooding, Houston Braces For More Rain From Harvey

Monday, August 28, 2017

Houston residents cope with the continuing effects of Hurricane Harvey, now a tropical storm. The nation's fourth largest city is still facing days of flooding.

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Hurricane Harvey Gets Downgraded To Tropical Storm

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Hurricane Harvey made landfall north of Corpus Christi, Texas around 10 p.m. Friday night as a Category 4 hurricane. It's the most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years.

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Texas Residents Prepare For Hurricane Harvey's Landfall Along Coast

Friday, August 25, 2017

In Corpus Christi, TX, people are making preparations for Hurricane Harvey. The storm is expected to make landfall along the Texas coast sometime Friday night.

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Specs For Border Wall Show It Would Divide Texas Wildlife Refuge

Friday, August 25, 2017

Texans are upset that the first plans for Trump's border wall show that it will rip through two nature preserves. The border patrol insists public access will be guaranteed.

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ICE Has Arrested More Than 400 In Operation Targeting Parents Who Pay Smugglers

Friday, August 18, 2017

The domestic phase of ICE's controversial Human Smuggling Disruption Initiative concluded on Friday, the agency told NPR.

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He Crossed The Border In A Packed, Unventilated Trailer And Survived

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Brandon Martinez. 16, was one of nearly 40 undocumented immigrants found in a trailer in San Antonio. His father laments that his son suffered so much to cross the border, just like he did.

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