John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

At $11 Billion And Counting, Trump's Border Wall Would Be The World's Most Expensive

Friday, January 17, 2020

President Trump's border wall comes at a staggering cost: $11 billion, or nearly $20 million per mile. It's already the most expensive border wall in the world, and the costs keep piling up.


Border Wall Threatens National Wildlife Refuge That's Been 40 Years In The Making

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Construction of the Trump administration's border wall has been slowed by difficulties acquiring private land, so the government is prioritizing construction inside federal nature sanctuaries.


Acquiring Private Land Is Slowing Trump's Border Wall

Friday, December 20, 2019

In South Texas, there's skepticism that President Trump will get the 450 miles of wall he wants by Election Day. Construction is behind schedule because of how difficult it is to take private land.


Arrest Of Genaro Garcia Luna Shocks Mexico

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Mexico's top cop is being charged with taking millions of dollars in bribes from the Sinaloa cartel in exchange for sensitive information and safe passage of drug shipments.


'I Want To Be Sure My Son Is Safe': Asylum-Seekers Send Children Across Border Alone

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Some migrant parents who were told to wait in Mexico under President Trump's asylum policies are sending their children, unaccompanied, across the bridge to surrender to U.S. agents.


U.S.-Canada Border Community's Culture Changes As Security Tightens

Thursday, November 21, 2019

While the wall and asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border have drawn a lot of attention, heightened security at the northern border has changed the character of the once-neighborly frontier.


Unskilled Jobs Draw Migrants, Changing Face Of Small Towns Across America

Monday, November 04, 2019

A meatpacking town in the Texas Panhandle is a magnet for immigrants who will do unpopular jobs. The once majority-white county has adjusted to its more diverse population.


Border Wall Rising In Arizona, Raises Concerns Among Conservationists, Native Tribes

Sunday, October 13, 2019

The Customs and Border Protection agency says it is doing its best to reduce impact to the environment and tribal citizens. Conservationists and Native Tribes in the area are not appeased.


Border Wall Construction In Arizona Bulldozes Cactus Columns

Friday, October 11, 2019

President Trump's border wall is going up between Arizona and Mexico, and it's generating controversy because of its proximity to the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Native Americans lands.


Investigations Of Fatal Shootings On The Border Can Drag On For Years

Saturday, September 07, 2019

A seven-year delay in the investigation of a controversial shooting by a Border Patrol agent of a Mexican national is emblematic of a larger problem when federal officials investigate these cases.


7-Year Delay In Border Patrol Use-Of-Force Case Is Emblematic Of A Larger Problem

Friday, September 06, 2019

A seven-year delay in the investigation of a controversial shooting by a Border Patrol agent of a Mexican national is emblematic of a larger problem when federal officials investigate these cases.


El Salvador, U.S. Reach Deal On Out-Migration

Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Trump Administration has inked a deal to help El Salvador with the root causes of out-migration to the US.


Criminals Target Migrants In Mexico Seeking U.S. Asylum

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

In border towns such as Nuevo Laredo, more than 30,000 asylum-seekers are waiting for their day in U.S. immigration court. But criminal elements prey on these migrants who fled their homes.


Inside A Family Detention Center In Texas That Will Soon Re-Open

Friday, August 23, 2019

NPR takes a look inside the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. It is one of the nation's largest immigrant detention centers and it's reserved for families.


Migrants In Mexico Seeking U.S. Asylum Wait Amid Dangerous Conditions

Friday, August 23, 2019

More than 30,000 asylum-seekers are waiting in border towns such as Nuevo Laredo, where cartels and gangs wreak havoc. Criminal elements target migrants who fled their Central American homes.


Employers Struggle With Hiring Undocumented Workers: 'You Cannot Hire American Here'

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Unauthorized immigrants often do manual, low-paying jobs, and employers say they have no choice but to hire them. But the White House and advocates for lower immigration say the law is the law.


Restaurant Owners Grapple With Hiring Undocumented Immigrants

Friday, August 16, 2019

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids at chicken processing plants in Mississippi last week raised an old debate: Who will do these jobs if not immigrant workers?


Migrant Crisis Is Moving South To Mexican Border Towns

Monday, August 12, 2019

As a consequence of President Trump's remain in Mexico policy, the number of migrants waiting in Mexican border cities is growing. Shelters along the Texas border are reporting a commensurate drop.


In Starr County, Texas, Trump's Border Wall 'Still Highly Unpopular'

Friday, August 02, 2019

Some residents are deeply skeptical of the border wall, fearing it will aggravate flooding problems and cut them off culturally from the Rio Grande river that has defined this landscape.


Texas Residents Fear Border Wall Will Increase Flooding

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Plans for a stretch of President Trump's border wall are under way in Starr County, Texas. Trump wants to stop drugs and migrants from crossing, but residents fear the wall will increase flooding.