John Burnett

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A Honduran Father Is Reunited With His Daughter, 10 Months After Being Separated

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Jose Eduardo was separated from his daughter Yaimy after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border last spring. He was deported, but his daughter remained in U.S. custody. Now, he has returned to find her.

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Migrant Families Arrive In Busloads As Border Crossings Hit 10-Year High

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

The system is "overwhelmed," says Manuel Padilla, director of Joint Task Force-West. The migrants apprehended at the Southern border in February made for the highest monthly total in almost a decade.

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Humanitarian Crisis At The Southern Border Builds, Border Patrol Says

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Agents apprehended some 60,000 people last month — about 12,000 more immigrants than they picked up in January. The majority arrested are families, and children traveling alone or without a parent.

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WATCH: Border Wall Prototypes Destroyed, Making Way For New Fencing

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Eight steel-and-concrete mock-ups of border wall prototypes were put up near the San Diego-Tijuana border in 2017. They were supposed to represent the "next generation" of border barriers.

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Rep. Ted Deutch Releases Details Of Sexually Abused Migrant Children

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Thousands of unaccompanied migrant children have reported being sexually abused while in U.S. government custody. The numbers were detailed in documents released by a Democratic congressman.

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Migrant Youth Go From A Children's Shelter To Adult Detention On Their 18th Birthday

Friday, February 22, 2019

In two-thirds of over 1,500 cases from April 2016 to February 2018, Immigration and Customs Enforcement put migrant youth into detention when they turned 18, according to government data.

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Inside The Largest And Most Controversial Shelter For Migrant Children In The U.S.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A temporary shelter has been contracted south of Miami to house more than 2,000 migrant children. It is the nation's only corporate, for-profit migrant youth shelter.

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Florida Shelter Is Scrutinized For The Way It Handles Migrant Children

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hundreds of migrant children are housed at a South Florida shelter, which is under scrutiny because it's the only one to be run by a for-profit corporation and is not overseen by state regulators.

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Lawsuits Allege 'Grave Harm' To Immigrant Children In Detention

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Over 10,000 immigrant children are in U.S. custody. In the past year, lawyers say at least 170 willing sponsors were arrested and put in deportation proceedings after coming forward for the child.

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Lawsuit Alleges Migrant Children Are Used To Catch Other Undocumented Immigrants

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Trump administration is using a system that is meant to help migrant children to deport the kids and their families, according to several lawsuits filed around the country.

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Trump Pitches 3-Year Extention Of DACA Protections For Border Wall Funding

Saturday, January 19, 2019

President Trump proposed a deal to congressional Democrats that would protect recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in exchange for $5.7 billion to fund the border wall.

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Federal Immigration Agents Separated More Migrant Children Than Previously Thought

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Before family separation became an official and controversial policy of the Trump administration, federal immigration agents separated "thousands" of migrant children from their parents.

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A Waiting Game For Immigrants And Border Agents On 2 Sides Of The Wall

Monday, January 14, 2019

While Border Patrol agents build up fences in San Diego to deter what it views as a national security threat, Central American migrants waiting in Tijuana wonder if the journey was worth the effort.

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Central American Migrants In Tijuana Consider If Long Journey Was Worth The Effort

Friday, January 11, 2019

While Border Patrol builds up its fences in San Diego to guard against a national security threat, Central American migrants waiting in Tijuana consider whether the journey was worth the effort.

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Border Patrol Makes Its Case For An Expanded 'Border Barrier'

Friday, January 11, 2019

NPR's John Burnett spent a day with Border Patrol agents in the San Diego sector. Only 14 miles of that 60-mile sector is currently unfenced. More fencing would free up manpower for other tasks.

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Border Patrol Professionals Weigh In On What's Needed: Wall Or Fence

Thursday, January 10, 2019

President Trump visits the border in Texas to highlight security needs. In San Diego, hundreds of Customs and Border Protection agents echo the same line: the fence is not secure and a wall is needed.

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Thousands Of Central American Migrants Stuck In Tijuana, Waiting To Seek Asylum

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Thousands of Central American migrants are living in shelters in Tijuana, waiting their turn to ask for asylum. Some are getting jobs, planning on a long stay, while others are growing more desperate.

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Texas Migrant Tent City To Close By End Of January

Saturday, January 05, 2019

A tent camp housing migrant children in Texas is due to shut down by the end of January as the federal government releases more detained children to their families.

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Tent City Housing Migrant Children To Close As Kids Are Released To Sponsors

Friday, January 04, 2019

The Department of Health and Human Services confirms the population at Tornillo, Texas, is down from nearly 3,000 adolescents last month to about 1,500. The camp is due to close at the end of January.

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Standoff: Trump Wants $5 Billion For Wall, Democrats Offer $1.3B For Border Security

Thursday, January 03, 2019

The federal government remains partially shuttered as the president holds out for money for a wall along the border with Mexico. A new Congress is sworn in on Thursday. What does each side want?

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