John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

The Differences Between The European Migration Crisis And The Influx To The U.S.

Friday, November 30, 2018

President Trump has compared the influx of migrants to the U.S. with the migration crisis in Europe. There are big differences in the situations, and some parallels in the political and policy debates.

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Decades After Clashing With The Klan, A Thriving Vietnamese Community In Texas

Sunday, November 25, 2018

When Vietnamese immigrants first arrived in Texas, they received a hostile reception from locals who were concerned about competition. Now that immigrant community is thriving.

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Finally Reunited With Her Child, Migrant Mother Has A Warning For Caravan

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Migrant families arriving at the Southwest border earlier this year faced forced separations. Now the president plans to stop immigrants with troops, concertina wire, tighter asylum rules and threats of tent prisons.

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Some South Texas Residents Puzzled Over Trump's Warnings About Migrant Caravan

Friday, November 02, 2018

As a caravan of migrants continues north through Mexico, Texas border towns are preparing. Many are also skeptical about the deployment of U.S. troops to the border, and some say this is all politics.

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Tensions Are Rising Along The U.S.-Mexico Border

Friday, October 26, 2018

Large numbers of migrant families continue to cross illegally, and more are expected. The Border Patrol says they are overwhelmed and so do the non-profits that help immigrants.

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After ICE Raid, A Shortage Of Welders In Tigertown, Texas

Friday, October 19, 2018

In August, immigration officials hauled off 150 workers from a northeast Texas plant — one of ICE's largest operations in a decade. Now the employer is pushing back.

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As Caravan Of Migrants Heads North, Trump Threatens To Close Southern U.S. Border

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hundreds of people have arrived at a Guatemalan town just across the border from Mexico. It's uncertain how Trump would block the group from crossing at a legal port of entry.

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Talks Of Family Separation Spur Following A Migrant Caravan Heading For The U.S. Border

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Another caravan is on its way from Central America to the US border, enraging the Trump Administration that is now considering resuming family separations as a way to deter asylum-seeking migrants from crossing into the country illegally. The president's critics warn that new scheme for family separation is just as cruel as the previous one.

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Seeds Of Maya Genius Grow In A New Kind Of School

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

It's in Guatemala, where the educational achievement of poor students is severely lacking. Students might dress up in cow costumes, bake bread — or frame a building.

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Funding The Immigration Crackdown At An 'Unsustainable Rate'

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The deportation and detention of immigrants in the wake of the Trump administration's immigration crackdown is costing the government millions, and forcing reallocations of funds.

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ICE Air: The Airline You Never Want To Fly

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has its own airline operation to fly deportees back to their home countries, and this year, it is significantly over budget.

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A Guatemalan Village Tells The Story of Immigration To The U.S.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Farmers in rural, western Guatemala have compelling reasons to attempt the dangerous journey to the U.S. Drought is stunting the corn crop, and one season's failure means no income for a family.

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Despite Dangers, Intimidation, Guatemalans Still Seek A Better Life In U.S.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Trump administration's immigration policies are designed to convince migrants to not cross the border illegally. But poverty and lack of opportunities in Guatemala continue to push people north.

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Shelters For Immigrant Teens Expanded As Record Numbers Continue To Cross

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Over 12,000 immigrant teens are being held in shelters across the country. Record numbers continue to cross and the government is expanding shelter capacity to hold them.

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U.S. Is Running Out Of Space For Separated Migrant Families

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The government is running out of shelter space to put teenaged immigrants from Central America who are in its care, complicating the picture of how to handle unauthorized immigrants seeking asylum.

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Searching For Deported Parents In Guatemala, While Children Wait In The U.S.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

The ACLU and other groups are scouring Guatemala to track down parents who were separated from their children in the United States and deported back home without them.

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Guatemalan President Shuts Down Anti-Corruption Probe

Monday, September 03, 2018

The president of Guatemala is shutting down a U.N.-backed commission investigating corruption, including violations within his own campaign.

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Lawyers, Advocates Comb Guatemala For Missing Families

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Hundreds of migrant parents may have been deported without their children after trying to enter the U.S. Many of them are from Guatemala, where non-governmental groups are trying to track them down to reunite the families.

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'I Wouldn't Move Back': Deported Irish Man Creates A Life In His New Home

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Dylan O'Riordan, who was living in Boston illegally before being picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. His parents brought him to the U.S. when he was 12.

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Donations Grow For Funds That Pay To Get Migrants Out Of ICE Detention

Monday, August 13, 2018

Outrage over the administration's policy of family separations at the border prompted an outpouring of donations to bond funds. People are giving so detained immigrants can post bond and be released.

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