John Burnett

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Sanctuary Cities Sue Justice Department Over Threat To Deny Federal Funding

Monday, August 07, 2017

The crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities has become the next big legal battle against President Trump's policies. Opponents fought Trump's travel ban all the way to the Supreme Court, where it will be heard this fall. Now sanctuary cities are suing over the administration's threat to deny funding if they don't cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.


Trump Breaks With Business Lobby On Proposal To Curtail Legal Immigration

Thursday, August 03, 2017

When it comes to immigration, what is best for the American workforce and economy? That is the central question that's emerged after President Trump announced Wednesday he's backing a proposal in Congress to dramatically reduce legal immigration.


ICE 'Not Apologizing' For Aggressive Tactics

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Arrests of people who are in the U.S. illegally are way up in Texas — and immigrant rights groups don't like it. Immigration agents, however, say they're just enforcing the law.


Morning News Brief: Trump Blasts Sessions, DeVos Talks To Conservative Activists

Thursday, July 20, 2017

In a new interview, President Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Also, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faces protesters in Colorado, and ICE agents say their work has recently changed.


Pairing Wine And Weed: Is It A California Dream Or Nightmare?

Monday, July 10, 2017

Cannabis entrepreneurs hope to capitalize on the state's wine tourism industry by melding marijuana with meals and snagging some fertile land. But many winemakers are taking a wait-and-see approach.


Rocky Mountains Treasure Hunt Turns Fatal

Sunday, July 02, 2017

A poem holds the clues to buried treasure in the Rockies. Millionaire Forrest Fenn is the guy who says he hid the box of gold and gems. Now the hunt may be off after two treasure hunters died.


Mom Of Cross-Border Shooting Victim 'Still Waiting For Victory'

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Because Sergio Hernandez was standing outside of U.S. territory when he was shot to death, a lawsuit had been impossible — until the Supreme Court weighed in Monday.


Supreme Court Sends Cross-Border Shooting Case Back To Lower Court

Monday, June 26, 2017

Can the family of a slain Mexican teenager sue the federal agent who shot him from across the U.S.-Mexico border? The case tests a long-held doctrine called a Bivens action.


Amid Growing Threats, Donkey Rescuers Protect The Misunderstood Beasts Of Burden

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Donkeys, unfairly, get a bum rap. And global demand for their hides is growing. But a foremost donkey defender, who adopts abused and unwanted donkeys, says the smart, playful animals make great pets.


Illegal Border Crossings Are Down, And So Is Business For Smugglers

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The complex business of crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without papers is changing profoundly. One human smuggler tells NPR that his business is worse than he's ever seen it.


New Immigration Crackdowns Creating 'Chilling Effect' On Crime Reporting

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Police caution President Trump's immigration dragnet will isolate immigrants who are in the country illegally and are victims of crimes. In Houston, some report that it's already happening.


President Trump's Big Wall Is Now Just 74 Miles Long In His Budget Plan

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

If completed, the request would mean one-third of the southwest border would be fenced. Facing a skeptical Congress, the White House says it plans to ask for more funding in future years.


Tiny And Defiant, Texas Town Launches Headfirst Into 'Show Me Your Papers' Debate

Friday, May 12, 2017

El Cenizo, Texas is suing to overturn the new state law that allows local police officers to ask anyone they detain if they're in the country illegally. The city has a "safe haven" ordinance.


In Big Bend, Texas, There's Bipartisan Consensus: No Border Wall

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

President Trump says he's forging ahead with his U.S.-Mexico border wall. But one place nearly everyone agrees it won't cross is the starkly beautiful Big Bend region of far west Texas.


Mexico Economy Minister Ready To Renegotiate NAFTA With Trump

Thursday, April 27, 2017

President Trump is seeking to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. In an interview with NPR's John Burnett, Mexico Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo says Mexico is anxious to retool the 23-year-old agreement in areas as varied as energy and telecom. John Burnett speaks with Audie Cornish about what he's learned.