John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

Largest Migrant Processing Center In U.S. Briefly Shutdown After Flu Cases

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection briefly shut down its largest migrant processing center in South Texas after 32 migrants became ill with the flu.


Border Facility Temporarily Suspends Migrant Intake After 32 Identified With Flu

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The McAllen, Texas, facility is the same one where a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy became ill last week, and died after he was transferred to another Border Patrol station.


After Grim Deaths In The Borderlands, An Effort To Find Out Who Migrants Were

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

More than 200 migrants die attempting to cross the Southwest border each year. Slowly, scientists at a Texas laboratory are seeking the story of their bones.


Operation Identification Helps Repatriate Remains Of Migrants Who Don't Make It

Monday, May 20, 2019

Thousands of migrants continue to stream across the U.S.-Mexico border every day. Some try to evade capture. Operation Identification helps to repatriate the remains of those who don't make it.


Guatemalan Toddler Apprehended At U.S. Border Dies After Weeks In Hospital

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The child's mother informed federal agents that her 2 ½-year-old son was sick after they were taken into custody last month on the north bank of the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas, U.S. officials say.


Office of Refugee Resettlement Reviewing Death Of 16-Year-Old Guatemalan Boy

Thursday, May 02, 2019

A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died of a brain infection Tuesday after spending days in custody of the U.S. Health and Human Services. The boy crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone last month.


Trump Calls For New Restrictions On Asylum-Seekers

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

President Trump issued new orders Monday, making it harder for immigrants coming to the U.S. to ask for protection. The new policy denies work permits and limits time in immigration court.


New Mexico County Declares Local Emergency Over Abandoned Border Patrol Checkpoints

Friday, April 26, 2019

Six Border Patrol checkpoints in southern New Mexico and Texas are temporarily closed as agents were diverted to the border. Local officials worry illegal narcotics are flowing northward unchecked.


New Mexico County Declares State Of Emergency Over Abandoned Checkpoints

Thursday, April 25, 2019

A New Mexico county declared a state of emergency over fears that drugs are freely flowing after the U.S. Border Patrol, beleaguered by a surge of migrants, closed a highway checkpoint last month.


After Felony Conviction, Iraq War Veteran Faces Deportation To Mexico

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Edgar Baltazar Garcia got into some serious trouble after he came home from war. Now, he faces deportation over a felony conviction unless an immigration judge decides to let him stay in the U.S.


Arrest Fuels Debate Over Right-Wing Groups Who Patrol Southwest Border

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The alleged leader of an armed militia group that has intercepted and detained migrant families along the southern border in New Mexico was charged with federal firearms offenses on Monday.


More Than 3,100 Migrants Found With Fake Documents In Past Year, Federal Agents Say

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Trump administration says migrants are gaming the asylum system to gain entry into the U.S. Border agents say they're encountering more "fake families" among Central American migrants.


Trump Administration Mulls Tougher Immigration Policies Amid DHS Shake-Up

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

The Trump administration wants to toughen border enforcement and deter asylum-seekers. New figures show that more than 100,000 migrants were apprehended at the U.S. Southern border in March.


What's Next For Immigration As Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Leaves

Monday, April 08, 2019

President Trump has signaled he'll take a tougher approach to immigration after the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and as migrant families continue to cross the border.


Coyotes' Boomtown: Picking Up The Migrant Trail On The Way To The U.S.-Mexico Border

Monday, April 08, 2019

Migrants from Central America who end up in the U.S. must cross the Guatemala-Mexico border, where immigration control is light to nonexistent. Quicker journeys are spurring more illegal immigration.


How One Guatemalan Town Has Changed With The Flow Of Migrants Passing Through

Friday, April 05, 2019

Central Americans streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border are traveling along well established smuggling routes through Mexico. Gracias a Dios, Guatemala, has become a busy smuggling staging area.


Latin America's Open Borders Encourage Migrants To Travel To The U.S.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

At Mexico's southern border, migrants can cross over from Guatemala for a price. The U.S. threatens to close its border unless Mexico slows migrants' travels. Many make their way to El Paso, Texas.


Fake Birth Certificates A Growing Problem Amid Migrant Family Surge

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

The Trump administration is sounding the alarm about "fake families" amid a surge of Central Americans crossing the southern border. Immigrant advocates say they're just trying to make it to the U.S.


Fake Birth Certificates And 'Fake Families' Amid Migrant Surge At Border

Friday, March 29, 2019

The Trump administration is warning of "fake families" and fraudulent documents amid the surge of families at the U.S.-Mexico border.


A Surge Of Migrants Strains Border Patrol As El Paso Becomes Latest Hot Spot

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Border Patrol is bringing in more agents and asking the Pentagon for help as thousands of migrants continue to cross the U.S.-Mexico border each day.