John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

Under Deadline, Government Scrambles To Reunite Migrant Families

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The immigration bureaucracy on the border is a world of courtrooms and jail cells, officers and gray-suited guards. But no one has seen anything quite like the current effort to reunite families.


'Alternatives To Detention' Are Cheaper Than Jails, But Cases Take Far Longer

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Trump administration faces the same challenge as its predecessors: if you cannot detain immigrant families, how do you ensure they show up for hearings and deportation?


Government Lawyers Say Some Migrant Children Are Ineligible For Reunification

Friday, July 13, 2018

Lawyers for the federal government updated a judge in San Diego Friday, saying the government has reunified 57 of the 103 children under the age of 5, claiming the others are ineligible for reunification.


Government Misses Migrant Family Reunification Deadline

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A federal judge is allowing more time to return all children under 5 who were separated from their parents at the border.


Only Around Half Of 'Tender Age' Children Will Be Reunited With Parents By Deadline

Monday, July 09, 2018

Tuesday is the deadline for the Trump administration to reunite migrant parents separated from their children under the age of 5 at the U.S.-Mexico border.


ACLU Family Separation Hearing

Friday, July 06, 2018

Lawyers from the ACLU and the federal government appear in a San Diego courtroom Friday to update a federal judge on compliance with the order to reunite families separated at the border.


ICE Has New Ways To Keep Asylum-Seekers And Their Kids Apart, Critics Say

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

In the case of a Honduran asylum-seeker jailed in Texas, ICE appears to be defying a court order to reunite parents and separated children as soon as possible, by setting bond amounts impossibly high.


The U.S. Has A Long, Troubled History Of Detaining Families Together

Friday, June 29, 2018

Now that President Trump no longer can separate migrant families detained at the border, his administration is preparing to lock them up together — an arrangement with many critics and legal limits.


'I'm Crushed': Migrant Parents, Advocates Press For Family Reunification

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The government says it is "working as fast as we possibly can" but that the reunification process takes time because sponsors need to be vetted before children are released to them.


Federal Officials Try To Address Criticism Over Where Children Are Being Detained

Monday, June 25, 2018

Federal officials are trying to quell outrage over migrant families and their advocates describing bureaucratic obstacles and frantic searches for children who were separated from their parents and sent to youth shelters around the country.


Migrant Families Will Stay Together But They'll Be Held Until Their Court Date

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Families will no longer be separated once they illegally cross the U.S. border, but the government has yet to figure out where they will put families.


News Brief: Republicans Talk Immigration Overhaul, China Tariffs Latest

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

President Trump met with Republican lawmakers to discuss immigration legislation. Also, we have the latest on the uproar over immigrant family separations and President Trump's tariffs on China.


Update On Immigration And Family Separations

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

We have the latest on the Trump administration's policy of separating families of people who illegally cross the border and Republican discussions of overhauling immigration policy.


The Last 'Zero Tolerance' Border Policy Didn't Work

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Prior administrations tried their own versions of the "zero tolerance" policy. The government learned there is no proof that prosecuting all illegal border crossers deters them from coming.


After Traveling 2,000 Miles For Asylum, This Family's Journey Halts At A Bridge

Friday, June 15, 2018

Nine family members—from 58 years to nine months— make a fourth attempt to cross an international bridge between Matamoros, Mexico and Brownsville, Texas.


'These Are Not Kids Kept In Cages': Inside A Texas Shelter For Immigrant Youth

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Casa Padre is a former Walmart Super Center converted into living, recreation and dining quarters for 1,469 immigrant boys ages 10 to 17.


Inside The Trial Of 3 Guatemalan Mothers Separated From Their Children

Friday, June 08, 2018

Last month, they waded across the Rio Grande with their eight- and nine-year-old sons. One woman testified that she believed she and her boy would be released until their court date.


What Happens When Parents And Children Are Separated At The U.S.-Mexico Border

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

With stories of family separation at the border in the news, NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Denise Gilman, the lawyer for a one woman who's in detention, thousands of miles from her two sons who crossed the border with her.


White House Outlines Long-Term Plans For Detention Of Immigrant Families

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The White House outlined the administration's long-term plans for the detention of immigrant families on Tuesday. Officials said they would like to detain parents and their children together, but are hamstrung by the lack of detention space and rules governing the care of immigrant children. Immigrant advocates have condemned the separation of families.


Border Patrol Shooting Death Of Immigrant Woman Raises Tensions In South Texas

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Federal and state authorities are investigating the shooting death of a young immigrant along the U.S.-Mexico border. Few details about the incident have been released.