John Burnett

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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.


El Tratado del Río Bravo añade una nueva complicación al muro fronterizo de Trump

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

El Tratado de Límites de 1970 dispone que los funcionarios estadounidenses y los funcionarios mexicanos se pongan de acuerdo antes de construir estructuras que pudieran afectar el flujo del Río Bravo.


Mexico Worries That A New Border Wall Will Worsen Flooding

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The 1970 Boundary Treaty requires that U.S. and Mexican officials on the International Boundary and Water Commission be in agreement before building structures that might affect the Rio Grande's flow.


Both The Food And The Music Are Made From Scratch At This Texas Joint

Saturday, April 15, 2017

For more than 35 years, the Hilltop Cafe has been serving up both seafood and the blues on a lonesome highway in Texas Hill Country. Patrons flock to hear owner Johnny Nicholas perform his tunes.


With Trump's Border Plans, Security And Surveillance Firms Eye Bigger Profits

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Companies touting their wares at an annual border security conference in Texas are more upbeat than usual. The expo features cameras mounted on telescoping poles, spotlight weapons and lots of drones.