John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

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.


Border Security Takes Spotlight At Annual Industry Meeting

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

With border security getting unprecedented attention and resources, the mood at an annual border security expo was surprisingly upbeat. For the first time, some are even talking about the possibility of completely stopping illegal crossings from Mexico.


Spotlight On Migrant Crimes Drums Up Support For Trump's Immigration Dragnet

Monday, April 03, 2017

A double murder allegedly committed in San Antonio by an immigrant in the country illegally is gaining attention. President Trump has pointed to similar crimes as justification for more deportations.


Trump Administration Ratchets Up Pressure On Sanctuary Cities

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

On Monday, Trump administration officials released a list of cases in which local jails released non-citizens rather than turning them over to federal authorities.


Government Outlines Details For Border Wall Proposals

Sunday, March 19, 2017

On Friday, Customs and Border Protection released a description of what they want the wall to look like as a guide for contractors. It has to be at least 18 feet high.


In Their Search For Asylum, Central Americans Find The U.S. Is Closing Its Doors

Monday, March 13, 2017

Immigrants and human rights advocates say federal authorities under President Trump are discouraging asylum requests and turning away immigrants fleeing persecution.


Deportees From The North, Migrants From The South Overwhelm Mexican Border City

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Donald Trump pinatas and deportees from the U.S. are some of the people and things you'll find in the Mexican border city of Reynosa.


On Both Sides Of The Mexican Border, Fear Grows For U.S.-Bound Migrants

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Officials say Trump's tough stance has led to fewer apprehensions at the border. But amid heightened threats of family separation and terrorization, some think the journey is still worth the risks.


Piro's Taco Trucks Are Beloved. Now He's Facing Deportation

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

President Trump has said immigration agents are singling out "bad ones" for deportation. So some Houstonians are asking why they took Piro Garcia, a Guatemalan who became an immigrant success story.


The Call-In: Crossing The U.S.-Mexico Border

Sunday, March 05, 2017

We asked the audience to send us questions about the U.S.-Mexico border. Listeners wanted to know about the role of law enforcement and what it takes to cross the border legally.


Landowners Likely To Bring More Lawsuits As Trump Moves On Border Wall

Thursday, February 23, 2017

More than 300 eminent domain lawsuits were filed after previous efforts to build barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Now more lawsuits are expected as President Trump continues the project.


U.S. Immigration Officials Continue To Carry Out Raids

Monday, February 13, 2017

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents continued to carry out raids on Monday. Immigrant advocates say this represents a clear departure from the previous administration, but ICE officials have said these are routine enforcement actions.