John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

White House Puts Immigration On Hold During Coronoavirus Pandemic

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

President Trump has offered new details about a White House plan to temporarily stop immigrants from coming to the U.S. The administration wants to pause the issuance of new green cards for 60 days.

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Thousands Of Cars Line Up At One Texas Food Bank As Job Losses Hit Hard

Friday, April 17, 2020

A record 6,000 families preregistered for emergency food distribution at the San Antonio Food Bank, and when word got out on social media, another 4,000 cars showed up.

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Lines At Food Banks Grow Longer By The Week

Friday, April 17, 2020

The San Antonio Food Bank was swamped last week with 10,000 families — a worrying sign of joblessness and food insecurity. The food bank is preparing for another onslaught on Friday.

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As Jails And Prisons Reduce Populations, Advocates Call On ICE To Do The Same

Saturday, April 04, 2020

There's growing fear of coronavirus outbreaks among the 38,000 immigrants being held in detention centers. "The guards tell us it's all lies, you can't believe the TV. But we know it's the truth."

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The Colorado County With A Long History Of Shutting Itself Off To A Pandemic

Thursday, April 02, 2020

During the flu epidemic of 1918, the town of Gunnison, Colo. shut itself off from the world. Today, Gunnison County has been hit hard by the coronavirus, and is asking outsiders to stay away again.

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More Questions On Immigration, Borders And Travel During The Coronavirus Epidemic

Monday, March 30, 2020

The U.S. government took the unprecedented step to close both borders with Mexico and Canada. NPR correspondents answer more questions about immigration and travel during the coronavirus epidemic.

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Questions On Immigration, Borders And Travel During The Coronavirus Epidemic

Monday, March 30, 2020

NPR's immigration correspondents answer listener questions about closed borders, travel, visa applications, relief aid for non-U.S. citizens and the refugee camps at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Stefon Harris — Vibraphonist, Educator, Thinker — Teaches Empathy From The Bandstand

Monday, March 30, 2020

Stefon Harris has been attracting the attention of jazz fans since he released his 1998 debut, but he's less interested in praise than helping his listeners empathize with the world around them.

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Life On The U.S.-Mexico Frontier Dramatically Altered By Partial Border Shutdown

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak led President Trump to close U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico last week. At the southern border, the closure is affecting life on both the U.S. and Mexico sides.

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Opposite Sides Of Border Closure: Laredo, Texas, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

Friday, March 27, 2020

The U.S. last week closed its borders with Canada and Mexico because of the coronavirus outbreak. At the southern border, the closure is affecting life on both the U.S. and Mexico sides.

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Trump Closes U.S. Borders. Immigration Grinds To A Halt

Thursday, March 19, 2020

President Trump plans to seal off the U.S-Mexico border to migrants under a law intended to protect the country from communicable disease. The border with Canada is closed to non-essential travel.

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U.S. Coronavirus Screenings Trigger Airport Bottlenecks

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Passengers on flights from Europe were stuck in long, crowded lines at some airports in the U.S. as new guidelines began for overseas travel.

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A Migrant Father Sends His Son To The U.S.: 'I Know That He's Safe'

Monday, March 09, 2020

More parents are sending children across the Gateway International Bridge to Brownsville, Texas, to get them away from squalid, dangerous conditions in a displaced persons camp in Matamoros, Mexico.

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More Kids Are Making The Dangerous Trip Across Texas-Mexico Border

Friday, March 06, 2020

In a refugee camp just across the Texas-Mexico border, more and more parents are sending their children across the international bridge, alone, to get them away from squalid, dangerous conditions.

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Federal Court Blocks 'Remain In Mexico' Program For Central American Asylum Seekers

Friday, February 28, 2020

A federal appeals court in California has blocked the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" program, which required asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their day in U.S. immigration court.

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Between President Trump's Border Wall And The Rio Grande Lies A 'No Man's Land'

Friday, February 14, 2020

Because of worries about flooding, the border wall is often built as much as a mile north of the Rio Grande, leaving thousands of isolated acres between the water and the wall.

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White House Rules Would Restrict Foreign Travelers From Coming To U.S.

Friday, January 24, 2020

President Trump is again restricting foreign travelers to the U.S. The administration has announced an expanded travel ban, and a rule denying visas to some pregnant women.

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$11 Billion And Counting: Trump's Border Wall Would Be The World's Most Costly

Sunday, January 19, 2020

The costs keep piling up for Trump's border wall which has a current pricetag of $11 billion — nearly $20 million per mile. It's more expensive than any other wall under construction in the world.

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At $11 Billion And Counting, Trump's Border Wall Would Be The World's Most Expensive

Friday, January 17, 2020

President Trump's border wall comes at a staggering cost: $11 billion, or nearly $20 million per mile. It's already the most expensive border wall in the world, and the costs keep piling up.

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Border Wall Threatens National Wildlife Refuge That's Been 40 Years In The Making

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Construction of the Trump administration's border wall has been slowed by difficulties acquiring private land, so the government is prioritizing construction inside federal nature sanctuaries.

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