John Burnett appears in the following:
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
The high court dealt a blow to the White House's efforts to cancel a Trump-era immigration program. Immigration advocates said it is a dangerous policy for thousands seeking humanitarian aid.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
A surge in COVID-19 cases has local leaders across Texas openly defying the governor's ban on mask mandates. The fight has now moved to the courts.
Friday, August 06, 2021
"Operation Lone Star," as it's called, relies on a force of state troopers, National Guard and reinforcements from other red states. The mission is to curtail the migrants surging into the Rio Grande.
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Mexican fishermen are illegally plundering tons of red snapper from the lower Texas Gulf Coast, raising the ire of the U.S. Coast Guard, Texas fishermen, marine biologists and the federal government.
Wednesday, July 07, 2021
A bitter fight is ongoing between powerful backers of a giant terminal on the Mississippi River and residents of the historic Black town of Wallace, La., who say this is environmental racism.
Saturday, June 26, 2021
When SpaceX opened its rocket factory and launch pad in South Texas, few locals thought it would morph into such a large operation. Now environmentalists are worried about the long-term effects.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
The border wall is back in the news. President Biden is trying to shut it down, but Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has vowed to pick up construction where former President Donald Trump left off.
Monday, May 31, 2021
Last year a Black-owned Texas brewery asked the craft industry to take their beer, Black is Beautiful, and use the proceeds to support equality, inclusion and social justice reform. It worked.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
The Association for a More Just Society, is one of many organizations working in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to address societal ills that are driving migrants north to the U.S. border.
Sunday, May 23, 2021
The Biden administration pledged $4 billion to address what's driving Central Americans to the U.S. border. But some programs are struggling, including one in Honduras trying to reduce homicides.
Monday, May 10, 2021
Hunger, violence and catastrophic flooding are leading more families to flee Honduras for the southern U.S. border than any other country. At least 200 families a day are asking for asylum.
Thursday, May 06, 2021
More families are fleeing Honduras than any other country for the U.S. southern border. They're escaping hunger, violence and catastrophic flooding.
Friday, April 30, 2021
After being hit by back-to-back hurricanes on top of the pandemic, families from Honduras are leaving the country in waves to cross the Southern border into the U.S. for a better life.
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Undocumented migrants trekking on foot and packed into vehicles are heading north from the southern border in greater numbers. Some are dying along the way, and Border Patrol agents are frustrated.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
A grassroots movement opposing privately run immigrant jails, which grew under former President Donald Trump, has continued and found a more receptive audience under President Biden.
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
An overwhelmed Border Patrol realized it did not have enough officers trained to care for vulnerable detainees in its custody, so it created a new position: processing coordinator.
Friday, April 02, 2021
The figures are preliminary and don't include what Border Patrol agents call "got aways." Officials say it was the highest monthly total since at least 2006.
Saturday, March 13, 2021
The Valentine's Day winter storm created a condition that makes the turtles weak and inactive. Many of them died, but helpers are being praised for how many survived.
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Turtles rescued from frigid Gulf Coast waters after the February cold snap are continuing to recuperate.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
A record number of minors are being held in warehouse-style facilities as the Biden administration struggles to address a cyclical surge of unaccompanied children and teens crossing into the U.S.