John Burnett

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'Remain In Mexico' Policy For Asylum-Seekers Is Reinstated By The Supreme Court

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.


Local Leaders In Texas Are Defying The Governor's Ban On Mask Mandates

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.


Controlling The Border Is A Challenge. Texas Gov. Abbott's Crackdown Is Proving That

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.


A Battle On The Gulf Pits The Coast Guard Against Mexican Red Snapper Poachers

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.


Descendants Of Slaves Say This Proposed Grain Complex Will Destroy The Community

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.


SpaceX's New Rocket Factory Is Making Its Texas Neighbors Mad

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.


Texas Gov. Abbott Wants To Finish The Border Wall, But Who's Going To Pay For it?

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.


'Black Is Beautiful' Beer By Black Brewer Helps Pour Money Into Social Justice Reform

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.


Can U.S. Aid Make Honduras More Livable? One Group Tries to Slow Out-Migration

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.


Witness Protection Program In Honduras Aims To Stem Mass Migration To 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.


Why People Are Fleeing Honduras For The U.S.: 'All That's Left Here Is Misery'

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.


What Kind Of Violence Causes Some People To Flee Honduras For The U.S.?

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.


Hurricanes, Pandemic And Falling Economy Prompt Hondurans To Leave For The U.S.

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.


Human Smugglers Bypass Border Patrol, Bedeviling Sheriffs And Ranchers In South Texas

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.


Immigrant Detention For Profit Faces Resistance After Big Expansion Under Trump

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.


The Border Patrol's New Migrant Child Care Cadre

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.


More Than 170,000 Migrants Taken Into Custody At Southwest Border In March

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.


Texas 'Cold-Stun' Of 2021 Was Largest Sea Turtle Rescue In History, Scientists Say

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.


Cold-Stunned Turtles Saved During Texas Storm Are Recovering

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Turtles rescued from frigid Gulf Coast waters after the February cold snap are continuing to recuperate.


Children Spend Days In Crude Facilities As U.S. Border Resources Overwhelmed Again

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.