John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

Trump Pitches 3-Year Extention Of DACA Protections For Border Wall Funding

Saturday, January 19, 2019

President Trump proposed a deal to congressional Democrats that would protect recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in exchange for $5.7 billion to fund the border wall.

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Federal Immigration Agents Separated More Migrant Children Than Previously Thought

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Before family separation became an official and controversial policy of the Trump administration, federal immigration agents separated "thousands" of migrant children from their parents.

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A Waiting Game For Immigrants And Border Agents On 2 Sides Of The Wall

Monday, January 14, 2019

While Border Patrol agents build up fences in San Diego to deter what it views as a national security threat, Central American migrants waiting in Tijuana wonder if the journey was worth the effort.

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Central American Migrants In Tijuana Consider If Long Journey Was Worth The Effort

Friday, January 11, 2019

While Border Patrol builds up its fences in San Diego to guard against a national security threat, Central American migrants waiting in Tijuana consider whether the journey was worth the effort.

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Border Patrol Makes Its Case For An Expanded 'Border Barrier'

Friday, January 11, 2019

NPR's John Burnett spent a day with Border Patrol agents in the San Diego sector. Only 14 miles of that 60-mile sector is currently unfenced. More fencing would free up manpower for other tasks.

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Border Patrol Professionals Weigh In On What's Needed: Wall Or Fence

Thursday, January 10, 2019

President Trump visits the border in Texas to highlight security needs. In San Diego, hundreds of Customs and Border Protection agents echo the same line: the fence is not secure and a wall is needed.

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Thousands Of Central American Migrants Stuck In Tijuana, Waiting To Seek Asylum

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Thousands of Central American migrants are living in shelters in Tijuana, waiting their turn to ask for asylum. Some are getting jobs, planning on a long stay, while others are growing more desperate.

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Texas Migrant Tent City To Close By End Of January

Saturday, January 05, 2019

A tent camp housing migrant children in Texas is due to shut down by the end of January as the federal government releases more detained children to their families.

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Tent City Housing Migrant Children To Close As Kids Are Released To Sponsors

Friday, January 04, 2019

The Department of Health and Human Services confirms the population at Tornillo, Texas, is down from nearly 3,000 adolescents last month to about 1,500. The camp is due to close at the end of January.

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Standoff: Trump Wants $5 Billion For Wall, Democrats Offer $1.3B For Border Security

Thursday, January 03, 2019

The federal government remains partially shuttered as the president holds out for money for a wall along the border with Mexico. A new Congress is sworn in on Thursday. What does each side want?

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What 'Unaccompanied Alien Children' Means

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The term is how the government describes some immigrant children, but it isn't always the best way to describe the children or the circumstances of their migration.

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Trump Administration Changes Border Policy To Discourage Asylum-Seekers

Friday, December 21, 2018

Mexico and the U.S. have come to an agreement that immigrants from third countries, who are crossing or approaching the border to seek asylum, will stay in Mexico while their claims are decided.

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Trump Administration Will Send Asylum-Seekers To Mexico While Claims Are Processed

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Thursday that migrants entering the U.S. from Mexico — regardless of country of origin — must wait in Mexico while their claims are heard.

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Another Legal Setback To The Trump Administration's Effort To Crack Down On Asylum

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

In June, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a ban on asylum-seekers fleeing gang violence or domestic abuse. A federal judge on Wednesday blocked that ban, saying it had "no legal basis."

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Judge Blocks Administration's Attempt To Restrict Asylum For Domestic, Gang Violence

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration in its attempts to restrict asylum seekers at the border who are claiming fear based on domestic violence or gang violence in their home country.

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Feds Alter Policies To Ease Overcrowding In Migrant Shelters

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

After an unexpected policy change, the Department of Health and Human Services plans to speed the vetting of sponsors so that more migrant children can be released from custody.

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Several Thousand Migrant Children In U.S. Custody Could Be Released Before Christmas

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

In a surprise policy change, the Department of Health and Human Services plans to speed the vetting of sponsors so that more migrant children can be released from custody.

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Migrant Girl Dies From Shock, Dehydration While In Border Patrol Custody

Friday, December 14, 2018

In New Mexico last week, a 7-year-old girl and her family entered the country illegally at the U.S. -Mexico Border. The girl later died of dehydration and shock while in Border Patrol custody.

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News Brief: Russia Investigation, Pelosi Term Limit Deal, Migrant Shelters

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Two sources implicate Trump in illegal campaign contributions. Nancy Pelosi agrees to a term limit to secure House speaker job. Government shelters are filled to near capacity with migrant children.

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Almost 15,000 Migrant Children Now Held At Nearly Full Shelters

Thursday, December 13, 2018

With government shelters across the country nearing capacity, officials are considering a range of options from releasing the children more quickly to building more tent cities.

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