John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

Southern Border Wall: Campaign Slogan Meets Reality

Monday, January 23, 2017

"Build that wall" became a mantra during Donald Trump's presidential campaign. But costs, logistics and geography make building such a wall more complicated than many realize.


How Kitchen Raids In Buffalo Sent Shock Waves Through Immigrant Rights Community

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Federal immigration agents raided four Mexican restaurants in Buffalo, N.Y., recently — one of largest worksite actions in recent years. Outraged locals are asking: Why pick on taco cooks?


Will The Private Prison Business See A Trump Bump?

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

A promised crackdown on people living in this country illegally could mean a boon for private prison companies that contract with the government to hold detainees.


Descendants Of Native American Slaves In New Mexico Emerge From Obscurity

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The mixed-race genizaros, whose history stretches back to the 17th century, smash the conventional notion that New Mexican identity is defined as either the noble Spaniard or the proud Pueblo Indian.


In Texas, A Database Of Exhumed Objects Aims To ID Migrants Who Perished

Monday, December 26, 2016

About 100 migrants die every year trying to sneak around Border Patrol checkpoints in South Texas. Now, a searchable database lets relatives find photos of their missing loved ones' personal items.


Trump Plans To Nominate Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly For Homeland Security

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

President-elect Trump plans to nominate retired Marine Gen. John Kelly to become his secretary of Homeland Security. Kelly is a former head of U.S. Southern Command and a long-serving Marine infantryman. He would be the latest former general to join the nascent Trump administration.


Texas, Oklahoma Divided Over How To Handle Earthquakes Linked To Oil Drilling

Monday, November 28, 2016

Oklahoma and Texas have been experiencing a rash of human-caused earthquakes. It happens when oil and gas wastewater gets pumped underground in the wrong places and disrupts faults. Oklahoma officials have cracked down on wastewater injection; Texas is apparently uninterested in doing much. That could mean a lot more quakes given that the country's biggest oil reservoir has just been discovered in west Texas.


At The U.S.-Mexico Border, Haitians Arrive To A Harsh Reception

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

By way of Brazil, where they migrated in recent years, many Haitians are now hoping to resettle in the U.S. But a shift in policy has left some 5,000 stranded at the U.S.-Mexico border.


Immigration And Border Security Top President-Elect Trump's To-Do List

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Donald Trump told CBS he plans to build a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border. Adding he's not going to round up all unauthorized immigrants as he vowed during the campaign — just the law breakers.


Texas Hands Donald Trump Its 38 Electoral Votes

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Any hope Democrats had of younger Latino voters turning the Lone Star State blue, were wiped out by Donald Trump's stronger support among white men.


Immigration Was A Hot Button Issue. Now What?

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Immigration was a big issue in the presidential race. Now that Donald Trump has been elected, will he carry through with promises? And, financial markets began the day lower on news Trump would win.


Voters Across America Weigh In On The End Of The 2016 Campaign

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Voters in Pennsylvania, Texas and South Carolina weigh in on the end of the 2016 presidential campaign.


Combating Corruption: U.S. Customs And Border Protection Seeks Deep Reform

Saturday, October 29, 2016

The U.S. Border Patrol expanded after Sept. 11, but was soon plagued with corruption. A new leader is trying to turn around the agency. We visited field agents to explore if the reforms are working.


Platform Check: Clinton, Trump Hold Polarized Positions On Immigration

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Immigration is one of the most divisive issues in the presidential race. NPR takes a look at Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's policy proposals on the subject.


Federal Crackdown Merely 'A Respite' For Aryan Brotherhood Of Texas

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The Justice Department has been trying to take down the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, a violent prison gang. In 2014, 73 members were convicted. But a top ABT member says the group is bowed, not broken.


For Sale: A Texan Symbol Of Defiance

Sunday, October 02, 2016

The "come and take it" flag, born of revolution, is a hallmark of Texas pride. But locals are angry that the motto has been co-opted by Second Amendment rights groups and T-shirt sellers.


Texas Prisoners Sue Over 'Cruel' Conditions, Citing Extreme Heat

Monday, September 12, 2016

A group of inmates in Texas says poorly ventilated, steel and concrete cellblocks bake like ovens. The inmates are suing the state prison system, arguing the heat is killing older and infirm convicts.


From Homemade Weapons To Inmate Art, An Inside Look At Life Behind Bars

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The Texas Prison Museum displays wooden guns that look real, shanks made from spoons and a chess set carved from soap. The item that gets the most attention? An electric chair nicknamed Old Sparky.


Borderland Trump Supporters Welcome A Wall In Their Own Backyard

Friday, August 12, 2016

Along the U.S.-Mexico border, most people favor Hillary Clinton for president and oppose building a wall. But a small group of Trump supporters demonstrates zeal.


In South Texas, Fair Wages Elude Farmworkers, 50 Years After Historic Strike

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Farmworkers in South Texas marched 200 miles for better wages and working conditions. But the strike ultimately failed, and workers today face the same problem: growers who systematically underpay.