John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

With Trump's Border Plans, Security And Surveillance Firms Eye Bigger Profits

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Companies touting their wares at an annual border security conference in Texas are more upbeat than usual. The expo features cameras mounted on telescoping poles, spotlight weapons and lots of drones.


Border Security Takes Spotlight At Annual Industry Meeting

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

With border security getting unprecedented attention and resources, the mood at an annual border security expo was surprisingly upbeat. For the first time, some are even talking about the possibility of completely stopping illegal crossings from Mexico.


Spotlight On Migrant Crimes Drums Up Support For Trump's Immigration Dragnet

Monday, April 03, 2017

A double murder allegedly committed in San Antonio by an immigrant in the country illegally is gaining attention. President Trump has pointed to similar crimes as justification for more deportations.


Trump Administration Ratchets Up Pressure On Sanctuary Cities

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

On Monday, Trump administration officials released a list of cases in which local jails released non-citizens rather than turning them over to federal authorities.


Government Outlines Details For Border Wall Proposals

Sunday, March 19, 2017

On Friday, Customs and Border Protection released a description of what they want the wall to look like as a guide for contractors. It has to be at least 18 feet high.


In Their Search For Asylum, Central Americans Find The U.S. Is Closing Its Doors

Monday, March 13, 2017

Immigrants and human rights advocates say federal authorities under President Trump are discouraging asylum requests and turning away immigrants fleeing persecution.


Deportees From The North, Migrants From The South Overwhelm Mexican Border City

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Donald Trump pinatas and deportees from the U.S. are some of the people and things you'll find in the Mexican border city of Reynosa.


On Both Sides Of The Mexican Border, Fear Grows For U.S.-Bound Migrants

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Officials say Trump's tough stance has led to fewer apprehensions at the border. But amid heightened threats of family separation and terrorization, some think the journey is still worth the risks.


Piro's Taco Trucks Are Beloved. Now He's Facing Deportation

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

President Trump has said immigration agents are singling out "bad ones" for deportation. So some Houstonians are asking why they took Piro Garcia, a Guatemalan who became an immigrant success story.


The Call-In: Crossing The U.S.-Mexico Border

Sunday, March 05, 2017

We asked the audience to send us questions about the U.S.-Mexico border. Listeners wanted to know about the role of law enforcement and what it takes to cross the border legally.


Landowners Likely To Bring More Lawsuits As Trump Moves On Border Wall

Thursday, February 23, 2017

More than 300 eminent domain lawsuits were filed after previous efforts to build barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Now more lawsuits are expected as President Trump continues the project.


U.S. Immigration Officials Continue To Carry Out Raids

Monday, February 13, 2017

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents continued to carry out raids on Monday. Immigrant advocates say this represents a clear departure from the previous administration, but ICE officials have said these are routine enforcement actions.


ICE Says Recent Immigration Raids Are Business As Usual

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Immigration raids in California, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Kansas, New York and Texas have immigrant rights groups saying federal officials are cracking down, but ICE says it's not unusual.


Republican Lawmakers Propose New Law To Reduce Legal Immigration

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Republican senators have introduced a bill to reduce legal immigration numbers to the U.S. With the ascendance of Trump, an anti-immigrant faction has moved from the fringe into the mainstream.


Former Immigration Director Defends U.S. Record On Refugee Vetting

Friday, February 03, 2017

A fraction of people who seek refugee status in the U.S. are approved. Less than one-fourth of 1 percent of refugees on the planet are approved to come here. Leon Rodriguez, former head of Department of Homeland Security's Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency that vets refugees, says agents already do "extreme vetting."


Protests Against Immigration And Refugee Executive Orders Continue Across The Country

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The latest news on how President Donald Trump's ban on refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries is being carried out nationwide.


Judge Stays Trump Refugee Ban Amid Protests And Confusion Nationwide

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A judge temporarily stayed deportations after President Trump signed an executive order preventing refugees from entering the country temporarily.


Austin Sheriff Says She'll Limit Cooperation With Federal Immigration Authorities

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Trump's war on sanctuary cities is playing out in Austin, Texas. The sheriff vowed to defy federal demand to turn over immigrants in the country illegally. The governor is threatening to remove her.


For A Stark Contrast To U.S. Immigration Policy, Try Canada

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Some point to Canada's immigration system as a model for U.S. reform. Canada is nearly a quarter foreign-born, yet it doesn't seem to wrestle with anti-immigrant nativism that has erupted in the U.S.


Donald Trump Moves Forward With Plan To Build Border Wall

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

President Trump announced Wednesday executive actions that will reshape U.S. immigration policy, including plans for the wall, actions against sanctuary cities and new border patrol measures.