John Burnett

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Matamoros Becomes Ground Zero As Drug War Shifts On Mexican Border

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Violence has descended on the once laid back tourist town of Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas. From mechanics to Twitter users, residents are feeling the effects of a turf war.


Closure Of Private Prison Forces Texas County To Plug Financial Gap

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A riot at a private immigration prison in Willacy County, Texas, forced officials to close the facility and relocate 2,800 inmates. But it also left the county with a $2.3 million budget shortfall.


Doritos Stage Pulled From SXSW But Issues Remain

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

As the Austin, Texas, music festival enters its 28th year, concerns continue over corporate branding and security.


Excitement Over Mexico's Shale Fizzles As Reality Sets In

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mexico has opened up its oil and gas fields to foreign investors. But they're slow to enter, as low oil prices, drug violence and other challenges trump the lure of a vast and undeveloped shale bed.


After Riot, Private Prison In South Texas Is Scrutinized

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Nearly 3,000 inmates have been moved out of the private facility after last month's uprising, and staff is being laid off. There is a probe into how the for-profit company ran the prison.


Hopes Soar As Drone Enthusiasts Greet New Rule Proposal

Monday, February 16, 2015

Drone enthusiasts are generally pleased with the long-awaited regulations proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday. They had feared the government would make them go to flight school.


A Hero At Home, Deacon John Moore Is New Orleans' Best-Kept Secret

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Deacon John does it all. The veteran New Orleans bandleader plays weddings, birthdays, proms, debutante parties. He holds his own at Jazz Fest and at carnival balls. He'll play 1950s R&B, rock, jazz, gospel, soul and disco — whatever the people want to hear. But when it's up ...


A Community Takes On Racial Tensions Once Hidden Under The Surface

Friday, February 13, 2015

People move to Austin's Mueller neighborhood to become part of a progressive community. But some black residents say they haven't always felt welcome — so Mueller decided to do something about it.


An Army Chaplain, First Tested By War, Finds His Faith Renewed

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

When David Peters went to Iraq as an Army chaplain, his relationship with God faltered. But after years of feeling adrift, he eventually found that the trauma of war had actually deepened his faith.


Child Migrant Crisis Stemmed By Border Security Build-Up

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Robert Siegel talks with Carrie Kahn and John Burnett for a year-end update on a story that grabbed our attention earlier this year — the rise in Central American minors seeking asylum in the U.S.


For Cubans In Key West, A Longing To Fill In 'Gaps Of Who We Are'

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Like Cuban-American families throughout the diaspora, the Garcias of Key West, Fla., gather on Noche Buena, or Christmas Eve, to catch up on news and eat a traditional meal of lechón, or roast pig.

Wayne Garcia, a local building contractor and artist, prepared the pork for the family feast this ...


Businesses Buzz With Anticipation In Wake Of U.S.-Cuba Thaw

Friday, December 26, 2014

The U.S. economic embargo on Cuba is still solidly in place. But the president's executive action opening relations with the island has set off a frenzy of speculation about a new era of U.S.-Cuba commerce.


In Miami, Mixed Emotions Over Release Of Cuban Spies

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Obama's release of three Cuban spies sparked outrage among Miami's white-haired Cuban exiles, but the exiles' American-born children and grandchildren see a bright future in U.S.-Cuba relations.


Border Patrol Completes Recruitment Drive Aimed At Women

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The U.S. Border Patrol is looking for more female agents. While women make up 15 percent of most federal law enforcement agencies, the Border Patrol has only 5 percent female agents.


Born In The U.S. But Turned Back At The Border, Time After Time

Friday, December 12, 2014

Deportations have jumped in recent years. And increasingly, those cases — like that of Maria Isabel de la Paz — are being handled by federal agents at the border, not by immigration courts.


Legal Pot In The U.S. May Be Undercutting Mexican Marijuana

Monday, December 01, 2014

As more U.S. states approve marijuana for medical or recreational use, the price for pot growers in Mexico is falling. This could change the business model for narcotraffickers as well.


Do More Boots On The Border Equal Security?

Friday, November 28, 2014

When President Obama announced changes to the immigration system, he offered to give more resources for border personnel. Officials have tried it before, and border security remains an elusive goal.


Viewers React Differently To Obama's Immigration Address

Friday, November 21, 2014

Viewing parties were held throughout the U.S. to find out what the president had to say about immigration. In Austin, Texas, immigrants and advocates expressed joy and disappointment for the plan.


How Will A Small Town In Arizona Manage An ICE Facility In Texas?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Corrections Corp. of America is handling day-to-day operations of the big new immigrant detention center in South Texas. But the contract and the money to run it will go to a town over 900 miles away.


Immigrant Advocates Challenge The Way Mothers Are Detained

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ten plaintiffs are suing the government over policies and practices at a residential center in New Mexico, where 648 women and children are being held while awaiting the outcome of their asylum cases.