John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rate Of Unaccompanied Minors Entering The U.S. Soared In February

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Along the Southwest border, thousands of unaccompanied minors are arriving without a parent or legal guardian. They're part of a surge of unauthorized border crossings.

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Asylum-Seekers Are Entering The U.S. Again — But Many More Migrants Are Left Behind

Saturday, March 06, 2021

Many are fleeing crime and poverty in Central America and rushing to the U.S.-Mexico border. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas this week called the situation a "stressful challenge."

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Asylum Seekers Are Allowed Into U.S. For Their Day In Immigration Court

Friday, March 05, 2021

The Biden administration is allowing asylum seekers who have been waiting in Mexican border towns into the U.S. for their day in immigration court. Now more migrants are surging to the border.

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U.S. Begins Letting In Migrants At Mexico Refugee Camp

Friday, March 05, 2021

The Biden Administration's reversal of the program known as "Remain in Mexico" does not mean that everyone affected by it gets automatically let into the United States.

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A Chapter In U.S. History Often Ignored: The Flight Of Runaway Slaves To Mexico

Sunday, February 28, 2021

As the U.S. Treasury considers putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill to honor her role in the northbound underground railroad, new attention is being paid to the often overlooked southbound route.

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With Border Wall Construction Finally On Hold, Activists Worry About What's Next

Monday, February 01, 2021

While border wall opponents are celebrating, they also say the fight may not be over. Environmental activists want wildlife corridors restored; others oppose security measure like cameras and drones.

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Biden Suspends Border Wall Construction For Two Months

Sunday, January 31, 2021

President Biden has halted construction of the massive wall on the U.S.-Mexico border for two months while officials determine what to do next.

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Biden's 100-Day Deportation Moratorium Blocked By Federal Judge

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

A federal judge in Texas halted President Biden's 100-day moratorium on deportations of unauthorized immigrants. That is just one obstacle as Biden tries to end Trump-era immigration policies.

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