John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

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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The Differences Between The European Migration Crisis And The Influx To The U.S.

Friday, November 30, 2018

President Trump has compared the influx of migrants to the U.S. with the migration crisis in Europe. There are big differences in the situations, and some parallels in the political and policy debates.

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Decades After Clashing With The Klan, A Thriving Vietnamese Community In Texas

Sunday, November 25, 2018

When Vietnamese immigrants first arrived in Texas, they received a hostile reception from locals who were concerned about competition. Now that immigrant community is thriving.

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Finally Reunited With Her Child, Migrant Mother Has A Warning For Caravan

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Migrant families arriving at the Southwest border earlier this year faced forced separations. Now the president plans to stop immigrants with troops, concertina wire, tighter asylum rules and threats of tent prisons.

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Some South Texas Residents Puzzled Over Trump's Warnings About Migrant Caravan

Friday, November 02, 2018

As a caravan of migrants continues north through Mexico, Texas border towns are preparing. Many are also skeptical about the deployment of U.S. troops to the border, and some say this is all politics.

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Tensions Are Rising Along The U.S.-Mexico Border

Friday, October 26, 2018

Large numbers of migrant families continue to cross illegally, and more are expected. The Border Patrol says they are overwhelmed and so do the non-profits that help immigrants.

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After ICE Raid, A Shortage Of Welders In Tigertown, Texas

Friday, October 19, 2018

In August, immigration officials hauled off 150 workers from a northeast Texas plant — one of ICE's largest operations in a decade. Now the employer is pushing back.

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As Caravan Of Migrants Heads North, Trump Threatens To Close Southern U.S. Border

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hundreds of people have arrived at a Guatemalan town just across the border from Mexico. It's uncertain how Trump would block the group from crossing at a legal port of entry.

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Talks Of Family Separation Spur Following A Migrant Caravan Heading For The U.S. Border

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Another caravan is on its way from Central America to the US border, enraging the Trump Administration that is now considering resuming family separations as a way to deter asylum-seeking migrants from crossing into the country illegally. The president's critics warn that new scheme for family separation is just as cruel as the previous one.

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Seeds Of Maya Genius Grow In A New Kind Of School

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

It's in Guatemala, where the educational achievement of poor students is severely lacking. Students might dress up in cow costumes, bake bread — or frame a building.

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