John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

Inside The Trial Of 3 Guatemalan Mothers Separated From Their Children

Friday, June 08, 2018

Last month, they waded across the Rio Grande with their eight- and nine-year-old sons. One woman testified that she believed she and her boy would be released until their court date.


What Happens When Parents And Children Are Separated At The U.S.-Mexico Border

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

With stories of family separation at the border in the news, NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Denise Gilman, the lawyer for a one woman who's in detention, thousands of miles from her two sons who crossed the border with her.


White House Outlines Long-Term Plans For Detention Of Immigrant Families

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The White House outlined the administration's long-term plans for the detention of immigrant families on Tuesday. Officials said they would like to detain parents and their children together, but are hamstrung by the lack of detention space and rules governing the care of immigrant children. Immigrant advocates have condemned the separation of families.


Border Patrol Shooting Death Of Immigrant Woman Raises Tensions In South Texas

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Federal and state authorities are investigating the shooting death of a young immigrant along the U.S.-Mexico border. Few details about the incident have been released.


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Holds School Safety Discussions After Deadly Shooting

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Not long after the shootings at Santa Fe High School, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said he would host a series of roundtable discussions on school safety — saying more needs to be done than just "prayers."


17-Year-Old Suspect Held Without Bail In Texas School Shooting

Sunday, May 20, 2018

As authorities piece together details about Friday's deadly school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, people are discussing the state's long heritage of guns and gun rights.


Texas Community Reels After Latest School Shooter Kills 10

Saturday, May 19, 2018

A 17-year-old high school student has been charged with capital murder for the deaths of 10 people at his high school near Houston, Texas. The suspect was arrested alive.


What #HeyJohnKelly Reveals About America's Immigrant Past

Friday, May 18, 2018

White House chief of staff John Kelly told NPR that many undocumented immigrants don't easily assimilate because they are rural, lack education and don't speak English. Twitter reacted.


John Kelly On Trump, The Russia Investigation And Separating Immigrant Families

Thursday, May 10, 2018

In an interview with NPR, the White House chief of staff also praised the president's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and said Trump's eyes are "wide open" on North Korea.


Homeland Security Secretary Defends Separating Families Who Cross Border Illegally

Thursday, May 10, 2018

In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the administration is merely following the law.


Jeff Sessions Warns Illegal Border Crossers Of 'Zero Tolerance'

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Attorney General Sessions on Monday announced a tough policy on the southwest border. If you cross the border illegally, he said, you will be prosecuted and children will be separated from parents.


Illegal Immigration Does Not Increase Violent Crime, 4 Studies Show

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Motivated by President Trump's rhetoric, social scientists set out to answer whether undocumented immigrants are more likely to break the law.


As Border Crossings Tick Up, Migrants Bring Children, Take More Dangerous Routes

Friday, April 06, 2018

After dropping sharply when President Trump took office, the number of undocumented immigrants apprehended at the border is again on the rise.


Trump Readies National Guard To Monitor U.S.-Mexico Border

Thursday, April 05, 2018

President Trump is directing the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security to work with governors to deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border.


A Border Patrol Agent Dies Mysteriously. The Sheriff Has A Simple Theory

Monday, April 02, 2018

President Trump said Agent Rogelio Martinez was attacked by immigrants. Investigators conducted 650 interviews, mounted horses to look for human tracks and studied license plates. They got nowhere.


Reporting From the Quagmire

Friday, March 30, 2018

Two NPR journalists reflect on their days reporting in Iraq in 2003. 

Terrifying Bombings Leave Cracks In Austin's Facade Of Cool

Sunday, March 25, 2018

The string of attacks on the weirdness-loving Texas capital served to confirm that Austin rapidly has grown past the small town it once was, and surfaced memories of past dark incidents and attitudes.


Investigators Trying To Piece Together Final Days Of Austin Bomber's Life

Thursday, March 22, 2018

In Austin, Texas, investigators are still piecing together what transpired during the final days the man's life who built and left bombs around the city. They still haven't determined his motive.


Texas Authorities Continuing To Gather Information About Austin Bomber

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Authorities in Texas are piecing together what they know about the man they say built a series of bombs. The 23-year-old killed himself Wednesday as authorities moved in to capture him.


Suspect In Austin Bombings Kills Himself, Police In Texas Say

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley, speaking at a news conference early Wednesday, says the suspect died after a chase and standoff with police officers. He urged residents to stay cautious.