John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

A Guatemalan Village Tells The Story of Immigration To The U.S.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Farmers in rural, western Guatemala have compelling reasons to attempt the dangerous journey to the U.S. Drought is stunting the corn crop, and one season's failure means no income for a family.


Despite Dangers, Intimidation, Guatemalans Still Seek A Better Life In U.S.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Trump administration's immigration policies are designed to convince migrants to not cross the border illegally. But poverty and lack of opportunities in Guatemala continue to push people north.


Shelters For Immigrant Teens Expanded As Record Numbers Continue To Cross

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Over 12,000 immigrant teens are being held in shelters across the country. Record numbers continue to cross and the government is expanding shelter capacity to hold them.


U.S. Is Running Out Of Space For Separated Migrant Families

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The government is running out of shelter space to put teenaged immigrants from Central America who are in its care, complicating the picture of how to handle unauthorized immigrants seeking asylum.


Searching For Deported Parents In Guatemala, While Children Wait In The U.S.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

The ACLU and other groups are scouring Guatemala to track down parents who were separated from their children in the United States and deported back home without them.


Guatemalan President Shuts Down Anti-Corruption Probe

Monday, September 03, 2018

The president of Guatemala is shutting down a U.N.-backed commission investigating corruption, including violations within his own campaign.


Lawyers, Advocates Comb Guatemala For Missing Families

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Hundreds of migrant parents may have been deported without their children after trying to enter the U.S. Many of them are from Guatemala, where non-governmental groups are trying to track them down to reunite the families.


'I Wouldn't Move Back': Deported Irish Man Creates A Life In His New Home

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Dylan O'Riordan, who was living in Boston illegally before being picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. His parents brought him to the U.S. when he was 12.


Donations Grow For Funds That Pay To Get Migrants Out Of ICE Detention

Monday, August 13, 2018

Outrage over the administration's policy of family separations at the border prompted an outpouring of donations to bond funds. People are giving so detained immigrants can post bond and be released.


Detained Fathers Turn To Hunger Strike

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Immigrant families held at the Karnes County Residential Center in Texas are striking to protest their imprisonment.


Migrant Parents Launch Hunger Strike In Detention Centers

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Migrant parents who were reunited with their children but remain in detention began a hunger strike Wednesday inside of a family jail in South Texas, in protest of the constant legal limbo.


Family Reunion Update

Saturday, July 28, 2018

A court deadline for the Trump administration to reunite all the migrant families it separated at the border has now passed. The government says it has complied, but hundreds of kids are still held.


Hundreds Of Families Still Separated As Reunification Deadline Arrives

Thursday, July 26, 2018

A court-imposed deadline to reunite separated children with their parents has arrived, but there are still many obstacles for the government to clear before they can reunite all of the families.


Under Deadline, Government Scrambles To Reunite Migrant Families

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The immigration bureaucracy on the border is a world of courtrooms and jail cells, officers and gray-suited guards. But no one has seen anything quite like the current effort to reunite families.


'Alternatives To Detention' Are Cheaper Than Jails, But Cases Take Far Longer

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Trump administration faces the same challenge as its predecessors: if you cannot detain immigrant families, how do you ensure they show up for hearings and deportation?


Government Lawyers Say Some Migrant Children Are Ineligible For Reunification

Friday, July 13, 2018

Lawyers for the federal government updated a judge in San Diego Friday, saying the government has reunified 57 of the 103 children under the age of 5, claiming the others are ineligible for reunification.


Government Misses Migrant Family Reunification Deadline

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A federal judge is allowing more time to return all children under 5 who were separated from their parents at the border.


Only Around Half Of 'Tender Age' Children Will Be Reunited With Parents By Deadline

Monday, July 09, 2018

Tuesday is the deadline for the Trump administration to reunite migrant parents separated from their children under the age of 5 at the U.S.-Mexico border.


ACLU Family Separation Hearing

Friday, July 06, 2018

Lawyers from the ACLU and the federal government appear in a San Diego courtroom Friday to update a federal judge on compliance with the order to reunite families separated at the border.


ICE Has New Ways To Keep Asylum-Seekers And Their Kids Apart, Critics Say

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

In the case of a Honduran asylum-seeker jailed in Texas, ICE appears to be defying a court order to reunite parents and separated children as soon as possible, by setting bond amounts impossibly high.