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Joel Rose

Correspondent, National Desk

Joel Rose is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk. He covers immigration and breaking news.

Rose was among the first to report on the Trump administration's efforts to roll back asylum protections for victims of domestic violence and gangs. He's also covered the separation of migrant families, the legal battle over the travel ban, and the fight over the future of DACA.

He has interviewed grieving parents after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, asylum-seekers fleeing from violence and poverty in Central America, and a long list of musicians including Solomon Burke, Tom Waits and Arcade Fire.

Rose has contributed to breaking news coverage of the mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina, Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, and major protests after the deaths of Trayvon Martin in Florida and Eric Garner in New York.

He's also collaborated with NPR's Planet Money podcast, and was part of NPR's Peabody Award-winning coverage of the Ebola outbreak in 2014.

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Earlier this year, Monster City Studios, a company that normally makes amusement park and movie props, pivoted to manufacturing MCS face shields with forehead protection. It was one of many small companies to make the switch. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Can't America Make Enough N95 Masks? 6 Months Into Pandemic, Shortages Persist

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ICE Almost Deported Immigrant Woman Who Says She Got Unwanted Surgery While Detained

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NPR Probes Why Personal Protective Equipment Is Still In Short Supply

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People march in support of Jacob Blake and his family to the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., in August. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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More Americans Support Than Oppose Protests Over The Jacob Blake Shooting, Poll Shows

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Honduran migrants, Ricardo Sr., (left), his son Ricardo Jr., 13, and his cousin Jorge, 16, walk near their home in Texas. When the two teenage boys crossed the border illegally into Texas last month, they turned themselves in to the Border Patrol. They were later escorted to a hotel by armed men in civilian clothes. Scott Dalton for NPR hide caption

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Shadow Immigration System: Migrant Children Detained In Hotels By Private Contractors

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2 Young Migrants Are Caught Up In A Shadow Immigration System

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PPE and medical supplies are piled up at a wing at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston. Demand for such equipment has remained high months into the pandemic. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Yep, Masks And Protective Gear Are Still Hard To Get — Especially For Small Buyers

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A woman from Guatemala and her two daughters were apprehended upon crossing the U.S.-Mexico border between El Paso and Ciudad Juárez and were immediately expelled back to Mexico in the early hours of April 2 at the Paso del Norte International Bridge. Paul Ratje hide caption

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Ending 'Asylum As We Know It': Using Pandemic To Expel Migrants, Children At Border

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The Trump Administration Aims To Cut Off Asylum At The Southwest Border Permanently

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A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle is stationed in front of the U.S.-Mexico border barrier as construction continues in hard-hit Imperial County on July 22, in Calexico, Calif. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR/Ipsos Poll: Americans Support Limiting Immigration To Slow Coronavirus Spread

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Protesters hold signs at a rally supporting the Supreme Court's ruling to uphold the DACA program on June 18. The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to continue its rollback of the program, despite court rulings. Sandy Huffaker/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Refuses To Accept New DACA Applicants Despite Court Rulings

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students celebrate on June 18 at the Supreme Court after the justices rejected President Trump's effort to end legal protections for young immigrants. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students gather in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on June 18. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Despite Supreme Court's Ruling On DACA, Trump Administration Rejects New Applicants

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