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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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Democrats Clash With Homeland Security Secretary Over Migrant Children Deaths

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U.S. Border Patrol agents conduct intake at the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas. The center is temporarily not taking in migrants after the outbreak of "a flu-related illness." U.S. Customs And Border Protection/Getty Images hide caption

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How The Government Is Responding To A 5th Migrant Child Death At The Southern Border

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Teenage Boy Is The Latest Migrant Minor To Die In U.S. Custody

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The Trump Administration's Record On Immigration

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President Trump lays out a new immigration proposal in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 16. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Tracking Trump On Immigration: Despite Focus, Many Ideas Are Stalled Or Blocked

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Kurt Cobain in the studio with Nirvana in late 1991. Michel Linssen/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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'Smells Like Teen Spirit,' The Anthem For A Generation That Didn't Want One

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U.S. Attorney General William Barr decided on Tuesday that asylum-seekers who clear a "credible fear" interview and are facing removal don't have the right to be released on bond by an immigration court judge while their cases are pending. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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A Look At Potential Challenges To Attorney General Barr's Asylum Decision

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Trump Administration Rolls Out Plan Aimed At Deterring Asylum-Seekers

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President Trump Sends Mixed Signals About Plans For The Southern Border

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Trump Threatens To Close Southern Border Unless Mexico Blocks All Illegal Immigration

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The Social Security Administration is reviving a practice from a decade ago of sending letters out to employers when Social Security numbers don't match their records. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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The Latest Immigration Crackdown May Be Fake Social Security Numbers

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A Border Patrol agent checks the names and documents of families who crossed the nearby U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas. Immigration authorities say they expect the continuing surge of Central American families crossing the border to multiply in the coming months. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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