Joel Rose Joel Rose is a National Desk correspondent based at NPR's New York Bureau.

Joel Rose

Correspondent, National Desk

Joel Rose is a National Desk Correspondent based at NPR's New York bureau.

Rose's reporting often focuses on immigration, criminal justice, technology and culture. He's interviewed grieving parents after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, resettled refugees in Buffalo, and a long list of musicians including Solomon Burke, Tom Waits and Arcade Fire.

Rose collaborated with NPR's Planet Money podcast for a story on smart guns. He was part of NPR's award-winning coverage of Pope Francis's visit to the US. He's also contributed to breakings news coverage of the mass shooting at Mother Bethel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, and major protests after the deaths of Trayvon Martin in Florida and Eric Garner in New York.

Before coming to NPR, Rose worked a number of jobs in public radio. He spent a decade in Philadelphia, including six years as a reporter at member station WHYY. He was also a producer at KQED in San Francisco and American Routes in New Orleans.

Rose has a bachelor's degree in history and music from Brown University, where he got his start in broadcasting as an overnight DJ at the college radio station.

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Ms. A.B. is seeking asylum in the U.S. after suffering more than a decade of domestic violence in El Salvador. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has personally intervened in her case. Kevin D. Liles for NPR hide caption

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Sessions Intervenes In Salvadoran Woman's Asylum Case

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a health care union rally at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 21. Cuomo is threatening to sue federal immigration authorities and accused them of violating the law. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Haitham Dalati, left, and his wife Shiyam Daghestani, outside the offices of Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services in New Haven, Conn. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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Trump's 'Muslim Ban' Is Already Happening, Immigrant Rights Advocates Say

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Customers sit in a Starbucks store in Seattle. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Not Everyone Feels Welcome Camping Out In 'Third Spaces' Like Starbucks

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Starbucks To Close 8,000 Stores For Employee Racial-Bias Training

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Black Man Fatally Shot In NYC After Police Mistake Metal Pipe For Gun

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Justice Department Will Require Judges To Make Quota For Immigration Cases

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Justice Department Rolls Out Quotas For Immigration Judges

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Sessions Pushes To Speed Up Immigration Courts, Deportations

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WH Threatening To Veto Spending Bill If It Includes Money For Northeast Rail Tunnel

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Women and children arriving from Central America are claiming asylum because, they say, they've been the victims of gangs, or domestic violence, in their home countries. But some critics, like former immigration judge Andrew Arthur, say claiming asylum has become a "sort of catchall for truly inventive lawyers." John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Moves To Reshape Who Qualifies For Asylum

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