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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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Biden administration says it will restart the Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy

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People line up to get on an Air France flight to Paris at OR Tambo's airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday as several countries announced travel bans in response to the omicron variant of the coronavirus. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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Specialist Meric Greenbaum, left, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Black Friday. Stocks dropped after a coronavirus variant appears to be spreading across the globe. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Zahra Yagana, her daughter Parisa and son Jawed spent close to two months at Fort McCoy in western Wisconsin. Eman Mohammed for NPR hide caption

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Newly arrived Afghans get creative and find their own way to homes

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A United States Border Patrol agent on horseback tries to stop a Haitian migrant from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuna Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas on Sept. 19, 2021. Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The inquiry into border agents on horseback continues. Critics see a 'broken' system

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Officials help process and log personal items from migrants entering the Central Processing Center in El Paso, Texas, in this May 4 photo provided by the U.S. Border Patrol. AP hide caption

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Border arrests have hit an all-time high, but the numbers don't tell the whole story

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Chris Magnus testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on his nomination to be the next U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner, Tuesday, Oct. 19, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Rod Lamkey/AP hide caption

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Chef Zainab learned to cook traditional Afghan food from her mother in Kabul. Biny Alemayehu/Courtesy of Foodhini hide caption

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She barely made it out of Kabul. Now she's welcoming Afghans with a familiar meal.

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Kristyn Peck, CEO of Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, outside the group's Fairfax office. Joel Rose /NPR hide caption

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Newly arrived Afghans test a refugee resettlement system that's rebuilding on the fly

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Breaking down the Biden administration's new immigration enforcement guidelines

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Migrants are apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in LaJoya, Texas, in June. Nicolo Filippo Rosso/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The White House Rolls Out New Guidelines For ICE, But Defends Trump-Era Policy

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