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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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Migrants at the Rio Grande near the port of entry in Del Rio, Texas, on Saturday. Charlie C. Peebles/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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The Biden Administration Is Fighting In Court To Keep A Trump-Era Immigration Policy

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In Mass Expulsion, The U.S. Begins Flying Haitian Migrants Home From Texas

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Afghan refugees wait to be processed Sept. 8 inside Hangar 5 at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Olivier Douliery/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Support For Resettling Afghan Refugees In The U.S. Is Broad — But Has Limits

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What's Next For Afghans Resettling In The U.S.

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Claudio Rojas, a 55-year-old handyman who was deported from the U.S. in 2019, poses for a photo in his home in Moreno, Argentina, on May 8. His wife, two sons and two grandsons remained in Florida. Natacha Pisarenko/AP hide caption

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The head of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, says U.S. authorities encountered migrants more than 212,000 on the U.S.-Mexico border in July — an "unprecedented number." Veronica G. Cardenas/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Encounters An 'Unprecedented' Number Of Migrants. DHS Says 'It's Complicated'

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is one of a few GOP governors who say migrants are the source of rising COVID-19 rates. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Some Republicans Blame Migrants For COVID-19 Surges. Doctors Say They're Scapegoating

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Some Republicans Claimed Migrants Fueled A COVID-19 Surge. Doctors Say It's Not True

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Longtime activist Maru Mora-Villalpando says ICE placed her in deportation proceedings in retaliation for her work. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Immigrant Activists Say ICE Is Purposely Targeting Them. They're Urging Biden To Help

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Police on Tuesday are seen near a public transit area outside the Pentagon where a police officer was killed. Pentagon Police Chief Woodrow Kusse said the FBI is leading the investigation. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Author Keri Smith rode out the pandemic in Canada, where she was born. Now she's worried about returning to her home in Northampton, Mass. Jefferson Pitcher/Keri Smith hide caption

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Permanent Residents Who Left The U.S. During The Pandemic Worry They Can't Come Home

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Harris County, Texas, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez during a 2017 news conference in Crosby, Texas. President Biden has nominated Gonzalez to head U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as part of an attempt to overhaul the agency. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Biden's Pick To Lead ICE Would Take Over An Agency In Turmoil

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