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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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Robbie Basho helped pioneer the American Primitive style of guitar playing. Now his personal recordings — long thought lost — are being released for the first time. Jeff Dooley/Tompkins Square Records hide caption

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'Song Of The Avatars' Resurrects Guitarist Robbie Basho's Lost Recordings

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Biden Choses Alejandro Mayorkas As His Secretary Of Homeland Security

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While campaigning in November 2019, Joe Biden talked with a protester about his stance on deportations at a town hall at Lander University in Greenwood, S.C. The Biden administration says it will rein in Immigration and Customs Enforcement, starting with a temporary moratorium on deportations. Meg Kinnard/AP hide caption

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For Immigrants, Election Promises Relief From An 'Atmosphere Of Terror'

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Acting DHS Secretary Lacked Authority In DACA Suspension, Judge Rules

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The Senate side of the Capitol is seen in Washington, D.C., early Monday. Experts say President-elect Joe Biden's ability to reshape the U.S. immigration system will be sharply limited if Republicans retain control of the Senate. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Trump supporters and Trump protesters watch a passing motorcade carrying the president last month in Kenosha, Wis. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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'Guns, Protests And Elections Do Not Mix': Conflict Experts See Rising Warning Signs

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Global Conflict Experts See Signs Of Potential Violence Around U.S. Election

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As Election Suspicions Increase, Experts Warn Conditions Are Ripe For Conflict

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Trump Administration Lags Reuniting Families Separated At Southern Border

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What Are The Presidential Candidates' Views On Immigration?

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MLB Hall Of Famer Joe Morgan Dies At 77

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President Trump boards Marine One to travel to a fundraiser at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., last Thursday. Hours after he returned, he tested positive for the coronavirus. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Contact Tracing Still Taking Place For Recent Trump Fundraiser

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President Trump departs for Bedminster, N.J., on Thursday from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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N.J. Officials Say Trump Fundraiser Put Lives At Risk, But Attendees Appear Unworried

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As COVID-19 Cases Rise, NYC's Mayor Aims To Rollback Reopening

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