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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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Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump's Refugee Order

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People walk and drive across a bridge on the U.S.-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas. Thousands of people cross back and forth every day, in cars or on foot. Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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This Migrant Won In Immigration Court, And The U.S. Sent Him To Mexico Anyway

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Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., looks on as Negah Hekmati talks about her hours-long delay returning to the U.S. from Canada with her family days earlier, at a news conference on Monday. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Iranian Americans Feel Caught In The Middle Of Latest U.S.-Iran Tensions

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Trump Changes Make It Difficult For Migrants To Gain Asylum

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

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Looking Back On Trump Administration's Tough Talk On Immigration

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Migrants applying for asylum in the United States go through a processing area at a new tent courtroom at the Migration Protection Protocols Immigration Hearing Facility in Laredo, Texas, in September. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Few Asylum-Seekers Winning Cases Under 'Remain In Mexico' Program

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Adriana Jones, a member of the LeBaron family, holds images of relatives who were killed in November. Jones and other family members were participating in a Dec. 1 protest in Mexico City against Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to express anger and frustration over increasingly appalling incidents of violence. Ginnette Riquelme/AP hide caption

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This Grieving Family Wants The U.S. To Designate Mexican Cartels As Terrorists

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White House adviser Stephen Miller faces growing calls to resign after leaked emails show he promoted the ideas of white nationalists. Above, Miller waits for the start of a meeting with President Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Blue House in Seoul in June. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Leaked Emails Fuel Calls For Stephen Miller To Leave White House

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Calls Grow For Stephen Miller To Leave White House After Leaked Emails

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Faith leaders and members of human rights groups protest outside of the U.S. Capitol during a demonstration calling on Congress not to end refugee resettlement programs on Oct. 15, 2019, in Washington. Trump officials announced in September that it would allow localities to opt out of accepting refugees. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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What Happens When States Have The Power To Reject Refugees

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Passersby open doors to watch videos at an installation titled Common Ground, which shares personal stories of immigrants who are young entrepreneurs, war heroes and farmers in Miami on Oct. 3. The installation, organized by groups that get funding from the Koch network, aims to reframe discussions about the immigration debate. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Searching For 'Common Ground' On DACA

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Attorney General William Barr speaks at an event in Washington earlier this month. On Monday, he issued a proposed rule seeking to allow the federal government collect DNA samples from more than 740,000 immigrants every year. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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