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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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A woman from Guatemala and her two daughters were apprehended upon crossing the U.S.-Mexico border between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and immediately expelled back to Mexico in the early hours of April 2, at the Paso del Norte International Bridge in Juárez. Paul Ratje hide caption

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'End Of Asylum': Using The Pandemic To Turn Away Migrants, Children Seeking Refuge

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The Trump Administration Aims To Cut Off Asylum At The Southwest Border Permanently

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A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle is stationed in front of the U.S.-Mexico border barrier as construction continues in hard-hit Imperial County on July 22, in Calexico, Calif. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR/Ipsos Poll: Americans Support Limiting Immigration To Slow Coronavirus Spread

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Protesters hold signs at a rally supporting the Supreme Court's ruling to uphold the DACA program on June 18. The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to continue its rollback of the program, despite court rulings. Sandy Huffaker/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Refuses To Accept New DACA Applicants Despite Court Rulings

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students celebrate on June 18 at the Supreme Court after the justices rejected President Trump's effort to end legal protections for young immigrants. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students gather in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on June 18. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Despite Supreme Court's Ruling On DACA, Trump Administration Rejects New Applicants

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Armando Negron and Bellaliz Gonzalez were recovery workers in Midland, Mich., after two dam collapses flooded the area. Armando Negron and Bellaliz Gonzalez hide caption

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'We Were Treated Worse Than Animals': Disaster Recovery Workers Confront COVID-19

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More than 4,000 foreign-born doctors officially begin their residencies at hospitals across the United States today. They'll confront two historic challenges: The coronavirus pandemic and some of the most restrictive immigration policies this nation has seen in decades. smartboy10/DigitalVision Vectors/GettyImages hide caption

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Foreign-Born Doctors Start Their Residencies At U.S. Hospitals Amid The Pandemic

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Big Business Opposes President Trump's New Limits On Foreign Workers

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The History Of The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Policy

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NPR reviewed a database of thousands of contracting actions connected to the COVID-19 public health crisis and identified more than 250 companies that got federal contracts worth more than $1 million without going through a fully competitive bidding process. diane555/Getty Images hide caption

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Feds Spend Billions On COVID-19 Contracts, Often Without Fully Competitive Bidding

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Medical personnel test people in vehicles for COVID-19, at Annandale High School, in Annandale, Va., on May 23. There's a new bottleneck emerging in coronavirus testing: A shortage of the machines that process the tests and give results. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Coronavirus Testing Machines Are Latest Bottleneck In Troubled Supply Chain

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Immigration To The U.S. Comes To A Standstill During The Pandemic

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