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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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Some States Complain They Aren't Getting Federal Help For The Pandemic

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More Questions On Immigration, Borders And Travel During The Coronavirus Epidemic

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Questions On Immigration, Borders And Travel During The Coronavirus Epidemic

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New York's Coronavirus Death Toll Reaches 1,000

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An improvised hospital room at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, which is being turned into a hospital to help fight coronavirus cases in New York City. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images hide caption

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Immigration System Slowdown Keeps Some Doctors From Coronavirus Front Lines

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Immigrant Doctors Want To Help Fight Coronavirus Outbreak, But Can't

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Vehicles wait in line to cross into Canada at the Peace Bridge Plaza on March 18, 2020, in Buffalo N.Y. The Canada-U.S. border will be closed to non-essential traffic in both directions "by mutual consent," President Donald Trump confirmed Wednesday, as efforts across the continent to contain the widening COVID-19 pandemic continued to upend daily life in North America. Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP hide caption

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Advocates Worry Detained Immigrants Are At Risk For Coronavirus

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U.S. Governors On Coronavirus Frontlines Assess Federal Response So Far

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Ken Cuccinelli testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee during a hearing on the government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on March 5, 2020. Cuccinelli is the senior official performing the duties of the deputy secretary at DHS. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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How Trump Has Filled High-Level Jobs Without Senate Confirmation Votes

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Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg defended the "stop-and-frisk" policy for years, until he launched his presidential bid. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Mike Bloomberg Can't Shake The Legacy Of Stop-And-Frisk Policing In New York

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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., is among nine Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who signed a letter accusing the Trump administration of politicizing the immigration courts. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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