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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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Chef Zainab learned to cook traditional Afghan food from her mother in Kabul. Biny Alemayehu/Courtesy of Foodhini hide caption

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She barely made it out of Kabul. Now she's welcoming Afghans with a familiar meal.

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Kristyn Peck, CEO of Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, outside the group's Fairfax office. Joel Rose /NPR hide caption

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Newly arrived Afghans test a refugee resettlement system that's rebuilding on the fly

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Breaking down the Biden administration's new immigration enforcement guidelines

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Migrants are apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in LaJoya, Texas, in June. Nicolo Filippo Rosso/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The White House Rolls Out New Guidelines For ICE, But Defends Trump-Era Policy

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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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