John Burnett John Burnett is the Southwest Correspondent on the National Desk.
John Burnett at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., September 27, 2018. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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What 'Unaccompanied Alien Children' Means

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Trump Administration Changes Border Policy To Discourage Asylum-Seekers

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen looks at her papers while testifying before members of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday in Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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People line up to cross into the United States from Tijuana, Mexico, seen through barriers topped with concertina wire at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego. A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the administration from enforcing a ban on asylum-seekers fleeing gang violence or domestic abuse. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Judge Blocks Administration's Attempt To Restrict Asylum For Domestic, Gang Violence

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Feds Alter Policies To Ease Overcrowding In Migrant Shelters

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Migrant children run around a track outside at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Fla. Shelters that house these children are reaching capacity and the federal government is now working to speed releases to sponsors. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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Several Thousand Migrant Children In U.S. Custody Could Be Released Before Christmas

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Migrant Girl Dies From Shock, Dehydration While In Border Patrol Custody

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Children and workers are at a tent encampment in June near the Tornillo Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Almost 15,000 Migrant Children Now Held At Nearly Full Shelters

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The Differences Between The European Migration Crisis And The Influx To The U.S.

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Hien Tran, 66, and her dog Lucy at the Thai Xuan Village apartment complex in Houston. Scott Dalton for NPR hide caption

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Decades After Clashing With The Klan, A Thriving Vietnamese Community In Texas

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Finally Reunited With Her Child, Migrant Mother Has A Warning For Caravan

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Some South Texas Residents Puzzled Over Trump's Warnings About Migrant Caravan

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Tensions Are Rising Along The U.S.-Mexico Border

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Load Trail has had a hard time hiring welders to fabricate its trailers since Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested about a quarter of its workforce in August. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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After ICE Raid, A Shortage Of Welders In Tigertown, Texas

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