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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Family Reunion Update

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People released from immigration detention centers are often dropped off at the McAllen bus station in Texas. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Hundreds Of Families Still Separated As Reunification Deadline Arrives

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All day, unmarked white vans and chartered buses carrying the migrant children released from shelters across the country roll into the parking lot of the Port Isabel Detention Center in south Texas. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Under Deadline, Government Scrambles To Reunite Migrant Families

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An immigrant wears an ankle monitor as he sits at a shelter in McAllen, Texas after he was released after processing by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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'Alternatives To Detention' Are Cheaper Than Jails, But Cases Take Far Longer

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Government Lawyers Say Some Migrant Children Are Ineligible For Reunification

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Only Around Half Of 'Tender Age' Children Will Be Reunited With Parents By Deadline

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ACLU Family Separation Hearing

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ICE Has New Ways To Keep Asylum-Seekers And Their Kids Apart, Critics Say

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Garry Mead, assistant director of detention and removal for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, answers a reporter's question in 2007 in front of cells that housed immigrant families at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Texas. After a suit by the ACLU, the center ended family detention, and ICE mostly avoided it until 2014. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Has A Long, Troubled History Of Detaining Families Together

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Migrant children now housed in a tent encampment under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy are shown walking in single file at the facility near the Mexican border in Tornillo, Texas, on June 19. Mike Blake/Reuters hide caption

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'I'm Crushed': Migrant Parents, Advocates Press For Family Reunification

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Federal Officials Try To Address Criticism Over Where Children Are Being Detained

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Migrant Families Will Stay Together But They'll Be Held Until Their Court Date

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News Brief: Republicans Talk Immigration Overhaul, China Tariffs Latest

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Update On Immigration And Family Separations

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