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Franco Ordoñez

White House Correspondent

Franco Ordoñez is a White House Correspondent for NPR's Washington Desk. Before he came to NPR in 2019, Ordoñez covered the White House for McClatchy. He has also written about diplomatic affairs, foreign policy and immigration, and has been a correspondent in Cuba, Colombia, Mexico and Haiti.

Ordoñez has received several state and national awards for his work, including the Casey Medal, the Gerald Loeb Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism. He is a two-time reporting fellow with the International Center for Journalists, and is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and the University of Georgia.

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The funeral of Lance Cpl. Jose Antonio Gutierrez in 2003. Gutierrez was born in Guatemala and served in the Marine Corps until he was killed in Iraq — one of a number of immigrants in the military. Moises Castillo/AP hide caption

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Trump Wants To Withdraw Deportation Protections For Families Of Active Troops

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Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., left and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. at a news conference with recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program (DACA) during a 2017 news conference. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump, shown at an event in Montoursville, Pa., in May, is calling a rally in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday a campaign kickoff. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Trump Threatens To Deport 'Millions,' As He Kicks Off Campaign For Reelection

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Alexis Rivero of Cuba's Los Leñeros de Las Tunas pitches during a Caribbean Series match against Venezuela's Cardenales de Lara in Panama City on Feb. 6. Major League Baseball had made a deal with Cuba's baseball federation to allow Cuban athletes to play in the U.S. without defecting, only to see the Trump administration subsequently block the rule. Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Will Play Ball With MLB On Cuban Players If League Helps With Venezuela

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Tariff Talks Between U.S. And Mexican Negotiators Press On

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Cargo trucks pass the secondary fence that divides the United States and Mexico in Otay Mesa, Calif., on May 31. Vice President Pence held a meeting with Mexican officials on Wednesday over threats to raise tariffs on that country. Ariana Drehsler/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard attends a news conference with the Mexican delegation negotiating tariffs with U.S. officials on Monday in Washington, D.C. Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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