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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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President Biden unveils a $2 trillion infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh on March 31. In his speech, Biden said the plan would help the U.S. compete with China. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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For Biden, China Rivalry Adds Urgency To Infrastructure Push

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President Biden holds a semiconductor during remarks before signing an executive order on the economy at the White House on Feb. 24. On Monday, senior members of his team met with leaders across various industries to discuss a shortage of semiconductors. Doug Mills/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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White House Convenes Summit To Address Supply Shortage Crippling Auto Plants

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Returning To The Iran Nuclear Deal Is Essential For Biden's Foreign Policy Agenda

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The Biden administration has struggled to house young migrants at Customs and Border Protection facilities like this one in Donna, Texas. Dario Lopez-Mills/AP hide caption

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Almost 19,000 Migrant Children Stopped At U.S. Border in March, Most Ever In A Month

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Children line up in February 2018 to enter a tent at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Fla. Many of these kids were taken from their parents after crossing the border illegally. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas speaks at the White House on March 1. He has pledged to reduce the processing of many asylum cases from "years to months." Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Administration Considers Overhaul Of Asylum System At Southern Border

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Biden Says 'Nothing Has Changed' But Child Migrants Crossing Border At Higher Pace

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Biden Defends His Response To Migrants At The Border And COVID-19 In Press Conference

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VP Harris To Work With Central American Countries To Address Root Causes Of Migration

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A 2019 photo shows a U.S. government holding center for migrant children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. The facility was reopened by the Biden administration and an independent TV crew was allowed inside to capture new images of conditions there on Wednesday. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Ex-DHS Chief Says Biden Was Warned About Dismantling Trump's Border Policies

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Ex-Trump Official Says Biden Administration Was Warned About Migrant Influx

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Biden Grapples With The Influx Of Migrants At The Southwestern U.S. Border

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