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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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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a religious freedom summit at the Department of State on Tuesday. Pompeo is headed to Argentina, which is expected to announce it's joining an international coalition to counter Iran. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump described the immigration plan presented at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday as "the best of everything." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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In Tweet, Trump Tells Congresswomen To Go Back Where They Came From

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Lewis Ramos, 22, an operations specialist in the U.S. Army National Guard, stands with his mother, Rosa Elena Ramos, who arrived illegally 30 years ago from Mexico. He recently learned she would receive the protection by the time he leaves later this month. Courtesy of Michael Jarecki hide caption

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Concern Grows Over Plan To Scale Back Program That Protects Military Families From Deportation

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President Trump, flanked by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross (left) and Attorney General William Barr, delivers remarks on citizenship and the census in the Rose Garden at the White House on Thursday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Backs Off Census Citizenship Question Fight

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A youth in Tijuana, Mexico, stands by the border fence that separates Mexico from the United States, where candles and crosses stand in memory of migrants who have died during their journey toward the U.S. Emilio Espejel/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Hits Some Immigrants In U.S. Illegally With Fines Up To $500,000

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Federal Agents Joked About Migrant Deaths, Propublica Reports

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Venezuelan Constituent Assembly's member Nicolás Maduro Guerra, son of Venezulan President Nicolas Maduro, walks before a session in Caracas on August 8, 2017. The U.S. government targeted the younger Maduro with sanctions on Friday. Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For A 2nd Night, Immigration Was A Big Debate Issue

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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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