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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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Immigration activists rally near the White House on Oct. 7, 2021. The group demonstrated for immigration reform and urged President Biden to authorize a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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A year after mobilizing for Biden, young supporters feel let down on immigration

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In Atlanta speech, Biden will advocate for protecting voting rights

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In this image provided by the White House, President Biden speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone from his private residence in Wilmington, Del., on Thursday. Adam Schultz/The White House via AP hide caption

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Biden again calls on Putin to de-escalate tensions along Ukraine border

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President Biden meets with China's President Xi Jinping during a virtual summit from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 15. Mandel Ngan /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The White House wants to focus on China, but Russia continues to be a distraction

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Migrants head toward a border checkpoint on the Belarusian-Polish border on Nov. 15. U.S. officials have accused Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko of taking advantage of desperate migrants. Leonid Shcheglov/BELTA/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Authoritarians are using migrants as weapons. The White House frets it's on the rise

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World's democracies meet to show solidarity against a rising tide of authoritarianism

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The White House is growing more worried about migration being used as a weapon

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Biden warns Russian President Putin against military escalation on Ukraine border

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Biden is set to have a video call with Putin on Tuesday. Here's what's at stake

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Why Sen. Rubio is stalling Biden's pick for ambassador to China

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Shalanda Young testifies during a hearing in March to examine her nomination to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. She has been serving as acting director for the past eight months and will stay on as director if the Senate confirms her nomination. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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