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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 20 2018

Special Report: Trump's catch-and-detain policy snares illegal immigrants long in U.S.

OCILLA, Georgia Morena Vasquez didn’t want to drive that February night last year, but a co-worker at her job cleaning offices near Atlanta needed some keys dropped off.

Jun 15 2018

U.S. government says nearly 2,000 child separations at Mexico border in under two months

NEW YORK The government said on Friday that 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults at the U.S.-Mexico border between April 19 and May 31, as the Trump administration implements stricter border enforcement policies.

Jun 11 2018

Exclusive: Nearly 1,800 families separated at U.S.-Mexico border in 17 months through February

WASHINGTON Nearly 1,800 immigrant families were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border from October 2016 through February of this year, according to a senior government official, as President Donald Trump implemented stricter border enforcement policies.  | Video

May 23 2018

U.S. ends practice that gave some immigrants reprieves from deportation

NEW YORK U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday barred immigration judges from a once-common practice of shelving deportation cases involving some immigrants with deep ties to the United States.

May 23 2018

As U.S. shrinks refugee operations, new arrivals in Kansas town lose a lifeline

GARDEN CITY, Kansas In his first whirlwind weeks in the United States, Wimber Htoo, 23, racked up a list of accomplishments. He learned to use the bus, applied for a social security card and obtained a state ID, all new experiences for Htoo, a member of the Karen minority who fled Myanmar as a teenager for a refugee camp in Thailand. | Video

May 15 2018

U.S. judges weigh fate of program protecting young immigrants

NEW YORK/PASADENA, California A panel of three appeals court judges in California on Tuesday asked the federal government to defend its decision to end a program protecting from deportation some immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children, who are often referred to as "Dreamers."

May 10 2018

'Dreamers' ask to defend DACA program against Texas legal assault

NEW YORK A group of young immigrants asked a U.S. federal court on Tuesday for permission to have a judge consider their interests in a lawsuit filed last week by Texas and six other states to force an end to the program that protects some immigrants who arrived illegally as children from deportation.

May 09 2018

Concerns over U.S. court backlog grow with rising border prosecutions

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO At the height of President Barack Obama's crackdown on illegal crossings from Mexico seven years ago, San Diego's federal courts were so clogged that immigrants arrested near the border sometimes slept on the floor of border patrol stations for days before seeing a judge. | Video

May 07 2018

U.S. says it will separate families crossing border illegally

SAN DIEGO/NEW YORK The Trump administration will increase criminal prosecutions of parents entering the United States illegally and place their children in protective custody, stepping up efforts to tighten immigration enforcement, U.S. officials said on Monday. | Video

May 04 2018

Trump administration moves to expel some 57,000 Hondurans

NEW YORK/TEGUCIGALPA The Trump administration said on Friday it will end temporary protections for immigrants in the United States from Honduras on Jan. 5, 2020, leaving potentially 57,000 people vulnerable to deportation. | Video

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