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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

Sep 27 2017

U.S. will phase out programme for Central American child refugees

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's administration is ending a programme that allowed children fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to apply for refugee status in the United States before leaving home.

Sep 27 2017

Trump administration proposes to cut refugee cap to 45,000

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed admitting a maximum of 45,000 refugees next year, the lowest cap in decades, which officials said was necessary to ensure U.S. security, although Democrats and humanitarian groups blasted the decision as an abandonment of American moral authority.

Sep 25 2017

Trump travel ban on more solid ground as top court cancels hearing

NEW YORK The Supreme Court signaled on Monday it may dismiss a challenge to President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban after the White House announced tailored restrictions on eight countries that legal experts said stand a better chance at holding up in court. | Video

Sep 20 2017

Washington state sues over $1/day wages paid to immigrant detainees

Washington State's Attorney General on Wednesday sued private prison company Geo Group Inc for violating the state's minimum wage laws by paying detained immigrants a one dollar a day or less for work they do while in detention at one of the company’s federal facilities.

Sep 14 2017

U.S. judge presses Trump administration on Dreamer deadlines

NEW YORK A U.S. judge on Thursday repeatedly pressed the Trump administration to extend an October deadline for some immigrants to reapply for a program that shielded children brought to the United States illegally by their parents from deportation.

Sep 13 2017

Democrats ask Trump administration to consult on refugee decision

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Two high-ranking Democrats in the U.S. Senate asked the Trump administration on Wednesday to provide information on any plans to cut refugee admissions to historically low levels, saying Congress had not yet been consulted as required by law.

Sep 08 2017

'Dreamers' left confused about fine points of immigration programme's end

NEW YORK Days after President Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme, Mayara Pena still has a lot of unanswered questions. One of them is about her cars.

Sep 08 2017

California university system sues Trump over roll back of 'dreamers' program

A former top security official who helped put in place a program protecting people brought to the United States illegally as children, is suing the Trump White House as head of the University of California system over plans to roll back the policy.

Sep 08 2017

'Dreamers' left confused about fine points of immigration program's end

NEW YORK Days after President Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Mayara Pena still has a lot of unanswered questions. One of them is about her cars.

Sep 07 2017

U.S. appeals court rejects Trump's bid to bar most refugees

NEW YORK A U.S. appeals court on Thursday rejected the Trump administration's effort to temporarily bar most refugees from entering the country, ruling that those who have relationships with a resettlement agency should be exempt from an executive order banning refugees.

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