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Reade Levinson

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

Jul 18 2018

Migrants in U.S. custody describe life in 'ice boxes' and 'dog pounds'

During their detention last month in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Laredo, Texas, Karen and her two young sons were constantly cold. The family, which fled violence in Honduras, slept on a hard floor in a holding cell without mattresses, she said, their clothes still wet from crossing the Rio Grande. | Video

Jul 15 2018

Immigrant children, parents reunited faster under new court order

When Yolany Padilla was released from immigration custody in Seattle last week, she assumed she would be quickly reunited with her 6-year-old son, who had been taken from her at the U.S.-Mexico border two months earlier. | Video

Jul 11 2018

Tech issues plague U.S. web portal tracking separated children

In late June, attorney Sebastian Harley tried to log into a U.S. government web portal to check on a Guatemalan child who had been separated from his parent at the border. He got an error message saying there were too many users. | Video

Jun 25 2018

Where are the beds? Questions surround Trump's plan to hold families in detention

(This version of the June 21 story corrects Murdza's title in the second to last paragraph) | Video

Jun 25 2018

CORRECTED: Where are the beds? Questions surround Trump's plan to hold families in detention

One child stopped eating and fell into a depression. Another who could previously walk on his own now asks his mother to carry him everywhere. A third child started biting other children.

Jun 21 2018

Where are the beds? Questions surround Trump's plan to hold families in detention

One child stopped eating and fell into a depression. Another who could previously walk on his own now asks his mother to carry him everywhere. A third child started biting other children.

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 12 2018

Thousands of U.S. asylum claims in doubt after Sessions' decision

New limitations on asylum imposed by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could invalidate tens of thousands of pending claims brought by women, children and men fleeing violence in their home countries, according to immigration attorneys. | Video

Jun 11 2018

U.S. attorney general curbs asylum for immigrant victims of violence

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday overturned a grant of asylum to a Salvadoran domestic abuse victim, potentially excluding immigrants seeking refuge from sexual, gang and other forms of violence in their home countries. | Video

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