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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

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At Texas border, joy and chaos as U.S. reunites migrant families

LOS FRESNOS, Texas Luis Campos, a Dallas attorney, showed up at a Texas immigrant detention facility close to the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday morning expecting to represent a client before an immigration judge.

Jul 13 2018

White House official who favored more refugee admissions is out: sources

A White House official who supported higher numbers of refugee admissions to the United States and clashed with immigration hard-liners in the Trump administration left her position on Thursday, two U.S. officials with knowledge of the departure said.

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

Jul 05 2018

U.S. moving some detained migrant parents closer to their children

WASHINGTON The U.S. government is moving some migrant parents to detention sites closer to the young children they were separated from while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in an attempt to meet a court-imposed deadline to reunify families, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said on Thursday. | Video

Jun 29 2018

Arrests at U.S.-Mexico border projected to drop in June

WASHINGTON U.S. border agents are on pace to arrest about 16 percent fewer people this month at the southwest border than in May, according to preliminary figures provided by an official at the Department of Homeland Security.

Jun 26 2018

U.S. issued waivers to Trump's travel ban at rate of 2 percent, data shows

WASHINGTON One argument the Trump administration made to the Supreme Court this spring to prove the legality of its travel ban on several majority-Muslim countries was that it had a robust waiver process that would allow people in on a case-by-case basis.

Jun 26 2018

Illegal immigrant parents not facing U.S. prosecution for now

WASHINGTON Parents who cross illegally from Mexico to the United States with their children will not face prosecution for the time being because the government is running short of space to house them, officials said on Monday. | Video

Jun 25 2018

U.S. says still working to reunite 2,053 children with families

WASHINGTON The U.S. government still has 2,053 children in its custody who were separated from their parents under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy and officials said there was a "well coordinated" process for reuniting families.

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.


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