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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 13 2018

U.S. foreign-born population swells to highest in over a century

WASHINGTON The number of foreign-born people in the United States grew last year to its highest share in over a century, according to Census Bureau data published on Thursday.

Sep 12 2018

Special Report: Slamming the door - How Trump transformed U.S. refugee program

WASHINGTON/KAKUMA, KENYA On Jan. 19, 2017, Aden Hassan’s long wait to start a new life ended when he stepped off a plane in Columbus, Ohio, half a world away from the Kenyan refugee camp where he had lived for a decade. | Video

Sep 10 2018

Trump administration seeks to end agreement on child migrant detention

WASHINGTON The Trump administration said on Thursday it plans to withdraw from a federal court agreement that strictly limits the conditions under which authorities can detain migrant children, and proposed new rules it said would enable it to detain minors during their immigration proceedings. | Video

Aug 20 2018

Exclusive: Pentagon raises alarm about sharp drop in Iraqi refugees coming to U.S.

WASHINGTON Military officials are sounding the alarm inside the Trump administration about the sharp drop in admission to the United States of Iraqi refugees who have helped American troops in battle, said two U.S. officials aware of the internal discussions. | Video

Aug 08 2018

U.S.-Mexico border arrests fall in July, fewer unaccompanied children

WASHINGTON U.S. border agents arrested about 8 percent fewer people in July at the southwest border than in June, but the number of migrant families detained remained nearly constant, according to figures released on Wednesday by the Department of Homeland Security.

Aug 01 2018

Special Report: America's unending hostage crisis with Iran

WASHINGTON, August 1 A year before leaving office, Barack Obama stunned the world with a prisoner trade with Iran. After more than a year of secret negotiations, the U.S. president announced that five Americans were freed from captivity, closing a deal he dubbed a “one-time gesture.” | Video

Aug 01 2018

Special Report: A wrenching choice for families: Go public or stay quiet?

August 1 After Siamak Namazi was arrested in Tehran in 2015, his family faced a wrenching choice: involve the diplomatic machinery of the U.S. government, speak out publicly about the arrest, or quietly work for his release through Iranian officials.

Aug 01 2018

Special Report - A wrenching choice for families: Go public or stay quiet?

August 1 After Siamak Namazi was arrested in Tehran in 2015, his family faced a wrenching choice: involve the diplomatic machinery of the U.S. government, speak out publicly about the arrest, or quietly work for his release through Iranian officials.

Jul 31 2018

U.S. senior official says he flagged risks for children from border separations

A senior official at the U.S. agency charged with caring for migrant children believed separating them from their parents carried "significant risk" of harm and said on Tuesday concerns had been raised internally before the Trump administration made it official policy. | Video

Jul 20 2018

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.

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