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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

17 Aug 2018

How a mother's tough choice gave her son a potential U.S. asylum advantage

SAN FRANCISCO/WEST PALM BEACH For two months in detention after being separated from her 14-year old son by U.S. border officials, Catalina Sales worried about how he was doing and when she would see him again. | Video

27 Jul 2018

U.S. says data on separated families not readily available - court filings

NEW YORK The U.S. government said in court filings on Thursday that it lacked the technical capability to quickly provide states with information about children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy towards illegal immigrants.

25 Jul 2018

Immigrant parents misled by U.S. when they agreed to deportation - filing

Dozens of immigrant parents were coerced or misled by U.S. authorities on the Mexico border into signing forms agreeing to be deported quickly without their children, lawyers said in a court filing on Wednesday.

18 Jul 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

15 Jul 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

11 Jul 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

07 Jul 2018

U.S. using DNA testing in effort to reunite families it separated

The U.S. government, under court order to quickly reunify parents and children who were separated after crossing illegally into the United States from Mexico, has expanded its use of DNA tests to establish paternity in immigration matters.

25 Jun 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

23 Jun 2018

Parted at U.S. border by Trump policy, migrants seek their children

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON Lilian Merida-Galicia and her 7-year-old daughter were apprehended after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona and separated by U.S. officials in mid-May. | Video

22 Jun 2018

Exclusive - Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states: documents

LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO Electric car maker Tesla Inc's move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion (£1.96 billion) deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current and former Tesla solar employees. | Video

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