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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

10 Aug 2018

U.S. reunions of immigrant families grind to a near halt

WILMINGTON, Del. The number of immigrant children in U.S. care who have still not been reunited with their families after being separated at the Mexican border has barely budged in the past week, as the government struggles to locate parents no longer in the United States.

09 Aug 2018

Judge orders migrants returned to U.S. in midst of deportation flight

A federal judge on Thursday ordered an immigrant mother and daughter brought back to the United States after learning during a court hearing that the government had put them on a deportation flight to El Salvador.

03 Aug 2018

Judge calls U.S. efforts to reunite deported parents 'unacceptable'

A federal judge on Friday described as "unacceptable" the U.S. government's progress in reuniting immigrant children in the United States with deported parents and ordered the government to appoint a person to take charge of its efforts.

03 Aug 2018

U.S. wants help finding parents deported without their children

The U.S. government told a federal court judge on Thursday that volunteers and non-profit groups, rather than government officials, should take the lead in locating more than 400 immigrant parents who were separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border and deported from the United States. | Video

27 Jul 2018

Most children, parents separated at U.S.-Mexican border reunited - court filing

About 1,400 children of some 2,500 separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border have been reunited with their families, the U.S. government said in a court filing on Thursday. | Video

24 Jul 2018

U.S. says 463 migrant parents may have been deported without kids

More than 450 immigrant parents who were separated from their children when they entered the United States illegally are no longer in the country though their children remain behind, according to a joint court filing on Monday by the federal government and the American Civil Liberties Union. | Video

20 Jul 2018

Judge praises U.S. efforts in reuniting migrant families

A federal judge said on Friday the U.S. government had made "very promising" progress toward reuniting some 2,500 immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a crackdown on illegal immigration.

14 Jul 2018

Judge tells U.S. to pay costs of reuniting immigrant families

A U.S. judge in California on Friday ordered President Donald Trump's administration to pay the costs of reuniting immigrant parents with children separated from them by officials at the U.S.-Mexican border, rather than forcing the parents to pay. | Video

13 Jul 2018

U.S. judge asked to create mental health fund for migrant children

A civil rights group asked a federal judge on Thursday to order the U.S. government to provide mental health counselling for the around 2,000 immigrant children separated from their parents by officials at the U.S.-Mexican border. | Video

12 Jul 2018

All migrant kids under 5 to be back with parents by Thursday - U.S. official

All migrant children under age 5 who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border will have been reunited with their parents by early Thursday morning if they were eligible, a Trump administration official said in a statement on Wednesday. | Video

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