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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

09 Nov 2017

Most Americans oppose visa lottery but favour other openings for immigrants - Reuters poll

WASHINGTON Most Americans oppose the use of a lottery system for giving immigrants permanent U.S. residence, but a majority support allowing immigrants to obtain green cards through sponsorship by U.S. employers, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.

02 Nov 2017

Trump calls for ending visa programme after N.Y. attack, blasts Democrats

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday seized on the deadly New York City truck attack to step up demands for stricter U.S. immigration laws, asking Congress to end a visa programme that let the Uzbek suspect into the country and saying he might send him to Guantanamo Bay. | Video

01 Nov 2017

Trump calls for ending visa program after N.Y. attack, blasts Democrats

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday seized on the deadly New York City truck attack to step up demands for stricter U.S. immigration laws, asking Congress to end a visa program that let the Uzbek suspect into the country and saying he might send him to Guantanamo Bay.

01 Nov 2017

U.S. 'diversity visa' programme in spotlight after New York attack

WASHINGTON A visa programme aimed at diversifying the U.S. immigrant population came under attack from President Donald Trump on Wednesday after he learned that the man accused of killing eight people in New York City on Tuesday used it to enter the country.

25 Oct 2017

Under Trump plan, refugees from 11 countries face additional U.S. barriers

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The Trump administration will temporarily delay processing of most refugees from 11 countries identified as high-risk, while resuming refugee admissions for other countries, government officials said on Tuesday. Most of the affected countries are in the Middle East and Africa, according to documents seen by Reuters.

21 Oct 2017

Trump administration considers pausing U.S. refugee family reunification program

NEW YORK President Trump's administration has drafted a plan to pause a program that allows family members join refugees already settled in the United States until they can undergo increased security checks, two sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

20 Oct 2017

Trump administration weighs tighter vetting for women, children refugees - sources

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The Trump administration is considering tightening the vetting process for women and children seeking to enter the United States as refugees, a proposal that if adopted would bring security checks closer to those for adult men, three sources with knowledge of the plan told Reuters.

18 Oct 2017

Judge blocks latest Trump curbs on people entering United States

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from several countries entering the United States, which would have taken effect this week. | Video

17 Oct 2017

U.S. judge questions government on Trump's latest travel ban

GREENBELT, Md. A U.S. judge on Monday questioned attorneys defending the Trump administration about a classified report the government is using to justify its latest ban on citizens of some countries from entering the United States. | Video

14 Oct 2017

Advocates for Americans held in Iran worried by Trump's hard line

WASHINGTON Advocates for Americans imprisoned by Iranian authorities said on Friday they were concerned the Trump administration's hard line on Iran would close off the chance for talks to secure the prisoners' release.

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