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ON “MORNING JOE.DEAL WITH THE AF WEEK’S I.C.E. RAIDS, THERE’S WEEK’S I.C.E. RAIDS, THERE’S ANOTHER STORY HAPPENING IN THE ANOTHER STORY HAPPENING IN THE DEEP SOUTH THAT’S BEEN TAKING DEEP SOUTH THAT’S BEEN TAKING PLACE ALMOST ENTIRELY OUT OF PLACE ALMOST ENTIRELY OUT OF SIGHT. SIGHT. MORE THAN 8,000 MIGRANTS ARE NOW MORE THAN 8,000 MIGRANTS ARE NOW DETAINED IN THE STATES OF DETAINED IN THE STATES OF LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI. LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI. NEARLY FOUR TIMES THE NUMBER NEARLY FOUR TIMES THE NUMBER HELD THERE LAST YEAR. HELD THERE LAST YEAR. MORGAN RADFORD HAS BEEN WORKING MORGAN RADFORD HAS BEEN WORKING ON THIS STORY. ON THIS STORY. WHAT MORE CAN YOU TELL US? WHAT MORE CAN YOU TELL US?>>WE HAVE BEEN DIGGING INTO>>WE HAVE BEEN DIGGING INTO THIS STORY FOR OVER A MONTH AND THIS STORY FOR OVER A MONTH AND BASICALLY WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS BASICALLY WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS THAT THE NEW FIGHT OVER THE THAT THE NEW FIGHT OVER THE BORDER IS NOW 600 MILES AWAY BORDER IS NOW 600 MILES AWAY FROM THE BORDER AND IT’S TAKING FROM THE BORDER AND IT’S TAKING PLACE INSIDE THE DEEP SOUTH. PLACE INSIDE THE DEEP SOUTH. AND THESE FACILITIES, 13 NEW AND THESE FACILITIES, 13 NEW FACILITIES IN LOUISIANA AND FACILITIES IN LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI, ARE HOLDING NOW MISSISSIPPI, ARE HOLDING NOW 8,000 DETAINEES, BUT THE THING 8,000 DETAINEES, BUT THE THING IS, THESE FACILITIES ARE POPPING IS, THESE FACILITIES ARE POPPING UP SO QUICKLY AND SO QUIETLY UP SO QUICKLY AND SO QUIETLY THAT A LOT OF THE IMMIGRATION THAT A LOT OF THE IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS AND FAMILY MEMBERS SAY ATTORNEYS AND FAMILY MEMBERS SAY THEY’RE LIKE BLACK HOLES. THEY’RE LIKE BLACK HOLES. THEY’RE PLACES WHERE THE THEY’RE PLACES WHERE THE DETAINEES ARE UNREACHABLE FOR DETAINEES ARE UNREACHABLE FOR MONTHS AND IN REMOTE AREAS AND MONTHS AND IN REMOTE AREAS AND BARELY ANYONE KNOWS THAT THEY’RE BARELY ANYONE KNOWS THAT THEY’RE THERE. THERE. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.>>Reporter: ALONG THE WINDING>>Reporter: ALONG THE WINDING ROADS OF THE AMERICAN DEEP ROADS OF THE AMERICAN DEEP SOUTH, THE IMMIGRATION BATTLE SOUTH, THE IMMIGRATION BATTLE HAS A NEW FRONT LINE. HAS A NEW FRONT LINE.>>SO THIS IS THE FACILITY WHERE>>SO THIS IS THE FACILITY WHERE HE’S STAYING. HE’S STAYING. THIS IS ADAMS COUNTY THIS IS ADAMS COUNTY CORRECTIONAL CENTER IN CORRECTIONAL CENTER IN MISSISSIPPI, A PRIVATE PRISON MISSISSIPPI, A PRIVATE PRISON NOW CONTRACTED TO IMMIGRATION NOW CONTRACTED TO IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. WE ARE OUTSIDE OF ONE OF THE WE ARE OUTSIDE OF ONE OF THE DETENTION CENTERS HERE IN DETENTION CENTERS HERE IN MISSISSIPPI. MISSISSIPPI. IT’S MORE THAN ONE OF A DOZEN IT’S MORE THAN ONE OF A DOZEN SUCH FACILITIES IN LOIDSUISIANA SUCH FACILITIES IN LOIDSUISIANA MISSISSIPPI. MISSISSIPPI. NOW HOLDING MORE THAN 8,000 NOW HOLDING MORE THAN 8,000 I.C.E. DETAINEES, ACCORDING TO I.C.E. DETAINEES, ACCORDING TO NEW DATA SHARED BY I.C.E. WITH NEW DATA SHARED BY I.C.E. WITH NBC NEWS. NBC NEWS. THAT HAS BEEN HAS ALMOST KWAU THAT HAS BEEN HAS ALMOST KWAU DRUP LD. DRUP LD. THIS IS ONE OF EIGHT ATTORNEYS THIS IS ONE OF EIGHT ATTORNEYS IN LOUISIANA WHO ARE ABLE TO IN LOUISIANA WHO ARE ABLE TO REPRESENT ADULT DETAINEES FOR REPRESENT ADULT DETAINEES FOR FREE IN IMMIGRATION COURT. FREE IN IMMIGRATION COURT. THERE ARE NONE IN MISSISSIPPI. THERE ARE NONE IN MISSISSIPPI. THAT’S WHY SHE’S DRIVING ACROSS THAT’S WHY SHE’S DRIVING ACROSS STATE LINES TO VISIT HER CLIENT STATE LINES TO VISIT HER CLIENT DETAINED JUST BEHIND THESE DETAINED JUST BEHIND THESE WALLS. WALLS.>>HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO>>HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO GO SEE YOUR CLIENT? GO SEE YOUR CLIENT?>>THIS IS GOING TO TAKE US>>THIS IS GOING TO TAKE US ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF. ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF.>>EACH WAY.>>EACH WAY. SHE AND OTHER LAWYERS HAVE SHE AND OTHER LAWYERS HAVE REFERRED TO THE FACILITIES HAS REFERRED TO THE FACILITIES HAS BLACK HOLES WHERE THEY SAY BLACK HOLES WHERE THEY SAY DETAINEES CAN BE UNREACHABLE FOR DETAINEES CAN BE UNREACHABLE FOR DAYS AND DETAINED FOR MONTHS. DAYS AND DETAINED FOR MONTHS. A CLAIM THAT I.C.E. DISPUTES, A CLAIM THAT I.C.E. DISPUTES, SAYING IN A STATEMENT TO NBC SAYING IN A STATEMENT TO NBC NEWS, ANY CLAIM THAT I.C.E. NEWS, ANY CLAIM THAT I.C.E. DENIES INDIVIDUALS ACCESS TO DENIES INDIVIDUALS ACCESS TO LEGAL COUNSEL IS FALSE. LEGAL COUNSEL IS FALSE. ADDING, I.C.E. BEGAN USING NEW ADDING, I.C.E. BEGAN USING NEW FACILITIES IN LOUISIANA AND FACILITIES IN LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI THIS YEAR TO HOUSE MISSISSIPPI THIS YEAR TO HOUSE THE INCREASED NUMBER OF PERSONS THE INCREASED NUMBER OF PERSONS ENCOUNTERED AT THE SOUTHERN ENCOUNTERED AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER. BORDER. FOR FAMILY MEMBERS, THE WEIGHT FOR FAMILY MEMBERS, THE WEIGHT IS UNBEARABLE. IS UNBEARABLE.>>Translator: IT’S LIKE YOU>>Translator: IT’S LIKE YOU ENTERED A CEMETERY, LIKE YOU ENTERED A CEMETERY, LIKE YOU DIED IN THERE. DIED IN THERE.>>HER BROTHER IS EMILY’S>>HER BROTHER IS EMILY’S CLIENT. CLIENT. ONCE A DOCTOR IN CUBA, HE FLED ONCE A DOCTOR IN CUBA, HE FLED POLITICAL PERSECUTION AND POLITICAL PERSECUTION AND PRESENTED HIMSELF AT THE BORDER PRESENTED HIMSELF AT THE BORDER IN TEXAS LAST YEAR. IN TEXAS LAST YEAR. WITH NO WARNING, HE WAS MOVED TO WITH NO WARNING, HE WAS MOVED TO LOUISIANA AND THEN MISSISSIPPI. LOUISIANA AND THEN MISSISSIPPI. HE’S BEEN LOCKED UP FOR TEN HE’S BEEN LOCKED UP FOR TEN MONTHS WHILE APPEALING FOR MONTHS WHILE APPEALING FOR ASYLUM AFTER I.C.E. DENIED HIM ASYLUM AFTER I.C.E. DENIED HIM PAROLE. PAROLE.>>WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IF YOU>>WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IF YOU COULD SPEAK TO A GOVERNMENT COULD SPEAK TO A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL? OFFICIAL? THEY NEED TO CHECK OUT THESE THEY NEED TO CHECK OUT THESE GOVERNMENT CENTERS, ESPECIALLY GOVERNMENT CENTERS, ESPECIALLY LOUISIANA. LOUISIANA. YOU CAME LOOKING FOR LIBERTY YOU CAME LOOKING FOR LIBERTY BECAUSE THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE BECAUSE THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE COUNTRY OF FREEDOM. THE COUNTRY OF FREEDOM. IF YOU HAD A MESSAGE FOR YOUR IF YOU HAD A MESSAGE FOR YOUR BROTHER, WHAT WOULD IT BE? BROTHER, WHAT WOULD IT BE? THAT YOU’RE FIGHTING FOR HIM? THAT YOU’RE FIGHTING FOR HIM? AND YOU’RE GOING TO KEEP AND YOU’RE GOING TO KEEP FIGHTING FOR HIM. FIGHTING FOR HIM.>>A FIGHT THAT’S PLAYING OUT BY>>A FIGHT THAT’S PLAYING OUT BY THE THOUSANDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY THE THOUSANDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY HUNDREDS OF MILES AWAY FROM THE HUNDREDS OF MILES AWAY FROM THE BORDER. BORDER.>>SO WILLY, THE QUESTION HERE>>SO WILLY, THE QUESTION HERE IS ALSO THE LENGTH OF STAY. IS ALSO THE LENGTH OF STAY. SINCE 2016, THE PA ROLLS THAT SINCE 2016, THE PA ROLLS THAT HAVE BEEN GRANTED HAVE DECREASED HAVE BEEN GRANTED HAVE DECREASED FROM 75% TO 1% AND THAT’S IN THE FROM 75% TO 1% AND THAT’S IN THE LAST FEW YEARS. LAST FEW YEARS. SO THAT BASICALLY MEANS IF SO THAT BASICALLY MEANS IF YOU’RE APPLYING FOR ASYLUM AND YOU’RE APPLYING FOR ASYLUM AND I.C.E. OR DHS DOES NOT GRANT YOU I.C.E. OR DHS DOES NOT GRANT YOU PAROLE, YOU’RE THERE PAROLE, YOU’RE THERE INDEFINITELY. INDEFINITELY.>>GREAT PIECE OF REPORTING.>>GREAT PIECE OF REPORTING. SO THE BROTHER IN THE PIECE HERE SO THE BROTHER IN THE PIECE HERE OF THE WOMAN THAT YOU WERE OF THE WOMAN THAT YOU WERE SPEAKING TO, HE PRESENTED SPEAKING TO, HE PRESENTED HIMSELF AT A PORT OF ENTRY, IS HIMSELF AT A PORT OF ENTRY, IS THAT CORRECT, FLEEING POLITICAL THAT CORRECT, FLEEING POLITICAL PERSECUTION? PERSECUTION?>>THAT’S CORRECT, MOST OF THE>>THAT’S CORRECT, MOST OF THE PEOPLE ARE IN THERE BECAUSE THEY PEOPLE ARE IN THERE BECAUSE THEY SAID I AM PRESENTING MYSELF SAID I AM PRESENTING MYSELF LEGALLY. LEGALLY. HE WENT TO THE PORT OF ENTRY IN HE WENT TO THE PORT OF ENTRY IN TEXAS AND THIS MAN IS A DOCTOR. TEXAS AND THIS MAN IS A DOCTOR. MY DAD’S FAMILY CAME BY WAY OF MY DAD’S FAMILY CAME BY WAY OF CUBA, HE SAID I WAS BACK IN MY CUBA, HE SAID I WAS BACK IN MY COUNTRY TRYING TO HELP PEOPLE, I COUNTRY TRYING TO HELP PEOPLE, I TOOK AN OATH. TOOK AN OATH. I AM A DOCTOR. I AM A DOCTOR. AND WHEN I CAME HERE I WANTED TO AND WHEN I CAME HERE I WANTED TO DO IT LAWFULLY AND I WANTED TO DO IT LAWFULLY AND I WANTED TO HELP PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES HELP PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES AND THIS IS WHAT’S HAPPENED TO AND THIS IS WHAT’S HAPPENED TO ME. ME.>>WE’VE HEARD ABOUT THE>>WE’VE HEARD ABOUT THE DETENTION FACILITIES ALONG THE DETENTION FACILITIES ALONG THE BORDER AND WE’VE SEEN THE BORDER AND WE’VE SEEN THE CONDITIONS INSIDE THE CONDITIONS INSIDE THE FACILITIES. FACILITIES. IS WASHINGTON AWARE, AS FAR AS IS WASHINGTON AWARE, AS FAR AS YOU CAN TELL? YOU CAN TELL? IS CONGRESS TALKING ABOUT THESE IS CONGRESS TALKING ABOUT THESE FACILITIES. FACILITIES.>>SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN>>SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN WROTE A LETTER TO DHS BASICALLY WROTE A LETTER TO DHS BASICALLY RAISING A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT RAISING A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE NEW FACILITIES, AGAIN THE THESE NEW FACILITIES, AGAIN THE ONES THAT ATTORNEYS HAVE SAID ONES THAT ATTORNEYS HAVE SAID HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UP QUICKLY. HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UP QUICKLY. SHE GAVE THEM UNTIL JULY 25th TO SHE GAVE THEM UNTIL JULY 25th TO RESPOND AND AS OF THIS MORNING, RESPOND AND AS OF THIS MORNING, HER OFFICE HAS STILL NOT HEARD HER OFFICE HAS STILL NOT HEARD BACK. BACK.>>THANK YOU FOR PUTTING A

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>>>THIS MORNING WE’RE LEARNING>>>THIS MORNING WE’RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE TRUMP MORE ABOUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S LATEST ATTEMPT ADMINISTRATION’S LATEST ATTEMPT TO DETER IMMIGRANTS FROM PASSING TO DETER IMMIGRANTS FROM PASSING THE BORDER, BLOOMBERG REPORTING THE BORDER, BLOOMBERG REPORTING FOR MONTHS THE WHITE HOUSE HAS FOR MONTHS THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO BEEN TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO BLOCK UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT BLOCK UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT CHILDREN FROM ENROLLING IN CHILDREN FROM ENROLLING IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AS CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS AS CALIFORNIA BECOMES THE LATEST STATE TO BECOMES THE LATEST STATE TO CHALLENGE THE ADMINISTRATION’S CHALLENGE THE ADMINISTRATION’S PUBLIC CHARGE RULE WHICH AIMS TO PUBLIC CHARGE RULE WHICH AIMS TO MAKE IT HARDER FOR POOR MAKE IT HARDER FOR POOR IMMIGRANTS TO BECOME LEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO BECOME LEGAL RESIDENTS. RESIDENTS. THE MASTERMIND BEHIND BOTH THE MASTERMIND BEHIND BOTH POLICIES, TRUMP AIDE STEPHEN POLICIES, TRUMP AIDE STEPHEN MILLER WHOSE PATH TO POWER MADE MILLER WHOSE PATH TO POWER MADE IT TO TWO FRONT PAGES THIS IT TO TWO FRONT PAGES THIS WEEKEND. WEEKEND. “THE TIMES” WRITING THIS. “THE TIMES” WRITING THIS. MR. MILLER NOW OCCUPIES A LARGE MR. MILLER NOW OCCUPIES A LARGE WEST WING OFFICE AND HAS WEST WING OFFICE AND HAS INFLUENCE ON VIRTUALLY EVERY INFLUENCE ON VIRTUALLY EVERY ELEMENT OF IMMIGRATION POLICY ELEMENT OF IMMIGRATION POLICY FROM THE WORDS THE PRESIDENT FROM THE WORDS THE PRESIDENT USES TO THE REGULATIONS. USES TO THE REGULATIONS. MR. MILLER IS A SPEECHWRITER, MR. MILLER IS A SPEECHWRITER, POLICY ARCHITECT, PERSONNEL POLICY ARCHITECT, PERSONNEL DIRECTOR, LEGISLATIVE AIDE, DIRECTOR, LEGISLATIVE AIDE, SPOKESMAN, AND STRATEGIST. SPOKESMAN, AND STRATEGIST. AT EVERY STEP, HE HAS PUSHED FOR AT EVERY STEP, HE HAS PUSHED FOR THE HARDEST LINE POSSIBLE. THE HARDEST LINE POSSIBLE. JOINING ME NOW THE REPORTER JOINING ME NOW THE REPORTER BEHIND THAT PIECE WITH THE “NEW BEHIND THAT PIECE WITH THE “NEW YORK TIMES” ALSO THE AUTHOR OF YORK TIMES” ALSO THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW BOOK OUT TOMORROW “A THE NEW BOOK OUT TOMORROW “A GOOD PROVIDER IS ONE WHO LEAVES GOOD PROVIDER IS ONE WHO LEAVES ONE’S FAMILY AND MIGRATION IN ONE’S FAMILY AND MIGRATION IN THE 21st CENTURY.” THE 21st CENTURY.” JOYCE VANCE FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY JOYCE VANCE FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY AND PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY AND PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LAW SCHOOL AND OF ALABAMA LAW SCHOOL AND CONGRESSWOMAN SHERRILL BACK WITH CONGRESSWOMAN SHERRILL BACK WITH ME. ME. JOYCE, I WANT TO START FIRST JOYCE, I WANT TO START FIRST WITH THE REPORT THAT THE TRUMP WITH THE REPORT THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO BLOCK IMMIGRANT CHILDREN FROM BLOCK IMMIGRANT CHILDREN FROM ATTENDING PUBLIC SCHOOL. ATTENDING PUBLIC SCHOOL. I KNOW YOU DEALT WITH SOMETHING I KNOW YOU DEALT WITH SOMETHING LIKE THIS IN ALABAMA. LIKE THIS IN ALABAMA. WHAT HAPPENED? WHAT HAPPENED?>>THIS IS CLEARLY>>THIS IS CLEARLY UN-CONSTITUTIONAL AND STEMS FROM UN-CONSTITUTIONAL AND STEMS FROM A SUPREME COURT CASE BACK IN THE A SUPREME COURT CASE BACK IN THE 1980s. 1980s. IN THE ALABAMA CASE, ALABAMA’S IN THE ALABAMA CASE, ALABAMA’S EFFORTS BY STATE LAW TO FORCE EFFORTS BY STATE LAW TO FORCE KIDS TO REVEAL THEIR PARENTS’ KIDS TO REVEAL THEIR PARENTS’ IMMIGRATION STATUS SO THEY COULD IMMIGRATION STATUS SO THEY COULD REGISTER FOR SCHOOL, A MEASURE REGISTER FOR SCHOOL, A MEASURE CLEARLY AN EFFORT TO FORCE CLEARLY AN EFFORT TO FORCE PEOPLE WHO WERE HERE WITHOUT PEOPLE WHO WERE HERE WITHOUT LEGAL IMMIGRATION STATUS TO LEGAL IMMIGRATION STATUS TO REVEAL THEMSELVES, WAS REVEAL THEMSELVES, WAS ULTIMATELY HELD ULTIMATELY HELD UN-CONSTITUTIONAL BY THE 11th UN-CONSTITUTIONAL BY THE 11th CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS AND THE CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS AND THE SUPREME COURT DECLINED TO SUPREME COURT DECLINED TO REVERSE THAT RULING. REVERSE THAT RULING. THIS IS A REALLY COMMON SENSE THIS IS A REALLY COMMON SENSE REASONING WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT REASONING WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT. IT. IT SAYS, FIRST, IF THESE KIDS IT SAYS, FIRST, IF THESE KIDS CAN’T GET AN EDUCATION, THEY’LL CAN’T GET AN EDUCATION, THEY’LL NEVER BE ABLE TO MAKE A NEVER BE ABLE TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION. CONTRIBUTION. THAT WE SHOULDN’T PENALIZE THEM THAT WE SHOULDN’T PENALIZE THEM AT THAT YOUNG AGE. AT THAT YOUNG AGE. SECONDARILY, IT SAYS, WE AREN’T SECONDARILY, IT SAYS, WE AREN’T A COUNTRY THAT PUNISHES INNOCENT A COUNTRY THAT PUNISHES INNOCENT CHILDREN FOR DECISIONS THAT CHILDREN FOR DECISIONS THAT THEIR PARENTS MAKE. THEIR PARENTS MAKE. TWO, THREE, 4-YEAR-OLD KIDS TWO, THREE, 4-YEAR-OLD KIDS DON’T CHOOSE TO COME TO THIS DON’T CHOOSE TO COME TO THIS COUNTRY ILLEGALLY. COUNTRY ILLEGALLY. EVEN OLDER CHILDREN ARE DIRECTED EVEN OLDER CHILDREN ARE DIRECTED BY THEIR PARENTS. BY THEIR PARENTS. THEY SHOULD STILL GET AN THEY SHOULD STILL GET AN EDUCATION. EDUCATION. THAT’S BEEN VERY CLEAR LAW IN THAT’S BEEN VERY CLEAR LAW IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE AT LEAST THE THIS COUNTRY SINCE AT LEAST THE 1980s. 1980s. SO THIS EFFORT TO GO AROUND SUCH SO THIS EFFORT TO GO AROUND SUCH A CLEAR RULE OF LAW IN SUCH A A CLEAR RULE OF LAW IN SUCH A MEAN SPIRITED WAY IS I THINK A MEAN SPIRITED WAY IS I THINK A VERY DANGEROUS DEVELOPMENT IN VERY DANGEROUS DEVELOPMENT IN THIS AREA. THIS AREA.>>CONGRESSWOMAN, WHILE IT MIGHT>>CONGRESSWOMAN, WHILE IT MIGHT BE UN-CONSTITUTIONAL, DOES THE BE UN-CONSTITUTIONAL, DOES THE SPIRIT OF IT REFLECT HOW AMERICA SPIRIT OF IT REFLECT HOW AMERICA CURRENTLY FEELS? CURRENTLY FEELS? WE KNOW OUR PUBLIC EDUCATION WE KNOW OUR PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM IS FAILING. SYSTEM IS FAILING. ARE THERE AMERICANS WHO MIGHT ARE THERE AMERICANS WHO MIGHT NOT BE HARD LINE ANTI-IMMIGRANT NOT BE HARD LINE ANTI-IMMIGRANT AMERICANS WHO CERTAINLY DON’T AMERICANS WHO CERTAINLY DON’T SUPPORT CHILD SEPARATION POLICY SUPPORT CHILD SEPARATION POLICY BUT WHO DO SUPPORT THE IDEA THAT BUT WHO DO SUPPORT THE IDEA THAT UNTIL EVERY AMERICAN CHILD IS UNTIL EVERY AMERICAN CHILD IS GETTING A GOOD EDUCATION WE GETTING A GOOD EDUCATION WE SHOULDN’T OFFER AN EDUCATION TO SHOULDN’T OFFER AN EDUCATION TO OTHERS AND, YES, IT MAY BE OTHERS AND, YES, IT MAY BE UN-CONSTITUTIONAL, BUT I’M JUST UN-CONSTITUTIONAL, BUT I’M JUST TALKING ABOUT THE SPIRIT. TALKING ABOUT THE SPIRIT.>>I THINK THERE MIGHT BE SOME>>I THINK THERE MIGHT BE SOME AMERICANS. AMERICANS. BUT THAT CERTAINLY IS BUT THAT CERTAINLY IS SHORT-SIGHTED. SHORT-SIGHTED. WHEN WE’RE NOT EDUCATING YOUNG WHEN WE’RE NOT EDUCATING YOUNG PEOPLE, NOT DOING THE MOST WE PEOPLE, NOT DOING THE MOST WE CAN FOR OUR ECONOMY. CAN FOR OUR ECONOMY. YES, DO WE NEED TO DO A BETTER YES, DO WE NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB EDUCATING AMERICAN CITIZENS? JOB EDUCATING AMERICAN CITIZENS? CERTAINLY. CERTAINLY. I AM PROUD TO SAY NEW JERSEY HAS I AM PROUD TO SAY NEW JERSEY HAS ONE OF THE BEST PUBLIC SCHOOL ONE OF THE BEST PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION SYSTEMS IN THE COUNTRY EDUCATION SYSTEMS IN THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW. HOWEVER, WE ALSO NEED TO MAKE HOWEVER, WE ALSO NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT AS WE HAVE YOUNG SURE THAT AS WE HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN HERE WHO WERE BROUGHT CHILDREN HERE WHO WERE BROUGHT HERE THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR HERE THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN THAT WE’RE GIVING THEM A OWN THAT WE’RE GIVING THEM A GOOD ECONOMIC FUTURE BECAUSE YOU GOOD ECONOMIC FUTURE BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHEN WE’VE JUST HAD KNOW WHEN WE’VE JUST HAD D.A.C.A. REFORM PASSED IN THE D.A.C.A. REFORM PASSED IN THE HOUSE WHEN WE SEE THIS CHANCES HOUSE WHEN WE SEE THIS CHANCES ARE MANY OF THESE CHILDREN ARE ARE MANY OF THESE CHILDREN ARE GOING TO BE CONTRIBUTORS TO OUR GOING TO BE CONTRIBUTORS TO OUR ECONOMY IN THE FUTURE. ECONOMY IN THE FUTURE. THEY CAN’T DO THAT IF THEY DON’T THEY CAN’T DO THAT IF THEY DON’T HAVE AN EDUCATION. HAVE AN EDUCATION.>>GREAT POINT.>>GREAT POINT. JASON, IN YOUR PIECE ABOUT JASON, IN YOUR PIECE ABOUT STEPHEN MILLER YOU QUOTE SOME OF STEPHEN MILLER YOU QUOTE SOME OF HIS EARLY COLUMNS AND TV HIS EARLY COLUMNS AND TV APPEARANCES AND A COUPLE STUCK APPEARANCES AND A COUPLE STUCK OUT TO ME. OUT TO ME. THE QUOTE FROM THEODORE THE QUOTE FROM THEODORE ROOSEVELT INCLUDED IN HIS HIGH ROOSEVELT INCLUDED IN HIS HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK. SCHOOL YEARBOOK. THERE CAN BE NO 50/50 THERE CAN BE NO 50/50 AMERICANISM IN THIS COUNTRY. AMERICANISM IN THIS COUNTRY. THERE IS ROOM HERE FOR ONLY 100% THERE IS ROOM HERE FOR ONLY 100% AMERICANISM. AMERICANISM. ONLY FOR THOSE WHO ARE AMERICANS ONLY FOR THOSE WHO ARE AMERICANS AND NOTHING ELSE. AND NOTHING ELSE. AND THEN IN HIS FIRST JOB AS AN AND THEN IN HIS FIRST JOB AS AN AIDE TO A REPUBLICAN AIDE TO A REPUBLICAN CONGRESSWOMAN MICHELLE BACKMAN, CONGRESSWOMAN MICHELLE BACKMAN, ARGUING UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRANTS ARGUING UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRANTS WERE BRINGING IN DISEASES, WERE BRINGING IN DISEASES, BRINGING IN DRUGS, BRINGING IN BRINGING IN DRUGS, BRINGING IN VIOLENCE. VIOLENCE. WE HAVE HEARD VERY SIMILAR WE HAVE HEARD VERY SIMILAR LANGUAGE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE LANGUAGE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE AND IT SEEMS LIKE MILLER FORMED AND IT SEEMS LIKE MILLER FORMED THESE OPINIONS AT A YOUNG AGE THESE OPINIONS AT A YOUNG AGE YET WHEN HE JOINED THIS YET WHEN HE JOINED THIS ADMINISTRATION FORMER AIDES TO ADMINISTRATION FORMER AIDES TO THE PRESIDENT SAID HE’S JUST A THE PRESIDENT SAID HE’S JUST A SPEECHWRITER. SPEECHWRITER. A SPEECHWRITER WHO IS REALLY A SPEECHWRITER WHO IS REALLY SMART AND GETS THE PRESIDENT’S SMART AND GETS THE PRESIDENT’S VOICE. VOICE. HE IS NOT JUST A SPEECHWRITER HE IS NOT JUST A SPEECHWRITER ANYMORE. ANYMORE. HE’S HAD THESE VALUES FOR QUITE HE’S HAD THESE VALUES FOR QUITE SOMETIME AND NOW THOSE VALUES SOMETIME AND NOW THOSE VALUES AND VIEWS ARE BEING ENACTED IN AND VIEWS ARE BEING ENACTED IN POLICY. POLICY.>>NO, HE’S NOT JUST A>>NO, HE’S NOT JUST A SPEECHWRITER. SPEECHWRITER. HE IS THE MOST PROMINENT FACE OF HE IS THE MOST PROMINENT FACE OF A VERY INFLUENTIAL MOVEMENT THAT A VERY INFLUENTIAL MOVEMENT THAT HAS I THINK OVERTAKEN THE HAS I THINK OVERTAKEN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. REPUBLICAN PARTY. THE MOVEMENT TO RESTRICT THE MOVEMENT TO RESTRICT IMMIGRATION. IMMIGRATION. AND I THINK THERE’S AN ELEMENT AND I THINK THERE’S AN ELEMENT OF POTENTIAL SELF-FULFILLING OF POTENTIAL SELF-FULFILLING PROPHESY IN THIS. PROPHESY IN THIS. CRITICS OF IMMIGRATION WORRY CRITICS OF IMMIGRATION WORRY THAT IMMIGRANTS WON’T THAT IMMIGRANTS WON’T ASSIMILATE, BUT IF YOU CONTINUE ASSIMILATE, BUT IF YOU CONTINUE TO TELL THEM THAT THEY’RE NOT TO TELL THEM THAT THEY’RE NOT WELCOME AND IF YOU DENY THEIR WELCOME AND IF YOU DENY THEIR CHILDREN ACCESS TO PUBLIC CHILDREN ACCESS TO PUBLIC EDUCATION, YOU’RE ALMOST EDUCATION, YOU’RE ALMOST ENSURING THE OUTCOME THAT YOU ENSURING THE OUTCOME THAT YOU FEAR. FEAR.>>JOYCE, THE LATEST IMMIGRATION>>JOYCE, THE LATEST IMMIGRATION MOVE OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE IS MOVE OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE IS THIS PUBLIC CHARGE RULE MAKING THIS PUBLIC CHARGE RULE MAKING IT HARDER FOR IMMIGRANTS WHO IT HARDER FOR IMMIGRANTS WHO REQUIRE GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE TO REQUIRE GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE TO GET LEGAL STATUS. GET LEGAL STATUS. I KNOW THERE ARE SEVERAL I KNOW THERE ARE SEVERAL LAWSUITS AROUND THAT THAT I WANT LAWSUITS AROUND THAT THAT I WANT YOU TO HELP US UNDERSTAND BUT AT YOU TO HELP US UNDERSTAND BUT AT THE SAME TIME THE PRESIDENT IS THE SAME TIME THE PRESIDENT IS SAYING HE IS SICK AND TIRED OF SAYING HE IS SICK AND TIRED OF IMMIGRANTS COMING TO THIS IMMIGRANTS COMING TO THIS COUNTRY AND IMMEDIATELY GOING ON COUNTRY AND IMMEDIATELY GOING ON WELFARE, LEAVING OUT THE FACT WELFARE, LEAVING OUT THE FACT THAT THE MAJORITY OF IMMIGRANTS THAT THE MAJORITY OF IMMIGRANTS COMING INTO THIS COUNTRY AREN’T COMING INTO THIS COUNTRY AREN’T CURRENTLY ELIGIBLE FOR WELFARE. CURRENTLY ELIGIBLE FOR WELFARE. I’M TALKING DREAMERS, I’M TALKING DREAMERS, UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS, UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS, TEMPORARY WORKERS, SEASONAL TEMPORARY WORKERS, SEASONAL WORKERS, H1B VISA HOLDERS. WORKERS, H1B VISA HOLDERS. NONE OF THESE PEOPLE GET NONE OF THESE PEOPLE GET WELFARE. WELFARE. WHEN YOU’RE TALKING THE DAYS OF WHEN YOU’RE TALKING THE DAYS OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY WE DIDN’T THE STATUE OF LIBERTY WE DIDN’T HAVE A WELFARE STATE. HAVE A WELFARE STATE.>>YOU KNOW, THIS CHANGE TO THE>>YOU KNOW, THIS CHANGE TO THE PUBLIC CHARGE RULE IS VERY MUCH PUBLIC CHARGE RULE IS VERY MUCH IN KEEPING WITH THE MEAN IN KEEPING WITH THE MEAN SPIRITEDNESS THAT REALLY SPIRITEDNESS THAT REALLY PERMEATES ALL OF THE PRESIDENT’S PERMEATES ALL OF THE PRESIDENT’S POLICY ON IMMIGRATION. POLICY ON IMMIGRATION. AND AS YOU POINT OUT IN THIS AND AS YOU POINT OUT IN THIS AREA, IT’S NOT REALLY A PROBLEM. AREA, IT’S NOT REALLY A PROBLEM. THIS IS PART OF AN IDEOLOGICAL THIS IS PART OF AN IDEOLOGICAL SHIFT. SHIFT. WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT MILLER WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT MILLER DOESN’T COME TO IMMIGRATION WITH DOESN’T COME TO IMMIGRATION WITH ENORMOUS PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE OR ENORMOUS PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE OR POLICY WORK IN THE AREA. POLICY WORK IN THE AREA. HE IS PRIMARILY AN IDEOLOGUE SO HE IS PRIMARILY AN IDEOLOGUE SO THIS IS PART OF THE TREND OF THIS IS PART OF THE TREND OF CONTINUING TO RESTRICT NOT JUST CONTINUING TO RESTRICT NOT JUST IMMIGRANTS WHO COME WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS WHO COME WITHOUT LEGAL STATUS BUT ALSO LEGAL LEGAL STATUS BUT ALSO LEGAL IMMIGRATION. IMMIGRATION. IT IS DANGEROUS AND SURPRISINGLY IT IS DANGEROUS AND SURPRISINGLY SHORT-SIGHTED. SHORT-SIGHTED. YOU WERE ASKING ABOUT SCHOOLS IN YOU WERE ASKING ABOUT SCHOOLS IN ALABAMA WHICH IS A HEAD COUNT ALABAMA WHICH IS A HEAD COUNT STATE. STATE. THAT MEANS IT’S FEDERAL FUNDING THAT MEANS IT’S FEDERAL FUNDING FOR EDUCATION BASED ON THE COUNT FOR EDUCATION BASED ON THE COUNT OF KIDS IN THE CLASSROOM WHEN OF KIDS IN THE CLASSROOM WHEN IMMIGRANT KIDS AND THE CHILDREN IMMIGRANT KIDS AND THE CHILDREN OF MIGRANTS DIDN’T GO TO SCHOOL OF MIGRANTS DIDN’T GO TO SCHOOL IN ALABAMA BECAUSE OF ITS BILL, IN ALABAMA BECAUSE OF ITS BILL, FUNDING DROPPED DRAMATICALLY AND FUNDING DROPPED DRAMATICALLY AND IT WAS SORT OF A WAY OF, YOU IT WAS SORT OF A WAY OF, YOU KNOW, CUTTING OFF YOUR NOSE TO KNOW, CUTTING OFF YOUR NOSE TO SPITE YOUR OWN FACE. SPITE YOUR OWN FACE. WE SEE MANY BAD ECONOMIC FALL WE SEE MANY BAD ECONOMIC FALL JOUTS JOUTS OUTS WHEN WE DON’T APPRECIATE OUTS WHEN WE DON’T APPRECIATE THE IMPETUS THE IMMIGRANTS BRING THE IMPETUS THE IMMIGRANTS BRING TO OUR ECONOMIC ENGINES. TO OUR ECONOMIC ENGINES.>>JASON, WE KNOW STEPHEN>>JASON, WE KNOW STEPHEN MILLER’S ANTI-IMMIGRANT IDEOLOGY MILLER’S ANTI-IMMIGRANT IDEOLOGY IS IN LINE WITH THE PRESIDENT’S IS IN LINE WITH THE PRESIDENT’S VIEWS. VIEWS. A LOT OF THEM HAVE MADE MAJOR A LOT OF THEM HAVE MADE MAJOR HEADLINES AND CAUSED HUGE HEADLINES AND CAUSED HUGE BACKLASH, TALKING THE MUSLIM BACKLASH, TALKING THE MUSLIM BAN, CHILD SEPARATION POLICY, BAN, CHILD SEPARATION POLICY, BUT YOU NOTE IN YOUR PIECE THAT BUT YOU NOTE IN YOUR PIECE THAT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF POLICIES THERE ARE A NUMBER OF POLICIES NOT JUST IDEOLOGIES BUT POLICIES NOT JUST IDEOLOGIES BUT POLICIES THAT HAVEN’T GOENT THE SAME THAT HAVEN’T GOENT THE SAME ATTENTION BUT MAYBE THEY SHOULD. ATTENTION BUT MAYBE THEY SHOULD. WALK US THROUGH WHAT THEY ARE. WALK US THROUGH WHAT THEY ARE.>>YEAH.>>YEAH. I THINK THE PRESIDENT HAS I THINK THE PRESIDENT HAS INSTINCTS. INSTINCTS. I THINK STEPHEN MILLER HAS I THINK STEPHEN MILLER HAS POLICY KNOWLEDGE AND HAS AN POLICY KNOWLEDGE AND HAS AN ABILITY TO OPERATIONALIZE AS ONE ABILITY TO OPERATIONALIZE AS ONE OF HIS ALLIES PUT IT THE OF HIS ALLIES PUT IT THE PRESIDENT’S PHILOSOPHY. PRESIDENT’S PHILOSOPHY. STEPHEN MILLER KNOWS THE HUNDRED STEPHEN MILLER KNOWS THE HUNDRED RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT CAN RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT CAN SLOW DOWN THE APPLICATION FOR SLOW DOWN THE APPLICATION FOR VISAS THAT CAN MAKE IT HARDER VISAS THAT CAN MAKE IT HARDER FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE A LEGAL FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT TO BE IN THE COUNTRY TO RIGHT TO BE IN THE COUNTRY TO GET THEIR PAPERS THROUGH AND GET THEIR PAPERS THROUGH AND HE’S DONE THAT VERY HE’S DONE THAT VERY SUCCESSFULLY, QUITE OUT OF THE SUCCESSFULLY, QUITE OUT OF THE PUBLIC EYE. PUBLIC EYE.>>SO HE IS QUIETLY SLOW PLAYING>>SO HE IS QUIETLY SLOW PLAYING THESE MEASURES THAT ARE LEGAL THESE MEASURES THAT ARE LEGAL MEASURES FOR PEOPLE TO GAIN — MEASURES FOR PEOPLE TO GAIN –>>CRITICS CALL IT THE INVISIBLE>>CRITICS CALL IT THE INVISIBLE WALL. WALL.>>CONGRESSWOMAN, WHAT DO YOU DO>>CONGRESSWOMAN, WHAT DO YOU DO ABOUT THAT? ABOUT THAT? WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU ARE WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU ARE PUBLICLY FIGHTING A PRESIDENT PUBLICLY FIGHTING A PRESIDENT GETTING FUNDING FOR A WALL GETTING FUNDING FOR A WALL BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO AND BEING SUCCESSFUL? MEXICO AND BEING SUCCESSFUL? WHAT DO YOU DO ABOUT THE WHAT DO YOU DO ABOUT THE INVISIBLE WALL? INVISIBLE WALL?>>WHAT WE HAVE TO HAVE IS>>WHAT WE HAVE TO HAVE IS COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM. REFORM. WHEN WE LOOK AT OUR IMMIGRATION WHEN WE LOOK AT OUR IMMIGRATION POLICIES, THERE ARE MANY POLICIES, THERE ARE MANY IMMIGRATION POLICIES THAT I IMMIGRATION POLICIES THAT I THINK ARE IMMORAL LIKE CHILD THINK ARE IMMORAL LIKE CHILD SEPARATION. SEPARATION. THERE’S ALSO THE IMMIGRATION THERE’S ALSO THE IMMIGRATION POLICIES THAT ARE JUST HURTING POLICIES THAT ARE JUST HURTING OUR ECONOMY. OUR ECONOMY. AND YOU CAN SEE THOSE AND YOU CAN SEE THOSE REVERBERATING THROUGHOUT REVERBERATING THROUGHOUT AGRICULTURE, THROUGHOUT OUR AGRICULTURE, THROUGHOUT OUR SEASONAL WORKER PROGRAMS, EVEN SEASONAL WORKER PROGRAMS, EVEN INTO SOME OF OUR COLLEGES AND INTO SOME OF OUR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES WHICH ARE THE BEST UNIVERSITIES WHICH ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD NOW HAVING TROUBLE IN THE WORLD NOW HAVING TROUBLE RECRUITING SOME OF THE TOP MINDS RECRUITING SOME OF THE TOP MINDS IN THE GLOBE. IN THE GLOBE. THESE ARE REALLY GOING TO IMPACT THESE ARE REALLY GOING TO IMPACT OUR ABILITY TO GROW OUR ECONOMY OUR ABILITY TO GROW OUR ECONOMY IN THE FUTURE. IN THE FUTURE.>>REMIND OUR AUDIENCE, ILLEGAL>>REMIND OUR AUDIENCE, ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSINGS WERE AT A BORDER CROSSINGS WERE AT A 50-YEAR LOW WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA 50-YEAR LOW WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA LEFT OFFICE. LEFT OFFICE. IN TERMS OF COMPREHENSIVE

Why the world is worried about Turkey


“I say this over and over again; this is
not a system that belongs to Tayyip Erdogan” It’s really never a good sign when
a person one refers to himself in the third person. “I am a mere mortal… i can die at any time.” and more importantly has to repeatedly deny that they’re a dictator. “Here we have an election, if you say a ballot box produces a dictatorship, then you are being unfair to the ballot box process”
On April 16, Turkey narrowly voted yes on a referendum that will dramatically reorganize the government. It allows changes that give sweeping powers to the President, Tayyip Erdogan. He could have complete control of Turkey’s budget and military, will be able to appoint judges to the courts without a vote, can dissolve parliament whenever he chooses, and can stay in power until 2029. This has prompted concerns that he’s becoming too authoritarian – and these concerns aren’t that outlandish. Mostly because Turkey was built by an authoritarian… What’s interesting about this vote is that
if you look at the arc of modern turkish history, it begins with Kemal Ataturk Ataturk was a military general who created the Republic of Turkey out of the collapsed Ottoman Empire in 1923. During his 15 years in office, he enjoyed
similar powers now held by Erdogan. And he used them to build Turkey into a modern and secular state. Turkey’s new government separates church and state. He banned head coverings, To Kemal, this headgear, the fez, symbolizes Turkey’s oriental fatalism and ignorance. He will abolish it. He put mosques under state control, Islamic traditions are shattered He made it basically illegal to discriminate against women. He takes pleasure in the company of emancipated women. He made women’s education compulsory, he made literacy rates rise,
he made schools opened everyone, To make a modern nation, all Turkey must be sent to school. Ataturk also industrialized his country. Under his watch, the industrial sector saw
a sharp increase. And his liberal foreign policies built a close
relationship with the West which paved the way for Turkey to join the NATO alliance in 1952. We know that Ataturk succeeded because for decades Turkey was a modern secular Western country, like he wanted it to be. Ataturk is dictator, so that Turkey will never again have a dictator. And now you have President Erdogan, President Erdogan is going in literally the opposite direction. He wants to make the country more openly religious. He wants to get rid of and has already gotten rid of much of what Ataturk had done. But how does a religious conservative leader acquire so much power in a secular country? To understand this, you have to know what
happened to Turkey after Ataturk’s death. For 5 decades, the country was constantly in a state of upheaval. Ataturk had given the military the responsibility of keeping Turkey secular. And they did so by staging coups in 1960,
71, 80 and again in 1997. While the interventions were meant to keep Turkey democratic, the instability left the country in poor shape. So in the nineties and even to the early two
thousands Turkey had a totally completely stale economy,
the GDP growth would slow unemployment was very high, it was seen as a very corrupt country, the government didn’t function. Enter Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He was the mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to
‘97. Two years later he was arrested for a public
reading of a politically charged Islamic poem by a Turkish Nationalist. Turkey was still a majority Muslim nation
and his arrest made him popular with many who felt oppressed by years of the secular,
military rule. After a short jail sentence, he formed a moderately-conservative political party, the AKP, which went on to win a landslide victory in the 2002 elections,
and he became the Prime Minister of Turkey. Erdogan went on to pull the country out of
poverty by giving more opportunities to Turkish entrepreneurs and expanding access to foreign markets. This led to a sharp rise in the GDP and inflation plummeted. Turkey’s success even prompted efforts to
join the EU. This all made Erdogan wildly popular. It was like he came onto a boat that was listing, and taking on water, and managed get the water out of the boat and made the boat sail straight again. So for many years, you could see why a man like this became as powerful as he became But then he went too far. Over the next ten years, Turkey continued
to grow economically but Erdogan started pushing more Islamist and authoritarian policies. He was quoted saying he did not believe
men and women were equal and that women are meant to be mothers. His government also began arresting protesters
and journalists under the guise of anti-terrorism laws. This stirred unrest in Turkey’s more liberal
urban areas. In 2013, there was a small, peaceful demonstration
in Istanbul’s Gezi park to protest Erdogan’s plans to reconstruct military barracks that
would include a shopping center and a mosque. Seeing the demonstration as opposition, Erdogan
sent in riot police to remove the protesters which quickly attracted more protesters. And it got bigger and bigger because it became
a proxy. From a protest over a park to a protest of
Erdogan, against how religious he was becoming… And it got violent Previsouly he had not been a brutal ruler. After this, he became a brutal one. Erdogan began removing Ataturk’s secular laws more aggressively. He ended the ban on wearing headscarves, tightened
restrictions on alcohol sales, and freed mosques from government control. Then in 2014, Erdogan was elected president
which in Turkey, is a ceremonial role with little real power. But that didn’t put an end to the arrests
made across the country, which indicated that Erdogan was still in charge. And there were two groups of people who are
terrified by this one were the kind of secular Turks who look back to Ataturk and said what
the hell is happening to our country?! And the other was the military and they were the ones, again, who believe that their core mission in life was to keep Turkey secular and that he was a threat. So in July 2016, they staged a coup and it
almost worked. There was one problem — the military couldn’t
get the public’s support this time. Erdogan had found a way to reach his supporters… I want to encourage my people to the streets and invite them to the airports. And together as people gather, to show them, by letting them come with their tanks, to see what they are going to do, do it right there to the people. Erdogan had this amazing moment where he used
face time on his iPhone to kind of rally the country defend the country defend us against the military, come Turks, come to me, come rally around me. and it worked. You had secular Turks for the first time in
years defend Erdogan. You have religious Turks literally stream
from mosques into the streets to fight the military. The military overstepped, you had Turkish
F-16s fire rockets and missiles at parliament, Turkish tanks fired on people on the streets. That was very effective for him. Erdogan emerged from the fighting more popular
than ever and ramped up his purge of the opposition. More than 100,000 journalists, academics,
military officers, and politicians have been arrested since the coup attempt; tens of thousands
remain in detention. This brings us to the recent referendum, which
follows Erdogan’s post-coup popularity. He set it in motion to acquire more power
and make it permanent. But the vote was much closer than he it was
anticipated, suggesting that much of the country wants to hold onto the secular Turkey created
by Ataturk and they are willing to fight for it. I think you’re gonna have the inevitable
tension between a president who believes he’s entitled to more power, taking more and more
of it, and what remains a somewhat secular country not comfortable giving him that power. Do those tensions
play out politically in the courts or in the streets. If it’s actual fighting and violence then
what we know as a democratic Turkey will be be over.

Trump’s Policy Causing Pain On Both Sides Of The Border | The Last Word | MSNBC


AND JEWISH TARGETS AND WHO WAS PROMOTING WHITE SUPREMACISTS PROMOTING WHITE SUPREMACISTS IDEOLOGY. IDEOLOGY. AGENTS SAY THE SUSPECT HAD AGENTS SAY THE SUSPECT HAD ILLEGAL FIREARMS AND BOMB MAKING ILLEGAL FIREARMS AND BOMB MAKING MATERIAL. MATERIAL. WE’LL HAVE MORE ON THAT IN JUST WE’LL HAVE MORE ON THAT IN JUST A FEW MINUTES BUT WE GEN TONIGHT A FEW MINUTES BUT WE GEN TONIGHT WITH THE PRESIDENT’S OWN WITH THE PRESIDENT’S OWN ACCUSATIONS OF ENCOURAGING WHITE ACCUSATIONS OF ENCOURAGING WHITE SUPREMACISTS AND THE CONTINUED SUPREMACISTS AND THE CONTINUED BACKLASH OVER DONALD TRUMP’S BACKLASH OVER DONALD TRUMP’S DIVISIVE AND INFLAMMATORY DIVISIVE AND INFLAMMATORY RHETORIC LEADING UP TO THE RHETORIC LEADING UP TO THE DEADLIEST ATTACK TARGETING DEADLIEST ATTACK TARGETING LATINOS IN RECENT U.S. HISTORY. LATINOS IN RECENT U.S. HISTORY. THE EL PASO SHOOTER’S MANIFESTO THE EL PASO SHOOTER’S MANIFESTO REFERENCED TRUMP’S LANGUAGE REFERENCED TRUMP’S LANGUAGE SAYING HIS ATTACK WAS QUOTE IN SAYING HIS ATTACK WAS QUOTE IN RESPONSE TO THE HISPANIC RESPONSE TO THE HISPANIC INVASION OF TEXAS. INVASION OF TEXAS. AND IN AN AFFIDAVIT FILED TODAY AND IN AN AFFIDAVIT FILED TODAY “THE NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTS THE “THE NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTS THE SHOOTER DIVULGES THAT HIS SHOOTER DIVULGES THAT HIS TARGETS WERE MEXICANS. TARGETS WERE MEXICANS. THE VERY SAME PEOPLE PRESIDENT THE VERY SAME PEOPLE PRESIDENT TRUMP SLANDERED THE DAY HE TRUMP SLANDERED THE DAY HE ANNOUNCED HIS CAMPAIGN FOR ANNOUNCED HIS CAMPAIGN FOR PRESIDENT IN THIS VIDEO HERE. PRESIDENT IN THIS VIDEO HERE. A USA TODAY ANALYSIS OF THE A USA TODAY ANALYSIS OF THE RALLY TRUMP HAS HELD SINCE 2017 RALLY TRUMP HAS HELD SINCE 2017 FOUND THAT TRUMP HAS USED THE FOUND THAT TRUMP HAS USED THE WORDS PREDATOR, INVASION, ALIEN, WORDS PREDATOR, INVASION, ALIEN, KILLER, CRIMINAL AND ANIMAL AT KILLER, CRIMINAL AND ANIMAL AT HIS RALLIES WHILE DISCUSSING HIS RALLIES WHILE DISCUSSING IMMIGRATION MORE THAN 500 TIMES. IMMIGRATION MORE THAN 500 TIMES. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ISN’T THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ISN’T TREATING THESE PEOPLE ANY TREATING THESE PEOPLE ANY BETTER. BETTER. THE ADMINISTRATION IS ACCUSED OF THE ADMINISTRATION IS ACCUSED OF INTENTIONALLY SEPARATING INTENTIONALLY SEPARATING CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS AT CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS AT THE BORDER AND CAGING THEM IN THE BORDER AND CAGING THEM IN OVERCROWDED DETENTIONS, SLEEPING OVERCROWDED DETENTIONS, SLEEPING ON CONCRETE FLOORS WITH ON CONCRETE FLOORS WITH INSUFFICIENT FOOD OR SHOWERS. INSUFFICIENT FOOD OR SHOWERS. TODAY CHILD WELFARE SERVICES ARE TODAY CHILD WELFARE SERVICES ARE GRAPPLING WITH CARING FOR GRAPPLING WITH CARING FOR CHILDREN WHO WERE LEFT STRANDED CHILDREN WHO WERE LEFT STRANDED AFTER I.C.E. ARRESTED NEARLY 700 AFTER I.C.E. ARRESTED NEARLY 700 UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS IN UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS IN MISSISSIPPI ON WEDNESDAY. MISSISSIPPI ON WEDNESDAY. THE LARGEST RAID IN A SINGLE THE LARGEST RAID IN A SINGLE STATE ENU.S. HISTORY. STATE ENU.S. HISTORY. ROUGHLY 300 OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE ROUGHLY 300 OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE STILL BEING DETAPED. STILL BEING DETAPED. BUZZFEED REPORTED THAT HUNDREDS BUZZFEED REPORTED THAT HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN ACROSS MISSISSIPPI OF CHILDREN ACROSS MISSISSIPPI MISSED SCHOOL YESTERDAY BECAUSE MISSED SCHOOL YESTERDAY BECAUSE THEY WERE AFRAID TO LEAVE THEIR THEY WERE AFRAID TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES. HOMES. SCHOOL AND WELFARE AGENCIES WERE SCHOOL AND WELFARE AGENCIES WERE NOT ALERTED ABOUT THE RAIDS NOT ALERTED ABOUT THE RAIDS BECAUSE IT COULD HAVE BOTCHED BECAUSE IT COULD HAVE BOTCHED THE OPERATION, I.C.E. OFFICIALS THE OPERATION, I.C.E. OFFICIALS TOLD NBC NEWS. TOLD NBC NEWS. AS ONE I.C.E. OFFICIAL SAID, AS ONE I.C.E. OFFICIAL SAID, QUOTE, WE’RE A LAW ENFORCEMENT QUOTE, WE’RE A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, NOT A SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCY, NOT A SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCY. AGENCY. ONE WORKER WHO WITNESSED THE ONE WORKER WHO WITNESSED THE RAIDS SAID I’M THINKING OF THE RAIDS SAID I’M THINKING OF THE SEPARATED FAMILIES, FATHERS AND SEPARATED FAMILIES, FATHERS AND MOTHERS DEPORTED, CHILDREN LEFT MOTHERS DEPORTED, CHILDREN LEFT ALONE BECAUSE THEIR PARENTS WERE ALONE BECAUSE THEIR PARENTS WERE ARRESTED. ARRESTED. WHAT I SAW WAS TRAUMATIC, WHAT I SAW WAS TRAUMATIC, PAINFUL. PAINFUL. WELL TRAUMATIC AND PAINFUL, BUT WELL TRAUMATIC AND PAINFUL, BUT THE CRUELTY IS THE POINT. THE CRUELTY IS THE POINT. TODAY DONALD TRUMP WAS ASKED TODAY DONALD TRUMP WAS ASKED SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THIS LACK OF SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THIS LACK OF PREPARATION. PREPARATION.>>WHY WASN’T THERE A BETTER –>>WHY WASN’T THERE A BETTER –>>THE REASON IS BECAUSE YOU>>THE REASON IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO GO IN, YOU CAN’T LET HAVE TO GO IN, YOU CAN’T LET ANYBODY KNOW. ANYBODY KNOW. OTHERWISE WHEN YOU GET THERE, OTHERWISE WHEN YOU GET THERE, NOBODY WILL BE THERE. NOBODY WILL BE THERE. BUT I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT BUT I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT IF THEY COME INTO THE UNITED IF THEY COME INTO THE UNITED STATES ILLEGALLY THEY’RE GETTING STATES ILLEGALLY THEY’RE GETTING OUT, THEY’RE GOING TO BE BROUGHT OUT, THEY’RE GOING TO BE BROUGHT OUT. OUT. AND THIS SERVES AS A VERY GOOD AND THIS SERVES AS A VERY GOOD DETERRENT. DETERRENT.>>A VERY GOOD DETERRENT.>>A VERY GOOD DETERRENT. THE ATLANTIC’S SAYS THE REAL THE ATLANTIC’S SAYS THE REAL DETERRENT IS EXACTLY THE CRUEL DETERRENT IS EXACTLY THE CRUEL CONDITIONS IMMIGRANTS AND ASYLUM CONDITIONS IMMIGRANTS AND ASYLUM SEEKERS FACE AT THE BORDER UNDER SEEKERS FACE AT THE BORDER UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP. PRESIDENT TRUMP. IN HIS PIECE ENTITLED FROM LAST IN HIS PIECE ENTITLED FROM LAST YEAR ENTITLED “THE CRUELTY IS YEAR ENTITLED “THE CRUELTY IS THE POINT,” TRUMP’S ONLY TRUE THE POINT,” TRUMP’S ONLY TRUE SKILL IT THE CON. SKILL IT THE CON. HIS ONLY FUNDAMENTAL BELIEF IS HIS ONLY FUNDAMENTAL BELIEF IS THAT THE UNITED STATES IS THE THAT THE UNITED STATES IS THE BIRTHRIGHT OF STRAIGHT WHITE BIRTHRIGHT OF STRAIGHT WHITE CHRISTIAN MEN AND HIS ONLY REAL CHRISTIAN MEN AND HIS ONLY REAL AUTHENTIC PLEASURE IS IN AUTHENTIC PLEASURE IS IN CRUELTY. CRUELTY. IT IS THAT CRUELTY AND THE IT IS THAT CRUELTY AND THE DELIGHT IT BRINGS THEM THAT DELIGHT IT BRINGS THEM THAT BIEPDS HIS MOST ARDENT BIEPDS HIS MOST ARDENT SUPPORTERS TO HIM IN SHARED SUPPORTERS TO HIM IN SHARED SCORN FOR THOSE THEY HATE AND SCORN FOR THOSE THEY HATE AND FEAR. FEAR. BUT DONALD TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION BUT DONALD TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION POLICY IS CAUSING PAIN ON THE POLICY IS CAUSING PAIN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BORDER AS OTHER SIDE OF THE BORDER AS WELL. WELL. NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT CAL PERRY NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT CAL PERRY CROSSED THE BORDER TO SEE HOW CROSSED THE BORDER TO SEE HOW MEXICO IS HANDLING THE OVERFLOW MEXICO IS HANDLING THE OVERFLOW OF MIGRANTS AND THOSE DEPORTED OF MIGRANTS AND THOSE DEPORTED FROM THE UNITED STATES AND JOINS FROM THE UNITED STATES AND JOINS US LIVE FROM MEXICO CITY. US LIVE FROM MEXICO CITY. GOOD EVENING, CAL. GOOD EVENING, CAL.>>GOOD EVENING, ALI.>>GOOD EVENING, ALI. AS YOU SAID THIS ADMINISTRATION AS YOU SAID THIS ADMINISTRATION IS CHANGING IMMIGRATION AND IS CHANGING IMMIGRATION AND ASYLUM IN AMERICA. ASYLUM IN AMERICA. THEY’RE CHANGING WHAT IT MEANS THEY’RE CHANGING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN IMMIGRANT IN AMERICA. TO BE AN IMMIGRANT IN AMERICA. BUT AS WE FOUND OUT, THESE BUT AS WE FOUND OUT, THESE POLICIES HAVE A WIDE RANGING POLICIES HAVE A WIDE RANGING IMPACT THAT GO BEYOND AMERICA’S IMPACT THAT GO BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS. BORDERS. IN THIS CASE ALL THE WAY TO IN THIS CASE ALL THE WAY TO MEXICO’S BORDER WITH GUATEMALA. MEXICO’S BORDER WITH GUATEMALA. IN MEXICO MOST PEOPLE ARE FROM IN MEXICO MOST PEOPLE ARE FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE, AND EVERYBODY SOMEWHERE ELSE, AND EVERYBODY HAS A STORY. HAS A STORY. DID YOU THINK ABOUT GOING TO THE DID YOU THINK ABOUT GOING TO THE U.S.? U.S.?>>NO.>>NO.>>Reporter: WHY NOT?>>Reporter: WHY NOT?>>BECAUSE I GOT DEPORTED>>BECAUSE I GOT DEPORTED ALREADY. ALREADY.>>Reporter: WHAT IS IT LIKE>>Reporter: WHAT IS IT LIKE HERE? HERE?>>I DON’T KNOW.>>I DON’T KNOW. IT’S NOT GOOD. IT’S NOT GOOD.>>RIGHT NOW THE SITUATION IN>>RIGHT NOW THE SITUATION IN AMERICA IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR AMERICA IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP ISN’T JUST AFFECTING THE LIVES ISN’T JUST AFFECTING THE LIVES OF MIGRANTS, HE’S SHIFTING OF MIGRANTS, HE’S SHIFTING POLICY INSIDE MEXICO. POLICY INSIDE MEXICO. HIS TUNE ON THE COUNTRY HAS HIS TUNE ON THE COUNTRY HAS RECENTLY NOT SO SUBTLY SHIFTED. RECENTLY NOT SO SUBTLY SHIFTED.>>I WANT TO THANK, BY THE WAY,>>I WANT TO THANK, BY THE WAY, THE COUNTRY OF MEXICO. THE COUNTRY OF MEXICO. THEY’VE GOT 21,000 SOLDIERS ON THEY’VE GOT 21,000 SOLDIERS ON THE BORDER RIGHT NOW. THE BORDER RIGHT NOW. I’M STARTING TO LIKE MEXICO A I’M STARTING TO LIKE MEXICO A LOT. LOT.>>THIS IS THE NEW REALITY FOR>>THIS IS THE NEW REALITY FOR THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT EVER THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT EVER SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP THREATENED SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP THREATENED THIS COUNTRY WITH TARIFFS, THIS COUNTRY WITH TARIFFS, 11,000 NEW NATIONAL GUARDSMAN 11,000 NEW NATIONAL GUARDSMAN HAVE BEEN STOOD UP ALONG THE HAVE BEEN STOOD UP ALONG THE BORDER WITH GUATEMALA FRCH. BORDER WITH GUATEMALA FRCH. FOR THE COMMANDER HER HERE AND FOR THE COMMANDER HER HERE AND HIS PERSONNEL THE MISSION HERE HIS PERSONNEL THE MISSION HERE IS AS PERSONAL AS THE POLITICS. IS AS PERSONAL AS THE POLITICS. FOR SECURITY REASONS THE FOR SECURITY REASONS THE MILITARY INSISTED WE CONSEAL HIS MILITARY INSISTED WE CONSEAL HIS IDENTITY. IDENTITY. WHAT’S THE STATED MISSION OF THE WHAT’S THE STATED MISSION OF THE SOLDIERS WHO HAVE BEEN STOOD UP SOLDIERS WHO HAVE BEEN STOOD UP HERE ON THE BORDER? HERE ON THE BORDER? TRAVELING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN TRAVELING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN MEXICO AND GUATEMALA HAS BEEN A MEXICO AND GUATEMALA HAS BEEN A PART OF DAILY LIFE AND COMMERCE PART OF DAILY LIFE AND COMMERCE FOR CENTURIES. FOR CENTURIES. IT’S ONLY IN THE ERA OF IT’S ONLY IN THE ERA OF PRESIDENT TRUMP THAT YOU NOW PRESIDENT TRUMP THAT YOU NOW OFFICIALLY NEED AN I.D. WHEN OFFICIALLY NEED AN I.D. WHEN REACHING THE MEXICAN SIDE OF THE REACHING THE MEXICAN SIDE OF THE RIVER. RIVER. THAT SHOW OF FORCE ALONG THE THAT SHOW OF FORCE ALONG THE BORDER WITH GUATEMALA IS ONLY BORDER WITH GUATEMALA IS ONLY HALF THE STORY. HALF THE STORY. THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT IS THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT IS SETTING UP CENTERS LIKE THIS ONE SETTING UP CENTERS LIKE THIS ONE IN AN ATTEMPT TO GET MIGRANTS TO IN AN ATTEMPT TO GET MIGRANTS TO REGISTER. REGISTER. IT’S THEIR WAY OF TRYING TO IT’S THEIR WAY OF TRYING TO BRING SOME SEMBLANCE OF ORDER IN BRING SOME SEMBLANCE OF ORDER IN WHAT IS VERY CLEARLY A CHAOTIC WHAT IS VERY CLEARLY A CHAOTIC SITUATION. SITUATION. PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD QUEUE UP AND JOCKEY FOR POSITION QUEUE UP AND JOCKEY FOR POSITION BY THE GATES THAT SEEM TO SWING BY THE GATES THAT SEEM TO SWING AT RANDOM AND AT THE SAME TIME AT RANDOM AND AT THE SAME TIME ARE OVERWHELMED BY THE VOLUME OF ARE OVERWHELMED BY THE VOLUME OF HUMAN TRAFFIC. HUMAN TRAFFIC. ALL THE WHILE PEOPLE ARE STUCK ALL THE WHILE PEOPLE ARE STUCK HERE, MANY AFTER A TREACHEROUS HERE, MANY AFTER A TREACHEROUS JOURNEY, AFRAID STILL TO SHOW JOURNEY, AFRAID STILL TO SHOW THEIR FACES. THEIR FACES. FEARING IT’LL HURT THEIR CHANCES FEARING IT’LL HURT THEIR CHANCES OF EVENTUALLY MAKING IT TO THE OF EVENTUALLY MAKING IT TO THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES. AS NIGHTFALLS ON THIS BORDER AS NIGHTFALLS ON THIS BORDER TOWN WE MEET ISHMAEL. TOWN WE MEET ISHMAEL. HIS PARENTS BROUGHT HIM TO HIS PARENTS BROUGHT HIM TO CALIFORNIA WHEN HE WAS ONLY 3 CALIFORNIA WHEN HE WAS ONLY 3 YEARS OLD. YEARS OLD. RECENTLY DEPORTED HE’S TRYING TO RECENTLY DEPORTED HE’S TRYING TO GET BACK TO THE ONLY LIFE AND GET BACK TO THE ONLY LIFE AND FAMILY HE KNOWS. FAMILY HE KNOWS. ARE YOU TRYING TO GET BACK? ARE YOU TRYING TO GET BACK?>>I AM.>>I AM.>>Reporter: HOW ARE YOU?>>Reporter: HOW ARE YOU?>>EITHER LEGALLY OR IF POSSIBLE>>EITHER LEGALLY OR IF POSSIBLE ILLEGAL. ILLEGAL. JUST TO BE BACK WITH MY FAMILY. JUST TO BE BACK WITH MY FAMILY.>>Reporter: HE TOLD US HE FEELS>>Reporter: HE TOLD US HE FEELS LIKE A FOREIGNER LIVING IN LIKE A FOREIGNER LIVING IN MEXICO, HE’LL DO WHATEVER IT MEXICO, HE’LL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET BACK TO HIS FAMILY TAKES TO GET BACK TO HIS FAMILY IN CALIFORNIA EVEN IF HE DIES IN CALIFORNIA EVEN IF HE DIES TRYING TO CROSS BACK ILLEGALLY. TRYING TO CROSS BACK ILLEGALLY. AS YOU SAID THESE POLICIES ARE AS YOU SAID THESE POLICIES ARE ADVERTISED AS DETERRENTS, BUT ADVERTISED AS DETERRENTS, BUT THE COST OF THAT IS HUMAN THE COST OF THAT IS HUMAN SUFFERING, PEOPLE IN DETENTION, SUFFERING, PEOPLE IN DETENTION, PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN SEPARATED PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN SEPARATED FROM THEIR FAMILIES, FROM THEIR FAMILIES, DEPORTATIONS OR IN THIS CASE DEPORTATIONS OR IN THIS CASE PEOPLE STUCK AT INTERNATIONAL PEOPLE STUCK AT INTERNATIONAL BORDERS UNABLE TO MOVE IN EITHER BORDERS UNABLE TO MOVE IN EITHER DIRECTION. DIRECTION.>>CAL, STAY WITH US.>>CAL, STAY WITH US. I WANT TO BRING IN STEPHANIE I WANT TO BRING IN STEPHANIE VALENCIA. VALENCIA. SHE’S ON THE ADVISORY BOARD OF SHE’S ON THE ADVISORY BOARD OF THE LATINO VICTORY FUND AND THE LATINO VICTORY FUND AND JOYCE VANCE, FORMER U.S. JOYCE VANCE, FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY FOR THE NORTHERN ATTORNEY FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA AND AN MSNBC DISTRICT OF ALABAMA AND AN MSNBC LEGAL ANALYST. LEGAL ANALYST. SHE WROTE A NEW PIECE ABOUT HER SHE WROTE A NEW PIECE ABOUT HER EXPERIENCES AS A PROSECUTOR WITH EXPERIENCES AS A PROSECUTOR WITH I.C.E. I.C.E. WELCOME TO BOTH OF YOU. WELCOME TO BOTH OF YOU. STEPHANIE, YOU AND I SPOKE STEPHANIE, YOU AND I SPOKE EARLIER THIS WEEK. EARLIER THIS WEEK. I WANT TO GET YOUR TAKE. I WANT TO GET YOUR TAKE. IT’S BEEN A REMARKABLE WEEK FOR IT’S BEEN A REMARKABLE WEEK FOR LATINOS, HISPANICS IN AMERICA LATINOS, HISPANICS IN AMERICA BOTH WITH THE KILLINGS FROM LAST BOTH WITH THE KILLINGS FROM LAST WEEKEND, THE TARGETED KILLINGS, WEEKEND, THE TARGETED KILLINGS, THEN WITH THE I.C.E. ROUNDP IN THEN WITH THE I.C.E. ROUNDP IN MISSISSIPPI. MISSISSIPPI. YOU SAID TO BE LAST WEEK THAT YOU SAID TO BE LAST WEEK THAT THINGS HAVE CHANGED, PEOPLE ARE THINGS HAVE CHANGED, PEOPLE ARE BECOMING AWARE OF THE FACT THIS BECOMING AWARE OF THE FACT THIS TARGETING NOW HAS A PRICE. TARGETING NOW HAS A PRICE.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY. AND TRUST ME, ALI, THERE ARE AND TRUST ME, ALI, THERE ARE MANY MORE PLACES I’D RATHER BE MANY MORE PLACES I’D RATHER BE ON A FRIDAY NIGHT THAN TALKING ON A FRIDAY NIGHT THAN TALKING ABOUT THE KIND OF ATTACKS ON ABOUT THE KIND OF ATTACKS ON HISPANIC AND IMMIGRANT HISPANIC AND IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE HAPPENED COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE HAPPENED OVER THE LAST WEEK AND QUITE OVER THE LAST WEEK AND QUITE FRANKLY OVER THE LAST SEVERAL FRANKLY OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS. YEARS. I THINK WHAT WAS CLEAR FROM I THINK WHAT WAS CLEAR FROM CAL’S PIECE IS, YOU KNOW, THE CAL’S PIECE IS, YOU KNOW, THE SLASH AND BURN APPROACH TO SLASH AND BURN APPROACH TO TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION POLICY IS TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION POLICY IS NOT SOLVING THE ROOT CAUSES OF NOT SOLVING THE ROOT CAUSES OF MIGRATION. MIGRATION. PEOPLE ARE COMING TO THIS PEOPLE ARE COMING TO THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE THEY ARE FLEEING COUNTRY BECAUSE THEY ARE FLEEING VIOLENCE AND PERSECUTION. VIOLENCE AND PERSECUTION. AND THEY COME HERE TO SEEK A AND THEY COME HERE TO SEEK A BETTER LIFE AND MORE SAFETY FOR BETTER LIFE AND MORE SAFETY FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES. THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES. IN ADDITION TO THAT WE HAVE AN IN ADDITION TO THAT WE HAVE AN ECONOMY AS WE SAW EARLIER THIS ECONOMY AS WE SAW EARLIER THIS WEEK WITH THE MISSISSIPPI WEEK WITH THE MISSISSIPPI IMMIGRATION RAIDS, AN ECONOMY IMMIGRATION RAIDS, AN ECONOMY THAT RELIES ON IMMIGRANT LABOR, THAT RELIES ON IMMIGRANT LABOR, AND WE CANNOT BE IPKRTS AS AND WE CANNOT BE IPKRTS AS AMERICAN CITIZENS HERE INCLUDING AMERICAN CITIZENS HERE INCLUDING DONALD TRUMP WHO “THE WASHINGTON DONALD TRUMP WHO “THE WASHINGTON POST” AGAIN REVEALED EARLIER POST” AGAIN REVEALED EARLIER TODAY IN A PIECE THAT HAD THE TODAY IN A PIECE THAT HAD THE RELIANCE OF IMMIGRANT LABOR AT RELIANCE OF IMMIGRANT LABOR AT HIS HOTELS, AND SO WE AS A HIS HOTELS, AND SO WE AS A COUNTRY NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT COUNTRY NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT OUR ECONOMY ULTIMATELY DOES RELY OUR ECONOMY ULTIMATELY DOES RELY ON IMMIGRANT LABOR AND THAT, YOU ON IMMIGRANT LABOR AND THAT, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE WHO ARE LITERALLY KNOW, PEOPLE WHO ARE LITERALLY PUTTING FOOD ON OUR TABLE, MANY PUTTING FOOD ON OUR TABLE, MANY OF YOU PROBABLY HAD IN CHICKEN OF YOU PROBABLY HAD IN CHICKEN SALADS EARLIER THIS WEEK, WERE SALADS EARLIER THIS WEEK, WERE PEOPLE SEPARATED FROM THEIR PEOPLE SEPARATED FROM THEIR FAMILIES. FAMILIES. WHETHER IT’S DACA, LARGE SCALE WHETHER IT’S DACA, LARGE SCALE IMMIGRATION RAIDS TARGETING IMMIGRATION RAIDS TARGETING WORKERS BUT NOT EMPLOYERS. WORKERS BUT NOT EMPLOYERS. WHETHER IT’S KIDS IN CAGES AT WHETHER IT’S KIDS IN CAGES AT THE BORDER OR ROUNDING UP AND THE BORDER OR ROUNDING UP AND STARTING TO DETAIN U.S. CITIZENS STARTING TO DETAIN U.S. CITIZENS WHICH HAS HAPPENED MULTIPLE WHICH HAS HAPPENED MULTIPLE TIMES UNDER THE TRUMP TIMES UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION. THE SLASH AND BURN POLICY IS NOT THE SLASH AND BURN POLICY IS NOT WORKING, AND THERE IS ONLY ONE WORKING, AND THERE IS ONLY ONE THING TO THINK, YOU KNOW, THING TO THINK, YOU KNOW, ULTIMATELY HE’S GOING AFTER THE ULTIMATELY HE’S GOING AFTER THE HISPANIC AND IMMIGRANT HISPANIC AND IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY. COMMUNITY. OBVIOUSLY THE MESSAGES THAT HE’S OBVIOUSLY THE MESSAGES THAT HE’S SENDING IS RESULTING IN ACTS OF SENDING IS RESULTING IN ACTS OF VIOLENCE ON OUR COMMUNITY IN VIOLENCE ON OUR COMMUNITY IN PLACES LIKE EL PASO. PLACES LIKE EL PASO. AND SO WE HAVE TO PUT A STOP TO AND SO WE HAVE TO PUT A STOP TO IT, AND WE HAVE TO STAND UP. IT, AND WE HAVE TO STAND UP. AND WHAT WAVE SEEN IN THE LAST AND WHAT WAVE SEEN IN THE LAST WEEK IS WE’VE SEEN LOTS OF WEEK IS WE’VE SEEN LOTS OF LEADERS, HUNDREDS OF LEADERS LEADERS, HUNDREDS OF LEADERS SIGNED ONTO OUR OP-ED THAT RAN SIGNED ONTO OUR OP-ED THAT RAN IN “THE WASHINGTON POST” EARLIER IN “THE WASHINGTON POST” EARLIER THIS WEEK. THIS WEEK. BUT PEOPLE ARE FED UP AND PEOPLE BUT PEOPLE ARE FED UP AND PEOPLE ARE AWAKE. ARE AWAKE.>>AND YOU WERE ONE OF THE>>AND YOU WERE ONE OF THE AUTHORS OF THAT OP-ED. AUTHORS OF THAT OP-ED. SKROIS, LET’S TALK ABOUT WHEN SKROIS, LET’S TALK ABOUT WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP BECAME PRESIDENT PRESIDENT TRUMP BECAME PRESIDENT AND JOHN KELLY WAS HIS HOMELAND AND JOHN KELLY WAS HIS HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY, THEY TALKED SECURITY SECRETARY, THEY TALKED ABOUT THE FACT IF YOU WERE NOT A ABOUT THE FACT IF YOU WERE NOT A SERIOUS CRIMINAL OR A CRIMINAL, SERIOUS CRIMINAL OR A CRIMINAL, YOU WERE NOT GOING TO BE YOU WERE NOT GOING TO BE TARGETED FOR DEPORTATION. TARGETED FOR DEPORTATION. HIS ELEGANT TERM FOR IT WAS BAD HIS ELEGANT TERM FOR IT WAS BAD HOMBRES. HOMBRES. BUT THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT THE BUT THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT THE KIND OF PEOPLE A THREAT TO KIND OF PEOPLE A THREAT TO SOCIETY, A MENACE TO SOCIETY. SOCIETY, A MENACE TO SOCIETY. IN FACT, TO STEPHANIE’S OPPONENT IN FACT, TO STEPHANIE’S OPPONENT MANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO WE KNOW, MANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO WE KNOW, WE’VE REPORTED ON WHO HAVE BEEN WE’VE REPORTED ON WHO HAVE BEEN TARGETED FOR IMMIGRATION ACTION TARGETED FOR IMMIGRATION ACTION AND DEPORTATION HAVE BEEN PEOPLE AND DEPORTATION HAVE BEEN PEOPLE WORKING IN THE UNITED STATES 5, WORKING IN THE UNITED STATES 5, 10, 15, 20S WE KNOW OF INSTANCES 10, 15, 20S WE KNOW OF INSTANCES 25, 30 YEARS INCLUDING SOME OF 25, 30 YEARS INCLUDING SOME OF THESE PEOPLE WHO WERE ARRESTED THESE PEOPLE WHO WERE ARRESTED IN MISSISSIPPI. IN MISSISSIPPI. TELL ME HOW WE’RE SUPPOSED TO TELL ME HOW WE’RE SUPPOSED TO THINK ABOUT THESE I.C.E. RAIDS THINK ABOUT THESE I.C.E. RAIDS BECAUSE YOU WERE A PROSECUTOR BECAUSE YOU WERE A PROSECUTOR WHO HAD JURISDICTION OVER SOME WHO HAD JURISDICTION OVER SOME OF THESE THINGS. OF THESE THINGS.>>SO THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT>>SO THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT THIS SORT OF A SITUATION AS A THIS SORT OF A SITUATION AS A PROSECUTOR IS IT’S IMPORTANT TO PROSECUTOR IS IT’S IMPORTANT TO PROSECUTE THE MOST CULPABLE PROSECUTE THE MOST CULPABLE PEOPLE AND THE PEOPLE WHO PEOPLE AND THE PEOPLE WHO REPRESENT THE GREATEST THREAT TO REPRESENT THE GREATEST THREAT TO YOUR COMMUNITY. YOUR COMMUNITY. IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS, THAT IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS, THAT WOULD MEAN SEEING IF YOU CAN WOULD MEAN SEEING IF YOU CAN PROSECUTE THE EMPLOYERS WHO PROSECUTE THE EMPLOYERS WHO AFTER ALL ARE THE ONES WHO WERE AFTER ALL ARE THE ONES WHO WERE EMPLOYING ALL THESE PEOPLE EMPLOYING ALL THESE PEOPLE ILLEGALLY AND ALSO IF YOU’RE ILLEGALLY AND ALSO IF YOU’RE GOING TO LOOK AT PEOPLE WHO WERE GOING TO LOOK AT PEOPLE WHO WERE IN THE COUNTRY WITHOUT LEGAL IN THE COUNTRY WITHOUT LEGAL IMMIGRATION STATUS, YOU WANT TO IMMIGRATION STATUS, YOU WANT TO FOCUS ON THOSE WHO WERE VIOLENT FOCUS ON THOSE WHO WERE VIOLENT AND ENGAGED IN CRIMINAL AND ENGAGED IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. ACTIVITY. BOTH OF THOSE ITEMS SHOULD BE BOTH OF THOSE ITEMS SHOULD BE THE PRIORITIES, BUT THIS WEEK WE THE PRIORITIES, BUT THIS WEEK WE SAW LAW ENFORCEMENT GO AFTER, SAW LAW ENFORCEMENT GO AFTER, YOU KNOW, WHAT PROSECUTORS WOULD YOU KNOW, WHAT PROSECUTORS WOULD CALL LOW HANGING FRUIT, GOING CALL LOW HANGING FRUIT, GOING INTO A WORKPLACE AND ARRESTING INTO A WORKPLACE AND ARRESTING PEOPLE WHO WERE AT THEIR JOBS. PEOPLE WHO WERE AT THEIR JOBS.>>AND STEPHANIE, I WANT TO>>AND STEPHANIE, I WANT TO PLAY — PEOPLE HAVE MAYBE SEEN PLAY — PEOPLE HAVE MAYBE SEEN THIS BEFORE, BUT I THINK IT’S THIS BEFORE, BUT I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO PLAY A LITTLE BIT IMPORTANT TO PLAY A LITTLE BIT OF THE SOUND OF AN 11-YEAR-OLD OF THE SOUND OF AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHOSE FATHER WAS TAKEN IN GIRL WHOSE FATHER WAS TAKEN IN THE I.C.E. RAIDS IN MISSISSIPPI. THE I.C.E. RAIDS IN MISSISSIPPI. I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ON THE I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE ABOUT THIS.>>STEPHANIE, THOSE IMAGES, THAT>>STEPHANIE, THOSE IMAGES, THAT GIRL IS — TELLS US A STORY WE GIRL IS — TELLS US A STORY WE HAVE BEEN COVERING FOR THE HAVE BEEN COVERING FOR THE LAST — MORE THAN THE LAST YEAR LAST — MORE THAN THE LAST YEAR ABOUT A LINE WE CROSS WHEN IT ABOUT A LINE WE CROSS WHEN IT COMES TO HUMANITY, RIGHT? COMES TO HUMANITY, RIGHT? THAT GIRL, HER FATHER WAS THAT GIRL, HER FATHER WAS ARRESTED, BULLET WE HAVE SEEN ARRESTED, BULLET WE HAVE SEEN CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN DETAINED. CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN DETAINED. WE HAVE SEEN CHILDREN DETAINED WE HAVE SEEN CHILDREN DETAINED AT A COST TO TAXPAYERS THAT AT A COST TO TAXPAYERS THAT WOULD BE HIGHER THAN SPENDING A WOULD BE HIGHER THAN SPENDING A NIGHT IN A FOUR SEASONS HOTEL NIGHT IN A FOUR SEASONS HOTEL WHO DON’T GET CLOTHES AND WHO WHO DON’T GET CLOTHES AND WHO DON’T GET TOOTHPASTE AND WHO DON’T GET TOOTHPASTE AND WHO DON’T GET SHOWERS. DON’T GET SHOWERS. WHAT — THIS IS ABOUT MORE THAN WHAT — THIS IS ABOUT MORE THAN IMMIGRATION. IMMIGRATION. THIS BECOMES OUR HUMANITY. THIS BECOMES OUR HUMANITY.>>IT ABSOLUTELY IS.>>IT ABSOLUTELY IS. AND THAT LITTLE GIRL’S VOICE HAS AND THAT LITTLE GIRL’S VOICE HAS KEPT ME UP AT NIGHT, ALL WEEK KEPT ME UP AT NIGHT, ALL WEEK SINCE THE MISSISSIPPI RAID SINCE THE MISSISSIPPI RAID HAPPENED. HAPPENED. AND FOR PEOPLE WHO AREN’T SHAKEN AND FOR PEOPLE WHO AREN’T SHAKEN TO THEIR CORE BY HEARING THAT TO THEIR CORE BY HEARING THAT AND HEARING THE FEAR AND SADNESS AND HEARING THE FEAR AND SADNESS IN HER VOICE BECAUSE SHE DOES IN HER VOICE BECAUSE SHE DOES NOT KNOW THE NEXT TIME SHE HAS NOT KNOW THE NEXT TIME SHE HAS SEEN HER FATHER AND PICKED UP SEEN HER FATHER AND PICKED UP THE FIRST TIME WHICH SHOULD BE A THE FIRST TIME WHICH SHOULD BE A HAPPY AND JOYFUL DAY FOR A KID HAPPY AND JOYFUL DAY FOR A KID HER AGE, THIS IS CALL TO HER AGE, THIS IS CALL TO CONSCIENCE FOR ALL AMERICANS. CONSCIENCE FOR ALL AMERICANS. ARE WE OKAY FOR UNITED STATES ARE WE OKAY FOR UNITED STATES CITIZENS WITH THE WAY WE ARE CITIZENS WITH THE WAY WE ARE TREATING PEOPLE LIKE THAT WHO TREATING PEOPLE LIKE THAT WHO AGAIN ARE PART OF OUR AGAIN ARE PART OF OUR COMMUNITIES, WHO ARE PUTTING COMMUNITIES, WHO ARE PUTTING FOOD ON OUR TABLE, WHO ARE DOING FOOD ON OUR TABLE, WHO ARE DOING BACK BREAKING WORK IN OUR BACK BREAKING WORK IN OUR COUNTRY? COUNTRY? ARE WE OKAY WITH HOW THEY ARE ARE WE OKAY WITH HOW THEY ARE BEING TREAT SND AND I THINK THIS BEING TREAT SND AND I THINK THIS IS CALL TO CONSCIENCE. IS CALL TO CONSCIENCE. I THINK THE IMAGES WE SEE OF I THINK THE IMAGES WE SEE OF CHILDREN BEING SEPARATED FROM CHILDREN BEING SEPARATED FROM THEIR PARENTS, OF KIDS IN THEIR PARENTS, OF KIDS IN PHYSICAL CAGES, YOU KNOW, IT PHYSICAL CAGES, YOU KNOW, IT REALLY IS AWAKENING A SET OF REALLY IS AWAKENING A SET OF PEOPLE BEYOND JUST THE PASS PEOPLE BEYOND JUST THE PASS PANIC COMMUNITY. PANIC COMMUNITY. THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY AND THE THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY AND THE IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY IN THIS IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY IN THIS COUNTRY FEELS VERY MUCH UNDER COUNTRY FEELS VERY MUCH UNDER ATTACK. ATTACK. BUT I THINK BECAUSE OF WHAT WE BUT I THINK BECAUSE OF WHAT WE ARE SEEING AND WHAT WE ARE ARE SEEING AND WHAT WE ARE HEARING, EVERY SINGLE DAY NOW I HEARING, EVERY SINGLE DAY NOW I THINK OF A BROADER SET OF PEOPLE THINK OF A BROADER SET OF PEOPLE ARE BECOMING AWARE, AND THEY’RE ARE BECOMING AWARE, AND THEY’RE ANGRY ABOUT IT. ANGRY ABOUT IT. AND I DO THINK THAT THIS IS ALSO AND I DO THINK THAT THIS IS ALSO A WAKEUP CALL FOR REPUBLICANS TO A WAKEUP CALL FOR REPUBLICANS TO STEP UP AND BE A CALL TO STEP UP AND BE A CALL TO CONSCIENCE AND REALLY SPEAK AND CONSCIENCE AND REALLY SPEAK AND WORK WITH THEIR CONSCIENCE. WORK WITH THEIR CONSCIENCE. I THINK AS JOYCE SAID, WE SHOULD I THINK AS JOYCE SAID, WE SHOULD REALLY BE THINKING ABOUT HOW WE REALLY BE THINKING ABOUT HOW WE CREATE AN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM CREATE AN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM THAT WORKS TO PUT A, YOU KNOW, THAT WORKS TO PUT A, YOU KNOW, PUT MANY OF THESE FOLKS ON A PUT MANY OF THESE FOLKS ON A PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP. PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP. BUT ALSO TO FOCUS OUR BUT ALSO TO FOCUS OUR ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES WHERE THEY ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES WHERE THEY MATTER MOST, WHICH IS GETTING MATTER MOST, WHICH IS GETTING THE SCARIEST CRIMINALS OUT OF THE SCARIEST CRIMINALS OUT OF OUR COUNTRY. OUR COUNTRY. BUT I THINK ULTIMATELY THIS IS BUT I THINK ULTIMATELY THIS IS THE TIME FOR US TO RETHINK WHAT THE TIME FOR US TO RETHINK WHAT IMMIGRATION IN THIS COUNTRY — IMMIGRATION IN THIS COUNTRY –>>THOSE TWO THINGS ARE NOT>>THOSE TWO THINGS ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE. MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE. YOU CAN KEEP THOSE HARDWORKING YOU CAN KEEP THOSE HARDWORKING PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY HERE, PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY HERE, CAL, AND YOU CAN COMPLETELY PUT CAL, AND YOU CAN COMPLETELY PUT YOUR ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS BEHIND YOUR ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS BEHIND PEOPLE WHO ARE CONDUCTING, YOU PEOPLE WHO ARE CONDUCTING, YOU KNOW, CRIMINALITY AND BEHAVIOR KNOW, CRIMINALITY AND BEHAVIOR THAT IS UNSAFE FOR AMERICANS. THAT IS UNSAFE FOR AMERICANS. CAL? CAL?>>Reporter: RIGHT, AND LISTEN,>>Reporter: RIGHT, AND LISTEN, DON’T FORGET 300 OF THE 600 DON’T FORGET 300 OF THE 600 PEOPLE SWEPT UNIN THOSE RAIDS PEOPLE SWEPT UNIN THOSE RAIDS WERE AMERICANS. WERE AMERICANS. I THINK DONALD TRUMP AND STEVEN I THINK DONALD TRUMP AND STEVEN MILLER, AND I THINK WE NEED TO MILLER, AND I THINK WE NEED TO SAY THAT NAME, STEVEN MILLER, SAY THAT NAME, STEVEN MILLER, ARE CHANGING THE FABRIC WHAT THE ARE CHANGING THE FABRIC WHAT THE MEANS TO BE AMERICAN AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AMERICAN AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR AMERICA. MEANS FOR AMERICA. THE THING ABOUT TRAVELING AROUND THE THING ABOUT TRAVELING AROUND THE WORLD AND REPORTING AND THE WORLD AND REPORTING AND RETURNING TO AMERICA IS AMERICA RETURNING TO AMERICA IS AMERICA IS THE PLACE THAT PROTECTS IS THE PLACE THAT PROTECTS PEOPLE. PEOPLE. AMERICA IS THE SAFE PLACE THAT AMERICA IS THE SAFE PLACE THAT PEOPLE CAN COME, THAT THEY CAN PEOPLE CAN COME, THAT THEY CAN APPLY FOR ASIMEM WHEN THEY’VE APPLY FOR ASIMEM WHEN THEY’VE REACHED AMERICA AND ON AMERICAN REACHED AMERICA AND ON AMERICAN SOIL. SOIL. AND WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW IS AND WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW IS THEY’RE GOING IN DETENTION THEY’RE GOING IN DETENTION FACILITIES, SEPARATING FAMILIES, FACILITIES, SEPARATING FAMILIES, DEPORTING PEOPLE INCLUDING DEPORTING PEOPLE INCLUDING AMERICANS. AMERICANS. AND IT’S NOT ONLY CHANGED THE AND IT’S NOT ONLY CHANGED THE FABRIC OF AMERICA BUT CHANGED FABRIC OF AMERICA BUT CHANGED HOW THE WORLD IS LOOKINGATS AT T HOW THE WORLD IS LOOKINGATS AT T UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE PAPER ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE PAPER THERE WERE QUOTES FROM THIS THERE WERE QUOTES FROM THIS GUNMAN SAYING I WAS TRYING TO GUNMAN SAYING I WAS TRYING TO SHOOT AS MANY MEXICANS AS I SHOOT AS MANY MEXICANS AS I COULD, AND WE DIDN’T HEAR COULD, AND WE DIDN’T HEAR ANYTHING FROM THE PRESIDENT OF ANYTHING FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR 48 HOURS. THE UNITED STATES FOR 48 HOURS. PEOPLE HERE HAVE NOTICED THAT PEOPLE HERE HAVE NOTICED THAT AND THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT IT, AND THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT IT, ALI. ALI.>>THE RIGHT TO DOWN-PLAY THIS>>THE RIGHT TO DOWN-PLAY THIS SPECIFICALLY IDEOLOGICAL COMPLEX SPECIFICALLY IDEOLOGICAL COMPLEX OF THE EL PASO MASSACRE IS AN OF THE EL PASO MASSACRE IS AN APPARENTLY SELF-SERVING EFFORT APPARENTLY SELF-SERVING EFFORT TO ABSOLVE THIS PRESIDENT OF TO ABSOLVE THIS PRESIDENT OF MORAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS MORAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS DAMAGING RHETORIC. DAMAGING RHETORIC. THIS TOO SHOULDN’T WASH. THIS TOO SHOULDN’T WASH. THE PRESIDENT IS GUILTY IN A THE PRESIDENT IS GUILTY IN A BROAD SENSE OF A FORM OF BROAD SENSE OF A FORM OF INCITEMENT. INCITEMENT. TO STEPHANIE’S POINT THIS IS AS TO STEPHANIE’S POINT THIS IS AS CLEAR AN OPPORTUNITY AS ONE GETS CLEAR AN OPPORTUNITY AS ONE GETS FOR REPUBLICANS TO BE ABLE TO FOR REPUBLICANS TO BE ABLE TO SAY THIS ISN’T AMERICA, THIS IS SAY THIS ISN’T AMERICA, THIS IS A BRIDGE TOO FAR. A BRIDGE TOO FAR. BUT THAT DOESN’T SEEM TO MOVE BUT THAT DOESN’T SEEM TO MOVE THIS PRESIDENT. THIS PRESIDENT.>>IT REALLY DOESN’T, ALI.>>IT REALLY DOESN’T, ALI. AND IF THIS PRESIDENT WANTED TO AND IF THIS PRESIDENT WANTED TO DISASSOCIATE HIMSELF WITH THAT DISASSOCIATE HIMSELF WITH THAT SORT OF RACIST SENTIMENT, HE SORT OF RACIST SENTIMENT, HE COULD VERY CLEARLY TAKE TO COULD VERY CLEARLY TAKE TO TWITTER OR DO AN INTERVIEW AND TWITTER OR DO AN INTERVIEW AND SAY I DON’T WANT ANYONE TO HARM SAY I DON’T WANT ANYONE TO HARM MEXICANS. MEXICANS. YOU KNOW, WHETHER THESE PEOPLE YOU KNOW, WHETHER THESE PEOPLE ARE LEGALLY IN OUR COUNTRY OR ARE LEGALLY IN OUR COUNTRY OR NOT, AMERICAN CITIZENS OF NOT, AMERICAN CITIZENS OF HISPANIC ORIGIN, NO ONE SHOULD HISPANIC ORIGIN, NO ONE SHOULD USE VIOLENCE AGAINST OTHER USE VIOLENCE AGAINST OTHER PEOPLE. PEOPLE. I THINK IT’S REMARKABLE BY I THINK IT’S REMARKABLE BY CHARLOTTESVILLE ON, WE’VE NOT CHARLOTTESVILLE ON, WE’VE NOT SEEN THIS PRESIDENT MAKE ANY SEEN THIS PRESIDENT MAKE ANY SORT OF STATEMENT LIKE THAT AT SORT OF STATEMENT LIKE THAT AT ANY POINT IN TIME. ANY POINT IN TIME. EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN ELECTED EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN ELECTED OFFICIAL NEEDS TO ASK IF THEY OFFICIAL NEEDS TO ASK IF THEY CONTINUE TO STAND WITH THE CONTINUE TO STAND WITH THE PRESIDENT OR HOW THEY VIEW THE PRESIDENT OR HOW THEY VIEW THE NEED FOR VIOLENCE IN THIS

Republicans Blame Everything But The Guns For Weekend Of Violence


So at this point, we all know what happened
in this country over the weekend. 29 people lost their lives in two separate
mass shootings. Uh, from Saturday, around mid-day through
early Sunday morning, about 1:30 AM now in the hours after these shootings occurred. You had republicans, those brave enough to
actually go on TV, uh, make statements about how it’s the video games. It’s the lack of prayer in public schools. You had one Ohio state, Republican Representative
Candace Keller, who said it was because of Obama and drag queen advocates. That’s why we’re having so many mass shootings. It’s the atheist, the people who don’t pray,
it’s the people who don’t have father figures at home. It’s the people who just don’t have a good
life in general. That’s the problem here in the United States. They’re all mentally ill. They’re all crazy. Some of them, like the one in El Paso, we
know for a fact this guy was motivated by hatred and bigotry. And we’re going to get into that in a later
video today. But let’s take a second and look at all of
these things. And I’m not just talking about El Paso or
Dayton. How about Aurora? How about Newtown? How about Pulse? How about Las Vegas? There’s only one common denominator among
all of these mass shootings. Only one. They’re not all crazy. They’re not all motivated by racism. The only common denominator in all of these
mass shootings that we see all the time, our guns, that’s it folks. That is the only thing that links all of these
people together. All of these atrocities together. It’s the damn guns. That’s the problem. That is the underlying problem with every
single mass shooter here in the United States. The ease with which they can get their hands
on high powered military grade weaponry. And that is the only thing we as a country
can actually do something about because we already have seen that our politicians are
not going to do anything about mental health here in the United States. The Trump administration is actually cut back
funding on that. We can’t legislate morality. And to be honest, that plays zero role in
any of these shootings. That’s just a right wing talking point to
protect the NRA. You can’t legislate people to stop hating
other people. Unfortunately that’s something that you can’t
pass a bill and get rid of, but you can pass a bill and get would have the rid of the assault
weapons. We had done that once as a country. We can do it again. We can do it again today,
but they won’t and that’s why Republicans are out there blaming everything. But the guns, this Obama drag Queens, as representative
Keller tells us lack of prayer, atheists in general, the video games, the Hollywood movies,
the bad home life couldn’t get a date. Women didn’t like them. They were isolated. They spent too much time on the computer. Whatever it is, none of that matters. None of that matters. You know, the United States is not the only
country in the world that has video games and violent movies, folks, those exist across
this planet. But we are the only ones who experienced the
level of mass shootings that we see. And it’s because we have the easiest access
to guns, with the exception of possibly third world countries run by warlords and drug cartels. Yeah. They could probably get their hands on guns
a little bit easier than we can here in the United States, except that here you can do
it legally, and that’s the problem. The laws have to change, and if the laws do
not change, then these news stories will not change. The horrors that we wake up to will not ever
change until we finally do something about the underlying issue in every single mass
shooting in the history of this country. And that
is guns.

Chemical Weapons – Syrians Smuggle Weapons of Mass Destruction into the US


So apparently there are chemical weapons being brought into the u.s. As we speak and apparently it is Syrians that are doing it This is according to Chief Justice. John Roberts. Look what he said We have 100% solid information that on a particular day nationals from Syria are going to enter the United States with chemical and biological weapons Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to deduce my favorite Syrian chemical weapon We call it. Hookah, they could kill tens of thousands of Americans. I mean Smoking does kill Seriously now terrorism sucked you’re living a great country you’re safe and sound chilling with your people and next thing You know some dude walks and it blows up here. It’s like being healthy one day then waking up the next morning with cancer So what can you really do about it? well Since I brought up cans So let’s look at how we deal with that and how viable it would be the copy paste or cancer-fighting approach into fighting terrorism now As far as I know there are two major ways to deal with cancer We have the current traditional way which is to use chemo and radiation to eradicate it and we have another way which is still developing And that is genetic engineering where we look for the genetic factors that lead to cancer and try to prevent them from causing it in The first place now the first way is the predominant way so far But the tricky thing about it as you may know is that when we do we not only attack cancer We also unintentionally attack the entire body. That’s why cancer patients get all those terrible side effects. Now the way the u.s is trying to deal with terrorism is quite similar to this method entire groups of people are targeted in order to eliminate the dangers of Some and you might think hey good enough I’m really concerned about the safety of my country and the safety of the people I love so whatever I don’t care if other people Have to pay the price and you’d have a point, but for one people are not cancer with cancer You can pretty much still treat it despite the side effects But with terrorism what happens is when you target an entire group of which only a minority are violent We’re essentially saying is that you’re all equally terrible and you’re all potentially terrorists and well too bad, right? Who cares? Well, you do is from a strategic point of view You’re making it harder for you to attract allies to face actual terrorists I mean here there are people who are just like you wanting to end terrorism, but you come along and brand them all as terrorists What about the minority who are violent well by doing what you’re doing They’re not gonna stop being violent all of a sudden as a matter of fact, they’re very likely to go ahead and recruit more terrorists it’s not gonna be much trouble to do that because unfortunately, the pool of potential terrorists is now much larger because it’s now easy for them to point to the US and say Hey, look, this country is responsible for your misery regardless of whether this is true or not. Do you know what I’m saying now? Look the majority won’t fall for that kind of rhetoric, but enough people will and that is dangerous You see totalitarian statements such as the one made by the Chief Justice Statements that demonize an entire group not only remind us of how the Jews were treated not too long ago But they also give sleazy terrorist leaders a way to recruit people who might be inherently violent, but not yet Terrorists because let’s face it. There are people like that Let’s ask the big question here If we want to implement a better approach to tackle terrorism something like a genetic engineering type of solution. Let’s ask ourselves Why do people even become terrorists now? It’s safe to suggest that terrorists generally come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds They tend to be unemployed rejected by society Rejected by women and more often than not they’re likely to have been victims of domestic abuse add a pinch of ideological Radicalization and voila you get a terrorist. You don’t see rich and successful people becoming terrorists They become warmongering politicians, but that’s like really different So, what is the solution how about this we don’t know yet It’s okay to admit to not knowing because that’s how you discover robust solutions instead of pretending to know and implementing reckless policies that demonize Everybody just because you’re so sure that you have the right answer Anyway, since we know that not all immigrants are here to bomb your ass Let’s look at today’s example of a refugee who has done something incredible. Thanks to this person You’re able to see this video you see before the internet was a thing There was a bunch of scientists putting it together. One of those scientists was a Nigerian refugee by the name Philip in my wallet He put together a formula that made it possible for a large number of computers to communicate at the same time He was born in Nigeria in 1954 and as a child He was very passionate about learning but at age 14 he had to drop out of school because it was too expensive But after coming to the United States also known back then as the land of opportunity He managed to get multiple degrees and not much later when he was working on his doctoral dissertation It occurred to him that it is possible to utilize a number of micro processors to do the work of multiple Supercomputers which led to his invention of a very useful method for machines to communicate information across long distances So thank you for letting me guala for your scientific contributions now What are you sure who your favorite refugee is and what particularly makes him admire? well Either that or comment about anything that caught your attention in this video and don’t forget to subscribe There will be more videos. My name is yada and you’ve just watched those refugees And voila voila

Democrats Caught Facilitating Immigration Fraud, Coaching Migrants To Lie To CBP Report Says



from the Washington Examiner democratic congresswoman secretly sending staff into Mexico to coach asylum seekers the other day couple days ago Cory Booker went into Mexico to aid illegal immigrants entering the country strangely we keep hearing these people refer to as asylum seekers they're not in almost every circumstance the people being referred to in these stories have already been removed from the United States and are seeking to bypass the laws thus illegal immigration there are asylum seekers that are coming to the u.s. they come they make their case in many instances now they're being told to remain in Mexico in an attempt to bypass this many people are trying to re-enter the US and change their story in this instance according to DC Examiner a Democratic congresswoman is coaching them on what they need to do to not have to stay in Mexico telling them to claim they don't understand Spanish that's one of the rules we also Cory Booker we saw a beta O'Rourke campaigning in in Mexico we've seen sanctuary cities in general we've seen Democrats as of last year warning illegal immigrants of pending Ice rates we've seen a judge accused now indicted for letting illegal immigrants go from a courthouse secretly to avoid ice it's a really really weird story and I can't quite put my finger on it Democrats are actively aiding non-citizens who do they represent and why are they doing this but beyond this one story I want to talk about something else in Maine where many African migrants are being sent we see the story of a single mother being given a tent by the city yet illegal immigrants are being given facilities it's a very very strange circumstance when you have California giving health care voting to give health care to illegal immigrants while they have a homeless problem look I get it we can act like the homeless of LA and illegal illegal immigrants are both humans deserving of human rights but don't we have a triage system of who should be helped first I can't say I understand why this happening of course you'll see many people on the right said that Democrats are actively aiding foreign citizens for the getting new voters I can't really put an argument against that other than look I don't know why Democrats are actively aiding non-citizens why would someone want to elect someone who won't represent them is beyond me but let's start with this story and before we do head over to Tim cast comm slash done it if you'd like to support my work there's a PayPal option a crypto option a physical address but of course the best thing you can do share this video because YouTube won't suggest them anymore I rely on you to suggest these videos to your friends and family on social media if you think people should listen to my content I appreciate it from the examiner a Democratic congresswoman is sending staff to Mexico's northern border town of Ciudad Juarez to find migrants returned from El Paso Texas under the remain in Mexico policy than coaching them to pretend they cannot speak Spanish to exploit a loophole letting them return to the US so no DC examiner these are not asylum seekers when they go from claiming asylum being told to wait and then trying to commit fraud to re-enter the u.s. that is illegal immigration right I think that's a fair point to be made the same can be said for what Cory Booker did the the people that Cory Booker brought in had already been deported now there's very very very important context we need to mention when talking about asylum seekers I'll briefly mention it now CNN's Fareed Zakaria makes surprising comments about Trump's remarks on asylum it pains me to say this he is right people are abusing the asylum system this is more evidence of that and lo and behold Democrats are facilitating the fraud let's read on the National Border Patrol councils El Paso chapter chapter and several CBP personnel told The Washington Examiner aides to Rapid Veronica Escobar who took over 2020 Democratic presidential candidate meadow O'Rourke's district and the local Catholic Diocese have interviewed thousands of migrants in Juarez over the past few weeks to find cases where department of homeland security officials may have wrongly returned people they say what we believe is happening is Veronica Escobar's office is going to basically second-guess and obstruct work already done by the Border Patrol said one senior UN official who shared evidence that the Washington Examiner from with the avid shared evidence with the Washington Examiner from concerned CBP managers and rank-and-file members those documents have been held to protect identities under the bilateral MPP the migrant migration protection protocol protocols or remain in Mexico policy any one returned must be fluent in Spanish because they may have to reside in Mexico for up to five years until a US federal judge decides their asylum claim a democratic politicians aides re escorting people back to the port are telling officers the Central American individual with them cannot speak Spanish despite their having communicated communicated in at days earlier CBP said what we're hearing from management is that they're attempting to return people and the story was changed in Mexico where a person who understood Spanish before and now doesn't understand where a person who didn't have any health issues before now has health issues if they don't speak Spanish what are they speaking English what's their first language maybe it's English Escobar's team has sought interviews with 6000 people who were returned last month according to one CBP official the union learned from an intelligence unit within within CBP that those doing the interviews are wearing recording devices during the interviews to tape conversations and possibly listen back later they went through and interviewed everybody cherry picked them brought them back and now are using them as taglines they're going over there and manufacturing a lot of these issues said the union official all three border officials worried the interviews might be used to suggest the Border Patrol is wrongfully turning away a large number of asylum seekers we had finally found a happy medium because we always get crapped on when it comes to immigration laws and then they're finding loopholes to bring them back so it sounds to me it could be wrong that these people come claim asylum speak Spanish are told to wait in Mexico after these interviews come back they secretly record the interview where the person claims they can't speak Spanish and then when the CBP is like now we know this person does they're trying to use that as evidence to claim CBP is doing something wrong when in reality at least according to CBP and evidence I believe evidence I believe they have provided to the DC examiner they say senior union official who shared evidence with the examiner it sounds like Democrats at least this one Democrat is actively assisting in immigration fraud and trying to paint CBP as the bad guys mark H Metcalf a former Fed a federal immigration judge during the Bush administration said the involvement of Escobar's office was likely more of a stunt than a genuine threat to the integrity of the process she's trying to obviously say these people have been wrongly denied their claims and they're waiting when they shouldn't be however he said a criminal case would exist if Escobar were found to be complicit in an effort to perpetrate a fraud which would have to include knowingly injecting false statements during interviews follow-up conversations and documents presented to US officials they go on to say a DHS security official aware of the situation said Democrats nonprofit organizations and twenty20 hopefuls are furious that these migrants are not permitted to await their court dates in the US where they have the opportunity to disappear and slip into the interior never to be seen again by opposing a system that assists migrants and speeds wait times these individuals are exposing a cause that looks more like a cover story for their political motivations any effort to subvert and obstruct federal law enforcement operations should receive a full review d8 the official said in one incident an Escobar aide and diocese official walked a male migrant over the bridge in June and asked for him to be admitted into the u.s. because they had found he had cognitive disabilities officers took the boy and turned the case over to Border Patrol where an agent found a constituent information and privacy release form with the US House of Representatives seal on it inside the 17 year-olds file two official said the paper would have to have been put in his file while he was interviewed in Mexico and was not supposed to have been left there because it would reveal to the Border Patrol that a member of Congress or their staff was meeting with migrants Mexico the boy has since returned to Mexico because the medical condition was not diagnosed by a medical professional but by an aide of the congresswoman management's saw that forma was like what is this and reached out to our international liaison unit and ilu said yes Veronica Escobar and several other politicians are in Mexico trying to defeat the MPP program officials only discussed one port of entry in El Paso but said they knew of three other incidents where Escobar's aides had walked back a remain in Mexico program recipient in another confirmed case a female migrant was brought back to the port after claiming to have been raped in Juarez the union official said the onslaught of interview suggests federal resources are being Mis spent resources are being diverted into a foreign country in an attempt to reverse already decided legal action meaning these people were found inadmissible under a new program and they must remain in Mexico they're trying to subvert that listen don't take my word for it for read Zakaria this story from the third from The Daily wire Fareed Zakaria said it pains me to say this but Trump is right I don't know where you can stand on this when CNN says Trump is right Trump is literally mocked as the orange man bad Network we now have the New York Times calling for Congress gived Trump the money he wants the Democrats stepping up and saying fine we will give the humanitarian aid package and even CNN caving and saying Trump is right dealing with his remarks on asylum and what did trucks say about asylum that many people were exploiting the system and didn't return to their court hearings once they were left in the US but let's see what Fareed Zakaria was specifically talking about he does reference asylum abuse but let's get into the quote Zakaria opened the segment by noting that he is not a fan of Trump it pains me to say this but he is right at the u.s. faces a crisis with its Asylum system Democrats might hope that the out-of-control situation of southern border undermines Trump's image among his base as a tough guy who can tackle immigration but they should be careful it actually could work to the president's advantage since 2014 the flow of asylum seekers into the US and in the United States has skyrocketed last year immigration courts received 162,000 claims a 240 percent increase from 2014 the result is a staggering backlog with more than 300,000 asylum asylum cases pending and the average immigration case has been pending for more than 700 days it's also clear that the rules surrounding asylum are vague lacks and being gamed this is incredible to hear from CNN seriously the initial step for many asylum seekers is to convince officers that they have a credible fear of persecution in their home countries and about 75% meet that criteria some applicants for asylum have suspiciously similar stories using identical phrases many simply use the system to enter the u.s. and then melt into the shadows or gain a work permit while their application is pending Zakaria noted that asylum is supposed to be for a very small number of people in extreme circumstances and that the definition has become very loose over time and that is a major factor that is contributing to the number of people flooding the US border the criteria for asylum needs to be rewritten and substantially tightened the number of courts and officials dealing with asylum must be massively expanded people should not be able to use asylum claims as a way to work in America there needs to be a much greater cooperation with the home countries of these applicants rather than insults threats and aid freezes which is a criticism of criticism of Trump if things continue to spiral downward and America's southern border seems out of control Trump's tough rhetoric and hardline stance will become increasingly attractive to the public keep in mind that the rise of populism in the Western world is almost everywhere tied to fears of growing out of control immigration well listen I can't say whether Trump is right or wrong I can tell you what Trump is saying or is what the Democrats are saying and what both are doing but I can point out the sheer absurdity of sitting here to tell you that Fareed Zakaria now agrees with Trump's stance asylum is being abused people suspiciously have the same story and are gaming the system and then when we see the DC examiner saying straight up that they have seen evidence a democratic congresswoman is helping these people commit immigration fraud I'm curious if there will be a criminal case here but it sounds like it's it's irrefutable at this point I do not believe Democrats have the best intentions of the American people at least most of them there are a few that I think are doing well that have principles they're not all perfect I can say the same for many Republicans but all you can really say after this is you know what we've seen it played out time and time again Trump was not wrong you don't have to like the man I certainly don't and neither does Fareed Zakaria it is not some kind of virtue signal to say this many people are like Oh Tim simply saying he doesn't like Trump to signal to the left no by no means I think Trump is crude in crass and as I've said time and time again represents the worst of American culture as it pertains to the government the New York Times released an op-ed showing that since 2012 the Republican Party has tilted slightly to the left that includes Trump but that doesn't mean you have to like the man he has some very aggressive stances on some policies his foreign policy is nearly as bad as Obama's I actually think Obama has been worse at this point and Trump does deserve praise for pulling back on Iran and for his meetings with North Korea but the point is simple you don't have to like the min and you don't have to be a supporter of his to recognize he's been right I do not believe anyone should truly be an overt supporter of someone unless they really do agree with everything they're doing okay so I I wouldn't call myself a supporter of most politicians it is rare that I get behind somebody but I think at this point when you can see that even Fareed Zakaria CNN is willing to acknowledge Trump was correct on the issue take a principled stance stop screaming orange man bad and recognize he was right from the get-go and something needs to be done about this Cory Booker escorted illegal immigrants back into this country people who had been removed under the migrant protection protocols a legal action it is a law it allows the government to do this it is just a policy under an existing law Cory Booker brought them back in but let's move on because I want to get to the to the crazy points this story I'm not going to read through it in its entirety main single-mother facing eviction has been offered a tent and camping gear by the city now I believe this woman is in Bangor and a lot of what we're seeing in terms of African migration is is in Portland I don't want to act like it's a one-for-one it's very easy to conflate issues policies may be different in Bangor than they are in Portland but I want to stress the existing problems our country faces we have a homeless crisis period I can't tell you how many activists I've heard say things like how can we have so many empty homes and so many homeless people I agree I think there's a challenge in that you can't just put someone who's mentally unwell or without the means to support the maintenance of a home in a home but I do think we can pass some kind of comprehensive homelessness or housing reform package unfortunately even in Los Angeles with a Democratic supermajority they were unable to do this if California can't be those who we look up to from the Democrats in order you know in in in you know an effort to get things done if we can't look to the Democrats who claim to be fighting for this to solve the problem who do we look to and therein lies the problem we're seeing here Democratic Congress people aoc giving advice on how to skirt ice and immigration enforcement a year ago Oakland May I believe as the Oakland mayor helping uh warning people that ice rates were coming a judge in Massachusetts indicted for helping an illegal immigrant escape ice enforcement Democrats actively campaigning in Mexico like bado a Roarke and Cory Booker escorting the migrants illegal immigrants back in and now we have a story from the examiner but a Democratic congresswoman is assisting in immigration fraud again that's when the examiner whose claim to have seen evidence how can we have a homeless crisis how can we tell this woman we're going to give her tent to sleep in meanwhile we have Democrats actively sacked of lis assisting in illegal immigration Fareed Zakaria said it there gaming the system a lot of people are its asylum is meant for a small amount of people it is and I believe we have a moral obligation to protect those who truly are feel fearful of their life even if they bypass Mexico I can certainly complain that if you're fleeing Honduras and you're in Mexico you're safe but I still recognize perhaps Mexico may be dangerous and we can help these people but guess what real asylum seekers are few and far between many of these people are exploiting the system as Fareed Zakaria has said don't take my word for it CNN Orange man bad Network as many people have mocked them has said it how can we see this story here this is what shocks me comments seriously a main single mother faces eviction she gets a tenth in Los Angeles Portland Seattle there are homeless camps popping up around the country why is California offering to pay for universal health care for illegal immigrants meanwhile they have a severe homeless crisis they haven't been able to solve I truly don't understand what the intentions are now I do want to make sure I stress some other information because my intention never is to you know to just prevent things in black and white the woman from this story is couchsurfing and we have seen that Portland area residents are lining up to host migrants from Africa so I don't want to claim that she's in the tent no she's sleeping on someone's couch but that's the best they could do for her but we do have African migrants being given facilities and food and shelter meanwhile our own citizens single mothers do not have this luxury there's a few other stories that I wanted to highlight in reference to what la is doing in response to the homeless crisis we have this story la property owners shelter residents try to block settlement that lets homeless people keep their skid-row belongings it seems like over and over again Chicago New York Los Angeles we genuinely have people who claim to want to help those in need actually don't if you really wanted to solve our problems if you really cared about those who are in need wouldn't you walk outside your own building and give a hand to the person sleeping in the streets why is it that they're so willing to signal to people who aren't citizens of this country they're so willing to assist in fraud they're so willing to actively campaign in Mexico and aid illegal immigration back to this country how is that but then when it comes to the actual bills to allow the homeless even keep their property they block this there's no way out of this lack of affordable housing contributes to Los Angeles homeless crisis why couldn't the Democrats solve the problem and why are so many Democrats of blocking the citizenship question why are they blocking voter ID why are they assisting in illegal immigration I can't really say I guess a lot of Republicans will have their opinions though but let's wrap this up a democratic congresswoman secretly sending staff into Mexico to coach asylum seekers their stories are changing they're claiming not to speak Spanish documents are emerging and the DC examiner says they viewed evidence that staff from this Democratic congresswoman are essentially assisting in immigration fraud and I don't say that lightly they go on to say that if there is evidence that she is committing krod a fraud a criminal case would exist if she were found to be complicit therein lies the issue was it hurt or was it her staff well DC examiner has taken the framing and they claimed to have seen evidence they're saying straight up it was the Democratic congresswoman who was doing this we'll see if any criminal charges emerged but people are certainly calling for charges against Cory Booker for doing the exact same thing so I'll stress one last time the woman that were on that Booker Booker a company back in this country had already been removed legally under the migrants protection protocol and he brought them back in providing a high-profile press and political kind of protection I don't know to say all I can really end by saying is it seems like the Democrats are more interested in campaigning on the behalf of non-citizens than actual citizens stick around it's about a thunderstorm I will see you in the next segment that you at youtube.com slash Tim Kass news starting at 6 p.m. you

🔴 Democrats & Media BLATANTLY LYING about the BORDER CRISIS for months – #TFNOriginal SHARE THIS



well there is no national emergency at the border it's all made up its presidential fiction we also had a very impassioned discussion about moving forward as it relates to the humanitarian crisis that exists on the border the number of apprehensions at the border right now is at one of its lowest levels in about two decades the president is lying to the American people about a national emergency there is no emergency at the border state here's a joke he is a clown he is incompetent he is full of malice and meanness but the one thing that he will never be is taken seriously we have a president who will go on TV tonight and lie and lie and lie some more there's a manufacture crisis he is reckless on the international stage and so we see here the conman being exposed the people have come to see the wizard and the wizard has promised them the Great Wall of trauma it's complete and utter nonsense trying to solve a problem that in fact doesn't exist because there's zero net illegal immigration coming across the southern border he's lied so much about the realities of what he's calling a crisis because I have never seen a crisis since maybe when you were in New Orleans talking about Katrina that was as openly understood and ignored that the feeling from this administration is is that we are in a full-blown crisis in that they are overwhelmed by it how do you think you know that I don't believe their narrative I don't believe the BS we agree that there is a humanitarian situation the president has said that there is somehow this crisis at the border that's a lie that couldn't be further from the truth we have a present United States was created a fiction about a crisis at the border this president just used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis so I'm expecting a declaration of a national emergency around a fake crisis that doesn't exist this made-up crisis at the border holding the American people hostage let's stop manufacturing a crisis it's not facts and I turn ative fats it is downright lies to try to make a political point if illegal immigrants are unhappy with the conditions in the quickly built or refitted detention centers just tell them not to come all problems solved with no running water and these women were being told by CBP officers to drink out of the toilet they were drinking water out of the toilet how he manufactures crises like immigrants quote President Trump is manufacturing a crisis and declaring a made-up national emergency in order to seize power and subvert the Constitution there is no crisis in arrivals we are focusing on a crisis that does not exist at the border Trump you shut down the government over a fake crisis at the border and for anybody who doesn't think immigration is a crisis a deadly serious crisis a humanitarian crisis I got to show you this picture a non crisis at the border that's really not fooling anybody this shutdown that he caused by creating a phony crisis actually did cause one danger after another but no sign of the national emergency that the president has been talking about as a matter of fact it's pretty tranquil down here so we do have a problem this other border Democrats should not deny that we don't and this national emergency is completely made up if they are engaging in what I would call manufactured moral crisis its so-called crisis at the border is faked this is a crisis of his own making because it was a campaign pledge it's the president we don't need to create artificial crises we have enough real crises border emergency is nothing more than a manufactured crisis and California's National Guard will not be part of this political theater it seemed like it was a concerted effort to to pull one over on the American public to make it seem like what's happening at the southern border is so much worse than it is the governor believes the president is manufacturing the crisis at the border is a manufactured crisis at the heart of this whole thing are a whole bunch of lies wouldn't we be there cuz it was a crisis they were being overrun you know there's something manufactured about this yes there's no crisis it's a manufactured crisis this is a manufactured crisis he's taking 800 thousand federal employees hostage so he can get his vanity wall so he's created this crisis it's a manufactured crisis this whole thing is absurd it is a completely manufactured you know appeal to the ugliest sentiments and then frankly you know I wonder about our complicity in just talking about this tonight the president tries to sell a crisis that the facts tell us does not exist this entire situation which many of argued is a bonafide crisis as are at our southern border the big scam of the whole address was that there's a crisis there's not a crisis those were the powerful words written to describe the humanitarian crisis at the border she's already been out lying about a crisis on the southern border he's doing a much worse than Barack Obama and he's created this crisis and the word crisis is what this is all about for Team Trump he's gotta prove that there is one movie sighs in a moment of the blame and why we are suddenly having this crisis right now manufactured crisis as I said manufactured crisis it's a crisis someone will drill down on some of the numbers from this humanitarian crisis there is no crisis at the border what do you think of the folks on the Left who believe that is not doing it out to do with their prices the border and it could help with the deportation President Trump once again tried to claim there was a crisis at the border the fact is migrant border crossings have been declining for nearly two decades but we have to grapple with the real challenges at the border and do more to reduce the number of migrants who feel they need to flee their countries in the first place president Trump must stop holding the American people hostage but stop manufacturing a crisis we have never not said that there was a quite there is a humanitarian crisis at the border this is not a crisis this is something being manufactured and where the president is stoking a big problem in this country he's creating a crisis where there wasn't one misery didn't matter when the crisis didn't work for them but now migrants are a boon for publicity crazy Dems and has-been actresses Nancy Lee graphin tweeted a shot of children wrapped in emergency blankets in a detention center blaming Trump for that if the time and date hadn't been cropped from the picture you'd see it occurred under Obama now Nancy's deliberate lie was retweeted 30,000 times now 30,000 people are as dumb as she is but for the left it wasn't a crisis then and it wasn't a crisis six months ago when collusion was the weapon to unseat Trump but now that's failed you claim Trump's tortures kids while denying the same kids their beds this is how Democrats solved the border crisis making it worse so no cots for tots what's next boycott dairies that send milk to feed them and now they use pictures of the dead as if they actually care they don't one bid they're exploiting the suffering just to win an election and shame on all of them well thanks for having me Brianna a pleasure to be with you so look we are beyond the breaking point we have reached an unprecedented level with respect to this crisis situation the amount of undocumented migrants that are iving along our southern border we hit a historic high last month with over 76,000 we're projecting that we're going to encounter over a hundred thousand this month right now and the system not just us that Customs and Border Protection and the Border Patrol on the front line but the entirety of the immigration system is absolutely overwhelmed it was I would invite my Democratic colleagues to go to my official Twitter account where I have posted an interview from January 9th 2019 it was on CNN not exactly a hostile Network for you folks and it's well let me just play what the question was and it's Jim Clyburn the Democratic just I guess it's a parliamentary inquiry is it appropriate for a member to just put on a loop a teeny soundbite out of context is that allowed absolutely not the gentleman controls the time I'm not aware of any rule that would preclude him from doing so thank you thank you I think I still control the time and I just think that's quite something that when you're fed back your own words from your own leadership from earlier this year you think that's out of context and inappropriate and not allowed again we didn't raise the issue it was the gentlelady from Texas that said these allegations from Republicans that we were in denial their offensive we've always known of the crisis and the Democratic whip laughed absolutely not laugh thought it was laughable thought it was funny you know who doesn't think it's funny the Trump administration because secretary maca llenan has been ringing the warning bell for months about the crisis he begged you all to take action more quickly we are now on pace for over 100,000 apprehensions and encounters with migrants in March with 90% of those 90,000 people crossing the border illegally between ports of entry March will be the highest month since 2008 one of the reasons why so many young people so many vulnerable people are in tragic conditions is because we didn't act when the administration wanted us to provide funding that was absolutely necessary to care for people and so it is appropriate to question why we are in these conditions but it wasn't the Republicans that were in denial it was all of you and it was in your own words from your own leadership be offended with the Democratic whip not House Republicans [Applause]

President Donald Trump Admits Defeat: No Citizenship Question | All In | MSNBC



good evening from New York I'm Chris Hayes today Donald Trump waved the white flag acknowledging in so many words that he could not override a Supreme Court ruling barring his administration from adding a citizenship question to the census under a bogus pretext it's deeply regrettable but it will not stop us from collecting the needed information and I think even in greater detail and more accurately in admitting defeat Trump ordered government agencies to share existing data that would allow the administration to effectively build a citizenship database and that could have some very serious implications that we'll discuss shortly but on the key issue he lost and he lost on one of the most consequential questions there is the census done every 10 years ordered by the Constitution sets the groundwork for nearly everything the government does it's used to determine how many seats each state has in the house how the nation allocates billions upon billions of dollars in federal revenue not to mention electoral college votes and the makeup of state legislatures decisions about where to build infrastructure a host of other questions to do that the government needs an accurate head count of every person in the United States adding a citizenship question in the census would undermine that goal because it would have discouraged undocumented immigrants and their families among others from participating and that would have hurt states and districts that are more diverse and tend to be the most often represented by Democrats of course the Trump administration didn't admit that was the point they argued absurdly what they wanted to do to add the question was in an effort to better enforce parts of the Voting Rights Act which the Trump administration has been hostile to from the start in March Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross went before Congress and he just flat-out lied in an effort to push that bogus story but Ross's lies were eventually exposed in court after court ruled against the administration until the citizenship question ended up before the Supreme Court and that's when something even Wilder happened the estranged daughter of a deceased Republican operative discovered files on his hard drive that completely undermined the administration's position the hard drives showed the operative helped come up with a pretext for adding that citizenship question and that he believed that drawing political maps that exclude non-citizens would quote would be advantage to Republicans and non-hispanic whites in other words we could tip the scales to white people and Republicans now that may have been the tipping point in a 5-4 decision Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the courts liberal wing rule the administration could not add the question based on those bogus pretexts administration then began printing the census forms even as Trump raged and hemmed and hawed and tried to find some other way around the Supreme Court but today crucially he didn't here's the thing Trump may have lost in the substance but his anti-immigrant rhetoric will continue to have a chilling effect that rhetoric has been the defining aspect of trumpism from day one from the start he has worked to scapegoat dehumanize and vilify immigrants and frankly to just scare the hell out of them we're learning now that on Sunday the administration plans or se says it plans to conduct mass immigration raids on at least 2,000 families across the United States you might think administration would want to keep such raids quiet to maintain an element of surprise but the raids themselves aren't entirely the point the point is to make people feel scared and alienated and like strangers in the place they live and to make the people who hate immigrants and love Donald Trump so good joining me now Thomas signs president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and education fund which sued the Trump administration over the citizenship question it was one of two suits this one was the one based in Maryland Thomas first your reaction to the president's decision today well it's a little late he's ten days behind his lawyers who told us at the beginning of the month that they would move forward with census 2020 without a citizenship question but it's certainly a victory a victory if it sticks we want to make sure that this is a final decision that cannot be reversed at any point in the future but if it is a final decision and we can get a quarter that prevents it from being reversed it's a great victory what is the if I hear some hesitancy in your voice well as you know we've gone through ten days of a purported reversal we want to make sure that this is a decision that won't be revisited prior to the census next year and we'll get it put in a court order that will prevent them from reversing decision at any point what did it say to you it was interesting to me so there's been this pretext all along that that was cooked up and we all know that right that the Jeff Sessions Department of Justice was so intent on enforcing the Voting Rights Act they had to ask this question that was preposterous it was cooked up I will Ross and Steve Ben and Kris Kobach Inhofe that weren't all those folks the president today basically a mouse came right out and said why he wants this information I want to play for you and get your reaction to hearing him be explicit about what they're after take a less appropriation where the funds going how many people are there are they citizens are they not citizens you need it for many reasons sorry that was Friday but he's being very clear there that they want to orient representation everything around citizens that's right they want to change the rules we've known from at least the 14th amendment that every person is to be counted and included in apportioning House of representative seats among the states they appear to want to revisit that and we have throughout our history counted the total population recognizing that everyone is a constituent in drawing the districts that are represented by Congress members state legislators and others all around the country so yes they've been more and more explicit about seeking to change the rules just as they know the existing rules will play out against them what do you mean by that well Donald Trump knows that he is alienated the Latino community he further knows that the Latino community is growing quickly in important states across the country and anything he can do to diminish the count and the influence of the Latino community he seems to have concluded would benefit him politically personally and also those who follow him but it's bigger than Donald Trump isn't it I mean ha feller the individual who died and his daughter found of the hard drives he's a member of the GOP establishment in good standing he cooked up the maps that were struck down by courts in North Carolina do you see this as part of a broader project yes I think it's quite clear that there are folks on the right who for many many years indeed they've pursued court cases all the way to the Supreme Court have been interested in changing the rules about drawing districts because they recognize that the demographics are not in their favor particularly because the Republican Party regrettably has alienated the Latino community largely because of a near unanimous I immigrant native his streak in their policymaking and that is dangerous over the long term I'm in California and this happened in California a quarter century ago when Pete Wilson's championing of an anti-immigrant proposition on the ballot gaining reelection but really catalyzed a change in the politics of this state so it went from being a purple state to a very solidly blue state largely because the Republican Party in California had alienated those groups that were growing in size Latinos asian-americans and those who support them final question this was remarkable litigation in a lot of ways both the suit in Maryland and New York was your big lesson from the fact that in some ways the levy held here I mean I was a little scared we were gonna get our Andrew Jackson moment frankly that some kind of did outright facial disobeying of a supreme court order what's your lesson about what happened here well I think it's a lesson about the strength of the courts and how important they are which is it further an indication of why we should all be concerned about unqualified folks with evident biases being appointed by Donald Trump to lifetime appointments on the federal courts the federal courts really are our last bulwark of defending the Constitution against very real threats like the one you've described so this in this case the courts played their role and that's something we should all be proud of but also be vigilant about maintaining alright Thomas sighs thank you for making hey there I'm Chris Hayes from MSNBC thanks for watching MSNBC on YouTube if you want to keep up to date with the 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