helter. >> a special one hour look at global attacks on free press. tonight 9:00 eastern. on al jazeera america. >> we cannot lose hope. >> but hope of finding survivors may be fading. as the united states prepares to join the search for an airliner that disappeared from radar. one year later three al jazeera journalists remain imprisoned on false charges. >> it's been a very, very long struggle. >> and although america answer longest war is official over, u.s. troops may still face danger from the taliban in
afghanistan. >> this is be al jazeera america, live from new york, i'm you tonytony harris. crews are beginning beginning the search for the missing airasia aircraft probably at the bottom of the sea. family members of the 162 on board are waiting for news of their loved ones but authorities are not giving them any clear information. the plane was heading from surabaya indonesia to singapore when it disappeared over the java sea. planes and ships are searching over the java sea. scott heidler has more. >> in the morning they got a
private briefing, where the plane took off with 162 people on board. annandreas's sister-in-law was on board. >> we hope the team will find the plane immediately. >> reporter: but nothing has been found. no evidence pointing to the plane or where it might be. just after first light more aircraft and more ships were sent to a nearly 200 kilometer stretch of the java sea looking for any sign of the airplane. it is a bigger search area than sunday's with more countries involved more ships and more aircraft. australia has joined malaysia and singapore in the search for airplane. >> our evaluation of the coordinates we received suggests it is underwater so our
presumption now is that the aircraft is under the sea. it can be expanded based on our evaluation. >> reporter: officials say they are looking at the profiles of the passengers and studying the x rays taken here at terminal 2 of the luggage and the cargo before this airbus took off on sunday morning. they are also going to be looking at the maintenance records while they review airasia's meanltsairasia's maintenance operations. they are doing all they can to find the plane. >> malaysia couldn't find air trance in the few months. we hope as far as possible. >> also in the afternoon an indonesian air force official said the australian plane spotted something in the sea. but as the missing malaysia aicialsis malaysiaplane, nothing was
found. scott heidler surabaya, indonesia. >> family members of the passengers have gathered at singapore's airport. al jazeera's ver veronica pedrosa is there. >> we're getting updates from the public relations side of the airport operation. what they're saying is that there are relatives in the relative holding area which is open for 24 hours to make sure that next of kin of the passengers who were on board the flight qz8501 can get the assistance they want and get any time. but they have kept them away from the media to protect their privacy. we did see one man go in and we understand that he's related to a woman or the husband or boyfriend of the woman who was on board the airplane.
that wasn't clarified because again we were not allowed to have any further access to him. it's very difficult time obviously for the next of kin. we're also getting updates from the ministry of transportation, the civil aviation authority of singapore who have said that indonesia has accepted the offer of two specialist divers and two sets of specialized equipment for investigation to look for the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder when it cams to that point. it has been accepted but hasn't been deployed yet. obviously the emphasis is supporting the families and looking for what happened to that missing airasia plane. >> the head of indonesia's search and rescue agency says the missing airasia jet is likely at the bottom of the sea but finding it will be a challenge since officials do not know where or when it might have gone down. libby casey has that story.
>> reporter: in an age when gps can precisely track your car's location and you can view your house through online mapping the acting head of the national transportation safety board admits aviation tracking seems old fashioned. >> against this backdrop of ubiquitous flow of information how can they possibly lose an entire airplane? glsh butglshairplane. >> reporter: but it's complicated. in october the ntsb gathered together aviation experts to better track planes. a time during which technology made major advancements. among proposals upgraded satellite tracking of planes in the air instead of relying on
land based radio towers. imprinting messages sent from the cock cockpit expanding the voice recording to 24 hours instead of one to two hours. the best way to find out what's happening on a plane stream all of the black box data during the flight so its valuable information doesn't go down with the plane. >> there's no reason with the technologicaltechnology we have today we can't have streaming data from the airplane. it shows to me the complete lack of data of how to do an underwater search. knowing whetherring the plane was underwater for one minutes or two minutes is the difference between one week and omonth of searching. >> wide swath of ocean that poses the biggest problem. there's no sign of malaysia airldairlines mh370.
it took three months to find the black box of an air france plane that crashed in 2009. >> former national transportation safety board john golian, i asked him if we were on the verge of creating an international tracking system for airlines. >> i believe the international communities is on the verge of requiring a tracking system. it's not easy to do. it's not going to happen in one year or two years. it's going to take multiple years to get the hardware and to get it installed on the 20-plus thousand airplanes that are flying in the skies. but i believer as a result of these accidents -- i believe as a result of these accidents recent events we'll have realtime reporting from these airplanes where they are especially the ones that travel internationally over large pieces of ocean or over the north pole. >> john is it expensive to create it and implement it, such
a system? >> the hardware itself that goes on the airplane is not that expensive in the whole scheme of things. but when you start thrig about thinking about streaming data up to the satellites and the satellites sending it back down, the amount of data we're talking about from 20,000 plus airplanes will quickly overwhelm our satellites in the sky the satellite capabilities. one thing i heard about is to further compress the data so it doesn't use up so much of the space from the satellites to take the data. so it's going to be a anchor but i believe we're going to get there. >> -- a chore but i believe we're going to get there . >> officials are saying the splean likely at the bottom of the sea. aside from how painful that has to be, for family members to hear, what factors would lead officials to come to that conclusion?
>> well, we know where the airplane was on the last transmissions. we know where it was when the transponder stopped sending a signal when it was still in the air. they're making an assumption that it came down at that point. you know what assumptions are. you don't always get what you want. >> yeah. >> so it could be much further away than where they say. but we know it's someplace because there isn't enough fuel for it to go anywhere else. we know it didn't get close to land because if it got close no to anywhere where there was radar we would have gotten primary returns which were not rienl they would have showed up at least we would have realized there was something in the air. so i think it's you know the most reasonable assumption is the airplane went down in the area where we had the last snrals. thelast -- signals. the search will tell us whether
we have to expand that further. >> john, in terms of finding a debris field so much of an aircraft is buoyant, it will float. explain if the plane came apart at altitude as opposed to if the plane crashed into the sea. >> well i think if it came apart at altitude it's going to complicate the problem. that storm was pretty severe. it could carry that light weight material quite a distance and that would complicate the search considerably. if that debris is scattered over a wide, wide area. if it came down relatively intact and then impacted the water before it broke apart then we should find fairly compact debris fields. now, the sea had to be pretty agitated with the size of that storm. >> right. >> so what i'm saying pretty compact debris field it's not going to be like we saw at twa 800 where everything was really very closely four or five
miles, square miles. i think we're talking about a lot of distance here. >> at least 15 ships and nearly a dozen aircraft are currently involved in the search. it's been confirmed now that ten people died when a ferry caught fire off the coast of greece. working through night workers managed to evacuate more than 400 people. simon mcgregor-wood has more. from bari italy. >> 36 hours after the fire took hold, worked a shuttle system hovering aboard the burning ship and winching officers from the upper decks. then taken to safety at nearby vessels. there is confusion over the number of people rescued and it appears to be lower than the number of the ship's manifest,
of 478. this leads to speculation that some are still missing. >> translator: the fact is that among the people rescued there are some names that are not on the manifest. we need to review entirely all those that embarked on this trip. this is giving us some concern. >> earlier on monday 49 passengers were transported to the italian port of bari. a number needed medical treatment but most of them including some children were transferred later to continue their onward journeys. some described chaotic scenes on board the norman atlantic when the crisis first started. >> no communication nobody to teld teleus what to do. i had to look for myself to find the life jackets. i had to put it on my kids by myself. nobody was there to -- okay it was a panic pnl it pnl it was crazy. >> we had to jump into a boat and then we're about three hours in the sea because there was -- it was very, very unbelievably
wavy, ropes broke lots of times. we did two three times attempts to get up on the boat and we had to go up a rope ladder. >> the italian navy and the coafg, said given the appalling rming conditions and people had to spend so long in appalling conditions waiting to be rescued it's amazing why more people weren't injured. it appears that be injuries are relatively low. sphecialtd teams are continuing to search the stricken vessel's lower decks in case other bodies there are. a number of passengers arrived in greece, and many are still at sea to be taken ashore, waiting for further fremont needed. the ferry will be towed into
port to see what went wrong. >> strike against the senior leader of the al shabaab group the town of sekau in somalia. that is former region where a sr. intelligence operative from al shabaab turned himself in over the weekend. the leader was killed in a one year ago. >> calls for al jazeera journalists release. andrew simmons has the story. >> the rest of the world finds hard to absorb. it is now one year since a phone call to the news desk reporting the arrest of three of the network's journalists in cairo.
then one year behind bars for just doing their job. across the world there were newsroom vigils. the trial in cairo had failed to come one any evidence to incriminate the staff or associate them with what egypt described as terrorists. all the charges against correspondent peter greste, bureau chief mohamed fahmy and producer baher mohamed were false. ing being baher's wife spoke of her desperation. >> my life is a wreck and so is the lives of our children. the head of our family is in jail for a year with no justification or crime. >> peter greste's parents spent christmas day in egypt getting an hour and a half to visit their son. >> he's truly amazing the way he's been able to draw upon his reserves of resilience and strength and in fact, inspire us all to carry on. because as we all know this has
been a very, very long struggle. >> reporter: it's a struggle that will carry on with journalists from other media organizations helping in the campaign. >> i think a lot of journalists and a lot of people and we're just people as journalists have been appalled at the specter of three people three men who are simply doing their job in a diligent professional fashion who have ended up in prison, we'd hoped maybe for afew days few weeks and now today are it's a whole year. is. >> it's been a year that's seen protests spread around the world. the hashtags, #freeajstaff went viral and it wasn't only journalists who were appalled by events. world leaders including u.s. president added their voices. >> weaver been clear both publicly and privately that they should be released. >> al jazeera has maintained its media campaign.
>> al jazeera we wore in soful different places and we should be taken as a professional yeet institution not as part of any political or ideologic or any other establishment. >> is egypt's president abdel fattah al-sisi insisted it was a decision for the courts. their appeal process is due to start this week. what's going on hinder the behind the scenes is less clear. beings al i.s. se has being reported to say he would have preferred to have the journalists deported. as 2014 comes to an end al jazeera's team remains in jail having commit noticed crimes. andrew simmons. al jazeera. >> and earlier i spoke to the united nations david kay. he works to protect the rights to freedom of opinion and expression around the world and i asked him for his reaction to the continued attention of our colleagues in egypt.
>> it's frankly very depressing to be sitting here you know, a few years after the so-called arab spring and to be talking about such a crack down on not only on dissent and muslim brotherhood and political opposition but the crack down on freedom of information and the right of all individuals to have being access to information and that's the service that's the profession that journalists provide. so when you ask what to make of it, i think it's a very sad time and a very difficult time, obviously, for joinlts for outlines in journalists in egypt. we're not just talking about the three al jazeera journalists -- >> there are others aren't there? >> there are nine others. a crack down on dissent. >> speaking about jean-baptiste egyptians
here we will sentence members of a political party and to jail time sis the president so don't cross us ordinary egyptian citizens. this is not much of a democracy at this moment in time, is it? >> well, i think that you know look a democracy depends upon the free flow of information. it depends on individuals voters, having access to all the information they can have, in order to make decisions about their own destiny. that's clearly not what's happening in egypt i think it's unfortunate, we don't show the signs of a turning point of going back to a place where there is a free flow of information, where the government isn't censoring information before it's out and then detaining people after information is actually put out there. so i think this is a very
difficult time to be sure. >> yeah. david kay also told us that egypt's allies need to push the egyptian government to allow greater freedom of expression in the country. so in a couple of minutes here we will hear from another al jazeera journalist who was held in an egyptian jail. and join us tonight at 9:00 for journalism is not a crime,ing an in-depth look at journal across the world. china appears to be going after google. coming up the crack down that has blocked millions of g-mail users. and ali velshi is working today and he's with "real money." as you know he takes a look at the big picture next.
>> on wall street today crude oil prices took a bit of a spill after early trading bounce. a rocket attack on oil tanks in libya fueled the early uptick but real concerns of oversupply erased those gains. "real money"'s ali velshi joins us. oh, the barrel is back! >> that's a barrel. >> how far did oil price fall today? >> 53.61. down 45% since this time last year. it was $99 a barrel a year ago. gasoline prices afgd averaged $3.31 a gallon according to aaa it's $2.29 a gallon today. this has been a gain of a lot of america. six months of falling prices.
you can predict or not predict about the stock market, maybe i'll be right or maybe i'll be wrong. nobody was predicting the price of oil at the end of the year at around $59 a barrel. last time we saw this, we were in a recession. very interesting to see a 5 handle on oil. >> take a moments here walk us through this. what does this mean for u.s. economy? >> well it generally means good things you've got extra money you spend it somewhere else, that creates demand, that creates jobs. meanwhile the companies from write wii you're buying are spending less on energy, so they have more to vest. at $80 a barrel unemployment was 5 many.7%. if it's $60 a barrel some
speculate it could be 5.2%. as oil prices fall so does the inflation rate that's in most cases pretty good but the longer inflation stays low the longer the fed will hold off increasing interest rates. people are saying, why is this a problem velmingingproblem ali? the problem fracking, a lot of americans have made a lot of money through their 401(k)s working in north dakota in those shale fields, this is closing some of those fields down because it's too expensive to frack oil that you are only getting $50 on. that's a mixed blessing. >> what else are you work on? i can tell it's a good one. >> you're talking about three al jazeera colleagues who are in
jail for ayear in a year in egypt. i'm talking about the amount of aid that goes to egypt. >> ali velshi america's great fire wall has taken g mail users off line. cutting off google's service offline on friday and still down today. the government started disrupting access to google, on the anniversary of the tienanmen square crack down. analysts say china is trying to create a country being being cut off from the rest of the world. one year from when egypt put three al jazeera journalists in jail we'll hear from abdullahal
>> welcome back to the program. in afghanistan four afghan soldiers were killed today during a feergs battle with a fierce battle with the taliban in helman province. moved into a training and support role, jamie mcintyre joins us, from the white house. the war may be officially over but a huge number of troops are staying in the country. >> that's right tony. one of the lessons united states took from iraq, don't leave without leaving behind some troops. the obama administration is pinning its hopes on the afghan security forces even as a resurntresurge ent taliban is claiming
victory. most u.s. troops now leaving afghanistan will never return. president obama says the original mission of denying terrorists safe hairch has been accomplished. >> because of the extraordinary work of the men and women in the armed forces, afghanistan has a chance to rebuild its own country. >> labeling the ceremony marking the departure of most nato troops a clear indication of their defeat and disappointment. the taliban were dramatically ramping up attacks killing 3200 afghan since and more than 1400 average forces and police in 2014. u.s. afghan troops have not cut and return. >> the afghan national security forces and police reacted bravely and dwoiblg each one quickly
to each one of those attacks. >> but the taliban have succeeded in reestablishing areas formerly are cleared noticeably in helman province. taking back those gains will now have to be done with less help from nato. much smaller assistance and training mission dubbed resolute support which starts officially january 1st. that will provide some 12,500 to 13,500 nato forces including about 5,000 american troops to back up the 350,000 strong afghan security forces as they take on taliban and al qaeda insurgents. so after 13 years hundreds of billions of dollars and more than 2200 american lives lost it's not so much that united states has won in afghanistan but more that it's done with
afghanistan. tony some of those troops that are staying behind will have an unspecified counterterrorism mission. so even if the war is officially over the fighting will continue. >> jamie mcintyre at the white house, jamie, thank you. matt del zeller is here, good to see you again. it wasn't yesterday it was earlier today i saw a pretty provocative headline. if i say to you the afghan war that didn't really end yesterday, ended in defeat, what do you say to that? >> it did. at least from our perspective. i mean, i don't think the war ended. the taliban get a vote, and they've clearly voted with their guns and their road side bombs and their suicide bombers that they're going to continue fighting. adding a great disservice to people we still have in uniform over there in our behalf to tell
them hey you're no longer at a war. i don't know what we're calling it now maybe it's a training application with a new name but let's be clear. people are still going to fight people are still going to get shot and injured and die and that, to me, still sounds an awful lot like a war. >> but if the united states isn't calling it a war and the taliban is still fighting, i'm not sure what the taliban is claiming victory for. what is this? what is the taliban claiming victory of? and what do you call this? >> well, i think at this point this is just -- it's a pr game. i mean only in washington right can we think of a press conference where we can declare the war over without a peace treaty or the absolute defeat of our enemies, with the enemies still being on the battlefield and very much coming testing our
presence. it's been mismanaged sings the beginning. what we have is an afghan government that is not responsive to the majority of the people's needs. i feel we've repeeded the old soviet strategy, we'll withdrawn from the be rural areas which is where the majorities of the afghans live. they have the luxury of driving north relatively peacefully when they left. we're going to have to fly from about one of five different air fields most of which are surrounded by very large tall mountains from which you can easily make those air fields grave yards to our aircraft. this is a nightmare. the only way it gets resolved is politically. >> yes. >> we have to realize that the taliban has fought us to a stalemate. there is no military palatable solution to this. we're not going to send in 500,000 u.s. troops and go in
with our pakistani allies and wipe out the taliban period. what has to be is a political solution to this conflict. sitting down with people who we quite frankly right now cannot stomach. >> wow. if i'm looking for a silver lining and i'm not i'm just posing it as a question, look ngos are in the country and i'm told they're building wells and people who otherwise wouldn't have drinking water now have drinking water more schools are being built, more women are going to school and getting an education what do we say to those positive developments? they are certainly positive developments. >> yeah, i think last one is probably the most important is the education of women. so i'm sitting here talking to you now because my translator saved my life in a firefight. the day after when i could take
stock of what happened, i asked him why did he do that? he told me i was a guest in his country and he was trying to protect me. i said i'm glad you're on our side and trying to not take a slot. i asked why are you on my side he said because my mom would being be knowledge ashamed of me if i worked for the taliban. and my mom was educated. you can't fight with these people they're not true muslims. that's going to be our lasting legacy, is the millions of afghan women who have been given some semblance of an opportunity oget some basic literacy. once you have implanted that seed of literacy the whole marketplace of ideas is
potentially opened up to that individual and they are no longer to be controlled by what is essentially thought control. the taliban has beaten us as to how they get their information out to a highly illiterate afghan population but imagine the people can read for themselves and write for themselves. that's the taliban's greatest fear and our greatest asset. >> i guess the latest discount 2224 u.s. soldiers killed fighting there in afghanistan since 2001. no one knows how many afghans have been killed in that same time span. what becomes of afghanistan? does it become for u.s. interest does it become korea? what does it become? >> i would hope that it would. you know, i think too nonthis country we have thought of the item of nation-building as some sort of cursed term. but i'd ask you what has it
gotten us? it's gotten us a situation in iraq in which we are now recommitting u.s. military forces. a situation in afghanistan that i think people if you would have said this would have been ten years ago, argued what's the point of being there in the first place? but compare that to place he where the u.s. actually left behind a lasting commitment not just militarily but economically and politically and developmentally. the germanys and being japans and south koreas of the world. trading partners not just in economics but this culture and in science. and that's what afghanistan and iraq could be, if we were willing to actually engage in the type of true national commitment it takes to help bring our friends and allies along with us in our ride of prosperity. but thus far i would argue as a soldier, we too often looked to the military as this broad
policy, you use us as oscalpel dom remove the cancer in your being overall quality of life. that's the state department, the u.s.a.i.d.esu.s.a.i.d.s, the socioeconomic thaings america hasthings that the u.s. brought to bear. we have been reactionary back amo mode. whakingary whackam offeringswingwhackamo mode. >> thank you for joining us.
today marks the one year anniversary everring peter greste, mohamed fahmy and baher mohamed sentenced to being irm prisonment. abdullah al shami earlier todaying described the conditions of his captivity. >> if i may use the expression it's like a owsk experience because you get to be totally denied from your basic human rights, you don't get to see your relatives, except once in a week and in my colleagues case, just once every two weeks, of course there's no kind of medical care, there's no any kind of free sometime for them go around or do whatever they could think about and the conditions nsh any prisoner in egypt, that applies to my colleagues as well miserable conditions.
the way the cells look like, the hygiene, everything related to normal human conditions, basic human rights, they have been deprived of. >> guide dispietdespite the dangers journalists still go out and do their job. including intimidation from their own governments. roxana saberi has more. ♪ ♪ >> mikel zeber says running an independent tv station isn't easy. he's earned the rath of russian authorities. >> unfortunately we are targeted and we had several blows during the last year. >> reporter: under government pressure they were evicted from their studio and dropped by cable and stlielt operators. the channel's audience shrank from 18 million households to 2
million. then this summer russia banned private tv channels from selling advertising. >> that means on the state owned tv channels can have it and we cannot. that sounds ridiculous. but that's true. >> zeger hopes the channel will survive on subscriptions and donations. >> our main goal is to keep doing business as usual. >> serial hoffage keeps trying too. >> i've worked for 20 years for freedom. >> as the chief editor of city press in being south africa's being johannesburg..
>> we must try keep their standard as high as possible. >> reporter: in myanmar when the country's military leaders began supporting some democratic reforms on zo moved his news organization the iriwadi back home after 20 years in in exile. >> but the press in burma known as myanmar still faces many restrictions. >> the hopes of many in myanmar are being squandered i feel. >> interrogations and requests to tone down its reports. >> if you speak out there's increased threat for you risk for you. >> for their courage zo, zeger and hoffage won awards. they all say they won't stop telling stories that need to be
told. roxana saberi, al jazeera. >> the hashtag #freeajstaff is getting support from around the world. ines is here with the toy. >> samantha power tweeted this out today. al jazeera reporter verdicts rain justifiable pickup egypt must consider all available methods forking addressing verdicts. she goes on to say journalism is not a crime. and being peter greste, hoping the new year will bring him home to his family. journalists from around the world are taking part in the #freeajstaff campaign including alex thompson from channel 4. here you got ross atkins live, doing my job for a year now peter greste and two colleagues
can't do theirs. this is newsroom abc news in london, journalism is not a crime, 265 free a.j. staff. reliable source is also tweeting out #freeajstaff. tony. >> ines thank you. join us at 9:00 for journalism is not a crime. as we mark one year since our colleagues were imprisoned in egypt. 2014 will be remembered as a watershed year for legalized marijuana. colorado and washington became the first states to allow pot to be sold for recreational use. there are a lot of hurled rurdles associatedhurdlesassociated with this change. >> january 1st 2014, thousands be stood in freezing temperatures to celebrate a
moment many compared to the end of prohibition. >> i have been waiting 40 years for this day. >> fast forward almost a year to the day and economics 101 marijuana supply exceeded the demand. marijuana is now as easy to bias a beer. places like denver's antiques row is now more like the green mile. >> the neighbors are very glad we're here and we have a very good rapport. >> legal weed has created 10,000 jobs here and brought in $60 million from taxes licenses and fees. >> iowa hmm? >> and onew kind of tourism. a recent denver post poll, shows many coloradoians are happy
about their decision. and few think it's a risking drug. >> law professor sam cayman teaches at the university of denver, adding a class called representing the colorado client. high marks for its first year. >> i think it's an a. there weren't huge terrible headlines. there weren't some of the real catastrophes that people were warned about. >> reporter: but the question of how to regulate and package marijuana edibles, so consumers can tell the difference between what's pot and what's not is still a challenge. the obstacle what, to do with all that money coming in. >> this is the safe that we keep deposits due petty cash. >> banks don't want to touch marijuana cash. regulations from the banks it's still as illegal as heroin.
>> there are plenty of dispensaries operating unfortunately without a banking relationship. and basically they're putting that money in their mattresses. >> nebraska and oklahoma are suing colorado in the u.s. supreme court argue that state legalized marijuana is spilling across their borders muddying federal laws. >> it is a step back and something i know the folks at the time attorney general's office are looking at very carefully and it may be one of the things that gives us some clarity. >> the world is watching colorado's victories in november voters gave the green light to legal be recreational weed and be using colorado's green print moving forward. >> coming up. heidi zhou-castro reports in the drop in illegal immigration to the united states. >> we're back at the border where national guard troops have been stationed since this summer. but we'll take you behind the
>> in an interview released today, president obama tells npr that he is optimistic about his executive action on immigration despite strong disagreement from republicans. >> if your view is that immigrants are either fundamentally bad to the country or that we actually have the option of deporting 11 million immigrants regardless of the disruptions, regardless of the cost and that that is who we are as americans i reject that. on the other hand, i think that there are a lot of republicans who recognize we have to show realism, practicality, and insist on accountability from those who are here illegally and that the best way to do that is to provide them a path to get legal.
>> the flow of thousands of immigrants over the border this past summer created the situation that president obama called a humanitarian crisis. now, the activity in the area has certainly slowed but many migrants have been left in a strange kind of limbo stuck at shelters just south of the border with very few option he. heidi zhou-castro joins us -- options. heidi zhou-castro joins us, and how do people end up in shelters? >> these shelters are mostly church run so close to the border, and this this case of the shelter i just visit id it signatures on the banks of the rio grande, just southwest of the united states. the shelter was a launching point of many central american migrants many teenagers who had traveled hundreds of miles alone, on foot, on buses and trains to escape poverty and felonies their ownandviolence in their
own home countries. but today that is not the case, the sense of anticipation is missing, it's more ever a purgatory. they can go no further north thanks to border security and national guard troops. serge this is the sign of success of increased border security keeping migrants out but when you see people continues showing up at the shelters tony it is the sign of desperation that continues to drive people from their homes. >> the people showing up at the shelters like the one you are now, what can you tell us about some of those people. >> that one young mother who asked us to call her rosa and she didn't want her face to show on camera, rosa was 20 years old and she had already been living in the united states for six
years before she was deported just six months ago. she was taken in as a live in nanny for her children. she was deported by border patrol. the sad thing about rosa's opinion is she was deported just five months before obama made his executive action that would have offered her as well as other parents of u.s. citizens the opportunity to stay longer and she missed out often that. >> heidi zhou-castro in dallas, heidi, good to see you. a turkish bus driver is given boot. ines has more on the backlash, and then it's "real money" with ali velshi. >> still israel is getting more than $1 billion in aid every year from america and sony has
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weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america >> have you seen this video? a turkish bus driver's license has been revoked after video showing him dancing while driving went viral. ines is on with that. >> watch this video and you'll see why it went viral. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> what is with the hands? what's with that? what kind of dance is that? >> a traditional dance they do. >> with the hands and everything? >> that's right it got to a certain folksong. the driver just got up to dance while the bus is -- he's going to do it right now again in istanbul. the bussing is going down the highway there. >> what is the crazy person with his hands -- >> he is dancing with a
passenger. some of the passengers are laughing and one ever them took this and posted it online. the comments online, they're saying what you're probably thinking, this is crazy one says the video is funny another one says this guy should be arrested and charged. be today turkish authorities revoked his license and fined him. you may recall over the summer this driver was fired after he -- he was filmed reading while driving. both are bad. this is in turkey as well. but that one doesn't seem as bad as the guy that's dancing. i would just say you know what, i'll get at the next stop, thanks. >> thank you very much. you are not paying attention to your job life and death situation here. you're telling me the guy wasn't arrested in either case here, just fined and licenses taken away. >> he was first detained and then he was -- yeah, his license was revoked.
>> ines appreciate it. that's all of our time. "real money" with ali velshi. two hours from now we'll air a special, journalism is not a crime, that is at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. journalism is not a crime, yet three of our al jazeera colleagues remain in prison one year after they were arrested, a country that gets $1.5 billion a year in aid from america. plus the biggest movie in america never made it to a theater near you. and the crude reality of the economy. the effect overtime may not be good for everyone. i'll explain. i'm ali vels