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this is al jazeera america live in new york city. i'm del walters. the justice department at this hour weighing its action after a federal court ruled that the president's action on immigration will remain on hold. this decision leaving them in legal limbo. mike viqueira is live for us in washington. mike, good chance this ends up at the supreme court. >> reporter: well, it probably will, and that is the silver lining that many proponents of the president's executive action see on this ruling from the fifth circuit of appeals court, a decision handed down last evening was 2-1. the republican inductees voting to uphold an earlier ruling from
a lower court in texas who blocked the president's plan to expand the two programs known in washington speak as dopa, and darka, to allow those who have been in this country since they were young, brought by their parents or by other means, to stay here in the united states. in other words defer action on deporting them. also those who are parents of u.s. citizens. some 5 million still in limbo after that lower court decision in february, and now this decision, again, not unexpected from the fifth circuit court of appeals in new orleans. the silver lining that many see, this will now allow this case to be brought to the supreme court, the department of justice is expected to do that in this term. you recall the supreme court just began its term just a few
weeks ago. it would bring it into an election year. obviously this is a very volatile political issue. particularly on the right. donald trump among others getting a lot of traction with his anti-immigration stance. >> mike, even as you were speaking we were hearing from the obama white house saying they are going to appeal the decision. but in the meantime millions left in legal limbo, so what happens to them? >> reporter: unclear at this point. we're talking about the 5 million individuals who are in this country illegally, of the estimated 11 million total. it's unclear whether or not the department of justice has deferred action on those in lieu of the court order from earlier this year, or whether or not deportation actions have been proceeding at pace. so that's one of the questions we expect to have answered today
del. >> mike viqueira thank you very much. israeli prime minister benjamin netenyahu continuing his u.s. visit today. at this hour he is speaking before the judish federation of north america, their general assembly is being held. he is expected to talk about the u.s. alliance with israel and also working to stop the violence that has left 79 palestinians and ten israelis. and two more attacks happened today. and a man was shot and killed at the damascus gate, the main entrance to jerusalem old city in yet another attack. today the senate is expected to vote on a bill banning the transfer of guantanamo bay detainees to the u.s. as jamie mcintyre reports, full details of the plan could be out by the end of the year.
>> reporter: the pentagon looked at a number of sites as they are looking for options to send guantanamo detainees who cannot be released or sent back to other countries. they looked at south carolina, they looked at the prison in kansas, but a senior pentagon official tells me they have settled on the best option as being colorado's supermax prison in florence, colorado. it is a very secure prison. considered one of the most secure in the country, nicknamed sometimes alcatraz in the rockies. it already has some very high profile prisoners there, including the 9/11 conspirator, the moster mind between the 1993 world trade center bombing, and the so-called underwear bomber. all are being held in this facility. the official talked to me on
condition of anonymity, because he says the plan is not final, but it is expected that the white house will send it up to congress sometime this week, possibly as early as thursday. >> that is jamie mcintyre in washington. congress has repeatedly blocked president obama's efforts to close that prison camp and move the remaining detainee's on to u.s. soil. amnesty international says the plan actually won't close guantanamo. >> closing guantanamo is the right goal. this plan, at least what has been reported is not the way to get there. this plan is neither going to win support from congress, which has disingenuously asked for this plan in the first place. but the central problem of guantanamo is this idea that there are certain individuals that are too dangerous to release, even if they are not going to be charged or prosecuted. that is the human right's violation that is central to the guantanamo problem.
moving it to colorado just changes the zip code. it doesn't close it. and the obama administration needs a plan that bars military trials and indefinitely trials, and amnesty international urging the white house to accommodate the detaines who have been held at guantanamo bay prison. three men are facing charges for what has been described as the largest security breach in u.s. history. the prosecutors says the men were involved in a huge data breach affecting jpmorgan chase along with several large newspapers. there is tension on the campus of yale university. students marches over what they say is a culture of racial insensitively. john henry smith has more. >> reporter: hundreds of students march to protest what they call racial intolerance on yale's campus. they had demands.
>> getting more faculty of color on campus. getting people of color into the mental health and counseling system. >> reporter: tensions began rising last summer when some students pushed to change the name of the calhoun college. he was a u.s. senator in the 1800s and one of the nation's biggest proponents of slavery. then late last month there were confrontations over the university's request that students and faculty not wear cull -- culturally insensitive halloween costumes. some yale students say these are symptoms of a much deeper problem. >> what is important is that there is a consensus that this is not a safe space for us, and the university needs to take
that seriously. veil president's met with students about their concerns. >> i committed to them that we will work to make this the best yale it can be. >> reporter: and they pledged to safeguard standards. student activists at the university of missouri are calling for even more change. they say they want new initiatives to address the issues of race and discrimination on campus. both top leaders are stepping down after protests. those protests included a student on a hunger strike and the football team threatening to quit. they now hope a change in leadership will usher in a new era. >> we have had a number of incidents on campus. a few years ago at homecoming we had the cotton incident where at the black culture house cotton was put on the black culture
house as a symbol of slavery. there have been a number of things. my president over here, has been on top of this for quite some while. so i think that that was just the fact that -- that the president did not use good judgment when confronted with these issues, and that's one of the things they talk about all the time. it is imperative that we sit at the table. we cannot be afraid to sit at the table because -- because of race. people are afraid to talk about the race problems that we really have in america and until we are willing to sit at the table, and really openly talk about and until institutions cities, government, all understand that there's -- that there's a real racial problem in this country, it will not be resolved. still no comment from rolling stone magazine following
a multi-million dollars lawsuit filed against it. the fraternity wants $25 million in damage. it was implicated in an article describing a gang rape on campus. two investigations revealing that the rape never happened. the republican presidential candidates are gathering in milwaukee for their fourth debate. the outsiders are lading the way. one poll showing ben carson on top with 24%. donald trump is right behind him with 23%. the only other republican in double digits is senator marco rubio with 12%. michael shure has a preview of tonight's faceoff. >> reporter: despite new revelations that he may have paded his resume, ben carson still leads as the republicans arrive in milwaukee. >> i think it's a marathon and polls are going to go up and down. so i'm not going to spend a lot
of time worrying about it. >> reporter: since the last debate, carson has grabbed the lead from donald trump. but it wasn't only the polls that drove the conversation, it was the debate itself. ted cruz said it directly. >> the questions asked so far in this debate illustrate why the american people don't trust the media. >> reporter: other complaints followed. putting into doubt an nbc debate scheduled in february. that lead to a list of demands for future debates. the complaints were heard and even mocked by at least one person. >> they can't handle a bunch of cnbc moderators. [ laughter ]
[ applause ] >> reporter: but for all of the bluster, the candidates will need to make their points to a presumably friendlier host in fox business. >> we need a president who fixes our budgetary mess, i can fix it. >> reporter: jeb bush has tried to fix his campaign since the last debate. bush has continued to go after the man he once mentored. >> the challenges we face as a nation are too great to roll the dice on another presidential experiment. >> reporter: but it is rubio who has come out ahead and scored big last time by criticizing the press. >> the democrats have the ultimate super pac, it's called the main stream media. >> reporter: milwaukee will be a chance for the candidates to refocus the debate on the economy. >> i will immediately put us on a path to an balanced budget.
>> i lead hewlett-packard through a difficult time. >> it's a simple flax tax. >> reporter: each wanting to stand apart on business and finance and leave the stage as milwaukee's best. and we'll have complete coverage of tonight's debate. our coverage begins at 8:00 eastern time. the fight for 15, fast-food workers across the country demanding a pay raise. and the supreme court taking on a case that could change the entire legal system. we'll talk about how the courts handle class action lawsuits.
staying in the european union. he says he wants more autonomy for member states and wants to limit freedom of movement between borders for migrants. china revealing some of its reasons for changing its one-child policy. chinese officials now saying the strategy will add more than 30 million people to their labor force by 2050. that will help boost the country's slowing economy. today fast-food workers once again taking to the streets, all demanding higher minimum wages. new york's major, backing the campaign. >> in today's economy, $15 an hour is hardly a princely sum. it is barely enough for people to get buy, but is a hell of a lot better than the minimum wage we now. if you are not making $15 an hour, it's very, very hard to
make ends meet, and it's a question of fairness. >> those protesters as you can see out before dawn in new york city. it is a scene being repeated across the country. ines ferre has more on the fight for 15 from miami. >> reporter: after 40 years of working for the same nursing company in miami. lilly is raising her voice for better pay. >> we have to come to work and work for nothing. >> reporter: 68 years old, she earns $10.85 part-time serving food to the elderly. her social security check covers her $800 a month rent. >> reporter: how much are you left with after you pay your bills? >> zero. >> reporter: salomon is part of a group of healthcare workers joining forces with fast-food workers across the nation today demanding minimum wage go up to $15 an hour.
what do you say to the people who say employer can't afford to pay everyone an increased minimum wage. >> i don't buy it. they can pay us. i think they are being a little selfish. >> reporter: even though cities like seattle and san francisco have approved gradual wage raises to $15 an hour, the move to do the same in florida has been slow. many say colleagues don't want to speak out for fear of being reprimanded. >> some people docket want to say anything, but i speak up for the rest of the staff. >> reporter: with no savings and two children still at home, salomon says there is no way she can stop fighting now. >> hear me out. i mean hear my cry. i need more money. >> reporter: ines ferre, al jazeera, miami. today chipotle is expected to reopen the doors in this some locations where customers were sickened by e. coli. they are still trying to find
the cause of last month's breakout. 43 people got sick, dozens of chipotle restaurants in the region were closed. the tests this week finding no e. coli in any test samples. workers at tyson's food claim they are being hurt by unfair job rules. the ruling could have a much more profound impact on the legal system itself. patricia sabga has more. >> reporter: it's the latest case before the supreme court that could carve away at class action lawsuits. t a case brought by a group of employees at a tyson meat processing plant who claim they weren't properly compensated for the time it took them to put on and take off protective gear. jurors found in favor of the workers who received an award of $5.8 million.
but tyson cried foul, arguing the jury's formula was flawed, and more crucially that the group of more than 3,000 workers doesn't pass legal muster as a so-called class, because some of them sufficiented no injuries. >> this case could cut back on class actions a little or a lot. >> reporter: john caw if i is a professor. >> if they were to require either that you have to prove every member of the class had standing before the class could be certified that would be a major bear stearns -- barrier. >> reporter: and how high that bar is waged matters a lot to workers. the stakes are especially high for low-wage workers who lack the resources to take on a big
corporate employer. but banned together as a class, and low-wage workers are far more likely to get their day in court. tyson's lawyers told al jazeera: but lawyers for the workers in this case are concerned about the message a win for tyson would send to big corporations. >> the message is likely to be that companies can get away with an awful lot as long as their workers are just a little bit different, they won't have to worry about class actions of plaintiffs banding together to vindicate their rights. >> reporter: and it's not just this case that could curtail access to justice for americans who lack deep pockets. the supreme court is considering two other cases this term that could also limit class actions. >> if class actions keep getting to be more and more difficult, there is no question that the
this coming in from washington just moments ago. the senate approving the defense bill that contains restrictions on transferring detainees from guantanamo bay. only three senators, all democrats voting against it, that of course being a key campaign component of then senator barack obama, wanting to close guantanamo bay. legendary new orleans musician died in spain. he suffered a heart attack following a concert last night
in madrid. his work includes the hit song southern nights, the rock and roll hall of fame calls him one of the most influential figures from the new orleans r&b scene. secretary of state john kerry saying climate change is a threat to national security. he says the people and societies are under threat from rising sea levels and changing global temperatures. later today kerry will meet with students learning science and engineering fields that could help solve the problem of global warming. sticky situation that is getting a clean up in seattle. it is a wall of gum 20 years in the making. seattle's must-see tourist spots, the space needle, the fremont troll, bruce lee's grave, and the gum wall. >> really, really disgusting. >> i think it's beautiful. >> it's seattle.
>> reporter: 2,000 square feet or so, of living art of the grotesque, really two walls now. >> up alleys it smells the best. it smells like wrigley's spearmint. >> reporter: it started as place for theater patrons to park their gum, but it morphed into so much more. it has an art is everything, anything is art allure, and it's easy to participate, just chew it, stick it, and you are part of something really special forever. >> lots of humanity. a lot of color. >> reporter: only it's not forever, after 20 years of spontaneous gumbustion, time for a thorough cleaning right down to the bricks. >> we're going to steam it. it's going to take three days. it has gotten to the point where
we have hired professionals. >> reporter: all of this public art, the jaw work of generations from locals and visitors from around the world will melt away. does this gum speak to you? >> a little bit. now that i know it is going away. >> reporter: going away, but probably not for long. >> let's do a fresh start and then the gum wall will reemerge. it will be back within 24 hours. >> i'm for it. all right. peace. >> reporter: this is a wall, it seems clearly not meant to be left blank. allen schauffler, al jazeera, seattle. scientists in brazil making a surprisingly new discovery, fossils of amphibians like this one, had teeth that were carnivores. researchers say the finings will give them flews as to how
animals evolved and migrates across the world. thanks for watching. the news continue next live from london. the russian lab at the center of a doping scandal shuts down as moscow rejects allegations of state-sponsored drug cheating among its athletes. ♪ i'm lauren taylor this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up, laying the ground work, representatives of dozens of countries meet in paris ahead of crucial climate talks. and aung san suu kyi insists she will call the shots in myanmar. and why hope among turks of joining