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carrying out this impact. maybe not domestically because this is what president trump campaigned on, but i am trying to look a little forward after these talks with world leaders what will their assessment be of president trump and how they size them up in carrying out his campaign promises and the ripple effect on global policy. >> bob, i think you've already expressed concerns about whether this policy makes this country stronger or more vulnerable. >> i think it makes us more vulnerable. i think, first of all, we have to look at the list. it's arbitrary. 9/11 hijackers, 15 of them came from saudi arabia. why isn't saudi arabia on the list? a lot of radical muslims come through pakistan and then you have egypt which is in the middle of a civil war. why weren't they added to the list? but what really concerns me is
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iran that has not been traditionally involved in terrorism the last couple of decades and, you know, what does this bode for iran? the administration that has stated on the record. it's very hostile to that country. and the national security advisor that's hostile to iran and even have the defense secretary as well so is this more problems with iran and opens up a can of worms. are we going to war? nobody knows that. but this is the iranians that take this very badly that they were put on that list because the way they look at it is they've been essentially helping us in iraq by restraining the pro-iranian militias there and letting the flights come closer and so on and so on. this is what concerns me is this list in i.tself makes no sense, especially yellmen, not a sourc
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of international terrorism. >> we'll leave it there. thank you to all of you. i said david gergen, right? we don't see you but we heard you. david gergen as well. thank you all, appreciate it. we'll be right back. ♪ for millions of baby boomers there's a virus out there. a virus that's serious, like hiv, but it hasn't been talked about much. a virus that's been almost forgotten. it's hepatitis c. one in 30 boomers has hep c, yet most don't even know it.
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legal help is here. frederica whitfield. iran retal yaltiated against th. because of the banning of seven countries from entering the u.s. iran calling this ban an insult to the islamic world. >> reporter: this came a statement from the iranian foreign ministry that says it's going to impose reciprocal measures on americans trying to travel to iran. let's keep in mind there's hundreds of house of americans, of iranian descent who have relatives and businesses in iran
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and appears that now all of that is going to have to be on hold and according to the statement from the iranian foreign ministry, they describe the executive order as a, quote, gift to extremists. it's an obvious insult to the islamic world and in particular, to the great nation of iran. now, of course, let's keep in mind that iran and the united states somewhat ironically are both supporting the iraqi government in baghdad in the fight against isis. more than 5,000 u.s. military personnel on the ground in the area around mosul supporting the iraqi army and the rift with iran. i've been in touch with the form er and he's been concerned about
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the implications of the executive order. if i can read this, what is the incentive of these people referring to iraqi soldiers to help us or protect us? they fall into despair anderson coop cooper. the one who serves on the ground, in iraqi, it could endanger personnel in iraq. >> all right. sobering note there. ben wedeman, thank you so much. appreciate it. we'll be right back. i'm a concrete mason. i own my own company. i had some severe fatigue, some funny rashes. finally, listening to my wife, went to a doctor. and i became diagnosed with hodgkin's lymphoma ...that diagnosis was tough. i had to put my trust in somebody. when i first met steve, we recommended chemotherapy, and then we did high dose therapy and then autologous stem cell transplant.
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temporary ban already facing legal action after it was signed. two detained in new york at jfk and one of the men released. cnn white house correspondent athena jones joining me live right now. so athena, you're getting reaction from all of this. what are they saying?
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>> reporter: that's right. administration -- senior administration officials confirming of two iraqis obtained, one waived and the other in the process of being waived through. they've also responded to the comments from iran about their plans to take reciprocal action and one said i assume that would mean to admit people on a case by case basis and we're doing. most americans would support case by case admission and not en masse. i should mention these officials for the most part are praising the implementation of this executive order which they say has been done by the case agents and career officials at dhs and done a remarkable and seamless job of implementing this national security executive order and that's of course, despite the fact that there are other places and airports around the world reporting a certain level of chaos and concern and uncertainty about how to move forward if you're from one of these seven countries. but they are happy and say that
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they informed everyone who needed to be informed ahead of time. they didn't want to brief a ton of people because they didn't want to undermine the new rules put in place. >> athena jones, thank you so much. coming up, the new york congressman who said he will fight trump's immigration ban anywhere anytime.
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welcome back. as we told you at the top of the hour, a new york congressman said 11 foreign travelers being detained at new york's jfk airport following president trump's executive order on immigration. a 12th traveler was released a short time ago after being detained for more than 14 hours. i spoke with the new york congressman gerald who was on the scene as the iraqi man was released. what do you believe the intention of this order was because if you read the policy and i'm just going to quote now
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the portion i pulled from the policy, the policy of the united states to protect the citizens from foreign nationals who intend to commit terrorist attacks in the united states and to prevent the admission of foreign nationals who intend to exploit for the purposes. that is the purpose? or the policy outlined? how do you believe it's being executed? >> that certainly is a valid policy. we should not admit people who want to do harm to the country. however, all of these refugees, all of the refugees in syria an then iraq who would be admitted have been vetted by the american government for up to two years looking into their records and their, what they have done and what they have said and they're all guaranteeing, in effect, not to be a threat to the united states. not one single refugee has been
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admitted to this country and from the middle east to pose a threat to the united states. the various people who have in fact committed terrorist acts from 9/11 onward, none of them came from any of seven countries that are the subject of the president's executive order and it's a real question, by the way, if you want to protect this country, why are saudi arabia and egypt and turkey left out of the order? most of the 9/11 conspirators ka came from saudi arabia. >> what will you do in response to the executive order? >> well, we can try to change the law with respect to the executive order given the republican control, i don't know that's likely but we can point out how senseless it is and hopefully won't be extended beyond the 3 or 4 months and we will oppose it. >> congressman jerry nadler,
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a syrian refugee an american dream and the 11-year-old girl about the first year in the u.s. and how her story is affects the minds of some trump voters. >> you're one of the best students, huh? >> yes. >> looking at all her school merit awards, it's amazing to think that 11-year-old de jruse has only been here a year. >> why are you such a good girl? >> i don't know. >> it's only a few months since she learned english but already making america better. >> my name is deruse and i'm a student refugee and thank you for welcoming us to our new home in america.
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>> that's her reciting this letter that she recently read at a nearby church. an estimated half of those in attendance were donald trump supporters. why does that matter? her family are syrian refugees. under the newly proposed immigration families like hers wouldn't be able to come to the u.s. or said they wouldn't be able to make america better. >> i dreamed of wanting to help all of us in the world. and i want to make america better. >> reporter: her family fled war torn syria years ago and asked us not to use last name because they're still nervous after all they've been through. life has been especially difficult for her 14-year-old brother allen who has cerebral palsy. it's because of him she wants to be a doctor. the 2 years, her family lived in a refugee camp in turkey. resettled outside of atlanta, georgia, with the help.
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new american pathways. >> we are proactively going to refugee camps. working with the united nations, setting up resettlement centers and going through a careful thought out process. >> reporter: americans who fear terrorist refugees coming to the u.s. have legitimate concerns and the strict 18 to 24 month vetting process for refugees heading to the u.s. should temper any worries. we've been receiving refugees for 35 years. ted is the mayor of clarkston, georgia. 13,000, half of the town's residents are foreign born. many of them are refugees who hn of t of the community. not a burden but an investment. if you think about the people around you as assets and truly valuable and contributing members of our community, it's not draining at all.
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it's actually very energizing. >> reporter: nick valencia, cnn, clarkston, georgia. >> thanks so much, nick. and thanks so much for being with me today. frederica whitfield. much more straight ahead in the newsroom with poppy harlow next.
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one of the latest competitiexecutive orders banned people from seven
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countries from the united states. and lawsuits filed already. an iraqi man released after being held at thorknew york's j airport. >> the greatest nation, the greatest people in the world. a special visa on my passport with my family because i work with the u.s. government. i support the u.s. government but when i came here, they said, nope. i break the rules, do something wrong. >> that was hamid who worked as an interpretor during the iraq war. the new york congressman nadler said 11 others are detained at this hour at jfk. this travel ban affects 7 muslim majority nations. it stops admission of all refugees to the united states


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