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go back to the totally broken and crime-infested places in which they came, adding you can't leave fast enough. for the record, three of these congress members were born in the u.s., all of them are u.s. citizens and duly elected officials. the president's message is clear, if you aren't white, aren't welcome. on these i.c.e. raids, paul, to be clear, rounding up undocumented immigrants in baltimore. what are you hearing there on the west coast? >> well, we are outside a detention facility. it's not only what we're hearing, we did not see any increased facility at an incht c.e. detention facility. in talking to activists, they say they've not heard or seen anything, any ramped-up activity. you may know we had the same discussion two weeks ago. here in los angeles, they view the threatened raids with extreme cynicism and outright
abject contempt. they think it's a ploy, it's been said again and again by trump advocates to ramp up his base. saying they did not want to draw attention to the threat and raids, saying they didn't expect what one activist called a poltergeist. moment. by the way, i.c.e. in southern california saying that raids are routine they happen on sundays. they work off a list, by the way, and they say that they have targeted people on their list and they don't go through any specific raids or sweeps that is right now. so, quiet here on the los angeles front except if you listen to the activists. they're making a lot of loud racket and they think this is politically motivated scare tactics. >> paul vercanen, please, keep
us posted if anything changes or doesn't change. we want to inform our viewers of the latest information. boris sanchez at the white house now on these racist tweets from the president. boris, you now have these congresswomen, these progressive democrats responding to the president's attack this is morning. what are they saying? >> reporter: yeah, ana. all four of them were quick to respond. alexandria ocasio-cortez was quick to show that the president was unclear about her origin, the country i come from and we all swear to is the united states. given how you destroyed our border with inhumane camps, to you and the corporations that profit off of them, you are absolutely right about the corruption laid at your feet. we should point out, representative ilhan omar was born in somlia, naturalized as a citizen when she was 17. that was some 20 years ago.
it's unclear what country the president wants her to go back to. she tweeted out this, you are soaking white nationalism because you are angry people like us are serving in congress and fighting against your hateful agenda. she goes on to quote bobby kennedy. america's answer to the intolerant man is diversity. the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired. some supporters of the president, specifically on the trump campaign, have denied he specifically meant that these women should go back to their countries, but his intent here is clear. he's using the language of white nationalists to try to court supporters who are uncomfortable with demographic change with, immigration. and the president is trying to expose a rift in the democratic party. the president has long made racist remarks and said racist things, something he apparently feels comfortable with. we should point out last week "washington post"/abc poll put his rating in the all-time high.
ana? >> businessman andrew yang joins me now. thank you for being here. as the son of immigrants from taiwan yourself, what is your reaction from to the president's tweet to tell these democratic congresswomen to couldg back where they came from? >> exactly what you're suggesting. as a son of immigrants myself, i know when someone says to go home in my case i was born in upstate new york, it's the opposite of what we need from our president to try to call out these false distinctions between different types of people. we're all americans. these are members of congress born in this country this is the opposite of whast president should be saying. >> what should he be saying? >> well, what he should be saying is that let's solve the problems of the american people on the ground, which right now there are so many americans struggling paycheck to paycheck. we need to solve the problems of the 21st century and not get bogged down into these political
distractions. a lot of this is to try to gin up his base and distract from other types of issues. >> let's talk about the immigration raids that are under way in u.s. cities today. >> using the term raid does everybody a disservice. actions against specific individuals who have had their day in immigration court and order to be removed by an immigration judge. we are executing those judge's orders. he gave them an opportunity in february to turn themselves in to arrange for an orderly process to be removed from this country. we have to choice but to go out a and. >> he says they have no choice but to round up these people tochlt that you say what? >> of course they have a choice. it's up to us how we're trying
to enforce the policies of the united states and most americans agree it should be focused on people who pose a threat and not people involved in these i.c.e. raids. 100% discretion and any statement to the opposite, you know, just isn't true. >> here is what you say about the roughly 1 million undocumented immigrants on your website. while they work hard and contribute to their communities, it's also true they're not supposed to be here n rounding up and deporting that many people is a nonstarter. pathway to citizenship must be provided. however it must reflect that these individuals tried to circumvent our legal immigration system. what is your plan? >> to confront the reality. we have over 11 million people who are here, undocumented and
pretending we can deport that many people without collapsing regional economies, separating families, it's a total nonstarter. we should try to integrate them into our society by providing a path to citizenship that would allow them a real path forward, particularly for those dreamers who have known no other life but here in the united states. we need to give them the benefits of zit zenship that they're living every day. >> what do you mean by that? >> many people have been involved in our immigration system, going through the process and in many cases a multiple hin month or even multi-year long waiting period. they have to go through like a vetting process about not having broken any laws, paying taxes, passing tests. whatever process we devise for people here , undocumented.
and the process should be, you know, a step up from that. >> okay. and a step up from that would be what? >> well, it would be. >> you know, just making sure we know who you are, that we have a sense of being a vital and positive member of our society. >> reporters were recently given access, a rare glimpse inside the border patrol facility near mccallum, texas. reporters say in this specific facility, the stench holding -- the facility holding the adult men was overpowering. agents were wearing masks, crowded behind these caged fences and they were yelling, according to the pool reporter, yelling that they hadn't been allowed to shower for days or
weeks. the president disputed that characterization and tweeted, quote, sorry, can't let them in our country. if too crowded, tell them not to come to the usa and tell the dems to fix the loopholes. problem solved. andrew, have democrats done enough? >> well, you know, the conditions are. that's where the democratic party's attention is focussed and should be focus soed our policy ons the border reflect the experience that people have when they actually try to come into our country. >> let's say voters choose to send to you the white house next november and this crisis is still ongoing. day one, what would you do with the migrants already in u.s. custody? >> i would travel to these facilities and see for myself
what the condition are. i would make the necessary investments. right now, we have hundreds of unfilled positions at the border and the deficiency here is one of will, resources and being able to put our policies into effect in a way that reflects our values. that's what i would do as value. >> do you decriminalize border crossings? >> when i looked at the facts around criminalizing border crossings, it's gumming up criminal courts toward the border. and they're dealing with migrants as criminals and they don't have the resources to deal with other people who are actually committing crimes. treating it as a civil offense is the right approach. >> civil offense. you would decriminalize it and go through the civil courts? >> well, we need a different process but, yeah. like having them go through our criminal system it doesn't make any sense because our criminal system is not designed for this. >> presidential candidate andrew yang, thank you for sharing your
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you have to see this heartstopping video. the workers were putting a new roof on the building next door when a fire broke out. they jumped in, seeing a man hanging out the window with his baby. after saving the children, the workers got the parents out safely. now into that investigation of the blackout that crippled parts of manhattan, knocking out power in popular tourist districts, times square and broadway. around 72,000 customers were without power at one point. in typical new york style, life went on. everyday people directed the traffic at busy intersections. performers and broadway shows that had to cancel took to the streets and performed anyway.
♪ just a small town girl living in a lonely world ♪ >> what did you learn about this outage? >> con-ed is apologizing for the major disruption. it will be months before new yorkers have answers as to what exactly went wrong. we know there was a failure of a transmission substation in western midtown, affecting five other substations putting a total of six networks the a loss of power but con-ed says the specific failure will have to be investigated. that means looking at all the pieces of equipment in all the substations. here is what con-ed has ruled out, though, athis the point. >> we have no indication at all that this was a physical attack. >> hottest weekdays.
demand last night was very low. again that outage affecting 40 blocks in manhattan. it was an eerie sight to see, the traffic at a standstill with lig lights not working. hundreds of additional police officers, firefighters and traffic officers were deployed to the affected neighborhoods along with 93 ambulances. 400 elevator rescues and 2800 people evacuated from stalled subway cars. all of that happening without any energy or any hospitalization. ana? >> wow! good news all around. alexandra fields. coming up, tropical storm barry wreaking havoc. flooding fears effecting millions tonight. cnn's chief business correspondent christine romans has your before the bell report. christine? >> hi, ana. wail street's focus shifts to
corporate earnings in week. jp morgan chase, ibm, netflix and microsoft are among the companies reporting results. wall street bracing for disappointing numbers overall for corporate america. earnings are expected to fall 2.6% in the second quarter after profits already declined slightly in the first quarter. it would mark the first time in three years that earnings have fallen back-to-back. as an earnings recession is coming, why are stocks trading near record highs? you can thank the federal reserve in hopes for resolution for u.s./china trade talks. jerome powell strongly hinted that the central bank -- s&p 500 topped 3,000 and the dow hit 27,000, both for the first time. in new york, i'm christine romans. [leaf blower]
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even started yet. in franklin, louisiana in the bayous west of new orleans. people who live around the water, the bays and the rivers, several days from now major rainfall is expected. are they prepared? >> well, ana, we are talking about franklin here as well as morgan city and patterson within st. mary's parish that are still, right now, under flash flood warning for at least another three hours. what we're being told a few minutes ago from emergency officials here is that today they got seven inches of is more than the entirety of the barry storm event yesterday. really, the problem has come after the storm. can you see the effects of this. we are next to a parking lot of the metal shark shipyard. they make aluminum boats. this is supposed to be a parking lot. you can see seagulls everywhere. they think it's the ocean. we're looking at this barricade here. this has been here for years. they have been proeped in the past for floods like this.
folks are brought in a lot of gravel within the past 24 hours in preparation for something much worse. they knew this was coming. they are prepared. because of the serious amounts of rainfall after barry, emergency officials tell us some homes in franklin are threatened by floodwaters. they're hope they go make it through tonight f they do, they feel they are out of woods. glenco, louisiana, saw flooding threats. 60,000 people had to evacuate last night. one house was completely ripped apart from the winds, a separate problem from the water. one man's sister was inside this house. she came running out where he was sitting in the carport. >> sounded like a train to me. some people say when you hear a train, they're thinking it's a tornado. but it did sound like a train
coming through. >> and you heard the glass breaking? >> yes, ma'am. all the windows started coming out. kitchen window, bathroom windows. all of it started coming out. >> and colbert is staying with other family members. that's a home they've had for 40 years. it really frightened them. when that happened the whole neighborhood got evacuated waus baus of a flash flood warning. throughout the parish, about 70% of customers are without power. right now, ana, what they're focused on is making sure that the flooding does not continue to threaten homes here and they are working very hard on restoring that power to everyone. >> definitely hoping for the best for all of them there in the region. thank you, natasha chen, for your continued reporting on this. >> tears of passion on capitol hill as witnesses describe comforting children detained at the border. >> i met a 6-year-old boy, who i
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agreed to allow a stanford physician in. men, women and children. jackie spear, who took these pictures wrote, quote, the first sound we could hear before we saw the children were haunting cries of babies and toddlers. she was flushed, listless, little fist clung tightly to her shirt. cnn elizabeth cohen is covering the story for us. tell us about this pediatrician tapped to investigate. >> paul weiss, well respected pediatrician. and he has personally visited a detention center before. he is familiar with this. he uses the word cages. let's look at other things that
dr. weiss has said about his visit. one major concern was that the infrastructure of health care for children and their families coming through the asylum process is woefully inadequate in the border communities. providers, doctors will volunteer to work in some of these facilities, come in with good intentions but very short-term contributions are no substitute for a high-quality clinical infrastructure. caring volunteer neurosurgeon may help fill in. when was the last time this doc saw a 5-year-old with diarrhea and ptsd? he also described the conditions of where children were in and said that one of the areas of the processing center was referred to as, quote, the dog pound. sadly, that phrase speaks for itself. ana? >> elizabeth, what are the health conditions that he will be investigating specifically? >> we heard of some of them before, the diseases that are circulating there.
mumps there. is tuberculosis, flu outbreak. migrants have said that the conditions are unsanitary, deplorable. children are in the same clothes for days and days, sometimes weeks and weeks. children are not supposed to be held there for any more than 72 hours at the most. that's the rule. that rule, as we know, gets broken. sometimes children are held there for weeks. ana? >> what's the hope for this investigation? >> the hope is that there will be some improvement. i want us to listen to a lawyer for colombia university who testified in congress friday and she talked about some of the conditions that she saw. >> many have not brushed their teeth for days. they were wearing the same clothes they had on when they crossed the border, clothes covered in nasal mucus, vomit,
breast milk, urine. multiple children had a strong stench enamani inenamating from because they had not showered for days right now the count of children has gone down dramatically. ana, he's supposed to make a report of his observations and recommendations to the judge by august 15th. >> history cohen, thank you. that attorney you just heard from that elizabeth shared with us has seen what's gone on inside these facilities firsthand and a professor at colombia law school, there with me. it has to make a difference. the outcry from the american people, pressure from the american people, tops make a
difference. pediatricians and public health experts in all of these facilities, especially where children and families are being held to assess medical needs to triage medical emergencies. last month when my colleagues were at the ursula facility, they identified five babies who were so sick that they needed to be immediately hospitalized and they were all admitted to the n nicu, neonative intensive care uni unit. >> so eye opening. the more you share, the more i can't believe. you played a part of it friday. i want to play more. take a listen. >> i met a 6-year-old boy who i will never forget. he was tiny and he hardly spoke. when i asked him if he was at clint with anyone, he began to sob nearly inconsolably for an
hou hour. >> that hurts to hear. do you feel like you were heard? >> yes. my heart was broken at clint by all the children i couldn't help miechlt colleagues and i met with nearly 70 children. we were able to get information for their family members in the united states for many of those children, we enabled them to make their first phone calls. we let many of the kids use our own cell phones so they could call their parents and other loved ones. many of them had been held in communicado for days and weeks. they didn't know where their family members were, if they were still alive and their family members didn't know where they were. we did what we could in the limited time we had. we felt like we had to tell the american people what was happening in our country, in our name and with our taxpayer dollars. this should not be happening in america. most of the children, the overwhelming number of children in these facilities have family
members in the united states who are eager and desperate to have their children back. families belong together and children deserve to be free with their loved ones. >> do you feel like the hearing and being able to share all of this with members of congress, do you feel like it moves the needle, that this will spur action? >> we need immediate congressional oversight over the cvp facilities and over the prolonged detention of children in cvp facilities. children should not be detained any longer than 72 hours. we found children who were detained there nearly a month and congress must exercise its oversight powers to ensure that we never see a situation like this again. >> today, we understand there are these i.c.e. raids happening in nine u.s. cities, according to the trump administration. we're still working and trying to find the evidence that. the trump administration says they are focused on those who committed crimes.
when pamela brown, our white house correspondent, asked the vice president if this would impact families and separate families, here is how he responded to her. >> what happens if a child is at daycare, summer camp, the parent is arrested, is that child going to go home to an empty house? what's going to happen? >> pamela, i am very confident that the american people rick that the way forward to deal with this crisis of illegal immigration is to enforce our laws. and enforcing court-ordered deportation orders. >> he really didn't answer the question. what do you think is a raid like this going to ultimately lead to family separations? is it unavoidable? >> absolutely. this raid policy is cruel. it will lead to additional family separations, including
u.s.-born children who will be left without their parents, without their caretakers. this raid policy is not necessary. the data shows that 99% of families who are seeking asylum in the united states and have an attorney show up for their immigration court proceedings. the data shows that 99% of families assigned a social worker and participate in the i.c.e. case family management program show up for their immigration proceedings. these raids are based on cruelty, fear and are based on exciting and meeting the needs of the trump base and they're not necessary to enforce the law. the data shows that immigrant families need lawyers and social workers and they will xla with the law. >> the notices to appear that are given to immigrants when they are -- that are supposed to include the date, the time and the location of the court
hearings, they do not include this information. the supreme court found last year that in the last several years, the date, time and information was absent from nearly all of the notices to appear that immigrants are appearing. >> there's major dysfunction it sounds like, and backlogged cases. thank you for shedding light. the program she referenced in which 99% of the asylum seekers given court hearings and provided help through the process, that was a program established in the obama administration, which the trump administration has since ended. thank you again for being here. >> thank you for have meeg. >> the president tweets on the conditions at the border saying, quote, if it's too crowded, tell them not to come. will his rhetoric equal votes?
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house nancy pelosi speaking out against the president, tweeting, falsely implying they weren't natural-born citizens, telling them to go back to their countries. pell o pelosi writing on twitter when real donald trump tells four american congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to make america great again had an always been about maybing america white again. our diversity is our strength and our unity is our power. >> it is absolutely racist and unamerican, old trove, go back where you came from. you might hear it on the street but should never hear it from the president of the united states. he doesn't understand his responsibilities and what the american people want from their president, to elevate public discourse and speak with a level
of dignity. this president doesn't understand that. that's why i'm running against him and why he needs to go. >> ana navarro, we've heard democrats lining up en masse to trump. what is the response tonight? >> republicans have neglected their responsibility when it comes to donald trump three years now and i don't think that will change because of this horrible tweet but frankly republicans should be speaking out against this, calling it what it is. call a spade a spade. call a racist a racist. the problem is that they've enabled this racist for far too long, they've justified this racist for far too long. they kissed his ring far too long. they are afraid of this racist. they look the other way and play dumb. it's a bad look for the entire republican party. kamala harris is right. i get it all the time.
go back to your country. well, i've got news for donald trump and all his supporters who feel the same way. this is our country! it is our country as much as it is trump's country. if we're going to start sending people back, i don't know. listen, ted cruz was born in canada. marco rubio's parents were born in cuba. melania trump was born where, slovenia? how about her parents who are here through family immigration? i'm sick of had guy's hypocrisy, pitting people against each other. it is no coincidence, no coincidence that the congresspeople he is picking on are all women of color. are all women of color. >> as a woman of color yourself, do you believe donald trump wants you in this country? >> i really couldn't care less what donald trump wants. i don't care if he wants me in this country or not this is my country. he doesn't get to decide that. i am a naturalized citizen.
i love america. if you go to the vietnam memorial, you'll see a bunch of hispanic names, bunch of names of people who came from other countries and were willing to do what donald trump was too much of a coward to do. sacrifice and serve for this country and wear this country's uniform, risking their lives for it. donald trump is a nightmare, national embarrassment and a national nightmare that's going to pass some day. he has caused great damage to our reputation, to the presidency, certainly to the republican party. but at some point, we are going to get past this and we are going to remember the american values. what i implore people to do is not to get numbed to this, not to get used to this, to call it out every time they see it, even if we're doing it every single damn day. people cannot get tired of what the outrageous things this president does and says are. they cannot get tired of condemning racism.
they cannot get toired of condemning hostility and racial tropes it's disgusting and we have to call it out every single time. >> i read these tweets, one of the thing ice thought of was former chief strategist steve ban bannon when he said after the mueller probe, the president would go, quote, full animal. here is what he told anderson cooper. >> now that he sees himself as no longer being under the cloud of investigation, what does going full animal look like? >> president trump is a fighter. i don't need to tell you, anderson. you know him very well. he is a fighter. he looks at this as a fight. i think he's going to start getting interviews and push this. this year is going to be very vitri lochl vitriolic. >> is today proof that he was right? >> he has been doing this all along, ana. remember how he got his start in politics, unfortunately and
shamefully for the republican party was with the birther theory against obama, by questioning the first black president's legitimacy and citizenship. something we saw his mini me little son do again when it came to kamala harris last week when he retweeted and then deleted that tweet. this is not new. this is not new. whether it's the central park five, whether it's the discrimination, the housing discrimination in new york against african-americans, whether it's calling black athletes sons of bitches, whether it's putting childrens in cages, whether it's calling these congresswomen, three of whom were born in this country. >> right. >> ohio, michigan and new york, to go back home. you know what? if people who are descendents of immigrants are going to get sent back home, let's start with donald trump. >> ana navarro, good to have your thoughts on all of this.
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you're live in the cnn newsroom. i'm ana cabrera in new york. thank you for being here. president trump unllooading a racist tirade today. the same day his administration threatens to round up undocumented immigrants across the country. coincidence, there's no escaping the fact his remarks about congressmen of color stoked day of outrage on social media saying progressive democrat congresswomen should go back to the crime-infested places from which they came and you can't leave fast enough." now, for the record, alex staan ocasio-cortez was born in new york. ilhan came to new york at the age of 12 and became a u.s. citizen when she was 17. ayanna pressley was born in ohio. in case he didn't make his point clearly enough, president trump also suggested nancy pelosi would be happy to work out the travel arrangements for them to