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be homeless. i sort of want to piggyback on what the veteran said. i don't agree with the two callers that said obama is doing a good thing and the policies should be better -- no. the system is not working. for american citizens. host: you are not in your head for part of that. -- nodding your head for part of that. guest: one out of 10 of these children are the child's -- children of illegal immigrants. they all get welfare benefits. and importantly, the surge of a limo -- illegal immigrants. we have 7 million illegal immigrants employed in this country. roughly half of them do not have a high school degree. i absolutely agree that the coming intoigrants compete with the least skilled, lisa vanished american workers has driven down wages and also
has driven many workers right out of the labor force entirely. particularly black male workers. that's basic economics. less want the wages of skilled workers to go up, we don't want to flood the labor market with illegal competitors from abroad. we should get that illegal immigration under control. if you just enforce the current law -- it's unlawful to hire an illegal immigrant. as a system called e-verify that could eliminate at least half of the employment of illegal immigrants in the united states, freeing up for million or 5 .illion jobs each year if you want employment and wages to go up for people who have a high school degree or less, the most important thing you can do is stop illegal immigrants and enforced the law that says the businesses cannot cheat and hire illegal immigrants for less than you pay an american worker. it's a bad system that's creating poverty and hardship. we should stop it.
host: olivia golden, a quick response. guest: there are a lot of researchers who see enormous positive economic impact from immigration. i want to focus on the citizen callern, who the mentioned. and note that those kids, the children of immigrants, a very large number of documented immigrants as well as some undocumented are a core portion of america's future. than they areess entitled to. and that's a problem. we need to make sure that those kids grow up secure. one mention of the homelessness portion of the comment. because i do think that the enormous issue and i'm glad you highlighted it. housing is very expensive. and one of the ways that low income affects children, particularly, but also adults is instability in housing, being evicted, being doubled up and being homeless.
babies being one-year-old is actually the common agent homeless children. and has terrible lifelong consequences. left, james and towns river, new jersey. the line for those you make under $25,000 a year. go ahead. caller: good morning, "washington journal," listeners. i would like to bring up the fact that my democratic party runs the country, you look at the history of the country, they always run the country better. that's a fact. anytime republicans run the country, we go downhill. dwight eisenhower good republican president. antiunion president, between him and george bush, it went down to about 9%. it even helps the rich people in this country. but the republican party for some reason can't figure that
out. and i don't know why. the number one thing american voters, when you go to the voting booth and you want to change things, you can do it overnight. vote democratic. it's that simple. that's james in new jersey with his thoughts. let's go to want in hayward, california for her thoughts on the line for those who make between $25,000 and $50,000 a year. caller: thank you for that last call. it's extremely important. spend that money on tax cuts for the rich and tax cut for the job creators. and in the heritage foundation, give me a break. give me a break. the instruction of congress cannot pass any jobs bills. do confirmorm, you it, was sent to the president, whether public and party.
clinton did sign it, but tax rates for trump and for the rest of the rich is not going to do anything for us. wanda in california. guest: if i could just go back to the earlier points. academic literature that says having large number of illegal immigrants without a high school degree has beneficial effects. it reduces wages. and the wage loss occurs among legal immigrants. wages go down the matter what you say, and you are giving a benefit to those employers want to cheat a deliberately hiring illegal immigrants rather than u.s. citizens. what we need to do is have a system that has a strong economy, overtaxing business doesn't do that.
business remain in force. we don't want to suppress the wages of disadvantaged workers by massive illegal immigration. we want to have a welfare system that says when you have a job and you still can't make enough to get your family above poverty, we want to help you through a system of welfare that complements your efforts and piggybacks on top of your efforts. on welfare reform under the republicans in her new gingrich and bill clinton, we reformed only one of 80 welfare programs. the rest were untouched and the rest don't have time limits. they don't have work requirements. pulling basically welfare recipients down. olivia golden,, you have joe in annapolis, maryland for those who make over $100,000 year. go ahead. caller: thank you for taking my call.
i think the last several callers talked about -- no tax cuts for the ritz. -- for the rich. that half of the people who work and pay federal taxes pay no income tax. and there are a lot of other people who don't work at all, and pay no income tax. you have to pay a tax to get a credit. i make a little bit more than $100,000 a year, but there's not a category for people above that. 200 thousand dollars a year or $300,000 year, but with the property taxes and social security taxes and the federal tax, i bring home just about half of that. oneke to quickly highlight great flaw -- fraud on the american people. the social security system, everybody who works pays antics of the people at the low end. they get there's a security taxes back with the earned income credit. they essentially earn or receive security, a social
pension, having never paid into the social security system and people of higher end say maybe you can find us is that of circumstances where someone pays 50 years of the top rate, that person gets the cap benefit of about $29,000 a year. someone on the low-end that works and pays taxes on minimum wage gets the benefit may be one third or 1/5 of that. the richer person paid 100 times more into the so security system. it's not a net for the people at the bottom, it's a wealth transfer system. that's my comments. guest: i want to make two points. first of all, thank you for your thoughts. in terms of payroll taxes, you are absolutely right that all americans pay them and that for people who get the earned income tax -- all workers pay them. for americans with kids who get the earned income tax credit, one of the ways it works and provides a work incentive is
that you don't get all you are able to get, a supplemental low wages and be more secure. and ideally, work your way up. that's an important positive for my perspective. it needs a work incentive for people to work more. one of the gaps in the earned income tax credit is that it doesn't do very much for people youngt children and for workers, including, for example, a father who might be trying to help support his kids that don't live with him, but he's a very low-wage job. i would argue that it's a plus to be able to give people that incentive and the research suggests that it leads to more work. i want to make one other point, which is that you know that even at $100,000 a year, it's very hard for you in the community and you live in to do all the things you would want to do. i want to encourage everybody who is watching to think about somebody who is trying to raise and and $18,000 or $19,000
as robert said even with $30,000 in the low income category. think about what that means. i talked to somebody last summer about the specifics of her circumstances, working 25 hours a week as a security guard, wanting to work more, trying to pay for an apartment in the d.c. area on that. she's been addicted once and was a risk of that again. trying to keep a car running because she was trying to in addition to working, go to trinity college to get a credential that would let her do better. it's very hard work working in low-wage jobs at inadequate hours and trying to raise kids or better yourself. i think that is the headline here, we should be motivated to enable the workers to do better. it will be better for all of american if we can do that. int: joe was waiting baltimore, maryland on the line for those whom a between $51,000 and $100,000 a year. ahead. one of the things i have
been noticing people talking , ast raising minimum wages illegalhesis, i'm immigrant, now a citizen of the united states. i believe that illegal immigration is definitely an issue that needs to be addressed and controlled. issue, the minimum wage raising the minimum wage solves nothing. because it's not the amount of money that you make, is how much you bring home with the money you make. , if they to the market pay you $20 an hour but you cannot bring what you used to bring a $10 an hour, you have gone no place. this is what is happening. things to be considered. haveion and regulation become so burdening too small businesses that it drives the
small business to cheat. host: we got your point, joe. important to recognize what someone who is making the minimum wage actually gets. people would say look, here's a single mother, let's say she's making the federal minimum wage, which is around $7.25 an hour. she's making less than $14,000 a year. how can she possibly survive on that? the reality is, she gets another $10,000 or $11,000 of cash through the earned income tax payments during her kids essentially get free school lunch and breakfast. states, she and her children are both going to get medicaid. when you have that together, she has an income that of over $30,000 a year. , but the last thing we want to do is raise the minimum wage, making it so that
woman can't have any job at all because you priced her out of the market, which is an absolute disaster. we have a very, very generous system that takes basically any parent who works even 1500 hrs a year, that three quarters of the year, and want to count welfare, which we usually don't do, they're going to have a family income that's well above the poverty level. what we need to do is make sure we have more jobs for them and we have to take the parents that don't work at all and say look, if you are getting food stamps, you're getting housing benefits, we want to continue to assist you. but we are going to require that you prepare for work or do community service in exchange for the benefits we give you. when we do that, employment is going to go up and poverty is going to go down. the kids are going to be better off. that's the key to welfare reform 20 years ago. unfortunately, the left opposes it has tried to unravel it for 20 years. ed in greenbelt, maryland
on the line for those to make under $25,000 a year. no ahead. caller: good morning, c-span. i'm a phd scientist and i have to disagree with your guests from the heritage foundation. i had six-figure salaries years ago, up until 10 years ago. but the fact is that jobs are simply not there. and the fact is that immigrants are not responsible for my plight. the reason why i can't find jobs today. i spent time in europe. germany, for example. who apply the industry to invest great we don't invest in our people. we don't invest in our engineers and scientists and all those people who don't have the jobs that are simple and not there in this country right now today. the fact is that jobs are simply not there. , they arel immigrants not responsible for my plight and the reason why i can find jobs. like i used to.
host: that is added in greenbelt, maryland. one minute each. i agree that investing in jobs themselves and in some of the supports that enable people to succeed in jobs, like childcare is really important. investing in affordable access to higher education. i completely agree with you. i completely agree that immigrants and their children are key part of our future. we need to enforce labor rules, but we need to make sure that our generation of children and young adults today is able to succeed. we have growing research on the consequences of poverty and growing research on the success of some of the programs like and childcareaid subsidies in helping people stabilize their lives and raise their kids to be more successful and move up at work. we should act on that and continue the momentum from a very positive one year census four. nost: there is little or
evidence that suggests giving people more welfare and making them more dependent, breaking families apart, which the welfare system does -- we've increased the number of simple parents from 10% of all families with children to 35% today. those are disasters. the welfare system is implicated in that. pushing people out of the labor market by giving them a welfare check and said is a really bad thing. those of the policies we are doing. we are undermining wages and driving people out of the labor market due to a massive inflow of illegal immigrants. we have a welfare state that rewards people not to work and actually penalizes couples when they do get married. those are all bad things. we don't want to do away with welfare, but welfare should be helping people to rise up, rather than making them dependent. host: you can check out rob records work at heritage.org olivia golden is with >> president obama gave brief
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the attacks in new york, new jersey and minnesota. he also spoke about the ongoing fight against the islamic state in iraq and syria. the president spoke in new york city. pres. obama: good morning, everybody. i want to say a few words about the explosions that occurred here in new york city and the other device that have been found in interest. i've been monitoring the situation closely. and receiving frequent updates from my team. i have just been briefed again by fbi director comey. i've had a chance to speak with the governors as well as the merit deblasio -- merit the blase. -- mayor the blase. -- deblasio. the bombing in the chelsea
neighborhood here in new york injured more than two dozen people. we are extremely fortunate and grateful that nobody was killed. our prayers go out to all of those who have been entered. injured. we want to wish them a speedy recovery. i want to commend all the outstanding police and first responders and both new york city and new jersey for their extraordinary professionalism and quick response which surely prevented more people from being hurt and insured that people got assistance quickly. the investigation is moving rapidly, as is my practice, i'm going to leave it to the fbi and law-enforcement to provide details. everyone is aware that there is a person of interest who is the focus of the investigation and the fbi can give you for the
details in terms of how that is proceeding. i told governors cuomo and christie that they and their teams will continue to have all federal support as they move ahead with their investigations in tracking down every lead and working to keep the people of the city and of this region safe. law enforcement is asking for the help of the community. everyone in this region, i want to repeat what we have said before, if you see something suspicious, then you need to say something. contact local law enforcement. in the meantime, i would ask that the press try to refrain from getting out ahead of the investigation. i am extraordinarily happy with the cooperation that has taken place. they are moving smartly on this investigation. it does not help it.
ports or incomplete -- false reports or incomplete information is out there. try to stick to what our investigators say because they know what they are talking about. meanwhile, i know that the united nations meetings here every year already create an additional workload for new york. given the u.n. meetings, we also have a high level of federal resources here to help as needed. we are going to make sure everybody is working together seamlessly as one team to get to the bottom of what happened to find those responsible and make sure that justice is done. meanwhile, while office was onwhile all of this is going in new york and new jersey, we are also focused on the stabbing attack at the shopping mall in minnesota. at this point, we see no connection between that incident and what happened here in new york and new jersey. our attention there is on the
people injured. we are grateful no one lost their life. thanks to the quick action of a brave officer, the suspect was killed. we avoided my people being hurt. i had a chance to speak with the ivernor this morning and assured him that we would provide all the assistance they need. the fbi is investigating the n act ofa incident as a terrorism. we will direct the full resources of the federal government to make sure the investigation goes forward aggressively. finally, i want to take this opportunity to reassure the people in the city, this written -- region and americans across the country that are counterterrorism law-enforcement professionals at every level, federal, state, local are working together around the clock to prevent attacks and keep us safe. they are the best of the best. they have thwarted many plots
and saved many lives. we are incredibly grateful for their service today and every single day. we will continue to lead the global coalition on the fight to destroy isil which is instigating a lot of people over the internet to carry out attacks. we're going to continue to go after them. we're going to take out their leaders and their infrastructure. they are continuing to lose ground in iraq and syria. later today, i will meet with prime minister a body -- a body abaadi of iraq to discuss the need to sustain that moment the. as we take away more of their territory, it exposes the failed calls that they are. cause that they are. we're going to continue to enlist tech companies and religious leaders to push back against online extremist content
and all messages of hate. moments like this, i think it is important to remember what terrorists and violent extremists are trying to do. they are trying to hurt innocent people. but they also want to inspire fear in all of us. and disrupt the way we live. undermine our values. even as we have to be vigilant in preventing senseless acts of violence and making sure that we find those who carry out such acts and bring them to justice. we all have a role to play as citizens in making sure that we don't succumb to that fear. there is no better example of than the people of new york and new jersey. one point they all made, folks around here, they don't get
scared. they are tough. resilient. they go about their business every single day. that kind of toughness and resoluteness and the recognition that neither individuals nor organizations like isil can ultimately undermine our way of life. that is the kind of strength that makes me so proud to be an american. that is the kind of strength that is going to be critical not just in the days to come, what -- but the years to come. by showing those who want to do us harm that they will never be beat us.e -- the -- by showing the entire world that as americans, we do not give in to fear. that is going to be the most
important ingredient in as defeating those who would carry out terrorist attacks against us. thank you very much, everybody. you will be receiving ongoing briefings from but the fbi and local law enforcement in terms of the details of the investigation. >> we will open the floor to any questions if you would like, if addressed to senator or congressman, throw it out there. >> [indiscernible]
>> all of us are mayors. we spend every day trying to make life better for the citizens of our community and enhancing their availability to grow and mature. when someone who lives among you tries to take away the sanctity of human life, it becomes really difficult, not only on behalf of the government, but on behalf of all the citizens of our community. we have to work harder in making sure that people in our city understand we're going to move forward. the train stations are open, the schools are open, the business communities are open. i hope everybody -- i hope they continue to do what they would normally do on any and monday in september -- on any monday in september. >> [indiscernible] >> the city of elizabeth has gone through a difficult time over the last few hours.
it is because of the responsibility of law enforcement, the fbi, the prosecutor's office, the state police where we quickly apprehended this man. after the two senators and the congressman and i were briefed by the fbi, the investigation continues. mr. gallagher gave us a briefing that talks about how they are moving forward and how it is early in the investigation to see if there is anyone else involved. >> [indiscernible] >> at the time, he had not been charged with anything good -- anything. there is still a questioning going on. whether they will be charged or not, we are informed that the responsibility of the nypd. if they are charged, who will be -- we will be informed. there is a belief that the investigation is continuing and
ongoing. whether there are more suspects at hand were to be discovered remains part of the investigation. >> [indiscernible] >> as of this time, it is no. would you rather answer any questions, mr. gallagher? come on over here, special agent tim gallagher. he is in charge of the northfield office in the state of new jersey. >> thank you. on saturday morning, as you all know, there was an explosion. since then, law-enforcement at the federal level, local level, state level has worked tirelessly around the clock to develop leads. since that time, we've developed information that has a lot is to -- let us to focus on the individual. mr. rahami.
he was our focal point based upon evidence developed. there was a confrontation earlier today which prosecutor park will get into. this is very early in a very complicated investigation. the fbi and prosecutors office and as well as be police and all of our partners continue to work to try to tie any association to this individual to bring them to justice. now to prosecutor park. -- now to prosecutor park. >> i just want to give some information on a very preliminary investigation.
at around 10:45 this morning, to linden police officers confronted rahami in linden on east elizabeth street. they encountered him outside a local bar and there was an exchange of gunfire and he was aken into custody. to be officers in exchange with im are not critical. one officer was struck into his bulletproof vest. the other had some glass that struck his for head but not into his skull. we are grateful that the police officers who confronted him are not in critical condition. my understanding is that the suspect is currently undergoing surgery.
i don't have any further details on his condition. he was shot. he was shot at least in the leg. i don't have any further details. >> indiscernible] >> i can't elaborate further on the details. we have some information that he ould be in the area. they confronted him. >> [indiscernible] >> unfortunately, that's under investigation at this point. > can someone address what the city knew about this man and his family and problems? was he on the radar of law enforcement?
>> i cannot discuss that at this ime. >> the suspect was not on the radar of local law enforcement. the fried chicken place they owned, we had some code enforcement problems and noise complaints. when they opened in 2002, they ran a business for 24 hours. neighborhood complaints regarding a congregation of people as well as noise. sought the city council in 2009 in order to pass a ordinance closing the restaurant at 10:00 in the evening. the police had to enforce that ordinance at which time the suspect's father and two brothers took the city of elizabeth to court. in october of 2012, the courts ruled in the city favor that we were capable of closing the facility at 10:00 in the evening s a quality-of-life issue.
>> are those investigation still ctive? >> i can tell you the restaurant's closed. regarding the people who live here, the county is extremely safe. the businesses are open. trains are running. schools are open. people need to continue and move on with their daily lives. >> [indiscernible] >> when i said terrorism, anyone who puts a bomb in any place that can harm individuals, to meet that is an act of terrorism. whether that terrorism is self inspired, whether that terrorism is coordinated with others emains to be seen. i think that anyone who takes a bomb and puts it in a public place, it does not take a rocket scientist to understand that you are looking to do harm to thers.
that is it the essence of terrorist. we think of terrorism only as al qaeda or isis, this is an act of terrorism. we will find out if the investigation continues and whether to incarnate -- coordinate and if he developed any views are tendencies inspired by international terror groups. from my perspective, it is a act of terrorism. - an act of terrorism. >> [indiscernible] speaking in spanish]
after they saw what was in it they went to law enforcement and were able to resolve it ithout any injuries. i have been with many of you since 10:00 last night. i'm not so sure there any more questions we can answer at this time. we thank you for coming and celebrated with us. hopefully the fbi and in the county -- and the county prosecutors will continue the investigation and seek a resolution to the issue that has occurred over the last 24 hours. thank you for being here. [applause] announcer: now an update from the bombing from mayor de blasio and other law enforcement officials. this briefing is about 25 minutes.
new jersey. today, however it's were successful things to the -- our efforts were successful think to be brave police officers that captured this individual. ahmad rahami. however, in doing so, we had two police officers that were injured out in linden, new jersey and i wish their best and hopefully a speedy recovery. this is another example of what law enforcement does every day. they put themselves in harms way to protect others. regardless of the risk. this all started on saturday. went on to the scene on 23rd street to see the devastation from the blast. the response by not only nypd by the f.b.i., the a.t.f., and the fire department and ems, or to authorities, state police, they all went to the danger. for my first day on the job, it is my first day on this job, not my first day on the job. i'm just so proud of what i saw
that day. the work that was done and how it was done together, old agencies, the level of ooperation was impressive. we're joined by the assistant director in charge of the new york fbi office, he looked to be some details about the investigation. you need to understand that this case is very much active. our primary focus has been to identify and apprehend the person responsible for these rimes. now that we had the suspect in custody, the investigation can focus on other aspects such as whether this individual acted alone and what his motivations may have been. before turning this over to the mayor, i will to offer my personal thanks to everyone who has worked exceptionally to bring this individual to justice. it is a tough week to start market position as police commissioner -- my new position as police commissioner. but i'm so proud to be a member of this agency, the new york city police department. mr. mayor. mayor de blasio: i want to also
say our first responders from the beginning of the situation performed with extraordinary skill and courage. nypd and all the city agencies, state partners, federal partners, i want to thank them all. i also share a deep concern for the two officers in new jersey. and we are hoping they will have very speedy recovery. this is a situation where we have rapidly unfolding information. i'm sure there will be a lot more to say in the coming days. as per usual, there are some things we cannot talk about. we will do our best to tell you what we can give you. i also want to note upfront, i received a call a few hours ago from president obama. he wanted me to tell the people f new york city how much he new ed the resilience of
york city. how our people handle this crisis from moment one with strength and resilience. it is so impressive that people are back to business. in addition, the president offered his congratulations to our first responders to open had done. as i have said, we have a lumbar information and it is coming in all the time. we have so much more information than we even had a few hours ago. based on the information we have now, we have every reason to believe this was an act of terror. we will be going into some detail and there is still a long investigation ahead. but now we have, as i said, every reason to believe there was an act of terror. in addition, i want to note that because this is an ongoing investigation, all new yorkers should remain vigilant. at any given point, new yorkers may find a piece of information or hear a conversation or see something that could aid the ypd. we want all new yorkers to be vigilant and to provide that
information if you get it at any given time. reminder you call, 1-800-577-tips with any information you have. we activated earlier today a messaging system used by our office of emergency management that allowed us to get information out to all new yorkers across the board. it had an extraordinary affect. we were able to reach all of our police officers simultaneously because of the technology they have now. that is something that proved to be very helpful in this instance and getting the message out broadly. putting everyone on alert in a mutual way. we believe that was very helpful. there is still information that we need going forward. i want people to be patient because it will be an ongoing investigation. i want people to be vigilant. even nally, as i said, though the suspect is
apprehended, we will have a very strong and visible nypd presence because of this incident. and obviously because of the united nations general ssembly. you will continue to see throw the week a very strong visible nypd presence especially from the strategic command group. you will see heavily trained officers and armed officers. you will see our officers in the subway and tags being checked. bomb-sniffing dogs. that will continue throughout the week. we want the high level of readiness from the nypd. so i ask all new yorkers, continue your individual lens. continue to share your information with law enforcement. nd i want to thanks director sweeney for the great cooperation in this matter. hank you, sir. >> good afternoon, so the last
briefing we provided yesterday, hundreds of personnel from new york and newark, new jersey, along with the nypd detective -- bureau happen working along to clock. -- have been working along the clock. based on her evidence collection and supported by other analysis, we begin to focus on rahami working to develop his whereabouts and possible locations for surveillance. last night, we conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in brooklyn. that vehicle had been observed by personnel at a location associated with him. based on the totality of circumstances, they executed a stop of the vehicle. the passengers in the car were questioned by jttf agents.
no one in the cars under arrest. based on her evidence collection, supported by other analysis, searches and interviews were conducted at residences in elizabeth, new jersey. additional leads were followed. we turn to the public for assistance. initially using a more routine photo of rahami. a short time ago, he was arrested. two police officers were injured while apprehending him. our thoughts are with them and we hope for the quick recovery. we will continue to conduct investigative activity to ensure we completely understand his social network. for that reason, i do not plan to answer specific questions about our techniques or our knowledge of the devices above them that we have directly linking to devices from new york and from saturday in new jersey. the work from the first responders and one question personnel and the contributions of an engaged public have been
exceptional. thank you. >> [indiscernible] >> obviously, a lot has happened over the last 40 or so hours. i want to add my comments to those of the people sitting behind a. condolences to the officers and the victims in new york. i believe there's going to be a charge based on the shooting of the officers. while that is pending and the defendant is being held, you can xpect that the u.s. out of the attorney general here and in new jersey will put together as comprehensive and thorough allegations as make sense. we are not rushing against each other to bring charges.
we have been written together to try to catch the perpetrator here. and that's now been done. we're going to take a lot of care and time to make sure that if we bring charges federally, that we do it carefully and thorough. thanks. > do you have any knowledge -- [indiscernible] >> we have no knowledge. but the investigation continues. >> are you ruling out anything out? >> no, we're not ruling anything out. the evidence collection takes different times. so we're absolutely not ruling anything out. >> and who was in that car? >> i'm not going to comment on hat. >> [indiscernible]
>> sure, the question about cells. i have no indication that there is a cell operating in the area or the city. the investigation is going -- ongoing. have no indication there is a cell operating here. >> [indiscernible] >> i don't know that for a fact, myself and i believe that is what initiated the call. you'll have to confirm that with ew jersey. >> [indiscernible] >> no, i don't have any information on that at all yet. >> [indiscernible] what were you able to use,
facial recognition, surveillance cameras? >> i won't comment on the types of tools we used other than to say that the tools in the city are fabulous. they're exceptional. they're necessary. i'd leave the other comments to the commissioner. >> so a lot of technology involved in this. ut a lot of good old-fashioned police work too. between the fbi and nypd, this is a pretty quick turnaround. this happened 50 hours ago. we have or suspect in custody. -- our suspect in custody. the alert system is very helpful to the police department and fbi. and in other instances also. it gets everybody involved. it's that sense of shared responsibility. 36,000 of us, if we can get everybody in the city engaged, this is the way to go. this is the future. >> dean? >> [indiscernible]
>> i will not comment specifically on something from the pressure cooker. any piece of evidence that we obtained, whether it is a fragment or something whole, it is worthwhile. i would leave it at that. >> anything significant about the particular day on saturday? >> that is going to be part of the investigation. we do not have that yet. again, this is going to be part of -- as we go forward here. >> [indiscernible] was rahami on the radar at any point? any other bombs? >> bill? >> i don't -- i don't have information where i will look for any other device at all. but we'll keep our operations
open. we will see what we see. nothing to indicate he was on radar. we had a report of a domestic incident sometime ago. the allegations were recanted. i don't have any other information. we'll keep digging. >> mr. mayor de blasio, was governor cuomo invited here? >> yes, he was invited. yes, we're working with him. obviously we got together at the site yesterday and spoke to folks in the community. a lot of close coordination with the state and the federal government. you can see the results of this kind of combined effort. as the commissioner said, including the people very deeply in helping us get to the solution, it has made a huge difference. high level coordination. >> why didn't you -- >> you can ask his team about that.
>> [indiscernible] >> the question about radicalization, i do not have information yet to show the path of radicalization. your first question about the record, i currently do not recall what i read on the record. i'd have to get back to you. >> [indiscernible] >> i think we're right now addressing a specific crisis and i think even though it's a perfectly fair question, i don't think we want to talk about partisan politic at this point. i'm very proud of the work of the nypd and the fbi and the way they have so quickly found the
suspect and the cooperation going on p i have a lot of faith in law enforcement and how they do things right now. >> the chances there could be another device? >> at this point, we are extremely grateful that we are able to apprehend the suspect. as i always say, we always have to be in a state of alert. we're the number one target in the world. as far as this investigation and orking again with the fbi, i'm a lot happier today than i was yesterday. i think all new yorkers should feel secure. other the nypd and all law enforcement will continue to keep them safe and we will continue in this investigation to make sure that we know who is involved.
>> let me add to that. first of all, there is no other individual we are looking for at this point in time. and that's very important to answer your question. second, vigilance is called for. and it's very, very important if people see anything unusual particularly an unattended package that they report it immediately. call it in or find a law enforcement officer. the commissioner is exactly right. we are very appreciative for all the men and women who did this work to get the suspect. we want to remain vigilant. >> [indiscernible] >> the apprehension, i was last night. the fact that he survived is excellent. both from an investigative value
and from the fact that we didn't lose a life. >> [indiscernible] >> i can't tell you who he is. we will have to build up that picture. we don't have enough knowledge right now. >> [indiscernible] >> in new jersey most recently. i want to go back and look at address history. -- i will have to go back and look at address history. >> [indiscernible] >> not right now. >> [indiscernible] >> several questions there. we think it is a very valuable tool. e think it created a loss of
focus on urgency. ur law enforcement colleagues, including our colleagues in new jersey will be able to fill in the blanks on exactly what the positive effect was. what we know right now, it definitely contributed to the successful apprehension of the suspect. this is a tool we will use again in the future in similar situations. there was an imminent threat. it was an appropriate situation. i think it is another example of the innovation that is going on with nypd and oem that there was a way to reach people, different than the past. no longer a wanted poster. this is a modern approach that engaged the community. we will use it. the reason it was used was the specific, potential danger. it made sense to a broad alert. -- do a broad alert. >> indiscernible]
>> i will let the chief talk about that. >> video of two persons who picked up the act, to the device out of it. we went back to see where they came from, they looked like they are too gentle and just strolling up and down 7th avenue. we have no information that would link them to this at all. we still want to talk to them. e are considering them witnesses. once they picked up the back, they picked this up off the street and walked off with it. we will find out. >> [indiscernible] >> >> that it's all going to be part -- we have what we need to have. as a go forward, that is part of what we do. you going to talk to family and friends and to the connections. this is part of the investigation. right now, we're not actively seeking anyone.
>> [indiscernible] >> good question. to be determined once we speak with them. it is difficult to say. that is something was. can't say that now because i don't not noted his role -- know if it played the role. >> [indiscernible] >> with a central part, from what we have now, two separate incidents. completely to different devices. and a couple months apart. we are always rethinking central park. it's still an open case. the other question, i cannot
answer that question. >> i'm not going to describe the device and how it would work. >> [indiscernible] >> five individuals from last night are not in custody. and i'm not going to discuss what they could face in the potential future. >> [indiscernible] the suspect make any statements during or after --the apprehension? >> did the subject make any statements during the apprehension today? no, not that i'm aware of. the new jersey team are out there. so that will continue as well. >> how valuable for surveillance cameras?
[indiscernible] >> that's the world we're living in, any street, any incident in new york city most of the time that gets captured on video surveillance. as we go through the investigation, as we continue to gather more surveillance video, it is going to help us move orward and make sure the suspect is brought to justice and paste the maximum price. >> to more questions. >> [indiscernible] >> and understanding how to reach of terrorism charge in a criminal investigation, you have to understand the difference
between a bomb going off in a crowded street as a terrifying act, whether that is an act of terrorism requires that you find out who did it, which is something we did not know at the arly stages of yesterday and then why they did it. in order to meet the statutory requirements. the basic definition of terrorism on the federal law side is the use of fear, violence, intimidation or the threat of to achieve political or social change. from the outset of this case, our first priority was to understand who was behind it. and to identify that person and bring the person into custody. our ability to see through the rest of that optic which is why they did it, what was behind it and whether it was terrorism required us first to understand ho did it. the search is conducted last night, the interviews been
conducted today, the broadening nderstanding about the suspect who is in custody right now for the shooting of a police officer or police officers is going to be the part that brings the elements forward that will eventually result in the charge and will be laid out in those charging documents. so that's kind of the process piece behind your question of how do you get from there to terrorism? and the amount of progress that was made in 24 hours between the work of the jctf, the intel team, some extraordinary work by the detective bureau in terms of searching the number of people to do the video cameras and then expand that out in concentric circles to make the developments f elements that brought in the identification, all the steps to get us there.
that is a question that will be part of the investigation. those pieces are still being gathered. >> [indiscernible] >> the question is about linking the device from the park to jersey. we do that through evidence and analysis. can't go beyond that. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016]
>> a few live events to tell you about tomorrow. the director of the c.i.a. john brennan talks about national security and intelligence challenges facing the u.s. that's part of an event hosted by george washington university. live coverage beginning at 1:15 eastern. after that, homeland security chair michael mccall unveils his committee's new counterer isis strategy. that gets underway at 3:00 p.m. eastern. later james clapper sits down with an interview with "the washington post." watch life at 6:00 p.m. eastern. you can watch these events live on c-span.org or listen on our
c-span radio app. hillary clinton expressed support for the officials following the attacks in new jersey and minnesota. she spoke a campaign rally in philadelphia. mrs. clinton: good morning. i want to start by offering my full support to our state, local, and federal law enforcement as they continue to respond to the attacks in new york, new jersey, and minnesota and bring those responsible to justice. i have talked with mayor de blasio. our team has been in close touch with authorities in new ork. we know they are doing everything they possibly can to keep us safe in this dangerous situation. i have also spoken to the governor of minnesota. like all americans, my thoughts are with those who were wounded, their families, and our brave irst responders.
this threat is real but so is our resolve. americans will not cower. we will prevail. e will defend our country, and we will defeat the evil, twisted deology of the terrorists. i am the only candidate in this race who has been part of the hard decisions to take terrorists off the battlefield, and i laid out a comprehensive plan to meet the evolving nature of the threat and take the fight to isis everywhere they threaten s, including online. i am grateful to have support and advice from a wide range of bipartisan national security leaders who have worked with both the democratic and republican presidents. we met up together earlier this month in new york. one of the points they emphasized was the need to upport state and local law enforcement who act as our first line of defense, making sure they have a resources, the raining, and intelligence they
need to effectively prevent and respond to terror attacks. in this weekend's events underscore how important that is. we should also launch an intelligence surge to help identify and thwart attacks before they can be carried out. we need to work more closely with silicon valley and other partners to counter terrorist propaganda and recruitment efforts online. and it is crucial that we continue to build trust between law enforcement and muslim merican communities. in the middle east, we have to smash isis' strongholds with an accelerated coalition air campaign, more support for arab and kurdish forces on the ground, and intense diplomatic fforts in syria, iraq, and across the region. working closely with allies and partners must be the top priority for our next commander n chief.
later today, i will discuss the threat of terrorism with the president of egypt and other world leaders. most of all, i want to say this to my fellow americans -- let us be vigilant but not afraid. we have faced threats before. if you see some thing or you hear something, report it immediately to local law enforcement authorities. i know we will meet this new danger with the same courage and vigilance. we choose resolve, not fear. we will not turn on each other or undermine our values. we stand together because we are stronger together in the face of this threat and every other challenge. i would be glad to take some questions. >> the person of interest in this case is an afghan immigrant, now u.s. citizen. what do you say to voters who may see this as a reason to upport trump's approach? mrs. clinton: it is true that a
suspect of interest has been identified, and we need to do everything we can to support law enforcement as they track him down to determine what role, if any, he played in these events. but let us remember, there are millions and millions of naturalized citizens in america from all over the world. there are millions of law-abiding, peaceful muslim americans. this is the kind of challenge that law enforcement can be and is prepared to address, namely going after anyone who would threaten the united states. so i am absolutely in favor of and have long been an advocate for tough vetting, making sure we do not let people into this country, not just people who come here to settle, but we need a better visa system. let's remember what happened on 9/11.
these were not refugees who got onto airplanes and attacked our ity and our country. so let's not get diverted and distracted by the kind of campaign rhetoric coming from the other side. this is a serious challenge. we are well-equipped to meet it, and we can do so in keeping with smart law enforcement, good intelligence, and in concert with our values. > secretary clinton, a white house is labeled these lone wolf attacks a top concern, and given this weekend's events, what more specifically should be done, and what would you do beyond what president obama has done? is the current plan enough? mrs. clinton: monica, i think that the lone wolf problem is one that we have to invest more time and more resources into combating. when i met with the distinguished group of national
security experts -- as i said, both democratic and republican with administration experiences -- they made a very strong point that the recruitment and radicalization that goes on online has to be much more vigorously intercepted and prevented. i have been saying this for quite some time, and i believe it is an important part of our strategy. the other point they made is that the recruiters for isis and these other terrorist groups look for people who, online, demonstrate the mental profile, the level of paranoia, the level of delusion, the level of disappointment if that is in is exploited by quite able errorist recruiters. so we have got to do a much more intensive effort, and that is why i mentioned silicon valley
in my remarks, not only to take down terrorist propaganda but to do everything we can to intercept and prevent radicalization and recruitment. and i think we are at the eginning of that, but there is much more we need to do, and the government cannot do this without the close participation of tech companies and experts online who can you us the tools and lead us to those who are attempting to promote attacks ike these. >> hi. are you concerned that this weekend's attacks are potential incidents in the coming weeks might be an attempt by isis sympathizers or really any other group to influence the presidential race in some way and presumably try to drive votes to donald trump, who is widely seen as perhaps being somebody who they would be more willing to or see as an easier
person to be against? mrs. clinton: jennifer, i do not want to speculate, but he was hat we know. and i think it is important for voters to hear this and weigh it in making the choice in november. we know that a lot of the rhetoric we have heard from donald trump has been seized on by terrorists, in particular, isis, because they are looking to make this into a war against islam, rather than a war against jihadists, violent terrorists, people who number in the maybe tens of thousands, not the tens of millions. they want to use that to recruit more fighters to their cause, by turning it into a religious conflict. that is why i have been very clear, we're going after the bad guys, and we're going to get them. that we are not going to go after an entire religion and give isis exactly what it is wanting in order for them to
enhance their position. secondly, we know that donald trump's comments have been used online for recruitment of terrorism. we have heard that from former cia director michael hayden, who made it very clear point when he said that donald trump is being used as a recruiting sergeant for the terrorists. we also know from the former head of our counterterrorism center, matt olson, that the kinds of rhetoric and language that mr. trump has used is giving aid and comfort to our adversaries. now look, as i said in my remarks, i am the only candidate in this race who has been part of the hard decisions to take terrorists off the battlefield. what does that mean? i was part of the national security team that worked with president obama and developed
strategies to fight the terrorists, and sometimes that involved direct kinetic action, sometimes that involved working with allies and partners, and sometimes that involved capture. i won't get into classified information, but i have sat at that table in the situation room. i have analyzed the threats. i have contributed to actions that have neutralized our enemies. i know how to do this, and i understand how we don't want this to get even bigger than it already is. so we're going to stay focused on what will work and how we deployed a strategy that will protect america, work with our allies and partners to take isis down, and have a strong counterterrorism effort online in order to try to defeat the ideology that stands behind these terrorist attacks.
>> secretary clinton, as you know, donald trump has had a lot to say about your record on this issue. over the weekend, one example -- under the leadership of obama and clinton, americans have experienced more attacks at home and then victories abroad. time to change the playbook. what is your reaction to that characterization? mrs. clinton: well, like so much else he says, it is not grounded in facts. it is meant to make some head of demagogic point. it is clear that we still have challenges. that is what i have been talking about throughout this campaign. i am prepared to, ready to actually take on this challenge is, not engage in a lot of, you know, irresponsible, reckless rhetoric, but to do the hard work, as i have done before, to put into place the strategies for local and state law enforcement, for an intelligence surge, for the kind of preventive actions we need to take here at home, and to
intensify our efforts to defeat isis. you don't hear a plan from him. you keep hearing him say, yeah, it is a secret plan. let's focus on what we can do, and what i have laid out is a path forward to keep us safer, protect our country, and go after the terrorists to finally destroy them. thank you. thank you, guys. >> this rally was held at the temple university campus. mrs. clinton: thank you.
thank you, temple! i am so delighted to be here with all of you. i've saw how much fun president obama had last week. i wanted to be here in philadelphia. before i begin with my remarks, i do want to say how proud i am of our brave first responders working to keep us safe after the attacks of the last weekend in new york, new jersey, and minnesota. [applause] mrs. clinton: there are now reports of a suspect in custody, but we must remain vigilant. this is a fast-moving situation and a sobering reminder that we need steady leadership in a dangerous world. i am here to talk about a number of the issues that are part of this election that really much ore than that. they are part of our future, the kind of country we want to have, the kind of people we wanted to be, and particularly, what kind
of opportunities we should be providing to the young people of america. i have a proud owl on my staff, jamyra -- [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: a philadelphia native who became an activist working to end the epidemic of gun violence right here in philadelphia. [applause] mrs. clinton: she loves temple, and we love her. i also want to thank lauren for that introduction. [applause] mrs. clinton: jamyra and lauren are two examples of why i have so much faith in our future. your generation is the most inclusive, progressive, and entrepreneurial than we have ever seen. as you heard, when lauren was in
college, she saw challenges facing students of color, but there was no naacp chapter to support them and promote ever city and inclusion on campus, so she started one. and lauren remains committed and engaged, working with an organization called generation progress, because she nderstands that active citizenship is a lifelong job, and the call of service never fades. now i know that with so much negativity out there, it is really easy to get cynical, especially about our politics. i remember wrestling with that challenge when i was a student during the vietnam war. it can be tempting to think that no one will tell you the truth and nothing is ever going to change. but you are here today because you refused to accept cynicism. you know that the next 50 days will shape the next 50 years.
and you see how much needs fixing in our country, from the soaring cost of college to the scourge of smic racism to the threats from climate change. but you also know the only way we can meet those challenges is if we made them together. you are here because you believe we can do just that. you want something to vote for, not just against. optimism, not resentment. answers, not anger. ideas, not insults. ridges, not walls. cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: you know, you are also here because you know this election is not a reality tv show.
it should not be about birth certificates or name-calling or stunts to get onto cable news. [cheers and applause] rs. clinton: this election comes down to a choice between two very different visions for america. i believe it is wrong to tear each other down. we should be lifting each other up. it is wrong to let income inequality get even worse. we have to make the economy work for everyone, not just those at the top. and it is wrong to put a loose cannon in charge at the start of another war. we should work with our allies to keep us safe. it comes down to this -- are we going to pit americans against each other and deepened the divide in this country or are we going to be, as i know we can, stronger together? cheers and applause]
mrs. clinton: i know what i believe, and i am going to close my campaign the same way i started my career, fighting for kids and young people and families. hat has been the cause of my life, and it will be the passion of my presidency, and i hope you will join me. we can't get distracted with the media or my opponent turns this election into a circus. my husband has a saying about that. he calls it "majoring in the minors," getting so wrapped up in staff that does not matter, you forget what is really important to your future and the future of this country. take the challenges facing young americans today. first of all, if you are willing to work hard, you should be able
to find a good job that pays well and let's you do what you love and make your mark in the world. cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: but that has been out of reach for too many young people trying to find your footing in the wake of the worst economic crisis since the great depression era that is why tim kaine and i have a plan to work with both parties and make a historic investment in good new jobs. we can create millions of jobs and make life a lot better, by doing things like connecting every household to broadband by 2020, installing half a billion solar panels, building a cleaner, more resilient electric grid with enough renewable energy to power every home in the country.
mrs. clinton: getting an education should give you a boost, not hold you back. but as you know better than most, tuition keeps going through the roof, and debt keeps piling up. i understand that temple was founded to democratize, diversify, and widen the reach of higher education. that is still a vital goal, so i worked with bernie sanders on a plan -- cheers and applause] rs. clinton: we came up with a plan that makes public college tuition free for working families and debt free for everyone. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: and if you already have debt, we will help you
efinance it and pay it back as a percentage of your income so you are never on the hook for more than you can afford. you can actually see how much you and your family can save under our plan by looking at the college calculator at hillaryclinton.com. and here is something we do not talk about enough -- a four-year degree should not be the only path for a good job in america. people should be able to learn a skill, practice a trade, and make a good living because of hat. so we are offering you tax credits to encourage companies to offer paid apprenticeships that let you earn while you learn and do more to dignify
skills across the board. the welders, machinists, health technicians, coders, and so many other fields. cheers and applause] another challenge i hear about all the time is from new parents about how hard it is to balance the demands of work and family in today's economy. families with different today than they did decades ago, i think we can all agree. ost need two incomes just to get by. and many people not changed jobs frequently and have wildly unpredictable schedules or they have to cobble together part-time work, all without the basic supports available to arents in nearly every other advanced country. that is why tim kaine and i have a plan to help working families with quality affordable childcare, preschool, and paid amily leave.
we fundamentally believe -- [applause] the more we can strengthen families, the stronger we will be as a ation. everywhere i go, young people also share their concerns about the divisiveness and discrimination we see in america today. you are not and you should not be satisfied with the progress we have made. you should keep wanting to right wrongs and fight for justice and dignity for all. we see, as lauren said, too many young black men and women made to feel like their lives are disposable, too many immigrants living in fear of deportation, too many young lgbt americans ullied, too many young women and men sexually assaulted on campus or in the military or at home, and more than previous generations, you understand that all these challenges are
intersecting, and we must take them on together. [applause] mrs. clinton: but you also see a republican nominee for president who incites hatred and violence like we have never seen before in any campaign. hate speech being normalized. the dog whistles are out in the open. yet, despite this, i remain convinced america's best days are ahead of us. in large part, that is because of the inspiring young people i meet everyday. i am inspired by astrid. i met her in las vegas last summer. she was brought to this country from mexico at the age of four
with nothing but a doll, a cross, and the dress she was wearing. now she is in her 20's and advocating for the rights of undocumented americans and comprehensive immigration reform. we should all join her in this. i am inspired by mikey, who i met in new york. mikey spent six months imprisoned for a low-level drug offense. after he got out, mikey discovered just how hard it is for people who have done their time to find good jobs and opportunities, but he persisted. and he managed to start his own ice cream shop in new york, and i can recommend -- it is delicious. we have to do more to help others get that second chance, including by banning the box and reforming our criminal justice system. [applause]
mrs. clinton: i am inspired by erica, one of the bravest young women i have ever met. her mother dawn was the principal of sandy hook school who died trying to protect her tudents. erica was devastated, but then she made it her mission to advocate for common sense gun safety reform. it has been painful for her. a lot of hate has come her way, and the gun lobby is so powerful. but erica won't give up. as she said, what if everyone who faced tough odds said, "it's hard, i am going to walk away"? that is not the top of world i want to live in. that is the spirit that makes this country great. we might get knocked down, but e get right back up again. cheers and applause]
mrs. clinton: and we refuse to quit no matter what. that is the spirit we need in his election, too. now i know that with washington paralyzed with big money and partisanship, the gaps between the change we want and the progress that politics should deliver look like a chasm. i also know that, even if you are totally opposed to donald trump, you may still have some uestions about me. i get that, and i want to do my best to answer those questions. when it comes to public service, the service part has always been easier for me than the public part. i will never be the showman my opponent is, and you know what's, that is ok with me. cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: and it is also true -- i do spend a lot of time
on the details of policy, like the precise interest rate on your student loans, right down o the decimal. but that is because it is not a detail for you. it is a big deal, and it should be a big deal to your president. so here -- [applause] mrs. clinton: so here is what i ask any voter who is still undecided -- give us both a fair hearing. hold us accountable for our ideas, both of us. i can't promise you will agree with me all the time, but i can promise you this -- no one will work harder to make your life better. i will never stop no matter how tough it gets. in fact, you can read about what tim and i want to do. we're not keeping it a secret. e have got a book called "stronger together."
mrs. clinton: that let me tell you a little bit about the values that drive me and my vision for the future, because you deserve that from anyone running for president. i want to share with you the stories of three women who at pivotal moments changed my life and set me on a course of social justice, activism, public service. the first woman is my mother. her name was dorothy. she was abandoned by her parents as a young girl here and she ended up out on her own at 14 orking as a housemaid. when i learned about this many years later, i asked how she managed to grow up into a warm, loving person and not become bitter and broken. and here is what she said. one word -- kindness. she was saved by the kindness of others. like the teacher who saw she had
nothing to eat at lunch and brought extra food to share. the lesson she passed on to me was simple but powerful. no one gets through life alone. we have to look out for each other and lift each other up. she made sure i learned the words from one of the creeds of our methodist faith, do all the good you can for all the people you can in all the ways you can as long as you ever can. that mission guides me still today. when i stumble, it helps pick me p. there is always more good to do and more people to help if we keep our eyes open, especially ids. when i met a terrified little girl in nevada who burst into ears because she worried her parents would be deported, it hit me right in the gut. knew how hard working her arents were.
i knew the sacrifices they were making so that she could have a better life. when i met little boy in flint, michigan, who got sick from drinking water, poisoned with lead, it just made me so angry and determined to work even harder. every one of our children deserves a chance to share in the promise of america. the second woman i want to tell you about is marian wright edelman. marian wright edelman, first african american to pass the mississippi bar. she was an ally of dr. king and
robert kennedy and the founder of the children's defense fund, an altogether remarkable erson. one day during my first semester and law school, i saw a flyer -- we used to have those -- on the campus bulletin board, and she was coming to give a lecture. i made sure to be there. what i heard was captivating. she talked about creating a head start program in mississippi and using her legal education to make life better for poor children and families. something just clicked in my brain. i began to see how i could
translate the commitment to helping others i learned from my mother and my church into real social change. i went up to her, and i said, could i work for you this summer? she said, sure, but i can't pay you. i said, well, i am paying my way through law school, so i have to et paid. she said, well, if you can figure how to get paid, you can have a job. so i figured out how to get a grant to get paid and went to work for her. after graduation, i could have followed my classmates to a high-powered law firm, but i went to work for marian at the children's defense fund instead. she's in the door-to-door in massachusetts on behalf of children with disabilities who were denied the chance to go to school back then. i remember meeting a young girl in a wheelchair on a small back porch of her house, and she told me how badly she wanted an ducation, that it just did not seem possible. my heart went out to her, and i wanted to help, but it became
clear to me that simply caring is not enough. that would not force the public schools to build more wheelchair ramps and put more resources into special education. i learned that to drive real progress, you have to change both hearts and laws. so we get it evidence. we build a coalition. our work helped convince when bill was elected president, a lot of people were surprised, and even threatened, by the idea of an activist as first lady, but i was not about to quit then either. i fought for universal health care and ended up working with republicans and democrats in congress to create the children's health insurance program, which covers 8 million kids today. cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: the third woman who changed my life was named sophia. the 17-year-old captain of a high school basketball team in
new york city. it was the late 1990's and democrats in new york were urging me to run for the senate, and i kept telling them no. after all, no first lady had ever done anything like that. i, myself, had not run for anything since student council. i had always been an advocate, not politician, but then one day i visited that school in new york for an event with young omen for athletes with billy -- billie jean king. hanging above our head was a big banner that said, "dare to compete." before my speech, sophia introduced me. he was tall, and she bent over and whispered in my ear, "dear to compete, mrs. clinton, dare to compete." once again, something just clicked. for years, i had been telling young women to step up, participate, do what you believe in -- could it be i was afraid to do something i had urged so many others to do?
well, it was a difficult transition, becoming a candidate for the first time back in that new york senate race. even all these years later, i confess, i don't enjoy doing some of the things that come naturally to most politicians, like talking about myself. but i took that leap then for the same reason i am running now, to even the odds for those with the odds stacked against them, especially children and families. i have learned that in a democracy, if you want to help the greatest number of people, you have to push for reform in from both the outside in and the inside out. we need activist and advocates, ntrepreneurs and innovators, teachers and mentors some of people who change lives everyday in a million quiet ways. we also need strong principled leaders who can win votes, write laws, allocate resources, do the slow, hard business of governing.
of course, politics can be discouraging here this election, in particular, can be downright depressing sometimes. but it matters, it really does. it matters for our families, our communities, and our country and the world. our most cherished values are at stake. every election is important, from school board to state senate to president. ut this time is different. we are facing a candidate with a long history of racial discrimination in his businesses, who retweets white supremacists, who led the birther movement to delegitimize our first black president, and he is still lying about it today. he refuses to apologize to president obama, his family, and the american people. we have to stand up to this ate.
we cannot let it go on. cheers and applause] cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: and when we do that, we send a clear message -- america is better than this. america is better than donald trump. just as important, we have a chance to make real progress together in our country. [applause] mrs. clinton: i need you.
i need you as partners, not just for winning this election, but for driving real change over the next four years. the fights ahead of us are bigger than one election, one president, or even one generation. it is going to take all of us working side-by-side to build the kind of future we want. that is why if i am in the white house, young people will always have
a seat at any table where any decision is being made. cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: so if you believe diversity is america's strength, not america's burden, join s. if you believe the minimum wage should be a living wage and no one working full time should have to raise their children in poverty, join us. cheers and applause]
mrs. clinton: if you believe that climate change
is real and that we can save our planet while creating millions of good paying clean energy jobs, join [cheers and applause] if you believe that every man, woman, and child in america has the right to affordable quality ealth care, join us. if you believe we could finally guaranty equal pay for women, join us. cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: and here is how you can join us -- go to iwillvote.com and register today. register your friends.
register everyone you know. this is going to be close. we need everyone off the sidelines. not voting is not an option. that just plays into trump's hands. t really does. mrs. clinton: text join to 47246 right now or go to hillaryclinton.com and sign up o volunteer. i understand if you are at emple, you are already organizing campaign tailgates at every football game and having a lot of fun doing it. we have 50 days, 50 days, to reach everybody we possibly can, to not only win an election -- that is just the first step, but then keep the progress going, go even further, make it absolutely clear that we are going to shape
a future that represents the best of who we are. so talk to your classmates, talk to your neighbors. help us stand up to our best values and reject prejudice and paranoia. [applause] mrs. clinton: you know, i mentioned my mother and the indness she experienced. her life was so neglected that when she went to work as that housekeeper/babysitter at the age of 14, it was the first time she ever saw a family that loved ach other, where the parents loved their children, cared for them, planned for them, where she learned the lessons that enabled her to be such an extraordinary mother to me and my brothers.
everything i have learned in my life convinces me that love trumps hate. cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: so please join us in working together. there is no doubt in my mind that young people have more at stake in this election than any other age group, and when you turn out and vote this fall, we will be sending a message much larger than even the outcome. we will say we can build a future where all our children have an opportunity to live up to their god-given potential, no matter who they are, where they are from, what they look like, or who they love. that is the america we believe in. that is the america worth fighting for. that is what we have got to do to stand together.
and it's great toe be back in florida -- to be back in florida. my second home as you know. we love florida. that was a great victory for us in the primaries. this is what going to take other and we're mber 8 going to make our country great again. we're going to do, some, some job. >> thank you. as you know we're doing very well in the pollsnd and we're leading in many, many states including great state of florida. and we do expect to win florida. i really expect it. we're going to win florida. we're going to win the white house. and we are going to be so happy with winning again, right? for a country.
our country. but today we have some very, very serious matters to discuss let me begin by thanking our ncredible law enforcements officers who don't get the when i'm y, but president they will get the president. what a facked job. >> what a fantastic job they do. incredible. >> there have been islamic terrorist attacks in minnesota and knock city and in new jersey. many re -- attacks were because of our ex-tromely open immigration system which fails
to properly vet and screen the individuals or families coming into our country? >> got be careful. >> attack after attack. from 911 do san bernardino. we have seen how failures describe the screen. uts all of our citizens in our room. we had danger. >> let's state very, very clearly. is rant -- security national security. y opponent has the most open everrs policy of anyone to seek. as secretary of state. she allowed thousands of
criminal ail generals to be released into our community because their home countries wouldn't take them back. they didn't want them. they didn't want them. they were too bad. they said keep them, everything. and she did nothing about it. now, she wants a 550% increase in syrian refugees. ove the high numbers that we already see. her plan would bring in 620,000 refugee with no effective way to screen them or vet them. law enforcement said there's no way. her plan would cost $400 billion n terms of whale father.
>> you can't have vetting if you don't look at ideology. and hillary clinton refuses to consider and therefore they're likelihood of being recorded into the terry cloths some time later in the day. which is going to happen. this isn't just a matter of terrorists. it was as question of quality of life. we want to make sure we are onlyly admitting people who love our country. we want them to love our country. cheers and applause] and we want them to love our eople. we support immigration that strengthens enough. people who come here they support our values as they want
to oup hold our constitutional. my we will uphold the constitution of the united states. [cheers and applause] i will honor that duty to the fully extent ever single day and i will never waiver -- and i ill tell you that i consider a sacred obligation. . . it's just the plain facts that our current immigration system makes no real attempt to determine the views of the
people entering. since 9/11, hundreds of immigrants and their children from high-risk regions have been implicated in terrorism and terrorist-related activity in the united states -- hundreds and hundreds. the senate subcommittee on immigration, chaired by senator jeff sessions, who is a truly great senator and man, has released this information in great detail, and we encourage you all to look at up. now we learn today that another 858 immigrants from dangerous countries have slipped into our country and have been granted full citizenship despite pending deportation orders. [booing] mr. trump: these are people that were supposed to be deported, and they were given full citizenship. they made a mistake. this is totally unacceptable. altogether, there are nearly one million individuals in the united states with deportation orders who have not yet been