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nbc news exclusive. our kate snow speaks to undocumented workers who were just fired from a trump-managed property. here what they had to say about the president. >> and the u.s. xptbreak. with 349 cases in 26 states in the past year. >> and new evidence in a custody dispute that ended with police killing a parent at a school in oregon. and kamala harris makes it official as thousands turn out to support the 2020 white house hopeful. and "black panther" dominants at the s.a.g. awards. early today starts right now.
good monday morning. i'm frances rivera. cracking down on illegal immigration is a cornerstone of president trump's platform. now there's new evidence that another one of his golf clubs was employing undocumented workers. this one 30 miles out of manhattan. several former employees at the westchester county are coming forward to tell their exclusivey with kate snow. >> reporter: for 14 years, she worked in westchester county, new york. >> i liked painting, plumbing, everything we have to fix. >> in the apartment he shares he shows us his uniform and years of pay stubs. she was a seasonal housekeeper for three years, both puebla, mexico. they crossed the border on foot. >> reporter: why did you come
here illegally? >> to give them a better life. >> reporter: you wanted to work? >> yeah. >> reporter: they both say they presented forged green cards and security cards when hired. >> reporter: they didn't ask any questions. >>ons,o nothing. >> did anyone direct you to get false documents? >> no. >> but he thinks people at the highest levels of the trump organization knew they were hiring undocumented workers to stave money, paying low wages and no benefits. >> reporter: do you think they know your documents were false? >> that's what i think, like because they need employees and like they don't check like -- really good. >> our jobs are being stripped from our country like we're babies. >> reporter: gabriel said president trump spoke with him during his years at the club and suspects the president also knew there were undocumented workers on staff. >> i can't be her about that,
hinkhe president must have known? >> he must know. >> we spoke with six undocumented workers, a dozen say ey were fired on january 18th. margarita cruz recorded her meeting. in a statement to nbc news, the trump organization's eric trump says we have tens of thousands across our employees and have strict hiring practices. we take this issue very seriously. this is one of the reasons my father is fighting so hard for immigration reform. the system is broken. now, the workers's attorney is taking some of them to capitol hill to meet with democrats. >> the trump organization is a criminal enterprise. there is a federal crime here. and these people who were fired are material witnesses to a federal crime. >> our thanks to kate snow. that attorney is calling for federal and state
investigations. the white house had no comment on the suggestion that the president knew about the undocumented workers. this morning the government is back in business. for now. hundreds of thousands of federal return to work today in the wake of the longest shutdown in hoe. national monuments reopened over the weekend after president trump signed a measure to fund the government, but only for three weeks. which means we could go through this all over again. the president threatened to resume the shutdown on february 15th if he doesn't get funding for the wall. kelly o'donnell has the latest. >> reporter: handmade signs at one national park service visitor center show the federal government is not fully back in business. but at some landmarks and monuments, park rangers return to duty. >> this is the first day of restored operations. >> reporter: also the message makers, shaping the next round
of the border funding battle. >> a chance for the democrats to prove whether or not they really do believe in border security and are willing to go against nancy pelosi or whether ot are leadership that they will never vote for a barrier on the southern border. >> reporter: a noteworthy signal from house democratic leadership. maybe yes to a fence. >> in the past we have supported, as you know, enhanced fencing. and i think that's something that reasonable that should be on the table. i don't want to get out ahead of the process. >> reporter: that process belongs to a bipartisan negotiating team that includes missouri republican roy blunt. >> let's find solutions. let's not continue to disappoint the people we work for by not showing the ability to work together. >> reporter: republican marco rubio said president trump should not resort to declaring a national emergency to build the wall. >> you could very well wind up t
and many lawmakers are opposed. passed to fund borde white house officials say the risk, a court challenge. president would prefer not to use that power. his defenders say president trump will ultimately be judged, success or failure, on the shutdown and wall at the end of this process when there is some kind of outcome and not while negotiations are still under way. >> kelly o'donnell reporting from the white house. kelly, thanks. a measles outbreak is flaring up at an alarming rate in washington. there are 35 confirmed cases in the state. 34 are in clark county a lope. that's just across the river from portland, more alarming is of the people infected never had their measles vaccine. the governor has declared a state of em and the department of health is urging people to get their measles vaccine if they don't already have it. in oregon, a new evidence in a custody dispute that ended with police killing a parent at a school.
we do want to warn you the video you are about to see is disturbing. >> reporter: this police body cam video is our first look at a deadly confrontation at a oregon middle school. two officers were else coring a parent outside. he wouldn't leave their daughter's school amidst a custody battle with the girl's mother. body clander owes resisting. >> you are under arrest. once outside body cam shows him resisting yelling at police as officers try to make an arrest. the struggle between him and the officer goes to the ground. that's when police say the 30-year-old pulls out a handgun and fires twice. police return fire killing the parent. his own daughter witnessing the incident. investigators say the gun was fully loaded wre ammo. the family attorney says they're seeking an independent investigation. complex situation that resulted in the
tragic death of their loved one. >> the district attorney says just last year the fbi investigated him over violent anti-government posts. agents concluded there wasn't enough evidence to prove any crime. the manhunt for a suspect in a louisiana killing spree has come to an end. dakota theriot, accused of murdering five people, has been taken into custody. the the sheriff police had been staying in the home and although the family strongly denies they had been dating. 25 miles south of baton rouge, also fatally shot his parents. his father was still alive when deputies arrived on the scene. >> we was able to get a dying declaration from him. only enough information to let us know that it was his son that committed this act. >> authorities were richmond, virginia when he arrived at his
grandmother's house sunday. a suspect in a downtown denver shooting is under arrest after a standoff with authorities. two police officers were wounded in the gun battle. initial reports of shots fired ended in police deploying chemical agents and a house going up in flames after a heated exchange of gunfire. following the hours-long standoff, the two officers shot, a veteran and a rookie, were hospitalized in fair condition. the suspect, who had earlier barricaded himself in the house, was taken away by ambulance. a denver s.w.a.t. officer was reported injured in the crash as his team was headeo he is expected to make a full recovery. an investigation is ongoing. a somber procession in texas for a canine deputy killed while trying to save others. officials say the canine named chucky was shot several times by a suspect after a high-speed chase. chucky was able to grab hold of the individual who had jumped out of his vehicle and ran. officers fired at and wounded the suspect who now faces charges, including felony
interfering with a police animal and attempted capital phurld mu a police officer. the democratic field is getting more crowded as kamala harris officially kicks off her 2020 campaign. >> i stand before you today to announce my candidacy for president of the united states. >> more than 20,000 people gathered for the center's first big campaign rally in her hometown of oakland, california. not surprisingly, she attacked many of the policies of the trump administration. >> when we have children in cages crying for their mothers and fathers, or don't you dare call that border security. that's a human rights abuse. and that's not our america! >> senator harris also said she would deliver the largest middle class tax cut in a generation. the race for 2020 could get a major shakeup if former ceo of
starbucks enters the race. howard schultz says he's seriously considering as running as a centrist independent. according to forbes, schultz's net worth is worth $3.4 billion. switch to go weather now. there are breathtaking numbers. >> good morning. yeah. millions of people will experience some of the coldest temperatures they have ever seen in their lifetime. we will see the coldest temperatures in 20, 25 years in areas of the midwest. so 25 million people at risk of windchills of negative 25 to negative 55. we show you these numbers. this is as cold as it gets with this arctic outbreak. today is not bad. i'm saying negative 25 is not bad. that is still dangerous. negative 4 in c. look what happens tomorr. weee from theminnpolis. negative 48 in fargo. can you believe itts w,se in fa
we get to whatsoever for all t west as we go throughout the beginning of this week. we won't have active weather until the end of the week. and there will be a lot of airport problems not just because of the cold e. there's a snowstorm too. >> let's just call off wednesday. how about that? >> thanks, bill. ahead, samsung goes green in a big way. and road rage taken to a new extreme. however a man wound up clinging to hood of an suv. i witnessed,
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you were arrested and charged with seven felony counts including lying to congress. >> it was four counts. >> the indictment says seven. >> okay, i'm lying. >> thank you for your time, mr. stone. >> pardon me? ino. that wasn't a question. i was saying that to the president. pardon me. we'll see soon enoug president is listening. >> steve martin, that's a good one. >> it's been a while. the 25th annual screen actors guild awards were filled major wins and unexpected losses. but if you missed it, we have the highlights. >> black panther. >> reporter: the award nomination for best picture, top honors, winning best cast. >> we knew that we had something special that we wanted to give the world. >> the win could give black panther oscar momentum. but it is already there for glenn close. she took best female actor for
"the wife." and rami malek, best actor for "bohemian rhapsody". >> this just seems extraordinary to me. >> emily blunt for aui and the hit family drama made back-to-back wins for best drama ensemble. >> thank you for embracing a show that is about life. >> and sandra oh and jason bateman. for owe zach and killing eve. >> no way you can possibly know that. >> reporter: a clean sweep for amazon's the marvelous mrs. maze el. best actor and best female actor for rachel brosnahan. >> thank you for bringing us all together and thank you for taking a chance on us. >> reporter: s.a.g. honored alan al da. decades of stage and screen
roles along with miss emmy-winning work on "mash." mark barger, nbc news. best picture race is getting good. >> uh-huh, yeah. >> the odds are against "black panther" going into it. but gaining momentum now. >> after these s.a.g. awards, we don't know. >> a few weeks away. i like it, though. >> we hope your week is off to a great start. i'marley m
breaking overnight. a tornado strikes in florida. details are still coming in to nbc news. we'll have the latest as record cold temperatures are striking sections of the country from part of the polar vortex that broke away. to an nbc exclusive. kate snow speaks to directly to a number of undocumented workers recently fired from trump owned and managed properties. today in court, the two men