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million because someone forgot to send a letter. we'll be back in 30 minutes. >> see you then. s ioning s captioning sponsored by cbs >> mason: shattered dreams. >> my heart aches today. >> we know that we are worthy of being here. >> i have a love for these people. undocumented immigrants.ent g, >> most americans know how heartless this daca decision is. >> but there's nothing compassionate about the failure to enforce immigration laws. >> mason: also tonight, this immigrant might have faced deportation, but he died rescuing victims of harvey. south florida prepares for a potentially catastrophic hurricane. >> if you were going to create the worst-case scenario, that's what we're now looking at. >> mason: and, age is no barrier to his battle with nature. >> you really use your survival instincts when you're out at sea.
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this is the "cbs evening news." >> mason: and this is our western edition. good evening. i'm anthony mason. a promise kept by president trump is a dream lost for thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the united states as children. the president today rescinded the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, better known as daca, which protected these young immigrants from deportation. we have reports from both ends of pennsylvania avenue and reaction from around the country. first, major garrett at the white house. >> i have a great heart for the folks we're talking about. >> reporter: president trump said his decision to cancel daca means congress must act. >> i have a love for these people and hopefully, now congress will be able to help them. >> reporter: earlier, attorney general jeff sessions called daca unconstitutional. >> the policy was implemented
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unilaterally to great controversy and legal concern after congress rejected legislative proposals to extend similar benefits on numerous occasions to this same group of illegal aliens. >> reporter: president obama implemented daca in 2012. it granted renewable, two-year work permits to applicants who passed a criminal background check and met other qualifications. the executive action removed the specter of deportation but did not provide a path to citizenship. deportations will not begin immediately. existing applications will be processed, but no new applications for work permits will be accepted. those with permits scheduled to expire in the next six months have until october 5 to apply for an extension. if a permit expires after march 5, 2018, the holder could be subject to removal. the move sparked protests around the country. supporters of the program note
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that many of the roughly 800,000 people covered hold full-time jobs, are enrolled in college, or serve in the military. on facebook, former president obama called the decision "self-defeating," and "cruel," writing, "kicking them out won't lower the unemployment rate or lighten anyone's taxes or raise anybody's wages." white house press secretary sarah sanders said president trump wrestled with his decision. would he be willing to sign something that simply addresses daca legislatively? >> the president wants to see responsible immigration reform and he wants that to be part of it. but, again, we can't take just a one-piece fix. >> reporter: as part of that comprehensive immigration reform, the white house also wants funds for a border wall, merit-based rules for legal immigration, and visa reforms. well, these and other immigration issues have tied congress in knots for years. and my colleague, nancy cordes, has been gauging reaction on capitol hill.
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>> reporter: major, nothing forces lawmakers' hands like a deadline, but when it comes to immigration reform in particular, even a deadline may not be enough to break the logjam. >> the congress is going to have to up its game. >> reporter: on capitol hill, six months is not a long time, especially when it comes to one of the most contentious issues. >> these people are our doctors, our teachers, our neighbors. >> america must be a nation of laws. >> reporter: the republican house speaker, paul ryan, expressed hope, not certainty, that congress will find consensus so that "those who have done nothing wrong can still contribute as a valued part of this great country." >> put yourself in their shoes. >> reporter: but congressional d action was what led president obama to resort to daca in the first place. >> we are now in a countdown toward deportation. >> reporter: illinois democrat, dick durbin, first proposed a solution called the dream act 16 years ago.
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today, he and republican lindsay graham urged colleagues to finally pass the bill, which stuld allow immigrant students to apply for legal status, and potentially to gain citizenship if they go to college or serve in the u.s. military. >> they have no other country, other than america. they're no more connected to their home country than i am to scotland, where my grandfather came from. >> reporter: there are a lot of republicans who feel that if you give these young people legal status, you're just going to incentivize more people to bring their kids here illegally. how do you change their minds? >> one, this is a real-time problem. the kids will be thrown back into the darkness. that doesn't help fix a broken immigration system to be-- to take these kids and ruin their lives, and that's what you'd be doing. >> reporter: but even republicans who agree with him are likely to demand that any bill that includes legalization measures also include border security measures, like funding for a new wall. and that is something the
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democrats have vowed to oppose. so you can see, anthony, how, for all of these people whose livelihoods and lives hang in the balance, the biggest obstacle could be gridlock. >> mason: nancy cordes. thank you, nancy. now the reaction from immigrants directly affected, and their supporters. for that we go to john blackstone. >> shame! shame! >> reporter: the decision to end daca triggered protests across the country. thousands gathered near the white house and outside trump tower in new york. high school students staged a walkout in downtown denver, and in los angeles, some of those able to come out of the shadows because of daca told their stories. >> my heart aches today. >> reporter: yamilex asked us to use only her first name. she says her family came here when she was seven to escape violence in guatemala. >> we went through so much things that a seven-year-old should never have to go, but it was all because we knew that in this country we would have more opportunities. >> reporter: and now? >> where do i go from here? >> reporter: ivan ceja, now 26,
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was just nine months old when his family crossed the border from mexico. >> i know i'm vulnerable. that's valid. i know i can be deported tomorrow. but i'm not going to go down and give this trump, or sessions, the luxury of seeing me defeated. >> reporter: in phoenix, daca recipients and their families listened to attorney general sessions' announcement and shed tears. vlad stoicescu ghica, a daca recipient born in romania, watched the attorney general on nts laptop in berkeley, where he is now a graduate student. >> i'm not going to, obviously, be eligible to work anymore, and so financially, it's going to cause a huge stress. >> reporter: today, miss reyes proudly wore the cap and sash from her community college graduation. this fall, she starts at the university of california-davis. but now, those dreams don't seem quite so clear. >> no, but i have hope as a way. >> reporter: many of those who have benefited from daca say
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that in spite of the new risk, they will continue to speak up in protest. as they're doing here in los angeles this evening, and more demonstrations are planned for across the country. anthony. >> mason: john blackstone. thanks very much, john. a major hurricane is threatening amuth florida. irma became a category 5 today with maximum sustained winds of 185 miles an hour, the most powerful ever recorded in the atlantic. craig setzer is chief meterologist at wfor, our cbs station in miami. craig, how is the storm tracking? >> the storm is tracking to the west, and not forecast to lose any intensity. it's going to be a bad night, if not a catastrophic night in the northern leeward islands tonight. then after that, it's along the northern caribbean islands, puerto rico under the gun here. still forecast to be category 5. this is the thursday time frame. further west it goes, and as we get into the saturday-sunday time frame, the cone widens out, of course, because of the uncertainty. and it should be somewhere in
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this general area, but lots of possibilities. if it's further to the south, could weaken over cuba just a little bit, still expected to be a quite powerful storm. but if it stays over the water, it's going to be pushing a tremendous amount of storm surge with it, and that could be very impactful for south florida as well as the keys. to show the uncertainty, we're showing one model here. it's run many different times. this is the saturday evening timeframe here, and you can see all these different numbers. they're all possibilities of where the storm could be. then sometime between saturday night and sunday, it's going to turn to the north. is it going to be up here? is it going to be right across florida? is it going to be in the gulf coast? to early to tell. just a lot of uncertainties. so the word here to everybody is just prepare, prepare, prepare. anthony. >> mason: craig setzer with wfor in miami. thanks, craig. the last major storm to hit florida was hurricane wilma in 2005. the governor is taking no chances. here's manuel bojorquez. >> the big thing is, this is a dangerous storm. i don't want to lose one person. >> reporter: an urgent warning from florida governor rick scott, who has already declared
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a statewide emergency. the first area of concern, the florida keys, with more than 80,000 residents and tourists. much of the island chain sits at three to five feet above sea level and the storm surge could be 10 feet. emergency manager martin senterfitt: >> for the florida keys, if you were going to create the worst- case scenario, that's what we're now looking at. >> reporter: traffic out of the islands is building, with mandatory evacuations starting tomorrow. we found residents like susan berenyi taking no chances. se it's unnerving only because of, what are we going to come back to, the aftermath? >> reporter: throughout south florida, people are stocking up on water and other supplies, leaving some store shelves bare. in flood-prone miami beach, where a simple storm in august flooded streets, pumps are in place, but they're not built for a hurricane. still, with evacuation zones expanding, we found some plan to stay.
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>> i have family up in boynton. i can go there, but i mean, i can't, you know-- the captain has got to stay with the ship, right? in reporter: adding to the urgency of evacuating the keys is that bridge-- highway 1 is the only way in or out. governor scott has already activated 100 national guard troops to help with hurricane preparations and 7,000 more will report for duty on friday. anthony. >> mason: manuel bojorquez, thank you, manuel. in texas, the death toll from hurricane harvey rose to at least 63 today. more than 88,000 people are living in red cross shelters or hotel rooms provided by fema. the mayor of houston today lifted a midnight to 5:00 a.m. curfew, the latest sign the city is slowly recovering. the toll from harvey includes a 31-year-old undocumented immigrant who could have faced deportation next year. instead, he died a hero. omar villafranca has the story. >> reporter: "my son went to a
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place where there are no borders. god never places borders." rita ruiz de guillen remembered her son, alonso, as a caring person with a big heart. and she says, the images of people stranded in houston floodwaters affected him deeply. that's why last tuesday, he and a friend drove 120 miles from lufkin, texas to houston, to rescue people stuck in an apartment. they were in a boat that hit a bridge and capsized. he and his friend went under water. the next day, his father, jesus, went to look for his son's body. "he is my son, and i made a promise to not come back until i find him because i could not leave him there. it hurts so much to lose him." four days later, they found guillen's body downstream.
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the 31-year-old, a father and a dog lover, worked as a d.j. in lufkin, seen here in this video: urging people to vote, even though he couldn't cast a ballot. guillen was an undocumented immigrant. he came to the u.s. from mexico when he was 15 to live with his dad, a permanent resident. he signed up for daca, and as a dreamer, was working towards citizenship. guillen's mother supports daca and says there are other young dreamers who share her son's spirit who are making this country great. "the u.s. should see that there is a future for these young people. if they get the opportunity, they'll do a lot for this nation." residents in his adopted hometown are raising money for his funeral. omar villafranca, cbs news, lufkin, texas. >> mason: and a program note-- cbs will join the other major television networks to bring you
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a one-hour telethon for flood victims. our norah o'donnell will be among the hosts for "hand in hand: a benefit for hurricane harvey relief," which airs next tuesday evening at 8:00, 7:00 central. and coming up next on the "cbs evening news," signs kim jong-un is planning more provocative action. nexium can take 24 hours. when heartburn strikes, take zantac for faster relief than nexium or your money back. take the zantac it challenge. new charmin ultra soft! it's softer than ever. new charmin ultra soft is softer than ever... so it's harder to resist. okay, this is getting a little weird. enjoy the go! with charmin!
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there is this cartoon-character stereotype of kim jong-un. is he a mad man? >> no, he is not a mad man. >> reporter: andrei lankov is a professor at kookmin university in seoul. he's followed kim jong-un since he took over at age 27 in 2011. he consolidated his power by killing his uncle and reportedly having his elder half-brother assassinated in a malaysian airport. >> he is ruthless and homicidal exactly because he is irrational. it is not a joke for somebody who is shy of killing people. >> reporter: lankov says kim jong-un wants nuclear weapons so his regime can't be overthrown by the u.s. with help from south korea. north korean weapons program expert daniel pinkston: >> it's very clear what they want. it's to achieve the final victory, which means unifying korea on their terms. secondly, it means expelling the s ited states from the region.
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and they continue to develop strategies every day to achieve those goals. >> reporter: none of the experts we've talked to believe that north korea would actually make a preemptive strike on the united states or here in south korea. but a big question now is, what happens if north korea continues to launch missiles over japan, and how does the u.s. respond? anthony. >> mason: the big question, indeed. ben tracy in seoul, thanks. when we come back, baseball's high-tech cheating scandal.
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>> mason: a french gossip magazine and two paparazzi will have to pay up for publishing topless photos of kate, the duchess of cambridge. the pictures were taken as she and prince william vacationed in the south of france in 2012. today, a french court ordered two executives and the photographers to pay fines and damages totaling nearly $170,000.
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major league baseball is investigating whether the boston red sox used a high-tech device to cheat last month. the new york yankees claim boston's rafael devers hit a home run after being told what pitch to expect. the signal was allegedly relayed by someone in the dugout using an apple watch. the "new york times" reports the red sox admit to the scheme, but accuse the yankees of doing something similar. stealing signs is not against the rules, but using electronic equipment to do it, is. and, the public will soon get a chance to shop around at the detroit mansion once owned by motown founder berry gordy jr. the house was recently sold for more than $1.5 million. everything inside is up for auction next month, including origin pressings of motown singles and gordie's steinway, which he often played with some of his label's biggest stars, including stevie wonder and the supremes. up next, "living stronger:" a
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>> reporter: the 635-mile journey is difficult and exhausting. teammates exist on only 30- minute cat naps. >> you're dealing with the forces of nature, back to your primeval self. >> reporter: you're how old, 80? >> 80, right. >> reporter: and you're still ndcing. >> i love it, never stopped. >> reporter: he's been sailing since the age of four, and as much as he loved the early boats there was always the feeling that he could do better. >> my brain sort of analyzes what i like about the boat and what i don't like about the boat. >> reporter: finally in 1976, he quit his job to try building boats of his own design out of their garage. there are now over 14,000 j-boats on the water. known for their speed, stability, and safety, they've become one of the most popular types of sailboats in the world. >> you got everything ready to go up there? >> reporter: his key to living stronger? sharing his love of sailing with others. >> the thing i really found out along the way is that i'm a much better communicator of this passion through my sailboat designs.
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i design a boat and people love to sail them. that's my real satisfaction is to be able to do that. it's like maybe the only talent that i have, you know. ( laughter ) >> reporter: j-boats is a full- time family business, but it still affords johnstone time to etst his mettle, man against sea. what is it about it that you like so much? >> well, i'm good at it. that's always-- when you're good at something, you always like to keep doing it, you know. >> reporter: rod johnstone at 80 still likes to win, never forgetting that with the life and career he chose, he already has. don dahler, cbs news, newport, rhode island. >> mason: beautiful shot. i must go down to the sea again. that's the "cbs evening news." i'm anthony mason in new york. thanks for watching. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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taxpayers on the hook for 6 million dollars.. all be someone forgot to send a . kpix 5 news begins with a school budget fail. on the hook now for $6 million all because someone forgot to send a letter. good evening. i'm veronica, new at 6:00 the palo alto school district did not want to give teachers raises this year but it's going to happen anyway. the simple mistake that's having big consequences. >> it was both a misunderstanding and a mistake. >> and it was a costly mistake. a budget blunder with a 6 million-dollar mistake. >> last year over 3% shortfall, we immediately went into cutting mode, budget adjustment mode. >> the school district slashed more than $6 million but the one thing they failed to do was
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to notify the teacher's union in writing that they were negotiating a raise teachers were expecting this year. and once that notification deadline came and went the district was basically on the hook for the money. >> without written we were obligated to pay the 3%. >> the educators association, the union representing teachers released a statement saying >> to people who have lost confidence in your ability to manage the district's finances you say what? >> i say that this was, again, a mistake, and a misunderstanding. and we have a plan for going forward. and the money is not lost. it's going to teacher compensation. >> palo alto, kpix. no


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