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about putting up a fence, why don't we work out some type of recognition of our mutual problems, make it possible for them to come here legally with a work permit, and then while they're working an earning here, they pay taxes here. i'd like to see something done about the illegal alien problem that would be so sensitive and so understanding about labor needs and human needs that that problem wouldn't come up. these are good people, strong people, part of my family is a mexican. the number of undocumented immigrants skyrocketed. it is true our borders are out of control. it is also true this has been an issue on our border back through a number of administrations. i supported this bill 13 i believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and have lived here even though some time back they may have entered illegally. nine eleven
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nine eleven exposed weaknesses on the southern border and gave rise to the department of homeland security. this problem has been growing for decades and past efforts to address it have failed. people are coming here to work, and many don't have a lawful way to come to america. and so they're sneaking in. today our immigration and everybody knows it. even as we are a nation of immigrants, we are also a nation of laws. undocumented workers who broke our laws must be held accountable we need comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship. if it weren't for me, you wouldn't even be talking about immigration. we need to build a wall (((the border)))
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clinton on left, trump on right) 4604 let's be sure we pass comprehensive immigration reform. 4637 it's time for them to come out of the shadows, and have the opp for the future 20006 a trump administration will also secure and defend the borders of the us. and yes, we will build a wall. election day is two days aways. no doubt you've heard the back and forth between the candidates on immigration. that's where we focus our fox5 news special: the border. i'm christine maddela. fox5 traveled to the u-s mexico border to show you the many sides of the issue, and how what goes on there affects us here at home. as you'll learn... the border battle isn't a new one. welcome to the sonoran desert. i love the wilderness and this is beautiful this particular section of the border here, you can see how remote it is, and how open. there is no law enforcement here. robert crooks lives in las vegas. but it's here, where he and other self proclaimed patriots found their passion. their purpose. this is on our own
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volunteer. we believe as john f kennedy said "ask not what your country can do for yo i've been doing this for 10 years, for 10 years i've been on the border screaming, somebody look at this problem throughout the years that one problem ate at them, these illegals come across here nagged them... priority one- border. we've gotta stop this endemic narcotics trafficking. it's killing our kids. it's killing our country. it's the tie that binds. their common goal. priority one- secure the border i love my country. i want the country to be our country. it's a country of laws and laws should be obeyed. that's why i'm here they're frustrated. they're taking jobs away from us angry. this is our country. not theirs motivated. people say why doesn't someone do something? well, why don't you do something. we can all do something i want to see our country remain the united states. you start erasing borders, we surrender sovereignty we packed up and traveled with
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desert that looked barren, isolated, and miles from anything or anyone. until we looked closer. rather than solve or attempt to solve the border and smuggling problems, the fed govt decided we'll just put some warning signs up here and try to keep us citizens outta here (nightvision) the warning signs read: "travel caution" smuggling and illegal immigration may be encountered in this area but this area is mainly for... narcotics trafficking. this particular area. the bureau of land management's website for the sonoran desert national monument boasts the most biologically diverse of the north american deserts. there's also a warning: visitors should be aware that narcotic smuggling activities occur within the monument. if you see any activity that looks illegal, do not inter warns: cell phone service is often out of range. this place is spooky, very very spooky. aint no 7- 11s, 911 don't work out here. (laughing) so where we are now, there are cartel members around? they're watching us now. keep your eye toward that south side over there for years the county sheriff has called for stricter laws to slow drug smuggling through arizona. this is very corrupt out here. it's very scandalous. it's not safe, it's not safe, not very
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nightvision converted1554 these boys down south they got no conscience. i know for a fact. we know what w'ere doing. we know this is dangerous. very dangerous. where you'er at right now, this is nomans land, this is war, this is the war in america that nobody wants to talk about. this is a barefoot invation of our nation. every night, every day, every night, nobody wants to talk about it that's the mountain minutemen and border protector's main focus. we only fight the heroin cartel this is international narcotics trafficking. get that through your head. this is not, this is narcotics insurgency on a multi-billion dollar level. the dope that's coming across, it's not a little bag of weed. these are 20lb heroin. 20lbs of crystal meth or pure cocaine our camp was in the same area sheriff's deputies have arrested 21 smugglers with two-way radios and more than 1500 pounds of marijuana in one day. we hiked the day. we hiked the mountains
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valley. we found shoes, blankets, backpacks... some hats, some rope evidence people had been there. those people, robert claims, are drug traffickers. binocular case. that oughta tell you something. they got the binoculars but they left the case. they sit up here and watch the roads. see what i'm saying? sit right up here, watch across the, monitor everything happening on ramp off ramp where we're heading is trecherous, probaly lethal is to get here. these people have probably carried a pack for 100s of miles through adverse weather and extreme temperatures to get this far. it's unfortunate when that's the only work they can get. this is endemic of the drug smugglers. they're booties, smuggler booties they will cut it, lace it. just slip it over their shoes. across the border so their footprints don't leave tracks. whatever they need to get the job done 20326 those are used for water, yes. they'll wrap them in fabric, some material, they wet it down, just evaporation will keep the water inside cool.
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so they carry over their shoulder? yes. they may have to carry several i believe the traffic is being controlled from up here, high pointed from this position here they can control. i mean you look down there, there's bp truck, you can see it, if anyone's camped out. you have control of the whole valley floor. most of the suspects are mexican nationals. some american suspects admit to accepting money to pick up drugs from a drop site along interstate 8. we're inside the sonoran desert national monument, which his adjacent to interstate 8. i-8 is a transportation system and it allows illegal products such as narcotics to be transported all across the united states in a matter of 2 or 3 days. this is a strategic location for the drug smuggling orgs to control, and that's what it's about, controlling this area. this is the defacto mex border, couple hundred yards to the north. everything south of i-8 is controlled by drug cartels, not us ofa . that's my issue. this is our country. (on cam) that battle, that turf war, is what they're fighting. while migrants face another battle. when we come back, we'll introduce you to a young woman who lives here in las
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with all of the shenanigans danny tarkanian's pulled in nevada -- helping set up fake charities used to scam nevada seniors, failing to pay thousands in property taxes, losing $17 million in a failed development scheme, then sticking taxpayers with the bill -- imagine the shenanigans tarkanian would pull in washington. dccc is responsible for the content of this advertising. putting a wife to work is a very dangerous thing. when i come home and dinner's not ready i go through the roof. grab 'em by the p****". when you're a star, they let you do it. you can do anything.
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i'll go backstage before a show... yes.. and everyone's getting dressed. donald trump walked into the dressing room while contestants, some as young as 15 were changing. standing there with no clothes. you see these incredible looking women. i'd look her right in that fat ugly face of hers. she ate like a pig. a person who's flat-chested is very hard to be a 10. do you treat women with respect? uh... i can't say that either. alright, good. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. ask yourself: if joe heck was on your side, why did he threaten to shut down the government on his crusade to defund planned parenthood? side with the wall street banks when he called nevada's foreclosure crisis a "blip"? and why did joe heck put payday lenders and their shameful interest rates first when he took their money? nevada, it's time to put people
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it's time to vote no on joe heck. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. our fox5 news special: the border. after two days in the sonoran desert, we traveled to ga to see the u-s mexico border for ourselves. about 20 thousand people live in the border city of nogales, arizona. more than 200 thousand live on the other side of this 20 foot fence in nogales sonora, mexico. we followed the
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for six miles of harsh, rugged terrain. then this- a shorter barrier to prevent cattle crossing, border patrol agents, cameras and radar pick up where the fence left off. father sean carroll is a catholic priest who works with migrants on both sides of this fence. today we're going to visit one of our humanitarian projects. we call it the comedor which is spanish for soup kitchen. have to pass through here: one of the legal ports of entry manned by customs and border protection officers. here at the port of entry, we enforce customs law, immigration law, agriculture law, state and local laws drivers and pedestrians coming into the u-s are greeted by officers, k-9s and cameras... we're gonna put it in the xray right now every 30 seconds we don't know whats going to be in front of you. it could be- we screen the 99.9% of traffic here as legitimate travel.
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we're looking for that are violating immigration law, customs law, or any other he went under. just wanted to get it checked. does it look like it's been off? there's fingerprints all over it. nats- knocking with pole under truck, also 101955 on ground- density test on spare tire under truck you see the fingerprints underneath here? while were were there, a k-9 sniffed out these drugs hidden in a car. nats- drugs in cart- bundles of drugs yeah, today we already had one seizure of methamphetamines being smuggled into the us. and that's not uncommon here? that happens every day. you see the alert, the change of behavior. he starts moving his head, tracing the odor, and then he goes, finds the source, and then sits. we see that a lot of things here at the port, from narcotics being smuggled in small compartments in vehicles, on people, we've seen people being smuggled in compartments in cars, they also may be imposters, we've seen people being smuggled in suitcases, also through thepedestrian walkway, it's a lot of things we see every day why? they all want to come to the united states, by any means
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reasons that people come north to the border and to try to enter the united states one is economic need. the majority of the people we see here have migrated bc literally they can't provide a dignified way of life for families in their town of origin. they don't have any options there to provide that way of life that they want for their families so they come north seeking a way to provide adequate relief for their families. another reason is family separation, so a number of the people we serve have family in the us, they have children and spouses, parents, and they have no legal way to be with them. we serve people, moms, who are here who children are in the us and the moms have been deported and there's no way, legal way for them to be reunited with them. tehre are no words i think to describe the pain for a mom or a dad for that matter who doesn't have a legal option available to him or her to be reunited with their children. and another is violence. we've been seeing more people over the years fleeing violence to a degree in mexico but especially in the northern triangle of central america, el salvador, honduras, guatemala, people who have been threatened or assaulted by the gangs there and who literally flee for their lives. they crossed the border, they crossed the desert and with the baby, carrying my younger sister they did cross, they did walk the desert for a long time in the mid-nineties, rubi martinez' parents decided to take the risk. i'm still undocumented, my parents are undocumented
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vegas now, but was born in southwest mexico. it's a tough decision, they left everything. they came here they had no family, they left my sister and i, they left their children behind to come here and to have a better future and to give us a better sacrifice. if i think about it and put myself in their shoes, would i do that? i don't think i could be so brave to do that what they did. once her parents earned enough money, they'd send for rubi and her sister. i remember my mom the last night before they were about to come here. they were packing, and they ju of your sister. rubi was seven years old. i was a little bit angry. the fact that they left they left without really telling me they were leaving to the states. i do remember that. months later, rubi and her sister flew into l-a-x. we just travelled with someone. a stranger. a stranger. i did not know
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as well of how difficult it is to come legally. i think for many people in the situations i described there is no legal path for them. i wuold venture to say if you spoke to most of the people here today and you asked them if you had a legal way would you take it? they would raise their hands people want to do things the right way. parents would love to be citizens. i would love to be citizen. i have people asking why i don't apply. bc it's not that easy. not able to, it's difficult, my family, we're divided,. i remember the injustices, respect we need support, we don't have anything but a paper. it's sad we met andres mariano cruz at
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kitchen. he lived in los angeles for 37 years. then, he was deported, and couldn't say goodbye to his family. agents dropped him off in nogales, about two thousand miles from his hometown of chiapas. some people can't understand but just think about your own family. put yourself in that situation. imagine your father just being taken away. and you can't see him anymore we're at the father sean's soup kitchen. he lived in los angeles for 37 years. then, he was deported, and couldn't say goodbye to his family. agents dropped him off in nogales, about two thousand miles from his hometown of chiapas. some people can't understand but just think about your own family. put yourself in
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father just being taken away. and you can't see him anymore we're at the intersection of life and death for many of these people. they've come out of desperation. the experience of deportation is so traumatic bc many have sold everything, they have this great hope of being reunited with children, and with paretns and family, and that dream is seemingly vanished
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solution? a border wall and mass deportations? creating a path to citizenship? we try to get those answers when our fox5 ads for joe heck are attacking my time as attorney general. the thing they left out is the truth. the truth is crime actually went down during my time in office. that's why i've been endorsed by law enforcement across nevada. i'm proud of my record cracking down on meth, protecting seniors from scams, i'm catherine cortez masto. i approve this message because i've spent my career solving problems.
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"she's a slob." "she ate like a pig." "i'd look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers..." donald trump calls women "bimbos", "dogs", and "fat pigs." but congressman crescent hardy said he'd support donald trump 100%. nevada, there's a better choice: ruben kihuen. than men. and kihuen will always protect a woman's right to choose. ruben kihuen for nevada.
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with all of the shenanigans danny tarkanian's pulled in nevada -- helping set up fake charities used to scam nevada seniors, failing to pay thousands in property taxes, losing $17 million in a failed development scheme, then sticking taxpayers with the bill -- s tarkanian would pull in washington. it's why we can't afford tarkanian in congress, ever. dccc is responsible for the content of this advertising. we showed you the history of illegal immigration in this country. we took you to the u-s mexico border. we introduced you southern nevadans who illustrated problems with our current system.
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solution. there's no shortage of opinions, yet no easy answer. this fence in nogales, arizona is just one small part of the roughly two thousand mile border separating the united states and mexico. it's a physical barrier to prevent people from crossing here, but some still do. others sneak in through the legal ports of entry. we, customs and border protection, man the ports of entry. everything in between the ports of entry is patrolled by border patrol those agents watch this tall fence, this short one, sometimes n cities, desert, mountains, farmland. but noall the undocumented workers in the u-s made it here by escaping an agent's watchful eye. a pew research center report estimated nearly half of the unauthorized migrants originally came in legally, but then overstayed their visas. how is this ever going to stop? (shrugs, laughs) that's a tough question. there's always going to be people wanting to come to the united
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is a controversial campaign topic. that's why border patrol and customs and border protection agents were given strict instructions not to speak out publicly, not to take a side when talking to me. does there need to be more security along the southern border? does there need to be a wall? that i can't comment on. off camera, i talked to agents and officers throughout our travels. they, like everyone else, say the issue is complicated. they told me construction crews can't even get to some rugged and remote areas of the border to build a large wall, some parts of the border run through private land, and whenever there is a physical barrier, they told me people find a way around it. the rules are not good we work, 54508 we are not good we work, 54508 we are not criminals like they say, gangs i don't think it's feasible, no. not only is it not feasible, i don't
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issue. father sean carroll works with migrants on both sides of the border. gracias por estan aqui, gracias a acompanerlos a la camina (woman wipes tear) you can buid a high wall you can build it as long as the border is, and yet if you don't address fundamental issues of economic need and family separation and generalized violence, it's not going to be a very effective solution to this issue. so that's where our resources need to be invested, that's where our focus needs to be, not on building a higher or larger wall, but rather on economic development, on safety programs, on visa reform that will un migrants with their family from the us in a more expedited way my parents weren't granted a visa to come here. my parents did not have money. they couldn't get a visa, they were struggling economically and they decided to come here without permission. can we afford the mass deportations of millions of people? why not? sure. our children in america today do not have a chance to prosper economically, socially because of the endemic illegal immigration. every day we always have an immigration
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it's every day. every single day. yep. so people will always try? (nodding) and no end in sight? i don't see it. it's a strength and a struggle, the human will... often stronger than the struggles we face. will to save a country... you just have to have the want. the want to try to help the want to try to save america.. a family. it's one of the things that gets me going every day. bc i know i can't can't not try my best because they tried. they tried everythinhg to provide me with a better future so the very least i can do is honor that and strive to be the best. (rubi) we do understand and are compassionate but we still have our job to do enforcing the laws of the united states. i am an american. without papers right now, but i am an american. i was raised here, and this is my home.
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the numbers, see them as people, do what we can, don't just talk about them in terms of numbers and statistics, but in terms of names and faces. for people who want to reflect more deeply on this issue, that's a crucial element to see. to see the people we serve, to see the people affected by this reality. these men volunteer their time and spend their own money to fight for what they believe in, in hopes of a better future for their families. rubi and her parents risked their lives, fought to get into this country in hopes of a better future for theirs. i love my country. we love this country. (rubi) the mountain minutemen have patrolled the desert for ten years. tell us that trip we took with them was the last border operation. rubi martinez is still undocumented, but working legally through the deferred action for childhood arrivals, or daca immigration policy. one thing they both encourage everyone to do? vote. you can join the
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we're live now on the fox5 facebook page to talk about what you just watched. i'm christine maddela. thanks for watching our fox5 news special "the border". fox5 news special "the border". ask yourself: if joe heck was on your side, why did he threaten to shut down the government defund planned parenthood? side with the wall street banks when he called nevada's foreclosure crisis a "blip"? and why did joe heck put payday lenders and their shameful interest rates first when he took their money? nevada, it's time to put people before the corporate special interests. it's time to vote no on joe heck. senate majority pac is responsible
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week.. and i guess you could say the candidates are cramming before the final. senator bernie sanders is talking up hillary clinton right here in town. he's here urging nevadans to vote for hillary clinton and catherine cortez masto this tuesday. let's listen in for a minute.. take a look at the crowd of hundreds listening to vermont senator speak. listening to vermont senator speak. hundreds listening to vermont senator speak. our crew out there asked some of them how they plan to vote on tuesday -- a lot of them are


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