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a deportation force to move out 11 million undocumented immigrants. but is that possible? we'll ask the head of u.s. customs and border protection. he's joining us. >> hello, i'm kate bolduan. >> i'm john berman. a key moment in the battle against isis. a major assault in northern iraq. u.s. coalition warplanes, providing cover in this new intense fight to reclaim a strategic city? >> this centers on the town of sinjar. kurdish soldiers are attacking isis there from three sides. nick paton walsh is near the front lines of this battle with more. >> reporter: the key fight for sinjar seems to be what you can't really see behind me along the main road known as route 47. now, that is vital because it heads from mosul in iraq, in
that direction, to raqqa in syria, in that direction. the caliphate self-declared capital. we've been seeing intense air strikes in the past hours or so. a lot of coalition aircraft in the skies above. while everyone understands that sinjar, the need to retake it is deeply symbolic because of the brutality inflicted on isis, the enslavement, the captivity of women and even children at times when that town was overrun by isis last year, it's also a deeply strategic town because it sits on that main highway. now, we can't disclose our exact location because of the rules the peshmerga put on us for going with them, but this is a main road here. and we have seen that the peshmerga are now on it, quite clearly. it seems able to hold that particular position. in the far west on this town, presumably an isis position has been heavily hit recently. consistent explosions along the
skyline here. sinjar itself, the subject it seems to be four plumes of thick, black smoke that haven't stopped. there was optimism this fight would take days, hours from some kurdish officials but at dawn when the operation began in earnest but that has looked up. they're slowed down by mines and isis who simply don't to want give up this road. back to you. >> nick paton walsh near the front lines of this battle that's going on as we speak. our viewers, you will remember this heart-wrenching scene from sinjar last year. this is when thousands of people that were living in and around the town, they ran for their lives as isis moved in. our correspondent ivan watson was aboard when the helicopters that went in and ended up flying out as many people they could fit on board. you see babies being handed on there. u.n. estimates 5,000 men and boys have been slaughtered by isis there and young girls and women sold into slavery. >> joining us now retired brigadier who returned from iraq
yesterday. general, thank you for being with us. obviously, returning those people's homes to them is of serious importance. let's talk about the strategic value of sinjar. hopefully we can put up a map to show where it is. tell us why sinjar is important in the battle against isis, both in iraq and syria. >> as nick brought out, it really is a choke point between raqqa in syria and mosul to the east. the real objective for the iraqi security forces is mosul. retaking mosul in the near term has been an objective for them for quite some time. by taking sinjar you cut route 47, which makes it easier to take mosul because it cuts off the ability of isis to supply logistics, supply troops, supply ammunition from syria. >> general, as nick was saying, there was optimism this would take hours, just days to retake sinjar. when you look at the balance
here in terms of the man power, some 7500 peshmerga soldiers on this fight against several hundred -- maybe 700, if you will, that's a slippery number, of isis fighters, but there are real challenges the peshmerga are up against in trying to take this town. what are the difficulties they have? >> when you go from fighting out in the open where american aircraft can provide so much support to fighting inside the city, those numerical differences are, in many ways, immaterial. fighting in urban terrain, going from house to house, where you can't use the american air support, where you can't use artillery, where you can't use mortars, gives the advantage to the defender. so, it may be a couple hundred against 7,000 but in my mind, isis could continue this fight for quite some time. >> you say this is a sort of stepping stone to mosul, which is the ultimate goal. i think a lot of times in the u.s. we lose sight of the fact
that isis has occupied the second largest city in iraq for about 18 months now. and nothing has seemed to budge them in any way. do you think what you're seeing so far, and we're about 12 hours into this now, indicates that there is progress toward that ultimate goal of liberating that city? >> for sinjar, i believe that's going to take weeks. for mosul, i believe the iraqi security forces and peshmerga forces are going to need months before they're able to go into mosul and retake that from isis. it will not be a quick fight. >> not at all, not with them in that city and dug in for more than 18 months. general, thanks for being with us. appreciate it. >> thanks, general. coming up for us, a deportation force. that is what donald trump says he would use to enforce his immigration plan, which of course includes removing some 11 million undocumented immigrants in the united states right now. but could a trump administration or any administration for that matter pull that off?
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and so today, flo, i want to assure you, you are not hallucinating. are you actually in the white house. those cameras are on. i am not the lead singer from korn. we are here to award you our nation's highest military honor distinction, the medal of honor. now, flo and i have actually met before. three years ago i was on one of my regular visits to walter reed to spend time with our wounded warriors and flo was one of them. we talks. turned out he likes the chicago bears, so i liked him right away. and i had a chance to meet his parents, who could not be more gracious and charming and you get a sense of where flo gets his character from. it is wonderful to see both of you again. i also want to welcome flo's
girlfriend, carson, who apparently flo tells me he had to help paint an apartment with just the other day, so there's some honey-do lists going on. his many friends, fellow soldiers and family all of our distinguishes guests. a day after veterans day, we honor this american veteran, whose story, like so many of our vets and wounded warriors, speaks so much not just g gallantry but heroism at home. as a teenager up the road in bethesda, flo discovered he had an incredible gift. he could run. fast. half mile, mile, two miles, he'd leave his competition in the dust. he was among the best in the state and he went on to run track and cross country at the university of maryland.
flo's college coach called him the consummate teammate. as good as he was in individual events, somehow he always found a little something extra when he was running on a relay with a team. distance running is really all about guts. as one teammate said, flo could suffer a little more than everyone else could. so, day after day, month after month, he pushed himself to his limit. he knew that every long run, every sprint, every interval could help shave a second or two off his times. and as he'd find out later be a few seconds can make all the difference. training, guts, teamwork, what made flo a great runner also made him a great soldier. in the army, flo again took his training seriously, hitting the books in the classroom, paying attention to every detail and field exercises because he knew
that he had to be prepared for any scenario. he deployed to afghanistan twice. first as a platoon leader and then a couple years later when he was hand-picked to head up a security detail. so it was on an august day three years ago that flo found himself leading a group of american and african soldiers as they escorted their commanders to a meeting with local afghans. it was a journey that the team had done many times before. a short walk on foot, including passage over a narrow bridge. at first, they passed pedestrians, a few cars and bicycles, even some children, but then they began to approach the bridge. and a pair of motorcycles sped toward them from the other side. the afghan troops shouted at the bikers to stop, and they did, ditching their bikes in the middle of the bridge and running away. and that's when flo noticed something to his left.
a man dressed in dark clothing walking backwards just some ten feet away. the man spun around and turned toward them. and that's when flo sprinted toward him. he pushed him away from the formation and as he did, he noticed an object under the man's clothing, a bomb. the motorcycles had been a diversion. and at that moment, flo did something extraordinary. he grabbed the bomber by his vest and kept pushing him away. and all those years of training, on the track, in the classroom, out in the field, all of it came together in those few seconds. he had the instincts and the courage to do what was needed. one of flo as comrades, sergeant andrew mahoney, had joined in, too. together they shoved the bomber again and again and they pushed him so hard, he fell to the ground onto his chest and then the bomb detonated. ball bearings, debris, dust
exploded everywhere. flo was thrown some 15 or 20 feet and was knocked unconscious. moments later he woke up in the middle of the road in shock. his eardrum was blown out, his leg was broken and bleeding badly. still, he realized that if the enemy launched a secondary attack, he'd be a sitting duck. when a comrade found him in the smoke, flo had his pistol out, dragging his wounded body from the road. that blast by the bridge claimed four american heroes. four heroes flo wants us to remember today. one of his mentors, 24-year army vet who always found time for flo and any other soldier who wanted to talk. command sergeant major kevin griffin. a west pointer who loved hockey and became a role model to cadets and troops because he always cared more about other people than himself. major tom kennedy.
a popular air force leader known for smiling with his whole face, someone who always seemed to run into a friend wherever he went, major david gray. and finally, a usaid foreign service officer who had just volunteered for a second tour in afghanistan, a man who moved to the united states from egypt and revelled in everything american, whether it was disneyland or chain restaurants or roadside pie, ragaei abdelfattah. these four men believed in america. they dedicated their lives to our country. they died serving it. their families, loving wives and children, parents and siblings, bear that sacrifice most of all. so, while ragaei's family could not be with us today, i'd ask three gold star families to please stand and accept our deepest thanks.
[ applause ] today we honor flo because his actions prevented an even greater catastrophe. you see, by pushing the bomber away from the formation, the explosion occurred farther from our forces and on the ground instead of in the open air. while flo didn't know it at the time, that explosion also caused a second unseen bomb to detonate before it was in place.
had both bombs gone off as planned, who knows how many could have been killed. those are the lives flo helped to save. we are honored many of them are here today. brigadier general james mingus, sergeant andrew mahoney who was awarded a silver star for joining flo in confronting the attacker, sergeant first class brian brink who was honored silver star for valor for pulling flo from the road, sergeant baldarama who helped save flo's leg, private first class sergeant eric ochart who also served with distinction on that day. gentlemen, i'd ask you to please stand and accept the thanks of a grateful nation as well.
[ applause ] >> at walter reed, flo began his next mission. the mission to recover. he suffered significant nerve damage and almost half of the calf muscle in his left leg had been blown off, so the leg that had powered him around that track, the leg that moved so swiftly to counter the bomber, that leg had been through hell and back. thanks to 33 surgeries and some of the finest medical treatment a person can ask for, flo kept that leg. he's not running, but he's doing a lot of cross-fit.
i would not challenge him to cross-fit. he's putting some hurt on some rowing machines and some stair climbers. i think it is fair to say, he is fit. today flo is medically retired, but like so many of his fellow veterans of our 9/11 generation, flo continues to serve. as i said yesterday at arlington, that's what our veterans do. they are incredibly highly skilled, dynamic leaders, always looking to write that next chapter of service to america. for flo that means civilian job with the department of defense to help take care of our troops and keep our military strong. and every day that he is serving, he will be wearing a bracelet on his wrist, as he is today, a bracelet that bears the names of his brothers in arms who gave their lives that day. the truth is, flo says that day was the worst day of his life
and that is the stark reality behind these medal of honor ceremonies. for all the valor we celebrate, all the courage that inspires us, these actions were demanded amidsome of the most dreadful moments of war. that's precisely why we honor heroes like flo. because on his very worst day, he managed to summon his very best. that's the nature of courage. not being unafraid, but confronting fear and danger and performing in a selfless fashion. he showed his guts, he showed his training, how he would put it all on his line for his teammates.
that's an american we can all be grateful for. that's why we honor captain florent groberg today. we are free because of them. may god bless their families and may god continue to bless the united states of america with heroes such as these. >> the president of the united states of america authorized by act of congress march 3, 1863 has awarded in the name of congress the medal of honor to captain florenta. groberg, he
acts of gallantry above and beyond the call of security while serving as personal detachment commander, 4th infantry brigade team, 4th infantry division in afghanistan on august 8, 012. on that day captain groberg was leading a dismounted movement to include two brigade commanders, who battalion commanders and an afghanistan national army brigade commander. as they approached governor's compound, captain groberg observed an individual walking close to the formation. while the individual made an abrupt turn turn toward the formation, he noticed a bulk under his clothes. he rushed forward using his body to push the man away from the
formation. at this time, captain groberg confirmed the bulg was a suicide vest and captain groberg with the assistance of the other member of the security detail physically pushed the suicide bomber away from the formation. upon following the suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest outside the perimeter of the formation, killing four members of the formation and wounding numerous others. the blast from the first suicide bomb caused the suicide vest of a previously unnoticed second suicide bomber to detonate prematurely with minimal impact on the formation. captain groberg's immediate actions to push the first bomber away from the mother mags, significantly minimized the attack of the formation, saving lives of his comrades and several senior leaders. captain groberg's heroism and selflessness, above and beyond the call of duty on keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, 4th infantry brigade, 4 infantry
>> let us pray. may the example of all the soldiers we remember today serve who inspire us to defeat all the enemies we face. may the acts of virtue we remember give us the courage to hold onto what is good, strengthen the faint-hearted, support the weak and help those who suffer. may we the living bring honor to those who have perished so that others may live in peace. grant your blessing, remain upon us and be with us always. amen. >> that concludes the formal portion of this ceremony. i need to take some pictures with the outstanding team
members as well as the gold star families who are here today as flo reminds us this medal, in his words, honors them as much as any honors that are bestowed upon him. and on veterans day week that's particularly appropriate. i want to thank all of our service members who are here today, all who could not attend, and i hope you enjoy an outstanding reception. i hear the food is pretty good here. thank you very much, everybody. give captain groberg a big round of applause again. >> one of the most poignant images you will see. captain florent groberg, retired army captain, choking back tears as he's awarded the military's highest distinction, the medal of honor for tackling a would-be
bomber in afghanistan in 2012, saving the lives of countless people. this captain, this hero, insisted, asked the president to remember those who did die that day and also remember the others who acted so bravely that day. these are always poignant ceremonies but this was particularly touching. >> couldn't agree with you more. he has a remarkable story. and it is a remarkable day to watch him have this honor bestowed to him from the president. as the president said, a captain groberg said this was the worst day of his life. and the president well noted that on the very worst day of his life, he summoned his best and he is a hero. something we can all agree we're very proud to call a true american hero. an amazing day. a wonderful, wonderful ceremony to watch. >> he said, we are free because of people like him. some other news now. this morning a huge wall, a deportation force to help move 11 million people out of this
country, two big immigration ideas from the front-run neither republican race for president, donald trump. he is taking a lot of criticism from his rivals but he's not backing down. >> you're going to have a deportation force and you're going to do it humanely and bring the country and, frankly, the people -- because have you some excellent, wonderful people. some fantastic people that have been here for a long period of time. don't forget, mika, that you have millions of people waiting online to come into this country and they're waiting to come in legally. >> a deportation force. is that feasible? how would that work? let's ask a man who would know, commissioner gil kerlikowske. thank you for being with us today. a huge topic in the debate was immigration and this is very important now in politics and far beyond. a deportation force. you, your agency, would necessarily have to be part of an operation like this.
is it possible? >> well, kate, before i answer that, i have to tell you, as a veteran, having had the privilege to just watch that medal of honor ceremony, that's one of the most moving ceremonies and i really applaud you, cnn, for doing that. >> thank you. >> we have 60,000 employees in customs and border protection. we are accountable to the public. our borders are safer now than they have ever been. we have had fewer apprehensions in this last fiscal year than over many decades, so things have improved dramatically. i have often been asked questions about this, but i just have to tell you about the things that have gone on to really make this country much safer, particularly on all our borders. >> is it possible, a massive deportation, a deportation force, having to be used. a massive deportation of some 11 million people. from your perch, how challenging
would that be? what would it require? what kind of manpower would it require? >> from my perch i would tell you whenever somebody gives you a simplistic answer to an incredibly complex problem like th this, that answer is usually wrong. there is one answer, it would be very helpful if congress passed comprehensive immigration reform. >> one of the things donald trump talks about, and talked about in the debate, is this operation that took place in the eisenhower administration. the name was actually operation wetback. it's offensive now but it was the forced relocation of perhaps a million immigrants in this country. do you think that is a model for what could happen now? >> i think we have a model that is already in existence right now. that is that people can apply for asylum. last summer we dealt with well over 60,000 unaccompanied children. we have a process in place.
we have more, essentially, border security and infrastructure and technology than we have ever had before. the important part that goes back to the eisenhower administration, though, was that, you know, we need to be accountable. we need to be transparent in customs and border protection. in just about one hour i'm going to make an important press announcement on how we're going to improve through the use of body-worn cameras and other technology an organization that can be even more accountable to the public so that we can deal with these concerns. >> commissioner, at the core of donald trump's immigration policy that he would like to put in place, his plan. he talks about this deportation force but we have heard him over and over again talk about this wall. even him saying with a big, beautiful door in it to bring people back in, but first they all have to leave and then they're going to build this big wall. you're the man in charge of the border.
>> so -- >> what would the wall do? i ask you this because i know you've said it seems simplistic in the past but this is a man who was a front-runner. this is an idea resonating with americans. what do you say to that? >> let me move away from the politics and tell you what i know about the border security. that is that we have lines of fencing now. they are placed very strategically so that we can put our people where they need to be. anyone who has ever visited one part of the border has only really seen one part of the border. we have deserts, we have mountains, a large city like san diego and we have the rio grande valley, a river that can be a trickle or a river that can be a flood. and the idea or the ability to build a wall is one that would not be helpful. again, i'd go back to probably the most meaningful part of this would be comprehensive immigration reform. >> so, the wall wouldn't work is what you're saying? the wall would not be helpful? >> we know that walls have not
worked in many locations. we know we place our fencing, not only different types of fencing, but very strategically so that we can place our personnel, our finite number of personnel, we can put them exactly where they need to be. that's why when you look at the number of apprehensions, you look at the safety and security in border cities from el paso to san diego to tucson, things are greatly significantly and definitely improved. >> gil kerlikowske, thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> so, what more will donald trump have to say about immigration? will he be pressed on what the commissioner just said, that the wall won't work? find out. you can see him tonight on "out front request erin burnett" at 7:00 p.m. eastern on cnn. a virginia man in police custody outside a mental health
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the immigration debate. it has become a huge issue, a point of contention in the republican race for the white house. this is an issue that has become a dividing line, really separating the candidates within the republican race. >> donald trump is talking about a wall and deportation force and, perhaps, more interesting, ted cruz is now talking about marco rubio. let's discuss with the former communications director. and the republican strategist who is also the spanish language spokesperson for president george w. bush. thank you both so much for being with us. >> thank you. >> mercedes, i think the most interesting development over the last 36 hours in this race is ted cruz moving in ever so slowly on rubio. now it seems any chance he gets, he says, look at my record on immigration. i was against the gang of eight in the senate when they were pushing for immigration reform. he doesn't mention marco rubio but you know he's talking about
him because rubio was part of that group which supported what many people in the republican party considered amnesty, letting 11 million undocumented immigrants stay in this country. so cruz versus rubio, how big is this fight now? >> i think it's obviously a very important fight because this is what's happening. you're seeing both senator ted cruz, senator marco rubio, both obviously doing very well in the debate. they are trying to appeal to that conservative base. obviously, for senator ted cruise, one of the things he's done, his pac released an ad against rubio on this particular issue and why, because this issue of immigration has become an incredibly important issue for the conservative gop voters out there. this is one of the issues that's driving their emotional state and so i think for senator ted cruz, look, he sees marco rubio as probably his biggest competition. one of the issues where they differentiate, on this issue, i grags. >> this is a crucial difference.
>> that's right. when you look at the gang of eight, for example, it was the one area where conservatives have, time and time again, criticized senator marco rubio. it was very interesting in this last debate that senator rubio decided to stay very quiet in the debate and not even talk about immigration. why? because every time he's talked about this issue, we don't really quite know where he stands. he's gone from supporting the gang of eight bill to saying, well, maybe we want the green cards in there for illegal immigrants. it's kind of a shifting position. senator ted cruise is taking advantage of this. >> senator cruz definitely has not equivocated on that issue at all. speaking of marco rubio, brad woodhouse, there's a new ad by a perfectly named super pac called baby got pac. in the ad they raise the question. they say the candidate the democrats are most concerned about, marco rubio.
take a look at a little bit of the ad. >> they admitted there's one candidate who scares hillary clinton and that's marco rubio. democrats say he's the one they don't want to face. bill clinton even calls him the biggest threat. >> so it's true. >> look, i'll tell you this, we're not -- i'll be honest, we're not really concerned about anyone in this field in particular. in part because donald trump and ted cruz now on the issue of immigration. this is a place where after the last election they said they needed to get right. they needed to go to this party and -- >> right, but rubio, that is not an area where hillary clinton can attack him on. >> that is absolutely not true. marco rubio has turned his back on the path to citizenship. marco rubio is against the dream act. marco rubio's against the president's immigration executive action. i mean, he has -- you know, he's only less extreme because of where donald trump has led --
led the party. marco rubio at this point is where mitt romney was in 2012 and that wasn't a good place to be for mitt romney. >> mitt romney was -- >> mitt romney was against the path to citizenship. marco rubio is against the path to citizenship. i believe marco rubio -- marco rubio's home state paper has said he'll basically do anything on immigration that helps him politically. i believe if he has to go more towards trump and cruz to get the nomination, he will. >> mercedes, 20 seconds. >> right, i think for marco rubio, his biggest challenge will be he will need to clarify his position. he knows quite well that we need immigration, real immigration reform in this country. i think he needs to stick by that and make sure he makes the statements clear. >> someone could ask at the debate. the next one on cnn. >> that's right. >> mercedes, brad woodhouse -- >> can you talk in unison too
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joining us at this hour. >> "legal view" with ashleigh banfield starts right now. hello, everyone, i'm ashleigh banfield. welcome to "legal view." i want to begin this hour with some disturbing new video that's just been released that shows the minutes that lead up to a man's death. a man who's in police custody. but before we walk you through the video, there's a few things you should know. this is 46-year-old linwood lambert, the way his family would prefer he's remembered. three police officers tased him multiple times and he died not long afterwards. the incident happened on may 13th, 2013. it happened in south boston, virginia. and more than