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well, good morning to you and happy saturday. we're grateful for your company as always. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. your "new day" starts right now. president trump says he may issue a new executive order an a travel ban for mostly muslim countries. >> there are tremendous threats to our country. >> this is about national security. it's not anti-muslim or anti-islam. it's anti-terrorism 1200%. nine current and former government officials told "the washington post" that national security adviser michael flynn discussed u.s. sanctions against russia with russia's ambassador before taking office.
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>> credibility is the biggest thing inside of this white house. >> keeping flynn as national secured adviser is not only embarrassing for this white house. i also think it is dangerous. immigration and customs enforcement maintain that they're simply focusing on identifying people in the country illegally. >> my wife isn't a threat to the united states. she's a great person. ♪ ♪ we have a lot that's happening politically to get to you this morning. let's start with what is brand new after a setback in court over the travel ban. president trump says he may now sign, quote, brand new order as early as monday. but he's also leaving the door open to a supreme court challenge. the president also promising new security measures coming this week to keep americans safe from terrorists. also ahead this hour, a cnn
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exclusive, for the first time u.s. investigators have corroborated the deyales and today, the president hosts japanese prime minister shinzo abe. security, trade, high on the agenda. let's to the white house correspondent athena jones in florida. she has details. >> reporter: good morning, christi and victor, president trump is waking up at his marge alago estate in palm beach where he's going to be spending much with japan's prime minister shinzo abe. we expect them to play a round of golf at some point. this after the meeting and press conference at the white house yesterday and that dinner last night at mar-a-lago with the trumps and the abs. but it was on the way here to florida that the president made some news. he came to the back to visit the press in the press cabin, and i asked him about the immigration
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ban. here's some of what he had to say. >> the unfortunate part is we will take time statutorily. we win that battle but we also have other options including filing a brand new order on monday. >> is that your plan? >> very well could be. but i like to surprise you. we need speed for reasons of security so it could very well be that we do. >> reporter: so, you heard him there, not committing to issuing this new order. but saying it could come on monday or tuesday. asked what he might change in any new executive order banning travel from certain countries, he said very little. so, a very interesting response from the president on the flight down here to florida. back to you, guys. >> all right, athenia, thank you very much. let's bring in tom lobianco and errol louis, good morning. >> good morning.
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>> errol, let's start with, the administration will not immediately appeal the decision from the 9th circuit court of appeals. is this a new strategy or is this a concession? how do you receive this decision? >> well, look, when you lose a case the way the administration did, you don't have a lot of good options. they have an option going back to the 9th circuit and trying with a panel of 11 judges. ten of them randomly selected by the presiding judge to seeful they can get another outcome. that's not likely to succeed. or they can run to the supreme court. there again, the success doesn't look all that great. the notion that they can go back to scratch and rewrite an executive order might be their best bet. the problem is, some of the things referred to in the decision that they lost are things that will follow them. and that has to do with the statements made on the campaign trail about banning muslims. the intent. the reality of what this was all about is going to sort of show
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itself. and they're going to end up in court, no matter what. even a revised executive order will probably land them back in court. >> so, tom, do we know why if there's going to be a new executive order on monday or tuesday, sometime this upcoming week, why the administration is not moving forward on that one? and then withdrawing the hard to was signed on the 27th? >> well, you know, errol was saying, it admits defeat. implicitly it admits defeat. and this is a white house, a brand, where you can't admit defeat. going back to building on what errol was saying there a little bit there, if you take this to the supreme court. if you take it to a 4-4 supreme court where it's split, you don't have your nominee on the bench -- yet. they're kind of running out the clock there. if you take it there and you lose that is terrible for them. absolutely terrible. but the problem and the vice that they're in right now is
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that you can't go back to your base and say, well, we got this one wrong. we're going to go back and soften it a little bit. because that just sounds terrible for them. especially for a guy who says he doesn't get anything wrong. >> yeah, the president, errol, said this will happen next week. it will happen rapidly, the word he used. the speed for security reasons. the complaint we heard from republicans in congress is that the first order wasn't properly vetted. do we know if this one is getting the attention, vetting, that the first one did not? >> well, we don't know. but it's hard to imagine that you would do the proper kind of outreach. they should be talking to lawyers in the department of homeland security, in the justice department, in the pentagon in the state department. they should be trying to figure out what universe of people would be excluded. they should be trying to figure out what the legal response would be, not just from washington state and minnesota, but from other states whom might wavn want to get into the act.
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they should be trying to get a political read as well of where congress stands on this. all of this takes time, you don't do that over the course of a weekend. it would almost be reckless to try to put together something like that without doing all of the proper research needed to make sure it has legal muster. >> considering all that we heard from congress, errol, i'm coming back to you, is there any way to avoid the legal confusion and all of the backlash in a potential order that's coming up? or is this now people are so entrenched in one or another, and that we're going to see filings and litigious actions? >> well, sure. they put senior administration officials talking to us about
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this what they say is, okay, we're looking at our options. they're not slammingthy doors shut. this is a 180 from where they were when they rolled this thing out two weeks ago. it's possible, are yeah, they're talking about doing a new order now. sometime in the beginning of the week. maybe that won't happen. maybe that time line gets pushed back. to what errol pointed out here, yeah, if you do this again, it's just a disaster. there's lot of things on their plate right now. you got obamacare that they're trying to do. you've got these town halls that are blowing up across the nation. there are a lot of things if he wants a success of the first 100, 200 days, whatever they're calling it now, this becomes a massive problem. >> tom, errol, stay with us. there's a lot more to discuss this morning. the u.s. national security adviser michael flynn, for one, is really getting some notice after the revelations now that he may have discussed sanctions
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with russia, prior to president trump takine ing office. have what the president is saying. plus, a cnn exclusive, u.s. investigators have unveiled details of a dossier from a former spy. details on that. and authorities telling cnn, refugees targeted again, even after they were able to escape the severe violence in their countries. >> translator: we don't know what will happen in the future. we realize we have hopes we will establish a new life. now, we're frightened we'll be stopped at this stage and cannot carry on further. ♪ (vo) do not go gentle into that good night,
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cnn has confirmed with a u.s. official that national security adviser michael flynn did speak with russia's u.s. ambassador prior to the inauguration. and that the u.s. sanctions against russia did come up in that conversation. what they may have said about the matter, though, that is what is so a little murky right now. but fbi and intelligence agencies say there's nothing indicating flynn made any promises or acted improperly during the call. the president declining to respond to the report saying he was unaware. the kremlin is denying it happened. i want to bring in tom lobianco and airlgs louis. let's listen carefully to what
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president donald trump said when he was asked about his thoughts about what developed overnight. let's listen. >> i don't know about it, i haven't seen it, what report is that? >> talking to you about before you were inaugurated about sanctions. >> i'll look at that. >> all right. errol, do you believe that he's really unaware? >> no. >> he just he doesn't want to talk about it yet? >> no, i don't. i think it would be more accurate to say he didn't want to talk about it. this is somebody who watches the news channel and is wired into the best information network on the planet. it's hard to imagine that something that was bursting all over cnn and "the washington post" and the headlines would somehow not be conveyed to the president of the united states. well, the larger problem, of course, that he has, he's got to have an administration that speaks with one voice. you can't have nikki haley the u.n. ambassador, on the floor of the u.n. saying sanctions will
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remain in place unless russia changes its behavior in the ukraine. and then we find out later that perhaps the president and vice president were deliberately kept out of the loop while a high-ranking official was having some kind of back channel conversation about sanctions. that's something that he's not to not only look into, but he's going to have to straighten that out. >> and, tom, that's something that we know about donald trump. he appreciates and values loyal. talk about the conference in front of him, is he loyal to the vice president or loyal to michael flynn, depending on how this all falls together? >> sure. remember, vice president mike pence was the one who went out there after the news reports surfaced, you know, he was grilled by us, by others. and repeatedly said this was not an issue. and now, we find out that this did happen. and it really kind of puts the heat on him. and to your question, of, you know, where do trump's loyalties
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lie, we've been hearing behind the scenes that there has been a lot of consternation about flynn. that he's been -- you know, there's a lot of concern inside this white house about him. and pence is not in that position. pence has the strong relationship there, you know, it put pence in a bad spot. because, remember, this is either pence was lying when he was talking about this. or he was not told and was forced to go out there and talk about something he had not been told about. either way, a terrible, terrible position. it's going to be fascinating to see how this shakes out. >> let's listen to representative jim hunt last night when he talked. >> if he then went on and lied about it and put the vice president in the position knowingly of lying to cbs about it well, then, that's beyond the pale. let's face it, this is not your sunday night call for grandma, right? this is a call from the next
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national security adviser to the russian ambassador my guess is, this is not a case, oh, gosh, i forgot. look, the evidence is not all in. if he had that information and then lied about it, of course, he needs to go. >> errol, how much trouble might michael flynn be in here? >> well, it remains to be seen. this is one of the first crises of this administration that is clearly an internal one. there are some leaders when pressured the way representative hines was putting pressure on the white house will sort of dig in their heels saying i make the decisions here. i won't throw anybody overboard just because my political opponents want me to. we'll see if donald trump is that kind of leader. or he'll react the way tom was suggesting which is when people are cut out of the loop or denied important information or lied to, sometimes, that's an unforgivable offense. >> tom, you mentioned that this is a president that doesn't like
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to admit to defeat for this administration. so, this may be seen as such, if this happened and he has to let flynn go. but if that happens, who's on deck? who replaces flynn? >> well, you know, you got to remember, that anytime we're talking about russia, this is kind of the equivalent -- okay, this is kind of the equivalent of talking about e-mails with clinton, okay? you can't -- this is the hot topic with him. it's a hot button. it's terrible. okay. you just can't have it coming back and back again from things they thought were settled. you know, there has to be more vetting. there was a real sense inside of their team, according to our reporting, you know, here's someone who is loyal to trump early on and trump was loyal to him. you know, you don't know, how do you replace him. these vetting questions are a big problem. you see this with the accountant nominees. you see this with the continued story coming out, next week, we're going to have another
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hearing on labor secretary andy puzder coming up, okay? a lot of questions about him coming out there. it seems like the longer you have these hanging out there, the more you have the vetting questions. so they really have to do a lot of work behind the scenes to try to forego some of these problems. >> tom lobianco and errol louis, appreciate your insight. >> thank you. despite the potential blow back from flynn's phone call, we want to point out russian president vladimir putin said he's ready to fully restore ties with the u.s. even hinting as to when his first meeting with president donald trump will take place. let's go to claire sebastian right now. claire, what are you hearing? >> on the issue of conversations between flynn and the ambassador, he said he understands it, there were some conversations, but as to the
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suggestion that president putin decided not to respond to u.s. sanctions on russia in late december, because of the content of these conversations, he said, the information is not correct. but as you say, the russia/u.s. relationship is getting a lot of attention here. and the issue of when the two presidents might meet has come up several times in the last 24 hours. in a press conference that vladimir putin gave with the president of slovenia, welcoming the suggestion from that leader that slovenia would host the first meeting for president putin and president trump. for the first lady, there's cautious optimism about how that relationship is going to develop. >> clare sebastian, thank you so much. for the first time u.s. investigators have collected details of the dossier from the british spy, those details are
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cnn has learned new information about the ongoing investigation into allegations raised in a collection of memos created by a former british intelligence agent, a political opponent then candidate donald trump. cnn chief national security correspondent jim shutz toe and justice correspondent evan perez has been working the story. jim starts with the new details.
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>> reporter: christie and victor, for the first time u.s. investigators tell cnn they have corroborated some of the communications detailed in a 35-page dossier compiled by a former british intelligence agent. cnn was first to report last month that then president-elect donald trump and president barack obama were briefed on the existence of the memos prior to the inauguration. until now, u.s. officials have said that none of the content or allegations have been verified. but now, multiple current and former u.s. law enforcement and intelligence officials tell cnn that intelligence intercepts of foreign nationals confirmed that some of the conversations described in the dossier took place between the same individuals on the same days and from the same longzs as detailed in the dossier. the corroboration based on intercepted communications have given u.s. intelligence and law enforcement, quote, greater confidence in accountability of
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some aspects of the dossier, this as they continue to actively investigate its contents, these sources say. we should be clear that cnn has not confirmed the content of the calls or whether any of the content relates to then candidate trump. and none of the newly learned information relates to the salacious allegations. when reached for comment white house spokesman sean spicer said, quote, we continue to be disgusted by cnn's fake news reporting, end quote. spokesmen for the fbi, department of justice, the cia and the office of the director of national intelligence had no comment when reached by cnn. the dossier details about a dozen conversations between senior russian officials and other russian individuals. one thing the u.s. has is a collection of foreign call intercepts and they used that information to seek to verify some of the alleged conversations describe in the dossier. u.s. intelligence officials emphasize that the conversations now verified were solely between
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foreign nationals including those or in or tied with the russian government but some of the individuals involved in the intercept negotiations were known as quote, heavily involved in clethtsing information damaging to hillary clinton and helpful to donald trump. christi and victor. >> thank you, jim. still to come for you here, fear is running high among immigrants and their families after authorities launch say wave of raids targeting those in the u.s. illegally. also, trauma for syrian refugees in the u.s. after surviving that long civil war. evidence they're suffering again from anxiety, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder as president trump's ban continues to grow. because no one kills germs better than clorox. the search for relief often leads...
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♪ tlun minutes past the hour on this saturday. good morning to you, i'm critty paul. >> i'm victor black well. good to have you with us. there is going fear and confusion for some immigrants and their families. federal immigration authorities launched a new waves of raids. >> some see this as an illustration in the first large-scale enforcement on president trump's crackdown on illegal immigration. >> but immigration officials contend this is part of the agencies, quote, routine actions. homeland security had this to
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say last night. >> first of all, they're not rounding anyone up, the people at i.c.e. apprehend are people who are illegal and then some. >> about 160 undocumented immigrants were arrested in los angeles alone this week. and agents also conducted operations in georgia, illinois, new york, north carolina and south carolina. >> meanwhile, mexico's foreign minister is warning its citizens living in the u.s. to take precautions and stay in contact with their nearest consulate. this is coming after a mother of two, living in arizona was deported to mexico after a routine check-in this was two days ago. >> move is another example of president trump's crackdown on illegal immigration. but the mother in this case said she has no regrets. she said she did it for love. shears cnn's paolo sandoval. >> reporter: the last time guadalupe garcia walked the streets of mexico she was her
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daughter's current age. she was only 14 years old when she crossed the border in search of a new life. she found it in the phoenix area. she wait by the border town of nogal nogales. >> i always thought i wouldn't be forced here because my mom was forced to be here. i always thought we'd come for vacation to be happy and be like family together. >> reporter: this is the first time the brother and sister have left their home state of arizona now having to travel to the only place they can see their mother. >> here we are in mexico. the thing we never wanted. but we have to keep fighting for this case. >> reporter: that case is garcia's deportation from her home the last 22 years. her legal trouble started in 2008 for arrest and conviction for using a made up social security number. that is a felony. >> translator: i don't consider myself a bad person. wanting to work to support my
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children does not make me a bad person. >> reporter: garcia kept up annual visits with immigration until immigration act on a 2013 removal order. >> translator: they didn't offer me an explanation. and only told me i was being deported. >> reporter: i.c.e. insists there was nothing special about garcia's situation, saying for them, it was just business as usual. her attorney disagrees, claiming the deportation was a direct result of president trump's immigration crackdown. >> translator: deep down, i always knew this could happen. >> reporter: there are little to no options for garcia, except settle back into the country she left behind over two decades ago. so, tell me what's it like, leaving a home in phoenix, and then coming here, a place that you hardly know? [ speaking in spanish ] >> translator: well, it's very sad.
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i'm sad and i feel helpless. >> reporter: although the kids will live with their father in arizona, angel knows life won't be the same. >> our mother will always be there for you. that's what we need, we need our mother. >> reporter: garcia insists she will miss key moments in her kids' lives including her 15th birthday celebration. >> translator: we will have to wait a little longer for her sweet 15. we just can do it. >> it happened in the face, and i'm pretty proud of that because we're speaking up for the whole community, everyone, all the immigrants. >> reporter: being separated, it's the reality for many families and a growing debate about president trump's immigration policies. paolo sandoval, cnn, nogales, mexico. >> cnn has reached out to immigration and customs officials, by the way. i want to review the response they issued to us.
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they say miss garcia's immigration case underwent review at multiple levels of the immigration court system. including the bore of immigration appeals. i.c.e. will continue to identifying and removing individuals with felony convictions who have final orders of removal. president trump plans to announce new immigration orders next week. the white house says it will not immediately appeal a federal court's decision blocking the president's travel ban to the supreme court. now, instead, sources tell cnn that the president is considering possible tweaks, maybe explicitly stating that the ban does not apply to legal residents but the president has argued several times that the country needs swift action. >> i feel totally confident that we will have tremendous security for the people of the united states. we will be extreme vetting, i've
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learned. tremendous things that you can only learn frankly if you were in a certain position, namely, president. and there are tremendous threats to our country. we will not allow that to happen. >> meanwhile, stress and anxiety and depression that plagues some syrian refugees here in the u.s., they tell me they feel afraid because of the uncertainty over the president's travel ban. in dearborn, michigan, just outside of detroit, many of these families call themselves the fortunate ones, blessed by god, because they escaped this. a year's long civil war in syria. now having survived the conflict that has killed more than an estimated 400,000 civilians and completing the exhaustive process to resettle in the u.s.s some refugees now fear they face
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a new threat. >> this is the protection of the nation from foreign terrorists entering into the united states. >> reporter: president donald trump's executive order banning entry of most nationals from seven countries including syria. an appellate court has upheld a temporary hold on the travel ban. but the president promises to fight the decision. the january 27th order applies to new entrantses onl only, but does nothing to quell the fears of this woman who worries she and her family will have to return to syria. >> translator: we don't know what will happen in the future. after we arrived we had hopes that we would establish a new life. now, we're frightened that we'll be stopped at this stage and cannot carry on further. >> reporter: she and her husband omar and their four children have come from dearborn holmes, and they could face a future
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that is worst than deportation. >> translator: some families have been split into two parts. one that arrived. and the other one that was ready to get in that was halted. like some dads with their children and vice versa. so this separated the families. and if this thing continues they will end up completely separated. >> reporter: university professor has interviewed hundreds of refugees and is examining the invisible, psychological scars caused by the rules. nearly half of the adult refugees they evaluated screened positive for posttraumatic stress disorder. he says uncertainties over the ban exacerbate those challenges. >> they come in with the stress of immigration. they have the stress of poverty. they don't know how to cope with the environment. they have to learn about the culture. they don't know how much they're
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wanted, and the uncertainty which is going on. now, they don't even know if tomorrow they will be in this country or not. >> stress has increased since the travel ban. >> reporter: muhammad abboud is part of the research team. >> they feel like they won't be treated as well. >> reporte >> reporter:al saud has experienced pain. all. volunteer researchers are former refugees from iraq. >> the experience myself made me decide to do whatever is possible to help them. >> reporter: for him, nearly brought to tears by the family families still deceived by war. >> translator: i received a voice mail from my brother saying if god willing i will see you here after in heaven as we won't see each other here.
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these words really touched me, because there's no hope we see each other again here, only in heaven. >> reporter: his wife and says his daughter 5 and 10, have suffered too. >> translator: the girls are hearing we are returning to syria, they heard the explosions and that left a fear in them and do not want to return to syria. >> reporter: the researchers say the vast majority of refugees suffer from separation disorder and more than half have anxiety disorder. >> they don't have the presence. >> a 6-year-old syrian kid who came here, in 20 years is going to be an american adults right? now, this is our question as americans, they have to ask ourselves do we want this kid, when they're an adult,
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integrated, functional, happy, productive, american, do we want them to be segregated? no socioeconomical class, person who sees themselves as americans and themselves as the group of refugees who came here, integration is very important. and that's on us. >> reporter: for now, this family is focusing on settling into their new life in their new country. but as the fight over immigration and national security wages on, many still wonder if they'll be forced to pack up and look for a new place to call home. >> a constant fear for many of them. we're going to talk about that. and the fact that there are advocacy groups now who are working to help these refugees. we're talking to a member of one of those groups, next. do stay close. ♪
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46 minutes past the hour. as president trump moves forward with new security measures and a potential rewrite of this travel ban, refugees are stuck with serious anxiety over whether they're going to be split away from their families. i want to bring in the v.p. of georgia for syrian refugees. born in texas, you're part of this group that are trying to help the refugees coming into georgia specifically. i want to read to you what researchers at wayne state university found. they found when they talked to them, a third of refugees screened positive for ptsd.
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nearly half suffer from anxiety disorder. half suffer from depression. 60% of refugee children have an anxiety disorder. and 80% of refugee children suffer from separation anxiety as we heard from victor's piece there as well. when you sit down and speak with these people, mona, what strikes you the most about them? >> absolutely. i have met probably over 150 refugee families. and have had the opportunity to sit with the parents, take children to school, and kind of spend quality time with them. and i definitely noticed their level of anxiety. one child in particular, i was taking him to school and he heard an airplane and he started to cry. i looked at him and said, what's wrong? he said the missile, the missile. i said, no, no, it's an airplane. it's okay. there's definitely fear. >> what do they need most?
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because they don't know the language many times. >> right. >> do they have a hard time getting a job? do they have a hard time being accepted? >> absolutely. many people don't know this, when families come in, they come in through a refugee settlement agency that will help acclimate for the initial three or four months. acclimate them getting an apartment with basic furniture. getting them medical insurance. dental insurance. putting them into the public school system. helping them find a job. but after that, they're sort of on their own. so three months really isn't enough time to learn the language. to beef up their resume to really even, you know, get a driver's license sometimes. >> so how do you, how does your group help them beyond that time period? >> sure. so we supplement what the refugee agency does. he help supplement them in terms of furniture, kitchen utensils
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things like that they don't get initially. then we provide physical awareness. resume workshops. job training. we help mentor them. we help the advocates with children at school. a lot of times, these kids are bullied at school. we help them. we help teach them how to drive. take them to their driving lessons and help them beyond. >> there's one community in georgia, where the mayor has likened to the ellis island of the south because there's so many refugees there. they're a big part of the economy there and in fact have been there for a long time. and city council residents say they want president trump to come to clarkston. what do they want him to see? >> i think they want him to see the diversity of clarkston. clarkston is what i call a resettlement hub. i haven't seen anything like it and i'm lived pretty much across the united states. you have refugees from somalia,
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iraq, syria. just everywhere. they're all there. and they all are fun and they understand living here isn't going to take effort but they want to try and live a successful life in the united states. >> do they understand the fear that exists among many americans when it comes to refugees and terrorism? >> i think not really. you know, a lot of them say, we are fleeing war. we're not here on vacation. my children are suffering long-term consequences because of the war. it wasn't our choice to come to the united states, if you ask them, they will say, as soon as the war in syria stops, we will return back to syria. that was their home. one family likened it to heaven on earth. they led a comfortable life there. to be forced to flee is not easy. >> real quickly, if you could
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sit down with president trump, what would you want him to say, what would they want him to do? >> i think they would want him to understand what they've been through. what they're going through. the fact that they are not terrorists. that they just want to be successful and have good lives for their children. and just make something of their lives. >> all right. mona megahed, we appreciate you being here. >> thank you. >> victor. the new england patriots avoiding the white house visit, that list is growing right now. andy scholes. >> the formal invitation hasn't been extended yesterday to the new england patriots although six patriots says they won't go. we'll tell you coming up on "bleacher report." (avo) if their alzheimer's is getting worse, ask about once-a-day namzaric. namzaric is approved for moderate to severe alzheimer's disease in patients who are taking donepezil. it may improve cognition and overall function, and may slow the worsening of symptoms for a while.
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well, former basketball star charles oakley says he plans to talk about his views with the new york knicks. >> andy scholes is here. there's a lot going on. >> this is an odd situation. he's been a favorite of knicks fans since his glory days in the '90s now, he's no longer welcome at madison square garden. the 56-year-old was banned from the arena after an altercation during wednesday night's game. oakley was ejected and later charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of trespassing. oakley said he was at the game and did nothing to deserve getting kicked out. the knicks released a statement saying everything that oakley told the media was pure fiction. james dolen in a radio interview
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yesterday. >> it's very clear to us, right, that charles oakley game to the garden with an agenda. there was a mission in mind. and from the moment he stepped into the garden, i mean, the moment he walked through the first set of doors, he began with this behavior. abusive behavior. disrespectful behavior. >> oakley tweeted thanking all of the people who had given him support on social media. he also said he's had so many media inquiries, he's going to hold a press conference to talk about this. all right. how about the list of patriots saying i'm not going to the white house. >> yea, this is growing, a list of six patriots. alan branch becomes the latest one, he joins martellus bennett, legarrette blount, devin mrt corte and dont'a hightower. president looking forward to hosting the patriots although a
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