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top of the hours, thanks for joining me, i'm ana cabrera in new york. you're live in the cnn newsroom. let's begin with the arrest of hundreds of undocumented immigrants in raids all throughout the u.s. immigrations and customs enforcement agents have launched operations in at least half a dozen states. 360 people have been taken into custody so far. some already deported. now this is the first major crackdown under president trump. who promised as a candidate to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. and it is sending fear rippling through immigrant communities. i.c.e. officials insist these raids are just part of routine enforcement. here's new homeland security secretary john kelly. >> well first of all we're not rounding anyone up. the people that i.c.e. apprehend
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are people who are illegal and then some. i.c.e. is executing the law. >> so he's saying they're simply executing the law and despite the assurances some have already taken to the streets to protest the crackdown. [ chanting up with people down with i.c.e. ] >> this isn't the only push-back the president and his party are facing. republicans are being met with raw anger and emotion at town halls in their home states. crowds asking some pointed questions about immigration as well as obamacare. now let's go back to the hundreds of undocumented immigrants being arrested in raids across america. officials continuing to say this is part of trump's, not part of his immigration crackdown, but rather -- raids that were planned during the obama
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administration. and that they're doing nothing different than what they do on a routine basis. paul tobin, politics reporter is covering the raids and i know you have some new reporting about the future scope of these raids, possibly being wider than those carried out under obama what are you learning? >> it's important to distinguish between what we know and what we don't know what we know is in fact as you mentioned, the planning for these enforcement sweeps began under the obama administration. and it is absolutely true that there have been similar crackdowns in the past periodically where i.c.e. goes after certain individuals that very have prioritized for removal. in fact at those rates as well. hundreds of people could be swept up at a time. what has also been clear is that the trump administration quickly moved to put out new enforcement priorities. one of those first executive orders he signed actually created really broad enforcement priorities for the department of homeland security to go after
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the targets and so what's unknown is who was actually picked up by these raids? we know the los angeles office has put out some statistics, the vast majority of those picked up they said were criminal. we don't know exactly what types of crimes were committed and keep in mind, there's a difference between sort of violent felonies and some of the crimes that undocumented immigrants, sometimes are convicted of like using a fake social security number and some individuals didn't have criminal histories. when you combine these questions and uncertainty with the really intense fear in some of the immigrant communities across the u.s. that's brought on by some of the rhett riks of the trump campaign and trump administration, the doubt and concern that's out there, and then some anecdotal stories of sort of peaceful individuals being rounded up. contributed to a scary environment for some people. so as the questions get sorted out, fears are running high that there could be a new normal going forward with the trump administration but we're still
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waiting to find out from i.c.e. if those fears are valid. let's turn to the republican town halls where tempers have been flaring over the concerns about the future of health care and what's going to happen with obama administration care. in wisconsin, representative jim sensenbrenner is holding a town hall there. we have some video from the reaction and interaction that took place in wisconsin moments ago. >> please respect miss baumann's ability to speak. >> everybody comes in here. they come with their signs. some people might not even live in the district. >> they all do. >> i'm glad to hear that everyone does. >> miss baumann has the floor. >> you might not like what she's saying but respect her right to speak on what she wants to say. without interrupting or cheering or booing or whatever. >> gop town halls just like
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that, are taking place across the country today. cnn's boris sanchez was at those town halls in new port richie, fill us in on the mood there. >> yeah, a lot of the same emotion that we're seeing now in that part of the country. we saw here earlier today. we've seen over the past few days at sefl of the gop-organized town halls. the thinking was that republicans would express their positions on the affordable care act more directly to constituents. now a lot of activists have used this as a forum to express their anger over the potential repeal of the affordable care act. here we see a lot of that emotion, there wasn't as much anger directed toward the representative that was here. the representative from the 12th district in florida, gus vilarakas. there was respect for him standing in front of people saying very angry things about his position. more of the dispute came from
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other people that supported a repeal of the affordable care act. i want to you listen to one heated exchange between a supporter of a repeal and the crowd that was there listening to what he was saying. >> here's the problems i have with the hay fordable health care act. number one, there's a provision in there, and anyone over the age of 74, has to go before what is effectively a death panel. yes, they do, yes, they do! it's in there, folks. you're wrong. okay. children. all right, children. >> i am 77 years old. and i think it's unconscionable for this politician to tell me that at 74, i will be facing death penalties. wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> i have -- i deal with end of life issues. on a regular basis. these are heart-rending decisions. and i can tell you, there's no such thing as a death panel. >> some of the more heated portions of the day had to do with the claim that the death panels exist, they're referring to independent payment advisories boards and the claim that they're death panels has been debunked by several fact-checking organizations. in terms of the representative that was here, he has been open to maintaining some of the provisions of the affordable care act, specifically allowing people that are under 26 to stay on their parents' insurance. and keeping insurance companies from dropping folks that have preexisting conditions. several people i talked to here say that they're not exactly convinced that he's going to take their perspective and
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personal stories back to washington. he has voted to defund the affordable care act before and they more or less expect him to do the same in the future. >> i'm curious about who is showing up for this town hall. i know in utah we heard from representative jason chaffetz there saying the protesters he believed were probably democrats who were just bitter that their candidate didn't win in the election. is that what you're finding there at the town hall in florida, primarily? >> well it depends on who you ask. i actually spoke to one trump supporter who said the same thing. that the people, the majority of people that were here were just upset because hillary clinton lost the campaign and were looking at ways to quote get back at donald trump. when you talk to some of these people, a lot of them have personal stories about how the affordable care act changed their lives. someone woman told me that her brother had been suffering seizures since he was as baby, until he got access because of the aca and it changed his life.
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he was able to get surgery that cured him and he still needs treatment. she was very fearful that he might lose that treatment and end up in another negative position without access to health care. so it's a really interesting dynamic between those who are hoping to repeal obama care and those who have benefitted from it. >> finally boris, any talk about what a replacement plan could look like? >> that was certainly a point of contention, at one point the crowd was yelling out chanting "what's your plan?" there isn't a unified plan at this moment. as far as the representative that was here, his take is that he was hoping to take some of the input from the crowd and use that to mold a new plan. >> all right. boris sanchez reporting there in port new richie. new port richie, florida. straight ahead. immigration raids across the
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u.s. sparking fear in several cities, we know they were planned during the obama administration. how does the new president with his own agenda change how they carry out these raids? we'll ask a former acting i.c.e. director about that next.
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pabut with odor free blue-emu continuous pain relief spray, i can box out any muscle or joint pain immediately. blue-emu continuous pain relief spray, it works fast and you won't stink. we're back with more on the immigration raids happening across the country. hundreds of undocumented immigrants have been arrested, in a homeland security official tells cnn more than three dozen have been deported already, in california alone. i want to bring in john torres, the acting director of immigration and customs enforcement in 2008-2009. before that the former director of detention and removal
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operations. john, thank you for being with us. these raids are sparking outrage in some cities. one i.c.e. official says they were originally planned under the president obama administration. this is just business as usual. we know the raids are targeting homes and businesses, some nonfelons have been arrested. although the majority we know in california were those with a criminal and violent criminal history. what's your take on what we're seeing in this past week? is it business as usual? >> it may be business as usual with regards to how they're targeting is taking place. but what tells me something is a little bit different here is the fact that in california for example, the statistics that were released, demonstrated they also took ten people into custody who were not, did not have criminal back grounds. so for example, five of those did not have a criminal background, but they had a previous order of deportation, the other five were people they
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encountered while looking at their targets. those ten people alone would not have been a priority in the past administration. while they may have been targets ten years ago, what we're seeing now is to me, a significant shift in that i.c.e. is out in the community and making an arrest, of the person that they're looking for that is a criminal, they encounter others who are out of status, they're going 0 it take those people into custody. >> even if those raids or organizations were initially planned to happen. prior to the administration taking office and the trump administration, that's there now, how they are executing these raids may be different, actually? i think you're seeing a shift now that is more in line with what has been communicated with the executive orders. so in the past while i.c.e. prioritized targets to the level of criminality where they focused on criminals, felons, for those that had a minor offense, i.c.e. was discouraged
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to take those people into custody in fact they were strongly encouraged to exercise discretion and not focus on those types of people with that background in the past. >> now the mexican government, i didn't mean to step on you there. i wanted to bring in another element to the conversation. because the fear is very real. the mexican government issued a statement to mexicans living in the u.s. to take extra precautions if you're an undocumented ingrant living here, make sure you get in touch with the immigrant services that are available to you. what protection do you have if an i.c.e. official knocks on your door? >> there are regular enforcement policies that are still in place. obviously if an i.c.e. agent doesn't have a search warrant, they can't knock down the door and go in and arrest the person.
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if an i.c.e. agent determines that the person they're looking for is at that residence, they can go back and seek an arrest warrant with probable cause. the judge would need to sign off on that and at that point they would be able to kick down the door. i'm not saying that's going to happen here, but yes they should talk to their consulate to get that type of advice. but at the same time they should also know that if they're out of status, things are changing and i.c.e. agents will take a hard look at them and possibly take them into custody. >> president trump has said his priority is targeting the undocumented immigrants with any criminal history with petty to the serious crimes, you said the obama administration focused on the most violent offenders. should there be equal punishment for all undocumented immigrants, regardless of the crimes they've committed? as you point out they're undocumented, they're here illegally. >> that's a question that i.c.e. agents have had to deal with for my entire career what we see is that there are a number of people that criticize the agency
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and the officers for a, either not enforcing the law, as it's written. or for b, exercising too much discretion and not taking people into custody or being too lax with some of the policies that are out there. so you have to walk a fine line and focus on the policy directives that are currently in place. the pendulum swings back and forth between administrations, i've seen it swing both ways and now i've seen it swing more towards enforcement. >> john i imagine you have contacts with folks who are working for i.c.e. currently. i'm curious what the pulse is with them. are they feeling empowered or are they apprehensive with this new administration? >> several people i talked to are are not necessarily empowered, but relieved they're able to go out and do their jobs. others i talked to at the
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executive levels understand that comes with a lot of responsibility and so while the president, while president trump says he would like i.c.e. to focus on the criminals. we've seen in the past that even though we go out and an agency will focus on the criminals, you end up taking people into custody without criminal back grounds and that's something that the hc will have to discuss and defend. >> john torres, thanks for your time. we appreciate it. up next -- her story sparked protests across arizona this week. this is one of the cases. an undocumented immigrant. a mother, guadalupe garcia del reyes was deported back to mexico. why she says she has no regrets, next. come on! with t-mobile one, taxes and fees are now included! get 4 lines of unlimited lte data for 40 bucks each. that's right - all unlimited. all in! and now, for a limited time save
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this afternoon we're hearing from a family torn apart by president trump's executive order on immigration. guadalupe garcia del reyes, an immigrant mother of two was deported back to mexico. she was convicted of using a fake social security number and she did not follow orders to self-deport. but she says she has no regrets for staying here. says quote,dy it for love. here's jean casarez. >> we are the same. >> news that maricopa county's 35-year-old guadalupe garcia del
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rios was deported back to mexico on thursday, after two decades in the united states spread through the undocumented community in phoenix. a mother of two teenagers, garcia del rios came to the u.s. when she was 14. now in nogales, mexico, she said it was sheriff joe arpaio who led a 2008 raid by local authorities at her workplace, originally meant to enforce a new controversial state law aimed at punishing employer who is hired the undocumented. the next year, as a result, she was convicted of a class 6 felony, criminal impersonation for intentionally having a fake social security number. >> people still would do it today. make up a number. >> garcia del rios appealed a voluntary deportation order but 0 in 2013 lost the battle. a final removal order was entered and acknowledged by the
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now-convicted felon. >> she would have been told, go home, wait for the letter and you'll come back to i.c.e. on the day that well we tell you come back and be ready to leave that day. >> the obama administration had more deportations than the bush administration. but they were focused on violent felons, who endangered public safety. donald trump campaigned, using the same term nolgs nolg. terminology. >> we have gang members, killers, we have a lot of bad people that have to get out of this country. we're going to get them out. the police know who they are. >> now with president trump's executive order enhancing public safety and the interior of the united states, the emphasis has shifted. topping the list for enforcement prooits are those who have been convicted of any criminal over. charged with any criminal offense or acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense. farther down on the list, but still a priority for deportation
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are those just like this mother of two, subject to a final order of removal. >> there was actually a priority list of what to follow. the current -- executive order seemed to do away with that priority list and make everyone a priority. so i think what we're going to see is the immigration courts are going to go back to being back-logged. >> i.c.e. will say for them it's business as usual. but i.c.e. has released a statement including this paragraph -- i.c.e. will continue to focus on identifying and removing individuals with felony convictions with final orders of removal issued by the nation's immigration courts. and guadalupe's husband will now have to raise the children alone. >> my wife is not a threat for the united states. she's a great person. you know, she's a good citizen. regardless of her status.
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>> jean casarez, cnn, phoenix, arizona. still ahead in cnn news room, new information on the trump administration and russia, cnn has now confirmed that national security adviser michael flynn did in fact talk sanctions with russia before the president took the oath of office. we'll look at why one of the president's top aides would do that. when it may be against the law, next you're live in the cnn news room. no extra monthly fees. ♪ won't replace the full value of your totaled new car.
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ambassador to the u.s. during call that happened before christmas. now an aide says flynn actually can't rule out that sanctions came up in the conversation. all this happening before he was officially on the white house staff. someone major problem here is the vice president went on tv in january and said no way, flynn did not talk about sanctions with the ambassador. now cnn analyst kimberly dozer and josh rogen are joining me to talk about it. let's explain how what was said in this conversation was uncovered. >> it came out in a "washington post" story this week that intelligence officials had intercepted, were aware of a conversation between mike flynn and the russian ambassador, in which flynn discussed the sanctions that the obama administration was levying against moscow. now the problem was, the obama administration was in power. trump hadn't yet been inaugurated and therefore that's a violation of something called the lodge act. you're not supposed to interfere
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with the outgoing administration's foreign policy. >> the logan act. >> the logan act. >> so it got revealed in this article and then white house or trump administration officials confirmed to people like me, cnn, others, that the story was true, he had brought sanctions up in this conversation and that put this pence interview in an awkward light. all of a sudden flynn was having to explain to pennsylvania that he didn't remember perhaps what he had, what, what conversations he had had. and now it's all down to,cy think what is the personal relationship between those two men, can they get past this? and then there's the larger question of, will congress let it go. and you know the democrats certainly won't. >> josh, there's still a question about exactly what was said about sanctions. we know it all happened at a time when the obama administration issued sanctions on russia for hacking.
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in the election, and there's questions about whether or not flynn may have made a promise of some sort about what was going to happen to those sanctions once trump took office. we don't know exactly what was said. would it matter if there was no promise made? >> according to the reporting in the post. there's no information that there was an explicit promise, but just a general sense conveyed by flynn that this situation would be different after the election. and that russia's real adversary was the obama administration and the trump administration would view the relationship more favorably. that's not a huge revelation. that's exactly what the trump administration has been saying publicly throughout the campaign and throughout the first weeks of their administration. but the problem here is that there's a context, we have a guy, general flynn, who travelled to russia in 2015, who took money to speak at an event. sat next to vladimir putin.
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has talked a lot about needing to cooperate with russia. especially in syria. then you have an administration that's hasn't really committed to keeping all the sanctions in place. they said they'll keep some of them. they haven't talked about all of them. a lot of people on capitol hill are really unhappy about that. from what we know of this conversation, i don't think it's a huge problem by itself. but when you put it into the broader context of what's going on in the u.s./russia relationship and what's going on in the white house and congress regarding russia and as kim said the sort of personal embarrassment of the vice president which is never a good look for a national security adviser to put a principal in that position, if you put it all together, it's pretty bad. >> kim and josh, thanks to both of you. up next, the president tweeting in big capital letters, we'll see you in court. after an appeals court kept his travel ban suspended. but he may have another plan in the works. that could be in place as early as this week. weerl discuss, next. [ slurps ]
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back with more on the immigration raids in cities across the country. operations have been carried out in at least six states. more than two dozen of those arrested have already been deported. i want to bring in jack kingston, a former senior adviser to trump campaign and a former congressman from georgia and scott bolden, a former
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chairman of the democratic party. 150 of the 160 people they arrested had criminal records, many of those records they say were for violent offenses, child sex crimes, weapons charges, assault. should these people be in this country? >> well they certainly should not. and under the current law if you've convicted of a felony or those crimes, you should not. the real message here is what message is the trim sending illegal trump administration sending the immigrants. i think the raids around the country are showing a manifestations of that order. that is if you're a felonious immigrant, if you you have committed almost any crime, you're going to be rounded up. the message is clear, you don't belong here, we don't want you here. and they're going to pick you up and send you back to your country of origin. that's inappropriate because sweeps never work. they go beyond that executive
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order. that's a problem and that's why you're seeing the protests and the concerns that will probably drive illegal immigrants and immigrants from traveling, but deep near these sanctuary cities. >> congressman, to that point, trump's orders have talked about this being for the safety of this country. and before the break, we reported on the mother in arizona who was deported this week. she was brought here as a teenager. she had never been charged with a violent crime. we do know that she did have a felony on a record for faking a social security number. she was regularly checking in with immigration officials. she just got deported. how does removing her from our country make it safer? >> number one, it's the law in 2013 she assigned a court order that she became what's called a permanent order of removal. knowing that her turn to be removed was coming up. she had been here illegally as you pointed out for many years, originally arrested and charged with a felony in 2009.
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that's the way the law works and how people can get mad about this administration or the previous administration, about enforcing the law is beyond me. keep in mind, barack obama deported two and a half million people, not counting the year 2016, we don't know -- >> it was closer to three million. >> according to i.c.e. -- >> this is the way the law works, i have to say to my friend a. scott bolton. i think do you want to send a signal if you're here illegally, particularly if you've committed a felony or violent crime, we do want you out of here. >> but look, congressman -- >> pretty big -- >> target them, do not do mass sweeps, do not release it to the press. and do not make it such a public affair. i think the difference is when the obama administration and the trump administration is, is that these are very highly publicized raids to send that message. sand that executive order, whether you're a felon or not, whether you committed a
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misdemeanor or not, it's all a crime and quite frankly as you read that order could you even say it's the fact that you're here illegally, even though you shouldn't be a priority. that you, too, could be rounded up. >> all last year, all last year barack obama was chest-pounding that he had deported more illegal aliens than any other president, he was very proud of that, as you remember so to say that he did it quietly in the clossest is not true at all. but the truth of the matter is -- if you send, these aren't raids, they are going after the felons and if you're caught along the way, it is always been the policy until the last couple of years, that you would also be deported. >> if it walks like a duck, if it talks like a duck, and these are raids, these are sweeps. i'm a former prosecutor, i know a sweep when i see it. >> this is what went on under barack obama, scott. and you know this went on under barack obama. and the rules -- >> it was targeted.
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and surgical. >> if you were caught along the way, you got deported. two and a half million people, as ana just said, probably three million under barack obama. president trump, for all of his evil that he's charged with, has a long way to go. >> hold on just a minute. because yes, it is true, president obama deported more undocumented immigrants than any of his predecessors, who were in office. however, public opinion does side with those undocumented immigrants, there is a pew poll, a gallup poll, several polls show that the majority of americans believe there should be some kind of path to legal status for peaceful, undocumented immigrants who are here in the u.s. who have been living here for some time. of course immigration reform and the laws being changed, they do have in many cases, little room to spare in terms of a direction to go and seek a path towards citizenship. what do you say to those folks?
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>> we are a republic, not a democracy in a republic, you don't rule by polls. you rule by the thought and the philosophy of those duly elected. and donald j. trump in november was duly elected. part of his stance was building a wall and enforce existing immigration raws and crack down on illegal aliens. that's what's going on here. so the only poll that really matters in a republic is the election day and the election day settled who was going to be in charge. >> it doesn't involve illegal activity. those are political promises, it does not involve illegal activity. nor can you have a rational relationship -- >> they are here illegally. >> i have a fundamental problem with getting rid of immigrants who have committed crimes. you're absolutely right. that's the law. the issue is the manner in which you're doing it.
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and the political nature of it. and the fact that you're doing more harm than good, because your resources in this area is so limited you have now expanded it and you're causing fear in the community and you're going after people who are not priority. >> what we're seeing is continued hyperindignation of the left. i think it is the continued hyperindignation on the left that anything donald trump does, is blown out of proportion. these will the same types -- >> he's done a lot of illegal things already. nothing inappropriate about the me objecting to him doing something illegal. >> gentlemen, gentlemen -- >> i'm sorry you think it's illegal to deport a felon. >> gentlemen we'll going to have to legal looef it there you'll come back next hour and we'll continue the conversation. coming up, if melissa mccarty can play sean spicer, can rosie o'donnell play steve
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a lot of anticipation for tonight alec baldwin returns to host "snl" for a record 17th time. but a lot of people are still talking about this -- melissa mccarty's portrayal of white house press secretary sean spicer last week. still generating a lot of buzz. following reports that president
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trump was upset because spicer was played bay woman, rosie o'donnell jumped into the mix. trump's long-time nemesis. changing her twitter profile pic to a photoshopped picture of her as trump's chief strategist, steve bannon. she offered to play bannon if asked. but her rep telling us, she will not be playing bannon on "snl" tonight. cnn senior media correspondent and host of "reliable sources" brian stelter is joining me to discuss this. i see you shaking your head. there's so much to talk about and so much unpredictable, right? >> rosie is the only thing that won't happen tonight. >> you're pretty sure about that? >> that's official. loren michaels doesn't like to have people in the press trying to cast themselves for jobs. but melissa mccarthy, that surprise this time last week has raised the stakes for this weekend. as you mentioned, alec baldwin hosting the entire show tonight. the reason why this matters is because the president cares. like you said, the president was
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unhappy with that performance. mccarty playing spicer, according to our own jim acosta, he was not amused by the sketch. i would think that make the producers of "snl" want to bring mccarty back. >> alec baldwin seems to revel that he's getting under the president's skin. do you think he's going to go after him even harder on this one? >> i'm sure he will. he's been wearing a russian flag pin instead of an american flag pin. those sorts of details must be getting under the president's skin. that's why we've seen the president in past weeks tweet about the show. he didn't last weekend. one of the theories was that is he was so angered by the show, he didn't want to talk about it. who knows for sure. but let's remember the japanese prime minister is at mar-a-lago with the president this weekend. our own bill carter was wondering on twitter, if there's going to be a viewing party at mar-a-lago tonight. carter being snarky. this is the season of "snl" where the show is going for
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broke. they're trying to go for broke. they know their audience, it seems their base audience, mostly left-leaning viewers, or folks in big cities that aren't fans of president trump want to see alec baldwin going all in. >> "snl" is living in its heyday, ratings are up. what will you be watching for tonight? >> by some measures, numbers are the highest they've been in two decades. normally election years are big boosts for srn n lm"snl." after election years, ratings go down. but the show is firing on all cylinders, it's got a good young cast. interesting sketches, we're seeing the kellyanne conway character there played by kate mckinnon. i wonder if she'll be making a return appearance. given the rough week that conway had, i would be surprised if we didn't see kate mckinnon repricing the character. >> we'll be watching and you'll be watching and talking about it i'm sure tomorrow. thank you so much brian stelter. you can watch his show by
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beyonce now the most nominated woman in grammy history. and yes, she is expecting twins and she's planning to perform on stage tomorrow night. at the grammy awards. also on the grammy stage, a very unusual pairing, lady gaga and metallica. they're going to sing together for a special one-time performance. cnn's stephanie elam has more. ♪ hello from the other side >> from adele -- ♪ >> to beyonce -- ♪ >> the grammy awards honor the biggest names in music and 2017 is no exception.
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>> it is the vatican sort of of the music business and of music entertainment. there really isn't any bigger award to win. >> beyonce leads the charge with nine nominations including song of the year, record of the year and the night's most competitive prize, album of the year. >> the singer's latest collection, lemonade faces off against adele's "25 "justin bieber's "purpose" and drake's "views." >> it's seems like it's going to be a big face-off between adele and beyonce. >> the grammys are also known for creating household names. the chainsmokers, chance the rapper, marin morris and anderson pok may become the evening's success stories. >> there's any number of artists who can have a big night and enjoy a big bump in sales. in attention, in strength due to
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their performance. >> awards aren't the only thing on deck at the grammys. expect some big collaborations. lady gaga with metallica and the weeknd with daft punk. >> late night host james corden will handle emcee duties, the carpool karaoke star will likely provide some musical entertainment, too. >> with james corden you're getting more of what billy crystal was to the oscars, potentially that, can he sing and dance. >> expect enough music and mayhem to uphold the reputation as music's biggest night. top of the hour on a saturday, i'm ana cabrera, we begin with hundreds of undocumented immigrants taken from their homes and workplaces, millions more bracing for a knock on the door. afraid they'll be next.
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federal officials insist these raids which have swept across half a dozen states alone aren't rounding people up. but we can tell thaw some 360 people have been taken into custody by immigration and customs agents and deportations have been swift with, more than three dozen of those arrested in california already sent back to mexico. now the arrests have sparked outrage. we're starting to see protests in some cities. lawyers and advocacy groups say this just the start of the increased performance that president trump has promised. i want to be clear here -- government officials say these raids that we're witnessing were initially planned under the obama administration. and an administration that holds the record for the most deportations. the secretary of homeland security says right now what we're witnessing is business as usual. let's get out to cnn's polo sandoval. before we talk about the push-back, talk us through the scope of