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deported without a judge or court case. >> a high stakes election for turkey's president who will lead with even greater power. >> and later, prince william tests out his diplomatic skills in the middle east. >> a warm welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. >> great to have you with us. this is "cnn newsroom." we start with the situation of undocumented parents and children being held at immigration detention centers in the united states. there is a great deal of confusion about how, when, or if they will be reunited even after promises and plans to do so. >> last week the u.s. president donald trump signed an order to reunite the separated families, but on sunday he was back to his tough rhetoric on illegal immigration. he tweeted we cannot allow all
of these people to invade our country. he added, they should be deported immediately with no judges or court cases. >> here's what families are facing now. more than 2,000 children in processing centers like these, along with the u.s.-mexico border. elizabeth warren visited in mcallen, texas and came out visibly shaken. >> i saw children by themselves. a six-month-old baby, little girls and little boys. there are mothers with their babies and with small children. family units are together if it's a very small child, but little girls are 12 years old are taken away from the west of their family and held
separately. or little boys. they are all on concrete floors in cages. there is no other way to describe it. >> and earlier on sunday, we learned that the children in government custody won't be reunited until the parents's deportation proceedings are set. >> that's not sitting well. they are demanding the families be reunited immediately. we have the details from texas. >> we are actually here in texas and you look behind me, you can see the border check point. beyond there is mexico and over this way is this tent city that we are hearing about where they are keeping these children. i am going to be touring that tent city in just a matter of hours. we are going to get a chance to take a look with our eyes as we have been able to look. once again, no cameras, no
recording devices or phones. just pen and pad, but at least get a look at it. yesterday there were a lot of people who showed up here to protest the fact that there are still at least 30 children in that facility that were separated from their parents underneath the trump administration's zero tolerance policy. a woman survived the nazi occupation of holland and her father was killed for supporting and sheltering jewish people. she came to speak out like others because she felt like she had to say something because she was old enough this time. this is something this particular protest and a significant feeling of solidarity and not as much anger. more looking forward. they were trying to speak to the trump administration asking them to speed up reunifications and to stop denying asylum to individuals coming across the
border. later today, we will tour the facility and see what it looks like because of the lack of transparency. we'll bring that to you throughout the day, but again, people continuing to make sure that this stays not just in the headlines, but they want on the minds of those in the trump administration. >> let's talk more about this with an immigration attorney. thank you so much for being with us. so while president trump's executive order brought an end to family separations for now at least, it doesn't agrees the problem of reuniting more than 2300 children that the trump administration separated from their parents. how hard has it been for and you other lawyers to help reunite these families and represent them under this new policy of zero tolerance? what are the major challenges you face? >> they don't know where all the
children are. when they separated them, they didn't keep track of them enough to bring the families and the children back together. they are basically putting an egg back that they broke up and fried in the pan. it will take weeks for all the children to be reunited with their parents. the second bigger problem is where they are reunited. the administration just announced an inauguration of a family detention center in port isabel, texas. they are limited in the number of people they can have because they don't have the space. 2500 families with their kids is going to cause a serious space issue. >> it's extraordinary when you say basically the paperwork is not there for each of these 2300 children. you mentioned, though, they should be reunited in a matter of weeks. the big problem is a lot of these kids were sent to new
york. they were sent all over the country which is extraordinary and trying to locate those families at least one of the parents, what is the process there if there is not the paperwork when you have a situation of a 3-month-old baby and some of them are as young as that. >> they are and i wish it was as simple as paperwork where they can track them down. in some cases they brought to the tender age facilities where they were put into foster homes that they are going to lose. parents have been deported from the united states without their children and they are searching to find where they are. this is the big problem. when you create a system on the fly, when you have no real experience enacting a policy that has no basis in law, you get a situation where parents are going to lose their children. that is my great fear, that we will end up having parents with kids who can't be located.
>> and president trump's executive order doesn't guarantee the families won't be separated. 20 days after the detention of the whole family, the children have to be released. what happens after that? >> the family will have to be released. that's going to happen. they won't keep the children and send them out. the extension of the executive order of the agreement is that the entire family be released. that's kind of what's happening today. how are they going to house families for 20 days and second, how are they going to monitor? the good news is there is a system in place. the obama and bush administrations have a monitoring system and it's wildly less expensive and ensures over 99% report for the hearings. the reason they began the separation policy is to create a deterrent or punishment for seeking asylum in the united states. it's good to see the people
reacted so negatively because of the detriment to the children. >> of course on twitter on sunday, president trump called this country's immigration system a mockery and said people who enter the country illegally should be sent back to their country of origin without court cases. what's your response to that as a lawyer? >> it's wildly unrealistic when we have a law that said if you don't meet the standards, you can be removed. that's the law. it applies to people entering who are not from contiguous territories. when you make a valid claim for asylum and the treaty obligations require us to have a due process style hearing either from an asylum officer or immigration judge, what trump wants is for congress to eliminate the international
treaty obligations, much easier said than done, and to change federal law. a this is not a mockery, but a great exemptionular of our system. this is the reason people look at america as a shining city on the hill. we give due process to every person under our constitution that seeks our protection. >> thank you so much for looking at the legal ramifications and the political ramifications. we appreciate chatting with you. >> my pleasure. >> now on to turkey, erdogan looks to set his grip even tighter now. more power after sunday's elections. >> the head of turkey's supreme election board declared mr. erdogan the winner. the president's coalition will hold on to parliament as well. we have more on the controversial vote from istanbul. >> political ecstasy at the
reelection of turkey's president erdogan. in the moment of glory, his supporters reveling in a victory for a man who led his country for the past 15 years are claiming to have won almost 53% of the vote. he announced the victory that avoided a presidential run off before official results have been published. >> for thousands, they change for the constitution that concentrates the presidency and this is what victory looks like to president erdogan. >> he survived a coop and his hope is to stay in office long enough for the next administration. >> this has given me the mandate for the presidency along with the people's alliance. a great responsibility has been placed on our shoulders by these
results. >> some of the president's voters were almost incoherent with joy. a different scene at the headquarters of the opposition's main candidate. the leadership and they said that erdogan had won. close to 60 million turks turned out to vote and the coal higz won control of the 600 seat parliament. he has executive control of turkey, the right to rule by decree and the right to pick his cabinet. >> they did not just pick one president, but changed the whole system of government. we will get it working fast and perfectly. >> this is a moment of political
agony that holds little prosneakt he can heal a nation that remains bitterly divided. cnn, istanbul. >> and we will take a short break. still to come, the push on pyongyang to follow-through. how washington is planning to make sure the promises made at the summit with north korea are kept. >> no one wants to be eliminated at the world cup. panama's exit was particularly harsh. that's ahead.
>> per welcome back to "cnn newsroom." the united states is taking a step towards ensuring north korea followed through on their pledge of complete denuclearization. >> at the singapore summit, a senior defense official said the u.s. will give the north a timeline for it to surrender its nuclear weapons. the official said it will be clear whether pyongyang is acting in good faith. >> paula han cox is live in seoul, south korea.
a lot of good feelings on display at the summit, but now with the u.s. outlining a timeline of specific requests, a test of good faith is coming into play. >> we are hearing from the official that what we are doing soon will give us a timeline. shortly they will be giving what they call specific tasks. they will be given a specific timeline and the concept of how they see this actually working. the fact that they will be calling for denuclearization and what exactly will that entail? how it will work? we heard from that official that fairly soon they will know if pyongyang was serious when they said they were willing to denuclearize. they have data points and we assume by this that they mean specific things they want to see
from the north koreans. for example, this missile test site that donald trump said that north korea was going to destroy. we haven't heard much about that since. whether that's a clarification and transferring the remains of the soldiers from the korean war in the 1950s could potentially be something else they are looking at. we don't have many specifics about what they will be asking for, but what we heard that they will be able to know if north korea is serious about this. >> if the war games canceled, how is that being received throughout the peninsula? >> it was that took many people by surprise when it happened. it was the u.s. president donald trump who announced it and wasn't in the written statement between kueng and mr. trump.
it took the forces in korea by surprise and they hadn't heard anything until after it was announced women had the secretary of defense heading to the region and going to china first and then here to south korea and on to japan. it is clearly going to be something that will be talked about while he is here in seoul. he will be meeting the defense minster. they have postponed or suspended military journals that were supposed to be coming up in august. they had large drills that will be asked about from many people and we had officials in seoul that they needed to learn more. they were not given a heads up since then. we heard from the foreign minster from south korea saying it is something they were thinking about as well. it did take people by surprise. george? >> paula han cox, thank you for the report.
etch sunday saw a huge win as they pushed into the knockout stage. this is kate riley and is that a smile on your face? >> the resident england fan. very much dining out on that. the captain harry in particular. and the stage map. he couldn't believe his luck as he helped himself to not one, but two goals himself and from there, panama was never in it.
they had wild celebrations from him. now 25 yards out and panama crumble and the goals we expected to arrive for the advanced moves. well back to the tottenham side, he scored in the opening game and converted the second penalty of the match. at this point he must have had the word hat trick on his lips and it comes, but we are not sure how much he knew about it. he had his back and he lost his cheeks and the ball flying into the back of the net. two penalties and the deflection. he will take it though. he was following in the footsteps of the 66 final at wembley and gary at mexico at
86. columbia and poland knew they had to win to reignite the campaigns. the south americans reached the quarter finals four years ago after being frustrate and they finally got the breakthrough. on the 18 minute mark, you must have been dreaming of this moment for a long time. the first world cup goal. putting the match to bed and from there, it was caping it all off and right back on track. unfortunately poll ant had been eliminated, but we will have points from two games. columbia with two points and senegal on thursday. the victory could seal that top spot. >> what a spectacular world cup. looking ahead, what are the matches we should be looking at? >> four matches on the slate for
you on monday. the portuguese facing a run and sees spain and morocco in action and meantime in group a, russian uruguay topped and egypt and saudi arabia meets. that's his opener and scored the last five goals at the world cup. extra spice is coached by the countryman and-time father figure with whom he had a reportedly strange relationship overtimes. while the pair worked together at manchester unite and the portuguese national team, they remain fully focused of preparing the team. both spanish and portuguese avoid defeat, portugal on the reigning champion and what they would give to add a world cup to
his trophy cabinet. as we mentioned before, likely to be eying up this tournament as well. wow, see what happens. >> thank you so much. >> a dozen members of a nuth football team and their coach are missing. more than 48 hours after they entered a cave in northern thailand that is popular with tourists. >> they believe the enjoy crawled into the cave on saturday and never came out. an official thinks rising water from a heavy storm trapped them inside. >> search and rescue are on the team are trying to locate the boys and the coach. there is a good chance the group is still alive since the caves would give them a place to stay dry. in the united states, the president doubles down on his tough immigration stance. will it help his party in the mid-term or will it backfire?
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still in control of parliament. the opposition is disputing the results. pa >> the u.s. will present a timeline for north korea to surrender their arsenal. it will be clear whether pyongyang is acting in good faith on the promise of complete denuclearization. >> the u.s. president donald trump digging in on his tough immigration stance. he tweeted sunday that those caught illegally caught trying to enter the country should be deported without judicial involvement. no courts or judge. he said the u.s. can't allow all these people to invade our country. >> the u.s. government has to deal with the more than 2,000 immigrant children in detention centers. >> the question of how. how to reunite the families separated by the trump
administration's zero tolerance policy on illegal immigration. >> we are joined by political science researcher, a professor in amy, let's start with that tweet where president trump said the immigrants crossing illegally should not receive due process. how are democrats responding to this and what what about the global community? >> globally speaking this is a disastrous policy. in france, the act of separating children from parents has been compared to a human rights abuse and crime against anity and that's in conservative circles. globally speaking this is a disaster. the ability of the united states to influence others through values and to coopt others
through embodying ideals. this is diminishing that capacity throughout the world. democrats are outraged because the question of due process is in the united states constitution. this reaction of the president is not that surprising, given his propensity to attack the justice system throughout the campaign and since he has become president. >> you mentioned globally, but talking about what's happening right here and the reaction here in the united states. we heard the audio and people have seen the images in detention centers. despite all of that, the president indicated in nevada over the weekend that he sees the whole thing as a winning play going into the november mid-terms. let's listen. >> we have to be strong. i like the issue of our election, too. strong borders, no crime.
their issue is open borders, let ms 13 all over our country. that's what's going to happen if you listen to them. >> breaking it down there, amy, quite a binary argument. the question here is a lot of trump voters support what he is doing. are democrats under estimating his appeal on the issue or is this enough to rally that base? >> what really comes down to play in the month of november is which party is more successful at mobilizing the base to come out and vote. recent polls indicated that the democrats have a less enthusiasm factor than republicans. while both are motivated at a historic level to vote in november, republicans are more enthusiastic than democrats. democrats need to turn out big.
donald trump is running based on fear. immigration is a key issue for the president and free trade is another one. with this constant portrayal of the united states as being the victim, of being in a vulner position because of outside forces. the president believes this is a way to rally his base. people who appreciate the president because he sticks to a position on an issue and able to explain it in a simple and palatable way for them, but they know where the president stands and it becomes difficult for the democrats to gain republican support because his support remains so high amongst his republican base. >> the problem here of course if both parties believe they can exploit this issue, the problem here is neither side -- the political will on either side to do something about this if they can explore it for the november
mid-terms or think they can. >> the democrats put themselves in the position of wanting to participate in legislation. a minimum in a very serious way. a minimum level of decency to respect the migrants who are not coming and requesting asylum who is perfectly legal. crossing the border once illegally is a misdemeanor, not a felony. the democrats are proposing to be a part of legislation and the republican party is using this as a hostage taking situation to pull the debate for the right and get money for the wall and force the democrats to accept a policy further to the right than they are willing to accept. for the house proposals, the democrats have not been associated with the talks and they haven't been participants in the discussion. you have a republican party which is advancing on the very
right conservative hard line agenda and the democrats on the other side with very few legal mechanisms to interfere and call attention to the separation of parents from their children. to gain support for their cause. >> thank you very much for the analysis. >> thank you very much. >> on the europe nations, they are deal with an immigration crisis. informal talks in brussels trying to come up with solutions for the influx of migrants. they haven't been able to come to an agreement at this point. >> all this is happening as 350 migrants in the mediterranean with nowhere to go. joining me now from paris, this informal migration summit has not come up with solutions and had bitter resentment with
bitter nations. >> the idea of this was ahead of the big leader summit later this week that will be dominated by the migrant crisis to find solutions to hold the european union together at this stage and keep the passport-free zone to be an option for the future. this comes as you say they are trapped in the mediterranean once again with italy having adopted the hard line position, but the irony is this is a real political crisis for the union as new arrivals have dropped. they are 50% down on what they were a year ago because they are with the libyans or so on because of the hardening of the borders. it was as if through the crisis that is three years old had come a little bit late. angela merkel is trying to hold
together a more right wing party even while sticking to the values inity lool and a hard line position. all these different positions to get them to carry their fair share. that's after the summit yesterday. >>. >> translator: we all agree we want to reduce legal migration and we are all responsible for all topics. it cannot be the case that some only deal with primary migration and others with secondary migration. everybody is responsible for everything. wherever possible, we want european solutions and where there is not possible, we want to bring them and find a common
framework for action. >> nothing firm out of the summit, but there was a sense that some progress had been made and by the end of this week when they meet once again for the final and big summit they have been looking towards for a solution for this political crisis that will be found. >> let's hope that is the case on thursday. thank you so much. appreciate it. >> still to come, prince william flexes his diplomatic muscles in the middle east. why his trip is so historic. >> the u.s. president's son in law and senior adviser is also in the mideast. jared kushner's attempt to foster peace there. stay with us.
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mideast. jared kushner has been touring the region, and said the u.s. will reveal their peace plan, but he said the trump administration would do it with or without palestinian president abbas. >> prince william is in jordan testing out his own diplomatic skill. he will head to israel where he will be the first british royal to make an official visit to the country. >> max foster is traveling with prince william and he joins us now from jordan. prince william is about to arrive where you are. spectacular backdrop and talk to us about the significance of us being there. >> prince william had come to the site and some are refugees.
this is a program to integrate them and we have two young princes. they are both destined to be king. they are ruling the generations and highlighting the issue of refugees within jordan and throughout the region. they will go to israel and palestinian to highlight the tensions that are still there as well. while this is royalty, staying above politics and getting on the ground, in a spectacular setting, of course. there is always the under tones about the religious and the political tensions. >> let's talk more about his next stop in israel. it's the first time that a royal has visited officially. that is significant as well, but of course it's a difficult part of the world. what can he achieve there?
>> it's interesting. we talked a lot about the timing of this visit, but we have been told they wanted to have a visit like this for a long time and the timing all worked out. inevitably, it brings another focus on the tensions between israel and palestinian areas which are heightened again at the moment right now. i think there is a reminder in there somewhere that this is an ongoing tension. this has been intricate in terms of the organization. the engagement has been set up in the palestinian and israeli areas. it has been carefully balance and a big test for prince william who is more and more statesman like when he gets older, but this is the biggest test of his diplomatic skills we have seen to date. >> he seems very relaxed in the
midst of all of that. keeping an eye on that visit by prince william, and an extraordinary drop there in jordan. >> let's go live to jerusalem. jared kushner's push for peace. tell us more about kushner selling his plan while at the same time taking a swipe at palestinian leadership. >> jared kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser gave an interview to the israeli newspaper. that is quite surprising. he doesn't interview very often and second, how he chose to do so or who he chose to interview with for the palestinian people and they haven't met in recent months with the leadership with the trump administration. kushner laid out the framework or the basis of the peace plan the trump administration is working on.
he didn't reveal details, but tried to reach out to the palestinian people and said even if the leadership won't, they should consider the peaz proposal & said both sides will be better off in the long run for doing so, but he points out this is not a final plan, but a basis for negotiations between the two sides. as i mentioned, they froze with the trump administration after trump recognized jerusalem as the capital of israel and now this is the administration trying to sell not only their peace plan to the palestinian people, but other arab leaders. before meeting with the israe s israelis, the team met not only with the egyptian, but others as well to bring regional support even if the palestinians are not answering the door to the trump administration right now. >> palestinian leadership obviously pushed back as well,
yes? >> they took a very strong shot at jared kushner's team and the peace proposal by the trump administration saying the goal was to topple the palestinian authority and saying our rights are not for sale here. especially for economic benefits. a large part of what jared kushner talked about was benefits for the palestinians and the infrastructure for the rest of the world. they said we are not interested. we are not trading rights as palestinians for economic benefits you have to offer. the leadership making it clear they have no interested in looking at whatever the americans are expected to put forward. >> live from jerusalem, thank you for the reporting. >> history is made in saudi arabia as women are legally allowed to drive for the first time. how has the deeply conservative kingdom reacted? we will get a live report after this short break. ahh... summer is coming.
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for the first time, women are legally allowed to drive in saudi arabia and they are understandably excited. >> the saudi government lifted a long standing ban after years of campaigning by activists. more than 120,000 women applied for driver's licenses. >> the traffic police got into the spirit as well, welcoming the new women drivers withes and notes of good wishes, saying have a safe trip. in many, many vehicles covering what is certainly history. what is the mood about these new licensed drivers on the road? >> you know it has been an incredible couple of days for women here. such an emotional one they got to meet over the past couple of
days. they are really over the moon and just the disbelief that this is finally happening. some are in no rush to get on the road just yet. they top the wait and see what kind of a reaction the first wave of women drivers are going to get from the ultra conservative society. this is a big step forward for women's rights in this country. there is still a long road ahead when it comes to equality. this is the biggest issue that needs to be tackle and the repressive guardianship where women can take decisions like the ability to travel and go without the consent of a male guardian. there is hope that could change
soon. >> a seismic shift and those that paved the way for the change we are seeing and many of them remain in jail. >> you know, george. eight human rights activists remain detaining and they are figures who spent their life campaigning for the women's right to drive in this country. they were detained recently according to human rights organizations and they were part of this ongoing activists. they accused them of communicating with a foreign state. this is the new saudi arabia. on the one hand you've got these reforms and changes that were unthinkable at one point and then you are actually seeing
this crack down that is continuing and some feel that this is a message or change that can only come from the top down. no one else other than the leadership can get credit for what we are seeing. >> thank you so much for the reporting. we will stay in touch with you. >> progress there. they marked the occasion at the french grand prix. >> they drove a lotus e-20 ahead of sunday's race. the first female member of the motor sport federation. the first saudi woman to ever drive a formula one car. she said the experience fulfills a long time dream. thank you so much for being with us from "cnn newsroom." >> from our viewers in the u.s., early start is next.
the president wants to send immigrants home without due process and the administration's plan to reunite families separated at the border will require some patience. another chapter in the blurring lines with public and private life when it comes to politics. sarah sanders asked to leave a restaurant because she works for the president. and an election with consequences around the world. turkey's president has sweeping