tv CNN Newsroom With Ana Cabrera CNN November 25, 2018 2:00pm-3:00pm PST
>> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. we begin this hour with breaking news on the u.s.-mexico border. federal officials closing down california's largest border crossing right now between san diego and tijuana shortly after hundreds of migrants overwhelmed mexican police and rushed toward the border.
right now all roads and pedestrian bridges in both directions are closed at the san ysidro port of entry. i want to bring in cnn's raphael romo tracking every angle of this. what is the development there? >> reporter: the san ysidro port of entry remains closed, and we should add it's the busiest crossing point in the entire word. it is not yet clear, ana, if any immigrants made it to the u.s. at all. it all started several hours ago with a peaceful protest on the mexican side of the border. as the crowds grew larger they started slowly getting closer to a contingent of mexican federal
police who were blocking access to the bridge connecting to the san ysidro port of entry. around 500 immigrants overwhelmed police and rushed towards the u.s. border. that's what prompted u.s. custom and border protection authorities to immediately close the border in both directions. first for pedestrian traffic and shortly thereafter for vehicles as well, ana. >> can you tell us about who is in this group, this group rushing the border? are they asylum seekers? what do we know about them? >> reporter: they belong to the groups from the caravan. at first it was the younger able-bodied men, but soon police gave up and we saw families, mothers, trying to get to the united states. >> if the port is now shutdown what does this mean beyond people who are migrants but those who have to commute across the border for work, went for
thanksgivi thanksgiving and now have to go back to the u.s. >> there's a lot of people in that part of california that have family on the other side of the border and so those people are going to have to wait. again, the authorities are not really saying whether the situation is fully under control or whether we will have to wait a few more hours before we know exactly what happened or whether any immigrants were able to make it to the u.s. territory. >> and we mention this comes on the heels of a new reporting about a possible deal between the u.s. and mexico's incoming government that would keep asylum seekers in mexico to await while their court cases play out in the u.s. but now mexico's incoming government is denying there's a deal. >> reporter: we reached out to the transition team last night,
and they sent us a statement saying there's essentially no deal because the president-elect has not yet taken office, and number two, they make the point that they don't want to be a holding country for immigrants trying to get asylum into the united states. we know that there have been conversations between u.s. officials and the transition team, but, again, the mexican president doesn't take office until december 1st and we really have to wait until then before any official agreement between the u.s. and mexico. however, president trump has said and he posted it last night on twitter that no immigrants will make it to the u.s. >> raphael romo, thank you for that update. now president trump this weekend reiterating his threat to close the u.s.-mexico border if necessary. here's one of his tweets. migrants at the southern border will not be allowed into the united states until their claims are individually approved in
court, and this would be very smart if mexico would stop the caravans long before they get to our southern border. joining us now from mexico city ana maria salazar, policy advisor to former president bill clinton. what do you make of what we're seeing happening right now at the border? >> well, you know, it doesn't surprise me or other people who have been following the phenomena of this caravan. because a month ago as we were watching this caravan crossing up through mexico and just watching how well organized they were and the fact there was clearly some money or somehow there's some kind of funding for some of the people in this caravan, they're very well organized, and we kind of -- we expected there would be a point where they would try to reach the northern border. this is not the first time the caravans take place in mexico. this is kind of a yearly
phenomena. the difference between this caravan is that it has reached the mexican border. somehow they chose this one city of tijuana which is also somewhat surprising since it's the farthest city to reach if you're coming from central america. and the fact that it's happening today is also not surprising because it's one of the busiest crossings for the city of tijuana because of the thanksgiving weekend, and of course the black friday shopping. a lot of mexicans cross into the united states to try to shop in the united states. and many of them are trying to return as we speak, and there's a lot of americans who do come to mexico to spend a long weekend. so it's not surprising there is is a very smart -- you know, they're very smart, the people who are organizing this. and the next big event that's happening, and of course that we're watching very closely has to do with the swearing in of the new president of mexico,
which is next saturday. >> right. i want to talk to you more about potential plans involving that incoming government, but first stay with me regarding this group who this afternoon apparently overwhelmed some of the mexican officials in that area and tried to surge towards the border. there are troops now on the u.s. side of the border anticipating the arrival of this caravan. does what we're seeing today validate the president's decision to send those troops there? >> i don't know if it validates it but it clearly is a reminder that mexico is -- plays an important role in trying to slow down migrants, central american migrants that would want to cross into the united states legally and illegally. and at this point there is really not many mexican officials who are answering the phone. i've been talking and interviewing the mayor of tijuana throughout the week, and he's basically desperate because
he's not getting federal support. he pretty much -- they assumed something like this was going to happen because they could see the number of people just kind of organizing themselves and i'm sure they received information from different sources that this was going to happen. and there's nobody really to pick up the phone between now and until december 1st. and there's going to be a restructuring of all these security institutions, agencies in mexico. so it's a very -- it could be very confusing and very dangerous for the next week, week and a half. >> what is your take then that the mexico and u.s. may be close to a deal on asylum seekers where migrants would remain in mexico while their case is being decided in the u.s.? >> see, it's just part of this lame duck government that mexico -- i mean, there had been discussions throughout the months about this issue. this is not the first time mexico -- the u.s. government had approached the mexican government to do this. and i think informally the
mexican government had tried to make sure that these caravans or large groups of peopleda didn't approach the u.s. border in the manner that it's taking place right now. i think they pretty much said we're not going to run the risk of a shootout or a situation where there's a number of migrants getting killed as they're trying to approach the border. they're going to leave that problem to the next administration. and i'm sure the u.s. government has approached the next administration, the new mexican administration trying to reach an agreement. the problem is it's politically very unpopular in mexico because it's perceived to be doing the u.s. doings or donald trump's demands. and two, there is a problem because once that agreement is reached you do have a humanitarian crisis already in different parts of the mexican border including tijuana. i mean, this is just one group that has arrived but there is a relatively large haitian group is already in some parts of the city of tijuana and other
central american groups. >> we also are learning that the number of people who have been seeking asylum in the u.s. has ballooned in recent years. in fact according to "the washington post" reporting on this quote-unquote remain in mexico deal says asylum claims have kwu dropalled since 2014. does the u.s. need to address this? >> absolutely. i mean the fact it's q quadrupeling doesn't necessarily have to be on the legal facts in the united states. there have been debates should the u.s. change its law to stop these types of requests. i think we have to look at what's going on in central america, especially where these people are coming from honduras, quali guatemala, they're some of the most dangerous countries in the world and part of the problem is
there's been an attempt to try to address some of these issues and it hasn't been very successful. and if you add in honduras which is important to talk about, and there was a change in president, a new president was sworn in. there's a lot of controversy behind this swearing in. and originally this caravan was organized by a person that was in opposition to this new president. i mean, this is open information, and he was the one pushing this group of hondurans, clearly many of them who have an economic situation or a security situation that is quite dire. but there's also political -- there's a political reason behind this caravan, which in prior years when you had these caravans which many of them were political in nature, they would stop in mexico city or in central parts of mexico and then people would start returning. that has not been the case. so there's something bigger going on here, and some of it has to do with politics in central america, mexico maybe in
the united states. >> really appreciate your expertise on this. thank you for joining us. >> have a good day. bye-bye. >> you too. a new tell all book from two former trump advisers claiming the president has quote, embedded enemies in washington and they're naming names. plus we're following breaking news out of crimea. ukraine is now accusing russia of firing on and seizing its naval ships. g lighter. taking a shortcut. woooo! taking a breather. rewarded! learn more at the explorer card dot com.
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there are those who are there for their own agendas. >> cnn's sarah westwood is joining us now. they name names. according to them who should the president not trust? >> reporter: that's right, ana. they claim there are opponents of the president hidden among the ranks of the opposing party, the media and the intelligence and even the president's west wing, they point to gary cohn, another name that is apparently in this book is former press secretary sean spicer. they describe both as being members of the so-called november 9th club, the group of people they say only supported the president after he had won the election. they also go after chief of staff john kelly a little bit, apparently lamenting the fact kelly has placed all these
restrictions since he took control of the chief of staff position. for example they cite an instance in august where they were required to walk around with an escort, something they told chris wallace they didn't feel was necessary. this comes amid renewed speculation that the president might be eyeing replacements for chief of staff john kelly, one of those big nick ayers, and this comes against the backdrop of a larger shakeup. and of course these allegations of hidden opponents among the president's staff are significant because, ana, we know this is president who really values loyalty. >> that's right. sarah, thank you. joining us now jane newton small and the washington chief lynn sweet. what's unique about this book the authors name several trump administration officials as
having hamstronged this president. what is between the lines here? >> these were coming up to 2020, they want to be players, they want to remain relevant. their views there are nontrump loyalists in the white house is hardly new, and it's been known. the backgrounds of people who are there, and what's interesting they're talking about people who are not in the white house. look what's making the news rather than saying here are the people in the white house who are making the point you're making. so i don't read a lot into it except that everybody who has an inside tale to tell is entitled to tell it and cory and david certainly have their own unique history of trump and want to put it out there. so i don't put a lot into it with and i don't read a lot into
what they see foresees anything into the future of what trump may or may not do. >> do you think this is publicity stunt? >> i think this actually plays to the audience of one, right? it plays to the audience of donald trump and certainly these are two consultants whose bread and butter is made by their access to donald trump and they're paid as consultants to a large degree because they're very inside his inner circle. so an entire book that basically regurgitates all of his tweets essentially over the last few years and sort of lists through his own elementations about a lot of these people they are naming in this book is not that surprising, frankly. and this also does play into donald trump's best sense of essentially the showmanship that goes into the apprentice. who's in and who's out in any given week that gets everyone talking, everyone thinking about who's fired and who's going to be the next person in and the
comeback kid, and that's one of his favorite games to play. and that's the way he keeps his ratings up and the way he keeps people interested in what he's doing. >> expectly acswraegzs in this november 9th club of advisers who only chose to support the president after he won to actually spur the president now to make further changes? >> well, look, the president was about to make a lot of changes anyway. he's talked openly on twitter and other places about he's going to be making some changes, how we're going to see some cabinet members go. there's a lot of talk kristen nelson is probably on her way out, that his interior secretary zincy is potentially on his way out, he's also a big target of the democrats as they take over the house and in terms of investigations that he misused funds in various ways or misused his position. there are certainly a lot of people are saying are likely to go now they're finished with the mid-term elections and moving on. with jeff sessions, with the
attorney general he just ousted. so donald trump's favorite game is burying people and hiring people. that's what the 13th season of the apprentice was all about. and that's what we're going to see in the next few weeks. >> speaking of drama, lynn, fox news's chris wallace asked of a reported dust up between him and john kelly, the chief of staff. listen. >> did you get into a physical altercation with john kelly this last winter that had to be broken up by the secret service? >> john and i had a very candid discussion as he's had many times with the president. >> did he grab you? >> what i think he understands is that my position is to support the president and the president's agenda all the time. >> lynn, that's not exactly a denial. >> no, it's not a denial and why play coy? and actually if you're going to
tell a tell-all book it seems like a wonderful thing to have put in. i want to explain to people almost unique because a few people have it in the trump orbit of cory lewandowski. he was there from the beginning. david has been a cruseder for these causes trump endorses for a long time. what they're expert at is complaining how trump works. that's why they're important players here. it doesn't mean they have entrance into the white house the way they think they should or irritate others. the reason they still get attention is people recognize when you try to figure out what is happening with them, they're the way to analyze the trump psyche. when you talk to these men in normal times and how they view it, i think it gives an insight
a lilt bit into the forces that do keep trump in power. >> we also know that -- sorry, lynn, but what you said reminded me of the fact that we've had a lot of tell-all books from people inside the white house, where there are sources that have been talked to, but a lot of these books don't include interviews with the president themselves obviously because the president has this close relationship with lewandowski and boski, he did give an interview and in it the president apparently says of the russia investigation, i think it makes my base stronger. jay, do you think there's any truth to that statement? >> this is why both are sort of drumming up in this essentially their own version of a witch hunt within the trump administration, within his own ranks. it is that sense of the us versus them, right? that the more people are out to get trump the more his base rallies to him, and to that point trump said himself that
the mueller investigation essentially has strengthened his base's love for him. and so the same sort of factors are at play here with this idea that there are people betraying him from within the administration. it gets the base ginned up, it gets them worried that he's not protected, that he's not making the right decisions and gets them more and more passionately engaged in his causes and in his re-election, which is what they're trying to do here. >> one thing in the passage i wrote in an excerpt in the post where they're talking about trump talking ability how much he's loved more because of this, so vice president pence is there and he turns to pence and says, mike, do you think i'm loved the same or more, and pence says something like either the same or more than before, just kind of right in there, boss, you know, the love is there. so i think whether or not they meant to have a telling moment in this interview i think reporting on that exchange gave
a little window into what's going on. >> good to see you ladies. thanks so much. >> good to see you. we are monitoring developments along the border with mexico. the busiest crossing along the western hemisphere now shutdown after hundreds of migrants attempted to storm a border fence there. more on this story straight ahead. yeah, it's an incredible deal. this weekend join t-mobile and get the awesome iphone xr, on us. it has an amazing camera. and it comes in all those colors! so, when they join t-mobile, we give them the iphone xr? it's the holidays. we've gotta go big. it's too much! i can't bear it! tell me you went with the bear head just for the pun? maybe. this weekend join t-mobile and get the iphone xr on us. ♪ bum bum bum bum bum
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hemisphere. now, the united states has closed that port for now and reporter elizabeth alvarez is joining us now. i know you've been there on the u.s. side of this border. describe for me what you've been witnessing. >> reporter: well, right now it's a lot calmer than it was an hour ago. but what we are witnessing right now is a heavy law enforcement presence both on the grounds and in the air. take a look. we have a number of custom and border protection officers. we also have u.s. marines that are further down the line here and department of homeland security officers as well here guarding this part of the border. where we are, we are right on the west side of the san cede row port
ce ysidr port of entry where going on for two and a half hours the border has been closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. what has happened here, this here is the border fence. let's show it to you one more time. this is the border fence. just to the west of the san ysidro port of entry, about an hour ago we saw probably close to about 100 people on the mexican side. those people believed to be part of the migrant caravan, those central americans who are in tijuana waiting to seek asylum into the united states. what we heard, we saw first of all men, women and children. what we heard, we heard a lot of the women yelling that they needed water, that they were hungry. they yelled this in spanish. but law enforcement out here making sure that everyone stayed safe and also encouraging those migrants to go back. what you need to keep in mind here at least on this section of the border there are actually
two fences. this is one, and then you have another fence that is over closer to mexico. there is a river in between. so when those migrants who crossed over had to get over that mexican side, cross the river, and ended up here. now all is quiet. we did hear some flash bankgs, e saw perhaps may have been some tear gas at one point fired off here where we are. but as you can see there's no one on the other side, at least from this vantage point. what we're hearing from migrant activists who are also out here, a group of about 200 migrant activists showed up at a park which is about a mile away from here earlier this morning. they held a march. they marched from this park about a mile away, they marched here to the border. many of them had communication with the folks who are part of
the migrant caravan. and what we heard from them was that some of the migrants were headed west. that direction is west. that is where the beach is. we have a part on our side of the border. it's called border field park, friendship park. it's also known as friendship park. what we heard was that the migrant activists were saying that some of them were perhaps moving in that direction. perhaps that is why you no longer see any of the people on the other side of this fence. but, no, make no mistake there is a heavy law enforcement presence both here on the ground and i'm sure you can hear the helicopter. we have had the border patrol helicopter above us as well as a military chopper or two or three hovering around the san ysidro port of entry. and i'm going to leave you with this shot here. this is the san ysidro port of entry. this right here is the pedestrian entrance. and as you can see it is quiet.
not a soul. this almost never happens. i mean, it is very rare. i don't remember the last time it was completely shutdown like this for this long. so that's what's happening here along the u.s.-mexico border in san ysidro. >> we do know this is the busiest land port of entry to the western hemisphere. thank you very much for that update reporting again on the u.s. side of the u.s.-mexico border, which is currently shutdown at the san ysidro port of entry. no update right now as to when that may reopen. we'll stay on top of it. meantime overseas, britain's plan to exit the european union passed a crucial step today but not all of britain is thrilled. so what's next and how could this affect the u.s. economy? details ahead live from the cnn newsroom. (atlas) do humans know they are paying too much with verizon? (paul) no, they just don't know that sprint's unlimited plan gives you 5 lines for just $24 dollars per month, per line.
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what could be a major escalation of tension between russia can ukraine is developing right now off the coast of crimea. the ukrainian navy is accusing russia of opening fire and taking three of its vessels. it's all happening around the kerch straight. cnn's correspondent matthew chance is joining us live from moskow. matthew, what more are you learning? >> reporter: well, as you mentioned this is a major escalation potentially because you've seen russian forces according to the ukrainian navy fire upon three naval vessels and then board them with a raiding party consisting of russian special forces. the ukrainian military says at least six of its naval personnel were injured in that
confrontation, and it comes after another incident which we've got video for now which happened earlier in the day of russian patrol vessels trying but failing to intercept a number of ukrainian vessels as they moved from the black sea through that very tight kerch straight into the sea of asov, and one of russian ships actually rammed a ukrainian navy tug. you can see in that video there that tug in front of you and the russian vessel approaching it and eventually collide into it. but they weren't able to intercept and board those vessels. there's been another incident that's led to an actual firing on ukrainian vessels. it's an incredibly volatile situation unfolding between the
crimean peninsula and mainland russia. there's been action from ukraine, of course they've condemned this. we're going to expect some pronouncements from that in a hours ahead. it's still in session now even though it's well after 2:00 in the morning in kiev. and president trump is said to be monitoring the situation, that's according to sarah sanders talking to cnn. and nato, the western military alliance, has issued a statement as well saying it's monitoring it and calling for deescalation and restraint in that, to say, a very worrying development taking place between russia and ukraine. >> thank you for the latest information. as you just mentioned, this is still developing. more developing news this hour. the 27 remaining members of the eu voted unanimously today endorsing a plan for the united
kingdom to leave the european union. but even when the deal was reached there wasn't much celebration. the president of the european commission seemed to have voiced the general reaction, calling this a sad day. >> i'm totally convinced that this is the only deal possible. those who don't think by bettere disappointed in the first seconds after the rejection of this deal. >> so what now? u.k. prime minister theresa may still has some big hurdles to overcome. the brexit deal now goes to the british parliament where opposition parties and even some members of her own parties say they'll vote against it. bianca nobilo joins me now with more details. what does this mean for the u.k. and europe. >> as far as the prime minister is concerned, the worst is definitely yet to come. it's quite striking that the 27
member states of the eu were able to come to agreement more or less on their part of the deal, but the british parliament, the one country is very much in argument with itself. so the prime minister is facing opposition to her deal from her own party, and it is fierce. that's from people who advocated for brexit to begin, and they think her deal doesn't deliver on that. they think it keeps the u.k. too closely aligned with the european union, and they want to see a cleaner break. she also faces opposition from members of her own party and the opposition party in the u.k. over wanting to remain in the european union, namely whether or not there could be a second referendum. so the prime minister will try and pass her deal through the british parliament, but at the moment, ana, it doesn't look like she has the numbers to do that. so mps on both sides of the debate, mps that want to see a harder brexit and mps that want to see potentially a second
referendum and maybe britain even remaining in the eu ultimately will keep pushing for their outcomes. so she's in a very precarious position at the moment where she's tried to strike this compromised deal, ana, but ended up pleasing almost no one. >> thank you for that. millions of people in the midwest are under a blizzard watch this hour as winds up to 65 miles an hour and heavy snow snarl holiday travel today. we'll have the latest when we come back. of that sexy italian boot! so this holiday season it's ancestrydna per tutti! order your kit now at ancestry.com
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after thanksgiving, now finding it all but impossible in some places. more than 4 million people across the central plains are under blizzard warnings right now. these pictures give you an idea of what it's like. this is in hay hays, kansas. the student who took those photos say many of the streets were dark. parts of iowa, missouri, nebraska also impacted. as one highway was being shut down, an officer with the kansas highway patrol tweeted a video, advising people to simply stay home. >> the roadways are blocked. traffic jams, jack knifed semis, things like that. i'm telling you now, today is a day of staying home and being safe. kdot is doing the best they can. they're rocking it here, but it's hard to keep up with what's taking place across kansas. >> that looks brutal out there. cnn meteorologist ivan cabrera is joining me now. you and i are lucky to be inside where it's warm. give us the latest on this storm. what do people need to know? >> yeah, ana, good to see you. i was just going to say, you
don't have a choice. a lot of people still haven't made it back home and they're flying. and this is an indication of how bad the storm is already. just a few hours ago, we have now doubled the cancellations, just for today, as far as airplanes go. upwards of 400 delays. tomorrow, the number is just jumping now. 156. this is going to continue to ramp up. the reason for that is that chicago will not see the peak of the storm tonight until the early part of tomorrow. so the blizzard warnings actually include now upwards of almost 15 million people, from kansas all the way into illinois. we're talking about heavy snow, whiteout conditions, winds upwards of 45, 50, 55 miles an hour. and in fact, the snow is going to be significant here. look at highway, already picking up upwards of a foot of snowfall, and that combined with the winds, look at kansas city, currently at 46. once a storm moves east, you're going to get on the backside of that low. that's going to be the cold side. that's when it's going to start snowing. chicago, it's going to rain in the next couple of hours. don't let that fool you. a quick turnaround by time we get into 9:00, 10:00.
and tomorrow, you're going to be digging out of 8 to 10 inches of snow. this is incredible here. we could go an entire season without a blizzard across the midwest and we're getting one, ana, in november. crazy stuff. back to you. >> you just never know. it's that time of year, having lived in colorado, stuff happens. but terrible timing, obviously. ivan cabrera, thank you, my friend. finding a reliable babysitter can make a lot of pareous, but would you trust artificial intelligence to help you pick someone or maybe t, live in the t? "cnn newsroom." dad: oh, hey guys! mom (on speakerphone): hi! son (on speakerphone): dad, i scored two goals today! dad: oh, that's great! vo: getting to a comfortable retirement doesn't have to be an uncomfortable thought. see how lincoln can help you retire on your terms
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most parents hiring a nanny or a babysitter might run a background check, you'll talk to references, but would you consider artificial intelligence? there are now companies offering artificial intelligence to assess the candidate's personality. parents can even submit a name, an e-mail address, and consent to access this applicant's social media accounts and then the program is set to analyze speech, facial expressions, online history and give an automated risk rating for things like drug abuse, bullying, even attitude. joining me now, "washington post" reporter, drew harwell. he is the national technology reporter covering artificial intelligence. and drew, you did a deep dive on this. it was fascinating. tell us more about how artificial intelligence is now being used for help in hiring, recruitment, and more. how does it work? >> yeah, for the babysitter side, it takes this program and looks at all of the babysitter's social media. their facebook, their twitter, their instagram. and it looks for certain telltale clues.
something in an image that looks wrong or some wording or phrase from their history that may give a clue to a risk. it's hard to tell how good this software is, but it's making these very strong risk factor decisions that these parents are taking as truth and that's helping them create, you know, what they think is the right situation for their kids. >> and it's not just happening in baby sitting, is it? are there other companies, organizations that are using artificial intelligence to help with hiring people? >> yeah, there's a lot of companies where you'll go now for a video interview and there will be this algorithm that's effectively looking at your performance in the interview. is this person smiling enough, saying the right things, looking the right way? and employers are looking to those things for clues to what that person's performance would be like. the worry about this is that, how do we know that the software is really picking up on the right evidence and making the right decision? and is the human factor of these babysitters or these job
recruits, is that being accounted for or is the software missing out on all of that? >> are there certain industries where this is more common than others? >> you're seeing this a ton in recruiting, like you said, hr, companies are turning to this because they can filter through hundreds of resumes, hundreds of video interviews at a time and make these really strong decisions. but i think you're going to be seeing it more in even just job performance, for people who are already in a company, filtering through what they've said on their e-mails, what they've said to other colleagues, for evidence on -- whether they're a good employee or somebody who needs to be laid off? >> it's really interesting win encourage everybody to read your article. drew harwell, thank you very much for coming on. >> thank you. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. top of the hour. you are live in the "cnn newsroom." i'm ana cabrera in new york. thanks for being with me on this
sunday. we begin with breaking news on the u.s./mexico border. federal officials closing down california's largest border crossing between san diego and tijuana, shortly after hundreds of migrants overwhelmed mexican police and rushed toward the american side. [ speaking non-english ] right now, all roads and pedestrian bridges in both directions are closed at the san ysidro port of entry. it's just one of five land border crossings clustered along california's border with mexico, and as we know, san ysidro is the only closure this hour. all of this happening as the incoming mexican government denies reports today that it has reached a deal with the trump administration to keep asylum seekers in mexico while their applications for asylum in the u.s. are pending. i want to bring in, from mexico with itv news correspondent emma murphy who's joining us