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he was overwhelmed. ball says he feels like a million bucks. he says instead of selling the card, he believes it belongs in yankee stadium, hanging on the wall next to babe ruth's statue. you're live in the cnn newsroom. i'm ana cabrera in new york. thanks for staying with me. on the southern border of the u.s., customs officials say the breaking point they've been expecting is completely upon them. in texas, in arizona, in new mexico, processing centers, migrant family shelters, these temporary facilities, they are bursting. and immigration officials are about to release a lot of people, possibly thousands, from detention in texas. we'll go live to the border in just a moment. this is how overwhelmed some of these facilities are. customs officials say these migrant processing centers are well over 100% capacity. edinburgh, texas, el paso,
texas, they can't handle any more people mcallen, 358% over capacity. cnn's natasha chen is on the u.s./mexico border and cnn reporter sarah westwood is at the president's mar-a-lago resort in florida. give us more details on who are the people being released and what is the plan after they're released. >> reporter: ana, for the past a couple of weeks, the brownsville city manager tells me he's been observing migrants dropped off in the city at the bus depot, at first 50 people a day or so but now it's really ramped up. in the past hour we contacted one of the nonprofits in brownsville helping to receive these migrants and as of today, right now, they have 200 that they have been trying to help
just today. and so the problem they're seeing is that some of these people are arriving without any paperwork at all. and the nonprofit staff says they called customs and border protection to ask about how these people have been processed, whether they were processed, because they were dropped off with no paperwork. so at this point, what they're doing to try to help is to get these people a cellphone, to contact any family member in the united states, to help them get a ticket, a bus ticket, a plane ticket, to get to their next part of their journey. there are more people expected to be dropped off in the coming days, and there is no telling exactly when this will end. so a very serious problem there. meanwhile, president trump has talked about this and talked about closing the border entirely if, he says, mexico does not stop illegal immigration coming through on their side. behind me you see people driving through and walking to the
mexico side from texas. they have daily, weekly business, walking back and forth there, family on both sides. people told us today in reaction to the polite of the border being closed. >> i want to see my dad, he lives over there. he just acquired his visa. he's only been here three or four times. i haven't even showed him around and now having this border getting shut down, what am i going to tell my kids? you know what, your granddad can't come over here no more? >> sometimes that line for people coming from mexico to go to the states can be up to two hours long, just to give you an idea of how many people are crossing to go to work. >> reporter: and that man that you just heard from there lives on the mexico side with his wife but works here in the u.s. he's actually from boston. he says he's a trump supporter, likes our president, and at the
same time is concerned about what will happen to his daily routine and his life if the border should close, ana. >> okay, natasha, stand by and stay with us. we're also hearing from the president on the crisis at the border, he's sending tweets from mar-a-lago this afternoon. what's he saying? >> reporter: ana, border patrol is issuing dire warnings about the situation on the border. they're saying the system is reaching a breaking point, that the number of migrants in detention is reaching crisis levels, as president trump is demanding more cooperation from mexico to stop this flow of illegal immigrants into the u.s. and he's threatening to close down the border between the u.s. and mexico if he doesn't get it. this is not the first time he's issued such a threat. he said in december that he would close down the border. but it is the first time he's attaching the deadline. he says he's going to do it by next week. and he's continuing to call for congressional action. and this comes as customs and border protection is saying that the increase in families coming over the southern border is
putting an enormous amount of strain on their limited resources. cbp says their systems were not designed to handle this many children and families. their statement says, u.s. border protection has been transparent for several months by conveying the message both publicly, internationally, and to congress that the immigration system is broken and that they are at critical capacity levels across the southwest border. customs and border protection facilities and manpower cannot support this dramatic increase in apprehensions of family units and unaccompanied children. there is no consequence that the border patrol can apply to this demographic under current law and court rulings. now, that spike in the number of children and families has caused border patrol to have to process these people quickly, release them into the u.s. and cbp says it's had to divert agents away from their law enforcement duties to focus on the humanitarian crisis created by all of this. but dhs says it's committee to addressing this humanitarian need but the current situation
is unsustainable for border patrol operations. the status quo is not an option. the legal framework must be addressed. the only remedy to this crisis is congressional action. now, the cbp's statement mirrors trump's message and tweets just moments ago where he's writing about the need for congress to address this issue. he's saying that they could solve the problem in less than one hour with one vote. and he's blaming democrats for inaction on immigration even though republicans had two years to address immigration reform when they controlled both houses of congress, they did not do so. cbp is saying they are on track in march to apprehend more people than in any month since 2008. so even though president trump caught criticism for describing the situation on the southern border as a crisis months ago when he first started calling for declaring a national emergency, the underlying numbers are starting to potentially shift the debate, ana. >> all right, thank you, sarah westwood and natasha chen.
an hour's drive east from where natasha is, brownsville, texas, is seeing the number of migrants dropped off there by border patrol explode from 50 a day to 300, according to the city manager in brownsville who is joining us now. thank you so much for being here. you told cnn you have observed migrants being just dropped off in brownsville. what do you mean when you say they're being dropped off, likely literally just taken somewhere is and left? and then where do they go? >> we're fortunate to be in strong communication with the cbp personnel throughout these past almost two weeks. so being dropped off, we do have it very orchestrated. there are a couple of drop-off zones. we are in communication so we can meet the expectations that we have here at the local level, on the ground floor. that cooperation enables us to have our system functional, which is to transition migrants to their destination. being dropped off simply means that we have vans and buses from the border patrol that do get
dropped off at one of our nonprofit locations and at our bus terminal. >> okay. so border patrol, after they have these migrants in their custody, are taking them there to brownsville, dropping them off to then be in temporary shelters of some sort. who are these people that you're seeing, and what stories are you hearing from them? >> the individuals that we have -- so first of all, those drop-off zones are throughout the rio grande valley in brownsville and mcallen. we have airports and buses so we can address the issue of migrant families getting to their destination. the numbers vary, we hear stories of all kinds. we hear stories of violence, we hear stories of individuals who came here before, weren't successful, went back, have a child now, and because of that they were able to cross over. i mean, the stories are various. ultimately our focus is, we need
to do what the city is able to do through our partners, through our nonprofits, to provide support and provide a positive experience on the humanitarian side because these are people that are seeking some type of relief in our country. our role, however, is giving them a positive experience and helping them transition. >> we have the head of the gop in el paso, texas, on earlier. i asked him why things seem to be getting worse two years into the trump presidency there at the border. i want you to listen to what he told me. >> that's why there are family units coming across today, because they know that there's a law that protected them, and it was set for a specific issue a number of years back, and now it's being taken advantage of. and it's being promoted. and that's why we have what we have. do these people have problems in their country? without a doubt. we have a civil war and we had an american revolution and people stayed here and fought
for what was right. these people need to learn to stand up for what's right for them too, not just run. >> what's your response to that? >> that is consistent with what we hear down here. we hear stories of advertisements down in south central america portraying what those legal loopholes are in our system. so that is consistent with what we hear and what we've observed. >> when he's saying they should just stay and fight instead of leaving their country, do you agree with that? >> that is -- that is a foreign policy issue, a domestic issue way beyond the purview of where i sit and where i stand. what i will say is i do firmly believe that the support that the federal government provides us could exceed what it does today. first of all, this is not an emergency in the eyes of the federal government. it leaves us on our own on the ground floor to help these families transition through. part of why our approach is heavily focused on transitioning families through is, we cannot
mistak sustain the cost that it would take for us to do any more. we provide them with food, showers, supplies, a positive, pleasant experience here in brownsville but ultimately to help them get to their destination. >> noel bernal, we appreciate you giving us that insight, thank you. >> thank you. the crisis at the border is at the heart of beto o'rourke's pitch to voters today. the presidential hopeful is rolling out his first official campaign rally in texas. we'll take you there, live. plus doctors orders causing the rolling stones to postpone their tour. you're live in the cnn newsroom.
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cnn's nia mallika henderson joins us now from houston where o'rourke will be appearing soon. o'rourke is taking on this issue head on. >> reporter: he is. he didn't directly mention trump's name but he talked about him as a divisive figure in terms of race, ethnicity, and country of origin. the idea of being in el paso, of course, beto o'rourke is from el paso, but he likes the contrast with the president's rhetoric about illegal immigration, about immigrants in general and what el paso is, a city that he says is very safe, he says it's a city that's made better and more vibrant because of the am grants that live in this city. and this is also what he said about immigration. >> for more than a hundred years, this community has welcomed generations of immigrants from across the rio grande, some having traveled
hundreds of miles, some having traveled thousands of miles, trying to escape brutality, violence, and crushing poverty to find a better life in this country for themselves and for their kids, that's for sure. let's remember that every single one of us, including those who are just three or four blocks from here, detained under the international bridge that connects us with mexico, behind chain link fence and barbed wire, that they are our fellow human beings and deserve to be treated like our fellow human beings. >> >>. >> reporter: so you see there beto o'rourke didn't specifically address what president trump is threatening to do now, to shut down the border. but he talks about what immigration means to the country, what it means to that city, el paso. he'll be here later today, in houston.
texas southern university. you can see the crowd gathering behind me now. a little weather problem, perhaps, it will probably rain, we'll see how that affects the crowd. you saw beto o'rourke today really lay out broad themes of his campaign, diagnosing what he sees as some of the countries problems and also sort of the democratic approach to all of them, whether it's immigration, whether it's health care, whether it's criminal justice. i think a lot of the folks here, a lot of some of the ones i talk to, talk about his energy, his youth, his positive approach to politics. they think he's not going to be somebody to drag somebody down into the mud, to be very critical in the way that you see this current president. they're looking for solutions as well. we'll see what he says today and if he's able to convince some of these folks that he's the right man for the job to take on donald trump. >> what do you see as the significance of him going there to texas southern to give his message today? that's an historically black university. >> reporter: it is, and this
university is in a black town as well, a real historic black town. and i have to say, so far the crowd is very diverse. you would think there would probably be more students present. so far there aren't many students. i talked to somebody who works here, they said maybe the students are in their dorms at this point taking a break for the weekend. we'll see. it hasn't started yet. you see people gathering so far, but obviously beto o'rourke is someone who is arguing that he can get a broad-based coalition like the obama coalition but also get trump voters as well. we'll see what this crowd looks like going forward. it starts in about 45 minutes. we'll see what beto o'rourke has to say. >> all right, nia mallika henderson in houston, thank you. keith boykin and s.e. cupp join us, s.e., i want to play
what we were talking about in terms of asylum seekers today in contrast to what trump said this week. >> we are safe, not despite the fact that we are a city of immigrants and asylum seekers. we are safe because we are a city of immigrants and asylum seekers. >> you have people coming up, they're all met by the lawyers, the lawyers have -- and they come out, they're all met by the lawyers, and they say, say the following phrase, i am very afraid for my life, i am afraid for my life. okay. and then i look at the guy, he looks like he just got out of the ring, he's a heavyweight champion of the world. it's a big fat con job, folks. >> s.e., trump's way of talking about immigration seems to work for him in 2020, that ignited his base and drove them to the polls. is there any reason to believe that it won't work this time? >> i hope it won't work this
time. i thought it was an ugly, awful, divisive message, and i was saddened that it worked. and it worked with a plurality. it did not work i think, safe to say, with a majority. but he could benefit from that again this time as well. look, i think it is fair to have a debate about the role this country plays in mitigating the awful conditions that people are stuck in in their home countries and how our asylum laws work. it's a conversation we could have had when republicans had power and could have done something about it. trump doesn't want to have a policy conversation. he just wants to instill fear. now, to be fair, i didn't hear much policy from beto either. and this is a stump speech, it's a campaign rally, he's going to talk in platitudes. but at some point we have to ask beto o'rourke what his solution is to very real problems. jeh johnson, the obama-era
secretary, said there was a huge crisis on the border. he said he got a report in the morning, there was a thousand detentions, it was a bad day. 4,000 is what we're dealing with now, he says our system is being overrun, we're not able to deal with it. >> i heard him say also, in terms of addressing the root of the problem, these people's home countries, all these people are trying to do is survive. >> absolutely. but every candidate for president including beto o'rourke is going to have to address that from a policy at some point, not just a platitude. >> let me pivot the conversation a little bit and talk about what we are hearing from beto o'rourke today and where he's campaigning today, keith, because he's going to three different locations there in texas. he started his day, it was near the mexico border. then he traveled to the historically black texas southern university in houston where he's about to speak and then later today he'll end in the shadow of the capitol in austin. do you think texas is at play
for the democrats this year, this upcoming election? >> it's certainly in play in terms of the primary, that's important, because there is a texas primary. it's going to be -- i think it's on super tuesday, i could be wrong about that. i know there's a texas primary happening earlier next year than normally. so he wants to win that state. that's one of the biggest states in the country. we know that kamala harris was at that same university where he is today, at texas southern university, a week ago, speaking about her plan to raise teacher pay. it's a historically black college, as you mentioned. if you want to win the democratic party in the primary process, you have to win latinos, you have to win african-americans, you have to win people of color in general. you have to do well with women. beto o'rourke, like the other candidates, is trying to address that base and all the different places he's going to in texas. >> let's talk about joe biden, he's now kind of in the middle of a bit of a controversy, although biden has not officially declared yet. they're talking about it, the
2020 candidates are talking about what's going on on the campaign trail. we're hearing from elizabeth warren, from julian castro. here is the allegation about biden, a nevada state lawmaker says biden kissed her on the back of the head, it made her feel uncomfortable. here is warren and castro addressing it. >> i read the op-ed last night, i believe. lucy flores. and joe biden needs to give an answer. >> i believe lucy flores. i believe that the vice president put a statement out today. he's going to decide whether he's going to run or not and then the american people, if he does, will decide whether they support him or not. >> here was the response today from biden's spokesman. people know joe biden, they know his character, his integrity, his values. they know him to be somebody who is empathetic, caring,
understands their problems and concerns. that's how he reacts to people. people who know him best, who have worked for him throughout his career, are speaking up to say that he has always been a champion for women in his office. s.e., what do you think about it? >> this is sort of like that old show "this is your life," and joe biden needs to get ready for that if he decides to get in. not only are they going to bring up recent stuff but they're going to go all the way back and talk about anita hill and the crime bill and look at him through a 2019/2020 prism. we'll have to see how he stands up to that criticism. for any of the other candidates, there's no downside to coming out and saying i believe lucy, and joe biden will have to answer for this. that's i think sort of the place they're stuck in right now, in the midst of "me too," in the midst of a democratic party that is increasingly moving leftward. they win nothing by saying,
well, i believe joe biden. >> what do you say, keith? >> i've been saying privately for months, not publicly because nobody ever asked me about it, i don't think joe biden is going to run. >> you don't think he's going to run? >> i've been saying this for a while. i don't think he's going to run. he's a smart guy, i was telling this to s.e. a moment ago in the green room, he's a smart guy. he has to know that all this stuff about his history is going to come up, going back to the 1970s, not just the anita hill hearings. all this stuff is going to come up and he's got to contend in a new era in 2019 and answer for stuff he did in the 1970s and '80s. and he already has a good legacy as being the vice president for barack obama who is a very popular guy. why tarnish your reputation and your legacy by jumping into a race that you know people are going to be attacking you from the moment you get in? and you may not even win. so is it worth it? he's run for president twice. i was there in 1988 when he ran the first time and he dropped out because of a plagiarism
controversy. now in 2008, he lost that time. does he really want to run in 2020, possibly lose and let that be his legacy? or does he want to say, he was vice president of the united states under a very popular president? >> but he's leading the polls! >> rudy giuliani was leading in the polls, jeb bush was leading in the polls at this time. leading in the polls a year before the primaries means nothing. he's smart enough to know that. >> and it may mean something for the debate that may be the key at this point in the race. thank you both for being here, as always. s.e. cupp on "s.e. cupp unfiltered" at 6:00 p.m. president trump wants to eliminate obamacare in its entirety. what does that mean for your family and millions of other americans? we have the facts when we come back.
just into cnn, a federal judge says no to president trump and his action that would have allowed drilling for oil in arctic waters off alaska. the president tore away a ban on arctic drilling almost two years ago. now a u.s. district court judge ruled that the president's executive order is, quote, unlawful and invalid. that means a drilling ban in much of the ocean in alaska will remain in effect. no response yet from the white house. the trump administration is now fighting for the courts to strike down obamacare in its entirety. republicans have already stripped away the penalty for those who are uninsured.
and the administration has made cheaper policies with less coverage available. while also taking away resources to help people enroll. and yet obamacare is proving resilient. cnn's tammy ruiz joins us now. >> obamacare is holding its own. people signing up this year is down only 300,000, a lot less than advocates were worried about. premiums have stabilized, at average of $600 a month, that's still pricey but better than the last few years when we had double digit increases. >> that's still a lot of money. >> sure. one of the big issues with obamacare is it's not necessarily affordable care. remember, most people don't actually pay those premiums.
87% of people get federal subsidies and only pay about $87 a month. then you have a little more than half getting help with deductibles and cost sharing. >> that explains were 87% of those people -- or 87% are receiving the federal premiums subsidies leading to $87 a month, is what they're paying, because seven in ten americans are making money that is 250% below the poverty level. that is eye opening to me. so if obamacare does go away in its entirety, what does that mean for the rest of us? because it's not just people who are getting insurance through the federal exchanges or through the state-run exchanges, right? that could be impacted. >> right. what most people don't realize is that obamacare affects almost everyone. it affects people on medicare, medicaid, you and i who get coverage through our employer. it affects almost everyone. but the most important thing,
one of the most popular provisions has been those with preexisting conditions. you have 52 million americans who prior to obamacare would have had trouble getting coverage on the individual exchange for things such as acne when they were a teenager. that provision is incredibly popular with people, both democrats and republicans have promised to maintain those protections. but if the lawsuit, if the trump administration wins the lawsuit, those protections could go away. >> do you have any idea where this goes next in terms of the court and how this process plays out? >> we're still early in the process, it's going through the appellate court right now and it will probably end up in the supreme court and will probably end up in 2020, right around the presidential -- or during the presidential campaign. >> another election year, it will be an issue. thanks very much, tammy luby. george clooney is calling for a boycott of one country
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guilty of having homosexual sex or committing adultery. now, the sultan of brunei is one of the wealthiest men in the world. he has properties in major cities. and george clooney argued in an op-ed for "the deadline" that giving business to his properties is like paying for human rights violations. let me read you a portion of what he wrote. "every single time we stay at or take meetings at or dine at any one of these nine hotels, we're putting money directly into the pockets of men who chose to stone and whip to death their own citizens for being gay or accused of adultery." among these nine hotels is the bel air, the beverly hills hotel in california. most of the nine hotels refused to comment. one said in a statement it respects diversity and another said they value lgbtq rights.
this is shocking news but it is to be expected. in 2014, the country of brunei had said that it would gradual begin to implement shariah law. at the time, in 2014, there was similar celebrity outrage, he will endegeneres and jay leno called for boycotts similar to what george clooney is calling for. however it did not work, over the years we've seen brunei slowly roll out these conservative changes. for its part the country says it hopes the international community will respect its laws. but human rights groups say this new penal code will take the country back to the dark ages, ana. >> salma, thank you. a new major clue in the e t ethiopian airlines flight. a preliminary conclusion that a
stall prevention system acted automatically before the plane nosedived, suggesting the same issue that took down a lion air flight last october. 189 people died in that crash. boeing 737 max planes are still grounded worldwide. so the problem may be a particular sensor. cnn correspondent tom foreman explains how it works. tom? >> ana, if this preliminary reporting holds up, it fits very neatly into what we've been saying all along, that the accident that took all those lines on ethiopian air looks an awful lot like the accident that took all those lives five months ago on the lion air crash. in both cases what seems to be in play here, at least a possibility, is this automatic leveling system on the plane called mcas. these planes have a tendency to want to nose up in the sky because of the engine placement. mcas is a bit of software that automatically pushes the plane back down to level if it gets an
indication from the outside sensor that the plane is in the wrong position. but if that sensor is incorrect, that same software can push the plane into a dive. and then as the crew tries to pull the plane back up, the software can take over and push it back down again. you wind up porpoising through the sky in an uncontrollable fashion. boeing has announced a fix for this. now they're going to use two sensors on the outside, not just one. so the system can't kick in so readily. there will be an automatic warning system in the cockpit which previously has been an add-on so pilots know the system is in play. they're stepping up a little bit of the training in all of this. there will be a little bit more ability for the pilots to take control of the plane. again, remember, this is now not just a technical issue. there have been so many alarms raised about this plane that boeing must win a perception game here, a confidence business where they have to make the flying public and the airline
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needs medical treatment and he can't tour, on advice of his doctors. no word on what is ailing the 75-year-old. he apologized to his fans saying i'm so sorry, i really hate letting you down like this. i will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as i can. once against, huge apologies to everyone. for tourists, no trip to our nation as's capital is not complete without sees some of the numerous museums. senator feinstein is teaming up with her republican counterpart susan collins, would create a new smithsonian women's museum. the lawmakers call this idea long overdue, in fact a congressional commission pushed for the idea five years ago, but similar bills failed in the last congress. there's a new biography giving us rather insight into
one of the gop's most icon figures. there you see her, barbara bush. an excerpt details some of the things she held dear, one being the presidential countdown clock. it show the how many days, hours, minutes, even seconds remained in president trump's term, and apparently she kept it on her nightstand where she could sob it every day. joining us is mark up degrove, the author of "the last republicans." are there any revelations surprising. >> certainty not about the parse to her opposition. certainly donald trump is everything the bush family is not. hi 'bragadocious.
barbara bush talked to me about her feelings privately, and i knew -- >> did you know about the countdown clock? >> i did know about the countdown clock, yes. it was a fixture in the bush household. in fact, she had brought it from maine down to houston. that spoke to its importance in her life. >> so interesting. >> mark, i know you're featured in our cnn original series "the bush years" chronicling the rise to power, and tomorrow will focus on the culmination of the election of george w. bush. >> i've come here to tell you today this. i'm running for president of the united states, there's no turning back, and i intend to be the next president of the united states. >> only seven years after his father lost the presidency, george w. bush announces his
intense to run for the white house. >> i will give it my best shot, talk about a hopeful tomorrow, talk about uniting the country. if it works out, i'm ready. if it doesn't work out, me and the old boy will spend a lot of time fishing together. >> i think initially there was some debate in the campaign about whether we should even do the family thing, because that was one of the arguments against george bush, the dynastic campaign. >> see you tomorrow. >> i think they said to take a couple questions. >> his father who was there in the presidential flight jacket, loved the moment. at some point hi gets in front of the microphone standing in front of his son, and starts answering questions from the press. it's like he gets to be president again for a few minutes. george w. must be thinking damn it, dad, get out of the pictures. so it's interesting, because the family regarded bush's younger brother, jeb, as i
understand it as the better politics, and he would be next in line to run for president, but one race reversed things. tell us about that. >> that was the race for the governorships of their respective states in 1994. jeb bush was vying for the governship of florida. george w. bush was vying to the governorship of texas. it was expected -- it wasn't necessarily that jeb was a better politician. in fact george w. bush had run a very credible campaign for congress in 1978, and had been a big help to his father when his father ran for president in 1988. it's just that the family thought that jeb had a much better chance of winning the race? 1994, because the handicap was different. there was a very popular governor here in the state of texas named ann richards, who had a popularity rating of some 60-some percent, so that was a more more fidable challenge, but the at the results were much different than imagined.
george bush won in texas, jeb bush lots in florida. that put george w. bush to run for president if he was successful. "the bush years" airs tomorrow night at 10:00 only on cnn. we want to honor cnn's hero carrie brody. she helped launch culinary careers. >> what we're teaching our students isn't just knife skills, and isn't just cooking. it's the idea that you are a human and you have value. that's something that people have tried to strip away from others for such a long time. >> what's the dream team cooking up? >> samba cake. >> awesome. >> that experience of watching our students transform, seeing our students come into their own, inspires me. to nominate someone you think should be a cnn hero, go to cnnheroes.com. i'll see you back here at
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