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and politicos ted hesson gives his opinion on the supreme court decision to uphold trump's travel ban by a 5-4 margin. and representative tom swazi of new york on administration immigration policy. ♪ there are two opinions yet to be released before the supreme court finishes its current session. this is a live shot of the court. those opinions could be released by 10:00 today. one of them dealing with public sector unions, but the focus yesterday was on the opinions that upheld president trump's from several countries. in the 5-4 decision, those who upheld the ban felt that it fell under the president's broad power on immigration.
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dissenters -- criticized the decision, saying it does not take into account statements by president trump about muslim. -- muslims. we want to get your thoughts on the supreme court decision. if you support the justices and their ruling on this and support the decision to uphold it, (202) 748-8000 is the number to call. if you oppose that, (202) 748-8001 is the number to call. you can post on twitter at @cspanwj, and you can turn to submit -- participate in a twitter poll this morning on the topic, and you can also post on our facebook page at facebook.com/cspan. states, onenited state that had an interest in the court was that of hawaii. a story from hawaii news now this morning, state and news delegation contemn the high court's ruling on the travel ban , saying hawaii's leaders are
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weighing in on the supreme court's ruling on tuesday to uphold resident donald trump's travel ban, a policy that with the state at the forefront of a long legal challenge. chinenant governor doug issued a statement saying i hurt today for hawaii families and others who have experience to the determination and scapegoating do to president trump's bullying remarks and orders. the current attorney general agreed and added that the office continues to believe that the travel ban is an cost additional, and u.s. senator brian schatz also weighed in, saying the supreme court made the wrong decision and ignore the evidence -- ignore the evidence that a muslim man, even the more narrowly tailored version, is a xenophobic policy that makes our country no safer than before. you cano to c-span.org, hear that oral argument. also other cases and elements there dealing with the supreme
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court. and our first hour, we want to get your opinion on the travel ban. if you agree with it, (202) agree with theu ruling by the justices. if you oppose that, (202) 748-8001. our twitter feed this well. 50,000 plus of you have participated in a poll on this on yourhe same question thinking abo the cou upholding the travel ban. you can go to our website or the twitter feed to participate in that, and on facebook it is facebook.com/cspan. of the opinions released yesterday, two of them of note. this is from the chief justice john roberts this morning, writing for those who supported it, saying in part it is expressly premised on legitimate purposes and says nothing about religion. the entry restrictions on muslim majority nations are listed to countries that were previously
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designated by congress or prior administrations as posing national security risks. he goes on to say moreover, the decision or proclamation reflects the result of a worldwide review process cabineten by multiple officials and their agencies. one of the key dissenters sotomayor,sonja wrote this, saying "our founders honored the core promise that by vetting the principle of thegious neutrality in first amendment. the court's decision today fails to safeguard that fundamental principle. it leaves undisturbed a policy first advertised openly and unequivocally as a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states because the policy now masquerades behind a facade of national security concerns." just some of the opinions from those on the bench of the supreme court. you can give us your opinion as
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well. one of the things we do want to talk to about, and we will go one into this in detail 7:30, are e result of some of the primaries across the united states yesterday. one of those stories is representative joe crowley in new york losing in his attempt to hold onto his seat. alexandria cortez, a 28-year-old former bernie sanders organizer that won the in the 14th congressional districts. it was a signal victory for the parties progressive insurgents after their candidates have lost out to more centrist, establishment backed candates in many prims. progressivesn for over the party establishment, democrats in maryland chose an jealous, a former naacp president who was backed by mr. sanders to be there gubernatorial nominee.
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mcmaster's was chosen in the south carolina gop runoff, in newthe house primary york, voters chose representative dan donovan over representative michael grimm. and in utah, mitt romney won his party's senate nomination. more on those primaries in detail. us at 7:30, we will go over the results from yesterday about 20 plus minutes from now. and your reaction to yesterday's dream for decision. this is leavenworth, kansas, margaret opposes the court decision. thank you for holding on. go ahead. caller: good morning. it is good that c-span is on for a voice. yes, it does not make any sense. venezuela is having problems with hunger and lots of problems.
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what would we be banning them? north korea, we just tried to put out an olive branch, and now you are saying nobody can come here? people who come here are vented, you can bet -- that it -- them at thecan vet border. if people want to come here for amnesty or other reasons, i think pretty soon seeing the awful things that we have done to the people from central america trying to come, i think that people might not want to come here. there will be a time when they will want people. host: let's hear from kathleen in florida, supporter. caller: good morning. yes, i support the decision, and i think that many people who don'tbout vetting understand the process at all. it has changed tremendously since we came.
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my parents came to this country, e of the most important things -- not only were you vetted, you had to have somebody sign or pledge for you that you would not become a ward of the state and a burden on the taxpayers. to allow people to come in here with no source of income, a place to live or anything -- it is just ridiculous and it is killing our tax system, where it is just eating us alive. people should be vetted. people want to come here, get in line, take a number, go through the process, and by all means come. from bill andar florida on our oppose line. go ahead. caller: yes. i am deeply upset about this decision. andubt seriously that yummy
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-- yemen and somalia are threatening the national security of this country. as well as i do not think that the mexicans who are mainly catholics are a threat to our security, yet we are housing them in these inhumane conditions without a second thought. so as to the court's decision itself, why do you oppose it specifically? caller: because i do not believe that the supreme court -- i do not think this should be a position. this is all on trump's policy. trump's policy, as we know, is a racist policy, and we are picking out these countries that cause no threat. yemen has what? a cholera epidemic? they have no food supply coming
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bombed saudi arabia and their ports so they cannot get , so how are they a threat to our national security? host:' 's hear from rubin in buffalo, new york, also opposing the decision yeste go ahead. caller: yes, sir. i n understand having the where our national defense or our protection as a when ais important, but person, a private citizen, not elected in office says certain things in the press or in groups and can't be used in a court of law, i think the constitution is failing us. host: so you are talking about cision toces' de
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not take into account what the president said during the campaign and after? caller: that is absolutely correct. i is a private citizen was to say or write something in the public spectrum, the courts, federal, ste, an local officials would come against me so fast my head would spin. that's rubin in buffalo, new york. the new york times this morning takes a look at some of the countries under the current ban that was upheld and how this could affect them. threofheuslim majority countries affected by the order, libya, yemen, and syria, have known only war for years. somalia has suffered through burying degrees of mayhem for decades while anti-terrorism to beer the countries breeding grounds for violent extremism. the supreme court's ruling will do nothing to hasten the end of underlying conflict there. and -- estimates say
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one million citizens of iranian descent live in the united states and travel to iran to visit family. but it is difficult to see how there a robert band -- there iran-based relatives can visit them. under the countries least heard, the practical effect of the two non-muslim majority nations on mr. trump's travel ban, venezuela and north korea, are minimal, lending way to critics y're there to mask a ban that essentially affected muslims. if you support of the ruling yesterday by those five members of the supreme court, it is (202) 748-8000. if you opposed the ruling, (202) , and you can also post on twitter and our facebook pages.
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virginia, opposed the decision yesterday. go ahead. caller: well, i felt the supreme recognizedough they with the rhetoric was, that whoever sits in that seat, they have the power as far as security for the country. although they felt they had no other choice. in spite of the rhetoric. it doesn't matter about his personality. they had to disregard how idiotic some of the rhetoric -- tout they had recognize that you have that power. any thoughts of him diuising or hiding behind the moves.
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disregard his idiotic rhetoric. host: maryland is next, paul, hello. hello, thank you for taking my call and thank you for c-span. dissent argues the correct side in the side that everyone should be on, that this is what the founding fathers would have wanted, to persecute people on religious belief because they are from a certain place is wholly fornst everything we stand in america. this is really ridiculous and i think america needs to wake up to the fact that things are benging and we should accepting all sorts of ideologies in this country, not disregarding them. host: the council on american
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islamic relations said yesterday that the muslim bands bigotry should have been aclto the sueme court as it is to muslims demonized by it. apparently, everyone but those supreme court can see the decision for what it is -- an expression of animosity. another argument was made, saying the plaintiff's fall back charge that the order violates the constitution's establishment cause, which -- which prohibits the government from discriminating based on religion. they flog mr. trump's statements on the campaign trail calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united dates. judges must rule on actual policy, and the order makes no mention of the religion and thus is "ashley neutral," -- neutral."
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majority's ruling protects the separation of powers that is fundamental to ordered liberty. maryland, bob on our oppose line. you're next. go ahead. i just want to say that i heard people saying when people come from different countries they should come through the proper channels. let me tell you, i am a muslim, i came to this country, and there is no proper way. here, they over become a public charge. tell me how they become up what charge. there is no way they can get insurance, there is no way they can drive around with a license, there is no way they can buy a car. how is that possible when people say they become a public charge and should come the proper way? tell me be proper way.
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the tourist visa, i am from pakistan and 25% of the visas they deny annually at the trump administration. tell me how they are supposed to get here. what is the proper way? i would really like to know. my parents would like to come see me. i'm legal here. they have been trying to come into this country to see me and they have tried so many times and have been denied visas. the same goes for my brother. they have been trying so long but they have been denied visas. tell me the proper way. host: let's hear from john in rhode island, who supported the decision yesterday. caller: yes, the reason why i supported immigration is overall the control of the executive branch. the president of the united states has that ultimate power. it is almost as equal to the presidents pardoning power. not as strong as the pardoning power, but it is close. and secondly, the liberal
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justices vote in unison all the time, 100% lockstep. like they are marching down the road. in particular, you have t kagan, the other three, they all vote in lockstep. breyer, ok? and also ruth bader ginsburg. they are globalists, those three. we will keep -- host: we will keep going on your opinions. on twitter, here is one of the recent tweets that shows the results of the poll that have been going on this point. 57% of participating in the ll support the decision,
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43% oppose it. mark stone writes if it was a muslim ban like many liberals have stated, why only include countries that represent 8% of the muslim population of the world. our oppose line, this is sandy from florida. -- andy from florida. andy, go ahead. [inaudible] june 13, ok? [inaudible]
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host: this is ed, orange park, florida as well, also opposing the decision. edge from orange park? caller: hi, sorry about that. i totally have to agree with justice sotomayor on this one. she hit the nail on the head when she said it d nothing to do with national securit if it really did, we would you more on saudi arabia, look at the countries that have a higher impact on national security. i think this is sending us backwards when it comes to national security. americaof people seeing as an escape, they will see us as a country that hates them, and i'm 100% opposed to this,
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and i think it is bannon and trump checking campaign promise box and setting us back in national security. host: there is a shot of the supreme court. haveinion -- two opinions yet to be issued, one on public-sector unions, and that -- be announced by 10:00. and also, you can comment on the travel ban ruling yesterday. (202) 748-8000 if you support the ruling, (202) 748-8001 if you oppose it. some ofreaction from the members of congress, bob menendez sending out a tweet saying today, the spring court upheld a discriminatory policy that does not conform with our american values. today is a sad day for american institutions and for all religious minorities who have ever sought refuge in a land promising freedom. another member of the senate foreign relations committee saying current american
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foreign-policy in a nutshell, as endorsed by the supreme court. step one, bomb country, syria, yemen, libya. step two, creating humanitarian nightmare inside. step three, lock up the country and throw away the key. brad shermane also wrote today, scotus cente historic and shameful president precedent ofeful sanctioning discrimination. for ron desantis, the trump administration has rightfully upheld president trump's executive order permitting travel from failed countries and state sponsors of terror. this is from a republican from california. pleased to hear scotus upheld donald trump's decision to restrict entry of dangerous foreign nationals. as the court firmly held, this
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decision was not based on religion, but based on the neutral idea of safety and protecting the united state s' national security. the press is setting up their various cameras and stuff in preparation for that. people are also lined up to get in and see what happened on this date, especially as the court nears its end. we will show you that as we take mike from south carolina, supported the decision by the court. you're on, go ahead. caller: i think the decision shows the almost unfettered power of the presidency in this particular area of immigration, think that is probably consistent with what we would want our president to have. i would also say that i don't necessarily agree with trump's
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, but i don't think it should really be the impacting thing on the power of the presidency. ther ns about immigration, reuters reporting a federal judge on tuesday ruled that u.s. immigration agents cod no longer sell of -- separate immigrant parents and children caught crossing the border illegally and must reunite those families that have been split up in custody. court judgetrict granted the american civil liberties union the preliminary injunction in a lawsuit filed of her family separation, adding that more than 2300 migrant children were separated from their parents after the president of the administration began -- presidents administration -- presidents administration began a zero-tolerance policy. lisa, louisville, kentucky, opposed the decision. you are next up. hello. forer: hello, thank you
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c-span. i have to point. actually, i think this weakens our national security, considering a lot of muslim countries are not going to be happy about this. they are going to look at this in the wrong way. you talk about terrorist attacks, i think they will be on the rise now. also, north korea, really? he is trying to negotiate with wants to banut he everybody from coming in? not that anyone is really calming? doctors andaybe things like that, but i do not see how this helps negotiations. it is a total mistake. virginia, ain supporter of the action. hello. how are you doing? this is not a muslim ban. it is because they cannot vet these people properly. we could be letting terrorists in and everyone would say they are just paranoid, but we want to bet these people and there is no proper way.
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it has nothing to do with muslim religion, it just has to do with extremist. thank you. host: if you supported the action by the supreme court, (202) 748-8000. if you opposed it, (202) 748-8001. you can also post on our twitter and facebook feeds as well. locker from usa today talks about the court decision yesterday, and a decision that came out of that going back to world war ii. here is the headline. the court overruled the monsters case that upheld japanese-american incarceration. the supreme court overruled the case that allowed the internment 128 japanese-americans -- 128,000 japanese americans when it backed president trump's right to limit travel to the united take. orematsu v. united states,
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the corporal six-three on december 18, 1944, that the u.s. government has a right to exclude and detain 120,000 japanese ameri during world war ii because of national security concerns. the ruling horrified several libertarians -- civil libertarians at the time. these exclusionary as were created by the military, because of fears japanese-americans commit acts of sabotage in support of the japanese government that attacked the united take at pearl harbor. in our landmark cases, this is a two season series that we have been running looking at two significant supreme court cases. one case discussed at length and tsudetail is the korema case. it actually features the daughter of fred korematsu talking about the long-term
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impact. if you want to see that, go to c-span.org. landmark cases se, and other cases that have relevance in today's society. that is that c-span.org. onlder, colorado, joaquin our oppose line. caller: hello, i was calling in consideration of the passage in recentpassage history of people lled by terrorists and being white supremacist terrorists. what is the united states' pos ition on allowing white premacists to integrate into our country? host: why do you think that is important? caller: because white supremacists kill more people in america than any other terrorist organization in the united dates. host: boulder, colorado commenting this morning. next up is ty from washington, d.c.. caller: good morning.
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from the last caller who was talking about the terrorists coming from the other countries, we have terrorists right here in our own homeland, so i'm not sure why people are trying to say there are morest coming in from other countries. there has not been a terrorist attack from these particular countries besides saudi arabia. they are mainly homegrown terrorists here, and no one is talking about that. a caller from washington. if you supported this ruling by the supreme court. if you opposed it, (202) 748-8001. you can also post on our twitter , and you can post on our facebook page at facebook.com/cspan. an opposer of the decision, st. louis, missouri. linda, hello. caller: hi, good morning. i fear americans killing
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americans more than i do anybody from these other countries. the supreme court has come nothing but politicians, and that is my opinion. thanksgoodbye. that is noter news related to immigration or the supreme court, politico reporting that peter s -- the veteran counterintelligence agent who launched the russell crowe and probe team -- the russia in 2016 has become the bogeyman of the trump universe, portrayed as the original witch hunter in the legitimate conversation -- a legitimate -- the legitimate -- egitimate investigation into the trump campaign's contacts
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with russianials -- officials. the justice pope and fbi's conduct in 2018. more on that at politico.com. hervey in fort washington, maryland, go ahead. caller: i am so happy that trump told the cover off of america and showed you the type of country we have here. it is a good thing that he did that. host: specifically to the decision, what did you think about it? caller: i think it was wrong. host: why so? caller: he shouldn't do it. he is discriminating against those people coming in and we shouldn't do that. the supreme court -- we do not need a supreme court. they are not supreme, they are partisan. you have five republicans, for democrats. it is not supreme anymore. we need to eliminate that court, period, and give it up. host: andrea in arlington, virginia. kagan, hi, i think elena
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she said if you had a purulent lenthe real and -- viriu anti-senate making comments and he banned all the people from israel, with that be ok? the solicitor general responded that it would be ok as long as the paper was ok within its four corners and did not display any animus, think the supreme court has taken that view. as long as the order is ok on its face, with that is all we need to look at. i understand, i think john roberts and andy kent city -- anthony kennedy are good and want to support the rule of law. i understand that, and what they are saying to the people is we elected this president and this statute gives the president's authority, and we are not going
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to take that authority away from him, and if you do not want this president, it is up to the people not to have it and up to e cothress not to have it. understand how a person could do that, but i think with this president a this he said abo muslims and muslims celebrating on 9/11, which was a complete lie, and other things goingd and rudy giuliani on tv and admitting that he backed into this order, i think the supreme court should have recognized that. host: andrea in arlington, virginia. continue on with your calls either supporting or opposing the decision by the supreme court yesterday, (202) 748-8000 if you supported the ruling. (202) 748-8001 if you opposed it. twitter and facebook are available to y awell. joining us now to highlight yesterday's primaries in several states and some of the results from that is our guest from
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inside elections. good morning. guest: good morning. in new york, presentative joe crowley. what happened and why? guest: i think joe crowley's ouster is the most surprising thing in the primaries so far. joe crowley, for thinking house democrat was not really seen going into lastht as in a vulnerable position. , alexandriar-old cortez, managed to win that race. she was a bernie sanders supporter and organizer identifies as a democratic socialist, and she was vastly outraised and managed to get a message across based on working folkses and working class in new york.
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and that we have seen with republican incumbents, we have seen some pretty hope high-profile candidates there and candidates who have already held office before who had some kind of in-state presence who had support from the president's twte account. this time, you had a much lower profile candidate oust a sitting incumbent, which is pretty surprising. what is the likelihood that she will go on and win against the republican challenger? it is very likely. the district is carried by hillary clinton in 2016 by more than 17%. the new york times editorial board released an op-ed earlier this year that called on crowley to make sure that he was speaking with his constituents during the campaign. he was called out for not attending debates, and the rationale is that he might
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actually want to be speaker one day. that was the basis behind that op-ed, but what ended up happening is he actually lost his seat. host:nd the president sending out a tweet about this incident yesterday, saying wow, fake trump hader joe crowley, who many expected to take nancy pelosi's place, just lost the primary election. in other words, he is out. perhaps he should have been nicer and more respectful to his president. what does this victory do for progressives overall who are rug? guest: while i am sure republicans are glad they have managed to keep all of their incumbent faces last night, several cases were incumbent republicans were facing difficult primaries. i do not think the lesson of last night is that democrats in new york needed to be nicer to the president. seeing the same device we saw in the 2016 presidential primary playing out
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in the midterms. and the reason is surprising is because we have not seen that play out until tonight. we have seen the bernie sanders wing of the party suffer in midterms so far. and last night, rather, but we saw a new cdidate who either had bernie sanders endorsements or who were avid supporters and n theirers wi primaries. so those divisions in the 2016 presidential election are not over. marylandsaw those in as well. expand on that? carryingen jealous is the democratic primary for maryland's governor. it is probably the biggest win for the progressive wing of the party so far. been jealous is the former naacp fromdent who had support bernie sanders and california
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senator kamala harris, and had a credit -- crowded primary to take on larry hogan. the reason democrats are so becausearan is representing state that tends to vote democratic, and he whichernor in a year in democrats are feeling enthusiastic. while he is still highly popular --maryland, been jealous been jealous -- ben jealous ob chip away at that and increase the sentiment that democrats have been feeling so far. host: and mitt romney one in utah on the republican side. guest: i think he has a clear path to the senate from here. before, it appeared competitive,
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and mitt romney won pretty handily. the only thing that would have stopped him athn ssachusetts and he had obviously a long record that opponents could pick apart. facing romney will be wilson, and mitt romney is highly favored to win. host: here is a bit for mitt romney from yesterday. [video clip] make believe free people better choices than the so wement, said state -- can make better choices than the federal government. we believe that the government should live within its means, like we do in utah. [applause] we also welcome immigrants and refugees who come here legally. [applause] we are committed to caring with compassion and generosity for those who serve our country in
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wartime and peacetime as our veterans, and we will care for them. [applause] ande prize education rigoro debate, and we expect the people who are our leaders to carry out our orders with silty and dignity. and one more thing -- we are absolutely convinced that america is the greatest nation on earth. [applause] now, after the 2015 election w over, i had some time thinking about the word great. and i thought in order to be considered a great country, one would have to be a strong country. strong military and strong economy. but being strong is only one dimension of being great, and there is another dimension. it is being good. ramon perez and i were talking about america's conduct of the time in the middle east, and i said before i go on, governor, i
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veryto make something clear. america is the greatest nation in history of the earth. he said the history of the earth, whenever there has been conflict between two lands, the nation that wi takes land from the nation that loses, because land has always been the source of value on the planet. he said one nation in history has laid down the lives of hundreds of thousands of its sons and daughters and taken the land -- america. america is the greatest nation honors. and also a tweet from to mittt trump romney. so much to do, a great and loving family will come to d.c.. with that in mind, if mitt romney wins the senate the, how will he get along with the president and what the administration wants to do? guest: mitt romney is in a unique position.
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he is probably the only republican in statewide office at this point who can be critical of the president without losing the election. we have seen that the most critical republican senator are ones who are not seeking the election, mainly bob corker and jeff flake. isolateromney cannot the trump space, but in utah, there was a third-party presidential candidate who did pretty well in 2016. so mitt romney has a bit of a job ahead of him in trying to appease those evan mcmullen voters who did not support trump in 2016, but also cannot totally isolate those utah voters who put trump in office. one more race, in new york. this was significant on a couple of thoughts. could you break this down for us? dan donovan is the
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repuican incumbent. that is the race that we were all watching for the potential next upset on the republican side. republicans so far lose their incumbency in the primaries, and it seems like dan donovan could lose to the former congressman who had actually left and served time in jail. it ended up being not that close. donald trump tweeted in favor of dan donovan and it was not at all the most shocking primary result of last night. pictures of the candidates involved, and in colorado, there was a member of congress running for governor there. how did that go over? jared polis is the democratic nominee for the governor's race in colorado. and he has a lot of money on his campaign to help you get through the general election. he was facing a couple other competitive candidates, but one
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of the other trends we saw is a lot of wealthy candidates ended up winning the nomination. leah askarinam from inside elections, breaking down the results of primaries across the united states. thank you for your time. host: -- guest: thank you. host: we will go back to your calls, the supreme court upholding the president's travel ban. if you supported that, (202) 748-8000. if you oppose that, (202) 748-8001, and post on our twitter and facebook feeds. tom from virginia, supported the move. thank you for waiting. problem, as always, c-span is a national treasure. what i believe is missing from this conversation, in all honesty, is my 20 years of study in the middle east, their
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religion, political system, etc., and what is missing from this conversation is i doubt seriously that most of the people who are calling and who keep talking about this being have nolam or muslims understanding of the fact that their political system, unfortunately, is also islam. so islam is both religious and political, and as a result of that, you cannot separate the two. so when you are talking about these countries that are posing national security threats to our country, you have to take into consideration that these are not the type of countries you just, you know, you grow up in being be free to think however you want. do some research. find out about how they impose their criminal justice system in most of these muslim countries. issue,he extreme vetting
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the reason we have a problem from a national security perspective is because that extreme vetting requires cooperation from a government where the person is originating from. so we cannot communicate with a legitimate government anmany these countries to tell us if they are criminals or murderers to thatere is no way these people, because most of these people do not cooperate with us effectively enough -- and in fact, in some cases, in a country like iran or north korea, we cannot trust them to tell us the truth about a person coming to this country anyway. host: we will go to robert in pennsylvania, a supporter, though ahead. morning, pedro. one short statement -- america cannot be too discriminatory. in fact, we put three lesbians on the supreme cou. that is all. .ost: robert in pennsylvania
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your thoughts are welcome as well. (202) 748-8000 if you support the ruling. if you oppose the ruling. the new york times this morning takes a look at the political back and forth behind the decision, particularly with the appointment of neil gorsuch to the supreme court and what took place previously with the attempt by democrats under the obama administration to have merrick garland installed at the supreme court, saying for republicans used their worth tactics -- their worth tactics to block merrick garland. it senate refused to can be a hearing or vote on the nomination, insisting that the next president should fill the seat, a controversial move that some scholars called unprecedented. after president trump selection, he nominated judge gorsuch for the scalia seat and the senate confirmed him. -as one after another 5-4
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rulings of this scotus on voting rights, abortion rights, the travel ban and more are announced, the full meaning of the nearly year-long blockade against the nomination of judge merrick garland is manifest. sean on our oppose line, hello. start by want to saying thank you for taking my call, and i wanted to touch on the fact that i do not have a problem with the travel ban, but we can pass it, but we cannot pass gun-control laws in our nation, and it is really sickening. host: as far as the travel ban, why don't you have a problem with it? caller: because i do believe we should start vetting more people that come into our state, because we are having issues and we need help, but we also need
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help with other things. but if we are just going to isolate this part of the travel ban, what about the european countries as well? we need to do that same process to everyone who is trying to common to our nation. kelly in oklahoma, a supporter. hello. caller: hi, how are you? host: fine, go ahead. caller: i said i wanted to support the supreme court upholding the presidential ability to have his part of the government. on the other hand, i would like to say people need to pay attention, because our rights as citizens are starting to get more and more limited. the travel ban does not just affect people coming in, it is ability to goens' to those countries as well. as we look at these different laws and things, the only information we have about what is going on is propaganda. so we do not have any way to go over there our self and see what
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is going on. that might be safe for us now, but that could be a problem at some point. you want to be careful with that one. host: one of the other decisions from the court highlighted this towel for new pregnancy centers to by antiabortion advise patients about state-funded plainly planning services, including abortion. writing for the conservative majority, justice claris clarence -- thomas said the law almost certainly violated the first amendment free-speech guarantee by compelling dissenters to advertise abortion, the very practice that petitioners are devoted to opposing. justice thomas rejected the liberal argument. states can impose such
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requirements because abortion is a medical concede your -- procedure subject to a patient's informed consent. the notice california required is not tied to a procedure at all, he wrote, joined by chief justice jo roberts and anthony kennedy, samuel alito, neil gorsuch. caller: think you for taking my call. i oppose it because when you have these bands of people traveling between countries, you also stop dialogue and conversation and exchange of each other's cultures. so someone who wants to come over here and study or work can no longer do that, so now we are isolated. so that is just going to exacerbate more problems, more ignorance, and we have extremists here in our country, apparently, and do we stop them from traveling as well? that is all. host: rick in idaho, supported the decision. [inaudible] morning
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america, the picture i'm going to painting or mine is not a pretty one but you have to know what is going on. may 20 6, 2016, twin falls idaho. placed in theboys state of idaho, a 15-year-old, 14-year-old, and a seven-year-old, viciously raped a five-year-old little girl. this is a message to all america as to why you should support the proper vettinghe of refugees to include women and children, and god bless president trump are trying to make america -- host: were any of those people in the incident from the countries in the travel ban? caller: i'm sorry? host: were any of those people in the incident from the countries in the travel ban? from iraq, one was from syria, and one was from afghanistan. i did not even know we had refugee children in this state.
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host: is far as the troubled and, why do you think it is important to uphold it? because it determines whether or not a person can or should come into this country. when president trump started the travel ban, he wanted to vet these women and children. having heard what you just heard, this proves that children in other countries, like a caller said, you have to do your homework. this is exactly what happened, and i hope the staffers in the white house got this message because it supports the the united states of america, who i voted for, and supports the supreme court justices because we have to put a stop on unwanted refugees coming into this country because when you have problems like this, it creates a big problem. host: let's hear from william, new york. are you asking for william? host: yes. caller: i'm in california. host: apologies, go ahead.
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caller: i was calling to support the president and the supreme to theecause they up plain meaning of the constitution and the law passed by congress in the early 1950's. it is not a matter of whether you agree with the president -- whether you agree with the president's policies, motivations, any of that, though their political opinions. they belong in the political arena. dissent,otomayor's where she is saying that political opinions have to have weight in the court of law, that .s not a justices job they are to interpret the law and the meaning of the law. it is quite clear here. for instance, you read that decision about the california that the five day, 14 day ruling on the [inaudible]
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you read something out of a newspaper, and then you skipped over the paragraph that explained the judge's reasoning. you only talked about the effects and skipped the judgeaph where the provided the reason. i would like to have heard the reason why the judge felt necessary -- felt it necessary to usurp the legislative branch of government. ift: reuters is available you want to see it yourself, i only read what i did for the interest of time. arthur in memphis, tennessee, oppose line. think they, i do not should ban people coming in from different countries, because everybody has their own religion , and i thintrump is just a scapegoat, that is all. the new york times in their editorial highlights this, in ag the justices
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majority upheld the travel ban because they believe the president has the apple legal authority to make judgment calls of immigration, which is true, but this does nothing to manage threats against the nation's security. those laws help ask plain why no one for many of the countries included in the band -- iran, libya, syria, yemen, somalia, and venezuela has been involved in a terrorist attack in the united states in the past two decades. conservative majority's endorsement of unchecked presidential power in this context is all the more theurbing when ministries and policies that america's southern border, which include separating children from their parents and prosecuting those trying to come here from brutally violent countries in central america. you supported the decision, go ahead. caller: yes, i am assuming that republicans are worried about islam coming to america and creating a -- here, which i wl
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explain it. republicans are a caliphate. they are a christian and evangecal caphate. host: sir, the decision yesterday? your thoughts specifically on that? caller: i don't agree. they overruled last year's decision where they would not uphold it, and now they are upholding it, so i think they are liars. host: so do you support the upholding, because that is the line you are calling in on? caller: i thought i was calling on the democratic line, i am sorry. i do not support that they overruled last year's decision. our caller from utah, a supporter of the decision. go ahead. caller: i want to tell little story. when i was younger, i got to know a muslim fellow. he sold cars and was a nice guy, he was married to an american, a white girl. he was from iran.
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we were talking one day and he said you know what it boils down to? i said what do you mean? he says it is us, the mlims, versus you, the christians. that is what we are waiting for. sunnis,the shiites, the as soon as we get this world leader for the muslims, we are d ong to have a holy jiha you and we are going to wipe you out. i could not believe what he is saying, and i laughed and i said he would not kill me. he said i would kill you in a heartbeat. that is the problem. it is not just political government, it is a religion. and the unfortunate part, there are many muslims that believe it and you don't know it and i don't know it. inler: so with all that mind, you support the supreme court decision? goesr: of course, it deeper than that. why don't the muslims go take
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care of their crud countries that are so messed up? if mexico is so messed up, let the mexicans straighten it out. america is messed up, let the americans straighten it out. host: one more caller, a supporter of the decision in san antonio, texas. this is ellie. caller: hi, i am calling. i am supporting his travel ban all theseu can't let people from other countries, and and have another 9/11 incident happen. we just have to support and believe in our president instead of always bashing him. i do not know what is wrong with these people. the mexican children coming and going from their country or their parents, when you violate the law here in the u.s. and you have children with you, they
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separate the children from their parents. host: that is the last call we will take on this topic. coming up, we will be joined by oklahoma republican tom cole, who will talk about this week's on immigration, what could happen and how that could play out. also the decision from the supreme court as well. we are still continuing to watch the court for those remaining opinions to be released. that is a live shot of the court building. we will be back in just a moment. ♪
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>> we send such confusing messages to young people. young woman, they, i don't in the them. story i put in a book about a number of women athletes who have topless first lust i quoted said i want -- i am proud of my body and want to help young woman you have body image issues. crock.ing is, that is a women should be dignified. they should remember it is hard for people to take you seriously . a man looking at a picture of a topless woman is not going to say look at that fantastic
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athlete. he is when to think about sex. he is not going to think of her in a respectful way either. merkel, she would not take off her blouse to prove she doesn't have body image issues. she wants to be respected. >> sunday night. >> of friday, a conversation with the chief justice of the united states from the judicial conference of the live circuit on c-span. listen on the free c-span radio app. >> washington journal continues.
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host: tom cole, republican of oklahoma, serves as a deputy whip. where do we stand on a vote on immigration? will have the we vote today. i am sad to say i don't think it will make it. each side has bargained in good faith. the senate failed earlier this year. the house and we do the same thing. host: will this be the compromise bill? guest: it will. we are not allowed to compromise in washington. it is an effort to bring would give the bill legal status to dreamers and path to citizenship. bill isthe immigration
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too far. we are bargaining between the two extremes of our caucus. some people are not as moderate as president trump is. this is really, a bill that president trump suppor and we still have people that are more conservative. types?ouse freedom guest: they have participated in good faith. most voted for a bill that gave legal status to dreamers last week. we were away and see how the vote goes.
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he made a point. he said i was talking to a lot this house bill. you have the rule of 60 in the senate. it was critical of the senate on that bill procedurally. you can't blame the house guys. it is a frustrating issue. i think there is an answer here. an obvious bar again. the extraneous issues have made it hard. we cannot get democratic support. host: would you place the blame on the president? blame i don't place the
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on anyone to tell you the truth. been -- hete has came to the republican congress and said i am for both of these bills. i'm not going to undercut you guys on it. the president has been clear. reasonable a compromise. you can't get any democrats to ,ive you praise for legalizing giving legal status to the population and a road to citizenship because they are hung up over the wall. it is unfortunate because i think a deal is doable. host: if you want to ask some -- you can post on
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twitter as well. part of your job is counting votes. you do not have the 218. >> not yet. the whole whipping conference now. we did that last week. the er is uid. if you think you can win your .umber goe the will be people that will be gettable. if they don't think it is achievable they will simply not want to risk it. it is under these circumstances i could vote yes. what is the common thing that comes back? guest: most of them are worried about primaries.
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amnestyk like i'm an candidate, when peop tha are talking about something that happened in the 80's. something that would not happen peave too to background checks school ore to be in the military service. nobody is offering amnesty. that is usually the biggest concern. the other one mckinley get through the senate. it is hard to tell with this case. if you get it there.
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>> is the smaller reunification bill -- >> it is a possibility. that question was raised. it would pass overwhelmingly. nobody likes to see families separated. succeed, idle have an assurance of that yet. host: is that forcinquire beautification -- a reunification? guest: i think it is. after you see primary result, that reverberates. at teawill be looking
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leaves and saying how does that affect me where i am mad? other people ask hasn't the president issued an executive order on that? is this just gilding the lily with no particular benefit? it does not cover for me. the calculationlle r members. host: we have callers. republican line. caller: how are you doing, congressman? dreamersst all these and the path to citizenship. that is pure amnesty. can you hear me? guest: skycam. i have been a conservative for 40 years. to protecte military
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our country. you people in the stomach read allow them to invade our country. he'll hate americans for some reason. -- youate the americfor some reasons that is how -- [inaudible] we are sick of these illegals. start taking care of us americans, and our american kids, not all of these illegal aliens. thet: i'm not sure what question was. i have a veryd -- good record on immigration. i appreciate your service. my dad was career military.
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i think i know something about immigration. i'm not for anybody coming to the country illegally. we take over when million people here legally here every year. when you're talking about kids that came here when they are four or five years old i do not have a home to go back to, who are playing by the rules, you have to have not committed a crime mean have to be at school, you to beoing somhi or has to be a way to accommodate people. i don't think anybody is for violating the law or breaking things. single one. we have been on the wrong side of immigtion for a long time. i thinyou have to be .easonable i don't think that is likely to
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happen in the short term. host: john is next. caller: hello congressman. i'm going to suggest how we could end this without spending any money. i'm against spending 25 billion on a wall. we have the greatest military in the world. what we have is basically an invasion. let's take our military to central america and say if you can't stop your drug problem we will. in permanent bases down those countries. we have 800 bases around the world. keep the military there and stop the drugs and gangs. if you did that the people would go back and stop coming up here. we are ready are paying the military.
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you want a border, if to stop them from coming over the border in texas put the military on the border. guest: we do use a lot of military personnel. that is not something that is constitutional. we have legislation against that. i don't think this is strictly a military problem. you do need more agents. americans didn't sign up to be agents. a serious crisis along the border. don't have an army on the other side. on the drug issue i could not agree more. i have been to central america.
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you hate cut think amerans need to look in the mirror. someone is consuming those drugs. the population. we use 50% of the world's illegal drugs. thats creating e violence in central america our government under president trump and president obama has gone to these countries. again, i'm not sympathetic with anybody who comes across the border illegally. the minute you cross the border illegally you have broken the law.
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host: the wall, 1.6 billion, i want to talk about those thoughts. >> in terms of wall funding, you said you wanted an increase. >> 1.6 million now. i would like to ask the room if we could increase it. in light of what has happened with the drugs, with the human problems we have to have the wall. in the walls you have ports of entry. that is what people come through. they can come through lelly. come into ourto country. our country is doing so well. we have companies moving into our cntry. we need workers. we need workers. they have to come through the merit system so they can help
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our country. host: could you put more money in for a wall? guest: i was in that meeting. we can. i think the ability to do that is there. actually dons believe in the border security. we are a welcoming country. we have people who have come here from other places. i think we can find the money for that. it is sad this is a partisan the border enforcing laws are seen as pro-or anti-trump. we ought to be enforcing the law. host: good morning.
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like to sayuld just hello and thank you for his service. i appreciate your thoughts on all of this. gatherat i can everything is easier said than done. if you sit the military to central america you think that will fix everything. youwhat you just said, can't do that. it is not that black and white. i am a veteran of the navy. i served in the navy in the 1990's under bill clinton. i would like to mention that it is messed up the media says these things about the republican party and the president, and we forget about ellington's alice and janet reno representing the clinton administration, doing it how they did in that situation.
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i don't see that happening under trump. the scales are very unbalanced. a lot of double standards. i'm a republican. i appreciate you supporting our president. i hope you have a great day. nice. aren't you you are a wise person when you say things are easier said than done. the president has gotten a lot done in a short time. the biggest building of the military since ronald reagan. there is a lot being accomplished. but it is hard to do. this divides america. into very difficult situations. we are still the greatest country in the world. we have an immigration problem. i will know we have a real
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problem when people want to leave. always part of our tradition. it has to be done lawfully. i think the president is trying to enforce the law. i appreciate his effort in that regard. host: what did you make of the travel ban being upheld? guest: i was not spred has a lot of power in this regard. it clearly was not a muslim band. most muslim countries were not impacted. not included iran which is -- which is a muslim country but not arab country. i think the final version of it
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was actually pretty targeted. we don't have a way to vent people -- that people. you are talking out of yemen. thle oa signal -- civil war. we have various terrorist factions. we all the american people security. when you can make the case, we can't check somebody, the president is on fairly solid ground. we were exercising extra scrutiny. i don't the president went beyond what his predecessor did. i think our country has
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a constitutional problem when it comes to what we are doing with immigration. when our country was formed, we were the only nation here. they didn't specify native americans were supposed to be treated as foreigners. situation which had become case law so to speak. it is not constitutional what we are doing. sure ii am not 100% follow every point you are making.
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are talking about native americans, if you mean american indians, they actually didn't have any rights under the constitution. they didn't get the right to vote until 1924. they were the last group included in the body politic in that way. if you me native americans for people who immigrated and born in the country, they did have that. revolutionted the and obviously wrote a constitution that was the most advanced document of the day. slavery.d we don't do that anymore. it did not allow women to vote. to white men. story of the country is one of unfolding freedom and opportunity and inclusion. it is a great story. from a restricted
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beginning. in terms of letting people come into the country, history is we are more genous than almost any country in the world. over time it has been a great source of strength for the united states. thatare enormous talented, that add to us. all we ask is that it is done legally. we are a final destination point. that is just the reality. our population increases by 3 million people a year. this is more about protecting the borders, moving lawfully, doing what we can to make sure , youngthat are here people who came through no fault of their own, that they do not
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lose the right to become americans when they have grown up here. we are struggling over the issues because the country is divided. if there were a uniform opinion it would be simple. but they are not. issue and concern. host: from eugene, oregon. independent. caller: good morning. thank you for c-span. welcome aboard. regarding immigration, i have served in the military. a lot of our lives were saved by people in the countries in which we were operating. a lot of those people who come here, they get spit on for saving our lives. you need to teacher base that these people saved american lives. not only that, immigration can
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crisis.ve our medicare if we have more people coming in and paying into the system we can extend the life of health care. tell your base of the republican medicaleir continued care could be restored with immigration. with the last caller. i think mostly it is based out of fear that the white race will be overridden by nonwhite people and you guys need to get over it. it is not just a former british colony. it is an idea. host: i apologize. guest: there he and equipped point being made. i am native american. a proud member of the chickasaw nation. i understand your point. the country has always been a country of many races and points of view. that is one of the great strengths of the united states.
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we have been able to do that. in terms of me telling the base, i am part of the base. predecessor was jd wants. i don't think that is an issue here. , do you obeyssue the law or not? become your lawfully people are welcoming if you come here unlawfully that is problematic. if you come here unlawfully you're putting yourself ahead of the line of people trying to do it the right way. that is the basic problem. point, i agreel with this much. you are totally right. we have a lot of people around the world that help americans. people in iraq, the interpreters who working with our troops, advisers, they are putting her life -- their
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life on the line to protect americans. we do have ways to expedite those folks arriving in the united states. whon't know any american would object to that. they ought to go to the head of the line. technically they do. iwell man important for people to recognize. host: what did you make of the president's tweet? particularly in the primaries. is there anything you find concerning? offbeat -- the off year elections are always top on the party in power. i think we have a good record to run on. i think we will run a good race. in the night state senate the map favors us. i would be surprised if we lost the senate.
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in the house everybody is up. say we will lose numbers that we can retain the majority. in energized electorate. we will have higher than normal turnout in primaries. will helpaces that us. in some places it won't. it is a seat by sea battle. host: joe crowley losing a seat. guest: that was the most shocking. republicanyou were a you remember where you were when eric cantor lost. i remember exactly where i was that. i was never more shocked. i think this is the equivalent of that. i know joe. i think highly of him. he is a talented political leader. he had huge resource advantage.
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having watched him, he lost th grace and style which is typical of joe. it is worrisome when i see somebody like that, a good liberal democrat beaten by somebody further to the left. somebody that brings america together. they are too far out there. perfectlyshe is a nice lady but when i see a pragmatic guy, near the top leadership, they be the next speaker, same thing with eric cantor -- he would have been speaker today. thinkt a very -- i democrats lost a capable guy and republicans lost somebody, you could sit down and work with. i hope his successor is the same. but i doubt old loyal -- i doubt to dol be easy for her
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that. you are seeing the extremes emboldened. at is not going to make legislating easier. host: from our public in line. jerry. caller: how are you this morning? question about money for the wall. years in the border. i live south of the border for a little while. that wall will work. they know it will work and that is why they don't want it. if we can build that will in --e areas in the reality and and reallocate our sources to other areas, we will shut illegal flow down 80% plus. my question is, down on the border towns, there are western union boots on every block. we know why. money is being sent down there tens of billions every year.
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my question is, why aren't we taxing those at a considerably higher rate? there is money for the wall. guest: i agree with your major point which is you can call it the wall. it is really enhanced border security. it is not like a sea to shining sea wall. want enhanced border security, you want drones were you want technology. it makes sense. additional resources. anytime you have hundreds of thousands of legal injuries you have a problem. that is why i don't see the argument against a ploy more resources. your idea about the remittances, i don't sit on the ways and means committee, but i have thought the same thing. your numbers are right.
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year that0 billion a does go ba most of that is legal. portion of that population is here illegally sending money home. i don't object to that at all. people were, they have a right to send their money where they want. some sort of reasonable fee makes sense and should be something we consider. host: democ line. ohio. caller: thank you for taking my call. veteran,e female army i'm appalled at the direction this country is going in. andd not wear the uniform be willing to risk my life and
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die for the country that we seem to be going in the direction of now. like we're trying to head back to pre-civil war era where the rich white man controls everyone. that is not what we're about. the senior prosecutor for this country talking about a , ourtian country constitution says religious freedom. that means all. against any that are non-christian. i hate the way we are being so anti-christian and discriminating against other people, muslims, whatever the religion is. a couple of comments. thank you for your service. is about ank this
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racial issue. we have the lowest african-american unemployment in history. unemploymentspanic in history. most rapid growth rate. i look at the country, this is a country where the last president was african-american, becoming more diverse and inclusive at the same time. i try to look at policy issues. we still do not have a majority of the country going in the right direction. again, america is greater than its political class. it is better than people give it credit for. we are pretty self-critical. , i could in america
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drive across the south and there were signs that said no collards allowed. that is a living memory. , at was a terrible saying betrayal of the american ideal. this country moved in the right direction. i think the same thing is true now. i think this is an incredible country. you can be opposed to illegal ifigration and recognize people want to come to america, must be prettye special. i have not lost my faith in the country. i don't worry about what direction we are moving in. they think it is moving in the right direction now. probably the reverse for democrats. america gets to where it needs to be over time. at the end of the day if you trust the decency of the
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american peoplethey will get you where you want to go. .ool down a little bit trust the american people working through democratic institutions to get us through to the right place. host: tom cole joining us. thank you. guest: thankou host: upcoming, reports on immigration other matters. that comes up next. plus the recent visit to a holding facility last weekend. we have a camera on the supreme court. washington journal will continue in a moment.
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up here. the things they saw coming to alaska was a nice trip. i understand i have driven it a few times myself. we're so glad that your bus came here. using it as a tool to bring fairbanks nationwide. >> c-span is 40 years old. what iappreciate -- appreciate about c-span, its not partisan. you watch the sparring. you watch delegations talk back-and-forth. it is very educational. one of the best things on the bus, i hope they take me with me -- with them. video look at the screens, people can learn. kids can learn about government. government doesn't have to be a bad word.
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feature ourhen we visit to alaska. listen with the free c-span radio app. washington journal continues. host: immigration and employment matters for politico. joining us to talk about the travel ban that was upheld. remind our viewers about the mechanics of the travel ban. countries?cific why were they considered? sinces has evolved president trump it in 2017. he was targeting majority muslim countries. it provoked this outcry that it .as tainted the policy developed in march of 2017.
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a new one that targeted a different set of countries. dropping the country of iraq. it morphed into what the current version is which targets majority muslim countries. countries in play nobody inns to them, those countries could come to the united states? actuallyrrent ban is aiming mx of restrictions at the nations on the list. onesome it means a most no can travel from those countries. case is made is because of the vetting. think about that argument? what does history and current experience tell us about that? not haveese nations do
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adequate vetting procedures in place and need to review them. to work with them to further improve them. , engagedhese countries in civil war, they have real challenges to getting real information out of the government. issues is that these countries that were of the concern of the obama administration, what is the reality? >> these are countries on the the counte of the obama administration but not applied in the same way. that is what critics spoke out against. because of the way it was applied in a blanket matter for any of those original seven countries. that is part of the reason that it provoked so much chaos. our conversion will
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continue, taking a look at the travel ban. it being upheld by the supreme court. if you want to ask our guest (202) 748-8001 for republicans. for democrats. have we seen in terms of national security? what are we saying? guest: very hard to say. there have been analysis is -- the answer is not many people. by one analysis they found it would not have stopped the terrorists. booking overall sentence september 11, which was a landmark time insecurity going
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forward they found 13 cases of 500 convicted or killed terrorists were actually betting failures. cases. a small number of host: when it goes to the future have we seen a chilling affect? we have seen visa issuance is dropped quite a bit. at, weng we looked compared it to a year under obama. overall non-immigrant visas had dropped 13%. i think that means the u.s. is issuing fewer visas to people who want to come from other countries or there is less people interested in coming. we will start this morning with dan in oregon. you are on with our guest.
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ahead. i disagree with the supreme court. i don't think they have any standing anymore because it has a better times. the second thing, on c-span how come you let them talk all the time and change the subject and not answer questions but we can only talk for a minute? host: you are speaking now do you have a question? he has hung up. anything from that? guest: the supreme court decision yesterday was a 5-4 decision. there was dissent from the liberal members of the court. i think it came in several different veins. the justices focused on the anti-muslim sentiment that could anher issue that was brought up was whether the u.s. government is issuing waivers to
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this policy and letting people who have a hardship go around it. i think that is an open question. host: our public in line. caller: idol have an objection to people coming here. high,ool taxes were so people worked in the school district were not allowed to say anything. if you have 30 students in the for landey are working safety companies, construction companies working off of the books. my taxes, i found out i was paying $8,000 in taxes. 4500 was going to the school. nobody is allowed to say anything because they will get fired. host: how does that relate to the travel ban? caller: we need to do something. when people come here, they are
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going to work on the books and support themselves and not take taxyers. host: thank guest: we are still talking but the travel ban. it is applied to a specific set of countries. that means the five countries in question, these majority muslim not -- smallly is number of people are affected. it is not the greater flow immigration, though it could have an effect on that. why venezuela? >> that is a great question. we have seen the government struggles. the economy has collapsed and people are desperate. politicsart of that is . the critics would say it is also
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windowdressing that this policy was not just targeted at muslim majority nations. already such a small number of people are affected by this. we looked at the number of visas. in 2017 it was only 60 visas or so. putting a ban on people coming from north korea you are not really changing policy. host: independent line. hello. carol in kentucky. we will go to coleman in maryland. go ahead. caller: good morning. my question, i want to make a comment. be careful for what you ask for. since president trump came to power in my opinion, he is
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people whoeduce the come from over here. there are people who do come. they come just like me. i will always vote for the democratic party. i have been instrumental. d.c. area.many that immigrants are the major problem of the country. , isn't that just a technical way of making this
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-- policy? host: thank you. guest: there is an argument that by adding venezuela it did try to introduce or make clear the administration wasn't targeting this for religious reasons. when you look at the decision in this case the majority who ruled in favor clearly appear to think it was not related to an anti-muslim sentiment and the national security -- it wasn't relevant because concerns outweighed -- the president have the power to make tse decisions. host: what did it mean for future presidents? guest: it does reinforce the idea the executive has these powers to preserve national security and limit immigration. i think that was already in practice. the president has used it to
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levy certain restrictions against a list of countries. host: paul is next. caller: i would like to point out one issue that people have been overlooking. mr. trump definitely overlooked it. 11, of the 19 hijackers that hijacked airplanes that day, 15 of them were from saudi arabia. muslims fromn saudi arabia? i believe he is a big it. he probably has some financial arabia. in saudi please answer that question. thet: i think administration's argument has been the countries on the list -- have that in
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deficiencies. saudi arabia has raised questions because of the terrorist attacks including september 11. it is unclear why they were left off the list. i don't believe the administration has made the case for why they were included or not included. host: the president addressed the upholding of the travel ban. ruling justme court it is a victory for the american people and our constitution. this is a great victory for our constitution. we have to be to, we have to be safe. at a minimum we have to make sure that we've that people coming into the country. we know who is coming in. we just have to know who is
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coming here. all of the attacks from the media and the democrats are wrong. what we are looking for as republicans, strong borders and no crime. but the democrats are looking borders.en it will bring ms 13 and lots of others. one thing we do have to keep in mind is this policy has evolved. policy than itt was when the person -- the president first decided it. that original policy, it wasn't clear if it exempted green card holders. it wasn't clear how immigration officials should implement it. it thrust the country into
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chaos. some would say it has been watered down. they are not cooperate with the u.s. or doing adequate bedding. have -- vettinte tha host: talk about capitol hill when it comes to migrant families. they have a zero-tolerance policy at the border for the last few months. 2000 families have been separated. ,ecause of that there is a case a class-action lawsuit in san diego. the federal judge ordered the trump administration to stop family separations and to reunite in these cases.
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they call it a chaotic circumstance of the government's own making. guest: that's right. they are watching properly -- property more close. it was a scathing order and it pushes the administration to take action right away. host: from our democrats line. caller: how are you? peoplelling in to say upset about people coming here, in actuality big corporations support these illegals here for cheap labor. earlyhat happening in the 1990's. when i worked at a chiropractic facility. every patient was predominately hispanic, didn't have a social,
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i was looking and saying all of alexandria with spanish women and the babies are caucasian, -- host: to the question you would like our guest to address? caller: they are blaming all of these issues on these people but they influenced the people -- influx of people for cheap labor. hesitate to draw conclusions on if someone is in the country illegally because you saw them on the street. for the most part economists would say immigration is growing the economy. there are some studies that say certain wage sectors, low-wage workers without a high school
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education could be negatively impacted by immigration. host: walter in maryland. caller: good morning. the word i heard about saudi arabia was that their vetting system had been improved since 9/11. chad was on the list and they were upgraded because they're betting system has been improved -- of betting system has been improved. the gentleman talking about trump and saudi arabia, i do not think he knew what he was talking about. i just wanted to bring that point out. the different report showed that the countries that are not on the ban have improved that in systems.- betting caller: thank you for taking my call. saudi arabia, trying to make saudi arabia a closer ally,
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because the u.s. has taken the as a deterrent of iran. that individuals from saudi arabia are working for the government of saudi arabia. i think that was totally separate entity. host: talk about the impact iran has had. guest: of all the countries involved witthe ban iran has been hit the hardest. it has had the most significant impact. it has been applied across the board. some students are empted. it is a broad band against visitors from iran. host: republican line, go ahead. caller: thank you for letting me
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talk this morning. i want to make a comment about immigration. if these people keep coming up it is more of an invasion and immigration. host: what do you mean by that? caller: well, they keep coming up. they are talking early age this land was stolen from them. it is an invasion. wake up, america. guest: we are not on the topic of the travel ban there. i think certainly questions about illegal immigration have been at the forefront. i think the question is whether congress can get on the same page and take some sort of action. it doesn't seem likely in the
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run-up now. host: is the plan that the band will remain in perpetuity or could the very changes? guest: there could be changes. i think there could be changes. seen, chad was originally named on the current version of the band because they ran out of passport paper and were not able to print adequate passport documents. it is possible other nations could meet the vetting requirement the administration has put forward and come off the ban. host: mary on our independent line. caller: i want to know if there any loopholes. what if i'm from venezuela and i go to europe and i get a plane from france to the u.s., what i be ok? guest: in the case of venezuela, the travel ban is only affecting
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certain government officials and relatives of those officials. a very small rock -- a very small number of travelers to the u.s.. the administration is saying they are issuing waivers for people that would cause a hardship to the u.s. that being said, reuters reported that according to their -- over af a group of period of time, only 2% of waiver applicants were granted the waivers and it is unclear how many of those have gotten the visas. host: one more call. steve from st. joseph, missouri. caller: i'm trying to understand what is going on. should we just go to the set -- we just take a sandblaster and get rid of what is said on the statue of liberty. i do n theepublican party -- the entire thing is about beer. -- it is -- the entire thing is about fear.
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--now what is going on about as a veteran i know what is going on with fear. rush limbaugh, sean hannity hannity, donald trump, it is all about fear because they are not white. willknow and 35 years this not be a white country and they do not like that. it upsets them. as a liberal, i want a strong border. building a wall is not going to keep people out. guest: i think the trump administration would argue that the travel ban is a national security issue. inse procedures need to be place and that they cannot be letting people into the country unless they know who that person is. notcounterpoint is it is being applied fairly and not being applied evenly and that certain countries are being targeted because of the background of those countries and perhaps because president trump promised a muslim ban during the presidential
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campaign. host: this tweet coming in from the president -- house republicans should pass the strong but fair immigration bill in the afternoon vote today even though the democrats will not let it pass in the senate, passage ll show that we want strong borders and security while the democrats want open borders. crime when -- crime win. where is congress now in terms of trying to resolve these issues? the president has pushed congress but he is also tweeted he is not optimistic about what will happen before midterms. the house already failed to pass a bill from representative bob goodlatte about a week ago and now they're coming back and trying to pass a similar compromise legislation that includes pat to citizehip for dreamers brought to the u.s. as children.
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the question is whether hard-line republicans will accept legalization and what people call amnesty as a part of immigration. ted hassan reports on immigration and other issues for politico.com. our next guest will be a new york democrat who will talk to us about immigration and the house. plus, our c-span cameras at the supreme court looking at the court as those two opinions could be decided today, finishing out the court session. as you look at that, "washington journal" will be back in just a moment. ♪ "afterwords,"t on of physician details her efforts to prove that children in flint michigan were being opposed to lead poisoning in her book,
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"what the eyes do not see -- a story of crisis and hope in an american city." she is interviewed by a michigan senator. >> you heard there might be led in the water. when did that happen and what were some of the first actions you took? >> the point i realized there was lead in the water was not until the end of august of 2015. be at my house over a glass of wine with a high school girlfriend who happen to be a water expert, formerly with the epa in washington, d.c. when washington, d.c. went through a similar crisis. she said have you heard about the water? is not fine. it is not being treated properly, and because it is not being treated properly there is going to be lead in the water. that is when i realized i needed to take action.
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children's blood lead levels, because that is something the state and county has rvllce progrs for. we track this. i cannot get that -- the government data. i did my own research at our public hospital to see what was happening to our children's levels. it was the easiest research project i have ever done, looking at the change in children's blood lead levels. what we saw was alarming. sundayh "afterwords" night at 9:00 eastern on c-span two's book tv. journal"ngton continues. host:s isepresentative thomas swazi here to talk about immigration policy. what is the perception of
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children held in detention centers and what is the reality as you have seen it? hehotographs of kids in cages and sleeping on mats. that is when they are first apprehended by law enforcement officials. they are then transferred other facilies that health and humanerces, the office of refugee resettlement. paso this past weekend, i visited a site in my district that are run by not for profits. the facilities i visited her very well run. but the awful policy facilities were relatively well run. host: give us an example of things that were going on in the facilities you saw. guest: in texas it was a hot desert environment but there were air conditioned tents, there were dining halls, there was an outdoor soccer field.
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it was hot for me but the kids were playing soccer outside. there was lots of staff supervising the kids. kids on long island that were separated from their parents, they had classrooms, there were woodworking shops, dining room recreation, kids playing basketball they were run by professionals focused on child welfare. be that as it may, these kids are going to be psychologically damaged and we need to get those families reunited. host: i was going to ask you about the general demeanor, aside from what you think psychologically might happen. guest: just observing the kids, they seem like they were engaged , i do not want to say happy or sad, but they do not seem to be distressed. i heard stories about my colleagues who visited mothers and they told stories about the mothers crying, very scared.
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the kids did not display that. we were not interacting with the kids other than rudimentary anishbut me other folks asked questions and the kids children in texas, the parents have already been deported to guatemala and someone asked them do want to go back to one you want to stay in america, and they want to stay in america and go with relatives in america. deanor was relatively calm and engaged. nobody was acting out. from what i saw. it was not that deep of an investigation. the professionals, i thought, were doing a good job. host: we will continue on with our conversation with our guest. if you want to ask him questions about his experiences, (202) 748-8001 four republicans, (202) independents, (202)
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748-8000. children in new york and in up in your district, is that a surprise? the who system is overstressed right now. this is a new policy. i thought it was a bad policy. there are a lot of things coming out of it that we still have to fix. the system is stressed and four years unaccompanied minors have been distributed throughout the country to different health and human services contracted not for profits. thlity in 20 oh is built by an emergency response not-for-profit and they built this facility in the desert in a matter of weeks. stressed ands so they had to get the kids out of the cages. of theset them out other facilities and get them to the child welfare professionals.
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is it surprising they were shipped up? no, they have been doing this for years. host: this comes as the house is supposed to vote on some type of immigration bill. where do you stand on the comprehensive approach? guest: it is not comprehensive and it is not a compromise. it is a compromise within the republican party. it is not moderate. i am not supportive of it. i believe strongly in border security. nd border security. i'm even more convinced with that now. we need border security, i'm in favor of border security. we also need a plan toress the 11 million people that are in the country and have been, some for 30 years that we've been turning a blind eye to. we need to address daca and we need comprehensive immigration form. believ the plans it up and put forward are very piecemeal. there has to be some compromise, people working together.
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enough yelling and screaming. enough extremes on both sides. let's find a place in the middle where we can have strong border security and where we can deal with this problem that we have had of 11 million plus people that are human beings that are in this country that are here working six days a week and going to church on sunday. host: in your mind, what constitutes stronger border security? guest: i do not think the wall is an answer. you need more border patrol agents, you need better technologies, radar, different types of detection devices. you want to put physical structures up as part of a compromise, ok. the 11 million people in this country and let's stop talking about reducing legal immigration. that does not make any sense whatsoever. i think border security, a 11 million people. not everybody has to be a citizen.
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i have heard semi-times my colleagues on the other side of e aisle saying we want to make everybody a citizens we can get more democratic votes. let's not maker let's work on a pathway to citizenship for the daca kids. so may people support these children working their way to success. let's stop pushing people underground and get them paying their social security taxes and their income taxes. did you learn from talking to border security agents? what surprised you? a very hardhave job. they are the most assaulted federal officials in the united states government. a avy thought when you think about it. they have to deal with people waiting for their lives trying to come into the united states of america. a lot of people come from countries where their health care is not good. they have diseases like tuberculosis and whooping cough and lice and scabies. they are overwhelmed and trying to address a problem of border
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security amidst the broken system. the democrats need to listen to the border patrol and say we need better border security and the republicans need to listen to the advocates in thelergy that say let's treat people like human beings and find a compromise to try to move forward. enough of the yelling and screaming. host: our first call is from pennsylvania on our republican line. mark, your first up. guest: i want to ask you -- caller: i want to ask you a couple of questions. it seems like the system is not that difficult to fix. we already do the unaccompanied minors different from people from mexico. i do not understand why we cannot do it with the central american countries. people get into the country on a bogus asylum claim, they arehere or five years and we never hear from them again. 40,000 people do not show up for their trials. i do not know why we cannot authorize they have a claim and then send them out of the
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country until their claim is ready to be adjudicated. we have 600 people waiting to have claims in court. why are we allowing this? that simple fix would unclog the court system so we could get people processed faster and there were not be children in holding. it is a simple fix. i do not understand why are we are not just dt mple thing. the same thing for what we do for the mexicans and canadians when unaccompanied minors with people seeking asylum, we send them back to their country and have them apply through the embassy. guest: you said like you are making reasonable points, the two year backlog. fix -- thereple are a lot of things american say what you just sit down at the table and negotiate a deal, that is with a lot of problems. there are a lot of reasonable ideas out there, but the problem is that is happening in our country. the debate is being controlled
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by the fringes, the far left and the far right. you see this in the primaries. the big problems is most of the seats in the house of representatives are state seats. and 35 seats, 380 of those seats are safe seats. if you're a republican and a republican seat you win, if you're a democrat in a democratic seat you win, unless there is a scandtheris a primary. we saw the big primaries in new york. who votes in the primaries? a very small percentage of people. last night there was an upset in new york, it was only 28,000 voters. turnout.ut -- 13% that is common throughout america. the problem is that small groups of people are controlling the debate. the republicans are moving further to the right and the democrats are moving further to the left because they want to please their primary base. nobody's doing anything in the
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middle. we are not going to solve the problems in the country and less people stop yelling at each other and start working togher to find coon sense solutions in the middle. that is not happening because of gerrymandering, safe seats, people being pulled to the extreme. host: from minnesota, democrat line. caller: when was the decision made to build all of these prisons and tenties an cost much has it the american people to have all of this work done and where is that money coming from? hopefully it is coming from the enormous defense budget because supposedly defending our country. these people are human beings. they should be treated like human beings. like the man before me said, if they're are not welcome here, our them home, do not fill
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prisons so that the government and some of the big businesses can make money off of these poor people from other countries. guest: i cannot give you specifics about where the money is coming from, but it is not coming from the defense department. a lot is coming from homeland security money. that is the first step of the process run by homeland security, run by border patrol, run by customs and border protection, it is affiliated with ice. those are the cages we have seen. then as they move in the next , to try to process transfer the children to the department of health and human services. are often run by not for profits, many of which have been around for a long time. it is an expensive proposition and not a well-run proposition. the idea of reuniting these kids is such a challenge because you have one database with the
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detention centers for the parents with homeland security, and you have another database over here with health and human services for the children. is very day, it is very unwieldy, it is hard to have interoperability between these agencies. it is an expensive proposition and it is a challenge that has been going on for 30 years. remember in the 1980's when they have the civil wars in el salvador and people were coming over in droves because they were being killed? this started a long time ago under democratic and republican presidents. we need to work together to solve is problem for the long-term. border security, yes, but also protecting the 11 million people that have been in this country. host: we at president trump sign it executive order for reunification. we had a decision out of california amending reunification. how confident are you that children can be reunited with their parents? guest: i do not have all the details.
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i went to one facility on monday anthe were 10 children there. there were new kids coming there. eight of the children who had been there, some from early may through june, eight of those kids have spoken to their parents already by telephone. in reuniting them with their families, it is not easy because there are relating to passports and birth certificates and people being deported back to their countries as part of the reunification. this was a terrible policy and terrible decision made by the president. a lot of unwise things are happening because people are casting about trying to find a solution to the problem because we cannot get together in washington to find common ground. let's get people together to solve this. this bill that is being put on the floor today, you said it was a compromise bill, that it is the republicans trying to compromise with themselves. there was no outreach to the democrats. the president says the democrats won't do this, wait until after the election -- talk to us.
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let's find a compromise. the democrats are in favor of border security. i would encourage everyone of my colleagues to go to the border and speak to those border patrol officials. there is nothing wrong with border security, that it has to be marriith a mane approach to human beings. america is founded on the concept that all men and women are created equal, it is not all men and women with a green card or a passport. all men and women are created equal and have to be treated as human beings. let's secure the borders but let's treat people like human beings host:. independent line from schenectady, new york. caller: i am old enough to remember we played this game with ronald reagan. the republicans and ronald reagan gave in and gave amnesty to illegal immigrants with the promise of protection on the border. that was quite some years ago. e think i better on the border now or worse? guest: it is better than it was
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but it is not nearly good enough . i understand the trepidation. i have heard that from a lot of my colleagues. the concern about not doing border security for real. we have to do it for real. it is a major problem. we need to enforce our borders. i do not know any reasonable person that would be against it. the problem is the lack of trust. democrats say we will not give you border security until you give us dealing with the 11 million people, and wrapup can say we will not deal with the 11 million people or daca until you give us border security. will always be somewhere with people working together to solve the problems. host: our guest is representative tom souzzi from new york. you reference the primaryast night, particularly joe crowley. did you hear from him about this? guest: i was texting back and forth with him. i was shocked at the way he was handling this.
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he was like, that is life. i said something, he said what are you going to do? he handled it with great graciousness. it was a shocking loss. host: did he have anything to say about the woman who beat him? guest: publicly he did. he is supporting her. guy, wellnderful liked by most people in washington dc. run" on her"born to behalf. this was a perfect storm for him. it is the year of the woman. the district has changed dramatically from the days of nowh and italians to latinos and other minorities, is of the district, and it this very low turnout in the primaries that i referenced earlier. this is a big challenge in our country.
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very few people vote in the primaries. people are talking about the seismic change from the election. there are 210,000 registered democrats in that district. out of those, 20,000 people voted. people who vote in primaries are activists. the candidate that beat joe and look at latina all the immigration issues going on right now, and all of us are very exercised, but particularly latinos are exercised about this issue of immigration. you can see of fomenting of people. it was a perfect storm. it goes back to small groups of people controlling the debate in our country. the left and the right, and the people, often closer to the middle, i'm not getting served well. ocasio-cortez ran on
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issues close to bernie sanders. you think there there'll be opportunity for her to come to the middle? guest: i think there's an opportunity not to come to the middle. compromise, but not on the floor. i'm always looking to find relationships in common ground. the problem is there's so much pressure on every elected official because they're concerned about primary, and two votes in the primary? the far right for republicans and the far left for the democrats. this is a common problem in our country. it is why the hostile debate takes place in our country because people are worried about these different sides. host: republican line from tennessee, carol. good morning. caller: what i do not understand is when we are dealing with these people that have been given a court date, why there are no repercussions if they do not show up.
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maybe what we should do is tell them if you not show un we find you you will automatically be deported without any due process because of your lack of respect for our laws. guest: that is part of the due process process. if you do not show up you will .uffer consequences for that the probis locating people once they do not show up. there are programs in place that encourage people to show up. now a lot of people are terrified. there are people have been comingack bery six months for years to reported with immigration officials. , working,oing that they are now being deported. people are now afraid to go back to the regular reporting requirements. it is a big challenge. in there semi-people middle from the border patrol
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agents to these children to these mothers to these fathers to employers to all of americans that are concerned about this and all of the americans that are concerned because they do not want their country changing so dramatically. other people who have a heart and are all caught up in this thing. there is a lot of practical solutions that c be had to solve this if we do get the politicians to stopping on the far right and the far left and meet somewhere in the middle. it is both sides and we need to get over that. as a country, we need the people more involved. the one hopeful thing that is happened, i got elected my hometown mayor in 1993. i have never seen people engaged the way they are engaged now. people are paying attention. i do not think they will pay attention in primaries much, i think it will continue to be low turnout primaries, but in the general election i think people are paying more attention than they ever have before. i'm hoping young people get
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involved. i see a lot of enthusiasm with young people on the issue of guns. he to get people together to solve problems. line.w york, republican guest: i do not know there were any republicans in brooklyn. caller: i was wondering if the democrats care about the why theyon the border, don't want to vote on the bills that have come up about immigration? is it because they do not want to give any victory on president trump? the bill will solve this problem, i think. guest: this is an important point. the democrat -- the president keeps saying the democrats will not vote on this. nobody is talking to the democrats. these hills are piecemeal bills that reduce legal immigration by getting rid of the diversity lottery system and the visas.
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it does not make a sense, what they're trying to do to reduce legal immigration. have thent to democrats on board, first you have to talk to the democrats and negotiate with the democrats. i believe the most important thing you need to do is address the daca children. there is so much more the committee addressed regarding the 11 million people in this country. let's make a deal. nobody is talking to the democrats. that is a misrepresentation by the president and by others saying we will not vote on the compromise. there is no compromise. nobody has talked to the democrats to negotiate with us. host: missouri, democrats line. caller: hello. thank you for taking my call. i never thought in a million years i would live in a country that tortured people as we did in guantanamo and i have read
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the documented accounts. it is worse than anything the nazis ever did. i never thought in a million years we would kidnap children from their parents. this is not worth the loss of even one child. , politicians,le and so on claiming to be christian. this is evil. call it what it is. it is evil and it is not christian at all. guest: you obviously have a good heart and are very concerned about human beings, people, and how we treat everybody. it is heartbreaking, the idea of children being taken away from their parents. a lot of this is heartbreaking. to say with president clinton, i feel your pain. i understand why you're so upset. sadness andake that
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instead of mourning, we need to organize. all of the people need to organize and get involved with the process. i have been on the foreign affairs committee, i am also on the armed services committee. i've been to afghanistan and south korea. mattis,alked to general talk to the secretary of state. i question them. this is important stuff. the stuff that is going on in other countries, the stuff in our countries, immigration, health care, these are life-and-death issues. politics has gotten so cynical and petty. we all go to our family parties or go to barbecues, they are all bombs, politics is no good. we have sent people to die on behalf of the united states of america throughout our history for freedom and democracy. what is freedom and democracy? it is politics and government. we need to lift up the
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conversation in this country and start recognizing that these are life-and-death issues we are dealing with that affect real people's lives throughout our country and throughout the world. we need to stop this anger. they are no good on that side and i'm not inviting them over to mou f thanksgiving because of the way they voted in the election. we need to come together and start recognizing how important the politics, freedom, and democracy is and the responsibility we all have to make us live up to t arin promise. bet: what would your message to maxine waters over her statements of public confrontation? guest: i think it was inappropriate. i do not think that is the answer to our problems. the answer to our problems is people recognizing that despite our differences, 90% of us feel very similar on 90% of the issues. if we could get past the anger and the vitriol, we could find some common ground.
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waters, the president does not help either, the same way he tries to up the rhetoric. every party has folks that will do some things that are over the top. both parties will do that. on fox news, they will say the democrats, and on msnbc they say the republicans. many of us are just trying to find our way to try and solve problems. at is what we need the american people to be focused on. we need the american people see that is what their elected officials are doing. host: i have to ask you about the travel ban being uphel the supreme court. guest: i do not agree with the decision, but that is the supreme court of the united states of america and the system we have. i think it was clearly demonstrated in the lower courts that the president was targeting muslims, and that is not american. but that is now the law of the land. we have real challenges. we have so many of these hot
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button issues these days, you are bouncing around from here to there and you never get to focus on solving this one or that one. we are bouncing around on all ese different things. the always talk about pickpocket. whenuy bumps into you and you're getting jostled, the other guy picks your pocket. while we are all getting excited about this and that, we saw dramatic changes in our tax code that are not going to be shared with all the people in america. let's be conscious of what is going on. let's try to figure out how to take the temperature down. the ministration is doing, is agree with some things as well. let's find out where we can find common ground and move forward. host: tom souzzi of new york, thank you for your time. it is open phones until 10:00. (202) 748-8001 four republicans, democrats (202) 748-8000,
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independents (202) 748-8002. and we watch the supreme court as well. a couple of opinions could be coming out today by 10:00. this is "washington journal." we will be right back. ♪ this past week, with the help of our cable partner gci, the c-span bus travel to juneau, alaska. capitals tour,50 the bus continued its trip across alaska to fairbanks. >> c-span programming ia for alaska. it is the only way to see our delegation hard at work in washington. foris probably very c-span number of reasons, especially for their emphasis on education. for lesson plans and handouts to timely teachable videos and educator conferences, the c-span
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classroom program offers semi resources to teachers and adds a great deal of value to today's classrooms. thank you for bringing your awesome bust of fairbanks. the tour of that was incredible. i heard stories of driving up the alcan from the folks that brought the bus and the things they saw on the way to alaska. a nice trip from what i heard. i've driven it a few times myself and it is an awesome trip and we are so glad your bus came here and using it as a tool to bring fairbanks nationwide. >> what i appreciate about c-span, it is 40 years old, it is much easier than me -- it is much older than me. that is a joke. what i appreciate about c-span is it is not partisan. you watch the sparring that takes place. you watch your delegations talk. it is extremely informative and very educational. on thethe best things bus, and i'm a tech geek, i hope they take me with them on the
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tour, but if you go and you look at the video screens, they are interactive. people can learn and kids can learn about government. government does not have to be a bad word. us july 21 ofjoin july 22 when will feature our visit to alaska. watch alaska weekend on c-span, c-span.org or listen with the free c-span radio app. "washington journal" continues. host: two opinions are due from the supreme court. after that, the term officially ends. one of those opinions will take a look at the future of public service unions. mark janis will be joining our program friday from 8:00 to 8:30 to talk about the case and whatever comes out of it. stay tuned for that. if you go our website at
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c-span.org, we have archived many of the oral arguments from this term, cases we have talked about at length on this program. if you want to hear those oral arguments for yourself, c-span.org is the way to do that. just a couple of the papers this morning. this is the inland valley daily bulletin. supreme court oks travel ban. the miami hera alonghe same lines. a picture of franklin park, new jersey. this is the hartford current. travel ban sticks. a photo by getty images. this is of does go demonstrators about protesters gathering outside the court. the "i was citizens pressed citizens" justice oks travel bans. you can talk about that in open phones and any other topics that
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have come up, until 10:00 when the house comes in. arlington, texas, independent line. hello. caller: thanks to c-span. wanto talk about garnd connor who got the medal of honor yesterday. terrific guy, unbelievable courage. i also want to mention the fact that this is ross perot's birthday. i wished president trump give him the presidential medal of freedom like george bush did for brian lamb. host: what is it about ross perot you admire most? caller: he is a true patriot. he talked about the tough issues in 1992 and 1996. he talked about the debt and the deficit and all of the things the policis will not come close to. he is a patriot. and it isears old
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time to do something in his honor. thank you. host: let's go to ray in shenandoah junction, democrats line. good morning. caller: i just want to make some about the new york sewer rat, trump. he does whatever he wants. stupid republicans keep on brown kissing.ass- it is discussing. the judge has ruled with some sense that he has to reunite these kids with their parents. i am sure he will object to that. he is a typical new york sewer rat. that is all he is. the president in fargo, north dakota for a rally.
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stay tuned to c-span. mike pompeo will likely be asked about the travel ban. you can see that on c-span.org if you want00 -- to go and participate in the open phones, it is 202 -- it is (202) 748-8001 four republicans, (202) 748-8000 for democrats and (202) 748-8002 for independents. caller: how're you doing? --t: i want to ask somebody caller: i've been falling politics since 1960. i'm fairly well read. i have a fairly good range of reading material. in all of the years i've been falling politics, i must say
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i've never seen such hatred and such bias slanted coverage on a president that i have seen the press and the media giving to president trump. i also must say that he has far exceeded my expectations as a president. i am pleasantly surprised on what he has been doing. i wanted to ask your gas -- your guest, is there anything president trump would ever want to get past that a democrat would actually vote for? i'm of the opinion that if president trump came up with a cure for cancer, it still would not be a democratic vote. i find this disturbing. i did not vote for president obama, but i supported him. i did not wish any ill on or any bad things on his family. he was my president and i supported him. i voted for, when gore and lieberman against president bush, and that 1.i
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voted for president bush. i've never wished ill will on president. i am 69 years old. it is bothering me tremendously about the hatred i see thrown at this president. i was just don't ask your guests that. anyway, i like listening to c-span, i enjoy it, and that was my comment. thank you. host: and in west palm beach florida. the new york times with a profile of the winner of that primary, alexandria ocasio-cortez. she has never held elected office, she is still paying off her student loans. women like me are not supposed to run from office, she says in a campaign video. they certainly were not supposed upset, but in a stunning alexandria ocasio-cortez, a bronx born community organizer and member of the democratic
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socialists of america defeated joe crowley, a 19 year incumbent and queen's political all worked to a not faced a primary challenge in4 years. she referenced a campaign ad that was online. here is a bit of her campaign ad. [video clip] >> it is time we knowledge that not all democrats are the same. democrats to take corporate foreclosure, does not live here, drink water or breathe our air cannot possibly represent us. with the bronx and -- what the bronx and queens need is medicare for all, tuition free public college, a federal jobs guarantee, prison reform, we can do it now. it does not take 100 years to do this. it takes political courage. a new york for the many as possible. it is time for one of us. vote for alexandria ocasio-cortez on june 26.
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host: that is a bit of her campaign ad. it was joseph crowley, the incumbent, who lost. he went before camasesterday to talk about defeat, said nice things about her and support for her. he also went on to dedicate a song, "warned to run -- born to run." here is a bit of joseph crowley performing. [video clip] out on the streets of a runaway american dream. at night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines. nine,om pages on highway chrome wheel, fuel injected, stepping out over the line. maybe this town rips the bones
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from your back, it is a death trap, it is the suicide rap. we have to get out while we are young. tramps like us, baby, we were born to run. ♪ host: that is joseph crowley from that rally yesterday. pledging to support his vector. you can find that online if you want to see the whole thing. lakeland, florida, republican line. caller: thanks to c-span, it is a wonderful thing for our democracy. to propose that republicans want to join the democrats to rein in president trump, it is the moose herder republican agenda. we have to give credit to melania trump as a potential ally. that coat was a message to president trump.
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we all have to realize, do not hold it against her. she is with us. i want all these people who are showing rudeness to trump officials to use a gesture of a thumbs down. .e cannot be mean moose herder republicans and democrats our allies, give a thumbs down whenever you feel against something. do not be rude. the other thing is, people can call in to c-span as i did on may 23 when they asked for republicans to give suggestions to leaders in congress and republicans. i may my statement and i got it published in my local paper. it is on the public record. what is the significance behind the term moose herder? caller:hat is to give honor to teddy roosevelt and his approach to the republican party and how the republican party should deal with united states? host: let's go to texas,
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independent line. caller: i was going to comment about the testimony. host: closed door before congress. go ahead. caller: i hope that finally the american media can step up after this testimony is given to show that this deep state narrative that is being pushed by certain networks and gained a foothold thehe conspiracy theory on internet, this is dangerous and ,his weakens us as a country this strife that president trump formulates by calling the democrats and the media the enemy of the people. this is weakening us as a nation and i feel that despite the absoluteand the cultlike ati f this man, he has made us weaker as a nation. him of the media has called to task for anything, whether
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promoting the obama birther conspiracy or his claims that the coast guard rescued thousands of people who went out to watch the hurricanes in houston. i am from houston. nobody was watching the hurricanes. we were doing the job the federal government should have done. appearingr struck close door to talk to legislatures. one of the things they'll be open to the public is the confirmation hearing for robert wilke, president trump's nominee to head the veteran affairs department. ,ou can see that on c-span3 c-span.org, and our c-span radio app you beat starting at 2:30 in the afternoon. patrice in oklahoma, democrats line. i just wanted to say this trump administration is a disgrace and i agree with the guy that just called from texas. .onald trump is a big baby he cries about everything,
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everything everybody else does, but he don't stand up for what he does. for eight years we have listen to him crying about obama. he can kiss our butts. host: johnny from dallas, texas is next, independent line. caller: i've been listening to you all for the last two or three years. i do not know what donald trump ,s -- i think he has done good but what does he consider an american? do you have to be white? americans are any color, from any race. host: that is johnny in dallas, texas. times" reporting that the judge overseeing the investigation of michael cohen saying the painstaking
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organization -- examination of documents seized from michael cohen must be finished by next week. for years, the trump organization has been working with the court appointed arbiter to determine how many of these materials are protected by attorney-client privileges. this will determine how much of the season -- including hush money payments made to women who said they had affairs with mr. trump. lawyers for the trump organization asked the judge to give them until july 11 to finish the review, saying they just received new material, among them a number of audio files of a lawyer from the case saying that mr. cohen often reported his business conversations. the measure -- the mention of the audio files was the clearest sign yet that michael cohen did make recordings. more of that from the new york times. from texas we will hear from
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suzanne, republican line. caller: i just wanted to agree with the dude from florida, the bull moose republicans. a good thumbs down will work great you have to be nice. i guess we did not need that clean air and water like nixon said and we do not need those parks like teddy roosevelt said, they must be rolling in their graves. host: harley davidson in the news in a story in the "washington times." the president saying harley davidson is using tariffs as an excuse and i do not like that because i' bn ry good to harley davidson. i think that people who ride harleys are not happy with harley davidson and i would not be either. moveompany said it would some of its operations to europe. due to the eu raising tariffs on its motorcycles, our retaliation on trump tariffs on eu aluminum and steel. investors are worried about the
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impact of more u.s. tariffs. mr. trump said the economy is strong enough to withstand a temporary trade war with countries such as china, canada, and mexico. if you go to the front page of the wall street journal" president is considering an easing of an approach to china, particularly suggesting he would scrap those plans for new restrictions on chinese investment. he would rely on existing tools some of his advisers have deemed inadequate. more on that in the "wall street journal" this morning. rick in florida, independent line. i am calling regarding the congressman you had on. i would like to agree with him, basically, that people are not showing up to vote. you have people who are in
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elected office polarized to one end or the other, whether they are nservative or they are libel in their biefs. , paying any attention to the people in the middle. i think it is the politicians fault, it is not the people's fault. they are i it to get elected. thinking, their self interest before the people's interest. i am an equal opportunity hat discourse,he civil you just had four callers call in and accuse our president of being a scumbag. accused our military of trading muslim people -- of treating muslim people like they are hitler. i do not believe any muslims in
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guantanamo have been shot in the head or burned in ovens. they are treated quiteicely. i believe we are as safe now, especially with this deal with north korea going through, no missiles are flying, how can we be less safe? i think people ought to think about what is going on in the d whcoun is going on with our politicians. host: that is written in florida on this open phone. again, the supreme court quiet so far over the last few days. many protesters. two opinions left, one dealing with water lights -- water rights and the other with public unions. mark janis will be on our program friday morning to deliver his thoughts on the court opinion. the travel ban being upheld yesterday in a 5-4 decision. if you want to hear the
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arguments that were made in that case, go to our website at c-span.org. these cases are all archived at our website. you can hear audio directly from the court. we put pictures in front of it. the court will not allow cameras. you can find out more at our website at c-span.org. also, if you're interested in larger issues, i invite you to go to the website for our landmark cases series. these are looking at a series of cases over two seasons that were deliberated at the court, the decisions made, and have impact today. one of those cases also directly deals with yesterday's decision on the travel ban. we devoted an entire program to that in our landmark cases series. if you want to find out more and get a look at the case, c-span.org is where you do that. host: new york is next. john on our republican line. john, go ahead. caller: thanks for taking my call.
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i am a disabled american veterans and i'd written the in regards topril his meeting with kim jong-un. one of the topics i asked him to look into was the return of the remains of over 9000 american soldiers, sailors, airmen, and coast guard left in north korea for 70 years. our country has dropped the ball in this over 11 administrations. we know where those men are buried. are odecf th pow camps. my uncle is one of those men, he was a fighter pilot. souzzi was on earlier, he graduated with tom's father in 1942. he was lost august 18, 1951. maybe the country would like to talk about this topic. i know the first convoy he has gone in over the weekend at a
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remarkable event, over 20 trucks going into north korea with coffins that now will be filled with the remains of our heroes. a nation now, free, as result of what these men did. for us to allow 70 years and not do anything about it, and here we have a president to acted. host: that is john from new york. it's good wendy in pennsylvania, democrats line. caller: i wanted to comment on that if the democrats would agree to everything mr. wants ine -- mr. trump his immigratiobill, he would still not agree to it. he would never accept anything they want to agree with because he has to have that fight for his base. host: in the new york times, a story out of montgomery, alabama , the signing of rosa parks
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arrest warrant, among other things. the story says the report documents and other official involved other ople who participated the montgomery bus boycott. the papers are part of what officials believe is the largest paper from the boycott, discovered by a courthouse in turn, now on loan. they'll be made public online this summer. that is in the "new york times" this morning. host: the house of representatives is just about to come in, see of 30 seconds make your statement. go ahead. caller: hello? host: go ahead, you're on. caller: i am from north carolina, my name is molly. i agree with trump that the immigrants is coming into the united states, they are running
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across the land. they are not going to obey our roles. they done broke them when they crossed. host: that is the last comment we will take on this day. the house of representatives comes into session now. we take you to them. thpeker pempothe housl be in or the chrays befo e hose a coicion from the ea. the erk: the seas rooms, washington, d.c. june, byppoihe honor harolders tct as sak pro teore on thi dsignd,l d. sak f the us reprentatis. pursuant t r ofe , 2018, the members from lists submitted by th

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