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>> thousands of marchers rally against president trump's immigration policies. including in washington d.c. and new york city. this as president trump praises the work that ice is doing to enforce immigration laws. and his picks for retired supreme court justice anthony kennedy. >> as america celebrates 242 years since declaring its independence this july 4th, we're spending the holiday weekend in traverse city, michigan, where we'll get the
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pulse of the nation live from the national cherry festival. as we await the navy blue angels, welcome to a special edition of america's news headquarters from the shores of lake michigan. liz, i know you wish you were here. i'm leland vittert. i do, that back drop is beautiful. happy early fourth of july. i'm sure you had a nice team meeting the folks there. thanks for a busy saturday. president trump sending a message of support for immigration authorities at the border while also pointing the finger at democrats for their criticism of ice. ellis ellison barber is bedminster where the president is spending the weekend it has an annual budget of $6 billion, according
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to ice, that primarily goes to three areas, homeland security investigation, office of principal legal advisor and enforcement and removal operations on the left, as you said, there are growing calls now to get rid of the agency some say they have overstepped, they're more focused on two-year-olds instead of terrorists and terrorizing immigrant communities at large. and president trump addressed some criticisms, tweeting in part to the great and brave men and women of ice, do not worry or lose your spirit. you're doing a fantastic job of keeping us staff by eradicating the worst criminal elements and the radical left dems want you out and next it's zero chance, it will never happen. in an interview set to air tomorrow on sunday morning futures, fox's maria bartiromo looked at ice. >> a 20-year-old socialist who beat out joe crowley says
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abolish ice, and christian gillibrant saying abolish ice. >> i hope they're thinking about it, they're going to get beaten so badly. these guys take ms-13 and take them out because they're much tougher than ms 13, like by a factor of ten. if you get rid of ice you'll be afraid to walk out of your house. and i love the issue that they're actually going to do that. >> in recent weeks, officials separated at least 2300 children from their parents after allegedly crossing into the u.s. illegally at the southern border, the result of the administration's so-called zero policy, zero tolerance initiative. as of june 23rd, the administration said just over 500 children were reunited with their families and a federal judge in california ordered the government to reunite separated families within 30 days, within 14 days for children under the age of 5. at this point, liz, it's not
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exactly clear how the administration plans to comply with the judge's time line when it comes to reunification process. >> yes, a lot of unknowns. ellison, thank you so much. you can catch more of maria bartiromo's exclusive interview with president trump on sunday morning futures. and a couple of stories we're watching and leland from michigan and here from washington d.c. are the rallies across the united states. this we're looking right here is new york city, obviously, we have shown you before, there were some marches taking place in washington d.c. there are 700 protests across all 50 states by the family coalition. this is america ferrara speaking now in washington d.c. and we saw alicia keyes, and then more headliners, but this is in response to a lot of the photographs, a lot of the stories that we're seeing out of
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the border. as you know, there have been families who have been separated and there's been a big call to get the families reunited and we know that president trump signed the executive order on june 20th to end the practice of separating the families. i think right now, leland, the question is next. how are the families going to be reunified and depending how old the children are or each situation, with each family, not only how do we reunite them and do they stay detained at this point and what does that look like? so, we see these marches, yes-- >> we've definitely seen the administration sort of trying to figure this one out as they go, and obviously, the president and his advisors did not expect the backlash that happened when those images started coming out. noteworthy to take a second and look at the optics here. according to the families belong together march committee, they're asking everyone there to
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wear white although they expect some folks to cover themselves in foil blankets and that's meant to resemble those pictures that we saw coming out of some of the detention facilities, both before and after the trump administration began. now, live pictures from bedminster, new jersey. the president is spending his weekend there at his club in bedminster. and you can see some folks have lined the highways there. unclear whether president trump will or will not see these posters. one of the real rallying cries that we keep hearing from these protesters is #endice, which is end the immigrations and customs enforcement agency which is charged with so much of this enforcement and, liz, we have been hearing from so many republicans, including the president himself, saying, boy, i hope they keep saying that because he'd use that cry by so
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many democrats as something that will rally the base. >> oh, absolutely. we talk about new york and we talk about cortez, one of her main stump speeches before and after she won that promissory was abolish ice and we're starting to see it ripple across a sector of the democratic party and we're wondering if that's sort of matching, you know, a gop argument of build the wall and where the two arguments are clashing and you see the groups of people. you see hundreds of thousands of people who are protesting and you're wondering right now, also, what sort of the democratic establishment is thinking when they see people holding up signs, abolish ice. what does that look like exactly? >> well, what does it look like in some very liberal states where we're seeing the primary fight for democrats take a much more progressive bent. what does it also look like, this is fort worth texas with
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the democratic push in swing states, michigan being one of them. with that we when in the nomination here on the shores of lake michigan. this brings up an important point. you travel the state and talk to fol folks. >> people are tired of the bull crap. and the president signed an executive order and we need to continue on that and we must defund sanctuary cities. congress must make a low.
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leland: and i've talked to farmers here in traverse city, the cherry capital of the world. and they can't find workers on their cherry farm. and they say that their business, their livelihood with congress finding a solution. why will it be different. >> that's the fallacy being pushed. because the republicans are in both houses that they can run rough shod over the opposition position. debby stabenow needs to step up. she's campaigning on her own ineptitude. this is region today is celebrating a crop that may not be here if debby stabenow is reelected. we have to make sure that people are working here, and work ethic to help farmers here. go to my website, john james senate, go to day 62, you talk
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about defunding sanctuary cities and securing our borders. leland: debby stabenow is in the united states senate and will speak about that issue. how confident are you that in the president's words if the democrats keep running on abolish ice and ice platform, it will be helpful for republicans come november. >> democrats have a history of running issue to issue. debby stabenow is running on campaign issues from long ago, she's talking about the soo locks and she's not focusing on where we get talent and labor that we need the most. and making sure we're doing the right things the right way. one of the big questions here in michigan has been the president's tariffs. it's something that's controversial in addition to some of the issues of immigration.
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general motors now saying essentially, hey, look, if these tariffs and this trade war begin, it's going to be bad for general motors. there was a time when what's good for general motors is good for america. are you able to stand up for the president when you need to? >> i swore an oath. and on behalf of the workers in the state of michigan. being able to work with our president and make sure that we put michigan first, and that's very, very important. our president is advocating for americans, manufacturing and farmers the way that no other administration was. our president keeps his promisesen when you take a look at cherry capital of the world suffering because our president is standing up to the eu and debby stabenow let eu dump tart cherries here and we must make sure to put america first. leland: we'll talk to cherry farmers and get to the issues in turkey that we're talking about now. and going forward with this campaign, you've got about a
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month and a half until the primary and things continue to deinvolve in the civility of american politics, we can all agree on that. big question here, are things as bad as an outside observer would look down on america and specifically on michigan and say, because of how divisive our rhetoric is, as we look out on lake michigan, wait for the blue angels, things are good. >> it's gorgeous here, but too many places in this state that are suffering. urban and rural areas and i'm running because i have a passion for service, my core values, faith and family, god and country before self. and we can't send millionaires to washington who don't have the character to lead effectively. we need somebody like me, who has a proven leadership in combat and business, somebody with courage, imagination and ability to lead who will work and make sure that we support our president's agenda and defund sanctuary cities and make sure to move forward in the best good of our republic. leland: mr. james, appreciate you being here. we'll have you back before the primary to talk about it again.
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enjoy your weekend. >> you as well. leland: all the best. elizabeth: as much as the country begins to celebrate the fourth of july. thousands of starting holiday in streets braving record temperatures to protest to end fami family separation at the border. garrett tenney joins us outside the white house in washington d.c. hi, what do you see? >> liz, there are thousands of people in lafayette square. one of more than 700 marches taking place across the country. organizers expect as many as 50,000 or more to show up for the demonstration, they're here for three reasons. they're protesting the trump administration to end the separation of families and want families not to be detained together and want an end to the zero tolerance policy. now, as we've discussed, president trump signed an executive order a few weeks ago ending the separation of families and organizers and marchers here feel that that is a win for them.
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and they want to keep the pressure on the administration to make sure that they continue to follow through with that, and that the families will be reunited. now, the families, a lot of folks out here brought their kids to show how important families are in this separation of families. they say is inhumane and they want the administration to take steps to rectify that. now, marchers, they don't believe that these reunifications are happening fast enough. more than 2000 children are still separated and lawmakers, democratic lawmakers and marchers today say these aren't happening fast enough and the administration needs to pick this pace up. >> it's really disheartening to see such brutal treatment particularly of children on the border. being a mother myself and a mother to a child roots in latin america, it's hard to think of that happening with my family. >> and your-- make a statement and don't let our representatives forget that
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people who have enough energy to come out and demonstrate are certainly going to go to the polls. leland: as you heard that last marcher say, this is going to be a motivating issue for the midterm elections for a lot of folks out here today, chants of vote them out is what we've heard throughout the morning so far here, liz. elizabeth: and at the top of your hit, if i'm not mistaken, 700 sister rallies planned in a you will 50 states and there were rallies planned outside of ice facilities and i'm curious as to what you're hearing on the ground, if a lot of people are starting to support this hash tag to abolish ice? are you hearing that? is that where the blame is placed? >> we've seen signed shirts and people calling to abolish ice. and as the march as a whole, that's not part of the official platform, but here on the ground, the folks actually taking part. that's an issue that a lot of
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folks are talking about looking to apbolish ice and move on. and other folks i talked to say that's not necessarily what they're pushing for, they just want to see a more humane policy and more humane rhetoric coming from the administration. >> all right. garrett tenney, good work out there and we'll check with you soon as it develops. the immigration debate is developing in texas and the migrant detention facilities are at the center of this. our own casey stegall is live in el paso with the latest. hi, casey. >> hey, elizabeth. right behind me is the international border crossing, one here in el paso and taking you right into juarez, mexico. on the other side of us, we want to show you live pictures now of a gathering of people at the international crossing bridge where this is also part of the
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rallies taking part across the country and just saw garrett tenney attending and gillian at the top of the show. right now in el paso we've got a crowd of about 100 protesters or so, they marched through the streets of downtown el paso this morning and they made their way to one of the international border crossings here. this is part of the families belong together and free event, a grass roots movement, organizing dozens across the country. local clergy and civil rights advocates among some of the speakers. the president saying, people would be afraid to walk outside of their houses in this country if ice were abolished, but that's what many still here are calling for as you heard, the same rallying cry here at the border as you've heard in so many other places. and we talk about those logistical plans being in the works to reunite the more than
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2000 children who were separated from their parents or family at the border, that is in response, of course, to the federal judges injunction ordering the reunification, but that same federal judge also ordered that future separations must end and that family units are to be kept together if they are apprehended at the border. remember, it does not throw out the zero tolerance policy and neither does president trump's executive order. it again specifies that the family units are to remain together and not to be split up. as you know, elizabeth, multiple challenges are making their way through the court system in this country federally, at the state level, trying to stop what's happening down here at the border. back to you. >> all right, casey stegall with the latest and of course, we'll check back with you, casey, as well. thank you so much. >> got it.
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>> well, whether you are protesting or whether you are enjoying the beginning of your july 4th holiday on the beach, as so many are in traverse city, and around the country, you are encountering record heat. temperatures in many places expected to pass 100 degrees, record heat in new york, in d.c., in chicago, as well and those temperatures will continue into next week. you can see the current temperature map courtesy of adam klotz, our meteorologist on standby in new york. the national weather service tweeting a reminder on friday for people that can die from the heat, related deaths each year, more than any other weather hazard and urge people to keep cool and stay hydrated in this heat and obviously, liz, heat waves like this bring back memories from the 1995 heatwave,
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fears that things could be just that bad. nicely here in traverse city, we have lake michigan to cool off in as so many are. but you get a sense as you watch people walking around like festivals like these all over the country that certainly, law enforcement here and the paramedics have definitely brought up their game in trying to hand out water bottles and keep people hydrated in this. >> and you have to think if we're seeing hundreds of thousands of protesters out around the country, you have to think of people keeping themselves hydrated because it's an intense debate and people feel passionate and they're showing up. we'll be covering it for the rest of our show coming up. we'll bring you the latest from rally across the country opposing president trump's immigration policies. plus much more from traverse city, michigan. leland: it's going to be great. we'll take you down to the city's vibrant main street and talk to small business owners about the state of the economy and how they manage to find common ground between deep blue
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>> president trump says he will
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announce a nomination to replace the supreme court justice anthony kennedy on july 9th. as the president mulls potential replacements he says perhaps two women are on the short list of potential justices. joining me now supreme court reporter, greg, thank you for joining us. i want to gauge because there's so much i want to talk about. i'll put up 25 names and initially neil gorsuch was on that, it's down from 26 to 25. and i imagine the president is looking at a list half this size. >> in fact, he said five people. maybe a few more than that. i've been told that the primary focus are on five people, judge kemp -- they're all federal appeals court judges now and a couple of them actually appointed by president trump to the seats
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that now fill. elizabeth: and kepledge use today clerk for judge kennedy. >> as did judge cavanaugh. and cavanaugh was at the white house when judge gorsuch was sworn in. he's a favorite of judge kennedy. and the judge keplets is in michigan and highly thought of among the federal society and heritage foundation and both would be, you know, clearly conservative justices. >> if you're the president of the united states and you're trying to fill the role of justice kennedy, a very dynamic figure. this is a man who, like you had said, conservative at times would make decisions, let's say on gay rights and other issues, so i'm curious, when you're interviewing, what are you looking for in this candidate and do you want to fill his role or just have a conservative justice? >> it doesn't sound like the
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president wants another justice kennedy. he said he's going to appoint pro-life justices and justice kennedy supported roe vs wade to uphold it. and he, the president has talked about wanting another antonin scalia and proud of the neil gorsuch appointment. those are more conservative figures on the court. the role that kennedy filled as at swing justice, this time with the conservatives a lot. and other times has gone with the liberals. i don't know if the new justice will fill that. it may be that chief justice roberts becomes the privatal figure on court so that would shift to the right. >> unfortunately, we're getting the wrap because we have so many other news today. the landscape of the court is going to be completely different than it was? >> completely different. we'll talk about roe vs wade will it be overturned? affirmative action be abolished? a different supreme court. elizabeth: we may have the names narrowed down more and we may have you back next weekend. thank you for joining us.
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>> thanks. elizabeth: really appreciate it. leland. leland: talking to politicians -- there are few prouder americans in the country than the owners of small businesses, but so many main streets across the country have been decimated. just ask politicians on both sides. who will tell you that's something that we want to focus on of the traverse city the exception to the rule, not just the tourist, but locals as well continue to come through the doors and support local businesses. one local shoe salesman we caught up with talked to us about how his business is faring and how the president's tax cuts are still impacting his bottom line. >> this is a town that's got a meijer's, a sam's club, a costco, what keeps you in business? >> it's the most beautiful town there is. the water, the river, great merchants and people are
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dedicated to this town and with a dda, downtown development authority and we have a downtown traverse city association. people come from bigger cities and they have all of that. they don't have what we have in downtown from where they're at. leland: traverse city is in unique in the political climate. a dark red, sort of liberal enclave in traverse city, and how too people react? >> people are here to relax, that's what traverse city syou come here and relax, don't bring your politics and all that, and you know, everybody could be civil if you just talk it out. leland: it seems as though the people in washington could learn a little from traverse city? >> that would be nice. leland: we keep hearing from the administration that they're focused on small businesses, small businesses, small businesses and that's where the tax cuts have an affect. have you felt that? >> we will absolutely, and then with the new supreme court
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ruling on the internet tax, but now the states have to buy into that, also, and i think once they see the moneys that are there that they can collect, they will do it. leland: how will the new supreme court ruling affect you guys? >> well, we do have a law in michigan now, but it's going to have to be reworked again, and so, everybody's going to be on the same playing field, everybody's going to pay the same tax for the state, you're ordering from. leland: what does the tax cuts mean for you and for your employees for that matter? >> well, we can reinvest. we can pay more for my-- pay the employees more money and i believe in that. you get what you pay for and i believe in paying the employees, you know, what they should be paid. leland: so there's a big difference now? >> oh, yeah. leland: a little bit later in the show, we're going to catch up with a local city council member, a very deep blue city
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council member. at that, it will surprise you, liz, what she has to say, especially about where she wants to work with the trump administration to keep traverse city growing. that in a minute. awesome, great work, i appreciate some great stories you're getting down there. ahead, action on the immigration, it's stalled in congress. our panel will weigh in on the next steps in the debate.
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from texas and new york to the epicenter at washington d.c. and some people wearing white shirts and wrapped in foil blankets, because of iconic pictures of teenagers and mothers wrapped up in foil blankets. they're protesting an end to the zero tolerance policies and protesting the separation of children and families and obviously, they want to end detention. the debate over immigration is eating up -- heating up and we're watching this on the president's immigration policy. the president is trying to unite them, and we saw his orders. the congress is at impasse, no comprehensive immigration plan is in place. let's bring in our panel to discuss the fallout over the immigration debate. and cliff from young american liberties and jose artist--
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i practiced it and never guarantee i can get it right. and thank you for your patience and patience with my pronunciation. on one hand we're seeing the protests take place across the united states and see the administration sort of walk back some moves that have been made. cliff, i want to start with you. what's next for the administration and what do they have to do next? >> i want to praise president trump for taking the step to actually get the families back together. i think we have to realize that immigrants are people, not to quote mitt romney with corporations, but they are people. and i think that republicans and especially the majority in congress, they need to realize there's got to be a way to come together and have a real dialog and debate about real immigration reform, but right now i see both sides and it's just coming to the table for political reasons and i mean that. i don't think there's a real debate and i think the protests are just going to grow and it's
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going to become something where the desire for debate needs to happen and glad to see trump taking the first step and saying, look, these are serious, serious situations and we need real conversations to fix it. >> when we talk about politics, there are children who don't have their mothers right now, thousands, right? >> thousands. let me bring up one point and put the fact out on the table with respect to my friend cliff here. there are still over 2000 children who are celebrated and there's to give to the president. he manufactured this crisis. we don't have to do that. there's no law in place we have to separate families. the executive order that the president signed a few weeks ago does not give awes plan forward or how we're going to reunite 2000 families so this is why we're marching today in washington and across the country. elizabeth: some will say, they're following the law. if they didn't come to the border, if they didn't break the law their families wouldn't be surprised. you and i talked, and i want to
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play devil's advocate and everybody brings up president obama and his stance. look at 2014 crisis. the president went to mexico and said we have a crisis and surge of unaccompanied children. they weren't necessarily tackled head on. a lot went back to mexico and tried to come back. >> looking at what president obama did in 2014, look, part of this whole issue is this, at least we didn't have under president obama. waste following the law. president obama deported hundreds and thousands and thousands of people. elizabeth: yes. >> and i understand that, but he was trying to do it in a humane way. in the things that he could control, like what, like implementing the executive orders of daca, not having a zero tolerance policy on the border and now what? allowing the people to at least have a hearing to see if they apply for asylum. he was trying to do it in a humane way while at the same time executing the laws of the united states. elizabeth: and i want cliff to respond, not humane, but what had worked in the past?
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>> right, but see, this is my problem with all due respect with the rhetoric of the left versus the action. right, so, it's-- for some reason the left gives a pass or did give a pass to obama and they did the same thing, not just on immigration, but war, and i won't jump to another subject. but he bombed countries and for years, nothing was said about that, but the rhetoric was, oh, but he's a peace candidate. the same on immigration, they're getting him a pass, he talked about it and friendly and wanted us to have the conversation and showed compassion and i appreciate the compassion, but it's the actions that they take. the problem with washington d.c., it's all rhetoric and no action. elizabeth: jose, you have the last word, 20 seconds. i'm sorry. >> you ought to remember that president obama was not a-- he needed congress to act. in 2013 the senate passed a
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comprehensive bill and who reject it had? the republican. and now he is the president so he should try to push whatever he wants forward so the rhetoric that you implement that you say matters a lot. this is why when the president-- president obama was president at least the democrats-- he was trying to unite people. and the rhetoric from president obama, he was a candidate, he wasn't president and he said that mexicans were gangsters and-- >> we can talk about that. >> and rapists, and that sort of thing. we can talk about that. unfortunately the wrap in my ear, but since we have the rallies that we're keeping an eye on. and gentlemen, i appreciate your debate and don't suspect it's going away soon. thank you so much. appreciate it. >> it's known as the cherry capital of the world, but some cherry growers are concerned the new tariffs will hurt their bottom line. leland caught up with one farmer who talked tariffs.
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>> welcome back to traverse city, michigan, and the shores of lake michigan. we are awaiting the navy blue angels to begin their show. meantime, president trump is at his club in bedminster, new jersey, interviewing possible supreme court nominees to replace justice kennedy. with that, we bring in law professor justin walker. justin clerked for justice kennedy and justice cavanaugh, one on the short list. appreciate it.
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compare and contrast, if judge cavanaugh becomes justice cavanaugh, how does the court differ. >> judge cavanaugh is lot like justice alito and justice scalia. he has been a warrior, for conservative principles on the issues they care about if he were on the supreme court. leland: the difference is, justice kennedy went wobbly from where true conservatives wanted him to be? >> i wasn't saying that. i think that justice kennedy was a mentor to me, a boss to me, i have great re inspect for justice kennedy and gratitude for justice kennedy. and judge cavanaugh as well. if you look at judge cavanaugh's 300 opinions and the 11 times he's dissented on the principles
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that the supreme court vindicated you see a record ago long as justice alito and justice scalia was on justice and liberty in particular. leland: your respect for both men certainly comes through as we watch on screen left some of the these immigration rallies. looking forward and we combine these were the interview that president trump is having, where does he look on immigration? what are the immigration issues that could be coming before the court that the new justice will have to decide on? >> you know, if by any chance president trump is watching i would encourage him to look at an opinion judge cavanaugh wrote whether undocumented workers should be allowed to vote in the union elections. judge cavanaugh said they should not be allowed to vote. on issue after issue, 300 times out of 300 times, every opinion that judge cavanaugh has written suggests a strong kind of fighting for the constitution
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and for conservative principles. leland: justin, we sure appreciate you being with us and sharing your insights, certainly, as had go on before president trump's pick and maybe after we'll have you discuss it. thank you, sir, something that's discussed a lot here in michigan when you talk about politics with people is their anticipation of president trump's pick that should come, he says, before he heads out of the country. stay tuned, of course, for more on this very special edition of america's news headquarters, as we continue from here in traverse city. we speak with a third generation fruit farmer on how the tariffs will impact his business's bottom line and what he wants president trump to do to protect traverse city's cherries. [music playing] [beep] [beep] [beep] our members shop a little differently.
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>> welcome back to traverse city, michigan. you can see the hundreds, if not thousands of boats that have anchored to get ready for the blue angels on what is a picture perfect proud american weekend, getting ready before the fourth of july. some of the hundreds of thousands of people that will come through traverse city are tourists. the locals here call them fudgies because of all the fudge
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they buy. we caught up with the staff at t the legendary doug murdick's fudge shop. they've been making it the same way over five decades. >> so many downtown in america have died and traverse city has wal-mart's, sam's club and a costco now. why is downtown traverse city surviving and flourishing? >> well why has it been survived and flourishing? they've promoted it a lot, the cherry industry and the cherry festival. we have winter festivals. we have a film festival now, a lot they've done to improve downtown. doug is my dad and he started with six flavors in 1964 and black cherry was one of them to promote traverse city and cherries. leland: what's it taken to keep family business going for 60 years? that's unusual. >> i don't know. we all love each other and you know, we get along real well.
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leland: these are all michigan cherries, right? no turkish cherries. >> no, those are from lake leelanau. leland: i would say lake leelanau cherries are the best. i might be biased. you will be able to taste some without being a fudgy yourself. and you might hear the roar behind us and that's the blue angels fa-18's warming up for the air show icht i thought throughout your sort piece was the authenticitieauthenticities we may get a wal-mart or a costco, but there's something authentic about that downtown strip that we've been seeing and some of the shops. that's fantastic and thanks for sharing with us. of course, we have much more ahead from the special edition of america's news headquarters from traverse city, michigan. and coming up, marches across the country in support of immigrants are in full swing. we will have the very latest and flying the friendly skies, leland caught up with the blue
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liz: it's a day of protest. thousands of families belong
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together marchers rallying across the country today including here in washington, d.c. and new york city. this as president trump stands by the commitment to enforce immigration laws and support i.c.e. employees. leland: and we look to the skies in traverse city, michigan as the blue angels are set to perform in just the next couple of minutes here at the national cherry festival. a lot more of their aerial acrobat iics and the political acrobatics going on ahead of a major primary here in michigan. leland: welcome to hour two of a very special edition of america's news headquarters. we're in traverse city, michigan and for those of you who know michiganders, that's about here is what i've been told. liz: i like that visualization. thank you for being there.
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you're bringing us great stories. president trump is moving quickly to replace supreme court justice anthony kennedy. he'll retire at the end of july. the president says he will announce his nomination on monday, july 9th. jillian turner has all of those details. hi, jillian. >> reporter: president trump is facing one of the most consequential decisions of his entire administration. >> justice kennedy's retirement makes the issue of senate control one of the vital issues of our time. the most important thing we can do. democrats want judges who will rewrite the constitution any way they want to do it. >> reporter: he says he plans to pick someone who can serve on the bench for decades to come. but that's not stopping him from making the decision quickly. he plans to announce his pick july 9th, in time to get a senate vote on his nominee before november's midterm election.
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gop leadership is on-board with the time line. >> we should be able to work our way through the confirmation process sometime before early fall, hopefully in time for the new justice to begin the fall term of the supreme court, which is the first monday in october. >> reporter: some of the fiercest opponents are prepping for battle. >> people are rising up. donald trump is not king. no one makes it to the supreme court without going through the united states senate. and in the united states senate, everyone has a vote. >> reporter: the million dollar question now on lawmakers' minds is the landmark roe versus wade supreme court case that set precedent for legalized abortion in the united states for 45 years. conservatives hope that president trump's new appointment may give the court
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the votes needed to overturn it. even senators from the president's own party say the topic's off limits for his one on one interviews with candidates. >> you cannot ask a judge how he or she, a judge nominee, how he or she would rule on a specific case. that's inappropriate. but i do get a sense from them on whether or not they respect the president. >> reporter: democratic leaders are smarting from the events of 2016 when they claim mitch mcconnell and the republican judiciary committee stole president obama's opportunity to fill a court seat left by ant anybody skaly -- antonin scalia's passing. they say it's time to reap what they've sown. liz: the battle will be open e.
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jillian, thank you so much. leland: record heat in traverse city, michigan as the temperatures are expected to rise about 100 degrees there. live pictures in chicago, illinois, where you can see by folks putting their neat in the fountains, just how hot it is at a massive protest. there's protests like these all over the country in support of immigrants. physical therapy tweeting out -- president trump tweeting out his support for i.c.e. and immigration o officials. allison barber live in berkley heights, new jersey, where president trump is spending this weekend. we've seen protesters not too far from where you are as well. >> reporter: that's right, a lot of people are talking today and this past week about immigration. some expressing their frustration with what they see as this administration's failings when it comes to immigration policy. i.c.e. was created in 2003.
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they have an annual budget of about $6 billion. i.c.e. says that money primarily goes to three areas, a big one being enforcement and removal operations. to some, that's where i.c.e. is over-stepping. on the left there are growing calls to get rid of the agency. they say agents are targeting immigrants who by and large are not criminals and in the words of some considerate i. they say i.c.e. agents are terrorizing immigrant communities. president trump tweeted about the controversy and expressed his support for i.c.e. he wrote in part, quote, to the great and brave men and women of i.c.e., do not worry or lose your spirit. you're doing a fantastic job of keeping us safe bier rat kateing the worst -- byer ra by eradic k the worst criminal elements. >> molly: sat down with president trump and asked him about the criticisms and the
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calls to apolish ice. >> maria: a 28-year-old socialist says abolish i.c.e. more democrats are getting in line with that. >> i hope they keep thinking about it. they're going to get beaten so badly. i.c.e., these are the guys that go in and take ms-13 and they take them out because they're much tougher than ms-13, like by a factor of 10. and these are the ones -- you get rid of i.c.e., you're going to have a country that you're going to be afraid to walk out of your house. i love that issue that they're going to actually do that. >> reporter: in recent weeks officials separated at least 2300 children from their parents at the u.s./mexico border, the result of the administration's zero tolerance policy when it comes to illegal border crossings. the administration said they reunited about 520 kids with their parents as of june 23rd. a federal judge in california ordered the government to reunite separated families within 30 days for children
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under the age of 5. they say that needs to happen within 14 days. this judge in california gave a pretty specific time line. it's unclear at this point, leland, how the administration will comply with that time line when it comes to the reunification process. leland: allison barber, as the president vacations on this holiday weekend in new jersey. allison, thank you. a lot more of maria bartiromo's exclusive interview with president trump tomorrow, 10:00 a.m. eastern, sunday morning futures, something you don't want to miss. a lot more on immigration and liz, also the supreme court. liz: let's talk about the big story of the day. people across the country gathering for families belong together marchs, protesting the trump administration's separation of children from their parents at the border. brian yenis joins us live from the march in new york city. brian. >> reporter: hi, liz. people in new york city began gathering early this morning at about 10:00 a.m. and they're here at the foot of the brooklyn bridge, thousands of people
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wearing white, calling on the separated families to be reunited. if you would just pan over here, we're sort of at the end right now. all the way down the brooklyn bridge, really a remarkable number of people crossing into brooklyn. they're also gathering there later this afternoon. what they're calling for are three really big things. they're calling for the reunification of these separated families. they're cog calling for the end of -- calling for tend of the zero tolerance policy which krilcriminalizes many of the immigrants that are being detained. they're also calling for the end of family detention. we see signs that say i.c.e. trash shall-free nyc. we spoke to a couple protesters earlier. >> i would like to see the families reunited with each other. i would like to see voters across the country stand up. >> the message is that we are one people on this earth. so instead of separating ourselves through race and big
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bigotry, we can work better as one. >> reporter: this is one of 700 marches happening nationwide. this is the biggest single day of testimon demonstrations we'vn since the women's apartment it's happening in washington, d.c., chicago, denver, new york as well. we had a shocking primary in new york. she is leading the charge on calling for demolishing of i.c.e. we had kristin gi gilibrand calg for the end of i.c.e., as well as mayor bill d de blasio. they're putting together a massive movement here nationwide. liz: brian, i'd like to ask you
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a question. one of the folks that you talked to do bring up race. i'm curious as to what else you're hearing from organizers out there. we talked a lot about protesters not only gathering at 700 sister protests across 50 states but also at i.c.e. facilities. are you hearing that message, abolish i.c.e.? are you seeing race being brought into this? >> reporter: look, yes, i think the overall message here when it comes to i.c.e. is that it is being treated as a rogue organization. they believe that i.c.e. is going out and actually ripping apart families, that it is acting in a sense as an arm of the trump administration's policy which they see as one that is anti-immigrant and anti-minority. they don't see i.c.e. as an organization that is getting rid of people like ms-13 or those who have stayed here extended past their visas. they're looking at i.c.e. as an extension of what they see as a
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racist administration. this what is they've said. this is the posters that we've seen. they think that i.c.e. just wants to rip apart these families, going after hard-working men and women as opposed to just going after criminals, for instance, like ms-13. liz: when you hear lawmakers or potential lawmakers, those who are winning primaries use that same rhetoric, we're seeing that in other parts of the country as well. brian, thank you so much. appreciate it. leland? leland: boy, business, what opposed images we have across america. rallies in 70 plus cities that we have been showing you and here on the shores of lake michigan, 300 or so miles north of that big rally in chicago, the national cherry festival t. air show here just getting underway. one of the coast guard helicopters doing a rescue demonstration as we await the blue angels to come in. you can see them hoisting a rescue swimmer up into the helicopter. with that we bring in michigan
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radio host steve gruber. nice to see you. thanks for being with us. what different images we see across the country. a good view of how divided this country is or are we missing something? >> the states that care donald trump to the presidency, michigan, pennsylvania, wisconsin, this push against i.c.e. doesn't fly. you look at the poll, by hillary clinton's chief vas strategist,s 84% of americans support rounding up those who are here illegally and sending them home. donald trump's number one message was immigration, seal the border many i don't think he loses here. when you see what most people view as fringe people out there, protesting in the streets -- where do you see it? you see it in san francisco or new york or washington. you don't see it in traverse city. you don't see it in grand rapids. you don't see it in michigan or in madison or harrisburg. i think there's a divide. i think people believe in law
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and order. leland: let's drill down on the politics of this. in the 2018 midterms president trump may not be on the ballot but his policies are. the polling supports the idea that it's a referendum on the president if you will. he said in the interview with maria bartiromo that he hopes democrats keep pushing the end i.c.e., abolish i.c.e. hashtag. he feels nothing will be better to push republicans to the polls and to rally his troops. do you agree? >> i think that's right. you referenced the coast guard helicopters coming by. they're closing down coast guard stations all over the great lakes and elsewhere because of funding issues. when you talk to people in michigan or wisconsin that have a stakes in the great lakes, and the coast guard is closing down stations because resources are being sent to the southern border, not being used effectively, i think that's a key message and a good message for the president. leland: it may be a winning message for the president in
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your mind. is it a losing message for democrats to keep hitting immigration, sort of this progressive immigration idea so hard? >> i think the whole notion of we'll pick and choose the laws we want to follow, whether sanctuary cities, sanctuary states, let's ged ri get rid of? really. we want those violent gang members on our streets? absolutely not. you go to the heart of the nation, the people that voted in donald trump and the people that support him now, it's not a winning message, it's a terrible message. mark pence, a democratic pollster, says people want them rounded up, including democrats, independents and of course republicans. leland: we watch what is a picture perfect day on the shores of traverse city -- >> outstanding. leland: this is blue enclave in northern michigan. as we talk to people on the streets of extra verse -- traverse at this, business owners and local politicians,
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they say they're getting along in a different way than what we're seeing in washington. fair? >> i look at what's going on as far as the alleged blue wave, i don't think it's going to happen. i think the blue wave will be a trickle at best. that's key for places like california and pennsylvania. they changed the districts in a couple places. the blue wave, it's not there. this is a blue area of a red state but the fact of the matter is overall michigan, if they voted again today, i believe donald trump would win by more than the 1 10,700 votes he won n 2016. the messages delivering is i need more help. the supreme court, they got neil gorsuch or whoever the replacement for anthony kennedy, he needs all the place he can get to get people onto the court. leland: what is a bigger issue, we've got a big senate race coming up, debbie stabenow,
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incumbent democrat, what's the biggest issue, supreme court, immigration or economy. >> you come here to michigan, look at where they were 10 years ago. leland: gm says they may have to cut jobs and lower wages because of the tariff war. >> they're not the only employer in the state of michigan. it will take 9,000 new pl emplos to get the roads built in the state of michigan. trades, carpenters, concrete workers and all of that, the economy's good and the message is good. leland: and the sky is blue and the water is warm. steve, it's good to see you. your love of the state comes through, my friend. liz: let's switch gears. there's no shortage of issues on the table for president trump's july meeting with russian president vladimir putin. one topic he could put on the table is iran's current role in syria and how russia could help keep them at bay. joining me to weigh in, file gardner with the car car nilc
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gardner with the heritage foundation is it plausible to think that russia could some how entice iran to stop putting assets in any way, shape or form into syria or is that just a pipedream? >> i think that's highly unlikely, actually. and certainly the russians are working very closely with the syrian regime but also with tehran as well. syria and iran are in effect close allies of the russians. i don't think that vladimir putin has any intention actually of forcing the iranians to pull back or indeed put any pressure on the assad regime itself. liz: what are his intentions and what are his goals. we talk about election interference being brought up. we talk about arms control, ukraine, national security. what does he want out of this meeting? >> well, i think certainly for vladimir putin, he wants to be seen as the equal to the united states president. so putin wants to be seen as the
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leader of a super power, in effect of course russia has been in decline for many decades. it still has nuclear weapons but it's not a super power on par with the united states. i think it's all about prestige for vladimir putin. he wants to see of course concessions on the u.s. side with regard to sanctions, with regard to ukraine, and of course there are many risks involved with the summit. it's very important i think that president trump projects strength and resolve in the face of his russian counter part. so far, the trump administration has been extremely tough in the face of russian aggression. and so it's important that the president pushes forward position that's reflect already the very robust positions of his own administration. liz: we've been tough in the sense that we've seen a lot of the sanctions stay in place. is that what you're mentioning. on russia. and then the rhetoric we're hearing from now secretary of state john bolton, which is he
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hasn't been shy at all. he has come out aggressively and said for those who say there is a nexus between the two, it's far from it. he's putting himself out there, saying we're not entering this in a friendly manner but at the same time we saw the president tweet on thursday and he said with election interference, he brushed it off but bolton is dead on that there was election interference. how exactly are they going into this meeting? >> john bolton has been extremely tough on moscow and rightly so and he's a terrific national security advisor. so far the united states has confronted russia on several fronts. wife seen a wave of sanctions -- you've seen a wave of sanctions. you've seen the strengthening of the u.s. military presence in europe. you've seen the united states pledging to supply defensive weapons to ukraine to combat the russian invasion. on many fronts the u.s. has been very, very strong, also
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confronted the russians in syria, for example, u.s. command commandos pitched battle against russians mercenaries. the u.s. position has been very robust and this is an opportunity i think for president trump to stand up to vladimir putin. the russians are not our friends. they're not our partners. they're our adversaries. and president trump must project real strength and determination in the face of what is america's biggest ad adversary on the word stage. liz: also, thank you so much. leland? leland: welcome back to traverse city and the shores of lake michigan. we keep waiting for the blue angels. they will be here in a minute. we're monitoring all the rallies underway across the country under the banner families belong together. those have certainly made a lot of noise over the past couple of hours and the new hashtag,
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farmers with respect to tariffs? >> well, i'll tell you, the
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tariff issue really hits home for us cherry farmers at this point in time. on our personal farm, we're going to be looking at a possible regulation next week as we're producing a large volume of tart cherries across this country and i'll tell you, with turkey being allowed to ship in cherries at 0% tariff and for us to go into turkey at 58%, it makes it tough. we're essentially handing over a big piece of our tart cherry juice concentrate market to turkey on a silver platter. leland: what does that mean for farmers like you and farmers around here. we've been hearing about bankruptcy, people giving up their farms because they can't afford to farm. how bad have the economics got? >> it's definitely a strain on tart cherry farmers, specifically michigan. the revenues are suppressed under the cost of production issue. we know we'll produce cherries under the cost of production. leland: that means you're losing money on every cherry
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that comes off the tree. >> correct. we know that every cherry that comes off the tree we are losing money. meanwhile, we're allowing turkey, who used to import roughly 20 million pounds back in 2006, now they're up to 200 million pounds. leland: we keep hearing the president say it's unfair, these are bad trade deals. you've been talking to the administration about trying to get help. you said you've gotten a lot of ear service, not a lot of movement. why do you think that is? >> i don't know why that is at this point. we're hanging with the administration. leland: this is trump country. are you yet to move to the point of saying you're disappointed with the president because he hasn't come through on this one? >> i don't think we're disapointed yet. i think farmers are losing time. time is of the essence. as we indicated we're losing money. we don't have years to fix this problem. this has to be very immediate. the administration, secretary purdue knows about it, secretary wilbur ross, even the president mentioned tart cherries.
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they know we need help. leland: thank you, sir. really appreciate it. very nice to meet you. later in the show, we're going to talk about how the immigration issue affects so many of these farmers and it is apropos that we do this as we look across the country to rallies about immigration, live pictures now about 300 miles south of traverse city, a pro immigration rally on the streets of chicago as thousands are trying to face and brave the heat to say that they want to in many cases abolish i.c.e. that's going to be a big issue in the michigan senate race coming up. one of the republican candidates joins us live from traverse city. how can we say when you book direct at
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rallies. we've seen reports of about 700 sister protesters like i mentioned in about -- actually, in all 50 states. we're seeing people come with white shirts on. we're seeing some people wrapped in foil blankets. they say there's three main parts to their message. they want to end zero tolerance, want to end the separation of children and want to end detention of families and children and all together folks coming across the border. but the immigration debate is heating up not just in chicago or other states but also in texas and across the country. in texas specifically, the border state and a migrant detention facilities are at the center of this whole debate. casey siegal is live in el paso with the latest. casey. >> reporter: i was about to say i think it's safe to say that texas is probably the epicenter of this immigration debate that is no doubt capturing national
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headlines. here in el paso, this is really close to the border crossing and there was a giant protest here a bit earlier but the crowd disbursed rather quickly, i would say about 100 to 150 people were here, nowhere near the numbers we've seen in other major cities like chicago and places like that. what's interesting about this one of course is proximity to the border. this is the port of entry. the cars coming toward the direction of the camera, they're coming into the united states from mexico. so one of the sticking points is some of the protesters crossed over the border and they are actually meeting with counter protesters on the mexican side they're i -- side there and they will come back later. one of the major talking points at the rally has been protecting asylum seekers. data shows that large numbers of those in custody, both adults and children, are not from mexico. they're from central american
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countries, leaving gang violence in places like el salvador and honduras. the marchers in el paso and other demonstrations across the country call that a flat-out civil rights violation, saying america is better than this. some of the signs and chants called for the humane treatment of all people, a sentiment echoed by a congresswoman from new mexico who spoke earlier. listen. >> we need to take responsibility for these borders, the prisons, the jails, and the cages, all of us, because we can bring them down. we can free our people. we can free our children. >> reporter: this as a brand-new lawsuit was filed yesterday in federal court in california on behalf of five children currently inside some of these holding facilities. none of them are from this location where you're seeing
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video. torneo, tech texas, where some children are being kept, more than 300. the lawsuit that was filed alleges abuse and even instances of drugging at multiple holding facilities in multiple states. so the health and human services inspector general's office launched an internal review now of these facilities. however, a spokeswoman for the agency says that it's focusing more on health concerns and also training and safety of the staff members in these centers, noting specific allegations of mistreatment. those are being investigated separately. back to you. liz: casey siegal with the latest. we'll keep an eye on this story. thank you so much. leland? leland: as this issue comes to a head, the republicans in congress have not been able to pass an immigration bill and now
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they look towards november where immigration is going to be a big issue on the ballot come the midterms. one of the big races to watch is for the u.s. senate seat here in michigan, sandy pensler running for the gop nomination, joins us now. thanks for being here. >> nice to see you. welcome to pure michigan. leland: pure beauty right now, doesn't get much better than this on a july 4th weekend. this brings up an important point. what a juxtaposition of images from what we're seeing at the border and what we're seeing at these rallies against president trump's immigration policies and what we see here. is this evidence of a divided country or evidence of a liberal fringe. >> i think it's a liberal fringe that isn't thinking clearly about what they're somethin ask. most of the people that are talking and protesting that we see in the background, what they're asking for is open borders. it costs about 250,000 net for
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every illegal immigrant that comes across our borders. there's going to be millions if we say come on down. we just can't afford it. leland: president trump has gotten in a way behind the democrats on this issue. he says look, all of these rallies, all of these signs that talk about abolish i.c.e. and end i.c.e., he thinks they are absolutely great for republicans like yourself and for his base. take a listen to the president on maria bartiromo's sunday morning futures. >> >> maria: a 28-year-old socialist beat out joe crowley says abolish i.c.e. and more democrats are getting in line with that, kristen jillibrand saying we need to abolish i.c.e. >> i hope they keep thinking about it. they'll get beaten so badly. i.c.e., these are the guys that take ms-13 out. they're much tougher than ms-13 by a factor of 10. these are the ones, -- you get rid of i.c.e., you're going to have a country that you're afraid to walk out of your
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house. i love that issue of they're going to actually do that. leland: we know that abolish i.c.e. played very well in the democratic primary up in new york. how does it play here in michigan? >> i think people in michigan recognize that open borders would be a catastrophe for the country. we're a come partner -- compassionate country but we're not stupid. we have to put michigan first and america first. leland: we just had on a cherry farmer, talking about the issue of tariffs and unfair trade practices affecting cherry farmers. the other big issue from cherry farmers, they can't find enough labor. there's no americans that want to work in the field. it's tough work. because of how dysfunctional washington is, they can't get enough immigrant labor. >> i think that's an accurate statement. and if you look at trump's proposal that he's been talking about on immigration, it calls for expansion of the guest
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worker program. leland: last bill before chris didn't. >> no, but trump's plan called for expansion of the guest worker. leland: what does it say when he can't get his bill through a republican majority in the house and a republican majority in the senate, how would things be different if it were senator pensler up. >there.>> i think in general, washington is dysfunctional. what we would need to do, what i would want to do as a senator from michigan is get rid of the filibuster and closure rules. as long as that's there, it's tough to get anything done. what happened is because you need 60 votes to get anything done, the democrats have said we're going to block you. so what happens then is there isn't substantive talk about issues on both sides. it's not just the democrats, it's democrats and republicans. but if we can get rid of the closure rules and we know we can pass stuff, things will get done
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and they'll get done with both parties being involved because they'll know they can't just be the resistance. leland: we prior yale you -- appreciate you coming on. we'll have you back on before the primary. >> good talking to you, leland. your audience, come down to pure michigan. leland: thank you very much. liz: still ahead, a major primary upset has the future of the democratic party in question. how a new wave of democratic candidates could impact the november elections. and we're following demonstrations across the country as thousands turn out for pro-immigration rallies. we're going to bring you the very latest. stay tuned. (phone ping)
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liz: you're looking at live pictures from austin, texas and denver, colorado. this is the families belong together marches. we're seeing them take place in a number of cities. there are 700 sister marches planned.
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this is a live look at los angeles, obviously it's 10:45 a.m. eastern time so -- excuse me, pacific time, so they're just beginning to gather. president trump signing an executive order on june 20th to end the practice of separating children. that being said, the question is, is that taking place. how is that taking place? how quickly is that taking place? and will it ever happen again? which is what these people are protesting that it should have never happened in the first place and that they want to make sure it, a, doesn't happen in the future. they also want to end zero tolerance that we've been hearing from jeff sessions and they want to end any detentions period. these rallies will be taking place throughout the better half of the afternoon. we'll keep you posted. this is a live look in chicago. a lot of people are braving very warm temperatures today. in other news this week, in new york a shocking victory of 28-year-old alexandria ocasio-cortez, over joe crowley, sent shock waves through the
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democratic party. it could have a big impact on the november election. here to weigh in, roll call politics reporter, bridget bowman. thank you for joining us. i want to start by playing the sound bite for you. it's a little old. it played on wednesday. i think it's poignant. i want you to listen to it and i want to get your reaction. >> this extra judicial nature is baked into the structure of the agency. that's why they're able to get away with black sites at our border with separation of children. >> what do you mean by black sites. >> we know that children are being kept and human rights abuses are happening without any sort of transparency. liz: that's the candidate that won the primary. she's villainizing i.c.e. in that sound bite. that was my take-away. we're seeing that with others. some are competing in the primaries. when you villainize an agency
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like that, you start to get extreme. where is that going on the political landscape? >> that's a good question. we've seen alexandria ocasio-cortez said early on in her campaign she was for abolishing i.c.e. this is a position some other candidates are starting to take on. it will be interesting to see if people in swing districts, in house races, these competitive seats, if they're going to face pressure to take similar positions. i would be skeptical they would take those positions. they don't want to be cast as extremes of their party. important to note that alexandria ocasio-cortez won in a very democratic district. she kind of can go out there, be more liberal than some of these folks in other race as well. liz: as we start sort of seeing this primary season continue, when you see rhetoric like this and they are the extremes, do the establishment characters, like nancy pelosi, do they want to rein that in. >> it depends on the district. you see leaders like leader
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pelosi caution people not to talk as much about impeaching the president, because they don't see that as a winning message, especially in some of the competitive house races that they're trying to unseat republicans. they're trying to talk to voters who supported republicans in the past and say t choose a democrat instead. they don't want to go farther to the left and i could see leaders kind of pushing back on that. liz: we're looking at live pictures. you see thousands if not tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people gathering. we're seeing abolish i.c.e. from the far left speeches, you could say campaign speeches taking place in these rallies. how far left are democrats going to be going this season? >> that's a good question. i think to the extent of immigration, that's certainly something that democrats see could maybe energize voters, especially latino voters, a block of voters that hasn't traditionally turned out as well for democrat as they hoped. it will be interesting to see what republicans do especially on immigration, some of the
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democrats -- somely, some of the -- sorry, some of the republicans that you see pushing for congress to act on this issue are folks in districts with high hispanic populations, people who see inaction as something that could be a problem for re-election. liz: what was your biggest surprise aside from the new york race, which was the 14th district, which was the biggest surprise aside from that? >> there were four new york city incumbents facing democratic challengers. three out of them won except for crowley, of course, which was sort of interesting. one congressman lost by a -- won by a small margin. so that was sort of surprising. no other really big surprises, that was definitely the shocker of the night. liz: we'll see what happens with next one. thank you so much for joining us. appreciate it. still ahead, we're going to have more from beautiful traverse city from the special edition of america's news headquarters. stay with us.
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leland: welcome back to traverse city, michigan and the shores of lake michigan as we celebrate our proud american
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beginning to this july 4th weekend. it looks pretty nice out there and perhaps cooler in that water than it is out here, nearly 100 degrees where we are right now as we get ready for the blue angels of the united states navy and marine corps to take flight. proud americans certainly as well. just before their flight, we got to check in with a couple of their team members about what it means to be up here this july 4th weekend. >> we're comprised of navy and marine corps. that what we're here for, representing the fleet, the navy and marines that are out here doing the dirty work. these are f-18 charlies. anything from scheduled maintenance which would be example like a wash job, every seven days we do that, visual inspections, make sure the structure and components are sound and then everything from day-to-day like when they return from flight, then we check that to make sure everything is good with that. leland: not only a lot of maintenance work but a lot of
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hot work out here on a tarmac on this saturday, liz, two air shows here at the national cherry festival, home of course to the blue angels air show, the largest cherry pie in the world and the cherry blossom queen. liz: i want to know more about that. leland: you do. well, you can look it up online because i didn't get a lot of information about the cherry blossom queen. there is the queen and her court looking out here at traverse city cutting the cherry pie. some how alex did not bring me back a piece of the cherry pie. i'm going to go search for that right now and go jump in the lake. have a great one. we'll see you tomorrow.
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>> good afternoon, we begin again with fox news alert. massive rallies happening nationwide today. thousands of people expect today gather and protest of the trump 's administration zero policy. protestors pouring into the streets cities from coast to coast on what they are calling the families belong together rallies, calling for reunification of children separated from parents at border. as the trump administration says that process is underway. >> i don't understand why they will support mother who is want a better life for their children. we cannot allow them to keep hurting families, communities and children.


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