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this policy of family separation reminds us of the cattle cars of nazi germany when children were separated from their parents. >> here is the bottom line. d.h.s. is no longer ignoring the law. we are enforcing the laws as they exist on the books. as long as illegal not tri remains a criminal offense, d.h.s. will not look the other way. >> as bureaucrats argue, the children of undocumented immigrants are left hanging in the balance. have we reached a tipping point in the immigration crisis? >> to china where north korea's kim jong-un is now holding important talks with chinese leaders, we'll take you there live. >> and the best hero is. chadwick boseman.
>> a big night at the mtv movie and tv awards. we have your highlights plus host tiffany haddish's best one liners. >> a dire warning for parents to never take their eyes off of kids near swimming pools. "early today" starts right now. good morning, i'm phillip mena. >> great to be with you. i'm frances rivera. the backlash against family separations at the southern border continues to grow as new images emerge from photo journalists and the u.s. government. customs and border protection releasing this video from a processing center in mcallen, texas. from here children who are separated from their parents are sent to health and human services facilities. and now for the first time, we are hearing from some of those children. the news outlet pro publica publishing audio they say is from inside the facility. it has not been verified by nbc news, but on it children heard desperately crying for their parents.
>> the trump administration has blamed democrats and loopholes in immigration law for their separations claiming their hands are tied by the way the laws are written. but last night attorney general jeff sessions seemingly undermined that defense telling fox news's laura ingraham the separations are meant to be a deterrent. >> so, yes, hopefully people will get the message and come through the border at the port of entry and not break across the border unlawfully. >> lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are condemning family separations, calling for its immediate end. nbc's jacob soboroff has more from one of the facilities housing children split from their parents. jacob, good morning. >> reporter: phillip, the this is the epicenter. this is the mcallen bor majority of the separation s are occurring.
1100 separations directly by the trump administration. we went inside there. we were the first group of journalists to get eyes on actually what is happening in there and despite all the rhetoric there's no cages, that the conditions are good, there are cages in there and there are young kids sitting in them and only an increasing number of young child migrants are being separate in that facility from their parents. and again, this is creating a massive stress not only on the children, but on the border patrol staff and the facilities in there as well. it just wasn't prepared for this policy to be put into place, including the social workers. so as these separations increase, the crisis will get worse. the manpower and the lack of it in this facility is going to create more problems that we haven't yet anticipated. we are only getting ramped up here. only 40% of families are being charged at this point and families separated. phillip, back to you. >> eye opening report. jacob, thank you. >> president trump is expected to meet with house republicans on immigration. meanwhile there are growing calls f homeland security
secretary to resign over the family separations. nbc's tracie potts has more to r for us. >> reporter: four so far including kamala harris, tweeted that nielsen should step down, resign over this situation, saying that this account amounts to human rights abuses and adding that breaking up these families at the border has failed to hold her accountable and transparent with the american people. we are hearing that from a number of democrats. meantime, nielsen is dding the policy saying the children are being treated well. >> here is the bottom line. d.h.s. is no longer ignoring the law. we are enforcing the laws as they exist on the books. as long as illegal entry remains a criminal offense, d.h.s. will not look the other way. the children are not being used as a pawn. we are trying to protect the children which is why i'm asking congress to act. >> reporter: as you noted, the
president meets with house republicans today where he'll likely be confronted with this because while there are republic bhim, there are also those who want to see this situation with the children and the separation of the families changed. so, how is president trump doing politically in all of this? take a look at the latest gallop poll. 45% is his latest job approval with 50% disapproving. this breaks down largely along party lines with 87% of republicans approving of president trump, only 10% of democrats at this point as he heads off to capitol hill today to meet with republicans on this immigration issue. frances? >> we'll see what happens out of those meetings. tracie, thank you. n monoxide poisoning in southeast houston. fire officials say at 25 people werra three different hospitals. several in serious condition after a carbon monoxide leak at a fruit and vegetable processing center. officials say employees at
hardy's fresh feuds reported headaches, nausea and dizziness. investigators say the carbon o ofide came from exhaust from south korea. that is where the country's defense ministry said it was suspending joint military drills with the u.s. which were to take place in august. >> one week after president trump met with kim jong-un in an unprecedented summit and as kim looks to normalize relation was world leaders in the days and weeks ahead. beginning this morning with yet another foreign trip for the dictator, this time to china. let's bring in nbc's janice mackie frayer live in beijing. janice, good morning. what can you tell us about kim jong-un's visit there? >> reporter: good morning, phillip by kim jong-un. this is the first time that state media has announced it in advance. now, presumably kim is here to update china's president xi jinping on the summit singapore.
s the trade war is intensifying between the u.s. and china. hourft threatened china with another $200 billion in tariffs, and this tension is something that all sides are going to try to play to their advantage. the u.s. said it wants china's help to have leverage over north korea to have it give up its nuclear weapons, but from china's perspective, that is not going to come for free. kim jong-un finds himself in this unusually strong diplomatic position where he's becoming a key player in asian diplomacy. he's had two meetings with great rivals just a week apart. and at a time when south korea is confirming that those joint military drills august are now off. that is following through on the concession that president trump made to north korea at the summit which undoubtedly is pleasing china, too. phillip? >> kim jong-un all of a sudden a globe trotter these days. janice, thank you. >> two rising rap stars killed
in separate shooting incidents. in rapper xxx was shot outside a motorcycle dealership. the 20-year-old recently earned a number one spot on the billboard 200 album chart. he faced domestic charges. in pittsburgh following a drive by shooting, a second victim was wounded but is in stable condition. no arrests have been made yet in either shooting. >> extreme heat is hitting much of the eastern part of the united states. millions battling record highs in the triple digits. here's nbc's ron mott. >> reporter:ro tmassachusetts, heat is on. in chicago where it hit 93, umbrellas were out. so was the a.c. for a time at this animal shte the brave still rolled out yoga mats despite the heat warning. >> those mats are probably a little hot. >> it's bad.
we went from having 50 degree weather to all of a sudden 90 degrees weather. >> reporter: it's all about the sizzle. 90 degree readings around the heat zone, but an approaching cold front promises relief. 80 million americans doing what they can to beat the heat. in albany, a walk in the park not so easy. >> we try to choose the shaded paths for bike rides or walks to make sure we get the exercise we need, but we stay safe at the same time. >> reporter: schools closed early in jersey city, new jersey. >> i'm very happy because it's like so hot i would not be able to bear being in school for so long. >> reporter: the heat is all the more unpleasant because it's come with high humidity pushing feels like temperatures past 100 in places. a double threat. damaging winds and severe storms moving through new england. >> thanks to ron mott for that. temperatures dropping, too, pretty quickly thanks to cold air moving in. don't take my word for it. we have an expert here. here he is. >> yeah, we're watching the
texas flood overnight. these thunderstorms have been stationary and sitting. this is what we are were fearful of. this is how you can get 6 inches of rain in a short period of time. areas north of corpus christi between corpus christi and victoria of concern. bands in galveston bay near the houston area, we'll watch the progress of that during the day. numerous bands and thunderstorms from nebraska, iowa right through areas from madison to milwaukee and near chicago. texas is the concern. this is going to last for at least the next two days. we'll have to see just how bad the flooding gets and ere it ocwhcu fantastic. today we're watching showers and thunderstorms hit and miss through the areas of the central plains. and temperatures little bit of roller coaster ride as we head towards the weekend. give you an update coming up. >> look forward to it, bill. thank you. today african-american communities are cross the
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quite right? >> reporter: firefighters say the blaze may have been caused by the car's battery. tesla says the fire was an extraordinarily unusual occurrence. they are investigating. the batteries that power teslas are under the carriage. the company says they are fortified to prevent any fire from spreading into the interior. it's the latest bump in the road for tesla as federal investigators review deadly crashes involving the company's auto pilot technology. ceo elon musk has also announced production delays and cut staff by 9%. now is feeling the heat again for a fire on one of l.a.'s busiest streets. miguel almaguer, nbc news, los angeles. >> see in things kras. all right. parents taking precaution s to keep their kids safe around pools. one family's viral video is proving it might not be enough.
keith bought this ladder to keep their 2-year-old son cody from accidentally drowning. he's able to scale the locked ladder thanks to the slats right there in the door. look at him. he's actually really good at it which is a bad thing in this case. they say they turned their backs for just a minute. cody could have gone right in. their video has now racked up 19 million views and hope to serve as a warning to other parents when similar ladders it can happen just like that. hey could never imagine they couldin g eve things, precautions eve year in the u >> happens way too often as we've seen. >> thanks for joining us this morning. i'm phillip mena. >> i'm frances rivera. thanks for watching. the news continues here on ad ln
in just moments with mike. good morning, thanks for joining us, i'm laura garcia. >> i'm marcus washington. ka kari, another good one today. >> it will be slightly warmer than yesterday as we go into the afternoon but w withow clos and fog as we take a live look outside at the bay bridge which you can barely see at this point. we'll see that quickly clearing. let's head to martinez where temperatures will be in the upper 50s through 6:00 and then seeing mostly sunny skies, quickly warming temperatures at noon, already at 81 degrees. we'll take a look at all of the highs today as we reach