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it. thanks for joining us at 5:00. >> lester holt is next. children in limbo. 500 now reunited with their parents according to the government. but where is the plan for the nearly 2,000 others? mothers waiting in agony. >> she says her son was taken away for seven days and she didn't know where he was and couldn't communicate him said she wanted to die. >> president trump tries to shift to american families to those been killed by undocumented immigrants. and police open fire on injury a 9-year-old girl. and that officer facing charges. and when cell phones can track you. new revelations about a deadly self driving
crash. what they said she was doing moments before impact. new letting skip the line. and caught on camera, car landing between two gas pumps. wait until you see what happens next. this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >> the government has reunited hundreds of children with their family, other remain in limbo caught in the black hole despite is the president's decision to end the policy of separating families who have illegally entered the u.s. this as we see the faces and here tar the voices of those having faced this strg children taken from them. we get the story tonight from gabe gu
gutierrez. >> reporter: until two days after the president's reversal on family situation, a tearful reunion. of guatemala hugging her 7-year-old son darwin. the justice department agreed to release him ter he sued in federal court. >> translator: i started crying when i saw him because he's the only child i have, she says. >> reporter: while the government keeps p.r.ing migrants in court, they are scram inc. to reunite families. i spoke to him by phone inside a texas detention center, came from on did your us with 9-year-old son and they were separated at the border. do you know where your son is? vasquez she doesn't know where he is now. she says authorities told her they would only be apart 48 hours. it's now been ten days. the department of health and human services keeps track more than 2300 people who have been separated. >> we are working as fast as we possibly can to find safe homes
for these children. >> reporter: they have a network of 100 shelters like this in florida in 17 states. but have not allowed cameras inside. hhs provided these images. in mexico, she now lives in the shelter with her 3-year-old daughter after making the grueling trek from honduras. she says u.s. immigration officials had separated her from her teenage son before they were eventually deported. she says her son was taken away for seven days and couldn't communicate with him. she said she wanted to die. tonight this migrant family is it reunited across the border, but many others are still left wting. hhs says the average stay of a child at shelter is 57 days. and i.c.e. director of field operations admitted it is still unclear how family reunification would occur after the president's order.
>> thank you. and uncertainty reuniting families, president trump tried to change the narratives. calling new attention to those who have crossed the border illegally and turned to violence. the president also threw republican lawmakers for a loop with another abrupt about face. this time over his thinking over the immigration reform bill in congress. our white house correspondent christen welker has that story. >> reporter: tonight president trump with americans whose loved ones were killed by undocumented immigrants. >> this is what i have left his ashes. i wear his ashes in a locket. this is how i get to hug my son. >> reporter: a president arguing calling what these families have gone through permanent separation. >> permanently. they are not separated for a day or two days. they are permanently separated. >> reporter: his contrast to the fierce back lack over his policy of separating migrant kids from their families at the
border. something he just ended. but now days after urging congress to take further action on immigration. >> we need democrat votes to get it fixed. >> reporter: an about face tweeting republicans should stop wasting their time on immigration until after we elect more senators and congressman, women, in november. demes are just playing games. a move critics warn could sink a bill next week. >> and you in every say never. >> reporter: and today seizing on regulations this photo on magazine covers as an example of child kprated from her parents is in fact still with her mother. the president accusing democrats of telling phony stories of sadness and grief. and tonight a senior administration official tells nbc news all the kids have been accounted for but hundreds still separated from their families. and today protesters gathered outside the dhs secretary home and the agecy's
headquarters demanding action. lester. >> christen welker at the white house. thank you. and tonight we want to bring you to the border itself where people are trying to ferry people and often drugs into the united states. nbc mariano was in one unit on the front lines. >> reporter: 88 square miles to protect and only 1700 officers to patrol it. >> we see hundreds of people a day. >> reporter: the chief acosta says his team faces a daily wave of sm smugglers who bring people across the rayo grande river in mexico. >> reporter: so they are retreating to mexico right now. >> yes. >> reporter: do you know if they are migrants or smugglers. >> at least a few are smugglers. and they are going back to mexico. so a deterrence is also a success in our book. >> reporter: drugs are also being brought in.
earlier this week, 41 bundles of meth seized at a checkpoint in laredo texas worth more than $800,000. stash houses are along the way. smugglers keep migrants in-houses seen in these photographs. overnight four people caught trying to kros into the u.s. one woman pregnant. >> it's sad to see someone who is six months pregnant put themselves in that position where you know something could happen. >> reporter: agents on high alert to keep the border secure. nbc news, laredo, texas. >> well, turn out from the major decision from supreme court that handed privacy advocates a big victorien impac all of us with cell phones. the court ruling that police cannot use your phone to track you unless they get approval from a judge. nbc justice skro correspondent pete williams has the story where many of
. >> reporter: many of us have more than one cell phone. >> and judge said police must get a search warrant to track where we've been. as we keep moving phones go to cell phone, and each record digital cell. and cities full of sell towers sometimes police can tell where we've been down to the specific blocks. police seek that data thousands of times a day. but in 5-4 decision supreme court said it's such a detailed record of our movements turns the phone into an ankle monitor. so we expect it to be private and police will usually need a court order to get it. >> we now have a solid majority of five justices who recognize these devices we are carrying around in our pockets and purses really can be a threat to our privacy. and they are going to hold the government to account. >> reporter: today's ruling says the police can still get a phone records without a search warrant if someone is threatened with harm. but privacy guarantees for all kinds of
personal data generated by everything from amazon alexa, to mart home appliances. pete williams at the supreme court. >> in arizona new revelations today f driving uber car. police say it was entirely avoidable. and that the back up human driver was streaming a tv show at the time. the accident was captured lon dash cam in march. now criminal charges could be filed. nbc national correspondent miguel has more on the story. >> reporter: the fatal self driving uber accident on dash catch was avoidable says tem tee police. they blame the driver for being distracted. moments before the deadly collusion, video shows the driver looking down perhaps at her phone. after obtaining search waurts and reaching out to netflix and hue loo, investigators say thee was treem streaming television
episodes for three hours. they say vasquez was watching the voice at the time the police believe the victim was hit outside the crosswalk, 39 miles an hour. >> unfortunately seen a number of deaths because people are relying on technology that is not designed to take over for human capabilities. >> reporter: in their report investigators say vasquez had been paying attention, the car could have been stopped 42 feet before the crash. the mtsb says the operator began braking after the impact. >> the question is is there enough safety built in before we oy the vehicles?right now the would seem known. >> reporter: tonight uber says we have a strict policy prohibiting mobile device usage for any one operating our self driving vehicles. a criminal review of the case is now underway and charges could soon follow. miguel alma garr, nbc news. >> now to the police
bodycam video that shows what happened when an officer went to a house in kansas. opened fire at a barking dog but bullet fragments hit a young girl. it was a chaotic scene. and ann thompson has the details. >> what's going on? >> reporter: wichita police respond to suicidal man to last december who choked a dog. in seconds their investigation goes awry. >> we have a dog out here too. >> reporter: take another look. the bodycam of then officer dexter bets shows a room with four children. then ha barking and lunging dog. he fired shots and struck the girl above the eye. outside the mother who made the 911 call is with her husband who>> i remem i just remember screaming saying, what have you done?
>> reporter: cops cleared the house and call ems. >> looks like a hit to the face. she's alert and conscious. >> reporter: the other other children put in the car and weeks later let's is fired and faces count for one count of aggravated battery. accused of being reckless firing his gun while close to the girl. bets attorney insists it was unintentional trying to be avoid being attacked by the girl. the girl did not lose her eye or sight. she has a scar and says her attorney horrific severe weather attack across several state from nain to virginia where storms dropped over 7 inches of rain in a matter of house in richmond flooding airport runways and roads. storms are expected to bringeastern half of the country tonight and this weekend. turj now overseas to
the women who are on the brink of a historic change. this weekend saudi arabia will finally lift its long-term ban on women drivers. a ban sparked outrage around the world. now tens of thousands of saudi women are relevant ready for their turn in the driver's seat. nbc has the story. >> reporter: it's go kashts tonight. but in less than 24 hours saudi women will be allowed to drive on real roads. do you feel the sense of freedom and control of destiny? >> yes, freedom and responsibility as well. >> reporter: ultra conservative country announced an end to the repressive ban on women drivers last fall opening women only driving schools. tens of thousands have applied. >> the second i heard that we are going to drive, sign me up, yeah, i'll do that. i'll drive. >> reporter: more than six million saudi women are driving age. already shopping nor cars and being hired to sell them. fueling a belief this is more about the
economy than equality. many of the women who father for the right to drive are now being targeted. at least ten women's rights activists were an arrested last month. some were released, others branded as traders in pro government papers. tonight dad's can finally help their daughters learn to drive. >> when i was her age, i was excited to drive my car. so i want to give her the chance. so to feel the same things. >> it feels awesome. >> reporter: but she like all saudi woman can't work or travel or get married without a man's riyadh. ahead tonight. in fact, keeping you >> there is a lot more safe, technology that's putting an end to those long airport security lines may be coming to a ballpark near you. also a scene of devastation in one neighborhood. what caused this house to explode? we'll be right back.
. back now with a whole new ballgame when it comes to keeping you safe at a stadium. if you are catching a game there is a technology that could at the comes with privacy the story. >> reporter: 12 stadiums across the country brought in the technology that allows you to skip the line at the airport and sail through security. >> stadiums like like airports. >> reporter: the move by terror attacks at stadiums in manchester and paris. for fans, this means no need to present id. your driver's license replaced by a
fingerprint scan. when it confirms your identity you skip the line. and ticket master will soon roll out facial technician technology when enter your face. it saves you from having to present a ticket. and security officials would have a picture of every person at the venue. but privacy experts warn you are giving up unique personal data. >> how can you person be sure it's a safe to give up your information? >> there are always risks in presenting and giving your personally identifiable information to a third party service provider. >> reporter: ticket master and clear tell nbc news they never inatey say this technology will not replace security checks. but will this new security innovation score with fans? jolene kent, nbc news, san francisco. >> when we come back, scary moments when driver loses control and ends in ha gas
some dramatic bodycam video to show you. police and neighbors frantically working to rescue people from an explosion in columbus. the cause of the blast is under investigation. kentucky is known for bourbon, but they toppled down wound up in a distellry in louisville. officials were checking to see if any leaked into the nearby and terinscene kaurt at a station in ook at this . after loses control and comes crashing
undocumented immigrants. the plan to build a giant detention center.... and where it would go. and millenium isn )t the only leaning tower. we investigate what )s causing another one to tilt. next. marriage, monday on today. >> finally tonight our friday look at those gone above and beyond. thousands of americans responded to children left in limbo and swirling at the controversy. these are the photos that have captivated the world. they shook charlotte and dave will manage to their core. >> we felt we had to do something. >> they set up a facebook page called reunite an immigrant children with their child. the goal raise $1,500 to help with an immigrant family's legal fees. the donations and
comments poured in. we are better than this, hashtag, reunite. this is my america. we will change the situation. so far, they have raised over $19 million. >> i think it's fair to say that the concern about this is broader than simply a single political party or small segment of society. >> one of the donations came from carolina core tell la and her mother martha. for them this was personal. >> i remember feeling the fear in the water, crossing that border. >> martha crossed the border with a three-year-old carolina decades ago fleeing columbia. she was also seven montsds pregnant. all are now american citizens. >> i know why these parents are doing this. because they want a better life for the kids. >> although i was not separated thankfully, i felt for these people. and i decided to donate and share it with my friends and family. >> and they did help. all the money raised has been donated to raices an organization
in texas that offers free services to immigrants. >> there has been a lot of tears of sadness and joy at our offices this week. it's beyond belief and puts us in to a state of shock after viewing the funding that's come through. >> out pouring by hundreds of thousands of americans doing their part to help families they may never know. and a quick program note. we'll take a closer look at this immigration issue this sunday on a special edition of date line. we appreciate you spending part of your evening with us. that is nightly news for this friday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc nightly news, thank you for watching, and good night. more americans watch nbc news than any other news organization in the world.
>> nbc nightly news is always available on demand and sgood evevjing and r joining us on htis friday -- i )m raj mathai. and i )m jessica aguirre. outrage and disbelief. the news at 6:00 starts right now. good evening and thanks for being with us on this friday. >> outrage and disbelief. that's how many east bay leaders are responding to reports that a migrant detention center could soon be built in concord. according to a confidential memo obtained by "time" magazine, the navy is drafting plans to build a massive tent city on the grounds of the concord naval weapons station. >> that station has been closed for decades, and much of the property is scheduled to be transferred to the city of concord in the weeks ahead. nbc bay area's jodie hernandez joins us from the naval weapons station with the late details. jodi, what do we know right now? >> reporter: raj, when we reached out to city and county leaders this afternoon, they couldn't believe it. in fact, one of them called it madness. tonight they say they're going to do all they can to keep the
concord naval weapons station from becoming what they believe essentially would be an internment camp. >> reporter: dozens of people angered by the president's zero-tolerance policy that separated thousands of migrant parents and children at the border protested outside the i.c.e. detention facility in richmond this afternoon. >> immigrant rights are under attack, what do we do? >> fight back! >> reporter: now there are reports those being detained at the border could be heading to the east bay. "time" magazine obtained a memo showing the u.s. navy is drafting plans to build a detention camp capable of housing as many as 47,000 immigrants on the grounds of the concord naval