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for the morning news and of course, cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york captioning funded by cbs it's tuesday, june 19th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." the trump administration digs in on its zero tolerance border policy. >> the united states will not be a migrant camp, and it will not be a refugee holding facility. it won't be. >> why lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are calling for an end to the separation of families. and fast-moving thunderstorms strike parts of the northeast bringing down trees and knocking out power. in the midwest, heavy rain turns streets into rivers.
♪ good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. the outrage over undocumented immigrant children being separated from their parents is growing louder as the trump administration staunchly defends its hardline immigration policies. both republicans and democrats are calling for the separations to end. the president says the democrats are the problem. hena doba is here in new york with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. president trump and house republicans are set for a crucial meeting today as lawmakers push to end the policy of separating children from their parents at the southern border. president trump will be on capitol hill today to meet with republicans on possible immigration bills. his administration has come under fire for its zero-tolerance policy of prosecuting any adult who
crosses the border illegally and separating them from their children. homeland security secretary kirstjen nielsen defended the practice. flow -- no more free passes, no more get out of jail free cards, no more lawlessness. >> if the democrats would sit down instead of obstructing, we could have something done very quickly. >> reporter: over the last five weeks, more than 2,300 children have been taken from their parents. some are seen here in this video released by the u.s. border patrol from inside a detention center. >> hopefully people will get the message and come through the border at the port of entry and not break across the border unlawfully. >> reporter: republican texas senator ted cruz plans to introduce legislation to stop the separations. >> kids need their moms and dads, and we can keep the families together while these cases are pending. >> reporter: while the white house wants more comprehensive immigration reform that includes a border wall, democrats say the administration needs to compromise.
>> i think as long as president trump insists on being a hard-liner on immigration, it will be difficult for there to legislation. >> reporter: a cbs news poll shows 62% of americans disapprove of the way president trump is handling immigration. >> legislation in the house codi separations, but it appears unlikely to pass. some senators say they may soon work on their own bill. anne-marie? >> hena doba here in new york. thank you very much, hena. an audio recording reportedly taped inside a u.s. immigration detention facility is drawing a lot of attention. the recording purportedly captures the voices of spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents. the audio was first reported by the nonprofit group pro publica and obtained from a whistleblower. cbs news has not confirmed the authenticity of the recording. [ crying ]
[ speaking foreign language ] >> papa? >> homeland security secretary kirstjen nielsen says she has not heard the audio. she added that children taken into custody by the government are being treated humanely. many are wondering just what e dacoviitrebeiognndau ad atgon. >> reporter: this is the video the government gave us to show you. we were given 15 minutes to write down what we saw. we couldn't bring in cameras. men, women, and children are kept in large, fenced in cages. they are segregated according to how they crossed the border. >> talking about very, very high numbers -- >> reporter: manuel padilla jr. is chief of the rio grande valley border patrol sector. >> it's not just a very simple issue of separating the families. we have to look at this broader, without emotion, and objectively. and at the end of the day, we actually have to do soinme
g w that has many loopholes. >> reporter: has illegal immigration gotten so bad that separating families is the best way to deter people from coming? >> that is one of the only options. >> reporter: the process is complex with many variables. generally, under the zero tolerance approach, after parents are subject to criminal proceedings, minors are reclassified as unaccompanied alien children. 72 hours is the maximum holding time until they are placed in one of approximately 100 shelters. the goal is placement with a family member who's already living in the u.s. if a parent seeking a claim of asylum is denied, the policy is for them to be reunited with their child. but that process can take weeks. we wanted to know what the people of mcallen think about what's happening. >> whether you like him or not, trump, he at least is trying to do something to secure our country. >> reporter: cisneros, a mexican american army r vudety eran.hi ts >> again, not taking away from what the kids are going through.
i understand people want a better life. there's a process and a way -- we are a nation of laws. >> i've seen him before like right there -- >> reporter: you might think belinda garcia would support the froident's policies. miqules a rer wre vee li r migranarts switem across and run through her back yard. she says her fence is bent because of it. yet, she doesn't support the zero-tolerance policy of prosecuting every person who enters illegally, and she doesn't want to see families separated. >> i don't think they should be prosecuted just because they're crossing the border. >> reporter: miss garcia told us she doesn't support the president's border wall, which was surprising to hear given the fact that she lives so close to the border. and nearly every other day, she sees someone who has run across the border illegally run through her own back yard. david begnaud, cbs news, mccallen, texas. ahead on "cbs this morning," more on the immigration debate. co-host gayle king will be at the u.s.-mexico border in mccallen, texas. fbi director chris wray appeared on capitol hill to
answer questions about the insp criticizing how the agency handled the hillary clinton e-mail investigation. the report found the fbi violated department guidelines and mishandled the investigation. wray told the interstate -- told the senate judiciary committee yesterday that he's committed to making sure the fbi doesn't repeat any mistakes that were made. >> this report is focused on a specific set of events back in 2016 and a small number of fbi employees connected with those events. mistakes made by those employees do not define our 37,000 men and women and the great work they do every day -- >> wray said the fbi has started making changes including how employees handle sensitive investigations. the pentagon says it's formally suspending all planning for a major military exercise with south korea that was supposed to take place in august after his summit with north korean leader kim jong-un last week. president trump abruptly announced that he was suspending
military exercises with south korea. the defense department says there have been no decisions made on any other military exercises with south korea. exercises with other countries in the pacific will continue. and kim jong-un arrived in china this morning. a convoy of vehicles similar to the one kim used in china previously was seen in beijing. according to chinese state media, kim is making a two-day visit. he's expected to meet with china's president following his summit with president trump. this is kim's third visit to china. back in the u.s., a civil rights lawsuit will reportedly be filed in federal court this morning on behalf of milwaukee bucks guard sterling brown. police body camera video from january shows brown being tased and violently arrested by milwaukee police after an alleged parking violation. at the time, police said brown was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest. he was ultimately not charged, and three officers were suspended. much of the country is
dealing with severe weather this morning. radar shows storms stretching over parts of the upper midwest and into the northeast. video shot outside a home during a severe thunderstorm in saratoga springs, new york, shows a tree toppling in high winds. >> wow. >> a driver took video of several downed trees in saratoga springs. heavy rains caused widespread flooding throughout the midwest, washing out many roads, downing in wisconsin, flooding is being blamed for at least one death. governor scott walker declared a state of emergency in five counties. coming up on the "morning news" now, escalating the trade fight. president trump threatens dramatic new tariffs against china. and a new branch of the armed services the military turns to the frontier of space.. turns to the fro frontier of space.
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department of defense and pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces. that's a big statement. >> president trump surprised u.s. officials yesterday when he announced plans to create a space force. proponents of a new military sector say u.s. satellites need to be protected because their -- because they're threatened by russian and chinese anti-satellite weaponry. it would be the first new branch of the armed services since 1947 and would need to be approved by congress. a former cia worker is charged in a major leak, and the battle over zte. e ome of the on the "morning newsstand." "usa today" reports congress ans the white house arhee headading a showdown over chinese telecom
zte. the senate approved a defense bill yesterday that would block a trump administration deal with the telecom giant. president trump wants to lift a crippling ban on the company. it was retaliation for violations of u.s. sanctions against exporting to iran and north korea. mr. trump wants to impose a penalty on zte instead. the "washington post" reports a former cia employee has been charged in a major leak of agency-hacking tools. joshua adam schult was charged with crimes last year related to tools the agency used for spy operations overseas. the charges carry combined maximum prison sentences of 130 years. he has also been detained on the child pornography charges. and the "miami herald" reports xxxtentacion, a rapper, was shot dead outside a south florida motorcycle shop. the underground rapper was an ap v a rob e 20-year-old was killed as he sat behind the wheel of his exotic sports car.
police say he was approached by two armed suspects. at least one of them fired. so far no arrests have been made. the rapper was facing trial on domestic abuse charges. "the baltimore sun" reports dunkin' donuts removed a controversial sign asking patrons to report employees shouting in a foreign language. the sign offered patrons a reward for calling and identifying employees who were, quote, shouting in a language other than english. the company released a statement yesterday saying an unidentified general manager posted the sign, and it was deemed inappropriate and removed. and bloomberg says monsanto is facing a man dying of cancer in the roundup weed killer trial. 46-year-old lee johnson says the main ingredient in the herbicide roundup gave him non-hodgkins lymphoma. he is the first to go to trial against the agrochemical giant. there are thousands of similar claims, though. monsanto insists the product is safe. still to come, campaigning for cannabis. mexico's former president takes
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in a trade fight. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. president trump is threatening to escalate the trade fight with china. yesterday he warned that washington would impose a 10% tariff on $200 billion of chinese goods. china's government denounced the threat as blackmail and said there would be a strong response. last week, mr. trump ordered tariffs on $50 billion in chinese goods. china then said it would raise tariffs on $50 billion in american goods. president trump's trade threats caused asian markets to tumble this morning. they also kept u.s. markets on edge yesterday. gains in energy shares helped curb the worst of the decline. the dow lost 103 points. the s&p 500 shed almost six. the nasdaq edged up slightly. the chief executive of volkswagen's audi division is under arrest in germany. rupert stadler was detained yesterday as part of an investigation into the alleged manipulation of emissions controls. authorities are looking into
whether cars sold in europe were equipped with software that turned emissions controls on during lab testing and off during regular driving. volkswagen has admitted to cheating on u.s. emissions tests. meantime, u.s. online survey company survey monkey says it has confidentially registered for an initial public offering with the fcc. the company says the number of shares to be offered in the price range have not yet been determined. the california-based company has around three million daily users. and former mexico president vicente fox is joining the board of directors of the marijuana publication "high times." fox calls himself a soldier in the global campaign to legalize pot. fox says he perceives a day when a robust legal marijuana marketplace will produce new jobs and medicines while sharply reducing cartel violence in mexico. he also says he sees pot being part of the north american free trade agreement. >> very interesting. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot. still to come, speaking up for autism. a texas high school student
secretly recorded inside a detention facility for migrant children separated from their parents... the battle over california's gas tax hike is ramping up... where the effort to repeal the increase now stands... and we'll hear from a man tasered by police after a couple of bay area cookouts turned into a brawl. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good morning. it's tuesday, june 19th.
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our top story this morning -- president trump will be on capitol hill today to meet with republicans on possible immigration bills. the meeting comes as outrage grows louder over undocumented immigrant children being separated from their parents. bipartisan lawmakers are calling for the separations to end. the president is blaming democrats. and many of the immigrants coming to our southern border are fleeing violence in their home countries in central america. gayle king talked to a mom who says she's determined to save the lives of her children. >> reporter: in early june, christina melgar says she fled el salvador with her 16-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son. they were seeking asylum at the border after they were threatened by violent gangs.
>> i just came to this country to protect my children. that isn't something we wanted to do -- >> reporter: she said she was arrested once she arrived at the border. she was separated from her children and had not seen them for the last six days. you came to the border, did you think that you could be separated from your children? >> no. >> translator: i didn't know what would happen. >> reporter: consuelo and her 15-year-old son renaldo fled guatemala, she says to escape violence in her country. after nearly a week in detention and separated from her son, she was released with an ankle bracelet. were you treated very well? were you afraid there? >> translator: i was very scared. >> reporter: what were you scared of? >> translator: i wouldn' see my mom again. they didn't tell us where we were going. >> reporter: sister nora pimentel is the executive director of the catholic charities facility that assists families once they are released from the detention center.
a big welcome sign when you first walk in, but there's a lot of people that are not welcomed in. what do you say to people? >> if they see the children i have seen when they're looking at me with faces full of tears asking me, help me, how can you not help that child? >> reporter: each day more than 100 people walk through her doors asking for help. >> those people have hurt a lot. >> reporter: they're told that they're breaking the law, and there are consequences for that. >> they're entering the country, asking for protection. how can that be breaking the law? they're not running away. they're simply saying "i need your help. my life is in danger." >> that was gayle king reporting. coming up on "cbs this morning," she will be at a detention center in mccallen, texas, with more on the immigration debate. plus, nancy cordes tells us who is footing the bill for some of the nation's top law enforcement officers to take luxury vacations and what they get out of it. also only on "cbs this morning,a priew of a rl estate project the ford motor company plans to announce today
netta and jacqueline. how is everybody doing? >> good. >> on a tuesday. >> happy tuesday. >> your favorite day of the week. >> the day i get things done. >> productive. >> when my alarm went off i thought of you. i thought it's her favorite day. it's a little foggy. you may have noticed that. here is a look at the golden gate bridge. low lying fog. the clouds have gotten thicker and low to the ground. visibility will be impacted for a lot of your drive. especially near the water, around the bay of course. it's a thick marine layer. a ridge of high pressure is to the south. that will bring us pretty warm weather. today will be warm. visibility low and then once that marine layer burns off temperatures will be pretty warm. a lot warmer than yesterday and above average. i will talk more