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nevada help egg to fund raise and rally voters. speaking right now in front of hundreds of supporters at the nevada republican party convention in las vegas. we have been listening and vaughn hilliard who has been there at the event this week in the suncoast hotel and ka seen very. what are some points he has made so far. >> he said yesterday in a tweet that congressional republicans should stop working on immigration legislation and he said here just now that he thinks it's a good issue for republicans in the midterm elections and said here he nicknamed jackie, the rosen, the congresswoman running against dean heller here, whack acky ja. she was there along with
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elizabeth warren and called wacky jackie with pocahontas campaigning in your state. can you believe that? this is a president that just actually rode into town into las vegas amid the chaos that is happening down on the border and while she's children are still separated from their families he held a fund-raiser for dean heller and corey lewandowski who was obviously was highly criticized for his comments when he said, wamp-wamp when a 10-year-old girl with down syndrome was separated from her parents. he's avoided the immigration topic here the other night but here so far today he's been going all in. i do want to note dean heller, three years ago this vulnerable republican, richard, actually returned his campaign donation that donald trump gave him. today donald trump was holding a fund-raiser with dean heller. richard. >> yeah, dean heller voting 90%
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in favor at least, vaughn, as you know for donald trump policies moving forward. how is the issue of immigration resonating, this in a state with a high latino-american population, number one. number two, it being a swing state, small, six electoral votes but still significant and the very topic of the president saying we need 60 republicans in the senate, is this why he's there today to try to get heller re-elected because he wants to try to go toward that 60 when talking about immigration? >> i think the political juxtaposition of this, richard, is telling. this is an electorate. 20% latino. one year ago heller had a press conference related to trump care and said he was not willing to vote for the one the president was putting forward. a couple days later he was in a meeting sitting next to
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president trump when president trump questioned dean with the cameras on whether he would be a senator going into the future. in the wintertime there was anotherman, danny tarkanian who would run against him in the gop primary. well, dean heller changed course and ever since he's been very loyal to the president and has stood by his side. we just saw him embrace him on stage. donald trump lost the state by just 2.5 percentage points and a republican running for the senate in that same state also lost. this is a state where latino electorate is needed. but what happened by standing with the president danny tarkanian exited the race when trump said everybody should get behind dean heller and so far just as we saw on the stage there there's been an embrace between the two. >> vaughn, this was bon by hillary clinton by just a
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smidgen. and there's also the point of this being a strong union state and where voters are on the ground will be resonating with better economy, right, better jobs numbers which we're getting within recent months. what are you hearing from either union representatives and/or those who are working in the spaces? i saw you earlier on the casino floors talking to individuals. >> exactly, when he talks to the people here, this is las vegas, won by ten percentage points for hillary clinton back in 2016. when you're talking to people on the ground, while the economy is high there is a lot of other issues that you should note, right. immigration at the forefront. look at where a lot of these workers here, these union workers, a lot of them are of latino descent and looking and acknowledging there are family members impacted by the president's immigration position and it's telling that the president is here in las vegas. this is the one county that always consistently goes blue for the democrats.
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reno is actually the county up in the northern part of the state where about 10% of the union labor, 90% of union labor in the state is located here and that's where the president is trying to drive home that message and i know dean heller when he was speaking earlier and was focusing and honing in on the impact of tax legislation that was passed six months ago that's the line heller is taking. democrats are narrowing in on the overall greater impact beyond. richard. >> all right, vaughn hillyard. thanks for that reporting as president trump is speaking right over his shoulder there keeping his voice low as to not interrupt. i appreciate that. thank you very much, vaughn. of course, you'll watch that for us and we'll pop back in if he starts to speak specifically again with more information on the issue of immigration. thank you, vaung. let's now bring in anita cue mar, jordan fabian for the hill, kev kevin serilli.
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laying out potentially why president trump is there on a day like this, right? given the very topic of immigration in a state like nevada where according to the recent census number, 29% are latino or hispanic, of course, this is one group associated with immigration but there's also another, in that state 9% are of asian descent. another group watching immigration. we have yet to hear necessarily pointed remarks from him. what do you think he's trying to do here, really help heller? >> absolutely. first and puerto rico foremost a midterm election campaign stop for a senator who was reluctant putting it islandly to back candidate donald trump on the campaign trail. mitch mcconnell's state, the senior start -- sorry, harry reid's state.
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there was divisiveness in terms of the political situation on the ground in nevada was playing out. you mentioned immigration, the second point i would make. this comes at a time in which president trump has tried on friday to rechange the conversation by focusing on angel families on friday as opposed to what the base of his political movement clearly was starting to break away from him on with the issue of separating children from their parents. look no further than the evangelical community. you mentioned the clout of the hispanic community in a state like nevada the evangelical community in nevada is also strong and when you have franklin graham, the son of billy graham breaking with president trump and the evangelicals by saying that this was a policy they would not be able to support, vice president mike pence according to multiple sources that i spoke with this week had pretty much couldn't get off the phone with the evangelicals who were urging him to reconsider on this issue. look, president trump tweeting out earlier that immigration reform is not something that
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will likely get done by the midterms. that is welcome news to outgoing speaker paul ryan who was unable to get a cohesive majority on capitol hill to get republicans together, richard, to get something meaningful done ahead of the midterm. >> what the president did say about immigration. let's listen to that and get feedback from you, anita. >> and on immigration we have to be very strong. i mean, everybody sees but this is the same sight that obama had. that bush had. same sight. same thing. in fact, they said, look at this sight. look at president trump. look at this picture. excuse me. it was 2014, it was president obama. okay. [ applause ] our people are actually doing a very good job. handling a very difficult situation but this is a problem that should have been solved years ago. so we're working very hard. the fact is we need more republicans because the democrats are obstructionists.
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they won't vote. they're total obstructionists. they don't want to vote. nancy pelosi, chuck schumer. they want to use the issue, i like the issue for election too. our issue is strong borders, no crime. their issue is, open borders, let ms-13 wall over our country. that's what's going to happen. >> so, anita, that was said just moments ago. the president has falsely claimed throughout this very debate the fault of democrats in this debate back and forth on progress and of eliminating the separation of families on the border which we will go there very shortly on this very program but, anita, as the president here points again at the democrats, is he underlining something that maybe folks aren't talking enough about? even if he is wrong, if you're critical of what he's done so far, losing for him on this topic is still better in terms of it being a win for him compared to what the democrats faced on this. >> it's interesting that you say that because the democrats, as
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you mentioned are meeting in nevada also today and they think this is a great issue for them, what's happened in the last couple of weeks seeing all these families separated. they think that the republicans and the president will take the blame for it so they were happy that he was coming there and they could highlight this issue. so, you know, what we heard from the president just now, if you've heard him on the campaign trail, it's not unusual for him to talk about immigration. actually that's at a political rally that's one of his favorite topics. what he has talked about the last couple of weeks is this blaming of previous presidents. previous administrations didn't get it done so i'm going to. that's been his talking point the last couple of weeks and tried to take action on this as you know with the executive order but he didn't get rid of the headlines and the pictures of families that are separated. there's still -- the executive order muddied the waters really. there's still the issue of the children that were separated so he's got that to deal with. the 2,300 separated but he also,
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nobody in his administration really knows how to implement the executive order so he's still got the same problems going forward that he'll have to deal with. >> jordan, that is the tone you are hearing coming out of this white house on what has been reported by our own correspondents here at nbc that the chaos level is quite high, the uncertainty is quite high. something that anita was just saying. what are you feeling coming out of the white house? >> well, i think it's confusion and frustration, richard. throughout the course of this week a lot of us are trying to figure out what exactly was going on with this policy, how were they going to treat these children in detention now that the executive order was signed. how were the children going to be reunited with their parents. administration officials by and large didn't have clear answers to that and that's been very frustrating to a lot of folks who were against the zero tolerance policy to begin with. they were cautioning the president this sort of thing can
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happen and they were seeing their worst nightmares play out during the course of the week as images of children in shelters were played all across television and as anita was alluding to they're still having problems putting this new policy, if you will, into practice, so we'll have to wait and see in the next few days if they can sort it out. >> next few days. the numbers that we've got so far at least gabe gutierrez reporting from the border, 500 is believed up to this sunday more or less of those who were separated will be reunited. we still have some 2,000 that will not be and how they're going to get that done. is the energy and focus on -- at the white house right now on getting that done, or is it more focused on the politics which we've also unfortunately had to focus on on programs like 24. >> the politics is always going to surround the policy and that's what makes this so -- such a problem for this administration for lack of a better word because, look, this was the policy that president
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trump and his administration had campaigned on and then had implemented. it is about three years and eight days to the date since candidate donald trump announced his inaugural candidacy in trump tower and we all remember the brash rhetoric he used during that speech in which he announced his candidacy. what you saw on friday at the white house, what you're watching right now unfold in nevada on the campaign trail for the midterms is that type of rhetoric in policy action. that is what makes this so difficult, richard, because if you think back to january 2017 where the president issued a response to the assad regime as a result of the images of children under chemical attack, now you're dealing with a completely different immigration crisis and thousand they change course, we don't know how. >> one of the points he's making on the topic and you were all alluding to this were what he calls angel families, the survivors of those who were killed, the president is saying, by unauthorized immigrants and,
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you know, you had a gathering of those and, again, underlining perhaps a stereotype that crime is more highly correlated with those who are unauthorized immigrants. as you come you across the border illegally but some of the numbers out there which the three are familiar with, cato institute in 2018 through their research actually showed that crime or homicide specifically related to native born americans versus undocumented immigrants versus legal immigrants, it was higher in terms of those committing homicides by native born immigrants. native born americans. so, as we look at these thematics, anita, these claims are not necessarily true by energy. the correlation is not correct. >> right, but he's actually been talking about angel families and talking about crime and illegal -- immigrants in the
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country illegally since his campaign. that's been a common theme from day one and talked about on the campaign trail and talked about it in the white house and that's something that was not a surprise that he brought a group of people over to the white house to talk about this because he felt like there was so much negative publicity and wanted to turn things around and talk about it. if you'll see what happened afterwards, which is that his administration, administration officials were very angry with the media that it did not get enough coverage and the coverage they say was still focused on the people that had been separated, the children that have been separated from their parents, what -- how to get this executive order put into action so they were very frustrated and put this event together and didn't get enough publicity. >> jordan, are democrats handling this properly? are they underlining the elms of good policy the way they should be being consistent with potenti
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potentially a cohesive platform if one exists. >> i will say that the pressure has been on president trump and his administration to fix this problem. if the problem gets fixed, you know, we've heard some democrats say, well, the problem isn't really family separation. it's the fact that children are being detained at all and if they do move the goalpost that could give president trump and his republican allies an opening to say now you're changing the subject and really this is something, you know, talking about children and being in detention that the president obama and past administrations were doing and seen the president make that argument and could drive it home if democrats decide to go in that direction. >> kevin, anita, jordan, thank you. the crisis at the border now that the executive order has been signed to halt the separation of families, how is the white house reconnecting the parents and children who have been split up? we'll go there. plus a day of outrage. americans still upset at the
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well, lawmakers and demonstrators are rallying across the country over the trump administration's handling of families at the border. outrage remains days after an executive order trying to stop the policy separating children from their families. now concerns over how the government will actually take on that task, that difficult task of getting the children back with their parents.
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some scattered across states, perhaps even countries. we're covering this with gabe gutierrez because not only have you been at some of the desen detention facilities but you've seen protests. >> hi there. we're here at the ursula processing center, largest such facility in the country and behind me this is border patrol and within the last hour you see new barricades have been put up to stop what happened. about an hour or so ago when protesters had gotten surrounded a bus that was carrying migrant families, luckily local authorities were able to stop that without any arrests that we could see and no violence, but emotions are running high here certainly as this immigration battle goes on. i'm joined by domingo garcia and
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you're one of the organizers. tell me what happened and why did things get so heated so quickly? >> you know, we had 400, 500 people and had a protest and saw a bus that came out full of children and these were children that couldn't have been more than 3 or 4 years old. could barely see their heads so i as a father was -- got emotional and just had to stand in front of the buses and asking where are you taking them because we know they disappear. we don't know where 2400 are. they were being taken somewhere. we don't know where, whether new york or some other foster home but not with their parents. >> now, there are reunions happening within some agencies. hhs, the department of health and human services and oor, part of, the part of resettle many, but how will the larger part be reunited. there were a group of democratic
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congressmen had a lot of questions for reuniting them. >> my concern is what is the plan to reunite those 2400 children still in custody? number two, why are you building prison camps in naval stations for 45,000 if you'll reunite families and president trump is not rejected and said we're not doing zero tolerance anymore. you're still separating them and now you'll have family prisons with whole families in there. there has to be a better way. >> what do you say to supporters of the administration who argue, look, it's very sad seeing these images of these children, the families should not be separated but the law needs to be enforced and borders need to be secured. what do you say? >> why put children in cages if. if you're christians and believe in family values and believe in the american creed written on the statue of liberty how can you tolerate this? there has to be another way to do this. those congressmen that came by and this president have to find
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a way to pass immigration reform so we don't have scenes like we've seen this entire week. >> there have been protests elsewhere. expected to be more over the coming days. what is being planned. >> we're planning on july 4th instead of having hot dogs and fajitas we'll go from every immigration center from new york to texas and we're going to demonstrate there for the freedom of those children and the reunification of families. that's what america stands for and on this day of independence we'll do that nationwide. >> dough ping go, thanks for talking with us. we're here at the ursula processing center, the largest such facility in the country in mcallen, texas, where earlier some protesters surrounded a bus filled with migrant children and made their voices heard. also today democratic leaders, congressmen and women, toured this facility. journalists are rarely given the opportunity to go inside. they did so a few days ago but
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journalists' cameras still have not been allowed to tour many of these facilities. so i'm going to send it back to you, richard. as many questions there are still many questions about how these 2,000 or so children will be reunited with their family. >> gabe, quickly because you were alluding to those elected members down there and one or two were claiming that they saw girls still huddled in lumps or groups underneath those my lahr blankets you have been reporting on for so long. do we know if that is still the case? very difficult situations for these young girls in these detention centers. >> richard, we're moving actually right now because u.s. border patrol are asking us to move a little bit here from the barricades as they put up more police tape around here trying to keep the peace. so that's why we're moving right now. you were asking about the claims earlier by the congressional leaders that were saying children younger than 5 years
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old segregated from their parents were crying. from the congressional leaders i spoke with they said that the conditions inside this facility, that the workers were treating them well. that the facility itself was clean and there was nothing about, you know, how the children themselves were being treated that they had issues with. their main question and their main outrage was that the fact that these children were separated from their parents at all and so that they wanted more answers on how they would be reunited with their parents, but, again, there's that question about it has been very difficult to get information to get video to get images about the conditions inside of these facilities because the government, frankly, has made it very difficult to do so and cited privacy as a concern but journalists have had limited access to these facilities and that's why politicians now seizing the opportunity are seizing what they see as an opportunity to go in and really
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make this ang immigration flash point. they say here in mcallen, texas, this is the epicenter of the immigration debate right now and a major protest also planned for tomorrow in west texas, as well, richard. >> they are our only eyes right now in terms of what is happening inside at least for now. thank you so much, gabe gutierrez in mcallen, now over to mariano tencio in homestead. they had protests. you're expecting some where you are at. >> they're about to start in 45 minutes. you can see the barricades behind me. also additional security, local groups will be starting the protest and walking out in front of the second largest facility holding child migrants, second after the one gabe mentioned in mcallen and democratic lawmakers what there in, richard. they were able to tour the
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facility for the first time after being turned away led by debbie wasserman schultz and came and talked to the press content with the infrastructure, with the conditions of the facility but it worried them that the unit tasked with reunifying the children separated from their parents with their family members was not working this weekend. i want to play a sound bite for you from congressman debbie wasserman schultz on what she found out about who wasn't working today. >> they only have personnel here monday through friday to be able to continue the effort to reunify children because dhs employees don't work except monday through friday so they don't have anyone to coordinate with. >> so, richard, it speaks to the urgency according to these lawmakers from the white house
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to put a policy in place to be able to reun nye them with their families. up side the facility there's more than a thousand children, 70 of which were involuntary separated from their families. richard. >> thank you so much. we'll get back to you. still ahead for you, they were talking about it just now, the confusion that may exist there at the sites as they try to reunite families at the border and at the moment the lack of a plan, it appears to do so by the white house. we'll dig into that. nymore. [ roaring ] what could go wrong? you good? yeah, you? [ roaring ] [ screaming ] nope. rated pg-13.
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taking place claiming as of tomorrow approximately 500 of the 2,300 children separated from their parents at the border with mexico have been reunited since may, yet it remains unclear how many of the nearly 500 children are still being detaped with their families. political reporting that on friday the department of health and human services created an n unaccompanied children reunification task force according to an internal document obtained by politico. still no definite plan. let's bring in the deputy director of the national immigrants rights project for the aclu and their lead lawyer suing the trump administration over this very issue. so, you've been watching the details here and you clearly are very aware of what the administration is doing. >> right. >> what should be the plan for reunification, you think, here in terms of process. >> yeah, i mean, i think the overriding point is they just
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need to get it done with these kids. when the united states government wants to prioritize something they can get it done and have enough resources. it just has to be a priority. there are kids, 1, 2, 3 going to bed every time clinging to pictures of their parents. the united states government has enough resources to get it done so we are not so concerned with the weeds right now of how it's going to get done. but going forward what they need to do is stop separating families and if they ever do it again, there needs to be a connection between the agencies right now. the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. the kids don't know where the parents are. the parents don't know where the kids are. the two agencies can't even put it together. it's worse than anybody actually realizes. >> lee, you know, it's more than one or two agency, don't you? >> exactly. >> i can read them all but there's like seven, eight, nine different agencies that need to coordinate talking about issues of immigration but even outside of the government, and its historic strength in getting anything it wants done done
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there's also the amazing nonprofit, the ngo community. how might they coordinate. >> there are nonprofits ready to help in any way. the white house if they feel like they can't do it on their own need to make a call to businesses, to nonprofits, there are so many people that will help, but no one should go to sleep at night without saying, i need to prioritize these -- getting these 2 and 3-year-olds back to their parents. at this point the government can't just say it's going to happen or we'll create a task force or this or that. you know, enough of that. it's get them back to their parents. >> what kind of legal help do they need on the ground? you remember when we were talking about the president's first executive order related to this topic and we were at airports watching airports across the country and the legal community through their community work was out there helping folks. what do you see now? >> we have a lawsuit going in san diego, a national class action and had a hearing
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yesterday with the judge and urged the judge to act promptly right away. he said he is going to. he wants briefs from the pears to kong collude by wednesday. and then he's going to act promptly and what we're saying to him is he doesn't need to micromanage it but needs to set a deadline saying get these kids back. we've asked them to get back within a month but the youngest under 5 much quicker and said he needs to order the government to tell the parents how to reach their children. i mean, some of these parents are just sitting there, have no idea what part of the country their kids are in. haven't spoken to them. it's outrageous. >> very complex and chaotic problem. thanks for coming in today. coming up, we're there at an arizona -- we're there as an arizona senator gets a firsthand look at a texas detention center where little girls taken from their parts are being held. plus, blocked at the border, migrants seeking asylum are being united at u.s. ports of
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now back to the crisis at the border. some of the migrant children detained are being housed as you've heard it before, those tent cities where they are at waiting to be reunited with tear families. cal perry has been covering this for us throughout the week. what are you seeing in tornillo? i foe you just spoke to an elected. >> we spoke to senator tom udall
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from mexico. he tried to get into this and was denied entry. he did. and he helped solve one of the mysteries we have which is where are the girls? he shed some light on that. take a listen. >> we were just trying to get a sense in the short period of time they were there do they -- are they being treated well? have they had any problems? those kind of things? have they talked to their parents? most of those things were answered yes. and, and i would say for the most part kind of happy and smiles, just today seven girls have arrived at about the approximate same age. >> 13 to 17. >> 13 to 17 girls. >> so you heard there from the ages of 13 to 17. he put the total number of kids in that camp at somewhere between 250 and 260. we thought it was around 250 but obviously he's adding in there the recent arrival of those seven female detainees. he described it as very hot.
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it is, of course, very hot. it's about 108 degrees out here. he said the kids are able to get out and play some kind of soccer but they have to return very quickly to air conditioned tents and did say they are able to control the conditions, the temperatures of those tents which was something he was happy about. he added that separation he thought really was taking a toll on those kids and while they kind of outwardly looked happy he was worried about that and finished by talking to me about donald trump. he said he thinks the president should come down here and see this for himself and, richard, i asked him the question you asked me, he kind of preempted me on the scale from 0 to 10 and put it at a 10 of how bad the chaos was. he said they were told by the authorities in the camp that the ages were 13 to 17 on these kids but said as he was walking through the tents and he saw the kids he thought they must be younger. he said they must be younger so screamed out in spanish to the kids how old are you and that's when they confirmed they were between the ages of 13 to 17 but he did not trust the officials inside when he was told how old
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they are. >> on this day as we look towards reunification what are you hearing? we understand 500 are to be reunified by sunday. what are you seeing in terms of that activity set? >> so that's what we're hearing. i asked what is the plan? did they share the plan with you? he said they told me to call back in a week. >> a week? >> that just goes to show you the agencies are not -- in a week. and we had just heard the earlier guest -- forgive me, had said the agencies are not communicating with each other. not only that, but a u.s. senator is standing here telling me that he wants to know how the kids get back with their families and told to ring back in a week so it's pretty stunning, richard. >> especially based on the time line and where many of these families and children have been so far.
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cal, great stuff as always. great to talk with you in tornillo. still ahead, president trump's policy on separating migrant children from their families. it sparked reaction from lawmakers as well and two women inside the white house have now taken the spotlight on this very topic. we'll look at their responses. in about what's next. i'm still giving it my best even though i live with a higher risk of stroke due to afib not caused by a heart valve problem. so if there's a better treatment than warfarin, i'm up for that. eliquis. eliquis is proven to reduce stroke risk better than warfarin. plus has significantly less major bleeding than warfarin. eliquis is fda-approved and has both. so what's next? seeing these guys. don't stop taking eliquis unless your doctor tells you to, as stopping increases your risk of having a stroke. eliquis can cause serious and in rare cases fatal bleeding. don't take eliquis if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. while taking eliquis, you may bruise more easily and it may take longer than usual for any bleeding to stop.
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melania trump and the president's daughter isla visva waded into the debate this week. ahead of her unannounced visit, she released a statement saying she hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform. thursday's visit however was overshadowed by this, her choice of the jacket. a jacket with the words i really don't care, do u emblazoned very clearly on the back. ivanka trump gave her first public remark thanking her dad for signing the order. jennifer luben is here. gabriella is here from roger williams university and former obama campaign spokesperson. you were just at the border and
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visiting some of the locations. what did you see relevant to what we're watching today, that is the goal to try to reunify these families? >> it was an utter lack of transparency, richard. we were
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i'm richard lui at the msnbc headquarters here in new york city. president trump is back to defend i defending the immigration policy in las vegas, nevada, and finishing up in the last hour. the president blamed the democrats for the problems with immigration, and pushing for a merit-ba merit-based system. >> if not, they would come by the millions, and we need to have the borders and the wall. we will have the wall. we have already started it. >> well, let's talk about the border and where he wants to put
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the wall. there is a nightmare going on, because the executive order has been signed b now does the white house have a plan and what are with seeing on the ground the reyu n reunite the migrant children with their parents. the immigration impasse continue, and the president tells the republicans to stand down on the immigration legislation, and is that a surprise? or a political calculation? we will look behind that rhetoric. and now, we start with a long road to reunion, and hundreds of migrant children are still separated from their parents, and despite the reversal of the policy that separated them in the first place. to day, the lawmakers are visiting the detention centers as the protesters are calling for reform. and how is the government going to undo this damage going forward and we will go to marianna in homestead, florida, where there is a rally. and so what a change in the matter of moments that we spoke with you. it is full in the streets there. what is happening?


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