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Biden picks ex-FDA chief Robert Califf to again lead agency
"President Biden is tapping a familiar name to head the food and drug administration Robert Calif was the FDA's chief at the Obama administrations and and a person familiar with the decision says the president's naming him to reprise the role now caliphs nomination comes amid months of concern that an agency near the center of the federal code nineteen response does not have a prominent leader Janet woodcock's been acting commissioner for ten months if the Senate confirms same Calif would oversee not just FDA decisions on Kobe Bryant team vaccines but
Biden Fires Trump-Appointed Head of Social Security Agency
"President Biden is replaced the top two officials in the Social Security Administration both holdovers from the trump White House president Biden had asked social security commissioner Andrew Saul to resign but Saul refused so after researching legal opinions in the justice department the White House terminated his employment the deputy commissioner agreed to resign top Democrats applaud the move but Republican lawmakers are accusing Biden of politicizing the social security agency by removing trump appointees the labor union for federal employees says that operations and morale had suffered under solves leadership and that he should be sent packing biting his named a deputy commissioner kilo low key Chicago C. as acting commissioner Jackie Quinn Washington
"acting commissioner" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Was key. The prices search six point six annually. Most on record for the month of may month over month they rose point eight percent so almost one percent in one month alone get used to the word inflation. It's like the first time you heard the term cova or corona virus and. It was some quaint cold or flu coming from another part of the world and then ended up on your doorstep and dominating your life inflation it's back and it's going to be the number one economic problem in this country over the next several years. The problem is as milton. Friedman has said many times. Inflation is a government created problem. individuals do not operate printing presses. The government does which is why they're horrified of bitcoin. Win the government prints more money. It values the money already in circulation. This is not a complicated concept when they do so in the short term. They win favor with the public that votes. Yes give me more money. That same public does not realize that the money they already had has now been devalued. When you print more money to hand out you are redistributing wealth. You cannot give to people without in some way taking from others. A value in your savings is what occurs when money is printed and given to democrats see it does actually hurt you when the government hands money to democrats. It's not the case that if if on my farm i grow more. Squash doesn't hurt my neighbor. I guess in some ways. It does. Because i have more squash to sell but mean and drive the price down but by and large success is not his failure but when the government prints more money. And that's what we've seen and there's more on the way by the way there's more on the way this is what the biden administration is doing. 'cause they have to give the unions a bunch of money and that's coming. There's more of that coming. When that happens. It's going to create a greater inflationary effect and to the inflationary effect of money being pumped into the economy at record rates the supply chain disruption of the last year. This is really hard to overstate now. This is a shorter term spike in inflation related to this particular specific issue. But it's enough that it's going to set off an inflationary trend. The supply chain disruption. A friend of mine. I guess i can tell this part is this is not a trade secret per se but steve moore runs all the specs liquors hundreds of stores they are. I believe the largest single retailer of alcohol in the country. So they're pretty good what they do and one thing i've found is that we all think we know a lot until you find somebody. That narrowly focuses in a particular space. And you realize you might walk in there and spend some money but you don't understand the challenges and the solutions you don't understand how many things that when you walk in the product you wanted is available within ten seconds and you don't realize what great links they had to go to to make sure. That was the case at every store you go to. That is a logistical nightmare. That unless you did that all day every day. and we're smart and had years of retail experience. You wouldn't be able to figure that out you got distribution networks you've got purchasing you've got you've got a merchandising. You got a lot going on there. But several months ago. I went down and talked to him about as economy was beginning to kind of back up and he was talking about the challenges in the supply chain for everyone including their industry. Some of these distilleries had closed down any said you know michael. It is a whole lot easier to shut a business down than it is to start it back up and said why is that so well if you shut a business. Let's take a store. If you shut us specs down you say everybody go home or locking the doors in ten minutes grab your purses and personal belongings and go home so everybody leaves. Billy lock it up. Turn out the lights and you'll e but turning it back on his very different because when everybody was in the habit of showing up to work you can in one fell. Swoop sent him home but let three six nine spec state open but for businesses that didn't including manufacturing houston people home for six or nine months. Some of them don't come back especially because now they're getting unemployment checks and others don't come back because they move away. Some people said hey looks like our business can be close raw. I'm gonna go back to the town. I'm from other people. Say this might be the time to just retire. Never come back. There are lots of things at play at a time. Like that and so when your job is to get that business back opened that becomes a real problem not to mention the fact. I didn't get to this yesterday. Axios now reports that it is estimated that half of the unemployment money that was that was when they made it rain to hand out during during the covid. Half of it may have been stolen by foreign crime. Syndicates could be over. Four hundred billion dollars could have been stolen. Quote states weren't prepared for the unprecedented wave of unemployment claims. They were about to face. They all knew that fraud was inevitable but decided getting the money out to people who desperately needed it was more important than laboriously making sure all of them were genuine blake hall. Ceo of id me an anti fraud. Agency says that america has lost more than four hundred billion dollars to fraudulent claims. He says as much as fifty percent of all unemployment money's might have been stolen haywood alcove. Ceo of lexis nexis risk solutions. Believes that at least seventy percent of the money stolen by impostures ultimately left the country much of it ending up in the hands of criminal syndicates. In see if you can guess the three countries where they believed the criminal syndicates were stealing our unemployment line. Russia gosh that sure does come up a lot. China you know. Our friends gave us the covid and nigeria. What about when we find out the unemployment office was getting emails. Said hi nigerian prince here. If you'll send me a couple thousand dollars in unemployment checks to lego's i'll unlock my billion dollar estate shirt with you and someone unemployment officer who is a good deal..
"acting commissioner" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Was the acting director of operations for the customs and border patrol. The end of the trump administration during that difficult time as president trump is transitioning out in the biden. Folks can't wait to beat down the door and be in charge. The message was made clear. A you in your official capacity were very clear in word spoken and written. Stop the caravans. Don't come it's against the law. It's dangerous will turn you back. But the biden administration sent the exact opposite message and what happened as a result as a marginal increase of the number of people coming here. What did that do beyond the messaging right. It's it's both. you have to have strong messaging. That clearly identifies what the the message you just said. Don't come but you also have the policy that supports the message. If you don't have both then obviously they're gonna listen to the substantive part and that's really gotten this administration you know they. They finally realized that they create a catastrophic crisis at our border. So just as have been telling. Don't come don't come. Yeah but there are substantive policies are doing. The opposite of policies are opening our borders catch releases back on. That's what that's what the cartels. That's what the migrants here. It's a joke with. They're saying right now but overnight with a stroke of applicable pin lay dismantle vacant the vitamins dismantle every almost every effective tool authority in policy. We have and we sold. The numbers immediately skyrocket the last ninety days alone. We have seen a twenty one year high last month. A hundred and eighty thousand apprehended in a single month over thirty thousand god ways and that same month as a comparison this time last year just twelve months ago. That's almost seven hundred percent increase under the trump administration last month in a april nine hundred percent increase from this time last year. We absolutely have unmitigated crisis that look. Here's what's also frustrating to me. Is that we warned administration. We told them that if you do what they have in fact dumb that you would create an unmitigated crisis that would pale in comparison to what we saw in two thousand nineteen. They dismissed us. Don't care because they see a placebo perceived political benefit from doing what they're doing right now. Kamala harris show trip down to guatemala. Only one source of the folks who are coming in here includes throwing a bunch of cash at the guatemalan government and letting corrupt officials there wasted. Does that help in any way even marginally and his. Here's what's also one of the false narratives that they're giving out the american people is is somehow what's what's happening guatemala. The northern countries is mutually exclusive from. What's happening our border there. Knock you can't and you shouldn't discuss one without stephanie other so for her to go down to guatemala without first border to really understand the causing in effect the epicenter of that cause and effect is unconscionable absurd. I think most americans understand that. But i think what which even more just Pressing absurd to me is that look. We've been working. Decades and decades with the northern triangle countries talked about the root causes. We know there were calls. His are and like you said there's corruption there's always been corruptions they're gonna continue be corruption. That doesn't mean we don't continue to try to improve those country but that is a long term fix years decades down the road right. What we have is a media crisis on the south border. And he's immediate attention by the united states by our our policy. Those things aren't mutually exclusive. That look she. She's she doesn't want to touch the sport i think she's doing it by design because she doesn't want to be attached to the crisis and she's even said so michael she said. Hey my i'm not divorced. My goal in in my is just to take care of the root causes but somehow they're mutually exclusive. It's just ridiculous when you get to the root causes. Let's say you could fix guatemala. Which i'm not sure we can from here. I'm not sure that that that that solution exists. In a short period of time you still have el salvador and honduras and word you to fix all those. You still have mexico. And everyone's not coming from their. Where's the biggest source of this problem. I mean i i guess. Mexico has to be a in terms of sheer numbers. The biggest issue you have to address right because at least if you could still border there you could stop a lot of this well so so right now technically yes but but back in two thousand nineteen mexico was not It was actually the news. I'm trying to countries the largest percent. He was about sixty five. Seventy percent of the flow in two thousand and nineteen we're we're families unaccompanied minors outside mexico. so right. Now that that has shifted you know over the past year In large part due because the trump administration by february twenty we have reduced the flow a families and unaccompanied minors from the northern triangle country by seventy five percent and so but for percentage wise. You know to mexican nationals taking the league and they still technically have the league percentage wise but look you can't just focus on the percentage you gotta focus on that plus the number one hundred eighty thousand so the numbers of unaccompanied minors and families. From the northern triangle countries have continued to climb over the past. You know probably six months. And it's all due to this administration so that as that unaccompanied minors and family percentage numbers are not only growing in numbers but also the percentage with respect to what we're seeing at the end of the day the policies that we need to do it doesn't matter whether you're a mexican national or you're a from outside mexico. Our policy should be the same to affectively secure. Our borders and address illegal immigration crisis. We did it. Under president trump. It can't be done and we were getting better stronger every single day if isis were doing this on the syrian border with send in troops in afghanistan which send in troops. Why do you think the american government has for a long period of time been afraid to engage the cartel considering what they do and what a national security risk. They are right here in our own backyard. So i think there's a long discussion. I think the end of the day. Look i've been doing this for thirty five years. My i sort of six administrations. Both republican democrat and it's about political will end of the day when you're talking about securing our borders it's about political will and i don't put all this on the democrats you know. The trump administration they had the white house to house and the senate for two years and they still could not have any meaningful legislation that really directly resulted and securing our borders the way that they needed to be secure and address the illegal immigration crisis as well as Addressing the cartels as you describe the cartels looking you started the first break the cartels on the on the humans. Muslims this multi billion dollar business. I said with be. I mean they. They charge between three to five thousand. Sometimes seven thousand per person and even more kind of what country come come from per person tons of one hundred eighty thousand and single month. Do the math. I'm not gonna do public math but you do that month after month. Format in the year. That's billions of dollars so the cartels are getting more powerful. They're getting stronger every single day. And look it's not mutually exclusive. it's not just they. They don't put it in a pretty box human smuggling and then separate from its all the same look. They look at ten kilos of math the same as they look at it. A group of twenty family members. They we we look at them differently. The cartels though it's all about money it's all about profit and they're all commodity doesn't matter was meth are human beings. That's the way they look at it and at the end of the day. They're going to do everything they can to increase their profitability. And they don't care who. They hurt who they damage in the process. When you say. I'm not going to do public math somewhere out. There seventh grade. Math teacher is saying do that. Boy wasn't any good at math and needed to learn it and he didn't patience morgan. We'll have you back soon. so your guest. Thank you.
"acting commissioner" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Gulf of our conversation with senator ted cruz involved the us border and the crisis there. We spoke senator cruz off air and you will hear that at the end of the conversation. We're about to have now. And that is with the former senior official performing the duties of the commissioner of the us customs border protection. Mark morgan in other words for an interim capacity he was basically running the customs and border protection under the trump administration at the end and he took a much firmer line on migrant caravans coming from honduras. And the light unforced link. That approach has changed. Mark morgan always a pleasure to have you. Thank you for your service to the country. How concerned are you when you see stories about what's going on at the border knowing more about it than almost anyone look at. This is a very heartfelt. I'm literally losing sleep. I am losing sleep because what is happening but the crisis happened in the southwest border is impacting every single aspect of our national economic security. And i also believe it's on top of that humanitarian crisis and it's also constitutional crisis So i i'm losing sleep michael. Who's coming up you know. I think a lot of people have this impression that it's dishwashers and grass mowers and and Produce pickers and and granted look are are. You can't break our law to come here no matter what you come here to do But it's more than that isn't it and it's not just malla honduras el salvador and mexico. Who's coming in. Where are they coming from. And how concerned should we be over that. So that is a great question. And that's a narrative that i believe this administration purposely not discussing. They're hiding that. From the american people they want the american people. Think it's all these these families just looking for a better life. Which by the way. The economic migrants is not about asylum claim. Another thing that they don't they're not honest with the american people about they're still filing false claims on top of illegal entering. But to your point. You're absolutely right. Look we're we. We're getting countries from one hundred and twenty hundred and forty different countries. It's not just mexico. It's not just the northern triangle countries. We're getting individuals from what we refer to a special interest countries and we referred to special interest evans. They're coming from afghanistan. They're coming from yemen. I could go on and on. This is not just mexico northern trying to a country this is not even a western hemisphere. This is really a world issue because this administration has sent a message allowed unclear to the entire world that our borders are open. If you come you're going to be allowed in the us. That's where we're at right now. Let let me give you another statistic. One thing we do not talk enough about why why we have this increases unprecedent number of unaccompanied minors and families absorbent amount of auditory resources. Rapid pulled off the line to the daycare and humanitarian assistance. That they require leading large areas. The border unsecured. What do you think happens. The number of god ways. Those individuals are getting past the border patrol entering illegally. And making it in to the us that number this fiscal year right for this to almost two hundred and fifty thousand god ways that's two hundred fifty thousand individuals who got past a border dot passed a frontline defense because of this crisis and they made their way to every town city and state in this country. That should shock us. All when you mentioned yemen and afghanistan. You said. I could go on. please do. Why's that important it's important because it's not just you described it's not just about you know the individuals that are looking for a better life is well beyond that. That's why we say it's a national security crisis. Look when you have borders that are this and that you have the ability for individuals to exploit. It's not just about the cartels right. It's about other organizations. Look you could make a strong argument that that the the more and less secure borders become more for organizations to Really explore what's happened in our border. Look we we. Don't talk enough about the trafficking issue. I mean every single day individuals are being smuggled at the same time. They don't realize you being traffic until it's too late until they've already got here in the united states and now they become aware that the victim of trafficking as well as smuggling it will just the our our our borders are well beyond just to illegal immigration. Licensed another aspect. We don't talk about drugs. Look the as borders continued to be less secure secure. More drugs are pouring into this country both outer points eventually and in between reports. Eventually i remember reading a story. He was wall street journal had done where they'd gone. In this twelve year old girl had been sent by her parents in hopes of making it to america and they'd made sure to put condoms in her backpack because they knew she'd be raped as if you can beg your rapist to to wear a condom but that was the level of that was the mindset. I it's it's they understand what's happening to these children and a twelve year old is a child and and this is par for the course. This isn't changing right. This is part of what the cartels do that. That's exactly right and this is the i tell you what this is. Something that gets be really really fired up because this administration because the rhetoric that we faced under the trump administration was absolutely just horrendously false. We when you say when you d incentivize illegal immigration when you close the loopholes our system what you do is you also reduce the amount of abuse at the hands of the cartels look. We know independent studies nongovernmental organizations over thirty percent of women. Young children are sexually assaulted views on the trip up. We also know that migrants lose their lives. They die trying to illegally enter the united states. This administration knows that they turn a blind eye to that opened the borders re incentivize individuals to give their life their earnings over to the cartels. Give their lives over the hands of the smugglers. Because they know now once they get to our borders once again they're going to be released into the united states and never to be heard from again. And that's what this administration is doing. So i've tried to be reserved. But i'm past it now and i am absolutely directly saying that that more lives are lost. It try to illegally enter the border. Those lives on the hands of administration. There's a sheriff and valverde county. This show one hundred ten miles of border with with mexico that goes into great detail on by the way he says. He's a life long democrat but he said his is forty two years the crisis of sports the worst he's ever seen it and he goes into great detail about his deputies found pregnant haitian woman on the banks of the. Us that had died from injuries. She suffered trying to To jamaica custody of grant he goes into detail about how a car crash were smugglers tried to invade america. Law enforcement crashed into a vehicle driven by american citizen and eight. Illegal aliens died as a result of the crash. I could go on and on and on. That's what's going on at our border because of the administration has sent a message to everybody. It's once again. Our borders are wide open. There are now reports that the cartels growing if not number one business is human smuggling because they become so sophisticated and so good at it that they're able to monetize this and the way they once did Illegal drugs or the trafficking of guns Mark morgan can you hold for just a moment. I wanna ask you about the the incentive the.
US to resume J&J COVID vaccinations despite rare clot risk
"U. S. health officials have determined it is safe to use the Johnson and Johnson covert vaccine after a pause of nearly two weeks the acting commissioner of the food and drug administration made the announcement have full confidence that this vaccines known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks after being halted for eleven days because of rare blood clots developing in at least fifteen women health experts say the risk is minuscule and the benefits of the J. and J. one and done shocked are substantial the CDC's Dr Rochelle Wolinsky for every one million doses of this vaccine the J. and J. vaccine could prevent over six hundred fifty hospitalizations and twelve yeah she says women will be told of the risk of blood clots and be given a choice of another vaccine and the suspension and investigation should give people confidence about the safety process Jackie Quinn Washington
U.S. Lifts Pause on J&J's Covid Vaccine
"On Johnson and Johnson's covert 19 vaccine. Just hours after a CDC recommendations for an extensive review of the available data, the FDA and CDC are lifting the recommended pause on the Johnson and Johnson or Jenson Covert 19 vaccine. That's acting commissioner Dr Janet Woodcock, ABC Stevo Since Sami is that CDC headquarters, health authorities put a pause on using the vaccine after six women came down with severe blood clots about two weeks after getting the shot the CDC shares that there are now 15 of these cases, most of them with severe blood clots near the brain. All of them are women between 18 and 59 years old. Three of them died and seven are still hospitalized. But the experts underlying that thieves are out of eight million Americans who've gotten the shot with no serious complications. Those who received the shot will be told to watch for symptoms, including severe headache or leg pain, which could be signs of blood clots. Vice President Harris hit
Facing Pressure, Biden Administration Scrambles to Shelter Migrant Children
"The border. It will now restore program that allows some Central American Children to apply from their home country. Three for admission to the U. S. The administration will also look for additional housing for young migrants were detained after crossing from Mexico, The acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection says more than 9000 kids were detained at the border without a parent last month. That is up by almost 4000 from the month before the tensions of unaccompanied minors in February, more than doubled compared with the same period last year. There is more audio evidence today that former President
Johnson & Johnson's shot authorized by F.D.A.
"Today. The Johnson and Johnson single dose covert vaccine just approved for emergency quick use by the Food and Drug Administration Acting commissioner Dr Janet Woodcock Jenson Open 19 vaccine known and potential benefits outweigh its known a potential risk with clear evidence that the vaccine may be effective in preventing covert 19 3
FDA advisers recommend J&J vaccine for emergency authorization
"Amid this new warning from President Biden. There's been another significant step forward for the nation's covert effort. An FDA advisory committee endorsing Johnson and Johnson's covert shot and, according to multiple reports of CDC expects the FDA to grant emergency use authorization tomorrow. CNN Health editor Maggie Fox joining our own Sean Anderson and Hilary Howard earlier to talk about This endorsement was made said that it was a pretty easy decision for them. They said that the data clearly showed that this vaccine is not only effective in preventing severe Corona virus infections, but that it's also a very safe vaccine. So this committee, these advisers to the FDA voted unanimously to recommend that the FDA gives emergency use authorization to the vaccine. Well, the acting commissioner of the FDA, Dr Janet Woodcock, has issued a statement saying that she plans to do that very quickly. Assuming this all happens as it's supposed to what's the timetable here for getting doses made and then distributing them without this is going to be fast doses are already made. As you previously reported there, there's four million doses ready to go. What happens now is what will get an authorization from the FDA. And they say they'll do that so we can expect that probably tomorrow. So Andy slave it who's chief advisor to the White House on these matters, says he expects the FDA to do that tomorrow Saturday. Then it's up to the CDC to decide what people should actually get This authorized vaccine. So the CDC s advisers see Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will be meeting on Sunday, and they'll vote whether Americans should get the vaccine. They may also have some advice about who should get this particular vaccine. CDC director will then say OK, go and the U. S. Is ready to roll with ease, The White House says immediately, which means probably Monday. Maggie quickly before we go. Can we get enough vaccine quickly enough to blunt the rising variants? That is the race? That's what everybody's worried about These variants. Some of them appear to be more contagious and really the best way to get out in front of that is to get as many people vaccinated as fast as possible. Johnson. Vaccines boost that a little bit, but they don't have a whole lot of vaccines ready to go until the end of
"acting commissioner" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Latest news on the vaccine, and any 35 is Mark Morgan, acting commissioner of U S Customs and Border Protection. We'll talk about the return of the caravan's A Mary Walter here with Vince Colonies. Good morning. Good morning each year on Martin Luther King Day. It's also lobby day in Richmond. An opportunity lobby. Your lawmaker. Girls in the Commonwealth and what she'd like to see done in the General Assembly. And that's what Phillip Van Cleve and the Citizens Defense League does each and every year. Let's find out how it went yesterday. Philip joins us now felt good morning. Morning. How did it go yesterday in Richmond, especially in light of all of the pandemic restrictions that the state in the city have imposed upon people who visit Well, I think it was It was extremely well. We had four caravans coming in. Um and, uh, they kept shutting down streets. That was one of the things that I'm a little bit difficult. The last year event couldn't make it even in front of the General Assembly. They shut that big chunk of broad street so that but they still got to go by the Science museum. Where the Senate is meeting and Yeah, well, it's kind of solve a pandemic issue because everybody was in their own car. We'll have more information on like, maybe more information on side. You know, we had heard that the caravan coming in from the West Stanton was 10 10 minutes. We are 10. Miles long. Um, I know it was over three miles long coming down from Fairfax. We have a helicopter We paid for a helicopter. So we're gonna have some overhead flybys and stuff to look at interesting film there so, But those decked out Busses were beautiful. You couldn't miss him made full side 55. Asking your bus. Totally orange with various words on it, like gun saves lives 2.5 million times a year, things like that. So, but it went peaceful. There was we predicted there was there weren't any problems. So so explain that for people who don't have something like this, maybe who don't live in Virginia maybe doing don't even realize what this what this is, is this. This happens on this one day, and it's usually not caravans, right? It's usually people in groups that calm and they get to advocate for whatever their cause happens to be so Virginia Citizens Defense League Big Second Amendment Group wants to preserve those rights in Virginia..
Trump expected to highlight wall in trip to border this week
"President trump has plans to travel to the us mexico border next week. Trump will travel to the border town of alamo taxes on tuesday to highlight hits administration's work on the wall and mark the completion of four hundred miles of the still structure acting commissioner of customs and border protection. Mark morgan says the incoming biden administration would undo improvements that have led to a decrease in border crossings. Fox's christina columbine the head of customs and border protection warren's shutting down construction would cost taxpayers billions.
Revisiting President Trump’s border wall promise
"Went and looked at the topics of the last presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Chris Wallace was the monitor. Here were the topics death and entitlement, immigration economy, Supreme Court, foreign hot spots and fitness to be president. Immigration You know, in the entire first debate, no mention of immigration in this next debate that's coming up Thursday. No mention of immigration in the vice presidential debates, no mention of immigration. Why Well for two reasons, number one because the people support President Trump's policies on immigration and number two They've been a resounding success. So God forbid, we actually discussed them on the national stage. Joining us right now is the acting commissioner of U. S. Customs and Border Protection. Mark Morgan. Mr. Commissioner, you tell me, but I mean, that's my take on Why No one wants to talk about immigration right now. Wish the president would talk about it a little bit more, because it's really one of the great success stories. Look, I think what as the commissioner, I could agree more your spot on and look, this is been on enforcement of all time. And I'm here as acting commissioner CBP and I can tell you that this is a completely a political statement and the successes that we have achieved and we have achieved. A lot of them on the immigration front is directly related to this president. And this administration giving us the tools and the network of initiatives and policies. We need to address the threat. That's a fact and talk about I can validate that. And I can confirm that with his many statistics there you are your listeners need. Well, Let's start with one of them that I saw earlier today, and this, I think, is the most resounding one. You inherited a lot of broken policies the administration did with regard immigration and the worst of them all, was the catch him released policies. In fiscal year 2019 you had to release over 230,000 illegal aliens who had been apprehended this year, 1000. That's in incredible. And then no, no, nobody. Those this nobody hears about this Mark Morgan. They don't learn your listeners to think about that. Think of 230,000 down to 1000. And why did that happen Because of this administration what Congress and I've said this for for the last two years, I'll continue say Congress has continued to fail the American people by passing a single piece of meat, meaningful legislation that would address this crisis and what happened there. That this administration did. They gave us the network of policies and tools we needed. And that's just not happening. Give you fact NPP the migrant protection protocol. Mainly, I think most people know that to be remain in Mexico that policy that initiative alone where we get Mexico to join us. His true partners was one of the cornerstones to change an end catch and release. One of the biggest pull factors like they knew that they made it our borders. We were releasing him that has ended completely as because of this administration. Of course, the entire immigration policy that the president proposed when he was running. Was well down to one issue, and that was the wall and we know you know, whenever I mentioned it, I always say, you know, he said he'd build a wall. He also said that he would enforce our immigration laws as written, which is frankly, more important than the Waller just is important as well. But the wall means something. Give us the latest on this wall where it stands right now. Ah, again, you're spot on. So you did do your homework on this one for sure is that it is about the rule of law That was still Congress to you Don't like the laws change him. That's your job, And I tell people that come after us What he coming after after us for we're just enforcing the curtain along the laws of the book that Congress passed, you know, like him additional petitioning. And and picketing in front of Congress, Not men and women of law enforcement. And right now it gets all naysayers. They said. It couldn't be done. We're at almost 375 miles of new Wall system and we're still comfortable with and is here As promised. We're going to be at 450 miles of new Wall system. It has been a game changer, Don't you Don't trust me. Go out and talk to the men and women there on the front lines. Protecting this border and you ask them, they'll tell you the wall was significant tool to be able to perform theirjob. Can you describe it Just because I know that there's a lot going into the border wall and the and the barriers there. How important if you can judge it this way. Is the structure itself. A supposed to that that I know you've got this wide expanse of cleared out area where you can drive your vehicles up and down the border for apprehension purposes, And that's almost as important is it not, sir? It actually is. We called wake all access roads, and that's why this wall is so much more than just steel and concrete going in the ground, and that's one thing we've been trying to get out there. It's just not amount of words. When we say it's a wall system. It has integrated lighting, integrated technology, state of the art technology and access roads if you ask a lot of border regions In some areas. It will be a toss up between the steel in the ground that access road, but luckily they don't have to do to use because it is part of Wawel system. They're getting all what's very important to is the wall system. It's actually part of a larger multi layer strategy of infrastructure, technology and personnel. A lot of people hear about technology. Well, guess what. We're doing that too. We've got a considerable amount of technology that we're on the Southwest border. I always say we need it all, including the wall.
"Hey welcome to in the thickness is a podcast politics race and culture from a POC. Perspective. HORSA and I'm Jerry Galloway. Rela. We have a very special guest joining us from Southern California Jacob Sobre. He's award winning journalist correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC and Hey a best selling author. Now, what's up Jacob? So good to be with you guys you know have wanted to do this for so long with you and I'm I'm just grateful to be here with you together I know he's a fan. He's a fan of in the thick fan. Yes. We love that we love fans of the pod so. We're going to be talking about an issue that you have called an American tragedy and this is the issue and the history of family. I don't even like that term because it's really families being ripped apart torn apart. In your new book separated inside an American tragedy you readers through a very intimate look into the policy into the families that have been torn apart and traumatized. You also talk to policymakers and government officials who ultimately were responsible for creating and really promoting this is stemmed separation of an estimated five, thousand, four hundred children from their parents at the hands of the government and I. Say. And still counting. Yeah and despite the fact that president trump signed an executive orders supposedly ending the policy of Charles Separations in two thousand eighteen, the ACLU alleges that there have been more than one thousand family separation since that executive order and more recently propublica reported on how the trump administration has used the corona virus as a pretext to circumvent the normal legal protections allowed to migrant children. So since March ice has circulated thousands of migrant children through hotel black sites making it virtually impossible for lawyers, family members and advocates to locate them and deported them in order to quote prevent the introduction of Covid nineteen into the US. Even though many of the deported children have tested negative for the virus. So Jacob here have reported on these issues for many many years. These policies you know predate trump. So before we get into the current iteration of this shit show, I wanNA talk about looking back into that history and actually. You great job of setting it and in a moment we'll talk about how it's touched of us. Really personally. But Jacob. From your perspective, talk to us about the origins of family separation and how the stage was being set for these policies way before trump entered the white. House. So yeah, you gotTa tell us how did we get here? Yeah. I think Maria. That what the trump administration did and we talked about ripping families apart family separation what to call this really what it was in the words of Physicians for human, rights and Nobel Peace Prize winning organization was torture at met the. Definition of torture according to the United. Nations it was government sanctioned child abuse according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and you know make no mistake. This is on the trump administration's hands. No administration in the history of the United States of America had ever attempted or done anything like this in a systematic way. But the fact that the trump administration was able to execute this policy was only possible because of decades of failed deterrent based immigration border policy by Democratic and Republican administrations. This will come as no news to you. But for people who don't know in one, thousand, nine, hundred, four, the Clinton administration put into place their border patrol a policy called prevention through deterrence. That's why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more by hiring record number of new border guards by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before by cracking down on illegal hiring, which was designed went along with the first wave of border infrastructure walls. Fences what have you and the idea was that by doing that people who are migrating to this country quote unquote illegally would have to go on more dangerous or deadly journeys to get here and sure enough you know many people have died trying I e let them die trying. Let them die trying. That's exactly right. After the Clinton administration. We had the Bush administration which obviously created H S and expanded the border patrol exponentially dozens of agencies charged with Homeland Security. Will now be located within one cabinet department. With the mandate and legal authority. To protect our people, the Obama Administration obviously deported more people than any other president ever no matter how they are. No matter their reasons. The eleven million who broke these laws should be held accountable and we got to this place where we had donald trump is president saying when Mexico census people, they're not sending their best they bringing drugs. Crime, their rapists, often not the pictures of Jay Johnson walk through the same facilities that I saw separated kids in and look yes. The Obama Administration Limited circumstances did separate parents and children from each other and the reason that they did it was circumstances where you had parents who were perhaps violent criminals or dealing a narcotrafficking but they never did on a systematic basis Jay Johnson? The Homeland Security Secretary, or Cecilia Munoz from the Domestic Policy Council. Bowl said to me on the record in my book we could never do. What the trump administration did it doesn't mean the idea wasn't proposed. It came up, it came up in the situation of the White House but they never did it and the minute Donald Trump became president. This idea was on the table right about a Valentine's Day meeting and twenty seventeen and the officer Kevin McLean then the acting commissioner of Customs and border. Protection they wanted to do this from the get-go and now the results of of this policy are very familiar to all of
Shadow Immigration System: Migrant Children Detained In Hotels By Private Contractors
"Began, the Trump Administration has set up a shadow immigration system on the U. S. Mexico border. Private contractors detain Children in hotels Before they're sent to their home countries. This allows immigration officials to bypass the normal process that would give the Children a chance to ask for asylum in the United States. NPR's Joel rose as the story of two people caught up in the system. It was late at night when Ricardo and Jorge arrived in a hotel parking lot, escorted by armed men in civilian clothes, way went in through the side door. No one was there. We didn't have to sign in or anything. We couldn't see the name of the hotel. Jorge is 16 and Ricardo is 13. They asked us not to use their last names because they're still in immigration proceedings. They're cousins who fled Honduras together after gang members threatened their family. They crossed the border illegally into Texas last month and turned themselves into the border patrol. After spending the night in detention. The boys say they were loaded into a van by the men who were not in uniforms. And they drove three hours to the hotel. Jorge says they were not allowed to leave their rooms for six days. They treated us badly at the hotel. They threatened us normally, when migrant Children travelling alone or apprehended. There are special protections that kick in to make sure they aren't sent back to dangerous situations. They're supposed to be detained and child appropriate shelters before being placed with a sponsor in the U. S while their asylum cases or heard But during the Corona virus pandemic that's not happening up and down the border, Court documents show. Many unaccompanied Children have been held secretly in hotels for days, sometimes weeks until they could be put on planes back to the countries. They came from. Immigration lawyers have figured out which hotel's leading to scenes like this one were detained. Give me your name. Texas Civil rights project posted this video on social media. Last month, he chose a lawyer confronting several unidentified men in the hallway of a hotel in McAllen, Texas, where the group believes migrant Children were being detained by police. Men shove the lawyer back into the elevator now. Private contractors working for U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are detaining these young migrants in hotels in McAllen as well Asshole Paso, Phoenix and San Antonio. According to court papers. The company MGM Ink says its contract with ice prevents it from from talking talking to to the the media. media. Ice Ice says says those those contractors contractors are are trained trained to to keep keep the the miners miners safe safe and and secure. secure. Jorge Jorge and and Ricardo Ricardo say say they they were were allowed allowed to to call call their their relatives. relatives. They They were were relieved relieved when when they they reached reached Ricardo's Ricardo's father, father, who who lives lives in in Texas. Texas. They They say say they they weren't weren't allowed allowed to to tell tell him him where where they they were were that we were forced to say that we were okay. And I wanted to tell him that we weren't getting enough food that we weren't allowed to go out or even to use the restroom. The boys figured this was just the normal immigration process in the US But Ricardo's father knew something was off. He's savvy about the system because he's seeking asylum himself. Three. Mind you. I think I suffered more than the kids because they knew absolutely nothing of what was happening. Ricardo Sr says days would pass. When he didn't hear from the boys or from immigration authorities. He drove six hours across Texas, stopping at every detention center and Border Patrol station to ask about the boys. All the while calling everyone he could think of for help. I told the lawyer I called the 100 government. I called the Honduras consulate and someone at that office told me the kids. We're on an express deportation list. What We're trying to that The best we can do is remove all individuals, regardless of whether they're minors. Or they're adults. That's Mark Morgan, acting commissioner of U. S customs and Border Protection. He says the Trump Administration is trying to protect public health during the Corona virus pandemic by keeping migrants without papers out. We're trying to remove them a ce fast as we can not put them into our system to not have them remain in the United States for a long period of time, therefore increasing the exposure risk. The American people. Immigration officials say they've carried out more than 100,000 expulsions during the pandemic, removing at least 2000 unaccompanied Children through June. So it's really clear to us that this is a pretext for blocking access for Children and for asylum seekers. Lisa Friedman is a vice president at kids in need of defense or kind, a nonprofit that's trying to get Children released from this shadow immigration system that completely takes them 100% out of all of the special Actions that have been put in place in recognition of the vulnerability of unaccompanied Children. In the end, Ricardo Seniors frantic search for his son and cousin paid off. He got in touch with kind group contacted immigration authorities who handed the boys over to a shelter. A few weeks later, they were released TTO live with Ricardo's father. I have the best dad because he risked it all to be reunited. To see me to support me. For Ricardo's family is the exception For most kids who pass through these hotel rooms. That's all they're going to see during their brief stay in the U. S. Joel Rose NPR news
Shadow Immigration System: Migrant Children Detained In Hotels By Private Contractors
"Began, the Trump Administration has set up a shadow immigration system on the U. S. Mexico border. Private contractors detain Children in hotels Before they're sent to their home countries. This allows immigration officials to bypass the normal process that would give the Children a chance to ask for asylum in the United States. NPR's Joel rose as the story of two people caught up in the system. It was late at night when Ricardo and Jorge arrived in a hotel parking lot, escorted by armed men in civilian clothes, way went in through the side door. No one was there. We didn't have to sign in or anything. We couldn't see the name of the hotel. Jorge is 16 and Ricardo is 13. They asked us not to use their last names because they're still in immigration proceedings. They're cousins who fled Honduras together after gang members threatened their family. They crossed the border illegally into Texas last month and turn themselves in to the border Patrol. After spending the night in detention, the boys say they were loaded into a van by the men who were not in uniforms. And they drove three hours to the hotel. Jorge says they were not allowed to leave their rooms for six days. They treated us badly at the hotel. They threatened us normally, when migrant Children travelling alone or apprehended. There are special protections that kick in to make sure they aren't sent back to dangerous situations. They're supposed to be detained and child appropriate shelters before being placed with a sponsor in the U. S while their asylum cases or heard But during the Corona virus pandemic that's not happening up and down the border, Court documents show. Many unaccompanied Children have been held secretly in hotels for days, sometimes weeks until they could be put on planes back to the countries. They came from. Immigration lawyers have figured out which hotel's leading to scenes like this one here, give me your name. Texas Civil rights project posted this video on social media last month. It shows a lawyer confronting several unidentified men in the hallway of a hotel in McAllen, Texas, where the group believes migrant Children were being detained by the police and then shove the lawyer back into the elevator. Now, private contractors working for U. S Immigration and Customs Enforcement are detaining these young migrants in hotels in McAllen. As well as El Paso, Phoenix and San Antonio, according to court papers. The company MGM Ink says its contract with ice prevents it from talking to the media. I says those contractors are trained to keep the miners safe and secure. Jorge and Ricardo say they were allowed to call their relatives. They were relieved when they reached Ricardo's father, who lives in Texas, but they say they weren't allowed to tell him where they were. We were forced to say that we were okay. And I wanted to tell him that we weren't getting enough food that we weren't allowed to go out or even to use the restroom. The boys figured this was just the normal immigration process in the US But Ricardo's father knew something was off. He's savvy about the system because he's seeking asylum himself. Three. Mind you. I think I suffered more than the kids because they knew absolutely nothing of what was happening. Ricardo Sr says days would pass. When he didn't hear from the boys or from immigration authorities. He drove six hours across Texas, stopping at every detention center and Border Patrol station to ask about the boys. All the while calling everyone he could think of for help. I told the lawyer I called the 100 government. I called the Honduras consulate and someone at that office told me the kids. We're on an express deportation list. What We're trying to that. The best we can do is remove all individuals, regardless of whether they're minors or they're adults. That's Mark Morgan, acting commissioner of U. S customs and Border Protection. He says the Trump Administration is trying to protect public health during the Corona virus pandemic by keeping migrants without papers out. We're trying to remove them as fast as we can not put them into our system, not have them remain in the United States for a long period of time, therefore increasing the exposure risk. The American people. Immigration officials say they've carried out more than 100,000 expulsions during the pandemic, removing at least 2000 unaccompanied Children through June. So it's really clear to us that this is a pretext for blocking access for Children and for asylum seekers. Lisa Friedman is a vice president at kids in need of defense or kind, a nonprofit that's trying to get Children released from this shadow immigration system that completely takes them 100% out of all of the special Actions that have been put in place in recognition of the vulnerability of unaccompanied Children. In the end, Ricardo Seniors frantic search for his son and cousin paid off. He got in touch with kind group contacted immigration authorities who handed the boys over to a shelter. A few weeks later, they were released TTO live with Ricardo's father. I have the best dad because he risked it all to be reunited. To see me to support me. For Ricardo's family is the exception For most kids who pass through these hotel rooms. That's all they're going to see during their brief stay in the U. S. Joel
Oregon sues federal agencies for violating protesters' rights
"Movement is only growing with the presence of federal officers in their city. A new lawsuit claims the federal officers are violating the rights of protesters by performing duties designated to state and local governments. Portland Mayor in Oregon's governor or demanding the agents leave. Mark Morgan, the acting commissioner of U. S Customs and Border Protection, defends the actions of federal officers. Itjust makes common sense. We're not going to allow somebody to walk up to the federal property assault, a federal officer agent on because they walk off federal property there were going to say We can't go arrest you. Oh, that That doesn't make sense. Of course, we're going to trust you and we have the authority to make that arrest. Morgan also says they're using unmarked vehicles so they won't become a target for violent demonstrators. We're learning now that just as in
"acting commissioner" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"And governors must establish an overwhelming law enforcement presence until the violence has been quelled give a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them that's the president the need to restore order do you think that would be a no brainer we now have the C. R. C. B. P. acting commissioner that's a border patrol the discussing the role the customs border patrols plane to help restore law and order and it's also my understanding by the way that they have been even all through covert nineteen the building of the wall the president said he's going to try to have four hundred miles complete new miles of wall complete by the time the election comes around which is at a hundred and fifty three short days the acting commissioner mark Morgan is with us now they have been active in deployment and manpower and offering assets supporting efforts for federal state local law enforcement partners I and anyway thanks so much for being with us you know it's funny because you you served under Obama and you served under Donald Trump and when Obama was president did you never hear about you but because you're doing the job of president trump boy it certainly seems like you're treated to a whole hell of a lot differently and in the second term of Obama we pull tape worry sounds just like Donald Trump on border issues that's absolutely right you know I'm the same man that I was under the bomb ministration as I am under the trump administration and you know and now I'm being called every name in the book and death threats but but what's more importantly it was more important is is the minimum is CDP a receiving death threats the minimum of C. B. P. their character their capability who they are and what they do for this great nation the reputation being tarnished but but by people by members of on Capitol Hill it's absolutely irresponsible and reprehensible some of the things that our own Congress folks are saying about the men and women C. B. P. they should be ashamed of themselves strong they absolutely should tell us what you're doing to help with the effort is helping fellow law enforcement people around the country and you have a lot of of you have a lot of tools at your disposal of manpower what's been going on we actually a lot of people understand the customs and border protection is the largest law enforcement agency in the entire United States and look I I feel I I have since you've been doing a great job I I wish you were you show as well as your TV show in in the court we're we're all United the whole country United that the W. George Floyd was obviously tragic and those were responsible should be held accountable and we're also United C. C. B. P. everyone of us out there that those who want to lawfully and peacefully protest we're gonna support that were to defend their right to be able to do that but we're also you equal United is that anarchy and lawlessness that this president talks about who will be on the way absolutely not be tolerated and we are one hundred percent behind them we all are about law and order and to see the P. across the country shop not just the national capital region across this region we we have deployed hundreds and hundreds of personnel to support all law enforcement agencies across more than a dozen cities in the United States to help them restore restore law and order and I am darn proud of that well I think you should be how are we now progressing as it relates to building the wall I know during the whole covert thing the construction continued on apparently using some safety cop precautions where are we on that aspect but it was shown during this call business with another great aspect of this incredible organization along the United States Army corps of engineers gentle talk someone out he and I are talking a regular basis we we've actually improved during cope with and we're trying to protect the country from continued introduction of of covert from outside of our borders we've continued to actually improve and gotten faster and building more miles of wall it's progressing at a rapid pace and I'm also confident that we're gonna meet the our goal of four hundred fifty miles but by the end of this calendar year that is an amazing feat and when you think of for example the president wasn't get the support of Congress but by the way in the last term of Obama they did supported the Democrats even and then the trump is trump's idea this is terrible this is racist you know you look at like what's happening in New York all these anarchists they've they arrest four hundred of them and because of these new bail laws in New York that back out on the street within hours by law it's just like for example the sanctuary city sanctuary state policy even violent felons that they get out of jail and they are they're sent right back into society and to me that is the state's in the sanctuary cities aiding and abetting crime because that's what the law calls for but they just circumvent it absolutely right good American people need to understand the truth and the facts behind sanctuary cities their cities their communities there is no doubt in the Sean that those communities that absolutely let's say any time any time the you're not cooperating with with with with someone more forceful in T. two to another it's absolutely to communities less safe I just don't understand why that's even a debate in this country right now I mean look look look at what's going on right now that did the ride to the city see these protests have been hijacked they were specifically talking to law enforcement law enforcement officers that are out there to to try to protect trying to stop the city from being burned and and and businesses looted what happened a police officers that have been stabbed shot out be attacked driven over by call ours I mean we we we had a black former the chief of police a black chief of police Sydney but seven years old that was stabbed to death in St Louis trying to prevent the looters and what's his name David Dorn and we also look at that if you don't mind socks a DHS we have one of our brothers to a federal protective service officers were shot and one was killed anyone his name is just as important Patrick under what he was shot by looters had nothing to do this had nothing to do with protesting for Mr Floyd's death this is just a moment and a common criminal who took Patrick door under would you like we should remember his name to Sean because it's so sad that you know nobody ever talks about all the law enforcement is one of the things that drive me insane I gave a list earlier in the program all these police departments that where either officers have been killed or severely injured or you know hit in the head with a brick and it just as the city after city after city of the city then the cities you know when the president offers the help and they have to accept card help and ask for it and they're saying they won't accept it well now the president is we're watching all those you know chaos and anarchy on T. V. and the arson and the looting and all the other criminal activity and now what what the president will have to invoke the insurrection act to bypass these governors and mostly by the way blue state democratic governors mayors that have done a whole rific job for decades you know in pretty much any area you could measure up to right now and and you know I I I I mostly out of the political aspect but this will say to support just what you said I have had a cities that have ever outwardly said we do not want any law enforcement support from C. B. P. we do not there there's a tweet out there to capitalize someone from the mayor's office and city capitalized not we do not want any help from C. B. P. why their city is burning whether a business should be included what people are violent criminal acts happening they're specifically saying they do not want our help again with people on a dog if people on the hill that are chastising that they're actually going after it didn't crumble brave men women the C. B. P. because we're trying to support the president of law and order stance and and protect this country from almost an anarchy and that's what we're getting and that is pure politics and that makes every city less safe it's disgusting extremely well said well listen thanks for all you're doing mark Morgan CBP acting commissioner and for the great job you're doing that's an amazing amount of all that you guys have built in a very short period of time after a fairly big fight did get the funding for it and the reallocated funds as the president did and thanks for helping out in this as well we appreciate all you guys do please have my best best I know many of them I think you know I've been down on the border I don't know fourteen times now I've been there a lot of everywhere from the Rio Grande through San Diego and every spot in between but thanks for all the hard work you do every day John we we I I can tell you like I can speak on behalf of men and women at C. B. P. they appreciate your support you've been down there trenches you talk to him you know what's going on so that you can control guys it's not it's such a hard job I mean we all the all the heroin all the human trafficking all the the gun trafficking Fenton all its heart rific it's a terrible job and these measures this president is making is protecting our country in keeping us safe and you're you're on the ground making it happen so thank you for all you do thank you all.
CBP Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan: immigration “daily encounters” in April decreased “more than 50%” from last month
"Immigration authorities say arrests at the southern border continue to fall in April down fifty percent from March as NPR's John Burnett reports that the decline comes amid broad measures to limit border crossings with the corona virus pandemic under an order from the CDC immigration agents now arrest and swiftly expel anyone who crosses the border without documents the idea is to keep migrants who may have the corona virus out of federal detention facilities that includes asylum seekers who can no longer ask for protection the U. S. Mexico border is closed to all but essential workers many foreign residents cannot see green cards and meanwhile construction has quickened on the massive border wall president trump is expected to highlight his tough immigration controls during his reelection campaign and observers say fears over coronavirus have played into his
Trump Changes Make It Difficult For Migrants To Gain Asylum
"It to me more than fifty five thousand migrants have been forced to wait in Mexico for their day in US immigration court under the trump administration program known as remain in Mexico it's one of several key changes that have made it extremely difficult to win asylum here just a tiny fraction of migrants in the program less than one percent have gotten protection and sometimes even those who do win are sent back immigrant advocates of identified at least seventeen cases I asked mark Morgan the acting commissioner of U. S. customs and border protection why I don't think that should be happening I described case uses situation to Morgan he said any migrant who wins their case should be allowed into the US that that's happen the way you described that then then that's that's an anomaly it's a mistake but we'll we'll take a look at that that was at a press conference last month last week customs and border protection cut back to us and said the agency can return migrants to Mexico while officials consider whether to appeal but immigration lawyers disagree and in this case officials gave his his paperwork saying a judge had ordered him to appear in court which wasn't true the paperwork also listed a hearing date in November but that date didn't appear on any court docket because it wasn't real they put a fake date on a piece of paper that says you have an upcoming hearing and there was no hearing Kenji because you cut is a lawyer with a nonprofit human rights first he took on hace uses case after you've already won in immigration court the fact that the commissioner doesn't even know who's being sent to Mexico under the program is really troubling it's that kind of lack of care and attention that is putting people's lives at risk customs and border protection denies using fake court dates the trump administration says it is trying to limit asylum by discouraging what it considers fraudulent claims because UK says the administration is turning away legitimate cases to the trump administration is trying to basically fry in refugees away from the United States to make it so scary and dangerous for them to come to the border and ask for help that they just give up and go away we're never come to begin with for he Seuss it was too dangerous to stay in Venezuela a country that's been rocked by political upheaval Hey suse was a police officer his superiors ordered him to arrest members of a political opposition party on bogus charges he refused and president but circle shown a semi Yasumi familiar they started to preserve me and my family they killed my father and my mother was followed she was threatened with its still and beatings don't know you will be a hay Seuss says he was jailed and beaten and that his father died after being refused treatment for a heart condition at a local government hospital this is when he and his mother decided to leave yeah but only by already I already lost my father and didn't want to lose my mother so I sold all my belongings in Venezuela political somewhat they're gonna continue Minnesota that was the beginning of a five month saga for hay Seuss and his mother they try to put their names on a waiting list to request asylum at a port of entry in Texas but they say they were told repeatedly by the keepers of that list in Mexico that it was full so they crossed illegally and turn themselves over to the border patrol he sees his mother was detained in Louisiana but Hey Zeus was sent back to Mexico and released wanting Pinto Sally it as I was about to leave the Mexican immigration office one of the officials told me with the way that you look cool you won't go fifty steps without being kidnapped and went up us work on this project with throw hay Seuss was dropped off in wave a Laredo Mexico or migrants are frequently targeted by cartels he says he did witness kidnapping and violence and even narrowly avoided being kidnapped himself he sues managed to escape from a group of thugs at the bus station he was on his way to meet his lawyer Kenji because you cut in person for the first time together they tried once again to get hay Seuss into the U. S. because you guys showed immigration authorities the judge's order granting hay Seuss protection in the U. S. in order that the government never appealed we were sent to you know different officers and they told us that and his use was not going to be allowed into the United States one officer told me that by going back to Mexico his deportation had already been carried out could you could says he spent more than four hours arguing with officers at the border well the staff at human rights first called homeland security in Washington members of Congress anyone they could think up for help finally without explanation immigration officials relented and let his who's in he's now in Florida reunited with his sister and mother they're all fighting for full asylum protections which would give them a path to citizenship in the US he's who says he hoped this would all be easier Gideon okay sentimental Khaleel a I hope not treatment would be warmer and more humane officials are really harsh and insulting my currency and the system is really complicated they see through my areas on the complete I'll still Hey suse is grateful to be here he knows a lot of people from Venezuela who are still in Mexico waiting for their day in U. S. immigration court toll roads NPR news
Border apprehensions drop for sixth month in a row
"The year the federal government says there's been huge success along the southwest border after what authorities call last spring's border crisis customs and border acting commissioner mark Morgan says apprehensions at the border are down for the sixth straight month and down more than seventy percent from the height of the crisis in may six months later we have reduced the monthly apprehensions by more than a hundred thousand that that's staggering in in a very positive way the number of families apprehended is also down eighty five percent since may Morgan
U.S. arrested nearly 1 million migrants at border in past 12 months
"The acting commissioner of U. S. customs and border protection mark Morgan today at the White House says almost a million migrants were arrested along the southern border for fiscal year two thousand nineteen he says that's the most since two thousand seven these numbers are numbers that no immigration system in the world is designed to handle including ours arrivals from families to the border in fiscal year two thousand nineteen more than tripled anything previous fiscal year on
"acting commissioner" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Of whether they're likely or have a reasonable probability of making a decent case on the merits okay so it's a lower end of mortar patrol agents are now doing a screen of border patrol agents do some of it but it's mostly done by USCIS office okay so we're still doing most of it but a bunch of border patrol agents have been trained on this by us to expand the work capacity down at the border they're doing a great job mark Morgan is the acting commissioner there he's a super partner running customs border protection and the border patrol and and we also though just recently got a Supreme Court ruling week and a half ago that allows us to implement one of our asylum rules yeah which is a pretty tough rule I mean let's be candid it blocks asylum at the southern border and last someone coming in has already claimed asylum in a country through which they have come because asylum is about safety not convenience our preferences about safety and for people using it as a way to get over the US border into get hopefully in their mind released in the interior a we are now blocking that and it was very unusual action by the Supreme Court to reach down stop a night circuit in junction in the middle of the case yeah either way that was a sixty two or whatever to to to cents it's it doesn't have a vote like you normally see but there were only uses a sense right and and that bodes well for us winning the case and look this president is winning these cases what we're doing is within the boundaries of the law we're committed to that he's committed to that and one result of it is when these cases go all the way through the courts we went yeah but but all of those process. is all the injections from these renegade it appeals courts will with that let's take a quick.
New Jersey expected to announce vaping restrictions within weeks
"Morning New Jersey the latest state to announce an investigation into E. cigarettes and vape being governor Phil Murphy announcing that move Thursday is seen as the first step is that they move toward a possible ban on net some vaping products. this after a short while ago I signed an executive order creating a multi departmental electronic smoking devices task force which will over the course of the next three weeks identify and recommend actions we can take both administratively have legislatively to protect the residents especially kids from the hazards of vaping let me be perfectly clear many people have no idea what chemicals their vape pen is putting into their bodies. FTA hasn't had the ability to fully test the safety of these products. as of this moment there is no safe. the only safe alternative to smoking is not smoking full stop we are joining a growing number of states and the federal government compelled to take all day being given the rash of emerging lung disease cases associated with the cigarette use this task force will be chaired by acting commissioner to the person telling who I should remind everyone is a registered nurse it will include the attorney general's office among others. it will issue its initial findings and recommendations in this is deliberate by Thursday October third so that's three weeks from today. I know the Senate president the speaker the senator is an assemblyman all share our concerns about the safety of vaping. new York's also investigating the industry it comes as health officials across the country investigate a handful of deaths and potentially hundreds of long illnesses tied to
"acting commissioner" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Time law enforcement fellow where did the FBI also worked in immigration he is the acting commissioner of customs and border patrol how are you Sir I'm doing well mark. well I've been watching you and it's been kinda weird out there I might say Mister commissioner in other words for instance you in the present and criticized for not having really build enough wall when the Democrats been blocking you when they run the court to try and block you from moving funds around which every president has done for a variety of reasons now you're building a wall so you're followed if you're building the walk she look at that is violating appropriations and then you're criticized if you're not so what do you make of that yeah at the marquee spot on it so frustrated that there's so many false narratives to break down to just what you said but one of the greatest false narratives is the that is just horrendous it it's it's almost unconscionable that so we we we are building a wall and then they want to say well it's not really new wall but you're right it's it's replacing the pre existing barriers well I I can tell you mark and the experts the border two agents online will tell you is that the the current berries that we have in place now there old dilapidated and they're absolutely ineffective and every mile of world it's being built it's absolutely a new model of war in the market even more than that it's actually a wall system it has integrated lighting integrated technology access road it's absolutely in the wall right now we've already built sixty five miles of new wall. can I hear you're going to be building a lot more of the course of the next year and a half. right right now would be because we finally the sector defense finally agreed and we we got additional three point six million that's out there so we'll funding from DOT we're looking at about between four hundred fifty to five hundred miles of new wall but in the twenty twenty and it's it's absolutely good going to increase the capacity the border patrol to safeguard this country across strategic locations on the southwest border mark Morgan this is to be celebrated yet the same media sources quite frankly the same left this in and out of government in and out of the Democrat party are furious that you're accomplishing this it's it's I I've never seen anything like this will it make it more carefully right and it just it defies logic and let's go back and we talked about this before let's go back to two thousand five and six to secure fence act with the same individuals that that our bill called the wall immoral saying we don't need it saying it's an effective we're saying the opposite back in two thousand and five and six it shows his soul for street and again and and and some of the individuals will rub to call this the president vanity wall and I can tell you that's absolutely false there to what the president has done is actually deliver and listen to the experts the the border patrol field leadership has said this is part of what we need we need this wall is poor that multi layer strategy infrastructure technology in personnel the president listen and he's delivering what the experts have been asking for. the president. Jules Mexico and now they have I understand twenty seven thousand troops committed to securing their border which help secure our border. and as I understand it it's had an effect tell us about that it actually has it and I think your spot on so the book if you just look at the history and and you look at the negotiations from this this president this administration once this president actively engaged in negotiations with the government Mexico in in in late may June ever since that moment you've seen Mexico step up and they are acting as true partners really seen this for the first time as a regional crisis not just the US crisis and because of that but you just said on the president's support twenty five thousand troops ten thousand the southern border fifteen thousand the US Mexico border their their strength in their apprehension at Chiapas which is which is there but between dot blot a mall in Mexico the key area for for those borders right now they're apprehension so for this this calendar year over a hundred thirty thousand all of the last year eighty thousand and right now there's another significant thing that they're supporting it's called in P. P. the migrant protection protocol and that allows individuals are illegally in this country the United States were actually having them wait in Mexico why they go through immigration proceedings in this country right now mark what we're looking at almost forty four thousand individuals that are weighed in Mexico that otherwise would have been in our facilities in the country are we would have already released them into didn't care and I stayed because or broken walls absolutely significant you know it's significant as a farm policy accomplishment to how many presidents have been able to do this not. none look we we have been working with with our international partners to see this is a regional crisis and step up and and work the parties for very long time and it just hasn't happened until this president and right now the past ninety days and here's a significant number mark the past ninety days since may the end of may which we saw the height the hundred and forty four thousand apprehensions since then the numbers came in August we've seen eight the nose ninety days we've seen that fifty seven percent reduction in apprehension fifty seven percent absolutely significant. you know it's interesting I'm sure commissioner Morgan at some point somebody say well the Mexicans aren't paying for the wall and somebody's gonna try to get clever with tears here's what I would say. with anybody have believed that the B. twenty seven thousand American troops helping us to prevent aliens from coming into our country illegally would they believe that they were forty some thousand individuals on the Mexican side of the border. trying to get in our country but being processed in Mexico if he had run on that nobody would believe about that either so whether they pay for the wall is really not the point the point is that Mexico's actually partnering with us now to try and help our thing. market is everything you just said if your your spot all and I could can I could even continue to to to go on so so in may at the at the height we we had or around forty eight or large caravan to remember one single caravan back in may not pass was over a thousand. last month August six and that's directly due to Mexico tightening up their interior enforcement identifying the alien smuggling route stopping busses turn around and send those people back it you're actually spot on no doubt what what else will say though is you I'm still a little bit you're cautious because we need Mexico to to continue to stay in this and we still the best go to step up and key critical Aries to continue to do more and specific target locations that but right now they're they're support his is unprecedented absolutely is is directly impacted the low apprehensions and other different areas in the immigration issue that they you cover versus Ken Cuccinelli and so forth and so on but he's got quite a team now let me ask a question. when you hear people running for office saying get rid of ice and then when you hear people running for office saying. we are going to close our detention centers in the same people say that we should build a wall. then what are we going to do. but nothing that like right when you hear that rhetoric what what that means is open borders that's what that means an American people need to understand that if you're talking about and they're trying to do that reproduce funding so ice doesn't have detention back talk about getting rid of ice talk about all the things you the wall is it needed when you put all those things together if if if any of that little all that happens we will have no borders and and this is coming from a guy you start off I appreciate I'm a law enforcement career guy I'm not a politician I don't want to be a politician this is coming from somebody's been doing this for a long time and go in there can people if if those policies come into play we'll have open borders. Mr redistrict cut eleven Mister Mister Morgan commissioner mark and mark my friend I want you to listen to the sister Janet the politburo who did a very poor job I might add my opinion. at a hearing today on the border cut eleven go what I mean to suggest is that the border itself is not the number one threat to the safety and security of the American people despite the overwhelming public attention being drawn to the border as a function of DHS. what she means China's a threat rushes a thread around you know as North Korea and terrace and an open but no words. this is how they downplay this issue they fail now they downplay this it's not the number one threat but it is a grave threat is it not Mister commissioner mark again EA you you're absolutely spot on I get so frustrated so so because we have any right to follow logic because DHS the big entity that is also cyber in there because they have a a a collective wide array of threats that we have to an American people should expect us to address every single day somehow then the the third national security threat loss up was border is that poured in I mean it's ridiculous the American people should expect us as part of the just to be able to multi task and sometimes he dressed all those threats at the same time and that's what we're doing. well you're terrific president made a wonderful choice in and picking you for this slot and he's and he's really doing a great job and so are you and god bless you my friend thank sure appreciate that are you take care yourself. you know Mr producer is the president and his team really is doing IT area wonderful wonderful job under horrific circumstances quite frankly. what I want to do here now is I want people to listen. to to cuts. I want you to listen to Beto o'rourke at the Democratic Party state convention in New Hampshire on Saturday caught one go and this is a country that has been defined by foundational systemic endemic racism since the very founding of this country August twentieth sixteen nineteen the first.
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"Recovery organizing recovery efforts that's not Florida's job the idea that it should be the state's responsibility if you think that then you have no idea how are how our system of government works I've been in contact with them the idea that that I would overstep the state department is just absurd descent has declined to comment and request to president trump by senators Rubio and Scott to waive some visa requirements for Bahamian impacted by during who have family in the U. S. Sunday border patrol told more than a hundred people trying to flee the Bahamas on a ferry to get off the boat if they didn't have visas senator Scott once clarity regarding visa entry requirements critics have assailed president trump's policies of detaining migrants in separating families at the U. S. border with Mexico but with a twenty two percent drop in people detained last month the acting commissioner of customs and border protection mark Morgan calls a cruel says call it cruel but the policy works president trump is making it clear if you come the United States of America il legally you will be removed if you come here as an illegal alien in the United States you commit crimes are illegally take American jobs you will face consequences this comes after the tempered industry trump administration pushed Mexico to detain more migrants and asylum seekers traveling to the US it also follows extra scrutiny for the C. B. P. after a government watch Star reported many people arriving at the southern border were crammed in overcrowded and unsanitary holding facilities some Florida university celebrate their latest rankings and has nothing to do with football both of the university of Florida and Florida State University are climbing in the polls in the latest survey by US news and World Report our entire system has done better mean we're ranking. number one for public university systems in the country right now by U. S. news I think it's been three years in a row governor Rhonda Santis travel to campuses in Gainesville in Tallahassee to celebrate the news FS you went from twenty six to eighteen and U. F. climbed one notch to seventh in the ranking of public universities I'm Rory o'neill US seven tampering forty fourth sleeping fourteen spots in the rankings the biggest improvement in the country researchers in Sarasota get almost two million dollars to study red tide congressman Verdoux cannon says that mote marine laboratory will get the money as part of a competitive research program the national oceanic and atmospheric administration runs last year Florida suffered one of the worst bouts of red tide in the state's history bloom finally dissipated this past February after plaguing the west coast of the state for more than fifteen months financial disclosure reports reveal the Florida legislature has a millionaire's club the new service of Florida broke down reports filed by all but three members of the Florida legislature the average net worth of a state senator almost six million dollars the average house member worth one point seven million the richest lawmakers senator George gainer of Panama City auto dealer worth more than forty six million dollars eight house members reported negative net worth mostly due to hold more student loans Gordan bird newsradio WFLA states around the country team up to take on big tech companies investigating whether firms like Google and Facebook have gotten too big an effective at stopping out or requiring rivals a bipartisan group of prosecutors from forty eight states Porter Rico and the district of Columbia raised questions over whether Google's domination of all aspects of advertising and searching is hurting consumers DC Attorney General Karl Racine says they care about businesses especially small businesses that may be locked out Google has been accused of steering consumers to its own products and web searches Allison Keyes CBS news Washington. a Pennsylvania couple faces charges after going on a spending spree after a bank accidentally deposited six figures in their account a teller at B. B. and T. in Montoursville Pennsylvania accidentally deposit a hundred twenty thousand dollars in Robert and Tiffany Williams bank account back in may the notifying the bank about the mistake police say they spent most of the money it just a matter of weeks among their purchases S. U. V. two four wheelers a camper on a car trailer now the I got to spend money on a lawyer they face felony theft charges news radio WFLA it's five oh five this is a Bloomberg market Bennett investor soured on some of the companies that had been helping the market in recent sessions and we had a mixed close on Wall Street the Dow Jones industrials rose thirty eight points or a tenth of a percent to twenty six thousand eight thirty five the nasdaq fell sixteen points or two tenths percent the S. and P. five hundred slipped a fraction shares of AT and T. rose one and a half percent the activist hedge fund Elliott management disclosed it has a three point two billion dollar position an A. T. and T. and will be pushing for the telecom giant to make big changes to raise that share price by more than fifty percent movies sent Ford shares lower after the bell announcing it cut the automakers senior rating to junk and we reach for the plastic more often in July the fed reports consumer borrowing was up by more than twenty three billion dollars from June it was the biggest monthly increase since late twenty seventeen and it was led by a jump in credit card balances Jeff Ballenger Bloomberg radio. your.
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"Explain we asked them what a bigger threat from homeland security perspective it is when you look at domestic terror our immigration he said they're both priorities and he went on to say that there are many components that they focus on with the domestic terror threat he said domestic terrorism and specifically white supreme extremism is a growing concern for DHS that needs to be addressed not only nationally but globally president trump tweeting today that serious discussions are taking place this Friday between house and Senate leadership on meaningful background checks for gun buyers and owners he says he's been speaking with the N. R. A. as well homeland security says illegal crossings on the U. S. Mexico border fell for a second consecutive month U. S. customs and border protection says it apprehended eighty two thousand in July the first time that number is dipped below one hundred thousand and five months acting commissioner mark Morgan says this drop exceeds the usual declined during the summer the administration cites Mexico's increase stopping of migrants before they reach the U. S. border but Morgan says the situation at the border is still quote a full blown crisis but Michigan CBS news following up on the biggest ice rate in a decade this week at a factory in Mississippi authorities say the children whose parents were rounded up or in this case quickly reunited with at least one parent though there was a good deal of confusion initially he was Attorney my curses even those arrested in process at the Air National Guard base and flow would were given cell phones to contact friends and family again off on the road to the White House for democratic presidential front runner Joe Biden now is campaign is working swiftly to correct the record Wednesday in Iowa former vice president Joe Biden with a verbal misstep in front of the Asian and Latino coalition pack for kids are just as bright in genesis tells white kids today the button campaign saying the Democratic Front runner misspoke and immediately corrected himself wealthy class.
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"Live from NPR news in Culver city California nine to Wayne brown on Capitol Hill the acting commissioner of customs and border protection is testifying before Congress this afternoon in pairs Windsor Johnson tells us he's facing questions about how to improve conditions at detention facilities along the southern border the hearing comes amid reports of severe overcrowding and unsanitary conditions at detention centers testifying before a Senate panel acting commissioner of U. S. customs and border protection mark Morgan says his department is running out of options to keep pace with the influx of migrants at the border ask yourself how would you handle it how did you manage manage this and what I would suggest is the solution which we've been suggesting all along is in this case with this problem here knowledge let's address the root cause this uncontrolled flow of individuals Morgan says the number of apprehensions and people presenting themselves at ports of entry without proper documentation is currently at about three thousand per day Windsor Johnston NPR news Washington in Detroit democratic primary rivals looking to keep Donald Trump a one term president will have another chance to break out from the crowded field of presidential candidates they'll be debating over the next two nights in pairs of my Holland says this evening two of the most progressive voices in the race will be side by side in the stakes are high I think there's two key things that we're gonna be watching for one is how do these progressive leaders Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren distinguish themselves because they've been so similar on public policy the other is this could be the last big chance for some of these candidates the threshold to make the next debate is higher and they've got a set themselves apart tonight NPR's awesome holiday in Detroit the debate will air tonight and tomorrow night on CNN stocks finished modestly lower on Wall Street Tekken healthcare stocks led the market lower today the Dow lost twenty three points down about a tenth of a percent you're listening to NPR and this is W. NYC in New York I'm Jamie Floyd the MTA says the eighty six year old coal over violent act is crumbling and leaking again and the agency will now have to spend more money to figure out how to fix the problem Jose Martinez is a reporter with the city new site and he says the news is not sitting well with F. and G. train subway riders almost universally the writers I spoke with were saying how old is this going to happen again why wasn't this done right the first time the MTA did not say how long the new repairs it may take but says it doesn't expect to close any stations well it works on repairing the viaduct and the city is taking the next step to diversify its cultural institutions W. N. Y. C.'s Jennifer via nasco reports on a new survey that will be used as a baseline to measure its progress employees and volunteers at sixty five the largest museums theatres zoos and Boateng hope gardens were asked their race gender disability and sexual orientation and an anonymous survey last year the result the study says some traditionally marginalized groups are actually overrepresented women people with disabilities end LGBTQ people but two thirds of those working for the city's institutions are white compared to one third of the city's population after an earlier survey the thirty three institutions on city owned land were will choir to turn plans to increase diversity Blasio says those that don't follow through may face a loss of funding and beach vendors of the fruity alcoholic beverages known as not crackers are on high alert following the arrest of at least one salesman over the weekend Gothamist Jake often art says the arrest on Rockaway beach followed an article in New York magazine that said police have been ignore rang illegal transactions we asked the NYPD they tonight if there's a crackdown but if you talk to the cops who are tasked with patrolling this they say that they have been directed to crack down on the stock tracker salesman one of the officers patrolling the beach said cops were targeting vendors so they may eventually extend their focus to individuals drinking on beaches and NYPD spokesperson said.
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"Foibles too long votes that's democratic presidential candidate and really uncustomary introducing himself during last night's debate where immigration was front and center meanwhile the border patrol at least the head of the border patrol union telling us here k._t._a._r. that migrant apprehensions are way way down why is that that's coming up it's our top story and here's jamie west arizona's immigration crisis this just indicate t. a. r. news center acting ice director mark morgan is going to take the helm of u._s. customs and border protection acting commissioner of u._s. customs border protection jon sanders resigned this week candidates sparred over how to solve the crisis at the border during last night's i immigration debate in miami a._b._c.'s mary bruce begins our team coverage san antonio mayor who leon castro came ready for a border battle with his fellow texan beto rourke looking at just one small part of this i'm talking about a comprehensive rewrite of our immigration you do the former congressman in el paso native was the first of the night to speak in spanish this is almost included got up there sona but others followed suit was also on older inex- on january twentieth twenty twenty one will say to donald trump and i'm jim cross live in the news center official numbers won't be out for a few more days but national border patrol council president brandon judd says the number of central american migrants reaching the u._s. has dropped by about a third after mexico deployed thousands of troops to its northern border after president trump threatened to hit them with tariffs if they didn't do more to curb the flow of migrants across the country making huge deal on what we're facing right now and frankly we're grateful for president trump for getting this deal done any president in the past would have loved to have had this deal president trump was able to make you happen and i'll be in yuma tomorrow for a tour of the new temporary migrant facility and we'll bring you live reports starting at five a._m. live in the news center jim cross k._t._a._r. news courts getting ready to rule on several landmark cases including one about a census question about nationality trump administration wants to for the first time in fifty years ask about citizenship and the census bureau has said that will result in inaccurate count of reduced count that could affect everything from the amount of representatives of certain state area has in congress to the amount of money they receive and so it's gotten a lot of blowback the justices however in their arguments seemed inclined to show great deference to the trump administration that's a._b._c.'s devon dwyer by the way we will talk a little more about that democratic debate coming up with our own chad benson in about ten.
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"Loading several motorcycles onto a flatbed truck place from series in the stanislas county sheriff's department assisted in that raid police are looking for the driver responsible for a car crash that happened in del paso heights yesterday evening authorities say a woman crashed into a power pole on north avenue and elm avenue about six forty knocking down several power lines in the area over one hundred customers were without power till nine thirty pm the sakhon afar department reports the female was offered medical attention but she fled the scene and left with the baby the crash is under investigation four zero five let's get a check of our traffic troublespot from dana hess and right now we have a large tire tread a road gator blocking the on ramp westbound eighty greenback lane east ramp so be careful all right thank you so much and now at news ninety three point one k. k. tara acela oven young police officer who was killed her family speaking out today we're actually hearing from her father we get more now k._f._b. case joe michaels thanks kitty the family of sacramento's latest fallen police officer making its first public comment this afternoon her father dennis o'sullivan taking to the microphone saying that the loss of tara falls on one person not the police department we know that this police department provided the best training for tar from the academy staff her co workers her field training officers her teammates and the entire organization for that we're always full we also know that beyond certainty what happened on june nineteenth falls squarely on one individual the notion that anyone in the sacramento police department is responsible for this senseless murder of tara is extremely offensive and hurtful sacramento police chief daniel haunt addressing the media today asking us to ask the community to show the family how much this officer meant to the community and that means showing up at thursday's ten a._m. service at bayside adventure church in roseville lining the procession route between roseville and elk grove we will have details on that procession roof hopefully in time for the five o'clock news there will be a second building for the public the officers are going to get the main part of the church on thursday and for those who can't fit into that second building there will be a secondary location at destiny christian church in rocklin at funeral procession by the way will pass the kenny police facility where taro o'sullivan was stationed also we talked to sergeant vance chandler after today's event and he said community participation would mean a lot to the department we lost one of our own and not only was she our police officer but she was our communities police officer so that means a lot donations are going to be accepted in a number of forms there's going to be a fundraiser at the texas roadhouse from three till ten both wednesday and thursday also dutch grows around the area going to be collecting for tara o'sullivan as well there will be a special sacramento police and sheriff's memorial at the police and sheriff's memorial on arden way that will be going on i believe on the twenty sixth at eight pm also we talked to vance chandler about the investigation kitty that is still in process they are going to be processing the scene through this week we're told that there's a lot left to do they are committed to finding all the answers but as you might guess they aren't able to divulge a lot of those details for the integrity of the investigation understood okay thank you so much that's joe michaels reporting well coming up at four eleven there is now a tara of sullivan scholarship at c._s. u._s. and we'll explain what that's about coming up as well and we'll get you caught up on all this hour's top national stories on news ninety three point one k f k From ABC news. i'm daria aldinger the acting commissioner of customs and border protection says he's stepping down jon sanders resignation comes amid outrage over the conditions migrant children were forced to live in at a station in texas something president trump says he's concerned about and much better than we're under president obama far but democratic new york congressman came jeffries blames the president for the conditions a crisis that was manufactured by donald trump to feed the xenophobic beast that he has unleashed on the american people and we need to end it the house is expected to vote on a border supplemental to address humanitarian concerns at detention centers this evening a federal judge has denied president trump's latest attempt to halton in malaya lawsuit against him the lawsuit filed by more than two hundred congressional democrats accused the president of illegally profiting from the trump international hotel in washington d._c. and other businesses while he's in office of federal judge said the president has failed to meet his burden and declined for the third time to dismiss the case earlier this year and inspector general said the general services administration ignored the constitution by allowing the trump organization to retain a lease the old post office building on pennsylvania avenue aaron katersky federal reserve chairman jerome powell says the u._s. economic outlook has become cloudier since early may with uncertainties oprah trade and global growth russian my colleagues and i are grappling with is whether these uncertainties will continue to weigh on the outlook and those call for additional policy accommodation the council on foreign relations in new york powell says the central bank will closely monitor data authorities in wisconsin say six people have died in a house fire in the northeastern part of the state san francisco's the first major u._s. city to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes backers say they hope the move will curb under-age use of e cigarettes you're listening to a._b._c. news ready to create your own ten now at news ninety three point one 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"From n._p._r. news in washington i'm lakshmi singh after just a couple of months on the job the acting commissioner of customs and border protection is resigning while the agency comes under more scrutiny for the weight response to migrant families see b._p. has come under fire in recent days after it was revealed that more than three hundred migrant children were detained in a remote border patrol station west texas without enough food or water other basic supplies the public has also learned that after miners were relocated from the station and clint about one hundred of them will be moved back because the government's having trouble finding enough space for everyone meanwhile president trump maintains a wall is being built on the southern u._s. border the wall is heavily under construction the army corps of engineers is doing a great job we're doing a lot of wall right now and we expect to have four hundred miles built by the end of next year that's a lot of mobility them in the right places we're building we're picking areas where we need it the most and it's having a tremendous effect trump addressing reporters at the white house short time ago this hour the president will award the nation's highest award for military valour to retired army staff sergeant david bella via n._p._r.'s david welna reports bella vita is the first living veteran of the war that followed the u._s. invasion of iraq to receive the medal of honor it was two thousand four in the army squad david bell of the lead had encountered a nest of insurgents in the iraqi city of faluji among them was now retired sergeant first class colin fitz were not redacted bellevue i wouldn't be sitting here today della via says he shot his way into a house full of fighters out of love for his troops i never thought i'd see love on a battlefield it's it's horrible it's ghastliest ghoulish but you see people doing things for each other that they would never ever do in any other circumstance and it is a sight to see it'll change your life forever i think we're all better for having seen that love displayed in combat the silver star bellevue initially received as being upgraded to the medal of honor david welna n._p._r. news washington russia's confirming one of its air force planes landed in venezuela n._p._r.'s philip rave says moscow denies this raises tensions in the region plane is in venezuela's may put outside the capitol cacus russia's deputy foreign minister told the interfax news agency this isn't about destabilizing the region it's just that serviceman etry equipment he says yet washington deeply resents moscow's support for nicholas maduro whom the u._s. note on recognizes as president went to russian military planes landed in venezuela and march carrying equipped in about one hundred personal the u._s. accused the kremlin of recklessly escalating the situation this latest russian plane landed monday on the same day a russian warship the admiral gorshkov steamed into neighboring cuba minto's closest ally cuba's military welcomed the ship with a twenty one gun salute but it breathes n._p._r. news this is n._p._r. news the food and drug administration is putting two privately held companies on alert for selling crate and products to address opioid addictions it sent warning letters to california base kelly botanical in create them and see in north carolina supporters argue crate which is native to southeast asia helps alleviate pain and the symptoms of opioid withdrawal however the f._d._a. has not approved crate him for medical use and it's listed as a drug and chemical of concern scientists in portugal have identified what they say is likely in new kind of plastic pollution polyethylene crust forming on rocks on the island of madeira off the northwest coast of africa alison roberts has more from lisbon researches at portugal's marine and environmental scientists interested in investigating the plastic cross as they named the laya they found forming on ropes on the coast of madeira fennell though that working on the theory that it results from lauda pieces of plastic crashing against each other and the roques through wave entitled action the crust replicates the left formed on ropes by algae and lichens that provides habitats and food football nichols and periwinkles and it could replace these natural coverings the scientists warn on the road studied in madeira they found periwinkles feeding on algae on top of the plastic which they may also have been eating with possible home for the facts for n._p._r. news i'm out of san robots in lisbon at last check on wall street the dow jones industrial average was down one hundred forty one points or.
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"News at ten thirty the acting commissioner of u._s. customs and border protection stepping down jon sanders wrote a letter to employees of the agency telling them he submitted his resignation yesterday to the acting security of homeland is the secretary of homeland security kevin michelina details surface about alleged inhumane conditions missions at detention centers holding children along the border acting head of u._s. customs and border protection john sanders is resigning in a letter obtained by a._b._c. news agency employees sanders says he will never stop defending the people and the mission and that helping support the men and women of the agency has been the most fulfilling and satisfying opportunity of his career but sanders does not say why he's leaving a._b._c.'s alec stone we learned of sanders resignation right after agency officials said today that more than one hundred children had been returned to a facility in texas after a group of lawyers who visited it described conditions there is deplorable with children lacking access to showers clean clothes and enough food i'm scott goldberg a._b._c. news komo news one thousand ninety seven seven rupp to sixty three and partly sunny in downtown seattle at ten thirty one as we bring you our top stories from the komo twenty four seven news center thanks for being with us a couple different types of threats are being made against eleven northwest lawmakers who have disappeared in an an attempt to thwart a big vote come brian calvert nearly a dozen republican state senators have been away from oregon's capital since late last week making a vote on a controversial cap and trade emissions bill impossible or a goldens appear mixed on the issue to vote on this because they can't just hold everybody up on it in favor of the republican walkout one of the republican lawmakers who has walked out says both he and his family received death threats as police investigate that claim oregon's governor is making a different type of threats she's pledging to find each lawmaker five hundred dollars a day for missing work during the session which doesn't end until sunday this man says he doesn't like the bill either but the job i mean you were elected to represent the people and walking away doesn't over job representing the districts that you are elected to represent brian calvert komo news king county sheriff's office increasing patrols into white center area after a shooting sunday morning outside of a hookah lounge near south west roxbury seventy avenue southwest roby triplett lives nearby i think increase controlling would would meet people's minds he's he's a little bit you know especially after something like that other person hurt monday morning in another shooting this on first avenue southwest deputies do not believe the shootings are related the sheriff's office says it's a wear violent crimes been trending up and says a patrols will be random at different times of the day it took four years but friends of tiny.
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"Baltimore is spending board votes to approve a two hundred seventy five thousand dollars annual salary for the city's police Commissioner nominee. The city council expected to vote on Michael Harrison's nomination next month is new to start his acting Commissioner next week Harrison salaries over twenty five percent higher than the most recent permanent. Commissioners would also be eligible for three percent pay hikes per year as well as incentive increases for any crime. Reductions. Governor HOGAN has joined the calls for Virginia. Governor Ralph north room to resign. After a racist photo is revealed on his page in his medical school yearbook. Hogan says north room has lost the ability to govern a black Virginia state Senator says several people were crying as Torney general Mark herring met with black leaders to discuss herrings admission that he had dressed in black face when he was in college democrat, Senator Louise Lucas says people were crying all around the table, including men herring revealed Wednesday that he wore Brown makeup at a wig in nineteen eighty to look like a black rapper President Trump's declaration in America will never be a socialist country. They seem backlash from some democrat, congress members acting White House chief of staff Nick Mulvaney weighs in on Hannity. Not the way for families to build sustained wealth. The way to do that is to lower regulation. Lower taxes increased energy production. We're seeing wages. Go up. All the things that Democrats say they can do if the government does more we are doing by having the government do less New York. Congressman Alexandra Cossio Cortez celebrated President Trump's criticism of socialism as evidence that her progressive policies are gaining steam. I'll look at sports in a moment right.
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"In October of twenty thirteen welcome to the program. Good to be with you, Melissa. If the IRS is calling back about sixty percent of its workers. Won't thing slowdown will people have to wait longer if they're getting a tax refund. I think that's certainly a risk or a possibility because the workforce has not been in seat doing the things necessary to get ready for such a large event and with a lot of complex logistics as tax filing season. Yeah, I think there's certainly risk at the same time having worked with them before the IRS workforce is an impressive group. And I would not be surprised if they're able to effectively mitigate some of those issues and minimize some of those disruptions. But I would be surprised if there aren't disruptions. We also have a new tax law in effect. They're going to be a bunch of changes in the tax code a lot of people are going to have questions, and it doesn't look like they'll be able to get much assistance by phone. The the walk in centers are going to be close to. Yeah. I mean, that's something that the IRS leadership will look at it as a situation evolves. In terms of what? Are the things that are going to absolutely stay closed as they're running through tax filing season, and what they're going to potentially trigger and reopen. But as a general principle, the Irish workers will be working to process refunds, but tax payer services. Walk in centers, the call centers the likely be a much lower level of service than during a normal filing season. And what about for the workers, the IRS workers will be working without pay? What does that do to morale? You had to deal with this. When you were the acting Commissioner. Well, I used to have the saying when you're at the IRS where unpopular because with the tax collector, and I'm we're gonna take a lot of criticism. But that's in the brochure. You kinda sign up for that. And you wear that with a badge of honor. But working without pay is not in the brochure, and that's something that's really difficult to get people motivated. But I think I think what you do is you remind people of how important the tax system is to the functioning of government. And that if they're not there to do it, then the country will ultimately suffer for it. It's a really important organization with really important mission. But I don't know that there's a way to to fully deal with the morale issues of people that are are losing paycheck. Justifiably that's Danny Werfel. He was the acting IRS Commissioner during the last government shutdown.
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"October of twenty thirteen welcome to the program. Good to be with you, Melissa. If the IRS is calling back about sixty percent of its workers won't slow slowdown. When people have to wait longer if they're getting a tax refund. I think that's certainly a risk or a possibility. Because the IRS workforce has not been in seat doing all the things necessary to get ready for such a large event and with a lot of complex logistics as tax filing season. Yeah, I think they're certainly risk at the same time having worked with them before the IRS workforce is an impressive group. And I would not be surprised if they're able to effectively mitigate some of those issues and minimize some of those disruptions. But I would be surprised if there aren't disruptions. We also have a new tax law in effect. They're going to be a bunch of changes in the tax code a lot of people are going to have questions, and it doesn't look like they'll be able to get much assistance by phone. The the walk in centers are going to be close to. Yeah. I mean, that's something that the IRS leadership will look at it as a situation evolves. In terms of what are the things that are going to stay closed as they're running through tax filing season, and what they're going to potentially trigger and reopen. But as a general principle, the IRS workers will be working to process re. Refunds, but your tax payer services. Walk in centers, the call centers the likely be a much lower level of service then during a normal filing season. And what about for the workers, the IRS workers will be working without pay? What does that do to morale? You had to deal with this. When you were the acting Commissioner. Well, I used to have this saying, you know, when you're at the IRS where unpopular because for the tax collector, and we're gonna take a lot of criticism, but that's in the brochure. You kinda sign up for that. And you wear that with a badge of honor. But working without pay is not in the brochure, and that's something that's really difficult to get people motivated. But I think I think we do you remind people of how important the tax system is to the functioning of government. And that if they're not there to do it and the country will ultimately suffer for it. It's a really important organization with really important mission. But I don't know that there's a way to to fully deal with the morale issues of people that are are losing a paycheck. Unjustifiably? That's Danny Werfel. He was the acting IRS Commissioner during the last government shutdown.