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"I see every day from the people at USC. Again. Thank you for allowing me to be here. And I look forward to answering your questions. House homeland security subcommittee on border security live the chair is Kathleen rice democrat. Thank all the witnesses for the testimony. And I will remind each member that he or she will have five minutes to question. The panel will now recognize myself for question put this question to all three of the witnesses. There have been multiple news reports finding that the actual architect of the Trump administration's immigration agenda is White House adviser, Stephen Miller have any of you ever been contacted by Stephen Miller. Thank you, chairwoman answer. I I've been in meetings with Mr Miller at the White House, but that's it other than in a professional capacity with respect to my duties at interaction, what was discussed at those meetings. Those meetings with Stephen Miller various efforts of the department and of the agency with respect to our border security mission. So broadly, the the administration's policy, and what it was going to be and how you were going to implement it at the border. More. So an exchange of ideas, and how to implement what we believe are the best policies moving forward. Yes. That's what I said. Thank you job. Yes, ma'am. I've been contacted by Mr Miller demeaning with them as well as with many other White House individuals. And so Mr. Alban's, I'm asking about you, not other White House officials very simple question to you. Not any other White House official what when he contacted you. What did he contact? You about gentlemen, it's operational guidance. With regard to impact a certain policy may have. And he was directing view what the policy the White House policy was to make sure that you as a soldier in the field were implementing it correctly knows more of if we instituted this policy. Could it be operationalized? How would it be operationalized? What would be the impact on the operations? It was more an exchange of ideas versus a there's not a direction that I would do X wires. So he would speak to you about a policy immigration policy that he had and was asking you whether you thought it was going to work or not or if it could work if it would be possible implement would be able to operate realize nets now. And has spoken to you about immigration policy and how it's going to be implemented at the border and elsewhere. Can you speak up? Thank you the conference calls that I've participated on have been mostly seeking updates on implementation of either executive orders or presidential memorandum's and status of where we are. And he's specifically was asking you in your capacity for data regarding your piece of that operation. He's a participant. He doesn't share the calls. And so whoever chairs the calls will do the on the calls. Yes. Did he ask questions? Yes. Did he ask questions specifically of you not if me now? Were you asked to give information? Yes. Mr. Go back to what I talked about. In terms of I think one of the most shocking parts of the budget, which would drastically reduce funding for an eye systems, which are specifically used to scan for drugs, guns and other contraband ports of entry. If you look at any public statement, if the president makes and people in his administration, whether it's his spokesperson or other people about our biggest problem at the border, and that then becomes an interior problem in this country. It's drugs. So I think it doesn't make much sense to me that in his budget. He would cut from five hundred million dollars to procure new systems to the twenty twenty budget where he requests just fifty nine million dollars. Do you think that is a wise decision? With all due respect man that is on the budget. So I would defer to my colleague here to to answer that question. I'm so glad they answer for you mentioned a woman. So let me give me to say, Mr. Alban's. We spoke about drugs when we met previously. So you have an opinion. What's your opinion? Again, I can't speak to the money. I can tell you what we've learned in homeland security investigations them asking you, do you do you are you aware of the systems that are used a little bit mem-. I think they're they make sense from what I understand the respective systems. Yes. So do you think it makes sense to cut the? Procurement dollars for that technology. I don't have insight into the whole CBC budget. You're not going to answer the question. Okay. Mister peres. Can we go to you? Thank you, Madam chairwoman. So the F Y eighteen budget. We were provided thanks to congress. The ability to recapitalize surprise. I have very limited time. I have to interrupt you. And I'm very sorry. So I'm asking you one specific question. Do you think it is a good decision for this administration to cut the budget for an eye systems from five hundred million dollars to fifty nine million dollars? Yes, or no since we have money between eighteen and nineteen to recapitalize nearly seventy five percent, thanks to congress of our entirety of our systems, and we're balancing very complex mission with that's multifaceted. Yes, it unreasonable to position you don't need any money. You don't even need the fifty nine million dollars. I'm saying we need. Sounds like you don't even I just saved us fifty nine million dollars. Okay. Mr price. Thank you. So I just have one question for miss Renault. Despite the ongoing violence and political unrest. Renders El Salvador, unable to adequately handle the return of their nationals then-secretary Nielsen announced the decision to terminate TPS status for El Salvador in January of twenty eight teen, do you know, what the reasons justifying the termination of TPS for all Salvador? I do not know the reasons off the top of my head, ma'am. And be happy to get you that information. Did you did USCIS provide the secretary or anyone within the administration with an opinion as to whether TPS should be terminated or extended? Yes. Prepares country conditions for the secretary whenever there is going to be a determination made on for any country, and along with that we usually do provide a recommendation, so what was your recommendation? I I don't recall it some time ago or any of the northern triangle countries, or I shouldn't say that I should say. Yeah. So El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras, can you give us I don't give opinions about we gave opinions on all of those. And you don't remember what they are. Now. I don't on the so I'm going to ask you to please provide me with this committee with that information. We'll follow up with him. So I just want to ask we have a lot of people up here who want to ask questions. I ask direct questions. Can you please give direct answers? There's no filibustering on this committee. So please can we all use the time wisely. And can you answer the most directly possible? Thank you very much. Appreciate that democrat, Kathleen rice. Yielding to the ranking Republican on the subcommittee now. Klay higgins. Thank you. Madam chair. Regarding technology. Mister Peres with the purchase of new technology. Would there be a requirement to replace that new technology every year? Not every year. Congressman believe try to direct answers to believe does most folks in the audience here have a laptop or not bad. I don't know of anyone that replaces that technology every year you had mentioned a number. I.
"mr. alban" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Very late night meeting that took place and a lot of contentious, very divided supreme court. That's an interesting case to look a little bit of contention after the nipsy hustle memorial as that procession made its way through south LA, Inglewood, and watts. Chris ancarlo was covering it for us. And will join us coming up in about an hour to talk about that. Also, we've got new details about how those hikers were able to survive for five days a mount Baldy. No, no word yet if their relationship is intact after she yelled at him for five days, but we'll. Tell you what we know. We've got new video also fun stuff. I mean, we'll talk about movies that are coming out this weekend. And of course, at the end of the show are nine news nuggets, you need to know, the New York Times Washington Post ran with a huge story late last night into today. That said that there were top aides in the White House that were considering releasing apprehended immigrants into so called sanctuary cities. Specifically those represented largely by democratic lawmakers. He idea was floated in an Email by top White House policy advisor in November. When the president was very upset over these migrant caravans heading toward the border in the Email. It was dated. November sixteenth had the subject line sanctuary. City proposal may Davis was the deputy White House policy coordinator that raised the idea with people from the department of homeland homeland security, ice and customs. Here's the interesting part about it. He says that the migrants had been apprehended were slated to be released into border towns shoot instead be trucked or flown or bust into several sanctuary cities, which of course, would limit. How law local local law enforcement would cooperate or could cooperate with federal immigration officers. Vizier the migrants would be released onto the streets potentially sending a message to the democratic politicians who oppose the Trump's immigration agenda and his demands for a wall. Now that's about as far as it got was an Email from one guy of other people first of all, yes. Play devil's advocate here. I kind of understand the thinking. Of course, you do. I get it. Perfect sense. Like if there are cities saying, hey, we are welcoming immigrants with open arms. Why not right now? There's the other argument that they're using humans and children as pawns to make a political statement. And I understand that. And that's terrible to. But if you're going to be a city that says we welcome all come on down. If your San Francisco, then why not? Yeah. I I'm amazed that. Listen, the New York Times Washington Post put this out there because they wanted to make it look like of the Trump administration is a bunch of really bad people doing really bad things. When in fact, this article to me points out, the absolute hypocrisy of what sanctuary city policies are because listen if you want to declare self sanctuary city or in California, sanctuary state, okay? This is what that means. This is literally the definition of what that means. If you want your people, if you want people that come into the country illegally to have sanctuary will, then here, you go here all the people that are coming across the border illegally, give them sanctuary. It's like if you needed I'm trying to think of something that you need that only some other place has and the government is going to take you to that place because that that's the paternalistic government. If if if your government. Doesn't allow here in California wouldn't allow you that what's it called when you're able to kill yourself. If you're. Mentally ill, euthanasia euthanasia or assisted suicide suicide and the government said, no, you can't say you're in New Mexico, and the government says, no you can't do that here. And you're like, whoa, you're terminally ill. And you have no way of getting yourself to Oregon where you wanna live out the rest of your days and take advantage of their assisted suicide law, then judge could order the government to transport you there. They have what you need. Yeah. Listen, Matthew albums, I guess the act acting deputy director at immigration and customs enforcement was the one who stepped up and officially at least in the Email chain of jetted to the idea telling the White House that there's going to be liability issues because there's a transportation problem here, you've got to get people from the border, you know, deep in the New Mexico. Arizona desert to a place like San Francisco die in the process. Then that's a lawsuit on you. The other thing is who would put this in writing. Like, I understand the thinking as we've just laid out. But who would put this in an Email? Like, hey, here's what we should do. Let's take all these people and dump them and these lefty, soc sanctuary cities. That's something that you may be verbally expressed. Like, hey, here's an idea. It's you and Bob sitting in the corner of the White House west wing, sipping on some coffee and Bob likes t but you go, you know, what you know, what I really hate. I really hate those sanctuary Pelosi. Let's show. San Francisco just truck a busload of illegal immigrants to Mansi Pelosi's house. You don't put that in writing. Why are we putting bad ideas in writing? Mr. Alban's, the guy who put the the Khyber, Sean, this is in line to run immigration and customs enforcement because Ron video you remember? He was a guy who was originally tapped by the president to take over ice. And then Trump pushed him out because he wasn't responding to this surge of immigrants in a tough enough fashioned same. In fact, Ron video was the one who was like, oh just before cures to Nielsen was forced to resign from department of homeland security. Well, here's the thing. The the Washington Post broke this story I and obviously the plan to transport these migrants to sanctuary cities never did go into effect. But apparently the White House didn't depart from the idea altogether. Because a few months later just back in February. There was a suggestion that releasing immigrants into the sanctuary cities would be a way of punishing Democrats for re resisting budget requests for more money to detain undocumented immigrants. So they brought this thing back up and said, hey, remember that remember that great idea that what's his name? Remember that great idea that may. So the the White House said the idea was no longer under consideration. When it was asked about this New York Times report. But then the president takes to Twitter and says that he's giving strong considerations to placing illegal immigrants sanctuary cities. Only saying that the radical left always seems to have an open borders open arms policy. So this should make them very happy. I'm I'm amazed that that we've gotten this far where this type of an Email proposal sent immediately shot down months later is now making headline news in the Washington Post coming up your chance at one thousand dollars. No, I know, oh, you're just transitioning break your professional. I am. I am a professional. That's my thank you wipe that off. You wanna wipe? Oh, I see. You took the Nerf ball off of there. All right. Steve Gregory has joined us St. what's going on today? Man. Well, we've got lots of things going on. You've been doing a story you've been working the last couple of months Riverside County sheriff's department. You know, this is something that was brought to my attention back in late January. There had been shooting and it hit made the news, but it was really sort of isolated to the like the Palm Springs media that because the shooting happening cathedral city in essence, what had happened in the news have come out this man had shot a woman in front of a police officer. And then the police officer shot and killed the man so on the surface. It was like, obviously, very very horrible tragedy. But then someone called me and said, well, you need to look deeper into this because the guy was an illegal immigrant the one who shot the woman, and he should have been deported years ago. But because of the sheriff's policies in Riverside County at the time, and because of policies this guy was never turned over to ice officials. So he could have been released and the implication was is that if this guy had been deported years ago, perhaps the woman would still be alive. So it was sort of what started the ball rolling for me to look into it. I started to put in a lot of records requests because I found out that the guy had been in the Riverside County jail system. Going back to. Oh, nine priors. Well, I'm gonna let you I want you to look at them. I want you to see kind of you kind of get a sense. And I have posted this online also KFI AM six forty dot com along with the video that in audio that you're about to hear two thousand nine possession of destructive device conviction thirty six months probation, eight days jail. So does that mean that he was just given eight days jail for that? Okay. Moving on twenty twelve three years later. Resisting officer with force ended in conviction? Thirty six months ended up with probation and ten days jail. This is what I talk about. When I say how hard it is for people that actually do the bar. Just got a little little lower for me to commit crimes they out of jail. Two years later DUI convicted given thirty six months, what does he get again probation, a fine. Two years later spousal battery conviction thirty six months again probation and forty five days jail. So he can beat up your wife have a DUI resist officer have a destructive device get convicted on all of these things in you're still getting probation and a handful of days in jail and no phone call to ice. That's part of what the issues here. So I'll do kind of like a deconstruction if you'd like so we can start with the audio of the nine one one call the came in on January thirteenth because this guy that Shannon, just read the rap sheet for his name's Robert tapioca. And through my research found out that he was born in Wola Hora in nineteen ninety and has been in the country illegally at least since we know of two thousand nine when he when he's got a record with the agencies here. But I has absolutely no record of which means that they were never notified. So let's all start the story with the nine one one call. Which emergency. Hi, I just saw a guy harassing and yelling. And I think he was hitting the girl and behind the parking lot on five it can either city, and you saw him heading her or you think you need to be that was just like yelling at her. And she was like in the face. He wasn't her face. Yeah. Right. Okay. Any weapon theme. Okay. Ten factories on four fifteen. Verbal. Go ahead. Ten thirty six fifteen to the rear big sporting goods that thirty one zero three date palm advisor on the McCallum side Bennett mail in a light blue shirt, and jeans and Hispanic see mail in a black sweater and blonde hair is a dark green van next to them negative on weapons. That's an important distinction negative on weapons and the four fifteen call is public disturbance, not an assault or disturbance because the woman that use this is a compressed version of nine one one call for time. But eventually, you know, she said she never really saw him hit her. So the call the translation is a call is verbal four fifteen. Verbal public disturbance verbal and negative on weapons. So it's an unknown on weapon. Right. So, but a police officer has to be very cautious nonetheless. But on the surface, they're getting the call that. Okay. It could be a air quotes routine. Call with that people call the people refer Tunis. So this officers pulling into the big five auto place, excuse me, the big five sporting goods place there and cathedral city, and in this next audio cut here, which is audio a Gary the the officers pulling in he's in his police interceptor SUV the soon as he turns into the parking lot. He looks over to the left, and he sees this man, shoot this woman and the woman comes out and falls to the pavement. And this is how it unfolds. Three hundred ten rocketed ID. Location. What's your location?.
"mr. alban" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"We just talked immigration and customs enforcement deputy director, Matt Albans on the Johnny Kenji is number two at ice. And of course is always in the news Trump became president. Because what do you know some decided we need to do something about the open border? This becomes a big deal. And now we have a number of politicians from the far out there crowds, saying we should abolish immigration and customs enforcement. But he gave us some pretty good. Pretty good stuff. Particularly at the end of the interview, we talked about California's sanctuary state policies. How many the big drop off in criminal illegal aliens soon? No longer are handed over from. LA county jails to immigration and customs enforcement, and instead are probably back out on the streets. He says the difference between what they the number of criminal aliens, they used to take out of LA county, and what they do now is probably thirty five thousand thirty five thousand elite criminal illegal aliens who are let go onto the streets just out of LA county thirty five thousand now because of the difficulties that, the sanctuary state law creates isn't that show is that who wants that who wants thirty five thousand criminals released when they could be turned over to ice and deported. And of course, the latest, and then again, that's not reported by anybody in the news media that should be a headline every day for some reason for some reason just reminded me of the Democrats have the strategy now of trying to limit the number of detention beds, and immigration and customs enforcement has in case you missed it. Mr. Alban's explained to us that they detain people for two reasons customs and border patrol may find somebody in the country right across the border and they hand them over to ice for detention. And then, of course, there's immigration customs enforcement own operations in the US or they do the raids and stuff. They gotta have a place to put these people to make sure they hold onto until they go through the system and can be technically deported. The strategy here from the Democrats is we want to limit your ability to hold onto people because you know, what they will disappear into the web what they want is open borders, and they're willing to incrementally chip away at the whole immigration structure. We have border patrol and ice. So what they do is they try to lower the number of detention beds. What does that do a freeze up thousands? That I won't be able to hold onto many more. They're going to disappear never show up for their hearings. What happens when now there's thirty five thousand illegal alien, criminals, not big turned over to ice set of LA county. They get to run freely as well. And so a little here a little here. You know, the whole the whole immigration systems dismantled. I thought of immediately California's attempts to empty the prisons and this idea that there should be a cap on the number of inmates. I mean, this goes back court decision. Well, the prisons are overcrowded. So you can only have so many inmates. We build more prisons right in this case of more detention centers. Why would you ever put a cap on prison beds or detention beds? You you you have enough beds to meet the supply if you have if you have more legal immigrants or more prisoners, then then you have more beds available. I I mean, that's that's why he gets too many kids they build more schools. You don't put a cap on the number of desks in a school district, you build more schools are closed down schools. If enrollment drops. So this sends a nice message if they were able to cap the number of detention beds. Imagine how overwhelm the system would be. Because now the message would be to people in Central American countries other places. Well, it can only hold onto so many of us. So let's just all get the US and see what they do hit the cap that's free. That's been the message now for over twenty years years. Right. That's why they keep coming. I mean, what did he say says they've taken in? Like thirty thousand family members. Now a month. Thirty thousand family members. These are the bogus asylum seekers. Yeah. Most of most of them don't show up for a hearing if they're set free. And then when they do show up for a hearing, he said ninety seven percent of them denied denied their fake asylum stories and everybody knows this. But the open borders crowd wants all this illegal immigration wants all these fake asylum-seekers wants catch and release once the prisoners released without being deported. That's what they want. Why would vote for this crowd? I just is baffling to me making news today and all of this. And we'll talk about next is the California governor, Kevin Newsome. John and Ken KFI. Debra Mark has more hundreds.
"mr. alban" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Is the BBC news. Hello. I'm Jonathan is. Art, British government ministers have approved the text of a draft deal on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union. After five hours of intense debate. They've also approved an outline political declaration on Britain's future relationship with the EU. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa may made the announcement outside number ten as a demonstration could be heard outside the gates of Downing Street. This is a decisive step which enables us to move on. And finalize the deal in the days ahead. These decisions were not taken lightly. But I believe it is a decision that is firmly in the national interest may will make a statement to Britain's parliament on Thursday, she's faced fierce opposition to the deal. Not least and some pro Brexit MP's in her own party. The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator. Michelle Bonnier has called the British decision a crucial step towards it. Orderly. Withdrawal from the EU in a key assessment. He said the two sides have made decisive progress in the negotiations. Kevin conley. In Brussels has this assessment when the Downing Street cabinet meeting ended it last. There was a sense of relief. In brussels. The withdrawal agreement subject of seventeen months of fraud. Wrangling had cleared the first political hurdle at faces among many the vision of the future. Chiefly sketched out by the chief negotiator. Michel Barnier will alarm many supporters of breaks it broadly. It implies the very close future relationship moves the European Union will offer access with single market. In return for UK compliance on standards. The draft withdrawal agreement runs to five hundred eighty five pages. Mccullough's it covers issues, including a post Brexit transition period lasting until the end of twenty twenty guarantees for EU citizens in Britain and vice versa. And Britain's commitment to pay the financial settlement on the most complex issue a fallback policy to ensure there's no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland it outlines a temporary customs union between the EU and the United Kingdom, but Northern Ireland would be kept in close raking the tree alignment with the us single market. The American broadcaster. Fox News says it supports the legal case launched by rival CNN to restore its reporters. White House press credentials there were antagonist exchanges between President Trump and CNN. Correspondent Jim Acosta last Wednesday. Gary Donahue reports from Washington CNN is taking the White House to court over the removal of Mr Costa's pass of the administration accused him of laying hands on a female in. Turn who's attempting to remove a microphone from him. During a press conference CNN has denied their correspondent did anything wrong is accusing Donald Trump's White House infringing its first amendment rights, which guarantees freedom of speech support from Fox News owned by Rupert Murdoch, and a frequent defender of the president is surprising comes on the heels of a joint pre fall to the court by a group of America's leading media outlets. World news from the BBC the United Nations Security council voted to lift sanctions against trail after nine years, an arms embargo asset freeze and travel ban were imposed after Eric trail was accused of supporting the Somali Jihadist group. Al Shabaab, the Security Council adopted a resolution which said u n monitors had not found conclusive evidence that airtrav support. Al Shabaab trail has always denied supporting the Somali Islamists. The Hungarian government has confirmed that the former prime minister of Macedonia. Nikolai ref ski is in the country and has filed a request for. Ethical asylum. Mr. Gruevski was convicted of corruption in may and was due to start a two year prison sentence on Monday. Craft ski was prime minister of Macedonia during the migrant crisis in two thousand fifteen and there's a political ally of the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Oban, Mr. Alban's office said it did not wish to interfere in Macedonia as internal affairs. Scientists say they've discovered a huge crater under Greenland's ice sheet. Their investigations indicate the thirty one kilometer wide depression was probably produced by an asteroid made of iron with more details. Here's Jonathan Amos. In the far north west of Greenland is circular in shape with a raised rim and a pronounced central mound. Classic traits of an asteroid impact. Crater? It was first seen by own radar instrument. But the fact that the covering ice is so thick makes follow up investigations, extremely difficult analysis of sediments washed out from under the glossier suggests that any falling object was likely made of metal given the size of the crater. This implies an asteroid that was more than a kilometer across scientists will no more until they can drill into the, depression, and recover. Some rocks for testing a global team of astronomers has discovered a planet who's proximity to earth may help detect life outside our solar system the planet. Just six light years away around Bernard star in the constellation of a few the scientists type of future generation of telescopes. We'll be able to look telltale signs of life such as oxygen and the planet's atmosphere BBC news. The world is supported by babble a European-made language learning program. Babble teaches practical conversation in Spanish, French German and other languages available in the app store or online at B A, B B E, L dot com..
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"Do you think that that would have on the pull factor? Thank you Senator. I think you know, from CDP's perspective pecking away at any of the potential pull factors that we're seeing that create this spike of movement all one that is again wrought with danger of wrought with exploitation wrought with abuse and abandonment at times. It's something that we're interested in in seeing again, I as a stall been suggested really is h s to answer, you know, indepth the question that you're posing. I think a very important point that I'd like to make it from the perspective is that in my opening. I talked of the complexity that oftentimes I think gets overlooked of what it is is being done at the frontline to the border, the national security mission the trade and travel mission, the the drug interdiction mission, the trade enforcement mission all critical missions that that are taxed if you will by the surge in migrants. Mr Chairman, there seems to be some very obvious things that we can do. Sooner mccaskill was brought up again, the judges you've brought up the judges and expanding the number of judges. I think it's something that we really need to continue to be able to press in on say we've got to have a faster adjudication and due process, then two years two and a half years James Langford, one of the issues that we've got to address his decision about sponsorship. We tend to quote unquote, loose children when they go and our place in the home of someone who's already not legally president who's been living under the radar for years. And then we're surprised when they both disappear. That shouldn't surprise us. That is something if we're going to take care of children, we've gotta find a way to be able to take care of children and not put them in the home of someone who's not legally present here. But that also discourages people from saying you're fourteen years old your dad is already in the United States working. It's time for you to join them and encourage that activity in that connection point. And the last thing we haven't talked about is the licensing of the facilities, and I'd like to be able to do some follow up on that. Because the floor is agreement requires a licensed facility, but that has been quite a barrier to actually get licensed facilities from state for a family facility. I think it's great and artificial barrier for us, and I'd like to follow up on those in the days. I appreciate that. Again. I I think there are some pretty common sense things. We can all agree on to start solving this problem, but we do need to understand you agree. And the daddy talked about children's seventy percent of the unaccompanied children are male seventy percent or fifteen or older. They're not three years old. The other thing I want want to talk to you. Because we've been tracking this very carefully, you know, month by month for a number of years family apprehensions between the borders. So again, this is our our blue chart here, and you responded center lane for those one hundred thirty thousand individuals between the borders and ports of entry through August. We've got ninety thousand family units between the borders. So again, I want you to check again, we've been tracking this very carefully. I think. I my guess is one hundred thirty thousand family units average number in families, two point one is what we have from from Deitch SO if you kind of check back because again, we need to make sure that we're actually talking about the same things we use the same figures. Okay. So maybe you can have some you find in terms of what what you just told center Langford. Ron Johnson Senator housing. Thank you, Mr Chairman, and thank you and rank member mccaskill for holding this hearing, thank you all of the witnesses for being here today and to the members of law enforcement represented here today, I want to thank you for your work. I had the opportunity to visit some of the ports of entry that CPI runs last spring to look at your efforts around drug interdiction, and we are very grateful for the hard work and risks that your officers take. I wanted to get down to what I think Senator Peters began to get to which is what this hearing really is all about what comes down to for me is whether the federal government should be keeping children in detention indefinitely while waiting for a judge to review their case. We are talking about the indefinite detention of children. That's frankly, not who we are as a country, and it's not what the United States should become Senator. Peter's referenced the American Academy of pediatrics it strongly opposes long-term detention of children a March twenty seventeen report from the academy notes that such detention and this is a quote, Ken cause psychological trauma and induce long-term mental health risks for children close quote. The report goes on to say that detaining children can lead to physical and emotional symptoms such as post traumatic stress disorder, suicidal idealization behavioral, problems and difficulty functioning in school. I'm going to ask both Mr. Albertson mister Peres just to clarify your answer to Senator Peters. Are you aware of that report from the American Academy of pediatrics I Mr. albums? If I could just clarify. We don't have indefinite detention, I want my question is are you aware of that report from the American Academy of I think I've seen media reports on that reporting and mister Peres I am not Senator by the age of someone else in the agency may be. But I am not. All right. Thank you. I will make sure that you get copies of it. In addition to the American Academy of pediatrics to physicians who work for the department of homeland security came forward into lie as whistle blowers. They had both visited detention centers housing children that provided an appalling lack of care including finding and this is a quote an infant was bleeding of the brain that went undiagnosed for five days. Those same physician stated publicly that detaining children risks, permanent, psychological harm placing children at risk of post stress and depression later in life. So again, Mr. Alban's have you seen this? These statements from these whistle blowers. I don't believe I have. No. And mister Peres I have not center, the pediatricians and the whistle blowers, immigration and customs enforcement itself. Set up an advisory committee of subject matter experts to review family detention, and here's what the agency's own advisory committee found it said that DHS should quote, discontinue the general use of family detention, and that in cases, where detention was absolutely necessary. Family should be detained for quote, this shortest amount of time possible now given that it is S his own findings. I'm going to assume that you guys are familiar with that Mr. Alvin given these findings from the American Academy of pediatrics DHS whistle blowers and your agency's own advisory committee. Why does immigration and customs enforcement continued to support modifying the Florence agreement to allow for the indefinite detention of? Children. Okay. As I previously stated we we do not have indefinite detention supreme court has ruled on that. But you are recommending the modification or overruling of the floor is decision which would allow the indefinite detention of children. Again. There is no indefinite detention of children people are detained. And now there isn't because the floor is but again. Please excuse me. But I I have limited amount of time here and what I'm trying to get at is. You are all here saying a three of the four of you are here saying that you want us to allow the federal government to do something with the floors agreement. Does not currently allows I understand your current position. But why are you here? Recommending a set of changes that would allow the indefinite detention of children what we are doing in this regulation is implementing the process as contemplated by the court in its ruling, which was requiring the licensing of children could be held in licensed facilities. We have been unable to get state licensure in most places will we have requested and are proposing underneath this regulation is to establish a federal licensing scheme, which will be similar and mirror to what we currently utilizing our standards that would enable us to have the authority to hold these individuals. There's no no one is arguing there's not a humanitarian crisis. I think the numbers show it this crisis. I have limited time going to ask you to stop for a second. Because what I'm concerned about is your own agency says that there shouldn't be indefinite or long. Detention of children that it should be as short as possible, and instead of going towards the remedies that could help us some that Senator mccaskill suggested some that you've heard from other members of the panel suggested instead of going towards those remedies to deal with the immigration surge. You are instead recommending something that experts in child development and welfare asking them not to do your own people. Now, I want to go onto Mr Perez. Why does CPI continued to support indefinite detention of children? Thank you Senator. I will respectfully just explained that it from Sydney piece perspective, the modification of the floor is agreement is more. So a deterrence. And for the ability to help deter a myriad of pull factors that exists throughout the entire immigration continuum if you will. By creating a legal framework that does not create the Sparrow in the treatment of single adults and your family unit. Thank you. Because again, I'm running out of time. I will follow up with you further. I I'm gonna suggest our office will get to you. The various reports about the impact of chill on children. Democrat Senator Maggie Heston long-term any kind of detention earlier this year, we were faced with humanitarian crisis that President Trump created on our southern border the administration decided that the best course of action was to forcibly separate thousands of children from their parents. That was an affront to American values in Americans all across this country from all walks of life objected to it. And now the proposed solution that I'm hearing today is to keep children in detention indefinitely. We know that that is harmful to these children just as forcibly separating children from their parents is pediatricians are telling us, DHS whistle blowers. Telling us that based on the. Conditions. They're seeing on the ground that this is wrong and bad for children and the immigration and customs enforcement own advisory committee is telling us that not to mention that any parent can tell you how harmful detention and separation is to children, I won't support this committee moving forward with this legislation that allows the federal government to indefinitely detain children. I encourage my fellow members of this committee and fellow members of the Senate to do that we have heard lots of suggestions of important and practical ways to deal with the backlog to make sure people come forward not only for their first hearing, but also for all subsequent hearings in the immigration process. But it is absolutely unacceptable to detain children. And to have the United States of America, the strongest best country in the world. Treat children this way. Because we don't want to do other things that are more difficult. That is not who we are. We are stronger than that we are better than that. And we are far more capable than that. Thank you, Mr. chair. Do want to give Mr. L a chance to talk about indefinite from my standpoint. I don't wanna see indefinite detention. I don't think that's we're asking what we're saying is give give icy ability detained longer than twenty days. So they don't have to make a gut wrenching decision is at the father or is that the sex traffickers at his daughters at the victim because they can't turn heritage twenty days. So the whole point would be provide the resources so that we can do cO Judy Kate those claims as quickly as possible those family units that seem eligible for asylum. That's where you do some kind of alternate detention. Those that really have no valid claim that it looks pretty much like they're going to be removed removed them as quickly as possible. So I'm certainly not supporting indefinite detention. I don't think that's really what. Isis try and do this administration mister tear respectfully without deadlines without caps without ceilings detentions can become indefinite. We are already seeing and hearing frontiers very witnesses. How long it takes for those? Who aren't in detention to be heard because we can't get around to hiring Gration judges or trial attorneys fast enough or.
"mr. alban" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"So folks, it seems this data. Do appear for their court appointment with with ninety five to ninety nine percent of the time. Is that accurate? Sure it is accurate. But there are a lot of caveats to that many of these individuals because the docket is so long it's only measuring their compliance with one hearing or one meet at one quarter point because they may have four or five resets or continuances that it does not measure. You're only tracking a small period of time. So over the long run what we know is our Skander rates for family units. In this year is twenty eight point four percent. Last year was twenty three percent. In two thousand sixteen was thirty one percent in two thousand fifteen with twenty five percent. Those hard firm numbers. With regard to family case management. Fallon case manager was a well intentioned program that again the goal was to to ensure compliance with court hearings. Overall. It's compliance rate was a little bit less than our normal program and much higher expense, and ultimately only resulted in fifteen removals from the country at a cost of one point one six million dollars per removal, very expensive program with no removal attached to it at the end. So this figure of ninety nine percent for the the family case manager program, you said is flawed because it only has the first thing in some cases, I'll have to look at many of those individuals. The program they probably never even completed their case before the program was dropped because of the expense and the inefficiency with actually removing people and getting the compliance with orders. Well, we'll have to do a deeper dive. Then because he's the numbers that have been presented to me. And you talk about the the measurement of the program is removals. Now, these are folks who went through a court process looking for asylum. You think perhaps they were successful because they had a good a good argument to make and successful case. We'd be looking at facts related to folks actually were here on legitimate reasons associated with asylum that we shouldn't just look at removals as the standard measure of success or not. We'll get ISIS in charge of immigration enforcement are goals enforce the laws comply with the judge's order. Whether that judge's order is a grant of asylum or the judge's order is a removal. The vast majority of individuals who even though they surpassed a credible fear threshold upon apprehension their initial screening by CIs ultimately meant a vast many of them do not ever ever actually file for asylum. And even those that do do file I believe approval rate is in the twenty percent range. I don't have an exact number front of me believes in the twenty percent range. So the vast majority of these people were talking about are not people with successful asylum claims. Matt Allen of ice the surly with the detention the docket or the detained docket and forty days, we processed folks get him out. That's pretty quick. And I agree with what I've heard from my colleagues earlier that we've got to be able to have a process move quickly for everybody by hiring judges having the infrastructure in order to do it. But if I look at some of these costs associated with alternative programs as well that. Based on the significant reduction in cost that the geo has identified that it would take twelve hundred and twenty nine days of waiting for a an alternative program before it was more expensive than the detained. Mr. Ed, La, you mentioned the average is seven hundred and fifty two days. So it seems alternative programs from just a cost benefit analysis are significantly cheaper. But let's let's move the process along that's making that argument. I think we need to be moving this process along a lot quicker. Well, let me my remaining time. I just want to mention. Something that I think is very important. And that is what our top priority and all of this should be, and that's the welfare and care of children who are in this process, a host of medical organizations, including the American Academy of pediatrics the American college of emergency physicians the American college of physicians, the American Medical Association, the American psychological association, and on and on to name a few have all concluded that there's irreputable physical and mental harm done to children who are placed in detention even brief stays in detention. According to these folks can lead to psychological, trauma and lasting mental health risks. So my question to really the panel is in process in proposing. Rollbacks to the Flora's settlement agreement has DHS review, the extensive literature discussing the long term health consequences that detention will have on children want to start. The regulation writing process was very extensive. I was not personally involved in a whole lot of that. So I can't speak to all the things. That were reviewed during the course of that process. What I can tell you is that the family Reginald centers are are humane. What we are looking to do with that regulation. Is not change the standards, which we currently maintain the purpose of the relation is not to change the standards that we have that are currently exists. The purpose of the regulation is to bring us into compliance with the floor at Selman agreement which was contemplated by the court. And that is the purpose of the regulation. How long is too long? You think to detain a child in detention facility. I'm certainly not qualified to answer that question, sir, has has your agency looked into that. And thought about it and reviewed the literature has shared with that. I don't know I can get find out and get back with you. I'd appreciate that anyone else like to comment about. The review of your organization s to the psychological impact on children who are detained. Formative Justice's role in in this process is to enforce the laws that congress passed certainly if congress amends the law to take that into account we will enforce those laws, but I can't speak specifically. I'm not I'm not able to speak specifically to the reports themselves. Well, I would like to follow up an astronomer with for all of you to get a sense of where what sort of? Analysis has been done by each of your agencies to take a look at this. And I'm gonna propose for the record. If I may Mr Chairman, a a letter here signed by over twelve hundred professionals and healthcare officials who believe that any kind of detention even short term detention can have significant impacts on on children surly. I would hope that this is something all of you would take a look at. And I think we gotta find out who exactly is even considering this as these proposals come forward from the testimony. I've heard today it doesn't sound like anybody is giving any kind of comprehensive fought full analysis of of the situation. Thank you. Democratic Senator Gary Peters. By the way, while you were talking about asylum claims that have been granted, I I do have a chart which honored the record and we have staff making copy and distribute, but just give you the tenure averages. Twenty five percent of asylum claims are granted twenty eight point two percent were denied thirty point eight percent other closure rates and that is abandonment match judicata other or withdrawn. And then finally administrative closure rates sixteen percent. And there are some trends involving here to the actual denial rate is actually spiked up in the last couple of years. So we'll take a look at this. But again, that's just a silent. And as Mr. Alban's was talking about is some people don't claim asylum, and they just they get removed or get removal or as well. So there's a lot of information a lot of data, and we're trying to do is try and accumulate all of it. So we can get the exact picture. What's pulling off with that? It's just an Langford. Thank all of you for your work and working tending to do to keep our nation safe. We appreciate that very much. You're carrying out the law, and what you've been asked to do. And there are a lot of families across the country that are incredibly grateful for the work that you're doing that. I'm going to get a couple of definitions here. The number is come up over ninety thousand family apprehensions is that ninety thousand individuals total or is that ninety thousand families not include families. But we don't know what the number is within that family clarification there. Thank you Senator actually for this fiscal year CB p apprehensions both at the ports of entry and between the ports of entry through. August is now over one hundred and thirty thousand family units, and that is actual individuals. Individuals that make up one hundred thirty thousand individuals that came as as a family unit coming through. Yes. How do we know how many actual families that is? So is that represent seventy five thousand families or groups of individuals or abused have a number. It's broken one hundred thirty thousand it's it's more typically broken out in a manner, which I just mentioned, but we can get back to you on that. That's fine. How do you determine family relationship there as you've already mentioned before? Prior testimony. They're adults that are coming across the border carrying a child with them are bringing a child with them. So they can say there are family units. How you determining who is a family unit and who is not. But we thank you Senator we're using every resource for our disposal. So not only are by graphic and biometric databases are interviews with the actual families themselves if they are not carrying documents. We will reach into the consulate contacts that we have also our colleagues throughout the law enforcement community, and again leading on the behavioral analysis and skills are front-line agents and officers to make those determinations ultimately, whether or not the family unit is in fact, our the parentage is being claimed is in fact, valid one do you have to resort to DNA testing at times to be able to determine that we don't do DNA testing at the border. So is there an additional penalty for an adult bringing a child with them claiming to be? Family member. But then you determine this is not actually a family member. This is them trying to be released in the country. Is there any additional consequence for that individual adult? What will typically? Yes, senator. So if if we find that fraudulent claim to be made, then we will refer that individual for potential prosecution as well, as of course, take a great cares. I mentioned earlier of the safety and wellbeing of the child because at that point that jobs being trafficked or that trials being used by the adults for whatever purpose to be able to try to get across the border relating. We've got to actually try to find their family, and those terminations that again uniquely case by case that we are subsequently made and that are investigated so whether or not it was trafficking organization that was simply trying to gain profit as many of them will do in marketing themselves to these migrants to take this very dangerous journey or whether or not it is a serious syndrome. More alarming case. Times of human trafficking. Those are subsequently then investigated both by ourselves and our colleagues at ice to make those determinations. And then again as you ask determined what end state, and your disposition, we will collectively have with the individual that's found to be perpetuating these illicit acts. Thank you and thank you for the ongoing work all the time in that. For those those kids, and those families we've talked about pushing pull factors some today over the last three years, the United States, Congress has allocated about six hundred and fifty million dollars in economic assistance for the northern triangle for economic investment there to be able to increase jobs for anti corruption efforts for criminal Justice efforts to try to help reduce the crime rates are the murder rate has dropped some in the northern triangle. There has been some economic development. That's there, but we've made tremendous investments of around six hundred and fifty million dollars a year each year into the northern triangle to be able to help them having more stable environment. That people aren't having to. Flee at the same time. I'm concerned about the poll factor here because most of the children that are coming unaccompanied minors and many of the individuals that are coming as family units are coming because there's a family member here. Is it our policy currently if there is a family member already present in the United States. Even if they're not legally present in the United States that unaccompanied minor can be placed with someone not legally present in the United States. Those determinations are made by HHS, but I can tell you that the policy of that agency is the immigration status of the sponsor is not relevant to their determination as to whether or not. A child can be placed in that household which from our data that we've seen just recently. You're looking at close to eighty percent of the people that are sponsors or household members within these residences are illegal here in the country Matt album of ice. So that is not always been. So if you go back fifteen twenty years ago, if someone came in the country illegally as a child they were not placed in the home of someone who is also didn't have legal status in the United States. The sponsor had to be someone who had legal status or was the United States citizen. If you go back in time. So my question is is that a reasonable standard to be able to have and to be able to go back to is that we do not have sponsors that do not have legal presence in the United States. Get your way out of my lane here because that's really at HHS decision. I wouldn't want to weigh in on to how they manage their resources spares. What what effect?.
"mr. alban" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"Mr Orban belongs to the political munching in Europe and assert point is the tweet I have to say to the and we would say to the people to devote the day, have to make a decision between a free Democrate open Europe or between the youth up that presented by Mr. Alban, which is a close society, which is. Very much, oh, totally an invalid much and to democracy, but given that stark twice between being part of a more inclusive Europe or a more exclusive hungry, what side do you think Gary will land on? We have the European parliament election in may two thousand nineteen in just know if people have the election tomato owning that I have no doubt that we still are, would this election, but you know, we have some moments and this politic's is always a kind of process. And I'm absolutely convinced that in the election in my through thousand nineteen redes- reporters of a free, democratic and inclusive Europe, we will win this election or Hungarian. So everyone getting snow exactly how important is the free movement in Europe? How important are the democratic values? How important is media freedom and things like that? Of course it will be a big fun. It will be very hard. But I'm very optimistic about the results of this five Mr., neater, mother. Thank you for speaking with us. Thank you very much for.
"mr. alban" Discussed on PRI's The World
"I'm Marco werman with the world where a co, production of the BBC World Service PRI and w GBH in Boston. All the KOMO cheat issue them Megahertz. megahertz. That's the leader of Hungary addressing the European parliament today, Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, accused his critics, there of insulting the honor of his country, or Bon lashed out as the European parliament began debating whether to censure him for allegedly violating European Union rules that vote comes tomorrow. Let's turn now to the BBC's Nick Thorpe in Budapest for Viktor Orban's. Backstory, he said, very pug nation, very successful politician. He's just won his third consecutive to in office in April, and he's some what one might call. He believes in a majoritarian version of democracy. In other words, the winner takes all and he's pushed through many laws a whole new constitution in Hungary in the past eight years which he's critics, especially liberal left wing social, democratic critics believe actually undermine the rule of law. Mr.. All bond replied very defiantly in parliament that if his own people. For voting for him and kept re electing him shortly. They can't think that the rule of law or democracies endanger and therefore the European parliament is interfering in his view and insulting the his government and his person, but the Hungarian people, the Hungarian nation as he put it. So tomorrow the European parliament votes on this censor measure for or bound. If that vote passes, then what happens? It's not Susan. It will pass first of all, but it certainly looking more likely the seasoning rather on to this debate than it was before. And that's because a lot of Mr. Orban's allies, fellow conservatives fellow Christine Democrats in the European parliament really feel that he's now going to phone attacking the central European university. For example, attacking non-governmental organizations that stand up for the rights of the side himse because I'm so they feel very uncomfortable with that that was very apparent in the speeches. What might. Happen though. If the vote goes against him, basically, this would be a milestone hitherto unreached milestone in the criticism in the sanctioning of country. Then the possibility of Hungary losing its voting rights within the EU moves one step food, but there's still a long way to go with that. It's very hard for the EU to criticize countries that are already members of it. Others allies of Hungary in particular, Poland could veto that. So it would be a symbolic defeat for Mr. Alban, but he's already looking in the way beyond tomorrow's vote to next May's European parliamentary elections. When he's confident that the votes of many Europeans will be against my Gration will support his view that Europe needs to strengthen its outer borders to end Muslim immigration in particular to Europe and the Mon nationalist minded part is more like his own party will be elected. One less thing that about Victor, Oregon, George Soros the billionaire, Hungarian investor known for his commitment to human rights and civil society. He's got something of a mixed reputation in Hungary, but he and organ actually go back away, don't they? They get back very long time. Yes on. I mean, I've been meeting job shortage when he comes to visit Hungary since the late nineteen eighties. I think Mr. shortish actually, I hope he's open society foundation in Hungary in nineteen Ninety-four. If I remember wrongly, he played a big role in for jump providing photocopying machines, Hungarian secondary schools in the nineteen eighties, which of course had quite subversive role in those days. Because students we using them teaches, we're using them to produce leaflets criticizing the single-party rule, the communist rule. And at that time, Mr Schroder and Mr Obama got on very well. Mr.. All Bunn was the recipient of one year scholarship to Pembroke college in Oxford in Britain. And likewise many other. Figures in his party where recipients than they were seen as really the young liberal hope in a way in the post communist era. But as time went by, they became more some would say, nationalist more reactionary Sydney, more conservative, and that put them at Logan. Hedge with Mr. shorter shoes, vision of an open society, which is always very much motivated him as a philanthropist. The BBC's Nick THORP speaking with us from Budapest. Thanks very much for your time neck. Thank you. Victor Orban is part of the European wave of populist leaders away that seems to have empowered races, and that's what this next story is about. Say, seal Junge does the weather on Belgium's French language public TV. She also happens to have another career on the side as a stand up comedian..
"mr. alban" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"Lavish lifestyle, including multiple homes, expensive cars and watches. Even a fifteen thousand dollar ostrich jacket, the defense pointing the finger at gates, arguing he was the mastermind behind the scheme who swindled Manafort Gates's cooperating with the special counsel after pleading guilty to conspiring to defraud the United States and lying to the FBI the fact that defense plans to use to discredit his testimony. Gates also worked for the Trump campaign, but neither the president nor the investigation into potential Russia collusion are likely to be addressed. In this case, the Trump administration continuing to distance itself from Manafort call. Manford does not know anything. Nor could possibly did wasn't for four months. Manafort has nothing to do with our campaign despite praising his work. During the three months, he led the president's campaign. Paul Manafort just came on these great sources. Tell CNN that publicly, the White House strategy is to downplay the proceedings. But behind the scenes, the president is keeping a close eye on the trial, watching TV coverage and asking his legal team for updates of course. Yeah, he's, he's nervous Trump. That is all right. Moving onto the kids separated from their parents. And there is still something like six hundred over six hundred children here and there there's no way to get them back together with their parents. Well, Matthew, a few of them testified yesterday before the Senate Judiciary committee, Matthew Albans is the executive associate director for enforcement and removal operations for ice. So he he was defending the conditions at these immigrant detention facilities. Compare. Wearing them. I kid you not to summer camp with regard to the f. RC's I think the best way to describe them as to be more like a summer camp is individuals have access to twenty four, seven food and water. They have educational opportunities. They have recreational opportunities, both structured as well as unstructured. There's basketball courts exercise classes, their soccer fields that we put in there. They have extensive medical dental and mental health opportunities. In fact, Many's individuals. First time they've ever seen a dentist is when they've come to our one of our efforts been taken away from their parents when they leave, they leave their with seven sets of clothing for each individual. That was in that far see while they're there do have all sorts of access to pro Bono legal opportunities. There's a legal or intake program that is there and they are able to themselves of that. There are many NGOs at work in those facilities. Are there on a daily basis. To provide them assistance and support once they are released back into the community. So I'm very comfortable with the level of service and protection that is being provided in the RC's makes you kinda wonder if if he's ever been in one of these FRC's family residential centers. Well, thankfully, Senator maisy Hirono of Hawaii was on that committee and asked whittle, you hear this, this, this is mind blowing. Now Mr. ovens also testified that homeland security's family residential centers. If our seas are like summer camps, I like to know whether all of the panel members are familiar with homeland securities. If our seas. Ms provos. Ma'am. I do not have a specific. I have not been to one of the foresees commander, ma'am. I've never visited a family residential center. I'd have to defer to my colleague from ice. He would know. Mr. mckenry never been to an f. r.. And what about you, this Higgins? Yes, I've been to both Delhi and to Kearns. So says these are described as family residential centers. I would ask this of you miss Higgins Mr. Alban's. Would you send your children to these centers. Sickens. I, I certainly think that in general practice people would prefer to be free to to move about. I can tell you that the centers that I saw did as described have schools and you would send your child to these centers. I. I, that's that's a difficult question I was I it's it's difficult to put myself in the position of an individual who takes Janus journey in which their child can be. These are denied alone, whether I would simmer camp. So you know. Yeah. She wouldn't answer the question that that's your answer for you. Unbelievable. Now commander, Jonathan white. He was one of the men there who said that he's never visited one of these centers. He, he is a top official in the health and human services office that cares for migrant children..
"mr. alban" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Was from one. Thousand nine the settlement green from nineteen Ninety-seven and then reinterpreted by the judge again in two thousand sixteen and applied Family the requirements to family detention even though family detention did not exist in one thousand nine hundred seven Every choirs us, to release those individuals within, twenty days of taking them into custody and we cannot wait the entire Immigration hearing process credible fear process asylum process. Within that twenty day period as a result we have no choice but to release his individuals out into the communities and most, times we don't see them again Thank you Matthew Albans with ice immigration and. Customs enforcement And thank you Mr Chairman I could not, agree more with your opening statement to chairman. Grassley that the administration, has mishandled family separation and in some ways I'd say we sit here now in the middle of humanitarian, crisis largely, of the Trump administration's creation Senator Chris coons Delaware talents policy has, led to the separation of thousands of children including infants and Tyler toddlers from their parents and has intentionally inflicted untold amounts of human suffering. As a father and a person of faith I find this policy unconscionable and the administration's efforts. So, far, to reunite children with their families sadly inadequate I'm frustrated that despite repeated increase across a, broad range of senators and congressmen and women we've not been able to get timely full and accurate information. About the, process and, about where we stand so first Mr Chairman Senator Langford and I, have joined with a dozen of our colleagues fourteen Members seven Republicans seven Democrats to request information this is a letter. We're, sending. To attorney general sessions to secretary Nielsen into secretary as are just asking for basic details, and regular updates on what are the facts how many children what ages where being detained where being reunited. On what time line, I'd like to enter this for the record if I might Mr Chairman And. Could each of the five of you simply say yes or no are you committed to getting timely responses to congress in response to broaden bipartisan requests for relevant information, about our progress, towards resolving, this separation situation, yes Senator I'm I will take this back and we will work on getting that. Information to you thank you Yes sir absolutely thank you Mr Evans. Commander way Yes. Of course thank you Likewise we'll take it back and. See, what we. Can provide Yes senator There are some disturbing reports in the press that individuals who are, seeking asylum have, been misinformed or even misled to give up their legal claims to try and get their. Children back an American immigration counsel attorney testified that there are dozens of individuals that had been interviewed, who felt and I'm quoting coerced into relinquishing the rights or who appeared totally unaware that they. Had done so some who are even adamant that the paper they had signed was one that allowed them to choose to be reunited with your children when, in fact the form they signed had the opposite effect Mr. Alban's could you produce to me and my staff copies of the forms that ice has been giving to parents over the last? Three, months We have the form, that was as part of the case at the ACLU developed and approved by the? Court that we could certainly give you a copy of that that'd be helpful because there's a lot of Stories both sides assertions both sides. That these are folks who are well informed and who are making a responsible decision. To return to their countries of origin leave their children here and there's some very disturbing reporting that the opposite is the case Mr. albums are parents given the opportunity to consult with a lawyer and their children before they sign a form waving their. Legal rights to be reunited. With their children as required and they Mozelle case and utilizing the form, we? Discussed there is a forty. Eight hour waiting period in which the individual is allowed to contact an attorney you may contact the ACLU we have, signs posted in our detention facilities which?.
"mr. alban" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
"He said it shouldn't count with donald crisp because a lot of crisps credits were to realize oh i love it there was a qualification there to that and i remember as a kid being very excited watching the munsters john kerr the herman table and you know what he had actually he he was supposed to audition for that role and at the time he was shooting the patsy with jerry lewis and jerry wouldn't let him leave to go yeah and my dad was always pissed off about that for the rest of he also said that no one could have played that part as well as fred gwynne played it he said there's no way i would have done what fred did wanna compliment about that he no he said because fred had a sweetness and he said and i would not have brought that to the role and he said that the fred gwynne was was absolutely the right guy but he wanted to be her he didn't know he wanted he wanted the shot you know good gig i mean he just wanted to work you know now what did john did john kerry never say anything about jerry lewis well listen i mean he had obviously great respect for him you know but but you know it was it was kinda i thought that was low you know give them give them enough time to go out and addition for this role you know let's let's talk about mccabe and mrs milky since you brought it up and it was sort of kind of the thing that put you on the map it wasn't your picture no it it did put me on the map that was robert altman and and it was funny i heard about the role i had come back from from doing hair in new york and i had done the gun fight a gunfight with kirk douglas and johnny cash that was actually my first feature but i heard about this role and they sent me over to meet robert altman in westwood and he had his lionsgate films which he had set up and he had offices in westwood in this little complex of buildings with a little courtyard in the middle and they said mr alban's upstairs at the back just go up those stairs in and knock on the door and he had.
"mr. alban" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Budapest all central europe correspondent nick thorp joins us on the line from budapest high neck so dr this to auburn is on course for another election victory is it going to happen don't necessarily i mean as you say the polls do suggest that his feeders party enjoy over forty percents of the electric but there's a peculiar development just in the last week's feed has lost one of the bastions it's a place called horridness overshot hates quite difficult to pronounce but basically because all the different opposition parties very disparate from left to through green to right wing opposition parties they all banded together behind a single candidate and strangely the hungarian electoral system does allow this so even though if are expected to win here there's a lot of nervousness in feeder circles and there's a new surge of hope as it were among opposition circles that perhaps they might never different way be able to win this defeat feed has off to rule mrs to hungary who are likely to visit but a past might be surprised that it's being described as an autocratic state the city field oprah liberal wellsuited tourists would there surprise be valid this this is the socalled ponti district of budapest when most of those tourists who arrive on a friday evening on cheap flights on end up there's a lot of drinking the police tend to sort of keep a low profile dare and so does definitely have justified reputation as a party town nowadays i think the concerns about autocracy and so on also valets and one sees that if one for example is a human rights activist if one's a lawyer trying to work on refugee issues if one works for transparency international amnesty international working on issues which the current government don't really like to hear about and and there has been a big crackdown and there's also threats from the prime minister that if he wins again that groups like that which he accuses of being backed by the burian born financier and philanthropist george soros that they will get it in the neck effectively if he wins again so considering hungary doesn't have a large immigrant population or many nonchristians why is mr alban's message about the importance of maintaining a christian culture attracting support think it's historical reasons much of eastern europe they feel over the.
"mr. alban" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Centuries that they'd been overrun in hungary's case it would be overrun by the mongols and tatas it would be overrun by the ottomans in the sixteenth seventeenth century then by living under habsburg domination then of course the forty years of soviet rule so it's been quite easy for mr alban and his party to portray on the four hundred eleven thousand migrants refugees who crossed the border during two thousand fifteen has another invading army effectively who's we're very homogeneous country hungary very few people born outside the boundaries of the country people aren't really used to living with the other with people of other cultures and civilizations and even though ironically very few people actually want to come here and there is a shortage of work in hungary on a political level mr orban's being very being people as invaders the latest invaders often many centuries of invasion i'll central europe costs lunden nick thole pin bitter pass bringing in my guess who in the studio with me throughout the show eat at and tim judah edith what do you make the popularity of leaders like auburn wow it is a worldwide problem and it seems to be a vote winning card just to wave at hostility generalized other who is about to overwhelm us but unroll the baffles the eurovision song contest last year the hungarian entry was an indigenous hungarian roma who's very dark skinned who signed an extraordinary rap half in roma which of which the rates were why did you lie to me having dark skin didn't matter and this had been he had been chosen by national vote on television so there is clearly another hungary carrying on and he came eighth and he was incredibly good and he was the only dot face singer in an entire watched than white eurovision running in ukraine in kiev he was the only face it there is another hungary out there is just that voting the right way i mean in terms of anti nationalism pop culture sometimes as it early reflect politics but is baffling tim have you been following elements in in hungary.
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"The wine i have been written a story about moldovan wine because i i think that stories about moldova tend to be quite gloomy so let's try and find something kind of interesting and can uplifting and wine moldova is a fascinating story it was one of the main products of moldova not just in the soviet period but afterwards but when multi over twice did things which angered the russians mr putin tried effectively to crush the moldovan wine industry what he tried to sort of bring moldovan into line by crushing the wine industry because eighty percent of moldovan wine used to go to russia he put embargoes on moldovan wine in two thousand six and two thousand and thirteen and almost finished the wine industry off but now it's completely reoriented itself towards the west and increasing each awards china they've pulled if i can say that they pulled of all their efforts into into quality wine and now it's a it's an industry that's beginning to surge again it's beginning to sort of you know it's really recovering the in terms of of money into the income from exports it hasn't a recovered to the level of the used to be but i suspected in a few years time it will be to quote the head of one of the wineries that i went to see he said moldova is a new new world incense that fifteen twenty years twenty five years ago many people in in europe hadn't really heard of new zealand wines or californian wines or south african wines he says that moldovan wine is like them and we will be hearing about them in the future thank you very much tim judah and edith full now that's a week to go before a general election in hungary an opinion poll suggests the prime minister viktor orban leader of the rightwing fidesz party is on course to be reelected for a third term the office he's held since two thousand ten mr alban's critics accusing him of turning hungary into an autocratic ultra nationalist state in a campaign speech last month he accused the european union of putting the future of its member states are risk by not doing more to stop immigration africa wants to kick down our door and brussels is not defending us he told crowd of supporters in.
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"By the listeners of kqed this weekend edition from npr news i'm scott simon back in the old days there is a pointedly bipartisan atmosphere on congressional intelligence committees that's how paul pillar remembers of at least the 28 your cia veteran often presented briefings two thousand telecoms committee in the 1980s and he compares that differed atmosphere with today's climate and the column for the national interest missed pillar joins us nurse studio thanks so much for being with us good to be with you scud um first off you've assume you've heard the memo the us any reaction uh i don't think it really tells us much of anything beyond the motives of those who put the mobile together and why are they released it so i think uh mr alban's description earlier this morning of the memo was quite apt senator john mccain ain't nobody pushover said release of the memo only helps vladimir putin what do you think well the uh at any time you have a a disclosure like this of something that was classified and it's disclosed without the review of the agencies that were originators of it you have at least a indirect damage not that somebody is going to go out and get shot but rather its going to discourage uh other potential sources of information including intelligence sources that it might be pertinent to what the russians are doing who are going to be discourage who are going to think twice a whether they come to one of the us intelligence agencies and offer their support um i don't wanna get sentimental but in the past there hasn't been this kind of hyper partisanship well it's been a long progression scott him you referred back to the 1980s when based on my experience there was quite a bit of good sense of bipartisanship and i would say since says the 1990s about when new gingrich declared political warfare we've had an increase in fact the aim of.
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"This is weekend edition from npr news i'm scott simon back in the old days they reserve pointedly bipartisan atmosphere on congressional intelligence committees that's how paul pillar remembers it at least the twenty eight year cia veteran often presented briefing two thousand telecoms kennedy in the 1980s and he compares that different atmosphere with today's climate and the column for the national interest missed pillar joins us nurse studio thanks so much for being with us good to be with uscca um first off you've assuming for the memo yes any reaction uh i don't think it really tells us much of anything beyond the motives of those who put the noble together and why they released it so i think uh mr alban's description earlier this morning of the memo is quite apt senator john mccain nobody's pushover said release of the memo only helps flooded mer putin what do you think well the uh at any time you have a a disclosure like this of something that was classified in it's disclosed without the review of the agencies that were originators of it you have at least indirect uh damaged not that somebody is going to go out and get shot but rather its going to discourage other potential sources of information including intelligence sources at might be pertinent to what the russians are doing who are going to be discouraged who are going to think twice whether they come to one of the us intelligence agencies and offered their support i don't wanna get sentimental but in the past there hasn't been this kind of hyper partisanship well it it's been a along progression sky adam you referred back to the 1980s when based on my experience there was quite a bit of good bipartisanship and i would say since serve the 1990s about when new gingrich declared political warfare we've had an increase in fact the ing of partisanship even into the work of the two intelligence committee so things have come up in the past i mean for example the issue of socalled enhanced interrogation techniques also known as torture which had a partisan edge in that on the senate side you had a democratic majority report in a competing republican minority report in on the.
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"An israeli leader has actually visited hungary since the fall of communism at what's your understanding as to why this time has been chosen were living viscaino benjamin netanyahu looked weary mute any place anywhere but two wicket home considering all the investigations the threes undo the political tomo emu's were that the thing this is spelt of that's what he enjoys during the season serve as a statesman he doesn't have to do the mid lease it can talk about to aids easily whom go in very these on half a billion dollar it's medium size but at the same time he's going to meet also lead to some other issue opium countries so at at at this point it's poll tame as a statesman has some one that's promoting is early in the world some when the bomb oats as well tied in the world the problem some of his interlocutors a other problematic to say the least especially mr alban is is comments about the legal hungary between the wolves the needle mcleish halted the towards an ally of fiedler and the controversy over antisemitism under the bill bolt of george soros so am i think the timing is b two misfortune curious timing i mean they're both controversial linkages on day and you mentioned the kind of a a controversy surrounding at alleged anti semitism surrounding day the american air multibillionaire i think he is a george soros and adam lepore perhaps you can tell me a little bit more about the context surrounding that what what exactly has at george soros find himself whipped up in in in in hungary and white house led allegations of anti semitism by the government.