Interview: Working as an EMT at the US-Mexico Border


The policies we have at the border and
this militarization building fences, they didn’t start with Trump. This is a lot of the policies
have continued from the
Obama administration much earlier… Bush and Clinton. This is [inaudible], uh, today we’re talking to, I hope I
pronounced this right. I, Eva you so neat. Is that correct? That’s correct. And you are a professor of
anthropology at Harvard. Um, and also you just wrote a book called
threshold emergency emergency responders on the US Mexico border. But I also found out that you wrote a
book about the border in Argentina, right? Yes. That was my first book set of you
have a particular interest in borders. Is that, is that right? I think so. Um, and I have always been interested in
the US Mexico border because of some reasons. Um, when I was doing my
dissertation research, I couldn’t go, um, to the US Mexico border, just study journalists and how they
report on violence. So I was looking for, for another area to ask
those same questions. But I think coming from with Urania, that’s part of the reason
why I’m so interested in, uh, in societies that are in between our, the Lithuanian history was always way
between the east and the west and they were different, uh, countries
that we were part of. So I was very intrigued by, um, where this division of space
and political community. What was your experience in terms of
the feeling down there? Is it feel like, like a kind of combative
area, um, you know, hostility or uh, acceptance of, obviously there’s a lot
of different communities. There’s the people that live there,
people trying to pass through. Then the people that are
patrolling the EMT workers, the border patrol and all that. What is your sense of sort
of the community down there? So like if I think I am not their target when
I’ve had to go through those checkpoints. Um, but I was also not the u s citizen. So every time I had to answer the
question that I’m not the US citizen, but, and then they would want to see my
Lithuanian passport, they would go check, what kind of country is this
Lithuanian? They would let me through. It’s very, um, you, I think you, you, you can feel this heavy presence of
federal security enforcement in the region and the people who erect the checkpoints
are, these are border patrol agents. They usually not from the area. They are rotated from other parts of the
country and they live in the community, but for a very short time. Whereas local locals were
these ranchers or emergency or, um, local business owners, they, they have different opinions of whether
this is needed to secure the border or not. Some say yes, some say
no. But a lot of them, um, there, well, there was a lot of activism
going, going around the checkpoints, a lot of protest. Um, there’s a lot of profiling going on
for people who are either of Mexican, um, nationality, descent,
dual citizens who, who raise suspicion when
they go through checkpoints. Even the emergency responders I
worked with were often, you know, questioned just because border patrol agents couldn’t understand
maybe in their first weeks at the border that this is, this is the composition of
the community right here. Um, there are lots of establishments like
there was a bar in or it can Tina and every small community not far from
the border where I spent some time, which has signs that the only, um, hmm. Well that one specifically. So in
addition to the border patrol agents, what’s happening there, there are also these volunteer militia
men who moved to the area and they help, yes, they are taking the law into their
own hands and the, the um, their presence is also
very complicated and um, and a lot of local people don’t want
them, but some others are okay with them. So borderlands is like
anywhere else. People, people have different opinions on it,
but they, they really live it daily. Whereas here we are talking
how life is on the border. We don’t really experience
this militarized, um, routine. As in says
noticeable enough. It’s not, cause it’s hard to understand how
many people are down there doing that. You just kinda hear about
and you’re like, oh, maybe there’s one guy down there doing it. But there’s a somewhat established
presence of sort of these private militias down at the border. So some of them just go sometimes like
they go on the spring break for a tour or to help enforce the border. But
in, in Id Avarca there is a Tim, I think Tim Foley is his name.
He’s from Arizona, recon. He moved to the community
a couple of years ago. So now he has a more permanent
presence there. Uh, there are not many, but they are notable. You usually see, um, camouflage dressed men with heavy
weapons in like in a Walmart or Safeway parking lot, buying supplies
before they go to the desert. And they are not really part of, uh, part of the national guard or the
military. Neither are the border patrol. They are just civilians. So I haven’t, I maybe I saw them only once, so it’s not, it’s not as present as the border
patrol, but I know they’re there. Yeah. Um, let me ask you, what was
your, why did you want to go down? What were you looking at in terms of,
and I’m sure you know, being an EMT, you want to go down and
help and get a feel, but what were you looking at sort of
from the anthropology perspective, what brought what, you know, when you went
down there? Oh, so I was, I really wanted to know whether, um, what does really security for people who
experience the security measures that are put in place? So, you know, we say that the border needs to be
secured, we need to build a wall, we need to send more. Um, what are patrol agents do the line, we
need all this technology of surveillance. But for people who live in
these border communities, do they feel more secure? Do they feel less secure when all
of this security bill that happens? And being an emergency responder and
working with emergency responders, I thought that’s a very good approach or
an access point to understand the issue because emergency responders are there
in the worst situations where they’d say it’s a heart attack or whether it’s a
dehydrated migraine going across the border, whether it’s a
fire or a flood, they, they are there when people are unsafe
or insecure in the most tangible ways. So I think I, I wanted to see to see that. And what I found is this cooperation
that has existed between Mexican and American first responder
communities for now a hundred years, which is the same, the same amount of time that a fence
has exist between the communities. Um, so, so that was my,
my main, uh, interest. And also because emergency
responders, they are, they in this very contradictory role. On the one hand they
worked for the government. They work for the local government.
So either municipal or county, uh, fire district and, and since nine 11, a lot of emergency departments, so fire rescue departments have been
integrated international preparedness, um, system. So they are part of the,
they are under FEMA and FEMA is under the Department of Homeland Security.
And so in the way part of the, the, the mission has been shifted a little
bit to also include potential terrorist attacks if they come across the border
and tried to sneak in chemical weapons or something like that. But on the other
hand, they are also medical professionals, so their primary responsibilities to
help people regardless of of their legal status, nationality,
criminal background. So, so they have this humanitarian
imperative to help anyone and everyone. And at the same time they work for the
government that’s enforcing these laws. That hurts some people. So I thought that’s also will be helpful
for an anthropologist to show how contradictory state
processes are on the ground. Yeah. Yeah. Um, so what did you
find? Did you think that, uh, that the local community, um,
felt more secure with, you know, a strong border presence or you
know, strengthening the border, building a bigger wall, putting in more money for
more surveillance or darts
or so on, or what did you, what do you think you found? No. And it wasn’t a very
surprising, um, the, the, the security, the militarization
clearly has a negative impact on, on the social ties between
two communities, uh, that depend on each other
in emergency. So there are situations when emergency responders
from Mexico have to come to the United States to help with large fires
for example. And vice versa. When there are big hazardous
materials incidents in these, um, maquiladoras or assembly plants that
are producing a lot of components for American industry. Uh, then the Americans provides
training provided equipment. So there is this collaboration
which is being hurt by not so much by the rhetoric but by the
very material interventions into the landscape. So like the border fence,
first responders were used to passing, uh, firehoses across the border fence, but as the fence gets or the wall gets
bigger and there is now this mesh that doesn’t even allow to pass the hose
through the gaps in the border fence, that becomes more difficult. It’s more difficult for emergency
responders to get visas to cross into the United States, which they used to
do all the time. To, to help with, to provide manpower for the
u s emergency responders. Um, but in a, in addition, they, they are
members of these larger communities, um, in Mexico and then
the United States, which, um, even even the
rhetoric or the discourse, the bigger policies, um, being driven, driven apart. Uh, and I have not seen any reluctance or
any changes in how they cooperate on the local level yet. But,
but they are concerned, they are concerned whether they
would be able to do this if, if this kind of approach to the border continues. Yeah. And what you bring up is, it
sounds like the way you described it, and you also mentioned earlier that there
are people that go across the border to go to work. Um, I had thought, I had heard at one point maybe sometimes
people actually cross the border for schools. I don’t know
if that, yes, they do. And then when you talked about
the emergency responders, to me it paints a picture of these two
communities actually being very kind of intertwined and working with
each other and then, you know, and then this border, then the militarization that we
do just keeps kind of dividing it, which actually creates more problems
rather than the original community that worked well together. Um, and went
back and forth. Does that kind of, yes, that’s absolutely
correct. And you know, some years ago, I think
it was in 2008 there are, so these communities
are connected. The, uh, the communities are connected
socially through work, through school, through business. Uh, a lot of towns in southern Arizona, they don’t
have, uh, property taxes, so they, they live off sales taxes and a lot of
shopping is done by Mexican shoppers. So even, even municipal services that
needs taxpayer money in a
way depend on this cross border movement. At the same
time, it’s also infrastructure. The, the water, even the sewage, um, the sewage from Mexico, most of these tunnels into the
United States to treatment plant. There are talks to create
binational electric grids. Air pollution is another big issue. More wood in which is in a way caused
by very long lines that trucks have to wait at inspections to get
into the United States. They idle there four hours and that makes
air pollution worse than a few years ago. And the border
patrol built these, um, barriers inside the tunnels because
of the landscape. Um, Mexico is, um, up a hill upwind and upstream from
the United States. So when it rains, for example, the water rush, it rushes towards Arizona and they
install these barriers in the tunnels that the water needs to go
through creating, um, a plug which ended up exploding
or causing explosions of, of the streets in, in, in Mexico, in inundating part of the
town. So it’s very, it’s, it’s one, it’s one environment, um, and air water fire doesn’t see these
political boundaries as relevant. Um, and people who live there also
depend on this shared understanding that, um, that we have to think of
this space as one and some, there are some really
nice efforts going on. So them or they were the EPA environmental
protection agency has been working with the Mexican counterparts and trying
to find solutions to environmental emergencies in the border zone. And the border zone is understood as
hundreds kilometers north and south of the boundary. So we’d have to really
think about it as one region, train and equip emergency responders on
both sides and find policy solutions to air pollution, water pollution that, that cross these national jurisdictions. Yeah. So there is, um, I thought I heard you say
in one of your other immune, if someone asked you if you
thought that the border, um, the people working at the border trying
to monitor it and controlling, you know, let you go through or whatever, uh,
what was actually unfunded though, is that correct? That it’s still, he thought they were lacking in enough
resources and so on to do their job. Yes. Resources are, um, are always
an issue and for different reasons. In the U S and in Mexico, in
Mexico, most of them are volunteers. So they depend a lot on donations
and a lot of donations from, um, US emergency services, but
also private citizens. Like, um, even there is a very
nice program of donating, used the car seats for, for babies from Arizona to Sonora
because almost nobody can afford or, and very few people have it in Mexico. But even this has to go through very
unofficial channels on the US side of the border. It really depends on, uh, on the low locality on the municipality. If they have more residents, they can support a fully fledged
fire rescue departments. Um, and which now has to respond. Also the more migrants and asylum
seekers that need medical attention. But very small, small towns like La Vaca, which have like 400 residents.
For them it’s a very, um, it’s very expensive to
even maintain an ambulance. And if there are more emergencies
that they have to respond to, then it becomes unsustainable. Do you think there is, um, a place where there does need to be a
discussion about what to do in terms of addressing the immigration
and the problem? Um, and rather than just pretending
that there isn’t a problem. Ohhh it’s a question you know, you
can write several books about that. So I, by this whole issue and
everything you’ve done, you have a lot of interesting,
you know, experience ask about. So in terms of the current situation
with asylum seekers, this, this has really nothing to do with border
wall because these people are coming and asking for asylum at the ports of
entry or they’re presenting themselves as soon as they cross the border,
they are not even trying to, um, evade authorities. The,
but the border wall was, it’s politically marketed for primarily
to stop illegal drugs from getting into the country and from
preventing unauthorized entry
by people into the country. And it’s been counterproductive
for both. For drugs, most of them come through
the ports of entry anyways, hidden in vehicles or they are being
taken through very remote areas, uh, or launched using catapults or
taken through tunnels or the people. It happens similarly. So, uh,
unauthorized migrants that used to come, not the current asylum seekers, but uh, people who used to come here for work
and didn’t even try to ask for, um, for asylum. A lot of
them had to pay a lot, big fees to organized crime groups who
would control these more remote areas in the desert where there are several
days of travel to reach those areas. So it helped almost in our enforcement
of the border or helped increase, solidify, um, and fund
organized crime in Mexico. So that’s very
counterproductive I think. Yeah, they’ve kind of built up an industry
of working to get around the border. And so when you look at this, you go
on and you make the border bigger, you’re just reinforcing the industry
that’s already there working to get around the, the border. Exactly. Because there is
no… the incentives, the
motivations haven’t changed. So it only makes it more profitable, um, and more costly depending
on who you are. Um, I, I don’t, I think good. A good border is like the border between
Massachusetts and New Hampshire or United States and Canada, which
means yes, there is a, uh, a jurisdictional divide and there are
countries have different policies for how to admit immigrants and how to give them, whether it’s temporary work
permit or permanent status. And this is the, this is where a lot
of solutions have to come from. So, um, definitely for, for
current asylum seekers, there are a lot of push factors and
Central American countries that make them want to flee. Uh, but there are also issues with our
immigration system that’s very complicated and quite some solutions can be
found through policy such as we, you know, temporary
seasonal work permits or, um, family, different
family reunification, pro programs or sometimes because of, well, I really don’t want to go into that
because immigration law is not my, uh, well my expertise. But there are some very strange rules
that make people for that either make them wait for 10 years, for example, to bring your spouse from
Mexico to the United States, uh, which could be made simpler and it
will also motivate more people to, to, to be seasonal laborers. Like they used to be go back
and forth between the countries. Now a lot of people who came here earlier, they are stuck because they know how
difficult it would be to cross again if they need to come, you know, to get a construction job and then
go back to, to their home country, whether it’s Mexico, El Salvador, to um, allow this kid kid to go to school or
to build a new roof over the house. Now they know they couldn’t come back to
the U.S. so more of them are motivated to stay here. Um, and again, this has nothing to do with increasing
the heights of the border wall. Um, did you see any similarities in terms of
a border community there and the border community in the u s Mexico that you
think is just kinda similar for border communities? Um, yes. Oh, um, so migration is not such a
big factor in, in that area. Yes, there are usually, um, there are quite a few Paraguayans
who are coming to work in Argentina. Um, but it’s not the run. No. Um, Eddie ties on not so strong in terms
of family or just crossing for work. [inaudible] Brazil and Argentina have
different languages and a willing Paraguay you would have got a knee. So I think
they are a little more separate, but some of the structural problems
are the same because what borders exacerbates the assymetry
between countries. So because labor as well as goods
are much cheaper in Paraguay and, and they have quite a big industry
of um, making feed commodities. There is a lot of smuggling of electronics
of cigarettes and there is a lot of smuggling of drugs. So drug trafficking on rather big scales
of both Muddy Juana and, uh, cocaine. So that area has become, uh, more, um, on the, it has been put on the agenda
of the global security experts. Um, but it’s, and equals. So, for example, on in Argentina has all the, all types of military presence you can
have. They have the national guard, they have the, the army,
they have the federal police. So there is a lot of their presence,
but it’s not because they are low, they are trying to find these large
loads of contraband often either taking across the river by boats
or by airplanes. They’re not station’s right there on the rivers. umm, waiting for people to cross. So it’s, some things are different but it’s
also borders and all waters have that similarity. And then I liked, I was interested
in how you wrote about the media’s I guess insolence or responsibility
or how they, um, talked about, I know I think it would be, you
did mostly in terms of, uh, uh, Argentina and that border. But do you, have you looked at sort of the
media’s role in the US Mexico border? Well, I didn’t study
specifically, but I’ve, I’ve worked a lot with
journalists obviously both
while I was at the border and now that my book came out
and I’m very interested in, in how we talk about it, what,
what problems get foregrounded, how we portrayed the border as this
place of crisis and insecurity. Um, I think there is a lot of good
journalism being done now, uh, where people really care. How do the local communities experience
this militarization or intensification of rhetoric about, um, the border crisis. But too often the further
you are from the border, the less you know about it and the
more you are affected for fear by fearmongering, you think media has a very big
responsibility of not giving to that, not, not make headlines, only that reinforce people’s very often
simplistic understandings on both sides. You know, as, as you say,
like this, it’s not, um, the, the policies we have at the border and
this militarization and building fences, they didn’t start with Trump. This is a lot of the policies
have continued from the
Obama administration much earlier, Bush and Clinton.
This is part of our, what our political establishment
has been doing for many decades. And, and yes, there is, there are drugs coming across the
country or across the border. But again, the reasons because there is
high demand in the United States. So maybe we should address the problem
of addiction and look at it as public health and not necessarily
through an enforcement lens. So I think these are very, very
important conversations, um, that are not always easy to put
in a simple and short narrative battle. Human Psychology. I mean,
I’ve seen it being, you know, where a newer younger media sites, but I’ve seen the difference when you
write an article and you try to write very good policy and that the
kind of conversation we
need to have and that’s not necessarily the article that
gets circulated. You know, unfortunately human psychology, you know, we’re at the state where we
have so much information, we’re circulating articles without
reading them and just, you know, headlines are emotional and you know, kind of click baby and all
this kind of stuff. So yes, yes. Thank you for what you are doing. I know one, I think maybe one of
my more last questions is what is, so you see, I saw you, you said somewhere else that a
Nogales was like 95% Mexican. Um, I know you didn’t necessarily
patrol the whole border. Do you think that’s kind of the picture
all along the border that on the u s side it’s really that high of
a majority, mostly Mexican? I think Nogales is quite exceptional
in the percentage of how many, um, residents identify as Mexicans
and Mexican American or Hispanic. A lot of border towns have that
all the way from San Diego, which is a huge urban center, a little further removed from the
border to El Paso or to Laredo, Laredo on the U.S. side I suppose. Uh, they all have large
Hispanic populations. I, I wouldn’t know in terms of
percentages, I think, uh, that ambos Nogales both Nogales are quite
exceptional in how friendly they are. So not, not all of these border towns have such
long lasting relationships between the emergency responders, for
example. Although, yes, there are a lot of economic ties and
people go to school on one side of the border into work on the
other side of the border. But the communities
particularly tied in, in, in Nogales, the mayors are on a very
friendly basis. And again, it’s been a hundred years that they’ve
been doing this. So I think it’s, uh, it, it represents
all of the border towns, but it’s also an extreme form of, um, of this partnership and friendship
and by national community ties. So it’s like an extreme, there is that partnership in community
kind of all along the border. But this is sort of a more
extreme example of it. Oh yes. They’re very successful case. Yeah. It does get painted, I think in
the media a bit like it’s a, you know, off the border on the American
side, it’s a very, um, white angle community and they’re
getting inundated by, you know, the, um, you know, the Latin American, Mexican, Central American people could kind of
forget and that conversations lost where it’s actually a pretty,
you know, cultural, there’s that whole culture along
there, this, uh, United, you know, it’s been there for many
years obviously. Um, when you were an e m t um, how often were you seeing, how often
were you going out to the border and, um, helping people that had been hurt
or so on? What, how many, you know, how active is it in terms of going to
the border and rescuing people and that kind of stuff? It’s a, it’s, it’s, it
was very active, um, and it depended on where along the border
you are. So in, in the urban areas, like in Nogales, it’s usually people who tried to
scale the border fence and then the, you injure, fractured the legs or injured this
fine or have suspected head trauma. Uh, and it, it often, it can be like one, one call like that a day. There hasn’t been any since
the new concern Tina or the
reason why I came up and emergency responders I talk to her are um, horrified by even by the idea if somebody
tried to scale the border fence and gotten tangled into that razor wire, um, it would be a very,
uh, bad, uh, situation. But again, this was, I was
there a couple of years ago. So a lot of people who are trying
to come into the country now, they present themselves at the
ports of entry to ask silently. They don’t make this whisk
to go across the fence. But the lot of people we also saw in, in the desert or going through
these remote areas where
there is no fence or the fence is just, um, some barbed wire and
type vehicle barriers. And those people, um, we did we necessarily get calls every day. I know there were people coming
across every day, but there are these, they try to avoid calling emergency
responders and being rescued by emergency responders because once the
ambulance takes them to the hospital, usually the border patrol, leisure or even before takes
them into custody and then the, they get deported. So the, a lot of them we lie on the help
of humanitarian aids, uh, groups, volunteers, there is, there are quite
a few of them. Uh, working in the area, there is even a clinic, um, out there, not somewhere between is closer to a real
[inaudible] Florida from Nogales where they can get primary primary aids. Um, so those people we wouldn’t necessarily, no, thank you. I’m very welcome. Is there anything else that you’d like
to add that I didn’t ask you that you think you know in your, there doesn’t
have to be anything asked you a lot. So, no, I think you asked me a lot. That’s
the, we covered a lot of ground. Thank you. Thank you for your experience going down
there and writing the book threshold we’ll include a link to it. People can
check it out. Um, and I hope, you know, maybe a, I hope to hear more from you. So I’ll try to keep in touch because I
think what you’re doing is fascinating and important. So thank you. Thank you. Let’s, let’s
keep in touch. Take care.

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LOU: JOINING US TONIGHT IS GENERAL JACK KEANE, FORMER VICE CHIEF OF STAFF AT THE U.S. ARMY, RETIRED FOUR STAR GENERAL, FOX BUSINESS SENIOR STRATEGIC ANALYST. GENERAL, GREAT TO SEE YOU.>>GREAT TO BE HERE, LOU. LOU: LET’S START WITH THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SPYING ON THE ISRAELIS. ANY QUESTION ABOUT THE OBAMA’S HATRED OF NETANYAHU, PERHAPS OF ISRAEL ITSELF?>>YEAH, WELL I THINK TWO THINGS PROBABLY SPURRED THAT ACTIVITY. YOU KNOW, ONE IS WHAT YOU’RE ALLUDING TO HERE IS THE ABSOLUTE CONTEMPT THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA HAD FOR THE PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL, AND I DON’T THINK WE HAVE SEEN ANYTHING QUITE LIKE THAT SINCE THE STATE OF ISRAEL WAS FORMED, YOU KNOW, IN 1948. THEN THE SECOND THING AT PLAY HERE WAS OBAMA WAS PUSHING A DEAL WITH THE IRANIANS, AND HE WAS OBSESSED WITH THAT DEAL, A DEAL AT ALL COST, I MAY ADD, AND WE HAVE SEEN THAT PLAY OUT IN FRONT OF US BECAUSE IT WAS GOING TO BE THE FOREIGN POLICY ACCOMPLISHMENT OF HIS ADMINISTRATION. THAT I THINK THOSE TWO THINGS WERE THE MOTIVATION BEHIND SPYING ON THE ISRAELIS. LOU: IS THERE ANYTHING THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA, ANY LEADER THAT HE FELT BELONGED IN THE SAME ROOM WITH HIM? HE SEEMED TO HAVE DISDAIN FOR EVERYONE BUT IRAN. HE SEEMED TO — IT’S REMARKABLE. HE JUST DIDN’T THINK ANYONE QUITE MEASURED UP TO HIS STANDARDS, INCLUDING OF COURSE PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO HE ALSO SPIED UPON. ANGELA MERKEL WHO WAS HIS — AT LEAST OSTENSIBLY HIS ALLY. HE’S SPYING ON HER.>>WELL, OUR INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, TO BE COMPLETELY UP FRONT HERE, WE DO GATHER INFORMATION AT TIMES ON OUR ALLIES BECAUSE WE WANT TO HAVE A SENSE OF WHERE THEY’RE GOING AND WHAT THEY ARE ACTUALLY UP TO. SECONDLY, THOUGH, I AGREE WITH YOU IN TERMS OF RELATIONSHIP WITH HEADS OF STATES, OTHER THAN SOME OF THE FECKLESS EUROPEAN LEADERS WHICH HE HAD VERY GOOD RELATIONSHIPS WITH AND THEY ADORE HIM, IT’S AMAZING WHERE THOSE RELATIONSHIPS ARE AND HOW THEY IMPACTED ON U.S. FOREIGN POLICY. I DON’T BELIEVE IF YOU TRY TO LOOK AT IT, OBJECTIVELY TO NAME ONE MAJOR FOREIGN POLICY ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WHERE THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL SECURITY AND FOREIGN POLICY IS BETTER OFF AS A RESULT OF IT. I CAN’T NAME A SINGLE ONE.>>DO YOU FIND IT INTERESTING THAT THREE SENATORS, COLLINS ROMNEY AND LEE, GOING AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR DOING WHAT OTHER PRESIDENTS HAVE DONE, DIVERTING FUNDS. THEY DIDN’T SAY A WORD ABOUT ROLLING BACK OF OUR MILITARY OR DETERIORATION OF OUR MILITARY UNDER BUSH AND OBAMA. THAT COME AFTER THIS PRESIDENT. ISN’T THAT NAUSEATING, THE LEADER OF THEIR OWN PARTY?>>THE PRESIDENT IS WITHIN HIS OWN RIGHTS TO TAKE APPROPRIATED MONEY, CONGRESS APPROVED THAT MONEY, TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, LARGELY WRAPPED UP IN THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE THE PRESIDENT TO ADJUST THESE PRIORITIES. LOU: THE SUPREME COURT REAFFIRMED SPECIFICALLY WHAT THIS PRESIDENT WAS DOING AND THREE REPUBLICANS WHO SHOULD BE SUPPORTING HIM ON ISSUES OF NATIONAL SECURITY INCLUDING BORDER SECURITY, INCLUDING ON THE FIGHT AGAINST SEX TRAFFICKING, HUMAN SMUGGLING DRUG TRAFFICKING AS WELL. IT IS STUNNING, DON’T YOU THINK?>>THERE’S NO DOUBT WE HAVE A SOVEREIGNTY ISSUE AND NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE ON OUR SOUTHERN BORDER. THE PRESIDENT HAS THE MOST INFORMATION TO DEAL WITH THAT THAN ANYONE IN GOVERNMENT, IN TERMS OF WHERE ALL THAT

SCOTUS allows Trump to enforce new restrictions on asylum seekers


HEARING THAT OCASIO-CORTEZ OVERSAW. IT GOT PRETTY HEATED. BEFORE WE GET TO YOU, KEN. LET’S SHOW THE VIEWER RASHIDA TLAIB RIPPING INTO THOMAS HOMAN.>>MR. HOMAN AS A FELLOW AMERICAN I WHAT YOU TO KNOW YOUR CONTRIBUTION AS ACTING DIRECTOR OF I.C.E. UP THIS ADMINISTRATION WILL BE REMEMBERED AS ONE THAT WAS RUTHLESS, I HUMANE TREATMENT OF ASYLUM SEEKERS. THE AUTHOR OF THE SEPARATION POLICY AND NOW THIS SICK, PREVENTING SICK CHILDREN BEFORE THIS COMMITTEE SEEKING LIFE-SAVING MEDICAL TREATMENT. LIZ: NOW WATCH TOM AS HOMAN FIRING BACK.>>IN MY 34 YEARS I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH HATE TOWARD A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY IN MY LIFE. YOU WANT TO ABOLISH IT. WE ARE ENACTING LAWS.>>YOUR TAME HAS EXPIRED. LIZ: FACT CHECK.ORG SAID UNDER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THERE WERE FAMILIES SEPARATED FROM THEIR CHILDREN. AND ISIS SAVED WOMEN AND CHILDREN FROM SEX TRAFFICKING WITH, CAPTURED ENOUGH DRUGS TO KILL THE AMERICAN POPULATION TWO TIMES OVER. HE’S FULLY RIGHT. HIS JOB IS TO FOLLOW THE LAW, THE FACT THAT HE WAS BEING CRITICIZED BY THE CONGRESSWOMAN FOR DOING THAT, IT’S NOT SURPRISING THAT’S WHAT WAS HAPPENING. SHE IS IN CONGRESS, IF SHE WANTS TO DO IT, SHE SHOULD DO IT. LIZ: THE SUPREME COURT HANDED PRESIDENT TRUMP A VICTORY RULING THAT THE ADMINISTRATION CAN ENFORCE ITS RESTRICTIONS OVER ASYLUM SEEKERS. YOUR TAKE ON THAT?>>NOT SURPRISED AT ALL. THE PRESIDENT HAS THE AUTHORITY TO RESTRICT THE ENTRY OF ANY CLASP ALIEN HE VIEWS DETRIMENTAL TO THE COUNTRY. HE HAS A DISCRETION AS IT RELATES TO ASYLUM AND REFUGEES. HE ACTED UNDER HIS AUTHORITY TO DO THAT. I’M NOT SURPRISED THE SUPREME COURT STRUCK DOWN THE BAN ON THE NATIONWIDE INJUNCTION. LIZ: THERE ESTIMATE THAT 600,000 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WILL CROSS THE BORDER THIS YEAR. EVEN TULSI GABBARD IS CALLING FOR WALLS AT THE BORDER.>>WITHOUT SECURE BORDERS WE DON’T HAVE A COUNTRY. WE HAVE TO HAVE SECURE BORDERS. THIS IS NOT TRUMP’S WALL FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA. IT’S ABOUT WHAT MAKES IT IN SOME PLACES IT MAY MAKE THE MOST OF SENSE OR A PHYSICAL BARRIER IN PLACE, IN OTHER PLACES IT WON’T MAKE SENSE. LIZ: TULSI GABBARD IS SOUNDING LIKE SENATOR BIDEN.>>WE DO NEED BORDER SECURITY. WITHOUT IT WE ARE NOT A NATION. EVERY OTHER NATION IN THE WORLD HAS SOME TYPE OF IMMIGRATION POLICY THAT MAKES SENSE. WE ARE LOOKING THAT. AND SHE IS RIGHT. WE DON’T NEED A WALL ALONG THE ENTIRE BORDER. WE DO NEED SECURITY. WHETHER THAT’S THROUGH TELLING OR A WALL. WE NEED SOMETHING.>>LET’S SHIFT GEARS. IN CALIFORNIA THEY ARE CONSIDERING A NEW BILL TO GIVE FREE HEALTHCARE TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS OVER 65 YEARS OLD. WHAT’S YOUR TAKE HERE?>>IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE TO ME. I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY WOULD DO THAT. IT WILL COST THEIR TAXPAYERS A LOT OF MONEY. WE ARE NOT GOING TO DO THAT YOUR OUR STATE. YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE COMING HERE ILLEGALLY AND INCENTIVIZING THEM TO COME. AS SECRETARY HOMAN TALKED ABOUT. WHEN YOU DO THAT YOU CREATE OTHER PROBLEMS LIKE HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND DRUG TRAFFICKING. LIZ: WE WERE WATCHING PARTS OF THE HEARING WAITING FOR DEMOCRAT REACTION TO THE CRIMES COMMITTED BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ON AMERICAN SOIL AND THE LACK OF WHAT MANY SAY IS JUSTICE. WE HAVE AN EIGHTH ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT ACCUSED OF RAPE IN MARYLAND AND AN ILLEGAL ALIEN WHO WAS SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON. WHERE IS THE DEMOCRAT REACTION TO THIS?>>APPARENTLY THOSE ARE INCONVENIENT STORIES. THE PROBLEM IS THERE ARE SO MANY OF THOSE STORIES. I WISH THE DEMOCRATS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO SOME OF THE VICTIMS’ FAMILIES, PEOPLE WHO LOST LOVED ONES.

Brandon Judd: Mexico is becoming true border patrol partners


SUPREME COURT RULING IN FAVOR OF THE ADMINISTRATION’S ENFORCEMENT OF RESTRICTIONS ON ASYLUM SEEKERS TRAVELING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY LIKE MEXICO. IT REQUIRES THEM TO SEEK PROTECTION THERE INSTEAD OF IN THE U.S. THE PRESIDENT LINK IS A BIG WIN FOR THE BORDER. LET’S BRING IN BORDER PATROL COUNCIL PRESIDENT BRANDON. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. HOW DOES THIS IMPACT IMMIGRATION NUMBERS AT THE BORDER?>>THIS IS A MAJOR WIN BUT NOT SURPRISING. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE DECISION THAT WE ARE ONLY TWO JUDGES, WE KNOW THAT THE SUPREME COURT IS MADE UP OF FOUR LEVELS AND FIVE CONSERVATIVES. YOU ONLY HAD TWO OF THE LIBERAL CONTINGENTS THAT OPPOSE — I’M SORRY, THIS IS GOING TO DRIVE THE NUMBERS DOWN. WE SAW THAT IN APRIL 2017 WHEN WE HIT 45 YEAR LOWS UNDER TRUMP. IT WAS PREDICATED UPON THE FACT THAT INDIVIDUALS THOUGHT THEY WERE TO BE HELD PENDING THIRD DEPORTATION PROCEEDING IF THEY NOW CAN’T ENTER THE U.S., CLAIM ASYLUM AND GET RELIEF FROM THEY ARE JUST NOT GOING TO COME TO THE U.S. THE LOOPHOLES THEY WERE EXPLOITING, WITH A MAGNET THAT DREW PEOPLE HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE. NOW THAT THE MAIN THING IS GOING TO BE REMOVED, LESS PEOPLE WELCOME.>>THE PRESIDENT RECENTLY SET IN MEXICO, THREATENED MEXICO WITH TARIFFS IF THEY DO NOT DO SOMETHING ABOUT IMMIGRATION AT THEIR BORDERS AND MEXICO AGREED. I WANT TO ASK YOU WHAT MEXICO HAS BEEN DOING TO HELP THE SITUATION OUT? HOW HAVE THE NUMBERS GONE BECAUSE OF THAT?>>AND THREE SHORT MONTHS, WE DROPPED IN APPREHENSIONS BY NEARLY 100,000. IN MAY OF THIS YEAR, THE BORDER PATROL, NOT THE PORT OF ENTRY FOR THE BORDER PATROL ALONE APPREHENDED CLOSE TO 133,000 INDIVIDUALS. IN AUGUST, WE WERE DOWN TO, RIGHT AROUND 51000. YOU THINK ABOUT MEXICO HAS STEPPED UP, THEY ARE BECOMING TRUE BORDER SECURITY PARTNERS AND THIS IS THE FIRST PRESIDENT IN MY CAREER THAT I’VE EVER SEEN GET MEXICO TO ACTUALLY STEP TO THE PLATE AND DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO TO BE PARTNERS WITH THE U.S. AND TRYING TO SECURE BOTH THEIR COUNTRY AND OUR COUNTRY AS WELL.>>THIS IS A BIG WIN FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP. YOU ALSO SEE THE LEVEL OF IMPACT WHICH IN RESPECT TO LEGAL DRUGS CROSSING THE BORDER AND OTHER ISSUES WE EXPERIENCE AT THE BORDER IN TERMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING?>>THIS IS ACTUALLY GOING TO HELP. ONE OF THE PROBLEMS WE FACE IS, WHEN YOU HAVE ASYLUM-SEEKERS COMING ACROSS THE BORDER, THEY TAKE UP ALL LOT OF OUR RESOURCES. WE HAVE TO DEPLOY RESOURCES TO THE AREAS WHERE THEY CROSS THE BORDER. WE TAKE THEM BACK TO OUR PROCESSING CENTERS AND PROCESS THEM. AS ALL TAKES RESOURCES AND WHAT HAPPENS IS THAT THE CRIMINAL CARTELS, THEY FORCE THESE ASYLUM SEEKERS TO HIT US IN CERTAIN AREAS AND WHEN WE TAKE OUR RESOURCES OUT, IT CREATES ARTIFICIAL GAPS IN THE BORDER AND ALLOWS THE CRIMINAL CARTELS TO CROSS THEIR HIGHER VALUED PRODUCTS. OPIOID OR ILLICIT DRUGS THEY ARE ABLE TO GET ACROSS THERE PRODUCT. NOW THAT WE ARE REMOVING ASYLUM-SEEKERS, IT’S GOING TO BE MUCH MORE DIFFICULT FOR CARTELS TO GET THERE PRODUCTS ACROSS THE BORDER.>>THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. THE QUESTION OF LEGALITY, YES, THANK TEMPORARILY IMPOSE IT BUT THEY RULE WHETHER IT’S LEGAL OR NOT, IF YOU LOOK AT THE REQUIREMENT, YOU NEED TO ALLOW COMMENTS, DID YOU THINK THIS COULD BE STRUCK DOWN?>>NO, I DON’T. IF IT WAS GOING TO GET STRUCK DOWN, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN STRUCK DOWN IN THE END. ONE OF THE JUSTICES I BELIEVE IT WAS RUTH BADER GINSBURG, SHE QUESTIONS LEGALITY BECAUSE OF THE PUBLIC REPORTING. NONE OF THE OTHER JUDGES FOUND THAT SO I DON’T THINK IT WILL GET STRUCK DOWN. IF IT IS, THEY HAVE THE RIGHT WITHIN THE LAWS TO DETERMINE HOW THEY ARE GOING TO IMPLEMENT AND ENFORCE THE LAWS AND THE COURTS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DIFFERENTIAL AS LONG AS THEY DO NOT GO OUTSIDE THOSE LAWS. I DON’T BELIEVE THEY DID GO OUTSIDE WITH THAT NEW ROLE.>>THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US AND THANK YOU FOR DOING ALL YOU DO TO PROTECT US. YOU TALK ABOUT THIS, THERE’S STILL FEWER IMMIGRANTS COMING IN, THINK ABOUT HOW IMMIGRATION HAS MADE CENTURY, ALL IMMIGRANTS, DO YOU WORRY ABOUT PERHAPS SOME OF THE GREAT WORKERS FROM THE GREAT INNOVATORS THAT AREN’T ABLE TO COME IN BECAUSE OF THE WALL OR RULES LIKE THIS THAT MAKE IMMIGRATION DIFFICULT?>>WHEN YOU LOOK AT LEGAL IMMIGRATION, WE ARE ALL FOR THAT. WE ALL WANT LEGAL IMMIGRATION. WE WANT THESE GREAT MINDS TO COME HERE. WE WANT THEM TO DO IT LEGALLY. WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT AS FAR AS THIS, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. PEOPLE WERE CROSSING THE BORDER IN VIOLATION OF THE LAW.

Brandon Judd slams dems for backing sanctuary cities


AND MURDERERS WHO SHOULDN’T EVEN BE IN THIS COUNTRY.>>>A CALIFORNIA SHERIFF WANTS IMMIGRATION REFORM CLAIMING SANCTUARY POLICIES ALLOWED A VIOLENT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT TO GO FREE AND THEN LATER SHOOT ONE OF HIS DEPUTIES. MERCED COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS GUADALUPE LOPEZ HERERA WAS IN THEIR CUSTODY IN JANUARY, BUT BECAUSE STATE LAWMAKERS LIMITED THEIR COOPERATION WITH I.C.E., DEPUTIES COULDN’T TURN HIM OVER FOR DEPORTATION. THE SHERIFF HAD THIS TO SAY.>>OUR IMMIGRATION POLICIES NEED TO BE REVAMPED BECAUSE WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO HAVE MORE OF THIS SITUATION HAPPEN. WE KNEW AHEAD OF TIME THAT THIS GUY’S POTENTIAL FOR VIOLENCE WAS THERE. LOU: JOINING ME NOW, THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL BORDER PATROL COUNCIL BRANDON JUDD. GOOD TO SEE YOU. THE SHERIFF MAKES A POINT. IT’S A POINT WE HAVE HEARD MADE OVER AND OVER AND OVER IN THIS COUNTRY. SANCTUARY CITIES, ARE WE EVER GOING TO GET IN CONTROL OF THOSE SANCTUARY CITIES?>>WELL, I THINK THE ANSWER TO THAT IS OBVIOUSLY YES, BUT IT IS GOING TO TAKE SOMEBODY THAT IS NOT THE TYPICAL POLITICIAN. IT IS GOING TO TAKE SOMEBODY FROM THE OUTSIDE WHO IS WILLING TO STEP UP AN CHALLENGE THE STATUS QUO. — AND CHALLENGE THE STATUS QUO. THAT IS ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS THE AMERICAN PUBLIC VOTED SO HEAVILY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP. SO MANY PEOPLE FLOCKED TO THE POLLS BECAUSE THEY WERE TIRED OF THE STATUS QUO. THEY WERE TIRED OF TYPICAL POLITICIANS TO LET CHINA MOVE INTO THE BAHAMAS. THEY WERE TIRED OF TYPICAL POLITICIANS THAT ALLOW ILLEGAL ALIENS TO CROSS OUR BORDERS JUST ABSOLUTELY UNFETTERED AND RELEASE INTO THE UNITED STATES. THEY ARE TIRED OF POLITICIANS THAT ALLOW FOR THESE SANCTUARY CITIES. LOU: YEAH, YOU WOULD THINK, BUT APPARENTLY CALIFORNIA IS ONE OF THOSE PLACES THAT WILL HAVE — I DON’T KNOW — THEY MAY DEFEND THE SANCTUARY CITIES TO THE DEATH OUT THERE. IT IS PECULIAR TO ME THAT A STATE THAT RICH AND SEEMINGLY WITH CITIZENS THAT SMART CAN BE THIS DUMB. IT’S JUST EXTRAORDINARY WHAT THEY ARE ASKING THEIR PEOPLE TO PUT UP WITH. BUT I WANT TO TURN REAL QUICKLY TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY.>>CERTAINLY. LOU: BLAMING THE CONSERVATIVE MEDIA, THE WHITE HOUSE, TOP IMMIGRATION OFFICIAL, BY THE WAY, FOR DRAWING ATTENTION TO A NUMBER OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS, RAPES, BY ILLEGAL ALIENS, SEVEN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, ALL OF THEM FROM CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THIS ELRICH IS GOING NUTS BECAUSE THE MEDIA COVERED IT, AS IF HE WANTS THEM TO COVER UP THE CONSEQUENCES OF THESE FAILED BORDER POLICIES, THESE FAILED IMMIGRATION POLICIES AND SANCTUARY CITY POLICIES.>>YEAH NORMALLY WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE THE FACTS ON YOUR SIDE, WHAT YOU START DOING IS YOU START NAME CALLING. YOU START TOSSING OUT XENO PHOBIA. YOU START TOSSING OUT THAT THE PRESIDENT IS RACIST. THIS CITY COUNCILMAN, HE HAS NO LOGICAL — I’M SORRY, ARGUMENT TO WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON, BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS IF HE WAS ACTUALLY WILLING TO ACTUALLY DEBATE CUCCINELLI, HE WOULD LOSE MISERABLY WHICH IS THE REASON WHY HE WON’T. LOU: HE WON’T. THERE’S ANOTHER MATTER TOO, INTEGRITY AND COURAGE, YOU DON’T TALK LIKE HE DID AND COME UP AGAINST A GUY LIKE CUCCINELLI.>>CERTAINLY. LOU: IT’S PREPOSTEROUS, BUT THE ARGUMENT THEY POSSESS IS SO PREPOSTEROUS, YOU WOULD BE DELIGHTED THAT IF JUST ONCE ACCIDENT TALLY THEY WOULD ACCEPT A CHALLENGE LIKE CUCCINELLI. SUSAN COLLINS, MITT ROMNEY, MIKE LEE, BRANDON, QUESTION THE PRESIDENT’S AUTHORITY TO USE NEARLY 4 BILLION DOLLARS TO BUILD A BORDER WALL. NOW, ROMNEY AND COLLINS AND LEE FANCY THEMSELVES SMART FOLKS. HOW COULD SMART FOLKS NOT BE AWARE THAT EVERY ADMINISTRATION IN THE RECENT ERA HAS ACTUALLY HAD TO REPROGRAM FUNDING AND HAS DONE SO AND THAT UNDER A NATIONAL EMERGENCY, WHICH THIS PRESIDENT DECLARED, IN FEBRUARY, IT’S ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL TO RESPOND, AND THAT IS WHAT HE’S DOING.>>YEAH, THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS SO DISAPPOINTING TO ME, TO SEE REPUBLICANS FIGHTING AGAINST OTHER REPUBLICANS, INSTEAD OF STANDING BEHIND THIS ADMINISTRATION AND WORKING WITH THIS ADMINISTRATION, TO DO WHAT’S RIGHT FOR THE AMERICAN PUBLIC. INSTEAD, ROMNEY AND LEE, SENATORS ROMNEY AND LEE, WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS THEY ARE LOOKING OUT FOR THEIR OWN STATE, RATHER THAN THE WELL BEING OF THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES. WE’VE GOT BEHIND — THE DEMOCRATS THEY ALL VOTE IN BLOCKS, YOU ALWAYS SEE THAT, YET REPUBLICANS ARE CONSTANTLY INFIGHTING WHICH IS WHY IT’S SO HARD TO GET — LOU: ROMNEY IS A BITTER LOSER FOR THE 2012 ELECTION FOR PRESIDENT. HE HATES THE FACT THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WON AND KEEPS WINNING AND NOW IS A HISTORIC PRESIDENT AND HE’S A HISTORIC LOSER. THAT KIND OF PETTY ENVY ON HIS PART IS NOT THE STUFF OF CHARACTER AND CERTAINLY IT APPEARS THE NATION AVOIDED A REAL DISASTER IF WE PUT THAT — ANOTHER PERSON OF HIS CHARACTER INTO THE WHITE HOUSE. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AWFUL. MIKE LEE, HE SUPPORTS SENATE BILL 386. HE’S PUSHING THE BILL TO PROVIDE FAIRNESS FOR IMMIGRANTS RATHER THAN FOR AMERICAN WORKERS. HE WANTS MORE H 1B VISAS, DOUBLE THE AMOUNT. IT IS AN ASSAULT ON THE NATIONAL INTEREST, ON THE AMERICAN WORKER, OUR MIDDLE CLASS, AND SUSAN COLLINS, WHO I ABSOLUTELY COMPLIMENT, CONGRATULATE AND THANK FOR STANDING WITH JUSTICE KAVANAUGH AT HIS CONFIRMATION, BUT MY GOD, WHEN IN THE WORLD IS SHE GOING TO WISE UP AND FOLLOW THIS PRESIDENT?>>WELL, THE GOOD THING IS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT GOING TO TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT GOING TO LISTEN TO THE COMPLAINTS OF THESE THREE REPUBLICAN SENATORS. HE’S GOING TO PUSH FORWARD. HE’S GOING TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH HIS PROMISES, AND HE IS GOING TO SECURE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WE’RE SEEING THAT RIGHT NOW. WE’RE SEEING HISTORIC DROPS IN ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION RIGHT NOW. LOU: RIGHT.>>IT IS STRICTLY BASED UPON PRESIDENT TRUMP NOT ACCEPTING NO FOR AN ANSWER, AND HE CONTINUES TO PUSH FORWARD, AND HE’S DOING IT BECAUSE HE CARES ABOUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THAT’S WHY HE’S DOING IT. LOU: DO YOU THINK TONIGHT WOULD BE THE APPROPRIATE TIME TO INFORM THOSE THREE SENATORS, COLLINS AND ROMNEY AND LEE THAT THEY MIGHT LOOK TOWARD THE JUDGMENT OF THE SUPREME COURT, WHICH RULED THAT THE TRANSFERS OF SUCH MONEY AS THE PRESIDENT IS APPLYING TO THE BUILDING OF THAT WALL, TO RESPOND TO A NATIONAL EMERGENCY AND TO SECURE THE BORDER AS BEEN APPROVED BY THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES? DO YOU THINK THEY MIGHT HAVE TAKEN THAT INTO CONSIDERATION BEFORE THEY STARTED BRINGING THEIR NONSENSE DISLOYALLY SO? IT WAS A RHETORICAL QUESTION, BRANDON.>>THANK YOU. MIKE LEE WAS A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE IN UTAH. LOU: WAS HE REALLY?>>HE KNOWS ABOUT THAT. LOU: HE MUST JUST BE A — [INAUDIBLE].>>HE MIGHT BE, BUT AGAIN, IT DOESN’T MATTER BECAUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT GOING TO ACCEPT — LOU: I’M NOT WORRIED ABOUT — TO BE CLEAR, THE LAST PERSON IN THIS COUNTRY THAT I WORRY ABOUT IS THE PRESIDENT STANDING FAST FOR PRINCIPLE, BECAUSE HE’S THE ONLY ONE I SEE IN THIS COUNTRY, RIGHT NOW, IN GOVERNMENT,

Pentagon signs off on more than $3 billion to build border wall


US. LOU: THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS HAVING ATROPHIC REPORTING. THE PENTAGON SIGNING OFF AND ALMOST $4 BILLION IN MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS TO BE TRANSFERRED TO BUILD 175 MILES WALL WITH THE BORDER WITH MEXICO. THE DEFENSE SECRETARY SAYS HALF OF THAT FUNDING COMES FROM PROJECTS IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE OTHER HALF FROM PROJECTS OVERSEAS, PRESIDENT TRUMP DECLARED A NATIONAL EMERGENCY IN FEBRUARY TO FREE UP THE MONEY

Biggs: members of Congress are advising constituents to not follow US laws


DISPLACE OUR MIDDLE CLASS. ACCORDING TO AN INSTITUTE STUDY, 36 MILLION AMERICANS ARE AT HIGH RISK FOR LOSING THEIR JOBS TO ROBOTIC ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. ACCORDING TO THE MCKINSEY GLOBAL INSTITUTE, 73 MILLION U.S. JOBS COULD BE REPLACED BY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BY 2030. THAT IS MORE THAN 40% OF THE CURRENT U.S. LABOR FORCE. 163 MILLION PEOPLE. THOSE NUMBERS ARE IN ADDITION TO THE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS ALREADY BECAUSE OF ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION. JOINING US TONIGHT CONGRESSMAN OF ARIZONA, A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, THE HOUSE FREEDOM CAUCUS, CO-CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF SECURITY CAUCUS. FIRST CONGRESSMAN, GOOD TO SEE YOU. AND SECONDLY BEFORE WE GET INTO BORDER ISSUES AND OTHER MATTERS, LET ME GET YOUR REACTION TO THE REPORT OF THE INSTITUTE SHOWING THAT MANY AMERICANS WHOSE JOBS ARE AT RISK, DO YOU EVER HEAR ANYBODY TALKING ABOUT IT IN QUANTIFIED TERMS ON CAPITOL HILL? I DON’T. I HEAR ALL THE LOBBYIST WHO SURROUND YOU AND SAY WE HAVE TO HAVE MORE CHIEF HAVE MORE CHEEF HAVE MORE CHEAP LABOR.>>IT’S NOTHING ABOUT THE AUTOMATION ISSUE AND NOTHING — I HEAR ABOUT GETTING MORE CHEAP LABOR IN THE COUNTRY. BUT I DON’T HEAR ENOUGH ABOUT HOW WE CAN PROTECT AND HELP OUR AMERICAN WORKERS AND THAT’S WHAT I FIND TO BE GREATLY DISMAYING TO ME AS I CONSIDER WHAT WE DON’T CONSIDER ON CAPITOL HILL. LOU: IT’S A STRANGE THING THAT THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUT THAT REPORT AFTER REPORT OF ILLEGAL LABOR AND CHEAP LABOR BECAUSE THEY ARE CALLING FOR OPEN BORDERS WHICH MAKES IT NOT CRAZY FOR ILLEGAL LABOR AND COINCIDENTAL IT IS EASIER TO CROSS THE BORDER PARTICULARLY FROM MEXICO. I WANT TO ASK YOU, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS DOING EVERYTHING THAT HE CAN, BUILDING PARTS OF THE WALL, SOME OF THE MONEY, NOT MOST OF THE MONEY TO BUILD THE WALL. HE IS USING TARIFFS TO DEMAND COOPERATION WHEN THEY BRING COUNTRIES IN THE REGION WHETHER BE MEXICO, GUATEMALA. AND HE CANNOT EVEN GET HIS OWN CAUCUS TO STAND UP AND CHEER HIM FOR WHAT HE IS DOING FOR THE AMERICAN WORKER. HE IS THE ONLY ONE, THE ONLY AMERICAN #FORGET POLICIES, LAWMAKERS, HE IS THE ONLY AMERICAN — FORGET AMERICAN OFFICIAL, AMERICAN LEADER, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, THE ONLY AMERICAN STANDING UP FOR THE AMERICAN WORKER.>>I WOULD HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU. I SEE STANDING IN THE BREACH. IF YOU TAKE THE BORDER ISSUE ITSELF, HE IS FIGHTING AND WE FIGHT THIS BATTLE OF PEOPLE WHO DON’T WANT US TO BUILD A FENCE. THEY DON’T WANT US TO ENFORCE OUR LAW, THINK OF THAT. I COULD NEVER IMAGINE A TIME IN MY LIFE WHEN WE HAVE PEOPLE SITTING IN UNITED STATES CONGRESS ADVISING CONSTITUENTS TO NOT FOLLOW THE UNITED STATES LAWS. WE HAVE SANCTUARY CITIES AND COUNTIES IN ALL OF THESE TYPES OF THINGS SEND A MESSAGE THAT WERE LAWLESS IN OUR COUNTRY AND YOU GOT DONALD TRUMP AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SAYING WHERE THE BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AND WE CAN BE GREAT FOR AS LONG AS WE CHOOSE TO BE GREAT. WERE NOT CHOOSING TO BE GREAT RIGHT NOW. WERE CHOOSING TO SURRENDER. LOU: IT’S NOT THE CHOICE OF ALL AMERICANS WEATHER WERE A NATION TO BE GREAT OR RESTORED TO GREATNESS. IT IS THE CHOICE OF THE PRESIDENT, HE IS ALMOST SINGLE-HANDEDLY WITH HIS FORCE OF WILL MOVING US TOWARD A BRIGHTER FUTURE AND AMERICAN WORKERS AND WORKING FAMILIES IT IS REPORT AFTER REPORT IN TODAY THEY ARE SELLING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN STOCK AS HIS COMPANY IS IN GREAT JEOPARDY IN CHINA WHERE HE HAS BUILT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS TO THE CHINESE AND HAS CREATED SOME JOBS IN THE UNITED STATES. BUT HARDLY ON ANYTHING, NOTHING LIKE A PARITY WITH THE JOBS THAT HAVE CREATED IN CHINA BY HIS COMPANY.>>THAT IS EXACTLY RIGHT. THAT’S PART OF THE PROBLEM BY THE POLICY OF THE PREVIOUS GENERATION TO SEE OUTSOURCING OF MILLIONS OF JOBS, AMERICAN JOBS OVERSEAS. AND NOW WHEN YOU SEE CHINA, CHINA’S HAVING ECONOMIC PROBLEMS AND THEY ARE A COMMUNIST COUNTRY IN THE AUTHORITARIAN DICTATORSHIP. SOONER OR LATER WHEN YOU ARE DOING BUSINESS WITH A COUNTRY LIKE THAT AND SO THERE IS DIFFICULTIES. SO NOW WE SHOULD TRY TO REPATRIATE THESE AND ALSO DONALD TRUMP IS BEEN TRAINED TO DO, IT WILL TAKE A WHILE TO NORMALIZE THE AMERICAN MANUFACTURING JOBS THAT SHOULD BE COMING BACK IN THE CONSTRUCTION JOBS, ALL THESE JOBS SHOULD BE COMING BACK TO THE UNITED STATES AND THEY ARE COMING BACK — THERE IS A COMPANY COMING BACK WITH 1000 JOBS TO THIS VALLEY BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. LOU: THAT STORY IS BEING REPLICATED ACROSS THE COUNTRY. LET’S TURN TO JAMES COMEY.>>DO WE HAVE TO? [LAUGHTER] LOU: WE DON’T HAVE TO BUT I THINK WE SHOULD. IT IS A STORY OF DISGRACE, DISHONOR FOR AN AGENCY, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT THAT ONCE WAS PRINCIPLED, LED BY OFFICIALS WHO HAVE THE INTEREST AT HEART, IT IS TO ME DISMAYING TO LOOK AT THIS REPORT, THE OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, IT IS TURGID, OBVIOUSLY A SHAMEFUL DOCUMENT TO ME. IT IS NOT THE WITH WHAT IT DESCRIBES THE LEGAL IMPACT IN CONSEQUENCE OF A MAN, JAMES COMEY, WHO NOT ONLY DISGRACE HIMSELF BUT ATTEMPTED THROUGH HIS ACTIONS, OUR DEVICE AND FRAUD TO UNSEAT A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.>>EXACTLY RIGHT. I LOOK AT JAMES COMEY AND ICM NEVER SEEN ANYBODY MORE SELF-SERVING WITH A GOD COMPLEX LIKE THIS JENNIFER. THIS GUY, I JUST ARE GOING THROUGH THIS, YOU FIND OUT EVEN THE PEOPLE THAT WERE IN AGREEMENT WITH HIM POLITICALLY, ACTUALLY PROBABLY IN ON THIS DEAL TO TRY TO UNSEAT PRESIDENT TRUMP AND TRY TO FORCE HIM OUT OF OFFICE ULTIMATELY, THEY DID NOT KNOW EVERYTHING THAT THIS GUY WAS DOING. BUT HE WAS TAKING THE MOST THAT WERE HIS PERSONAL PROPERTY AND TAKING THEM HOME AND THAT HE WAS ACTUALLY DISTURBING THEM TO A NEW YORK TIMES REPORTER TO MANIPULATE THE FORCING OF A SPECIAL COUNSEL APPOINTMENT. THIS IS WHAT JAMES COMEY DID. THIS IS WHAT HE DID IN A WAY, AS YOU READ THIS IN HIS OWN WORDS THAT ARE QUOTED IN HERE. I COME ACROSS SAYING, HERE IS A GUY WHO REALLY HAS NO SENSE OF SHAME. LOU: THIS GUY HAD ENABLERS, CO-CONSPIRATORS, COMPASSES AND THEY WERE SWORN SERVANT OF THE THEM OR CAN PEOPLE. AND THEY BEHAVED IN THE MOST DISHONORABLE FASHION IMAGINABLE AND TO THIS POINT HAVE NOT BEEN HELD TO ACCOUNT. CONGRESSMAN, AS YOU SAY DIFFICULTY TO DISCUSS IT BECAUSE IT IS GUT WRENCHING TO THINK THAT THE FBI LEADERSHIP HAS

Pompeo discusses IP theft and the crisis on the U.S. southern border


THE BURGER CHAIN GEARING UP IN A SERIES PREMIER GAME OF THRONES, THE LATEST MARKETING EFFORT FOR THE SHOW. STRIKING A DEAL. DONALD TRUMP ANNOUNCING A MONUMENTAL TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE US AND CHINA COULD BE FINALIZED WITHIN THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS BUT HAS NO PLANS FOR A MUCH-ANTICIPATED SUMMIT WITH THE CHINESE PRESIDENT FOLLOWING DAY THE INTENSE NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN WASHINGTON AND BEIJING. ENDING YESTERDAY WITH AN OVAL OFFICE MEETING BETWEEN DONALD TRUMP AND THE CHINESE VICE PREMIER, THE PRESIDENT SAID THE PROPOSED DEAL WILL COVER ALL BASES INCLUDING A CULTURE, TECHNOLOGY AND IP THEFT. JOINING ME IN A FIRST ON FOX INTERVIEW IS THE SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO. A PLEASURE TO SEE YOU.>>NICE TO BE WITH YOU. MARIA: THE IP THEFT ISSUE IS SOMETHING WE’VE SPOKEN ABOUT BEFORE. HOW DO YOU CHANGE SOMETHING THAT IS INGRAINED IN A COUNTRY’S CULTURE? DO YOU THINK THE US WILL COME UP WITH AN ENFORCEMENT MECHANISM TO PUT IN PLACE SO THE CHINESE KEEP THEIR PROMISES OF NOT STEALING FROM THE WEST?>>THIS IS A CHALLENGE. THAT’S WHY NEGOTIATIONS HAVE TAKEN AS LONG AS THEY HAVE. DONALD TRUMP FOR THE FIRST TIME CALLED OUT CHINA FOR THIS THEFT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF US DOLLARS STOLEN BY THE CHINESE OVER THE PAST DECADES. DONALD TRUMP IS ADDRESSING IT. THE WORK THAT IS BEING DONE IS ABOUT THE ENFORCEMENT MECHANISM. WHAT IS IT YOU DO THEY DON’T LIVE UP TO? THE CHINESE ENTERED DEALS BEFORE WHERE THEY DIDN’T FOLLOW THROUGH AND THE MISSION STEVE MNUCHIN AND AMBASSADOR LIGHTHIZER HAVE IS TO GET THIS DONE IN A WAY THAT AFTER THE DEAL IS DONE AND THE SIGNING CEREMONY AMERICAN COMPANIES CAN COUNT ON THE FACT THEY DO BUSINESS IN CHINA WITHOUT SUBSTANTIAL RISK THERE IP WILL BE STOLEN AND IF IT IS THEY WILL HAVE A TOOL TO RECOVER FOR THEIR LOSS. MARIA: THE PRESIDENT IS USING TARIFFS AS LEVERAGE.>>YES, TO GET THEM TO COME TO THE TABLE AND TAKE SERIOUSLY THE FUNDAMENTAL OBLIGATION FOR ENGAGING IN COMMERCE WITH THE AMERICAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND AMERICAN CITIZENS. MARIA: WE ARE TRYING TO DO A DEAL WITH A COUNTRY THAT IS ABSOLUTELY THE OPPOSITE OF OUR CULTURE. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN CHINA TALK ABOUT THIS POLICE STATE THEY HAVE CREATED IN TERMS OF ROUNDING UP CHINESE MUSLIMS, SAYING IT IS FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND YET THERE ARE OFFICERS WITH GUNS AND BARBED WIRE AROUND THESE VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTERS FOR MUSLIMS.>>A LONG HISTORY OF CHINA NOT ABIDING BY ITS CONSTITUTION, PEOPLE CAN IMPRESS IS THEIR FAITH. CHINA’S OWN CONSTITUTION. YOU TODAY THEY ROUNDED UP CLOSE TO 1 MILLION MUSLIMS, IN ONE PART OF THEIR COUNTRY, TREATING THEM HORRIBLY. THEY SAY THEY ARE REEDUCATION CAMPS BUT THEY WON’T LET PEOPLE IN TO SEE WHAT IS GOING ON, VERY LIMITED ACCESS TO THIS. I MET WITH SOMEONE IN MY OFFICE. MARIA: THE SURVIVORS OF THE CAMPS.>>SOME OF THEM HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS IN THOSE CAMPS. ONE OF THEM AFTER OUR MEETING HAD HIS AUNT AND UNCLE TAKEN TO A CAMP IN CHINA. THIS IS THE KIND OF THING THEY DO TO IMPACT HIS BEHAVIOR. TO IMPACT HIS BEHAVIOR HERE IN AMERICA. IT IS UNACCEPTABLE. THEY NEED — HIS MOTHER IS IN A CAMP AS WELL, NEEDS TO GET HER US PASSPORT BACK. THESE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES ARE TRAGIC. THEY ARE HISTORIC AND DONALD TRUMP IS TAKING ON THESE CHALLENGES. MARIA: IS THIS PART OF THE DISCUSSION IN TERMS OF THE NEAR-TERM TRADE DEAL? WHAT IS THE DISCUSSION WITH THE CHINESE IN TERMS OF THE BROADER ISSUES, NOT NECESSARILY A QUID PRO QUO ON THE TRADE DEAL.>>THE TRADE DEAL HAS ITS OWN DIALOGUE TAKING PLACE BUT IT IS AGAINST THE BACKGROUND OF BROADER ISSUES, CHINA’S USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN A WAY THAT WILL PUT AMERICANS AT RISK, TECHNOLOGY FROM HUAWEI BEING PUT IN PLACE ACROSS THE WORLD, A COMPANY THAT IS CLOSE TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT AND WILL DO WITH THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT ASKS IT TO DO. WE HAVE SOUNDED THE ALARM URGING NATIONS SECURITY APPARATUS FROM AROUND THE WORLD NOT TO PUT THIS TECHNOLOGY, THE CHALLENGES WITH CHINA ARE MANIFOLD AND WE APPROACH EACH OF THEM SOMETIMES IN SEPARATE SILOS BUT OFTEN AS PART OF A BROADER CONVERSATION, ASKING THEM TO ENGAGE IN TRADE AND CONDUCT AND HUMAN RIGHTS AS HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVITIES THAT ARE CONSISTENT WITH VALUES AMERICANS HOLD DEAR. MARIA: WHEN YOU CAME FROM YOUR EUROPE TRIP WHICH WAS AN IMPORTANT TRIP WHEN YOU WERE IN POLAND, WE TALKED ABOUT HOW YOU WERE GETTING PUSHBACK FROM EUROPEAN NATIONS, YOU BROKE NEWS ON THIS PROGRAM WHEN YOU SAID WE WOULD BE FORCED TO SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH THOSE COUNTRIES THAT ARE USING HUAWEI TELECOM. WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON WHAT ITALY HAS DONE SIGNING A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH CHINA. THAT MAY NOT INCLUDE TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOM. WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON CHINA’S RELATIONSHIP WITH ITALY?>>THE ITALIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY, THE CELEBRATION OF NATO’S 70TH ANNIVERSARY AND WE HAD A CONVERSATION ABOUT THIS. EACH OF THE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES INCLUDING ITALY IS WORKING ITS WAY THROUGH THIS PROBLEM. THEY HAVE BECOME AWARE OF THE RISKS TO THEIR OWN PEOPLE NOT ONLY DIRECTLY FROM THEIR TECHNOLOGY BUT THE RISKS AMERICA WON’T BE ABLE TO WORK AS CLOSELY WITH THEM, SOMETHING THEY OFTEN COUNT ON AND DEPEND UPON. WE WILL SEE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES TAKE THIS THREAT VERY SERIOUSLY AND WE WILL MAKE REAL PROGRESS PROTECTING CITIZENS FROM THE THREAT OF CHINESE SURVEILLANCE STATE, CHINESE TECHNOLOGY INSIDE THESE NETWORKS. MARIA: THE WORLD WANTS TO GET INTO CHINA. 1.4 BILLION PEOPLE WANT TO SELL TO THOSE CONSUMERS BUT THERE ARE REAL RISKS HERE. IS THAT UNDERSTANDING, THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN ITALY AND CHINA DOES THAT EXCLUDE TELECOM? DOES THAT EXCLUDE TECHNOLOGY?>>I DON’T KNOW THE DETAILS OF THE AGREEMENT. WE WANT TO TRADE WITH CHINA TOO. I WANT TO THRIVE AND FLOURISH AND ENGAGE IN CONGRESS, WE HAVE A DEEP ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM THAT ARE OF REAL VALUE TO AMERICAN CONSUMERS. THIS IS DONALD TRUMP’S TRADE NEGOTIATIONS. HE WANTS THAT TO BE FAIR AND RECIPROCAL. HE WANTS AMERICAN BUSINESSES TO HAVE A FAIR SHAKE WHEN WE DEAL WITH CHINA, NOT HAVE TO WORRY THAT IF THEY DO A DEAL, THEY WILL GIVE UP THE THE CORNER OF THEIR BUSINESS. MARIA: THE PRESIDENT MADE A BIG DEAL OF THE FENTANYL AGREEMENT WITH THE CHINESE, THAT THEY ARE GOING TO PROMISE THAT THEY ARE GOING TO CLASSIFY ALL CLASSES OF FENTANYL. LET’S WATCH THIS CLOSELY AND TELL ME WHAT YOUR THOUGHTS ARE. I GUESS THERE WAS ONE ISSUE THAT FENTANYL IS USED IN A LOT OF THINGS INCLUDING FERTILIZER. HOW DO YOU MAKE SURE FENTANYL IS NOT COMING OVER THE BORDER? IS IN THIS THE SYNTHETIC PRECURSOR FOR OPIOIDS?>>IT IS. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE, THE COMMITMENT PRESIDENT 11 A MAC MADE WITH IMPORTANT. NOW CHINA NEEDS TO FOLLOW THROUGH. WE ARE SEEING ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRESS. WE HOPE THEY DELIVER ON THIS. THE PRESIDENT IS AT THE BORDER TODAY. ONE ELEMENT OF THE CRISIS DOWN THERE, WE SEE IT IN THE HUMAN SUFFERING DONALD TRUMP IS FOCUSED ON IT. IS ALSO FOCUSED ON NARCOTICS, DRUGS, GET ACROSS THE COUNTRY, FENTANYL FROM CHINA IS TRAFFICKED THROUGH MEXICO ACROSS THAT BORDER, ONE MORE REASON WE HAVE TO GET CONTROL OF THE CRISIS ON THE BORDER TODAY. MARIA: LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT THE BORDER. THE PRESIDENT IS PLANNING TO CUT HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN AID TO THREE CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRIES AND RETALIATION FOR WHAT HE CALLS THE LACK OF HELP IN CUTTING THE FLOW OF MIGRANTS TO THE US BORDER. WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON THIS? EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HUNTER IS VERY WEAK COUNTRIES, FOREIGN ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS ARE CRITICAL FOR THEM. IS THIS GOING TO WORK? IS THIS ANOTHER THREAT? HOW SIGNIFICANT IS THIS?>>MANY OF THE ILLEGAL CROSSERS TODAY WHO ARE COMING ACROSS THE BORDER ILLEGALLY TODAY ARE COMING FROM THE THREE NORTHERN TRIANGLE COUNTRIES, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS AND EL SALVADOR. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THOSE COUNTRIES, STATE DEPARTMENT, DHS, TWO PIECES TO THEIR RECORD, WHAT IS ARE THEY WILLING TO HELP US, ARE THEY WILLING TO STOP PEOPLE FROM LEAVING THE COUNTRY, THE SECOND IS CAPACITY. WE’VE GIVEN THEM HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO CREATE THE CAPACITY FOR THEM TO DO SO. THEY HAVE NOT DEMONSTRATED THE WILL. THE WILLINGNESS TO ENGAGE IN STOPPING THESE CARAVANS FROM COMING ACROSS THE BORDER. OUR MISSION BY TELLING THEM THIS AID WILL BE CONDITIONED ON THE CHANGE IN THEIR BEHAVIOR, TO CONVINCE THEM THEY ARE TO HAVE THE WILL. THEY NEED TO WORK AT IT. WE WORK WITH THEM TO BUILD THEIR CAPACITY TO DO SO BUT WE HAVE NOT YET SEEN ENOUGH DEMONSTRATION OF THEIR COMMITMENT TO PREVENTING FOLKS FROM CROSSING INTO MEXICO AND MAKING THIS DANGEROUS TREK ACROSS MEXICO AND COMING UNLAWFULLY INTO THE UNITED STATES. MARIA: THERE ARE A LOT OF PUSHBACKS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION BECAUSE THE NUMBER OF APPREHENSIONS ARE SOARING. WHY HAS THE NUMBER INCREASED SO MUCH? HIS WORD GETTING OUT THE POROUS BORDERS, LET’S GO THERE NOW AND MAKE OUR FAMILIES LEAVE.>>IT IS ALWAYS ABOUT INCENTIVES. WHAT IS THE RISK, WHAT IS THE COST AND WHAT IS THE OPPORTUNITY WHEN THEY COME INTO THE UNITED STATES, WHAT IS THEIR OPPORTUNITY VERSUS WHAT THEY ARE FACING WHEREVER THEY LIVE WHETHER THAT IS MEXICO OR THE NORTHERN TRIANGLE. MEXICO TRIED TO KEEP THEM IN MEXICO BY PROVIDING FORMS OF VISAS, THAT CREATED A FURTHER INCENTIVE FOR THEM TO LEAVE GUATEMALA OR HONDURAS OR EL SALVADOR AND GO TO MEXICO AND THEN THEY REALIZED THEY WANTED TO MAKE THE TRANSIT INTO THE UNITED STATES. WE HAVE TO CONTROL THE BORDER, DONALD TRUMP WILL TALK ABOUT THE TOOLS AT OUR DISPOSAL. WHAT WE ALTERNATELY NEED IS CONGRESS TO CHANGE THE LAWS SO THAT WE CAN RETURN THESE INDIVIDUALS WHO AREN’T HERE PROPERLY UNDER ASYLUM BACK TO THE COUNTRY FROM WHICH THEY CAME. MARIA: THE PRESIDENT IS USING EVERY LEVERAGE POINT HE CAN, TALKING ABOUT TARIFFS ON CARS COMING OUT OF MEXICO. THOSE THAT CONTRADICT THE US MCA DEAL? WE HAD SENATOR O HERE WHO SAID I WILL SUPPORT THIS DEAL. I KNOW A LOT OF DEMOCRATS HAVE COME ON THE PROGRAM AND SAID WE WON’T SUPPORT, THE PRESIDENT IS TALKING ABOUT NEW TARIFFS ON CARS FROM MEXICO.>>WE ARE TRYING TO CREATE THE CONDITIONS AT THE BORDER THAT WILL KEEP AMERICANS SAFE, THAT WILL REASSERT AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER AND THE PRESIDENT IS USING EVERY TOOL IN HIS KIT. HE IS TRYING TO CONVINCE CONGRESS TO TAKE THIS THREAT SERIOUSLY. WE’VE SEEN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FROM BOTH IDA THE AISLE ACKNOWLEDGE THE CRISIS, THAT WE ARE IN THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE COMING ACROSS THE BORDER EACH DAY WITH NARCOTICS AND TRAFFICKING AND PERSONS COMING ACROSS THE BORDER. ONCE THEY RECOGNIZE THE CRISIS WE NEED THEM TO CHANGE. THESE ARE SIMPLE CHANGES TO THE LAW. THEY COULD DO THEM TODAY. THEY NEED TO MOVE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO STAND FOR THIS, DONALD TRUMP IS USING EVERY TOOL IN HIS KIT TO CHANGE THE INCENTIVES, CHANGE THE BEHAVIOR TO REDUCE THE RISKS IN THE UNITED STATES. MARIA: THE PRESIDENT IS USING THE TERROR THREAT QUITE EFFECTIVELY WITH THE CHINESE. DO YOU EXPECT THE PRESIDENT WILL LIKELY LEAD THOSE TARIFFS IN PLACE THAT ARE CURRENTLY THERE FOR CHINA?>>I THINK HE IS HOPING WHAT HE GETS IS THE REAL DEAL. UNENFORCEABLE DEAL NOT JUST ON THE AMOUNT OF TRADE TO MAKE IT FAIR AND RECIPROCAL AND IMPORTANT COMPONENT BUT TO PROTECT FROM ILLEGAL THEFT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, TECHNOLOGY, TRANSFER THAT IS FORCED. IF HE GETS THAT DEAL I’M CONFIDENT THE PRESIDENT WILL SAY THAT IS FAIR. OUR TARIFFS ARE EQUAL, WE ARE OPERATING IN A RECIPROCAL TRADING ARRANGEMENT, LET’S COMPETE AND HAVE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OUR COUNTRIES. MARIA: ON THE IP THEFT, THE WHITE HOUSE ECONOMIC ADVISOR LARRY KUDLOW SAID THE CHINA IS FINALLY ACKNOWLEDGING THE ISSUES AROUND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THEFT. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THEY ARE DOING THIS BECAUSE THEY WERE CONSISTENTLY DENYING THAT THEY WERE STEALING.>>IT IS A GOOD FIRST STEP. DOESN’T SEEM LIKE MUCH TO ACKNOWLEDGE SOMETHING THAT IS PATENTLY TRUE THE WE’VE KNOWN ABOUT FOR DECADES BUT NO PRESIDENT WAS PREPARED TO TAKE ON. THERE ACKNOWLEDGMENT THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM THAT THIS IS HAPPENING IS A GOOD FIRST STEP BECAUSE’S AND THAT IF THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT IS HAPPENING, WON’T ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IT IS HARD TO FIX AND IMPOSSIBLE TO ENFORCE. THEY MADE REAL PROGRESS, STILL WORK TO DO. WHY THE PRESIDENT SAID WE DON’T HAVE TIME TO RESOLVE THIS BUT THE TEAM IS HARD AT WORK AND WE HOPE CHINA IS NEGOTIATING IN GOOD FAITH TO GET TO THE RESOLUTION. MARIA: HOW WORRIED ARE YOU ABOUT THE AGRICULTURAL SITUATION, THERE IS SWINE FLU GOING ON, THE FACT THAT CHINA PRODUCES AND CONSUMES 50% OF THE WORLD’S PORK AND 20% OF THEIR HOGS ARE DISEASED?>>IT IS A REAL CHALLENGE FOR CHINA. A REAL RISK THAT THEY WILL HAVE A SUPPLY SHORTFALL. WE HOPE FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO SELL IOWA HOGS AND HOGS FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. MARIA: THEY HAVE 100 MILLION DEAD HOGS TO DISPOSE OF. I WANT YOU TO STAY WITH US. YOU’VE BEEN DOING SUCH AN

Pentagon approves 20 more miles of border wall


LIZ: LET’S GET TO THE INDEPENDENT WOMEN’S FORM. NEW DEVELOPMENTS AT THE BORDER. PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SUPPORTERS ARE SAYING HE’S TRIUMPHING OVER GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRACY. 15 MILES OF BORDER WALL BEING BUILD WITH THE PENTAGON FUND.>>YOU ARE SEEING THE EXPANSION OF THE WALL WHICH IS A CAMPAIGN PROMISE, AND ALSO A SYMBOL OF OUR TAKE OUR BORDER SECURITY SERIOUSLY. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE REGULATORY CHANGE IN THE FLORES SETTLEMENT, IT’S BEEN A SMUGGLERS’ DREAM. FAMILIES TO STAY AGENT WITH CHILDREN AND ALLOW OUR IMMIGRATION TO PROCESS THE CASES RATHER THAN HOPING THEY WILL COME BACK. LIZ: CALIFORNIA LEADING 19 STATES AND D.C. TO STOP THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.>>I’M NOT SURPRISED. WHEN YOU CONSIDER A LOT OF THESE FOLKS WERE WRINGING THEIR HANDS OVER THE SEPARATION AT THE BORDER AND TREATMENT OF CHILDREN AT THE BORDER. THIS WOULD KEEP KIDS TOGETHER WITH ADULTS, HOPEFULLY THEIR PARENTS. ALL THESE LEFT-LEANING POLICY MAKERS. IT’S ABOUT ALLOWING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AT THE BORDER AND THESE PEOPLE WILL EVENTUALLY TURN DWROIRN SUPPORTERS. IT’S A POLITICAL PLAY BECAUSE NATIONAL SECURITY IS AT RISK. LIZ: 432,000 ILLEGAL FAMILY MEMBERS IN CUSTODY THE LAST YEAR. LOTS OF PUNCHES ARE ABOUT TO BE THROWN IN THIS ELECTION CYCLE. THEY ARE SAYING HE’S NOT STABLE. THAT MONMOUTH SHOWED A DROP. HE’S BEHIND ELIZABETH WARREN. IS HIS ELECT BUILT TAKING A HIT?>>ABSOLUTELY. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE PERCENTAGE POINT DROP AMONG KEY DEMOGRAPHICS. AMONG THOSE WHO ARE NOT COLLEGE EDUCATED. THEY MAY HAVE VOTED FOR IF THE * TRUMP AND THE BLUE COLLAR WORKERS HE’S HOPING TO WIN BACK. THAT SHOWS PEOPLE ARE NOT AS ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT VOTING FOR JOE BIDEN. YOU SEE ELIZABETH WARREN PUTTING OUT POLICY PROPOSALLING LEFT, RIGHT AND CENTER. I DON’T AGREE WITH ALL HER PROPOSALS OOSMTION BUT PROPOSALS,OOSMTION BUT PROPOSALS, BSMTION BUT PROPOSALS, BUTTION BUT PROPOSALS, BUT SON BUT PROPOSALS, BUT SHE BUT PROPOSALS, BUT SHE IUT PROPOSALS, BUT SHE IST PROPOSALS, BUT SHE IS PUTTING SOMETHING OUT THERE. LIZ: JOE BIDEN HAS A BROTHER PROBLEM. JAMES BIDEN IS BEING SUED ALONG WITH TWO HEALTH COMPANIES CLAIMING THAT HE TOLD ONE HEALTH COMPANY THAT QUOTE, THE PSYCHIATRIC CHAIR MODEL WILL BE USED BY JOE BIDEN AND HE COULD FULFILL A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE HEALTH COMPANY AND LABOR UNIONS.>>THIS IS NOT HELPFUL FOR THE CAMPAIGN. ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF BIDEN’S FAMILY MEMBERS TRYING TO USE HIS INFLUENCE AND POTENTIAL PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TO BE ABLE TO ENRICH THEMSELVES FINANCIALLY. AND IT’S NOT A GOOD LOOK. IT’S UNETHICAL. WHETHER THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT IS ANOTHER STORY. BUT I DON’T THINK THIS IS WHAT THE CAMPAIGN WOULD NEED RIGHT NOW. LIZ: BIDEN’S SON HUNTER ALLEGEDLY USED HIS FATHER’S POLITICAL CONNECTIONS TO GET A $1 BILLION PRIVATE DEAL WITH A CHINESE STATE-OWNED BANK AFTER HE FLEW WITH THIS FATHER ON BOARD AIR FORCE ONE TO CHINA. THAT’S THE AQUEUE SAYINGS, BIND FAMILY MEMBERS TRYING TO EXPLOIT AND PROFIT OFF JOE BIDEN’S CONNECTIONS.>>IT’S SAD, THOUGH. HE’S TRYING TO RUN A CAMPAIGN AND BE IN OFFICE AND HIS FAMILY MEMBERS ARE DOING WHAT THEY ARE DOING. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH THIS. BUT I FIND IT INTERESTING. I CHECKED OUT SOME OF THE LEFT-LEANING MEDIA SOURCES AND THERE IS NO MENTION OF THIS. THIS HEADLINE IS NOT EVEN MAKING THE ROUNDS. IT SUGGESTS TO ME THEY ARE TRYING TO KEEP THIS STORY BURIED BECAUSE THEY WANT JOE BIDEN TO BE THE INEVITABLE CANDIDATE ON THE LEFT.

Mexican military crossing border confronted by CBP: Brandon Judd


GREGG: THANK YOU JENNIFER. PRESIDENT TRUMP’S NEW CRACKDOWN ON ASYLUM SEEKERS TAKING FULL AFFECT, COMING UNDER AN IMMEDIATE LEGAL CHALLENGE FROM GROUPS LIKE THE ACLU . REQUIRING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO SEEK ASYLUM IN ONE OF COUNTRIES THEY ARE TRAVELING THROUGH.>>THIS IS BASIC INTERNATIONAL LAW, IF YOU LEAVE A COUNTRY, AND YOU SEEK ASYLUM, STANDARD IS, YOU SEEK ASYLUM IN THE FIRST COUNTRY YOU COME TO. GREGG: AS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CRACKS DOWN ON ASYLUM SEEKER, THE 45 DAY WINDOW GIVEN TO MEXICO BY PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NEARING ITS END, MEXICO HAS DETAINED AND DEPORTED MORE PEOPLE THAN BEFORE, MORE THAN 29,000 ILLEGALS LAST MONTH. DEPORTING CLOSE TO 22,000. AN EFFORT THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP TOOK NOTE OF TODAY.>>NO QUESTION ABOUT IT, DEMOCRATS ARE FIGHTING — PEOPLE COME THROUGH, BUT NOW WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH MEXICO, 21 THOUSAND SOLDIERS, THEY ARE HELPING THEMSELVES BECAUSE THEY WERE HAVING A LOT OF CRIME, THE BORDERS WERE RUN BY THE CARTEL, MEXICO IS TAKING BACK ITS COUNTRY. I GIVE THE PRESIDENT’S TREMENDOUS AIM OF CREDIT FOR THAT. GREGG: JOINING ME TO TALK ABOUT BRANDON JUDD, I UNDERSTAND HAVE YOU A BIT OF BREAK NEWS FROM THE BORDER EL PASO SECTOR.>>YES, ABOUT 45 MINUTINGS AGO WE HAD A MEXICAN MILITARY INCURSION INTO UNITED STATES, SEVERAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FROM MEXICO ACROSSES RIO GRANDE RIVER TO OUR FENCE, ABOUT 200 YARDS NORTH INTO UNITED STATES, THEY WERE LOOKING AROUND, AN AGENT RESPONDED, WHEN THAT AGENT RESPONDED VAST MAJORITY OF THEM WENT BACK, ONE DID NOT MAKE IT BACK, AGENT TRIED TO TAKE THAT INDIVIDUAL TO CUSTODY, A MINOR SCUFFLE ENSUED WHERE THE MEXICAN MILITARY PRELIMINARYTH OFFICIAL WAS — OFFICIAL WAS ABLE TO GET AWAY MAKING IT BACK TO MEXICO. THIS OUTLINES THE DIFFICULTY WE ARE HAVING ON OUR BORDER, THIS COULD HAVE BEEN JUST AN INCURSION, JUST LOOKING AROUND, THAT POSSIBLE, THEY WERE NOT CARRYING WEAPON AS FAR AS I KNOW, UNLIKE THE OTHER COUPLE MONTHS AGO WHEN WE HAD MEXICAN MILITARY COME INTO UNITED STATES AND DISARM SOME OF YOUR NATIONAL GUARDSMEN, THIS COULD HAVE BEEN JUST THEM LOOK AROUND, BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN FOR NO COULD HAVE BEEN FOR NEFARIOUS POTENTIALS, WITH DRUG CARTELS USING MEXICAN MILITARY TO SCOPE OUT THE AREA TO CROSS DRUGS, WE JUST DON’T KNOW. GREGG: ALMOST A DAILY CRISIS,. THERE .HERE .I RE .I DO’ TO ASK YOU, ABOUT THE POR .I DO’ TO ASK YOU, ABOUT THE POT BORDER CITY, I SHOULD SAY OF DEL RIO, TEXAS. AS I UNDERSTAND, MIGRANTS TRYING EN MASSE TO RUSH THE BORDER AND TAKE IT BY FORCE TO CROSS INTO UNITED STATES?>>THEY WERE, THERE WAS SEVERAL HUNDRED INDIVIDUALS, THAT WERE UPSET THEY WERE NOT BEING PROCESS THROUGH PORT OF CENTURY QUICK ENOUGH, THEY WERE PLANNING TO RUSHING THE PORT OF ENTRY, THIS IS A GOOD CASE OF WHERE THE MEXICAN MILITARY STEPPED UP, DID A GREAT JOB IN HELPING US CONTROL THIS SITUATION. BUT OUR OFFICERS AT THE PORT THEY ALSO ACTED IMMEDIATELY AND QUICKLY, THEY QUICKLY SHUT DOWN THE PORT OF ENTRY, TO WHERE THERE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN A THREAT EVEN IF THE INDIVIDUALS HAD RUSHED. THIS IS WHAT WE’RE FACING, THESE ARE WHEN WHAT OUR BORDER CONTROL AGENTS FACE ON A DAILY BASIS, WE DON’T KNOW GOOD FROM BAD, WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SEPARATE THOSE INDIVIDUALS, HAVE YOU CERTAIN CONGRESSMEN CALLING FOR DECRIMINALIZATION OF PEOPLE WHO ENTER THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY, WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE THEM INTO CUSTODY AND VERIFY WHO THEY ARE. YOU DECRIMINALIZE IT, YOU JUST OPEN BORDERS UP CARTE BLANCHE AND WE DON’T KNOW WHO CROSSING. THIS IS WHY PRESIDENT THIS IS WHE PRESIDENT THIS IS WHERERESIDENT THIS IS WHERE PSIDENT THIS IS WHERE PREDENT THIS IS WHERE PRESINT THIS IS WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DONE SUCH A GREAT JOB ON HIS OWN, CONGRESS REFUSES TO HELP HIM BUT HE CONTINUES TO LOOK FOR WAYS HE CAN GO ABOUT IT ON HIS OWN. BUT YOU HAVE THE ACLU THAT WILL FIGHT HIM ON IT, WHEN HE WINS HE WILL MAKE CONGRESS LOOK SILLY, HE SINGLE-HANDEDLY WILL BE ABLE TO CONTROL THIS ISSUE. GREGG: IF OBAMA DID THE SAME THING, THE ACLU WOULD NOTE THING, THE ACLU WOULD NOT BLINK OR FILE A LAWSUIT, THIS REFLECTIVE ACTION BY LIBERAL ACLU . I WANT TO ASK MORE ABOUT THIRD COUNTRY ASYLUM RULE THAT PRESIDENT HAS INSTITUTED. YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO APPLY IN THE COUNTRY YOU PASS THROUGH. NOT COMING TO UNITED STATES AND THEN APPLYING THREE WEEKS LATER YOU VANISH. AVERAGE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT IS HERE 15 YEARS. IS THIS AN EFFECTIVE SOLUTION.>>IT WILL BE VERY, AS LONG AS WE CAN GET IT THROUGH THE COURT SYSTEM, THE PRESIDENT SECURED AN AGREEMENT WITH MEXICAN GOVERNMENT THAT ANY OF HIS PREDECESSORS WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE BUT THEY DID NOT HAVE THE POLITICAL WILL TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. PRESIDENT TRUMP DID. YOU HAVE SAFETY COUNTRY RULES, THIS WILL DESCROP NUMBER THIS WILL DROCROP NUMBER THIS WILL DROPROP NUMBER THIS WILL DROP TP NUMBER THIS WILL DROP THENUMBER THIS WILL DROP THE NMBER THIS WILL DROP THE NUMER THIS WILL DROP THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE CROSSING THE BORDER ILLEGALLY, HE IS DOING THIS SYSTEMATICALLY, AND SINGLE HANDEDLY CAUSING THAT DROP TO HAPPEN AT BORDER, WE APPLAUD HIM FOR THAT, WE HAVE TO HAVE THE HELP TO ABATE THIS CRISIS. GREGG: OTHER PROBLEM IS LAWLESS AMERICAN LAW ENFORCEMENT. AND I POINT YOUR ATTENTION TO THE I.C.E. REPORT, INDIVIDUALS ARRESTED FOR SUSPECTED CRIMES, THEY WERE SERIOUS CRIMES, THEY WERE ALL THEN RELEASED BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES. POLICE CHIEFS AND SHERIFFS AND SO FORTH. AND THEY IGNORED THE DETAINER REQUESTS FROM I.C.E. NOW AS I READ THAT LAW, THOSE OFFICIALS WHO RELEASED THOSE PEOPLE ARE AIDING AND ABETTING THAT IS A FELONY, SHOULD NOT BE ENFORCED.>>WE HAVE TO HAVE U.S. ATTORNEY OFFICE LOOK AT THIS, WE HAVE TO HAVE U.S. ATTORNEY OFFICE ALSO LOOK AT WHEN THEY ARE SENDING OUT INFORMATION, AND LETTING THEM KNOW HOW THEY CAN AVOID I.C.E. PICKING THEM UP AND TAKING THEM INTO CUSTODY, LAWFULLY, WE HAVE TO HAVE TAKE A TOUGH LOOK AT THIS. BUT IT IS GOING TO BE DEPUTY BUT IT IS GOING TO BE -EPUTY BUT IT IS GOING TO BE –PUTY DEPARTMENT OF JUSTS THEY HAS TO STEP UP TO DO THEIR JOB. AND IF THEY DON’T WE’LL CONTINUE TO HAVE MURDERS AND RAPE HIRE IN U.S., LEFT SAID IT DOES NOT HAPPEN, BUT IN REALITY WE HAVE SEVERAL PEOPLE COMMITTING HEINOUS CRIME HERE’S IN UNITED STATES, THEY HAD NOT BE HERE, AND HAD THESE SANCTUARY CITIES COMPLY WITH I.C.E. DETAINERS, THOSE CRIMES WOULD NOT HAVE TAKEN PLACE. GREGG: IF SOMEONE DIES AS A COULDN’T 87 AOULDN’T 87 ACOLDN’T 87 ACONSN’T 87 ACONSEQT 87 ACONSEQUE87 ACONSEQUENCE OF THEIR LETTING THIS ILLEGAL ALIEN GO, UNDER