Briefing Room: New immigration rules, Trump’s latest comments | ABC News

Briefing Room: New immigration rules, Trump’s latest comments | ABC News
Briefing Room: New immigration rules, Trump’s latest comments | ABC News
Welcome to the briefing Room Washington great to have you with us on this Wednesday Public Health Emergency. That’S our President Trump says we’re facing right now with the epidemic of gun, violence in America. That the big question is: what is the president going to do about it? What will repel in Congress do about? It will anything change after El Paso and Dayton just two and a half weeks ago, before leaving for Kentucky a short time ago, the president of the United States talked about his call with the NRA overnight, also seeming to back away promise just a few days ago To make background checks in this country, the strongest weed ever seen car lot of other reasons to, but they do add. As I said, I think I said it very loudly and plainly and I don’t think I’ve changed positions at all we’re working on background checks. There are things we can do, but we already a very serious background checks. We have strong background check. Jordan South store, that’s not for the White House or White House reporter Jordan. He also involved in NRA talking point this afternoon. The president, talking about a slippery slope with some, is a gun control measures. What is the White House actually pushing right now to have any clear sense for what they want to see done? It was a bit in the dark to up there. We know that leadership is very much in a wait-and-see mode waiting to see what kind of leadership the president puts forward on this issue. Devin and right now they just don’t have that from the White House. So we’ll have to see what they put. You know it looks like this isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, until the president Gets behind something firm back to Washington. The presidency me to take a step back from that sense of urgency. One of those people is Mayor, Greg Fischer of Louisville Kentucky where the president is visiting today joined us now live Mary Fisher thanks so much for coming, and you would reach out to the White House to try to talk the president personally about gun violence in the Need to take action, they couldn’t get something scheduled, but was the message you were hoping to deliver to him today, Washington to get some common sense gun reform in our country right now, once a measures to be taken here, so we’re hopeful that I was going to Encourage the president to give the green light to us, Senator Mitch, McConnell, the US Senate, Republicans to say: let’s get this going. Emergency were conditions like in Louisville right now in terms of gun, violence, deaths caused by guns in terms of suicides and receive in the cities of America do something here. So it’s a time for a leader to step up to be Estates, Manor Estates, woman to say this is not far as an issue with going to make this a human issue. We got to make this American issue and something needs to be done, so I hope the present leadership right now. Thank you. So much what’s the mayor just said: gun violence is much more than mass shootings and epidemic in many cities across the country, including right here in Washington DC the toll High School football coach here in the nation’s capital, who told us that his 2001 football team only Has 5 players remaining five players living all of the others killed by gun violence, a stunning figure and he told Serena Marshall worries about his 2019 team and, what’s in store for them, young people getting killed for no reason and senseless death. Myfirstwig Big Boy, an area plagued by violence and guns, 12 and 13 year olds, current guns it to adulthood, one of them, Adam Madden, remembers that was years. It hurt so bad to see like close friends, that you grew up with faces the same future as assistant coach gunned down in a drive-by. The motive unclear and coming just days after Tigers, defensive end, Quran Brown, shot over a dispute from selling cookies and water 11a. Called me. Crying politicians located just across the bridge to make changes team can help guide them out strength to keep doing it year after year. 18 years later, show me so much and made me care about life. So much and kind of show me a way of being successful and still find a way out. Problem can be solved by investing in the communities. Programs like his when fully funded, isn’t just providing coaching and also offers tutoring and field trips. Seven graduates also stepping up on this front to keep the pressure going and joined by two of them now, both members of the March for our lives, movement, 2019, and if you guys, are part of this organization over a year ago. What strikes me about it? Is it is so bold, so ambitious? It’S a pretty big deal peace plan. We are not only trying to push the needle but changed the narrative and the way that we talk about gun, violence prevention, as is always mentioned. You know we always talk about mass shootings. It’S what’s always on our minds at the Forefront of our minds, but that’s not. The majority of the violence is happening in America every day, shootings and suicides are the majority, and so with our peaceful, and what we’ve tried to do is really bring an intersectional approach to this conversation and Saturday. She has goals that politicians are going to have to step up and take the initiative to work on if they want to be taken seriously, putting our politicians accountable for getting money from NRA so just coming into his goals. And if it’s something that we can’t do, then we need to see another a goal from someone else and intersections. I think it’s. We have 50 swim because not only to talk about like a mass shootings or suicides, but also hear cities and how, before we saw that the clip of these interesting people going through everyday shootings and not having a platform to speak about it and the police policeman. We like fun, he’s interested he’s and organizations to give them something to go about as a blueprint for a lot of the political candidates mayor’s to seize upon different pieces of it, but also to mobilize people your age. The policy points we have automatic registry for voting when you turn 18, because you seen America, we don’t tell on people that you haven’t felt tip like you have the right to vote. You have the power to contribute to our society and vote for Representatives who actually likes you, or I think it’s interesting, because we want to have these young people and civic education and, being part of a boating, understand our power to make a difference for a lesson. People actually represent us. You heard from some Advocates today gun control Advocates when they heard the president take a big step back seemingly on background checks. I want us to be discouraged. The gun lobby profits off of other people’s inaction and feeling like they can’t mobilize for something that will save lives. And so what keeps me going every day is just knowing that I am truly taking down the evil in this society and the people who are not listening to the hundreds of thousands of people each year who are being shot and killed and having no justice and One of the things we outline in this plan is that all of our policies are implemented. We expected over a ten-year.. The gun deaths decreased by 50 %. Thank you so much you both for coming in great to see you and have you here in the briefing room to another story. We broke here on ABC News. Yesterday the Trump administration’s new policy when it comes to housing in detaining young children, migrants policy – that’s been governing that the practice here in the United States has been something known as the Flores agreement since 1997. Capping the number of days that children can be detained at 20, but a short time ago by the White House, announcing they’re, taking steps back in her and Clarity – is here she’s. Our senior reporter on this story has been at breaking this ground and a very controversial step that this Administration has been looking at for some time tell us what it actually means. What are they doing? By looking to go round the Flores agreement, Trump has been looking out for a very long time. There is this court settlement. It’S named after a girl named Jenny, Flores, who came across the border and was detained by us authorities and lawyers had filed suit on her behalf, saying that he was mistreated. The court agreed to work with the federal government to set standards, wanted it. Sanitary and safe conditions – and you can’t detain the children for longer than 20 days and 2015 Obama went to a judge and tried to say what can we have them detained if there, with their families and the judge said no Trump wants a way around this? He has proposed lifting that cap and he thinks he has found a way to do it within the law, children for longer than 20 days. You would you would think that these migrants wouldn’t be particularly urgent threat to Safety and Security. Perhaps Perhaps after 20 days house doing HHS facilities given to foster parents temporarily as their proceedings go on apparently gets an aunt and uncle a grandparent. Those are considered unaccompanied minors and they go into a separate system. But we’re talking about here are people who are arriving with their families, and what Trump has said is that we have this system that encourages people who want to come to United States to bring children, because they know that if they travel alone, they will be put Into a ice Detention Facility until their case can be processed, this is very different if you travel with a child in the Flores agreement, says that you can’t detain him for longer than 20 days. So conservative have always seen this as a encouraging unfairly people to come in to bring their children with them. Trying to counter this narrative by putting out to video, I think we have it from inside what facilities that they’ll be much more luxurious. Shall we say a video? They won’t let Independent Media inside these facilities, but here you get a glimpse of what they say or conditions. Health experts have said that detention adversely impact Children’s Health and they do not advise it 20 days in flirty. Thank you so much. We are joined a now shortly, I Believe, by the president of the migration policy Institute Andrew Celli, who is someone who has been covering the sensitive. This policy change Trump Administration for quite some time. Andrew Celli is just a joining us right now. I believe sitting down here in the ABC. I am the one that kept the family together. Okay, you remember that right. Just remember, I said it and now it gets even better. President Obama and others brought the families apart, but I’m the one that kept them. Families, together with what we’re doing now, will do even more of that, but it’ll make it almost impossible for people to come into our country illegally, we’re building large sections of the wall. I won the lawsuit two weeks ago in The Supremes, put something large sections of wall and lots of other things to happen. All right if we don’t have Andrew cell, but we would did hear from the president there on this new policy change with the respected painting. Children’S Administration, like we said, going to FaceTime legal challenges on that front as well. Controversy is straight up at the White House: immigration, not the only Flashpoint today, the President also doubling down on a device new political attack on Jewish Democrats here for the president said just a short time ago. In my opinion, you vote for Democrat disloyal. Do Jewish people and you’re being very disloyal? Is you a four out of five American Jews voted Democrat and last year’s midterm elections they generally vote Democrat? Is the Anti-Defamation League? Another Jewish groups have blasted. The president’s comments is anti-Semitic, a push back against that today, but for more of a perspective on the president’s politicization of Jewish voters in this country by David Harris he’s the CEO of the can Jewish committee, it’s one of the largest and oldest Jewish advocacy groups in This country David, thank you so much for joining us from New York. We should also say at the nonpartisan organization, which is been part of your message since since 1990, if I’m correct it will. What did you make of these comments on the president when you heard them, and they were extremely extremely troubling a by talking about issues of loyalty and disloyalty, the president weather knows it or not, is evoking very toxic themes and reopening a very dark history where Jews Were often accused of being disloyal to the country where they lived, but we Jews within the United States are blessed were American citizens and our lawyer used to this country. The President should know that mind, of course, but this is going to be a very close election and it’s going to be very heated election and, I suspect, wouldn’t be seeing a lot more of these kinds of of of appeals. Respect the Jews and and other communities. President believes that he’s got a great record on Israel and in many respects many believe he does have a great record on Israel he’s trying to paint the Democratic party as the phases of congresswoman, Rashida, tlaib and ilhan Omar, when, in fact, the Democratic Party, then the Two of them, but he season-opening here and he’s he’s trying to drive a truck through that opening. My guess is looking its taste like Florida, Ohio Pennsylvania with is going to be yet it’s like a president made David today suggesting that is a support of Democrats. Support of people like Rashida, tlaib, Elon Omar, who have faced their own criticism, Frankie, Semitic, language and statements – does that if it does that draw votes to him, let me do do do do I not like. I can speak for a Jewish voters. I suppose, but I mean I find it hard to put my mind around anyone who has been supporting democrats for years would, when hearing the president somebody change their mind. According to our American Jewish committee polls, over many many years does, in roughly 75 % of American Jews in a typical presidential election will vote Democratic, the number his dip it’s missing, the pending on the election and roughly 25 %, will vote Republican. I don’t see the president’s comments now is driving many people and away from their existing Camp. Obviously, we need to know who the Democratic Party candidate is. The mirror may not affect voting behavior, but all things being equal. My guess is, this will reinforce the president’s base, but it will not change the minds of many of the other side who by-the-way may have their own poems about the Democratic party, but not enough to jump ship. Quite yet. Have you had any communication at all with the White House David Harrison? Are you looking to reach out to them on some of the things you’ve heard coming from the president, who are non-partisan organizations, so our goal here, the politicize the issuer to weaponize it in the context of the election? Quite the contrary, we have tried to explain to the White House why this is a toxic message why this is the wrong way to go. If the president wants to run his record, what’s his Revelations all power to him, he has every right to do so, but to try and divide American Jews question their loyalty suggested those who don’t vote for him or somehow ignorant or disloyal, I think is, is – is Making it even a country, that’s already deeply divided and polarized even more. So it’s very on presidential. We hope the present. David Harris, the CEO of the American Jewish committee, some of the former Israeli president, Shimon Peres, called the foreign minister of the Jewish people, highly respected, appreciate you coming on, and thank you very much for your time, sir. Will. Finally, today it’s been nearly a year since the death of Senator John McCain, a lion of the Senate and advocate for bipartisan incivility in our politics. Today, ahead of the one-year anniversary on Sunday, his family and wife, Cindy McCain or launching a new initiative to promote more acts of Civility in our politics, are chief White House, correspondent, Jonathan Karl travel to Arizona, and that was Cindy McCain. Who told us about the legacy of her husband? Won’T he would have to say about some of the political rhetoric going on today. Certainly the shootings have been going on. Certainly the incivility that’s happening. I think the the treatment and John was always the guy fighting for the little guy, and I think John would be very discouraged about the Border situation right now, with with all them with our immigrants. North are rich, but refugees coming across the border now and their treatment. I know he’s upset by that and, I think generally, and course he would also be the voice of reason. And all of this, which is what we’re sorely lacking right now, is his voice of reason, a reaction in the opposite direction, shooting, although aside from the gun laws – and I died that something I want to get into, but but but these shootings are our response to This incivility on our response to things that are occurring around them. All of this has to be taken into consideration in our country, and our country is is not well right. Now, we’re not know we need. We need to get her act together. Number 1 and step back and take a breath. Pictures made up of immigrants were made up of people of every color every Creed and that’s what makes us special and just some house side up black and white or brown and white whatever it maybe is just wrong. It’S not Who We Are and send it Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Senator John McCain speaking with our Jonathan Karl much more from that interview coming up on Sunday this week with George Stephanopoulos, be sure to tune into that plus Cindy McCain talks about why She think no one in the Republican party right now carrying the torch of her husband’s Legacy and the Senate. It’S a great interview.. We thank you very much for joining us here on ABC News live in the briefing room today, we’re here every day, 3:30. Eastern time you can follow the latest and all the stores were talking about today. Abc News, app download it. You can watch our live coverage there as well very easily. I’M Devin Dwyer Washington, hope to see you back here tomorrow.
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