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>> this is aljazeera america, live from new york city. and i'm ran randall pink ton. capturing the most wanted suspect in the paris attacks. and the crisis that some are questioning if it violates the geneva convention. the office in new orleans says that they have more cases than they can handle.
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and the journey home. after a decade in america, a teenage refugee returns to africa. the prime suspect in the paris attacks is now in custody in belgium. salah abdelslam was captured today during the police raid. he was among the group that killed 130 people november 13th. aljazeera's john terrett is live for us in washington tonight with more after abdelslam's arrest. >> reporter: randall, good evening, and manhunts are always international affairs, and indeed, president obama is being briefed on events as they unfold in europe. he's also being praised for committing u.s. resources to the leaders of france and belgium this evening.
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[ foreign dialogue ] >> reporter: [ bell ringinbelgium's prime minister confirming that the most wanted fugitive in the paris attacks, abdelslam, is in custody. one of them are seen here being dragged away by officers. and he wrote three words, we got him. at a news conference, president francoise hollande of france, and belgium law enforcement and countries around the world helped, including the united states. >> president obama, who gave us his encouragement against all forms of terrorism. obama asked me to thank all of the security forces of our country. >> reporter: the arrest of salah abdelslam comes days after the fingerprints of the suspect were found in a raid in a brussel's apartment.
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he fled after the gun and bomb attack that killed 130 people, one of the alleged masterminds and the center of a huge manhunt. >> reporter: the united states has significant capabilities, and we have used them to assist the french and the belgiums, as they have taken steps to investigate the attacks and taken steps to safeguard their country. we're going to continue to stay in clops touch with them on this. >> reporter: salah abdelslam is believed to be the logistical mastermind and the driver, he escaped brussels shortly afterwards, and his car stalled on the french and belgium border, but the police let him go. tweeted congratulations to belgium authorities for the capture of isil terrorist, salah abdelslam, we will not forget him and all of his victims. hashtag paris.
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it's not over yet. >> we recognize that this is an important step, but not a definitive conclusion. there have been arrests and there will be others because this network is large, in belgium, france and elsewhere. until we stop all though committed these acts of war on november 13th, this will not be done. >> and let's take you live now to pictures coming in from mollenbeek in belgium. and the belgium prosecutor said that the investigation in belgium is continuing day and night. randall? >> thank you, john, in washington d.c., the search covered france, belgium and even syria. but the suspect may have been right under the authority's noses. john seigenthaler takes a look back now at the clues that led
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to today's capture. >> reporter: the most wanted man in europe has been captured, but it has been a long and frustrating one. >> intense work has bun done, a meticulous job, and work with the fight against terrorism. in the fight for democracy. >> reporter: long after salah abdelslam was swept away by the police in brussels, the 26-year-old was caught on camera in france days after the attacks. these images show abdelslam at a gas station between paris and brussels. the trail went cold soon after. as the police in france conducted dozens of raise. he was even thought to be in syria with isil, which claimed that abdelslam carried out attacks on the group's behalf. but in december, the belgium police found abdelslam's fingerprints in an apartment in
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brussels. authorities said that they also found suicide bomb belts. on tuesday, the belgium police conducted a raid of what they thought was an empty apartment. instead, the police started an attack, and firing back, they killed two while abdelslam escaped. later, abdelslam's fingerprints were found, handing belgian authorities the biggest break since the attacks. and abdelslam was captured in the same area where he grew up. >> we must test al thank all oe who facilitated the attacks, and they are loom more numerous than we thought earlier. >> at the bottom of the hour, i'll speak with a former homeland security official, and we'll discuss how salah abdelslam eluded the police for
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several months and how they eventually tacked him down. the european union in turkey have finalized a deal for asylum seekers. especially in light of united nations saying that it expects 1 million refugees to reach europe this year. aljazeera's ned barker has more on the deal that's not without controversy. >> reporter: it's a deal that will affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of stranded refugees and mig rants. a game changer in a crisis that's shaken the very foundations of the european union. after a morning scrutinizing the union's proposed deal, it will play a crucial part in stemming the flow of refugees in europe. >> turkey, getting the crossing to aegean islands legally, but meanwhile, the european consulate receives the
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same number of legal mig rants. so this is encouraging for refugees, those who are looking for their future. >> some think that this argument -- [ unintelligible ], but the reality is, if it's just [ unintelligible ] it can work only if the other is implemented. >> reporter: in the agreement, new migrants arriving in greece will be sent back to turkey. each migrant returned an asylum seeker will be settled in the eu. and in turn, turkey has asked the amount of aid to be doubled to $6.7 million. and turkey wants a visa free travel for its citizens in the eu. this could happen as early as june. the agreement will come into force at midnight on sunday. all migrants and refugees arrive income the eu after that will be processed and returned
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to turkey. under the agreement, as many as 72,000 refugees could be eligible for resettlement in the eu. but now there are concerns that there could be a concern for people trying to reach the eu before the summed deadline. there's discomfort among the eu state who worry about returning refugees back to a country that has a questionable attitude to civil liberties and rights. >> human rights and international human rights. even from a moral and political perspective, you can not exchange money with people to control the refugees without providing the proper assistance and proper training and access to refugees in the labor market. it will be actually nothing. >> reporter: uds the eu turkey submit here in brussels,
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there was a demonstration by kurdish protesters, condemning the campaign in south turkey. they have accused the eu of using force to outlaw -- but the eu needs turkey on its side, and turkey knows that it has a powerful role to play. aljazeera, brussels. >> turning to the 2016 campaign, the democrats are preparing for hillary clinton to take on donald trump this fall, but progressics led by bernie sanders say that the fight is not over, with 20 states still to be decided. more from david schuster. >> reporter: just days before a string of democratic contests that appear to favor him, bernie sanders stepped before supporters in arizona.
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>> do we think that the climate is a little bit friendlier for us? >> reporter: in order to close hillary clinton's pledged delegate lead, sanders needs to win the remaining contest and pledged delegates by 58% to 4 2. but it's better math than what faces the republicans for gop frontrunner, donald trump. plus sanders has more fundraising money and donors than clinton. >> up to this point, we have received over 5 million individual campaign contributions >> reporter: if for this stage in the race, that's a campaign record. so his campaign continues. in arizona, with its large group of democratic latinos, sanders is focused on immigration. >> we all know that comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship. [ cheers ]
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[ unintelligible ] >> reporter: maricopa county sheriff, sheriff joe a arpaio is one of the most contention figures in the southwest. he jails his inmates under the hospital sun. sanders is also taking on arizona's republican governor, doug ducey, who earlier this year threatened to withhold state funds to any city that threatens to raise the minimum wage. >> i got bad news for you. we're going to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. >> reporter: and in sharpening his contrast with hillary clinton, sanders keeps hammering her ties to some of
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america's most controversial corporations. >> unlike my opponent, we're not raising millions of dollars from wall street, or the fox ill fuel industry. >> reporter: for her part, clinton is mostly ignoring bernie sanders, instead, she's targeting donald trump. >> when he embraces torture, it doesn't make him strong, it makes him wrong. >> reporter: this week, clinton picked up a nomination endorsement from the arizona republic, sanders has been good for politics and for klimt on, who has made her a better candidate. but the editorial added, she has the mettle to be president, and the sound judgment to be commander in chief. still, the paper wrote that the nomination is not over. and with the democratic caucuses left in 25 states,
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sanders, despite the odds, [ audio difficulties ] >> donald trump has a real chance to win the republican nomination, but a poll suggests that he would lose by a margin of 2-1 among the key group, young voters. we sat down with a group of college students to see how they're assessing this campaign, especially donald trump. >> reporter: the students said that they were disappointed by the negativity and the name calling on the campaign trail. these three college students are proud members of the
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georgetown university college republicans. [ audio difficulties ] but they're not so proud of what they see on the campaign trail. >> the republican party has a better message, it's not about being the angriest. it's about having the biggest heart and the best ideas. >> it does make the party look bad. >> those under 35 will make up 35% of the eligible voters in the presidential election. hillary against donald trump in november, [ audio difficulties ]
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think that. >> the three friends say this election season, they have often had to defend the republican party to their classmates, but they say that this presidential race can serve as a wake-up call for republicans. >> we need to stop voting for candidates because they have an r next to their name, and vote for candidates who represent what we believe in. >> reporter: the issues that
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the millennials care most b. the economy, education and security. >> thank you, roxana. later in the newscast, we'll look at the republican party in arizona and how donald trump is playing in the border state. and brazil's scandal, what's next for the impeachment process, and preparing for the historic presidential election. how the relationship is already having an affect.
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>> standing by. >> liftoff.
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>> and liftoff. jeff williams -- >> a russian rocket blasted into space a short time ago from kazakhstan. the destination, the international space station. among the crew, jeff williams. he he will spend the next six noz in the iss. and when it's over, he will spend the record for the most cumulative days spent in space by an american, 544 days. illegal drug use by military personnel at a military base in wyoming. they have come under close scrutiny over the last four years, following of violations of training and personal conduct. >> reporter: randall, the investigation is particularly embarrassing to the air force, coming as it does two years after a drug and cheating scandal rocked a missile corp and prompted a top to bottom
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shakeup, prompting a take over by officers who are in charge of launching icbms. what began then, a drug investigation, uncovered a wide spread scandal where missileers have been cheating on the proficiency test. its focusing not on the missileers, but the force that's protect them. guarding the nuclear weapons and the missile field where they're deployed. 14 junior personnel, ranging from rank from airman first class to senior airmen, are accused of illegal drug activity while off-duty. the air force officials are not saying what drugs are involved, whether it's marijuana or more serious drugs, such as cocaine, and wyoming is not one of the states where marijuana is
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legalized, but in any event, marijuana use is not permitted in the military. they are being investigated and at no time was the security compromised, and they none of them control the nuclear missiles. all of the forces are subject to random drug testing but that's not how the illegal drug activity was uncovered. one airman who suspected the drug use reported it to his superior, and that triggered the investigation. >> lawmakers in brazil are fast tracking impeachment proceedings against the president. but that doesn't stop demonstrators from blocking a main central in sou paolo for the third day. the police used teargas and water cannons to disburse the crowds. she deployed lula, the chief of
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staff, and he's under investigation for corruption. >> reporter: there's no end to the government's troubles. as soon as president roussef got an injunction overturned against lula being pointed to her cabinet, those in the country filed their own injunctions to block him from taking the post. they feltlike she's trying to shield him from corruption charges. basically minsters in brazil have unity in ministerial and they can only be tried by the supreme court. they said that they're being persecuted and feel that the judiciary section unfair in this instance, and they're being personally targeted. lula, in a statement, said that he's feeling very disappointed at what's happening in brazil right now. the country is very divided and very loudly so. the anti-government protesters have been taking to the streets
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the last few days, but the supporters of president lula have also been taking to the streets to show their support for the embattled president. despite any corruption charges, they still believe that he's the champion of the poor. he has been credited with lifting millions out of poverty when he was president and driving brazil's economic boom at that time. the economy is in a very different state now, and the people are blaming roussef, saying that her leadership has been lackluster at best. and the best thing that she can do for brazil now is step down. >> president obama will make history sunday as he becomes the first sitting u.s. president to visit cuba in nearly 90 years. the visit comes almost a year after the island nation and the united states reestablished diplomatsic ties. how cubans are preparing for the visit. >> it looks like the havana of
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the pre-cold war era, when cuba was the playground of the united states. like most visitors, president barack obama will likely feel thrust back into the 1950s when he sees havana easy art deco architecture. and the old american cars from before the 1959 revolution. still working against all odds. he'll be able to admire cuba's colonial center when he tours old havana. and perhaps stop at earnest hemingway's favorite watering hole. and restaurants, testaments to ththe expansion of the state section of havana. >> part of this moment is because we have accumulated so many layers of history and beautiful architecture. >> reporter: but havana also
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wears the scars of decades of decay. >> what president obama won't see is on the inside. so many of these houses are absolutely deteriorated because of lack of maintenance and repairs. this one has simply collapsed and it has been condemned, and yet there are still families living inside. 74-year-old armando has been living here since he's 12. and he's finally about to be moved by the government. >> there's no plumbing, so at night, i bring water for the sewage tank from the building next door, and to bathe, because it's too contaminated. >> reporter: cuban authorities will likely tell obama that the crumbling buildings are the fault of half a century of u.s. sanctions, though many here say that government neglect is mostly to blame. still, the city is a metaphor of a cold war bilateral
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relationship that is falling apart. a relationship that was kept frozen in time, and with obama's visit appears to be taking a giant step into the 21st century. >> up next, the raid in belgium. how investigators tracked down the most wanted suspect from the paris attacks. and marking the so maniler anniversary of a deadly attack on a beach resort.
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>> in belgium, he was found in an apartment building in a brussels neighborhood of mollenbeek. ariana has more on what led the police to him. [ gunshots ] s. >> reporter: captured on the streets of brussels, salah abdelslam was captured on the streets of mollenbeek, he was france's most wanted fugitive, and he had been on the streets for months. in a tweet, we got him. and in the news soon after the capture, french president hollande welcomed the breakthrough. >> my thoughts go to the
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victims of the 13th of november in paris, and the perpetration of these attacks. >> reporter: the police had repeatedly been drawn to mollenbeek, the brussels sub sub where a number of them had lived. the police found his fingerprints in another area. >> in the fight against terrorism, very important in the fight for democracy and the values which we wish to promote against this dreadful extreme myself. in the last months, many searches are being carried out in a delicate way. >> . >> all are members of the family, the investigating judge
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will decide later on the possible further detention. >> 130 people were killed in paris on the 13th of november when attackers with links to isil stormed cafes, a rock concert and a stadium. several of the attackers blue themselves up, including abdelslam's elder brother. back to brussels from paris hours later, and he became france's most wanted men. his captured, wounded but alive s. a long awaited break in the investigation behind who is france's worst attack. >> joining us now from philadelphia, jack demaccio, from homeland security, and a senior fellow from the study of terrorism. thank you for joining us this evening, and first, sir, what's the significance of this
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particular arrest? >> randall, this is a huge event that happened in brussels. first of all, this is the last remaining living terrorist who was connected to the november 13th paris bombing, and this is the only guy that they can really talk to to get information on how that operation took place, and that's why it's important. in addition to that, it's very important because it opens up a trove of information to investigators, and members of the french and belgian tense services in understanding how mr. abdelslam survived the last four months, who supported him, who financed him. and how he conducted the operation on november 14th. it's just a tremendous treasure trove of tense, and very rich vein here. very important. >> do you think that they have some way of ascertaining it by perhaps they have seized his laptop, or by some other evidence that they have come up with? >> sure, certainly, there are going to be a lot of ways that
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forensic investigators and interrogators deal with this individual. he will be interrogated. he will be debriefed or briefed. he will spend a lot of time with them once he recovers from his wounds, and they will also be going into the places where he was hiding, into the apartment where he was hiding out in, if he had cellphones, and they will look to see if he has laptops, and they will start building a network of who his logistical financial supporters were in the last four months, and they will also look to see if he might know information of future isis attacks aimed at the european mainland and also possibly other places to include the united states. so again, there's going to be a lot of information for these investigators to mine from this particular individual. >> he was found in the neighborhood where he grew up and there were also other people arrested. does this suggest that he has at least some people knowing who he is, and what he's
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accused of, nevertheless protected him? >> well, this is a neighborhood in brussels called mollenbeek, and it's a very very opaque area. and it's very difficult for investigators and police to make an insertion into that area, because it's very tight. it's an islamic community. and a lot of these people don't trust folks from outside of the neighborhood. it appears, from what we're seeing, that he had some help, that he had individuals who knew who he was, who were safeguarding him, feeding him, supporting him. and again, this is the type of information that law enforcement is going to be looking at. i expect there will be more arrests following his capture today. >> often, the belgian authorities were working around the clock from the attack in paris finding the fingerprints, and do you think that that was happennen stance or did they have an inkling that he was
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there? and before you go, talk to us about the role of the u.s. in assisting want investigation. >> again, if you look at the history of this particular capture, when they first were tipped off to him two days ago, they went into a place that they didn't expect to find him. and of course he came out with two other men. one man was shot dead by a sniper, and of course he left behind some dna and some fingerprints, and that kind of put him hot on the trail. so often in these investigations, you look and you look and you look, and you sometimes don't expect to find what you do find. so in this case, they did find him two days ago. he slipped their grasp, and again, they were able to get him today. as for the united states, the united states does share information and intelligence with our nato allies. the belgians and the french are allies, and our counter terrorism forces do share
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information, and i suspect that there will be, and there is now through our fbilys a onofficer in the u.s. embassy in brussels, and i'm sure that there's information on what this res is beginning to show. so i suspect that the united states will reap intelligence with his capture. >> thank you for joining us on aljazeera america. tunisian and french officials attended a ceremony today, mag a year since the dead lie attack on the national museum. people were killed, most of them by foreign tourists. >> he says that he's no hero, but his quick action saved lives. when the gunmen entered the museum, he helped to lead a group of tourists to safety through the back exit.
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>> i was in the museum, and and the shooting was outside of the building, so i was trying to call the driver to be informed about what happened outside. a few minutes later, the shooting, it came inside of the museum, so i told my people, let's run. >> reporter: the attack on tunisia's most famous museum was unprecedented. the two men received weapons training in libbia a few months later, it happened again. this time a gunman killed 38 tourists at a beach hotel. less than two weeks ago, dozens of fighters targeted security forces in the southern town on the border with libya. the gunman here carries out the attack, and he got through these gates without being
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searched. since then, those armed security at the museum at the historic site. site. tunisia's government promise that's tourists will be kept safe. but many tour operators have already canceled bookings for the rest of the year. tourism used to generate $2 billion a year. now it makes only half of that. hotel owners talk about the travel warnings by many countries. she said that the attacks on tunisia are no different than the attacks on paris last year, but said that the industry must adapt. >> estimated in the culture and want heritage sector, which have not been the focus for investment. >> reporter: this mosaic commemorates the victims of the attack. their faces and names will never be forgotten. it has been a traumatic year,
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but people have shown resilience. they say that their biggest enemy is fear, and they won't let it change their way of life. >> still ahead, trump in arizona. voters at the border state go to the polls tuesday, and how the frontrunner's immigration stance is affecting the race. and the public defender crisis in new orleans. why lawyers are turning away defendants who need representation.
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>> if you can't afford an attorney, one will be provided to you.
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it's your constitutional right. but in louisiana, a massive number of public defenders are leaving with their defendants in jail and cases in limbo. >> reporter: new orleans' chief public defender, button, is doing what he never thought he would have to do, turning away clients seeking representation. >> nobody becomes a public defender to tell people in trouble no. >> reporter: buttons was forced to layoff 30 of his 78 lawyers, and as a result, the office has received 58 cases this year, often involving the most serious charges. in new orleans, 85% of the defendant can't ford a private attorney. >attorney. we're waiting for cases to move, for bonds to be had, and we don't have the resources to do it ethically. >> this is a constitutionally protected right.
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we have to make sure that the money is there, because the constitution guarantees t >> reporter: the american civil liberties union louisiana is suing the public defender's office on behalf of three defendants who have been in jail for weeks, awaiting counsel. >> they can't good back to work, to their family. they're sitting in jail, for no other reason than there's no money to pay someone to help them. >> reporter: they may represent some of the clients pro bono, but the acla said that it's changing the way that the public defender is funded, two-thirds comes from -- and in new orleans, priorities have shifted and the police are writing fewer tickets. >> if you can't write tickets, you can't pay your lawyers, even if they're people that need the lawyers. so it's a formula that doesn't make sense. >> reporter: other cities are facing a similar crisis, and
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der rin button and others agree that louisiana may have to over haul its criminal justice system. they have the highest incarceration rate. >> if we weren't incarcerating so many people, we wouldn't need the money to defend them. >> either shrink the system, or add resources or some combination of both. >> right now, republican frontrunner, donald trump, is holding a campaign rally in salt lake city. on monday, trump will appear at the apac submit in washington. 300 rabbis will democrat straight against trump's participation at apac. he is a favorite to win the upcoming primary in arizona, and his tough talk and calls to build a wall on the u.s. mexico
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border has earned him the praise of joe arpaio. >> reporter: maricopa county sheriff, joe arpaio expects to open the rally for donald trump on saturday. he's a law enforcement leader, a strong supporter of donald trump. >> i think that the reason is he's different. maybe at my age, i want something different. i feel that there's a lot of problems out there. >> do you see similarities between yourself and donald trump? >> i don't think i'm the political politician. maybe i found a guy who is not a programmed, typical politician, which people can say i'm not either. >> arpaio first gained national notoriety in the 1990s when he moved inmates into outdoor tents, and later he became a
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tea party favorite when he launched an investigation into president obama's birth certificate. and lately, a lightning rod into the immigration debate, the subject of investigations for the way that he has imlemmed arizona's tough immigration laws. >> what issues are biggest for arizona voters? >> one reason is illegal immigration of course, and the other reason, he's not part of the establishment. a lot of people are fed up with the government here, and they want somebody from the outside. and his somewhat charisma and outspoken, and the problem with the republicans, they still don't get t they don't realize that there's anger out there. and if they did, they're doing it a little too late. >> what do you say to critics, however, who believe that donald trump's messages are rooted in racism? >> he was saying that we do
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have murderers and rapists, it may have sounded like its everybody, but no, it's not everybody. but he was trying to make a point that we do have crimes in this state and this country, so they twisted that whole story around. >> reporter: trump's appeal is not universal in this southwestern state, known for its popular republican leaders, like presidential candidates senator john mccain in 2008 and barry goldwater in 1964. >> i believe that there have been a lot of excellent candidates on the republican side. and i believe there's one in the frontrunner position who has made comments that are just completely irresponsible. but we'll see what happens. >> you don't want to say him by name? >> well, it's donald j trump and the comments that he has made regarding our friend and
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neighbor, mexico, are wrong and offensive. >> reporter: glen hammer is the president and the ceo of the arizona chamber of commerce. the group usually endorsees republicans with strong business records. >> if donald trump moves forward with his economic plan, which would include potentially setting off a trade war, he would be very bad for business. the last time the country engaged in high tariffs was in the great depression, and that didn't work out well. in terms of what he's saying, i don't think that he would be good for business. >> reporter: criticism from the establishment is exactly why donald trump is popular here, according to the presidential histor historian, s simpson. >> why is donald trump doing so well in the polls. >> i think that he appeals to arizonaians who are anti-government in the first place, anti-establishment. who have an ill focused rage
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and anger and disappointment of what's going on, and who would really like to change the system by bringing such a bombastic type of personality. >> teaching a class, comparing the rise of the confederacy to the current political climate, we asked how historians will look at the trump presidency 50 years from now? >> we'll either see him as a firework who exploded and disappeared or someone who fund mentally changed the rules with an uncertain impact. >> for sheriff arpaio, in the twilight of his career, he's hoping that his endorsement helps light that fire. >> he's the only one that can beat obama the 3rd. isn't it going to be exciting in the waying years to see a
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guy like trump be the president of the united states? and just be exciting. everybody should be happy. he's a winner, in his whole life, he has been a winner, and he's going to win this one too. >> reporter: donald trump has a 12 point lead in the recent polls. the delegates are up for grabs, and the winner takes all tuesday. >> a new tool to fight back against employers who withhold wages from them. a new smart phone app has been developed to help rate employers, take pictures of job sites and work with other employers. erica pitzi reports. >> reporter: it's daybreak in queens, morning new york. day laborers gather here at work like in hundreds of other sites in the united states. >> we're looking at one of the largest in the country. >> reporter: manuel castro is the director of knife, the new
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immigrant center, that serves this worker population here. >> many of them are undocumented immigrants that move to the city. they have a lot of barriers, land, which is one of them. >> reporter: even when there's work, says castro, there may not be a wage. >> it involves a worker going to a job, and working a couple of hours, and not getting the wages or not getting paid at all. >> reporter: it's a risk that they take on a daily basis. >> they say they will pay you, and they say come tomorrow. and then they change their telephone numbers, and change everything, and disappear, and we don't get our money. >> reporter: but now he's starting up a projects to stop wage theft with a virtual way for workers to fight back. >> they can identify the model of the car. >> reporter: a smart phone app with the help of the
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construction workers union. >> now it's not just going to operate here in these neighborhoods, but it will go national. >> reporter: the spanish day laborer will be able to keep track of the hours worked and employers on their phones. they can identify vehicle type and license plates, and they can even document dangerous conditions at work sites, and if there's a problem, a worker can send it to others on the app. >> the scenario i have, when i'm negotiating for an employer for unpaid wages, they civil say, i don't know who he is, prove that he worked for me. >> she says that the app can be a game chair, because her clients will have documentation. >> it could be a new component. and it's really going to be a powerful one. they already are sharing information, but it's very informal, and it's not in the systematic collecting of data
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>> reporter: testing will begin this month. it goes far beyond their daily wages. >> you learn how to use it, and you learn about your rights, and it makes you feel like you're not alone, and you're part of the movement. >> reporter: erica pitzi, aljazeera, new york. >> still ahead, going home. we go with a teenage refugee as he visits his family in africa for the first time in a decade.
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>> reporter: this journey is only just getting started. after traveling 24 hours from the united states, he made it to freetown, the capital, where he was born 19 years ago. >> it's definitely surreal, just to be here and get the opportunity to be here in the first place, and the fact that it's happening. >> reporter: after reuniting with elder brother, ibraham, he goes to kenya, to the neighboring country of guinea. when he reaches the village where his mother lives, it's an emotional time. she has not seen him for over sen years. she gave him and two other children up for adoption because she couldn't afford to take care of them. >> i always thought about heim all these years, and i just wanted the best for him and wondered if he was okay. >> the crisis hit his homeland,
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and he tried to find her, he started saving up for his trip home. the most important thing that he wanted to do was thank her. they are very pore in sierra leone. >> just having clean water, i remember going to have clean water then and there, and clothes, very raggedy clothes. >> reporter: his life in the united states also had challenges. >> going to high school, and being the only black kid there, a lot of stereotypes, and a lot of blame for the stuff that i didn't do, so that was difficult but i got through it. >> reporter: overall, he knows that his mother for him my having him adopted. it's a happy time, but a bit overwhelming. he shares with his mother the kind of life that he has had in the past. not only is he reuniting with
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his family, but giving back to his community too. he took time to give back to the children in the village. >> it's the opportunity for me to give back and i want to give back and say thank you for letting me do this, and here's what i can go for you. >> reporter: the community is grateful. >> thank you for this, for the children. so children come to school without books and without pens, it's very difficult. so we need help. >> reporter: he will be in sierra leone for about a month, and he plans to be back. he hopes to open his own ngo to help his country. >> after days of anticipation, a baby eagle has finally hatched in washington d.c. it was all caught on a live webcam at the national arboretum. two eggs were laid in february,
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and the second expects to hatch sometime this weekend. welcome to dc. i'm randall pinkston, thank you for watching, and john seigenthaler is here with more paris attacks is now under custody. john terret in washington on how investigators cracked him down. >> reporter: belgium's prime minister, confirms that salah ab slamebe be abdeslam last been in custody. belgian you prime minister jeanne michel.