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caller: good morning. basically, i am all for immigrants. our country was founded on it. when we look at the grand scheme of things, my question is what is the harm in waiting for that 90 day window so as a country we can step terrorist, versus you can't say every person is a not, however, if you go and checked and we were to continue to allow it, some
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unfortunately, people that ant to do harm utilize those methods to get in. we're arguing over a 90-day block, i would agree if it was for a year or more, but for instance in new york state, the exam, take your exam, you wait a year for the results. things, 90 days i don't feel is a long period of time. let's let avideh moussavian address that. uest: if there were actually a legitimate basis for any of measures, that may well be true. one of the six countries, no nationals from the six countries some ver been perpetrated of the crimes that you're referencing. here is also the fact that it was very, very clear, the reason that we call this refugee muslim ban is that the majority of from es are coming
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countries into the u.s. clear, nt trump has been riallic in t stressing his desire to impose coming into s from this country. that was the intent behind this, it was very clear. the ninth circuit, in its don't see any, we basis, there is no detrimental ffect to allowing refugees, some of the most vulnerable people in the world to come to the united states, particularly they have gone through every possible clearance hoop. it, e is just no basis for that has been abundantly clear. just the courts who held this, for me, the court of public opinion, the american public, the fact that you saw this collective varying of wrongdoing in airports across the country, people saying, we see this for
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is, a ban on refugees and muslims. it is clear, it will affect people, who are not refugee and not muslim, as well, intent behind it. call it for what it is, nothing was written in the four corners that justify leaving people out for nine 90 days, a year, any period of time, simply no basis for it. why, again, to go thatto that quote, waiving incantation of national security, you can't wave that around, it's been used to discriminate against muslims, appear to be who muslim, we have seen a rise in targeting people believed to be muslim. s a direct result of the inflammatory and antimuslim statement that the president and the administration has made simply no basis for it, the amount of time is mute and
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one person is subject to discrimination based on their faith, that alone was reason to to court and challenge this. that alone is why it is unacceptable for any part of ban to go forward. host: i want to get to other things happening, we have other callers that want to talk to you. the house passed two immigration "new york ding to times," legislation would increase prison sentences for reentering the country illegally and pressure sanctuary comply with federal immigration officials, including federal funds. talk a little about the bills bills e sanctuary cities and what are their chances in the senate? guest: sure. is the debate around so-called sanctuary cities, it's not new. in many ways a term , because for omer some people, it suggest local olice and law enforcement who
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adopted policies that say, we want to adopt policys that make bottom unity safer, the line for us is if people are fraid to come to us to report crimes that are witnesses to it es or crime survivors, makes our job harder and less meaningful. we can't police and keep our people are fe if afraid to talk to us. t's a fundamental, core tool for them to at least try to engender trust in their community. you have the federal government suggesting somehow that gets in he way of them enforcing federal immigration law, which disingenuous to say that, we have seen dramatic increase in the number of and arrest of people of noncitizens under this first tration in the quarter alone. so they're perfectly capable of enforcing federal immigration law. they have been doing it in ways that are far more aggressive,
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indiscriminate and the way of local law enforcement if they say we job for youo do our and wave of lawsuits that said it violates people's fourth right fist local law enforcement are asked to hold omeone to turn them over to immigration. host: what about kate's law, for repeatedly interstate united states illegally. correct, penalty for people presenting themselves at he border and maybe seeking asylum, does not allow people to be able to challenge old order.tion so really drastically increases the number of people who might facing criminal penalties and prolonged periods of as a result of sometimes coming here to seek safety. host: okay, seday on the
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democratic line. morning. caller: good morning. they -- on is how children who have been given authorization and they have been say like several years old and are in school, nothing acts and they have children, what is to get a ure for them waiver if they are married and hey have been here like 15 years, 20 years and they are now a dream act ave authorization, because i to see if i want they can have a change in status because they have been married for the past 11, 12 years and
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three kids. host: okay, give avideh oussavian a chance to address and go through dacca and dappa. sure. briefly on the general point, if someone marries a u.s. citizen greencard holder, that is possibly a path for them to also everyone n card, should talk to and consult with immigration lawyer, i will not on live t.v., but to the question about daka, and the daka, the deferred action for childhood arrival. mentioned dream act children, they are referred to, because r terms basically young people who have rownup in the united states, this is where they consider home and under the obama in 2012, five ears ago, he signed an executive action that said, you know, people who are in that
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can show they have been here a certain amount of time and came here under the age 16 can have work papers for years there has been a lot this onsistency in what administration has said in terms necessary remain place, to renew the work authorization and deferred daca, status under continue to do so, but under his cloud of uncertainty where the administration has certainly certain ion to target daca recipients, issued inconsistentthat is and inaccurate in many case necessary terms of the daca they have targeted. so i think that we continue to vigorously for daca to remain in place there, is "extreme makeover" benefit to program, both in terms of aking sure young people fully
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contribute and meet and fulfill all their potential in society, enormous economic benefit of having people who continue to pay taxes and be of the workforce, be able to do so. ost: okay, a few seconds left, get the question from raymond from long beach, mississippi, on the republican line. hi, raymond. caller: hi. thanks for having me on. questions for mrs. moussavian. host: go ahead, make them quick, have a few seconds. caller: what is population cap new erica with all these immigrants? and isn't overpopulation at the environmental issues? nd my second question is, i'm wondering how this new immigration helps poor white riverside oresno or poor black necessary detroit or camden? ahead.o guest: sure. those are big questions. amples, you know, i think
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evidence that we have seen growth at onomic times when we've had more elcoming policies toward immigrants. that's true at the local level. hat's true at the national level. immigrants are often business creators, they contribute to our social coffers, and medicare even when many may not be of the to access some benefits. i think that for many of us from long re coming lines of immigrant families that have really built up communities been the fabric of those communities, whether it's from a the l aspect or from economic aspect, so there is no cap. we have t's really, do policies that meet the needs and the demands of our economy and you see, for example, in places that have really harsh
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policies and they're suffering economically as a away.t of driving people host: okay, avideh moussavian, senior policy attorney at national immigration law center, at, and you can follow avideh moussavian avideh moussavian nilc on twitter. thank you for joining us today. taking p next, we'll be calls about the issues on your mind. democrats can call 202-748-8000. republicans, 202-748-8001. independents, 202-748-8002. newsmakers c-span's interviewed the president of the american hospital association, pollick, about republican efforts to repeal and replace how ffordable care act and those efforts affect patients and hospitals. issue really is all around the coverage losses that would result from the the house , both in and senate and that's why we've been opposed to it.
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far as hospitals go, how are hospitals affected? bottom line with what could happen on medicaid cut? uest: in terms of hospitals, hen the a.c.a. was created, we deployed $155 billion at the time toward helping fund hoped would what we be millions of people. pieces to funding that coverage, the revenue side and then series of reductions in spending. so for us, if we're going to see uncompensated care, iven the fact that we forgave reimbursement expend coverage pinch.ts us in a real the medicaid reductions will put us in a real pinch. currently pays hospitals less than the cost of providing services. going to see reductions on top whaf we've
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new ones, , plus the it's going to make it very difficult for us. mean?does that it means the potential of making tough choices. that certain services may not be able to be provided. it means that there could be job losses, because roughly 60% of hospital budget relates to employment. we may see delays in our ability our facilities or purchase new technology. o those are tough choices that would result from reductions of this magnitude. but again, the biggest concern really is the whole issue of getting people covered so to care and get right place at the right time our emergency departments don't continue to be people.ily doctor for host: and that is american hospital association president pollack, on newsmakers. you can see the interview sunday
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and at 6 p.m. on c-span. you can also hear it on c-span free adio app,he is available at in this segment, we're taking calls about what's on your mind. paul is calling from montana on democratic line. paul, what are your thoughts today? morning.hi, good i have one observation to make policy, immigration both for and against, you see. people are on all neglecting one theent issue, the plaque on statue of liberty and what the says. we -- everybody rom the top down, mr. trump seems to be ignoring what the plaque says or doesn't know what
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says and many persons for muslims are ignoring the plaque ignore it and it's disturbing to me that this is case. i really wish people would stop and look at that plaque and read in what it means and what it says. that's my comment. host: mirial calling from rooksville, florida, on the republican line. good morning, mirial. caller: hi. hat happened to the rules on ellis island, they had to have a to speak nsor, had english and they didn't bring in diseases? that is gone. i go into stores, nobody speaks another thing is like they said, muslims, i'm not religion, but now i just heard like they have to
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the day rtain time of in a job, now that's not nice person that hired them. they have to have a certain time to do their religious stuff. now a christian, they have a sunday, they go on a sunday. have a certain day. here, they make it all different not going to be america anymore. against any religion, they should go by what we stand for in america, you not -- everybody's changing our rules in america of not fair on all of us. host: okay. let's take a look at some headlines in some of the newon's newspapers, care of zealand in rhode island, leading president trump-vladamir putin meeting saying eye to eye with putin world trade. the headline in providence. tribuneapolis, the star
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also featuring the presidents talkingr first meeting, yield two stories on election juks taposes nd putin with trump's take and inally in sacramento, the sacramento bee says trump-putin agree on syrian cease-fire on that bit of news that came out of yesterday's sideli lines of the g-20 summit. suzanne calling from foert myers, florida, on the independent line. yes, susan. thank you for taking my call. i could talk for two hours. ost: we don't have that long, susan, try to keep it shorter. caller: well, first of all, i am concerned about this election trump ommission that wants to have. any 't think it is political party's business who americans. as
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research hasy, the voter he few things that raud had no reflection on his election or someone else's demise, okay. money it is a waste of and psychological thing that to use to rev up the american public. that -- what was i going to say? i forgot. thing i am concerned about is the media. it up, a needs to step i'm all for them. i don't care what any politician the media needs to report actually more. forget environment. look at all the deregulation trump has done. is talking about that, the lack of transparency in this
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with his cohort, his taxes, please do not forget that. okay. okay. some other headlines today from it says, ork times," the attorney general is echoing president to the keep guantanamo bay open. sessions eneral jeff and his deputy rod rosenstein american war-time prison at guantanamo bay, cuba on friday in gesture of support continuing to detain terrorism suspects without trial here and to prosecute some before a military commission. pryor, said t, ian the two officials would be the ng with the people on ground lending our government-wide effort at the prison, he said it was important the justice department officials to have an up to date understanding of the current this ions there, keeping country safe from terrorist is the highest priority of the
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pryor dministration mr. said. elizabeth from tilton, new your mind?what is on caller: hello, how are you today? i'm good. i'm good. what are your thoughts today? caller: i listen to you guys all the time. write to new how to you. prejudice, so i voted very ama, but i was disappointed about the abortion christian e i'm a person, a real christian, not my name. trump because he doesn't really believe in babies, to us, it was worth it to have him give it a shot. but the democrats, i voted years and i can't people would
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destroy their own country with on at d just keep something to drive it in the ground. muslim people, as hristians, but we know hristian muslims that would tell you that they're out to infiltrate our country and take and they can do that from within if you let enough in here. okay. you can always reach c-span through the website, how to contact us from there. betty calling from milwaukee on the democratic line. betty, what do you want to talk about? caller: i want to talk about the wall. host: go ahead. caller: i want everyone to reagan nd that ronald asked gorbachev to tear down the and the world wanted china to tear down the wall. trump is confused.
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angry they tore down the wall so he could build a wall. us in, ple out and wall he's confuse and very dangerous. ughan, calling from tennessee on the republican line. today, e your thoughts vaughan? caller: yes, it's about saying that this world is forgetting that we are ll people and we all need to place to live. forget how hard times are, we need to help each other out in world. everybody don't own this land, you know. own this u say you land when you stole this land? vaughan, let me ask you this, the government has to have priority necessary terms of who is allowed in and igure out what to do with the excess of 11 million people who are already here illegally, what
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like to see -- how ould you like to see the government act? caller: our government should act like they have some common sense and treat these people people. if you want to do a background heck on them, i had to have a background check on me as an american for a simple car send in my had to identification and everything, you could do that with everybody else. it is very simple. and with the election, we may paper ballot,k to since the russians are interfering. host: okay. frank is calling in from republican our line. hi, frank. my comment to this, i don't know seen what a s ever backpack full of nails and ball do to a bunch -- crowd of people. i have.
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it's awful. and what president trump is trying to do with this delay is people and if people don't understand what vet means, means they were a jihadist before or somebody bent on killing us. to understand.y that's the basics. he other thing is that when people come to this country, you're supposed to assimilate to country, i've read the oran, it will scare the daylights out of you. host: on the point of terrorism, countries that are -- where travel is banned countries, none of the people who committed recent 9/11 are acts since from any of those countries, mostly born in the united states places like pakistan,
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chechnea, other places not on the list. caller: i was about to hit on too.subject, you're right, and there is othing to stop these peep frel going to different country and right.oming here, you're common sense will tell you if countries are most ap here ave people come in who are jihadist, you know, you 10,000 people and one has the backpack and they're that one.catch i mean, they could have a travel world.or the it's a hard job, the people have this travel delay is only to vet people, not trying to stop people from here.g host: other headlines, "wall street journal" reports the chosen georgia health official to lead the centers for disease control,
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georgia public health commissi commissioner, named director of centers for disease control and prevention on friday, ending who s of speculation over would fill a critical role, leaving aigence necharge of battling n policy and epidemics. the trump administration named fitzgerald to succeed the who serve friday 2009 until january. fitzgerald is obstetrician practiced in georgia for three decades and served as of georgia department of public health and 2011. health officer since uan calling from new york, on democratic line, what is on your mind today? to er: i'm just responding t the -- or the gentleman that to say that people should go back to their country injustices there.
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the united states has been a welcomed people all have been fleeing from kind of persecution all over the at this point, because someone experienced persecution chosen to leave their come here at their choosing to the americans. reason believe that is a to bar anyone from entering the country. from newport, virginia. what do you want to say? couple things. first on immigration, of course, the world. other countries are very, very, when ough on individuals you come in, they track you. they know you are there and know what you are due to leave. you had a show sometime ago, said,s ago, the young lady
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now we have a strong vetting rocess and they said obama was his administration was tough on that. hey talked about over 300,000 people that refugees come to the state and once they get here, we know where they're at. have tougher yes, the other thing to do with accept, i , we are to heard a preacher mention this, accept, assist, but they have to assimilate, we don't see a lot of assimilation and americans nd citizens, you have to be aware of your surroundings, if community, ur embrace them. i think they are having tough 45, i'm really concerned about him. clip, he got the off air force one and he didn't his limousine was there waiting on him. 'm really concerned and almost
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sympathetic for him right now. i think, you know, he needs assistance. our last word for this segment. coming up on this week's magazine, nation contributor jessica pishko iscusss her recent investigation and subsequent article on the recent juveniles life in prison. we'll be right back. >> this weekend on book t.v., on c-span 2. at 11 p.m. eastern, nixon'sanan talks about white house wars on his dime as former speech writer and senior to president richard nixon. >> in the book, nixon, they were if they had e him broken lyndon johnson. the year of america, richard nixon, if you can believe it, was