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against him for a third time in the nona dirksmeyer killing. >> that is all for this edition of dateline. i'm craig melvin, thank you for watching. hello and everyone! i'm julian castro in for elie showman and. as i had this hour! more devastation. i'll speak with a first responder on the ground after dozens were killed by the storm. moving back to puerto rico, where so many are still picking up the pieces from hurricane fiona. plus the fight over documents found that mar-a-lago. why the doj is asking federal court to speed things up. and, babble and abbott face-off. on their first, and likely, only gubernatorial debates. in texas, to shine a light on immigration. this is american voices!
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we begin with the aftermath of him, and what could be the costliest hurricane in u.s. history. and was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone today, the storm delivering with heavy rains from the creek of islands to new england marking. out some and delivering strangers storm surge to the south. in florida, it's climbing. in this hour it stands at 77. that number is expected to rise. they're also assessing the damage, it could amount to billions of dollars in the southwestern part of the state. businesses destroyed. homes flattened. residents, left in complete shock. >> i wish we should be alive right now. we shouldn't be alive right now with that storm. the power of that storm? it would've crashed into that side of the house. we would've been swept away. >> to see the damage of clothes, it's almost frightening to see
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just how easily he'd chewed through tons of concrete and steel. but to the danger above? heartbreaking. when you realize this is the only way an entire community can reach the place that they call home. >> to see a vote literally night next to my apartment as i see my grandmother and my girlfriend out. can't stop a bolt. i'm not superman. >> and there's also 1 million residents that are without power. state officials were optimistic about the progress that they made to get people back on the grid. >> if you look at what's happened with some of the power restoration efforts, we've had over 55%, or 54% of the power that's gone out due to the storm. that's been distressed restored. and this is a storm that left the state on thursday afternoon, thursday evening. listen, four days after the storm leaving, over 55% of
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people have got power back. you see the number rapidly improve in this part of the state. >> nbc correspondent is in fort myers beach florida. you are in what is perhaps the most devastated area of florida, fort myers beach. i know you have spoken to survivors, including a man who braved the storm from inside a sailboat. tell us about that. >> julián, as they are working with the power from what you are talking about, we're hearing stories from survivors. it's been tragic what has happened here, but some people like this men are focusing on the positive, which is that he survived a storm like this in his sailboat. not far from where we have been located all day, actually, right behind this building, there is a giant sailboat on the driveway. this man says that this marina that is to my left was full of votes before the storm. a lot of people did not expect the storm to be so strong, so that's why they stayed. when the storm began and as search also began to bring them
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at a higher level, he says some of those booths past him, and he saw the boats being washed onto the other side of the street. in fact, many of them are in front of us. but in his boat, he had a building right behind this one, and that's what saved him. that building had people inside. listen to this, people that were in the building that resealable crashed into had to evacuate that building and jump into some boot because it felt like it was a little bit more sturdy, and all four of them survived the storm inside the sample, incredible. here's part of a conversation that i had with him. >> the water search did not do all the damage, the wind. it blew so hard, i put my hand outside without a glove on, and i felt like -- i did not know why my skin did not rip off, because it was that bad, the salt water blowing. >> so there is a description of what they felt like when he talks about his hand being out and having the water and wind out. this man is not staying with relatives. when i asked him about what he has left, he says, look, i pretty much lost everything, like a lot of people here who survived the storm. julián?
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>> what a tale of survival. we have seen the national guard escorting residents now back to their homes, in some cases. tell us more about the search and rescue efforts, as well as what is being done for survivors. >> julian, we know that a big part and large focus southwest florida was affected. the specific area that we are in, you have fort myers and a stretch of land, sort of a peninsula that goes to fort myers beach. we are at the beginning of fort myers beach, the bridge that goes into another area, that is the most effective area. what we knew is that authorities were blocking the entrance that we're allowing residents to go out, but in fact, they just informed that they now have a mandatory evacuation for all of the residents inside that area, fort myers beach, as of this afternoon. they have to evacuate because they are still continuing with a search and rescue operation, and members of fema told us that it is very difficult to identify people on the island who need help, and those that have decided to come back to try to find what is left inside their homes. that is why they decided to move everyone out of the island, as they still continue rescuing people. i ask for examples, what kind of people are used to rescuing? they said we found somebody on the third floor, an older person, who did not have a way
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to come down because the stairs were washed away. we had to rescue them. they found someone who eventually something happened with their health, and the person went into cardiac arrest. they were able to save that person's life and transport them to a hospital, so they're finding all types of situations, as they evacuate, and they continue with that search and rescue, also mentioning that they're also working on recovering some of the bodies of people that unfortunately died in the storm in this part of fort myers beach, julián? >> nbc news correspondent guad venegas in fort myers for us, and i see us, thank you. search and rescue teams have helped and save hundreds of residents in southwest florida. the search crew include over 1000 fire rescue personnel. florida state fire marshal jimmy patronis joins me now. jimmy, thank you for joining me. what more can you tell us about the rescue effort, and intense rescue effort that is happening on the ground right now? >> sure, julián, thank you for having me. i would love to brag about
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these amazing heroes, these men and women working 12 hour shifts. they initially in the first 48 hours of the storm, they literally worked every single body around the clock, as they go through instructions. >> sure, julián, thank you for having me. i would love to brag about these amazing heroes, these men and women working 12 hour shifts. they initially in the first 48 hours of the storm, they literally worked every single body around the clock, as they go through instructions. the latest report, the entire perspective area of an entire county, they touched 40,000 structures, and they will literally go and do a hasty search of that structure. it will literally call out,
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hello, hello, to see if they hear any noise, and then move on to try to do exactly like your reporter had set in the case of one individual that was in cardiac arrest, they difficult it, they saved his life, he will live to live another day. this is the encompassed efforts right now. they will bring in dogs to help, but as the debris is there, the dogs help nowhere to take in order to find those people that need to be safe, it's amazing. >> we all remember those images from 18 years ago now, a hurricane of 17 years ago, hurricane katrina, folks waving house, waiting to be saved to be rescued, can you talk to us about what we have learned, and how many lives do you think have been saved during in the search and rescue efforts that seemed to be going more swiftly. >> we learned from every single disaster, so i have been
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affiliated with hurricanes in florida my whole life. i was born here. but over the last seven years, whether it be irma, matthew, hurricane michael hit my hometown of panama city, and now this one, i tell people, i think this storm, at least in my record and knowledge, it will be the most expensive, costliest storm in the history in the state of florida, but we get to leverage technology, that we learned things every single time of how we can be more efficient, -- but the one thing you can't change is the passion that these guys have. i'm like a task force couple of bragging about these guys. task for two in miami, they sat at the city of miami, they left at 2 am in the morning. they drove across alligator
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alley on i-75, they started going door to door that night with no electricity, with hurricane-force winds to do everything humanly possible to get that rush of saving lives. >> i have to ask you this question because we also unfortunately see this happen every time we have one of these natural disasters, people had very kind hearts, and they want to give and help the folks who have been affected by this. there are a lot of people who have been hit in southwest florida, but whenever these disasters happen, scammers come out. how can people be careful that the money they sent is getting to the people who need it? >> thank you so much for asking that question. i point out this again, things that we learned with hurricane michael. i saw good samaritans. they showed up day three, day for.
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the predators, they show up hours after the storm. those same predators that don't attack on the scene, taking advantage of people because they're vulnerable, they do it online. they will use gofundme -- in horrific proportions, they will create a terrible tragic narrative that would use photos that they found on the internet. they will post it on gofundme and get on social media, and people are generous. they give and give and give, but there is zero transparency with go fund me, so there's no way to verify that those dollars will help anyone other than the scammer. in the case of surfside, go fund me admitted that they found over 70 fraudulent funding campaigns, and that's just what they discovered. again, give to the submission army, give to the red cross, give to the florida disaster fund. in the case of the florida disaster fund, they already pulled out 1 million dollar at the money they raced in a press
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release showing exactly where the money went. so, again, there is great ways to support and help, just be careful on the gofundme scams. >> absolutely, folks have a very big heart. i know they want to give, and hopefully they want to will. but do the research and make sure you get to a recognized organization. jimmy patronis, thank you so much. our coverage of events at the math continues ahead with a stop in carolina's, where record rainfall is wreaking havoc. plus the power is still out for thousands of important rico, two weeks since hurricane fiona hit the u.s. territory. just wait until you see how some are getting through without power. and we have other news to get to as well, including yet another ruling from a trump appointed judge. why has our legal experts scratching their heads? but first to jessica lee in who is tracking the other big stories this hour on msnbc. jessica? >> thanks julián.
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politico has new reporting on a 15-page doj filing, asking federal appeals court to speed up his consideration of the special master. prosecutors are concerned that their view could affect this criminal investigation into the documents. judge aileen cannon is giving the special master until december 16th or possibly even longer to wrap up its review. the doj is pushing for a mid november deadline. joining me now to discuss, msnbc contributor and former watergate prosecutor, jill wine-banks. she's also a host of the hashtag sisters in law podcasts and also daniel strauss, senior political responded for the new republic. jill, let me begin with you. politico also reports a quote justice department officials said that the continued blockade of non classified materials had slowed investigators efforts to determine how some of the classified records were transferred to mar-a-lago and whether any of them were improperly access. how could trump's tactics stall this process and undermined the investigation? >> that is his entire purpose in this i don't think there is any legal or factual basis for what he is doing or what his lawyers are doing. it is simply to delay. they have certainly achieved
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that through judge cannon in an outrageous decision. she appointed a special master, and now she is micromanaging him. she is overruling him. he said that he could be finished in mid october, and she is giving him until mid december. that is outrageous, and is clearly a political decision intended to get past the midterm elections. it's really terrible, and, of course, it doesn't talk the investigation that the department of justice is doing. she appointed a special master, and now she is micromanaging him. she is overruling him. he said that he could be finished in mid october, and she is giving him until mid december. that is outrageous, and is clearly a political decision intended to get past the midterm elections. it's really terrible, and, of course, it doesn't talk the investigation that the department of justice is doing. they don't have access to the records in the same way they would if there was no special master, and there's no need for
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a special master. in the end, this will end up being nothing but a delay tactic. >> that did cause a lot of folks to do a double take, scratch their head there. he is saying, look i can be done with this in october. it's, no, no, no, take it till december, conveniently after the november 8th election. daniel, trump continues his attacks on doj and fbi on truth social, his knock off region of twitter. how is he weaponizing the investigations to rile up his supporters these this? >> through a pretty unfounded set of accusations that the fbi is in the pocket of democrats, and the biden administration that this is all part of the deep states plan to undermine him and start some sort of pre 2024 campaign to hinder his presidency and unfairly slander his name. i mean, that's the argument that i think that is at the core of why he and his legal team are trying to delay. they want to turn this into a story of how this is some sort of political persecution, and this is all just a setup for
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when trump makes a likely announcement for his next campaign for president. he is going to continue to make these accusations throughout all of this investigation regardless of what investigators found or recover and release the public. that's not going to change no matter what a judge rules with the special master decides, or what new evidence comes forward about what he was keeping at mar-a-lago. >> jill, this latest ruling in terms of the timeline for the special master, it's just the latest and a number of notable rulings from judge cannon. what do you make overall of how she is approaching this case? >> i would say that she is a judge that is weigh in over her head or is deliberately doing this. she is not competent to be handling this case. it seems to be that she does not care about her reputation. she is just making decisions that reach the conclusions that she wants, which is to do anything she can, to give donald trump exactly what he is
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asking for. what he is asking for is not legitimate. . he is going way beyond what any other plaintiffs or defendant would be allowed to do. the documents need to be released and reviewed by everybody who needs them for investigative purposes. so i think what we will and the having is the 11th circuit is going to have to get involved a second time. they have already removed her in her first decision and said it was completely outrageous. and this one is completely more so because she was the one who appointed the special master and gave him freedom. what is the point of having one if you will make all the decisions? then you just go ahead and review the documents. also, you mentioned jimmy carter's 98th birthday. they have already removed her in her first decision and said it was completely outrageous. and this one is completely more
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so because she was the one who appointed the special master and gave him freedom. what is the point of having one if you will make all the decisions? then you just go ahead and review the documents. also, you mentioned jimmy carter's 98th birthday. i was very privileged to have served in his administration. can i add a happy birthday to jimmy carter, police? >> of course, all of us wish him a great happy birthday, amazing 98. daniel, just going back to january six, you write, quote, democrats have not made hammering republicans on january 6th their primary focus of the 2022 election cycle. the political calculus of campaigning on general six has been complex. not every republican congressional and senate candidate was there or participated in the insurrection. and then there are the candidates who share the same sentiment as the rioters, the false claim that the 2020 election was stolen. they may not have been at the capitol, but they actively want voters to know they are part of -- our of that trump.
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>> talk to me about the challenges that democrats have challenging republicans over january six when it comes to voters. >> it's really interesting, at this point in the cycle, what pollsters in the cycle said attacking republicans over generous excess, over their associations with it is most effective with independents, not necessarily the broader electorate as a whole. what is more, it also depends on what kind of candidate democrat is focusing his attacks on january six about. if it was a candidate that was there such as a congressional candidate in ohio, these attacks can be very different. what is more, it also depends on what kind of candidate democrat is focusing his attacks on january six about. if it was a candidate that was there such as a congressional candidate in ohio, these attacks can be very different. we have seen in the past few weeks as highlighting saying a candidate wearing and earpiece and directly rioters at the capitol. it's a little less effective,
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the data shows, when it is a candidate who is just saying, you know, there are legitimate questions about whether joe biden was elected president, which there weren't questions. there is a difference that voters are responding to. the closer that candidate is having to be there that day, the more likely an attack ad about generous six is going to be effective on the campaign trail. >> jill, ginni thomas, the wife of justice clarence thomas, apparently total 16 committee that she still thinks the 2020 election was stolen. what do her actions tell us about the power of donald trump 's big lie? >> it tells us what we already know. it is powerful, and that there are at least 29% of americans who actually believe his lie despite the absence of one shred of evidence. you would expect that someone who is in the position that ginni thomas's, who is educated the way she is, would be able to understand the importance of facts, the importance of evidence, and would have
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already come to the conclusion that there is no support. she of all people should be able to see that more than 60 courts have turned out this accusation that there was any fraud involved. that should have influenced her. of course, it raises the very significant issue of what should justice thomas be doing. he is a lone dissent in a case that involved the documents, and he should not be deciding any cases. her position, her contact with the white house, her contact with legislators in arizona should bar him from making decisions at any of those cases where fraud in the election is involved. >> we will absolutely be watching to see what comes next out of her testimony. jill and daniel, thank you both. next, back to our breaking news we're covering from hurricane ian. we will hear from a group working to help support survivors. and later, we had to puerto
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the latest. >> nowhere near what florida had to go through, and that's what you are hearing for many citizens and from local officials here. they are saying that they are breathing a sigh of relief. they feel like they dodged a bullet. that's not to say that they did not experience any damage. this is just some of the damage that we have been seeing as we go around the city. this is one of what the city says is 55 downed trees across the city of charleston, and when you look at what charleston had to face, yes, the eye at this norm was about 60 miles north of charleston, but that still means that they are about 70 mile per hour wind gusts that the experience. that still means that they have historic amounts of rain. they had the rainiest day since any time in any 24-hour period since 1938, so the impacts that they faced were significant, but they pale in comparison to what we are seeing in florida, and because at that, the recovery has also been accelerated. the city reporting most of the roads that were flooded that were closed, have since been cleared.
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this is one of the roads that about an hour ago was closed off. it is now open again. power companies reporting that at its peak, there were about 100,000 people without power. right now, that's about 5000 and they expect most people to have their power back by 8 pm, so the recovery is underway, as we drive around, you hear the homes of the chainsaws and leaf blowers, but many people saying that they are fortunate that is all that they were dealing with when they compared to what they are seeing to what we know is happening in florida. >> nbc news correspondent shaq brewster reporting from charleston for us. meanwhile, the massive recovery effort continues in florida. let's bring in denise cutler, the chief development officer of the all-base food bank there operates in southwestern florida. dennis, thank you for joining me. talk to us about your response, your organization's response to ian's devastation. what are you doing to help the victims of the disaster right now? >> thank you for having us on today. we are out there on the road bringing food to the shelters predominantly, and some of our agency partners who are still operable.
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we got on the roads first thing in thursday morning as soon as we got the all clear from our county emergency services. we are assessing the damage at some of our agency level and who can open and scheduling as many distributions as we can, as safely as we can. >> the need for organizations like yours, particularly food banks is always high, but that's especially true in times of crisis. we saw that at the beginning of the pandemic. tell us about the people that you are helping. have any story struck you? >> yesterday, in particular, actually, we did a special distribution right out of our warehouse, which is quite unusual for us. we are usually distributing deep into the community, but we knew it was safe at our warehouse, and we are not far from the interstate. we had two trucks come through, pick up trucks, and they were from a church, a local church in sarasota. we loaded them up, and they were driving down to fort myers, so that they can get deep into were disaster really hit.
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>> yesterday, in particular, actually, we did a special distribution right out of our warehouse, which is quite unusual for us. we are usually distributing deep into the community, but we knew it was safe at our warehouse, and we are not far from the interstate. we had two trucks come through, pick up trucks, and they were from a church, a local church in sarasota. we loaded them up, and they were driving down to fort myers, so that they can get deep into were disaster really hit. >> how are you working with other charities in south florida to help with the cleanup and rebuilding efforts taken place? >> all based food bank, we are part of the feeding america network. we are built to react and recover from disaster. we are also part of feeding florida, a network of the 12 food banks in the feeding america network in florida. we all work together as united front, helping to each other, bringing resources back and forth. >> denise cutler, thank you for
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joining us. next, we can't forget about puerto rico. two weeks at their fiona, and power remains a problem for the island. what people struggling need most. and the aftermath of ian grabbing global headlines. we get this sky news reporter from martha kellner from sanibel island. >> mary lou lives on the north of the island. she's walked four miles climbing overfilled trees to get here. >> the water started coming in, and within five minutes, the water was nine feet in the house. and i was up on the third floor. i sheltered in a closet until part of the retaining off and then the wind came in there. then i just want behind a bed and stay there. i know that we are lucky to be alive. >> do you feel that? >> i do, i do, and i would
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now puerto rico is in the middle of a heat wave. [speaking spanish] >> [speaking spanish] >> in bigger cities like san juan, the power is on, and there is not a whole lot of damage. but you come to communities like this, salinas, and there is destruction everywhere you look. >> in bigger cities like san juan, the power is on, and there is not a whole lot of damage. but you come to communities like this, salinas, and there is destruction everywhere you look. >> [speaking spanish] >> [speaking spanish] >> roughly two thirds of homes and businesses on the island are still without power. luma, the company that has overseen the electric power transmission and distribution system in puerto rico since
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june of 2021, says they have 2000 utility workers on the ground, trying to restore power as quickly as possible. but puerto ricans we spoke to say it's not fast enough, and after hurricane maria, the power grid was supposed to be stronger. >> i feel that we are stuck in time. because we learned nothing from maria. the government didn't learn anything from maria. the united states sent a lot of money to fix the destruction from maria. but we are still the same. >> luis is filling up buckets of water on the side of the highway for pipes that residence rig to get rain waterfront about in. he's not alone. >> [speaking spanish] >> [speaking spanish] >> officials say most people >> [speaking spanish]
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>> officials say most people will have full service in a matter of days. those without power are not so sure. >> i don't have faith in this government. we have to make our lives by ourselves. >> so they are working together, expecting the worst but praying for better. >> that was nbc's alison barber reporting from puerto rico. we also have new video out of cuba today. protests continue over the power of situation on the island. ian knocked out power to much of the country when it struck last tuesday. nearly 400,000 homes and businesses are still off the grid. we will continue to follow that story as it develops. next, debate night in texas, beto o'rourke refusing to play nice with my home state sitting government, because of his treatment against migrants,
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beings as political pawns, texans defending themselves, that's how people get killed at the walmart. the gentleman in huntsman, why as today, this is incredibly dangerous for texas. it's not reflective of our values. >> democrat beto rock to liver -ing the moral outrage that has become the straight line. that was friday night during the likely only debate for the texas governor. greg abbott's -- humanitarian crisis at the border, including the busing of migrants from texas to blue states. to be clear, it's a program abbott is proud of. texas has bus thousands of
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migrants to cities like new york and chicago, old to score political points with the gop base. new york city is building ten shelter to house these migrants, an estimated 11,000 have ended up in homeless shelters. aid organizations in chicago also report that many arrived without any personal possessions that all. hundreds of miles away from their intended destinations. all of this serving as a powerful reminder that when we talk about immigration, we're talking about human beings. so when the midterm just weeks away, i think -- democrats find the right message about immigration. with me now is grayson martinez rosas, the executive director of united we dream, and also a daca recipient herself. melissa, thank you for joining me. let's start in our home state of texas, why don't we? how is the conversation around immigration playing out in the governor's race? >> you know, it's fascinating to see how the work that
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organizes have done for decades now, presidential candidates like -- are sending a message that says we can have a pro immigrant stance. we can say it, and be clear, but the moral imperative of this moment. it's an appropriate moment in our politics, it's an appropriate time for texas to move forward. what you're seeing now, we are shed light on, is that americans understand that immigrants and documents of people like myself, we bring our guests, we bring our energies, we bring jobs into our communities and economies. the vision that puts us in cages, that uses us as political pawns does not stand in ground and our states, and our communities. it's been exhilarating, it's -- to see this and action. >> watching the texas governor's debate last night, it was clear that the sole was not backing off his support for
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his son -- is his stance to take a moral stance on asylum speakers a model for democrats to build a model on when it comes to immigration? >> it's a windy model. instead misstated for decades. whether it's an i.d. sona, in the state and work of organizes their turn of blue. mother is in georgia where we saw the winds that organizes and politicians who are unafraid extending with immigrants. this ensures that we protect our democracy from those who would want to put us back into the clock of history. it is a winning strategy. not only is it something that is good for politics, it's also, at the core of that, most aligned with who we are as americans. we welcome immigrants. we believe that people should have agency over their lives. we believe that kids belong with their mother's arms. and we know this is going to be
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the future. it's just those -- small and powerful view who are -- >> i want to talk about daca, because the treatment of dreamers has a lot of parallels through asylum seekers. the court of appeals set to release a ruling that could potentially end daca. explain a little bit about what that case is about, and what the impact could be. >> daca's -- support 700,000 undocumented young people, just like myself. they've made the u.s. home, to be able to work, to be able to drive without fear, to feed her children. it is an example of what a pro immigrant vision is. it's led to political victories all across the country. now, because republicans have a dim vision of what this country should be, they've attacked
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this program. it's been backed by corporations, it's been affirmed by courts all across the country. they want to attack a because it simply does not fit their vision. they want to exclude undocumented people. i'm very alarmed. i don't know what the future looks like for undocumented young people that have daca. i'm also reminded, you know, i came to the country 107 years old. i remember crossing the water with my father and mother, holding hands tight. we made it to the other side. dallas texas embraced me. i know that i can count on this american community to support me, you know, with or without daca, immigrant young people are ready to fight. we're expecting the biden administration to have a full support of daca and immigrant young people. >> as you mentioned, daca recipients play a big part in
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our economy and society. the larger share of them live in california and then followed by texas. 85% of daca recipients, 24 to 31, across the country, participate in a labor force. an analysis by four dot u.s. funds that if daca ends, 1000 jobs will be lost each in every business day for the next two years. grace, explain what daca has become an interval part of our american economy. >> we, dark over civilians, have become business owners. we ensure the economy is at the local, federal, state level, continue to thrive. we are your teachers, your school drivers, we are the people who are now going into florida to ensure that those who have been devastated by the hurricane are able to return to normal. outside of the things that we bring, daca makes sense. it makes sense for our economy,
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and make sense for our education system. it is one of the most victorious and notorious policies that the obama administrator delivered on immigration. it was never meant to be forever. it was supposed to be temporary. it has been because of congressional inaction that undocumented young people like myself have now left more than ten years and this limbaugh. i'm tired of living my life two years at a time, every two years they have to apply for every protection from daca. i know that i represent of undocumented people that want to live their life in peace, that want to continue to bring our guests into this country, that want to contribute to the economy. daca may, it's going to face challenges by the supreme court. the power of the young undocumented people that
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defended edit, fought for it, and needed -- is here to stay. we're putting all of our effort to ensure that we are defending and protecting each other, were driven allegations data, gop to ship for people. >> absolutely. a lot on the line with that appeals case on daca. thank you. more american voices ahead. first, don't miss episode three of model america tomorrow. the msnbc film looks into police shooting that shook a new jersey city. new episode airs sunday at 10 pm eastern on msnbc. you can also catch up on the first two episodes, streaming now on peacock. now on peacock now, there's skyrizi. with skyrizi, 3 out of 4 people achieved 90% clearer skin at 4 months... and skyrizi is just 4 doses a year, after 2 starter doses. serious allergic reactions and an increased risk of infections, or a lower ability to fight them, may occur. tell your doctor if you have an infection or symptoms, had a vaccine or plan to.
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today. at least a minute does as back tomorrow for more american voices. >> this is the katie phang show, live from miami florida. we've got lots of news to cover, and lots of questions to answer. let's get started. the devastation left behind from hurricane ian comes into sharper focus. the death toll inching closer to triple digits, as some florida hospitals are struggling to function without the basics like running water. one hospital even being forced to -- wear live on the ground as president biden prepares to see the damage for himself. and later,


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