‘The Most Inhumane Of All Of President Donald Trump’s Policies’ | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

‘The Most Inhumane Of All Of President Donald Trump’s Policies’ | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


ALL AT ONCE. I WANTED TO GET THAT OUT THERE. I WANTED TO GET THAT OUT THERE. DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL FIELD DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL FIELD SAYING GOOD-BYE TO SENATOR SAYING GOOD-BYE TO SENATOR GILLIBRAND. GILLIBRAND. THE LEAD STORY I WANT TO FOCUS THE LEAD STORY I WANT TO FOCUS ON TONIGHT IS SOMETHING ON TONIGHT IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. DIFFERENT. IT’S SOMETHING THAT WE STARTED IT’S SOMETHING THAT WE STARTED COVERING HERE ON LAST NIGHT’S COVERING HERE ON LAST NIGHT’S SHOW. SHOW. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT, OTHER THIS IS SOMETHING THAT, OTHER THAN OUR COVERAGE LAST NIGHT AND THAN OUR COVERAGE LAST NIGHT AND NOW TONIGHT, THIS IS NOT NOW TONIGHT, THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT HAS HAD A LOT OF SOMETHING THAT HAS HAD A LOT OF NATIONAL PRESS COVERAGE OTHER NATIONAL PRESS COVERAGE OTHER THAN WHAT WE HAVE DONE HERE, AS THAN WHAT WE HAVE DONE HERE, AS FAR AS I CAN TELL. FAR AS I CAN TELL. I DO THINK THIS IS A BIG DEAL. I DO THINK THIS IS A BIG DEAL. TODAY IT TOOK A BIG UNEXPECTED TODAY IT TOOK A BIG UNEXPECTED TURN. TURN. WHAT THIS IS IS A NEW AND WHAT THIS IS IS A NEW AND IMPORTANTLY UNANNOUNCED PROGRAM IMPORTANTLY UNANNOUNCED PROGRAM FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. I SAY UNANNOUNCED BECAUSE THEY I SAY UNANNOUNCED BECAUSE THEY NEVER PUT OUT SOME STATEMENT NEVER PUT OUT SOME STATEMENT SAYING THIS IS WHAT THEY WERE SAYING THIS IS WHAT THEY WERE GOING TO DO. GOING TO DO. THE ONLY WAY WE LEARNED ABOUT THE ONLY WAY WE LEARNED ABOUT THIS NEW THING THE TRUMP THIS NEW THING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS DOING IS ADMINISTRATION IS DOING IS BECAUSE INDIVIDUAL FAMILIES BECAUSE INDIVIDUAL FAMILIES AROUND THE COUNTRY STARTED AROUND THE COUNTRY STARTED GETTING LETTERS FROM THE TRUMP GETTING LETTERS FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, LETTERS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION, LETTERS FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. THE LETTERS WERE SO SHOCKING IN THE LETTERS WERE SO SHOCKING IN THEIR IMPLICATION AND SO THEIR IMPLICATION AND SO SURPRISING AND SO OUT OF THE SURPRISING AND SO OUT OF THE BLUE, AGAIN, THEY DID NOT BLUE, AGAIN, THEY DID NOT COMPORT WITH ANYTHING THE TRUMP COMPORT WITH ANYTHING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAID THEY WERE ADMINISTRATION SAID THEY WERE GOING TO. GOING TO. THESE LETTERS WERE SO SHOCKING THESE LETTERS WERE SO SHOCKING AND UPSETTING THAT SOME OF THE AND UPSETTING THAT SOME OF THE FAMILIES, AS BEST AS WE CAN FAMILIES, AS BEST AS WE CAN TELL, THEY TOOK THE LETTERS TO TELL, THEY TOOK THE LETTERS TO LAWYERS AND ADVOCACY GROUPS, TO LAWYERS AND ADVOCACY GROUPS, TO LOCAL PUBLIC FIGURES TO LOCAL PUBLIC FIGURES TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THESE LETTERS UNDERSTAND WHAT THESE LETTERS MEANT AND WHETHER THE U.S. MEANT AND WHETHER THE U.S. GOVERNMENT COULD REALLY BE GOVERNMENT COULD REALLY BE TRYING TO DO WHAT THESE LETTERS TRYING TO DO WHAT THESE LETTERS SAID TO THEIR FAMILIES. SAID TO THEIR FAMILIES. PARTICULARLY TO THEIR KIDS. PARTICULARLY TO THEIR KIDS. THE PANIC AND UPSET OF THESE THE PANIC AND UPSET OF THESE INDIVIDUAL FAMILIES WHO GOT INDIVIDUAL FAMILIES WHO GOT THESE LETTERS STARTED TO COME TO THESE LETTERS STARTED TO COME TO THE ATTENTION OF LOCAL PRESS THE ATTENTION OF LOCAL PRESS WHERE THESE FAMILIES LIVE. WHERE THESE FAMILIES LIVE. THAT IS HOW WE BECAME AWARE OF THAT IS HOW WE BECAME AWARE OF THIS AT ALL. THIS AT ALL. THIS HAS BEEN PARTICULARLY THIS HAS BEEN PARTICULARLY FOCUSED IN MASSACHUSETTS. FOCUSED IN MASSACHUSETTS. THE PUBLIC RADIO STATION IN THE PUBLIC RADIO STATION IN BOSTON AND THE “BOSTON GLOBE” BOSTON AND THE “BOSTON GLOBE” PICKED UP THE STORY. PICKED UP THE STORY. THEY CARRY THIS STARK HEADLINE. THEY CARRY THIS STARK HEADLINE. I FEEL LIKE I’M SIGNING MY SON’S I FEEL LIKE I’M SIGNING MY SON’S DEATH WARRANT. DEATH WARRANT. CHILDREN AT BOSTON HOSPITALS CHILDREN AT BOSTON HOSPITALS FACE DEPORTATION. FACE DEPORTATION. THE PHOTO IS A 5-YEAR-OLD BOY THE PHOTO IS A 5-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO HAS A RARE CONDITION THAT WHO HAS A RARE CONDITION THAT INHIBITS HIS BODY’S ABILITY TO INHIBITS HIS BODY’S ABILITY TO ABSORB NUTRIENTS FROM FOOD. ABSORB NUTRIENTS FROM FOOD. HE IS A 5-YEAR-OLD KID. HE IS A 5-YEAR-OLD KID. HE HAS A FEEDING TUBE INTO HIS HE HAS A FEEDING TUBE INTO HIS TORSO. TORSO. HE GETS REGULAR EXPERT DELICATE HE GETS REGULAR EXPERT DELICATE MEDICAL CARE FOR THIS RARE AND MEDICAL CARE FOR THIS RARE AND DANGEROUS CONDITION THAT HE HAS. DANGEROUS CONDITION THAT HE HAS. HE GETS THAT CARE AT BOSTON HE GETS THAT CARE AT BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BY BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BY SOME MEASURES IS THE NUMBER ONE SOME MEASURES IS THE NUMBER ONE PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL IN THIS PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL IN THIS COUNTRY. COUNTRY. HERE IS THE LEAD OF THE STORY. HERE IS THE LEAD OF THE STORY. SEVERELY ILL IMMIGRANTS, SEVERELY ILL IMMIGRANTS, INCLUDING CHILDREN WITH CANCER, INCLUDING CHILDREN WITH CANCER, CYSTIC FIBROSIS AND OTHER GRAVE CYSTIC FIBROSIS AND OTHER GRAVE CONDITIONS ARE FACING CONDITIONS ARE FACING DEPORTATION UNDER A CHANGE IN DEPORTATION UNDER A CHANGE IN TRUMP ADMINISTRATION POLICY THAT TRUMP ADMINISTRATION POLICY THAT IMMIGRATION ADVOCATES ARE IMMIGRATION ADVOCATES ARE CALLING CRUEL AND INHUMANE. CALLING CRUEL AND INHUMANE. LAST WEEK, CITIZENSHIP AND LAST WEEK, CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES STARTED IMMIGRATION SERVICES STARTED SENDING OUT BOILERPLATE LETTERS SENDING OUT BOILERPLATE LETTERS TO FAMILIES WITH SICK KIDS TO FAMILIES WITH SICK KIDS TELLING THE FAMILIES THAT IF TELLING THE FAMILIES THAT IF THEY DIDN’T LEAVE THE UNITED THEY DIDN’T LEAVE THE UNITED STATES IN 33 DAYS, THEY WOULD STATES IN 33 DAYS, THEY WOULD BECOME UNDOCUMENTED AND FACE BECOME UNDOCUMENTED AND FACE DEPORTATION. DEPORTATION. WE COVERED THIS STORY LAST WE COVERED THIS STORY LAST NIGHT. NIGHT. THE RESPONSE THAT WE GOT TO OUR THE RESPONSE THAT WE GOT TO OUR REPORTING WAS FRANKLY — WAS REPORTING WAS FRANKLY — WAS OVERWHELMING. OVERWHELMING. TO BE HONEST, PRETTY ENRAGED. TO BE HONEST, PRETTY ENRAGED. UP IN BOSTON, THE EDITORIAL UP IN BOSTON, THE EDITORIAL BOARD WAS CLEARLY OUTRAGED BY BOARD WAS CLEARLY OUTRAGED BY THE NEWS DIVISIONS REPORTING ON THE NEWS DIVISIONS REPORTING ON THE STORY. THE STORY. CAN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CAN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SINK ANY LOWER THAN THREATENING SINK ANY LOWER THAN THREATENING TO DEPORT SICK KIDS? TO DEPORT SICK KIDS? HERE IS THE LEAD IN THAT HERE IS THE LEAD IN THAT EDITORIAL. EDITORIAL. STEP BY MALICIOUS STEP THEY ARE STEP BY MALICIOUS STEP THEY ARE TURNING IT INTO AN APRILPARATUS TURNING IT INTO AN APRILPARATUS APPALLING INTENTIONAL CRUELTY. APPALLING INTENTIONAL CRUELTY. THE LATEST CASE IS A SMALL THE LATEST CASE IS A SMALL PROGRAM KNOWN AS MEDICAL PROGRAM KNOWN AS MEDICAL DEFERRED ACTION IN WHICH DEFERRED ACTION IN WHICH IMMIGRANTS WITHOUT LEGAL STATUS IMMIGRANTS WITHOUT LEGAL STATUS SUFFERING FROM SERIOUS MEDICAL SUFFERING FROM SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS ARE GRANTED A CONDITIONS ARE GRANTED A REPRIEVE FROM DEPORTATION SO REPRIEVE FROM DEPORTATION SO THEY CAN HAVE ACCESS TO MUCH THEY CAN HAVE ACCESS TO MUCH NEEDED MEDICAL TREATMENT IN THE NEEDED MEDICAL TREATMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES. TRUMP HALTED THE PROGRAM THIS TRUMP HALTED THE PROGRAM THIS MONTH, THREATENING TO DEPORT THE MONTH, THREATENING TO DEPORT THE PATIENTS,LEUKEMIA, WITH MUSCULAR PATIENTS,LEUKEMIA, WITH MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY, WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS. DYSTROPHY, WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS. THE PROGRAM’S TERMINATION MEANS THE PROGRAM’S TERMINATION MEANS SUSPENDING OR INTERRUPTING THE SUSPENDING OR INTERRUPTING THE CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CARE, WHICH CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CARE, WHICH IN SOME CASES IS VIRTUALLY A IN SOME CASES IS VIRTUALLY A DEATH SENTENCE. DEATH SENTENCE. DEMOCRATIC SENATOR ED MARKEY OF DEMOCRATIC SENATOR ED MARKEY OF MASSACHUSETTS ATTENDED A PRESS MASSACHUSETTS ATTENDED A PRESS CONFERENCE WITH A NUMBER OF THE CONFERENCE WITH A NUMBER OF THE FAMILIES WHO HAVE BEEN TOLD TO FAMILIES WHO HAVE BEEN TOLD TO TAKE THEIR KIDS OUT OF MEDICAL TAKE THEIR KIDS OUT OF MEDICAL TREATMENT AND GET OUT OF THE TREATMENT AND GET OUT OF THE COUNTRY. COUNTRY. SENATOR MARKEY’S TAKE ON THIS SENATOR MARKEY’S TAKE ON THIS LAST NIGHT AS WE HIGHLIGHTED ON LAST NIGHT AS WE HIGHLIGHTED ON LAST NIGHT’S SHOW IS THIS. LAST NIGHT’S SHOW IS THIS. IT IS UNCONSCIONABLE, IT’S JUST IT IS UNCONSCIONABLE, IT’S JUST WRONG. WRONG. WE HAVE NOW REACHED THE MOST WE HAVE NOW REACHED THE MOST INHUMANE OF ALL OF DONALD INHUMANE OF ALL OF DONALD TRUMP’S POLICIES. TRUMP’S POLICIES. HE SAID, THE TRUMP HE SAID, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS LITERALLY ADMINISTRATION IS LITERALLY DEPORTING KIDS WITH CANCER. DEPORTING KIDS WITH CANCER. THERE ARE FEW THINGS THAT ARE AT THERE ARE FEW THINGS THAT ARE AT LEAST AT THIS POINT UNUSUAL OR LEAST AT THIS POINT UNUSUAL OR UNKNOWN ABOUT THIS STORY. UNKNOWN ABOUT THIS STORY. WITHOUT MORE REPORTING ON THIS, WITHOUT MORE REPORTING ON THIS, IT WILL TAKE US TIME TO GET TO IT WILL TAKE US TIME TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS. THE BOTTOM OF THIS. AS WE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT AS WE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT’S GOING ON, IT’S WHAT’S GOING ON, IT’S PARTICULARLY INTERESTING THAT PARTICULARLY INTERESTING THAT THIS IS A POLICY CHANGE THAT THIS IS A POLICY CHANGE THAT HASN’T BEEN ANNOUNCED. HASN’T BEEN ANNOUNCED. WHICH I THINK ULTIMATELY STARTS WHICH I THINK ULTIMATELY STARTS TO BECOME IMPORTANT IN TERMS OF TO BECOME IMPORTANT IN TERMS OF HOW WELL THE TRUMP HOW WELL THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS COPING WITH ADMINISTRATION IS COPING WITH WHAT THEY’RE TRYING TO DO TO WHAT THEY’RE TRYING TO DO TO THESE KIDS. THESE KIDS. THEY STARTED SENDING LETTERS TO THEY STARTED SENDING LETTERS TO PARENTS WHOSE KIDS ARE RECEIVING PARENTS WHOSE KIDS ARE RECEIVING LIFE SAVING MEDICAL CARE THAT LIFE SAVING MEDICAL CARE THAT THEY CAN’T GET ANYWHERE ELSE, THEY CAN’T GET ANYWHERE ELSE, THEY STARTED SENDING LETTERS TO THEY STARTED SENDING LETTERS TO THE PARENTS TELLING THEM THAT THE PARENTS TELLING THEM THAT THEY NEED TO GET OUT NOW. THEY NEED TO GET OUT NOW. RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW. YOU HAVE 33 DAYS. YOU HAVE 33 DAYS. YES, WE KNOW YOUR KID IS YES, WE KNOW YOUR KID IS RECEIVING ONGOING LIFE SAVING RECEIVING ONGOING LIFE SAVING MEDICAL TREATMENT. MEDICAL TREATMENT. WE DON’T CARE. WE DON’T CARE. STOP THE TREATMENT AND LEAVE. STOP THE TREATMENT AND LEAVE. IT’S POSSIBLE — AS I SAID, THE IT’S POSSIBLE — AS I SAID, THE NEWS THAT WE HAVE BEEN GETTING NEWS THAT WE HAVE BEEN GETTING THIS FOR THE FIRST FEW DAYS HAS THIS FOR THE FIRST FEW DAYS HAS BEEN OUT OF MASSACHUSETTS. BEEN OUT OF MASSACHUSETTS. I DON’T KNOW WHY THAT IS. I DON’T KNOW WHY THAT IS. IT’S CONCEIVABLE THAT IT’S CONCEIVABLE THAT MASSACHUSETTS HAS BEEN TARGETED MASSACHUSETTS HAS BEEN TARGETED BECAUSE THEY HAVE GOT BOSTON BECAUSE THEY HAVE GOT BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. RIGHT? RIGHT? THEY HAVE GOT ARGUABLY THE BEST THEY HAVE GOT ARGUABLY THE BEST CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN THE COUNTRY. COUNTRY. SO BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IS SO BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IS WHERE A LOT OF KIDS WHO HAVE WHERE A LOT OF KIDS WHO HAVE LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESSES AND LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESSES AND SUPER ADVANCED MEDICAL NEEDS, A SUPER ADVANCED MEDICAL NEEDS, A LOT OF KIDS ARE GETTING TREATED LOT OF KIDS ARE GETTING TREATED AT THAT HOSPITAL. AT THAT HOSPITAL. MAYBE THAT’S WHY THIS POLICY IS MAYBE THAT’S WHY THIS POLICY IS SURFACING THERE IN THIS SURFACING THERE IN THIS CONCENTRATED WAY. CONCENTRATED WAY. WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY. WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY. THESE INITIAL REPORTS DO COME THESE INITIAL REPORTS DO COME FROM THE BOSTON AREA AND FROM THE BOSTON AREA AND MASSACHUSETTS. MASSACHUSETTS. IN MASSACHUSETTS, THERE’S IN MASSACHUSETTS, THERE’S ANTICIPATE ORGANIZATION CALLED ANTICIPATE ORGANIZATION CALLED THE IRISH INTERNATIONAL THE IRISH INTERNATIONAL IMMIGRANT CENTER THAT DOESN’T IMMIGRANT CENTER THAT DOESN’T JUST SERVE IRISH IMGRABTMIGRANTI JUST SERVE IRISH IMGRABTMIGRANTI THEY HAVE CLIENTS WHO HAVE SICK THEY HAVE CLIENTS WHO HAVE SICK KIDS, KIDS GETTING LIFE SAVING KIDS, KIDS GETTING LIFE SAVING MEDICAL CARE. MEDICAL CARE. CLIENTS HAVE RECEIVED THESE CLIENTS HAVE RECEIVED THESE LETTERS. LETTERS. HERE IS WHAT THE LEGAL DIRECTOR HERE IS WHAT THE LEGAL DIRECTOR TOLD US LAST NIGHT HERE. TOLD US LAST NIGHT HERE.>>THEY ARE SAYING THEY HAVE THE>>THEY ARE SAYING THEY HAVE THE POWER TO JUST ELIMINATE IT ALL POWER TO JUST ELIMINATE IT ALL TOGETHER, WHICH IS WHAT THEY TOGETHER, WHICH IS WHAT THEY HAVE DONE. HAVE DONE. THERE IS NO APPEAL. THERE IS NO APPEAL. I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY CAME UP I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY CAME UP WITH 33 DAYS. WITH 33 DAYS. YEAH, THEY ARE TELLING THESE YEAH, THEY ARE TELLING THESE PEOPLE THEY NEED TO LEAVE ON PEOPLE THEY NEED TO LEAVE ON THEIR OWN. THEIR OWN. I DON’T KNOW HOW THEY EXPECT I DON’T KNOW HOW THEY EXPECT PARENTS TO PULL THEIR CHILDREN PARENTS TO PULL THEIR CHILDREN FROM HOSPITAL BEDS, DISCONNECT FROM HOSPITAL BEDS, DISCONNECT THEM FROM TREATMENT. THEM FROM TREATMENT. THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE TELLING THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE TELLING THEM TO DO. THEM TO DO.>>THAT WAS HERE ON THIS SHOW>>THAT WAS HERE ON THIS SHOW LAST NIGHT. LAST NIGHT. THIS EMERGING NEWS THE TRUMP THIS EMERGING NEWS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS QUIETLY, ADMINISTRATION HAS QUIETLY, WITHOUT ANNOUNCING IT IMPLEMENT WITHOUT ANNOUNCING IT IMPLEMENT AID NEW POLL AID NEW POLL IMPLEMENTED A NEW POLICY THAT IMPLEMENTED A NEW POLICY THAT TARGETS KIDS WITH TARGETS KIDS WITH LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESSES AND LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESSES AND TELLING THEIR PARENTS THEY MUST TELLING THEIR PARENTS THEY MUST STOP MEDICAL TREEPTATMENT AND GE STOP MEDICAL TREEPTATMENT AND GE OUT WITHIN 33 DAYS WITHOUT A OUT WITHIN 33 DAYS WITHOUT A RIGHT TO APPEAL. RIGHT TO APPEAL. YOU CAN SEE WHY THIS IS THE YOU CAN SEE WHY THIS IS THE STORY THAT WILL GET NATIONAL STORY THAT WILL GET NATIONAL NEWS COVERAGE, EVEN IF IT HASN’T NEWS COVERAGE, EVEN IF IT HASN’T YET. YET. AS OF OUR COVERAGE HERE LAST AS OF OUR COVERAGE HERE LAST NIGHT, MOST OF WHAT WE WERE ABLE NIGHT, MOST OF WHAT WE WERE ABLE TO LEARN ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON TO LEARN ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON IS OUT OF MASSACHUSETTS, OUT OF IS OUT OF MASSACHUSETTS, OUT OF THE BOSTON AREA. THE BOSTON AREA. “THE MIAMI HERALD” HAS THE STORY “THE MIAMI HERALD” HAS THE STORY BECAUSE THEY SAY THEY, TOO, ARE BECAUSE THEY SAY THEY, TOO, ARE SEEING SOME OF THE SAME THINGS SEEING SOME OF THE SAME THINGS HAPPENING TO FAMILIES IN SOUTH HAPPENING TO FAMILIES IN SOUTH FLORIDA. FLORIDA. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ENDING A FEDERAL PROGRAM THAT ENDING A FEDERAL PROGRAM THAT REMOVED THE THREAT OF REMOVED THE THREAT OF DEPORTATION TEMPORARILY FOR DEPORTATION TEMPORARILY FOR IMMIGRANT FAMILIES FACING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES FACING SERIOUS ILLNESSES SUCH AS SERIOUS ILLNESSES SUCH AS CANCER. CANCER. THEY HAVE OBTAINED SEVERAL OF THEY HAVE OBTAINED SEVERAL OF THE LETTERS THAT HAVE BEEN SENT THE LETTERS THAT HAVE BEEN SENT TO FAMILIES WHERE SOMEBODY IS TO FAMILIES WHERE SOMEBODY IS RECEIVING MEDICAL CARE. RECEIVING MEDICAL CARE. “THE HERLALD” REVIEWED THE CASE “THE HERLALD” REVIEWED THE CASE OF A MAN WHOSE CHILD HAD CANCER. OF A MAN WHOSE CHILD HAD CANCER. THE MAN RECEIVED A REJECTION THE MAN RECEIVED A REJECTION LETTER FOR HIS APPLICATION TO LETTER FOR HIS APPLICATION TO THE MEDICAL DEFERRED ACTION THE MEDICAL DEFERRED ACTION PROGRAM ON AUGUST 13. PROGRAM ON AUGUST 13. THE MAN SAYS HE IS DESPERATE TO THE MAN SAYS HE IS DESPERATE TO STAY IN THE COUNTRY AND TO STAY IN THE COUNTRY AND TO REMAIN WITH HIS DAUGHTER. REMAIN WITH HIS DAUGHTER. AS I SAID, WE ARE JUST SEEING AS I SAID, WE ARE JUST SEEING THESE INITIAL NEWS REPORTS THAT THESE INITIAL NEWS REPORTS THAT THESE NEWS STORIES ARE EMERGING THESE NEWS STORIES ARE EMERGING LOCALLY WHERE FAMILIES ARE LOCALLY WHERE FAMILIES ARE TELLING THE LOCAL PRESS, THEY TELLING THE LOCAL PRESS, THEY ARE TELLING PUBLIC OFFICIALS ARE TELLING PUBLIC OFFICIALS THAT THEY HAVE RECEIVED THESE THAT THEY HAVE RECEIVED THESE LETTERS FROM THE TRUMP LETTERS FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, ESSENTIALLY ADMINISTRATION, ESSENTIALLY DEMANDING THE DEATHS OF THEIR DEMANDING THE DEATHS OF THEIR CHILDREN. CHILDREN. DEMANDING THAT THEIR CHILDREN DEMANDING THAT THEIR CHILDREN STOP RECEIVING MEDICAL TREATMENT STOP RECEIVING MEDICAL TREATMENT THAT’S SAVING THEIR LIVES, STOP THAT’S SAVING THEIR LIVES, STOP TREATMENT AND GET OUT OF THIS TREATMENT AND GET OUT OF THIS COUNTRY. COUNTRY. WE ARE SEEING THESE CASES EMERGE WE ARE SEEING THESE CASES EMERGE SO FAR IN MASSACHUSETTS OVER THE SO FAR IN MASSACHUSETTS OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS IN FLORIDA LAST COUPLE OF DAYS IN FLORIDA TODAY. TODAY. WE HAVE EVER REASON TO BELIEVE WE HAVE EVER REASON TO BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING ALL OVER THE THIS IS HAPPENING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. COUNTRY. AS WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO AS WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FURTHER REPORT THIS STORY TODAY, FURTHER REPORT THIS STORY TODAY, WHAT EMERGED OVER THE COURSE OF WHAT EMERGED OVER THE COURSE OF THIS AFTERNOON WAS NO FURTHER THIS AFTERNOON WAS NO FURTHER CLARITY ON WHY THE TRUMP CLARITY ON WHY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS DECIDED TO ADMINISTRATION HAS DECIDED TO PRIORITIZE KIDS WITH CANCER IN PRIORITIZE KIDS WITH CANCER IN TERMS OF WHO THEY ARE GOING TERMS OF WHO THEY ARE GOING AFTER NEXT. AFTER NEXT. TO MY SURPRISE, WE ALSO GOT NO TO MY SURPRISE, WE ALSO GOT NO FURTHER CLARITY TODAY ON WHERE FURTHER CLARITY TODAY ON WHERE ELSE IN THE COUNTRY THIS MAY BE ELSE IN THE COUNTRY THIS MAY BE HAPPENING. HAPPENING. STILL, THESE REPORTS THAT WE STILL, THESE REPORTS THAT WE HAVE GOT ARE FROM MASSACHUSETTS HAVE GOT ARE FROM MASSACHUSETTS AND FLORIDA. AND FLORIDA. WE’RE NOT SEEING NEWS REPORTS WE’RE NOT SEEING NEWS REPORTS FROM OTHER PLACES, AT LEAST THAT FROM OTHER PLACES, AT LEAST THAT WE COULD FIND TODAY. WE COULD FIND TODAY. WE ARE LOOKING FOR THAT LOCAL WE ARE LOOKING FOR THAT LOCAL COVERAGE. COVERAGE. I THINK THAT’S GOING TO BE HOW I THINK THAT’S GOING TO BE HOW WE FIGURE OUT WHAT THE SCOPE IS WE FIGURE OUT WHAT THE SCOPE IS OF WHAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OF WHAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO DO. IS TRYING TO DO. WHAT DID EMERGE TODAY THOUGH IS WHAT DID EMERGE TODAY THOUGH IS THAT AS THIS NEW POLICY THAT AS THIS NEW POLICY TARGETING SICK KIDS HAS STARTED TARGETING SICK KIDS HAS STARTED TO RECEIVE THE FIRST LITTLE BIT TO RECEIVE THE FIRST LITTLE BIT OF SCRUTINY, IT’S ESSENTIALLY OF SCRUTINY, IT’S ESSENTIALLY ALREADY BLOWING UP WHAT THE ALREADY BLOWING UP WHAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO DO. TO DO. THERE HAS NOT BEEN A LOT OF THERE HAS NOT BEEN A LOT OF NATIONAL PRESSURE ON THE STORY NATIONAL PRESSURE ON THE STORY YET. YET. I THINK WE ARE THE FIRST I THINK WE ARE THE FIRST NATIONAL OUTLET TO COVER THIS. NATIONAL OUTLET TO COVER THIS. AS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS AS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS JUST TRIED TO ANSWER BASSIC IKBA JUST TRIED TO ANSWER BASSIC IKBA QUESTIONS ABOUT WHY THEY ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHY THEY ARE SENDING THESE LETTERS AND WHY SENDING THESE LETTERS AND WHY THEY HAVE BROUGHT ABOUT THIS THEY HAVE BROUGHT ABOUT THIS CHANGE IN POLICY THAT’S GOING TO CHANGE IN POLICY THAT’S GOING TO HAVE SUCH DIRE AND SPECIFIC HAVE SUCH DIRE AND SPECIFIC HUMANITARIAN CONSEQUENCES AND HUMANITARIAN CONSEQUENCES AND POTENTIALLY FATAL CONSEQUENCES POTENTIALLY FATAL CONSEQUENCES FOR KIDS IN THIS COUNTRY, AS FOR KIDS IN THIS COUNTRY, AS LOCAL RADIO STATIONS AND THE LOCAL RADIO STATIONS AND THE FIRST NEWSPAPERS START TO CALL FIRST NEWSPAPERS START TO CALL THE ADMINISTRATION TO FIGURE OUT THE ADMINISTRATION TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS GOING ON TO GET COMMENT WHAT IS GOING ON TO GET COMMENT FOR THEIR STORIES, THE TRUMP FOR THEIR STORIES, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS COMPLETELY ADMINISTRATION IS COMPLETELY FLAILING ON THIS. FLAILING ON THIS. THEY HAVE NOT IDEA WHAT TO SAY. THEY HAVE NOT IDEA WHAT TO SAY. APPARENTLY, THEY DIDN’T APPARENTLY, THEY DIDN’T UNDERSTAND WHAT IT WAS THEY WERE UNDERSTAND WHAT IT WAS THEY WERE LAUNCHING WHEN THEY STARTED THIS LAUNCHING WHEN THEY STARTED THIS PROGRAM ATTACKING THESE KIDS AND PROGRAM ATTACKING THESE KIDS AND WHEN PEOPLE FINALLY STARTED TO WHEN PEOPLE FINALLY STARTED TO ASK THEM TO ANSWER FOR IT. ASK THEM TO ANSWER FOR IT. I WILL SHOW YOU WHAT I MEAN. I WILL SHOW YOU WHAT I MEAN. AFTER WBUR, THE PUBLIC RADIO AFTER WBUR, THE PUBLIC RADIO STATION IN BOSTON POSTED THEIR STATION IN BOSTON POSTED THEIR TERRIFYING INITIAL STORY ABOUT TERRIFYING INITIAL STORY ABOUT THESE KIDS IN BOSTON BEING THESE KIDS IN BOSTON BEING TARGETED, KIDS BEING TREATED AT TARGETED, KIDS BEING TREATED AT THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN BOSTON, KIDS WITH RARE GENETIC BOSTON, KIDS WITH RARE GENETIC DISORDERS, WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS, DISORDERS, WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS, SEIZURE DISORDERS, AFTER THEY SEIZURE DISORDERS, AFTER THEY PUBLISHED THEIR FIRST STORY, PUBLISHED THEIR FIRST STORY, HOURS AFTER PUBLICATION, THEY HOURS AFTER PUBLICATION, THEY RECEIVED A WHOA COMMENT FROM THE RECEIVED A WHOA COMMENT FROM THE UDZ CUSS UDZ CUSS U.S. CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION U.S. CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION SERVICE THAT SENT OUT THE SERVICE THAT SENT OUT THE LETTERS, THE DEATH SENTENCE LETTERS, THE DEATH SENTENCE LETTERS TO THESE FAMILIES. LETTERS TO THESE FAMILIES. THEY TOLD BUR AFTER THEY PB LISH THEY TOLD BUR AFTER THEY PB LISH PUBLISHED THIS STORY THAT THEY PUBLISHED THIS STORY THAT THEY WANTED IT TO KNOW THIS PROGRAM WANTED IT TO KNOW THIS PROGRAM THAT HAD BEEN ALLOWING THE KIDS THAT HAD BEEN ALLOWING THE KIDS TO STAY ALIVE, DESPITE WHAT YOU TO STAY ALIVE, DESPITE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN, THAT PROGRAM MIGHT HAVE SEEN, THAT PROGRAM ISN’T ENDING, PER SE. ISN’T ENDING, PER SE. IT’S JUST BEING SHIFTED TO A IT’S JUST BEING SHIFTED TO A DIFFERENT PART OF THE TRUMP DIFFERENT PART OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION. QUOTE, MEDICAL DEFERRED ACTION QUOTE, MEDICAL DEFERRED ACTION REQUESTS ARE NOW SUBMITTED TO REQUESTS ARE NOW SUBMITTED TO I.C.E. I.C.E. DIFFERENT AGENCY FOR DIFFERENT AGENCY FOR CONSIDERATION. CONSIDERATION. OKAY. OKAY. THAT IS THEIR FIRST EXPLANATION THAT IS THEIR FIRST EXPLANATION WHEN THEY GET THEIR FIRST HARD WHEN THEY GET THEIR FIRST HARD QUESTION. QUESTION. FAMILY IN THE BOSTON AREA, YOU FAMILY IN THE BOSTON AREA, YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD YOU HAVE TO GET HAVE BEEN TOLD YOU HAVE TO GET OUT AND STOP PROVIDING LIFE OUT AND STOP PROVIDING LIFE SAVING TREATMENT TO YOUR ILL SAVING TREATMENT TO YOUR ILL MENTION. MENTION. WE DIDN’T MENTION SOME OTHER WE DIDN’T MENTION SOME OTHER PART OF THE ADMINISTRATION MIGHT PART OF THE ADMINISTRATION MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU OUT SO YOU BE ABLE TO HELP YOU OUT SO YOU CAN KEEP STAYING. CAN KEEP STAYING. DID NOBODY MENTION THAT? DID NOBODY MENTION THAT? THAT WAS THEIR FIRST THAT WAS THEIR FIRST EXPLANATION. EXPLANATION. NOW IT TURNS OUT, THE OTHER NOW IT TURNS OUT, THE OTHER AGENCY THAT IS SUPPOSED BY AGENCY THAT IS SUPPOSED BY PICKING UP THIS PROGRAM, THE PICKING UP THIS PROGRAM, THE OTHER AGENCY INSIDE THE TRUMP OTHER AGENCY INSIDE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION THAT SUPPOSEDLY ADMINISTRATION THAT SUPPOSEDLY IS GOING TO PROCESS THESE IS GOING TO PROCESS THESE REQUESTS FOR DIEING CHILDREN TO REQUESTS FOR DIEING CHILDREN TO STAY HERE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE STAY HERE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE MEDICAL CARE THAT’S KEEPING THEM MEDICAL CARE THAT’S KEEPING THEM ALIVE, NOW WE FIND OUT THAT ALIVE, NOW WE FIND OUT THAT AGENCY IS NOT DOING THIS. AGENCY IS NOT DOING THIS. THEY HAVE NO INTENTION OF THEY HAVE NO INTENTION OF HANDLING THESE KINDS OF HANDLING THESE KINDS OF QUESTIONS FOR KIDS IN THIS KIND QUESTIONS FOR KIDS IN THIS KIND OF CIRCUMSTANCE. OF CIRCUMSTANCE. THEY HAVE NO PROGRAM LIKE THIS. THEY HAVE NO PROGRAM LIKE THIS. THEY SAY TODAY THEY HAVE NO IDEA THEY SAY TODAY THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHY SOME OTHER AGENCY IN THE WHY SOME OTHER AGENCY IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN TELLING REPORTERS NOW THAT THEY TELLING REPORTERS NOW THAT THEY DO. DO. GREAT. GREAT. HERE IS HOW THIS PLAYED TODAY IN HERE IS HOW THIS PLAYED TODAY IN “MIAMI HERALD.” “MIAMI HERALD.” THREE OFFICIALS WITH I.C.E. WHO THREE OFFICIALS WITH I.C.E. WHO ASKED NOT TO BE NAMED SAY THE ASKED NOT TO BE NAMED SAY THE AGENCY WAS BLINDSIDED BY THE AGENCY WAS BLINDSIDED BY THE MOVE. MOVE. HIGH LEVEL SOURCES SAID THAT HIGH LEVEL SOURCES SAID THAT MANAGEMENT AT THE AGENCY HAD NO MANAGEMENT AT THE AGENCY HAD NO IDEA U.S. CUSTOMS AND IDEA U.S. CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION WAS TRANSFERRING IMMIGRATION WAS TRANSFERRING OVER DEFERRED ACTION OVER DEFERRED ACTION RESPONSIBILITIES, NOTING THAT RESPONSIBILITIES, NOTING THAT RANKING OFFICIALS WERE RANKING OFFICIALS WERE SCRAMBLING TO RESPOND TO THE SCRAMBLING TO RESPOND TO THE UNEXPECTED MOVE. UNEXPECTED MOVE. THAT’S HOW IT PLAYED. THAT’S HOW IT PLAYED. HERE IS HOW IT PLAY THE AT WBUR. HERE IS HOW IT PLAY THE AT WBUR. AN I.C.E. OFFICIAL TOLD WBUR THE AN I.C.E. OFFICIAL TOLD WBUR THE AGENCY WAS NOT INFORMED THAT AGENCY WAS NOT INFORMED THAT THAT AGENCY WOULD STOP THAT AGENCY WOULD STOP PROCESSING THE DEFERRAL PROCESSING THE DEFERRAL REQUESTS. REQUESTS. THERE’S NO PROGRAM AT I.C.E. THERE’S NO PROGRAM AT I.C.E. THAT’S GOING TO TAKE OVER THAT THAT’S GOING TO TAKE OVER THAT PROGRAM. PROGRAM. THEY ARE NOT GOING TO IMPLEMENT THEY ARE NOT GOING TO IMPLEMENT A PROCEDURE OR POLICY TO TAKE A PROCEDURE OR POLICY TO TAKE OVER THAT POLICY. OVER THAT POLICY. AT NBC NEWS HAD THIS. AT NBC NEWS HAD THIS. I.C.E. WAS BLINDSIDED BY THE I.C.E. WAS BLINDSIDED BY THE DECISION TO REFER ALL IMMIGRANTS DECISION TO REFER ALL IMMIGRANTS APPLYING FOR DEFERRED ACTION TO APPLYING FOR DEFERRED ACTION TO THEM. THEM. I.C.E. HAS NO PLANS IN PLACE TO I.C.E. HAS NO PLANS IN PLACE TO REVIEW THESE APPLICATIONS. REVIEW THESE APPLICATIONS. THEY DON’T HAVE A PROGRAM FOR THEY DON’T HAVE A PROGRAM FOR THIS. THIS. NOR DO WE PLAN TO. NOR DO WE PLAN TO. AT A MAGAZINE IN MASSACHUSETTS, AT A MAGAZINE IN MASSACHUSETTS, WHICH HAS GREAT REPORTING ON WHICH HAS GREAT REPORTING ON THIS, THEIR REPORTER GOT THIS. THIS, THEIR REPORTER GOT THIS. QUOTE, I.C.E. AND U.S. CUSTOMS QUOTE, I.C.E. AND U.S. CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS AND IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS ALLEGEDLY HAD A MEETING FOR THE ALLEGEDLY HAD A MEETING FOR THE FIRST TIME ABOUT THIS POLICY FIRST TIME ABOUT THIS POLICY THIS MORNING. THIS MORNING. MEANING THIS MORNING, WEDNESDAY MEANING THIS MORNING, WEDNESDAY MORNING. MORNING. I.C.E. IS 100% PUNTING THIS BACK I.C.E. IS 100% PUNTING THIS BACK TO CUSS TOMZTOMS AND IMMIGRATION TO CUSS TOMZTOMS AND IMMIGRATION JUST TAKE A STEP BACK FROM THIS JUST TAKE A STEP BACK FROM THIS FOR A SECOND. FOR A SECOND. WE’RE GOING TO TALK TO A LAWYER WE’RE GOING TO TALK TO A LAWYER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIGHT. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIGHT. TRYING TO REPRESENT SOME OF THE TRYING TO REPRESENT SOME OF THE FAMILIES AND KEEP SOME OF THESE FAMILIES AND KEEP SOME OF THESE KIDS ALIVE. KIDS ALIVE. TAKE A STEP BACK FOR A SECOND. TAKE A STEP BACK FOR A SECOND. IMAGINE BEING IN CHARGE OF THE IMAGINE BEING IN CHARGE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, OF THE RICHEST AND MOST POWERFUL NATION RICHEST AND MOST POWERFUL NATION ON EARTH AND DECIDING WHAT THAT ON EARTH AND DECIDING WHAT THAT GOVERNMENT OUGHT TO WORK ON IS GOVERNMENT OUGHT TO WORK ON IS FIGURING OUT, WHERE ARE ALL THE FIGURING OUT, WHERE ARE ALL THE REALLY GOOD PEDIATRIC HOSPITALS REALLY GOOD PEDIATRIC HOSPITALS IN THIS COUNTRY AND TRYING TO IN THIS COUNTRY AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF THERE MIGHT BE FIGURE OUT IF THERE MIGHT BE KIDS IN THE HOSPITALS WHO ARE KIDS IN THE HOSPITALS WHO ARE CURRENTLY RECEIVING ONGOING CURRENTLY RECEIVING ONGOING TREATMENT THAT IS SAVING THEIR TREATMENT THAT IS SAVING THEIR LIVES SO YOU COULD SOMEHOW LIVES SO YOU COULD SOMEHOW FIGURE OUT A WAY TO FORCE A STOP FIGURE OUT A WAY TO FORCE A STOP TO THAT TREATMENT AND KICK THOSE TO THAT TREATMENT AND KICK THOSE KIDS AND THEIR FAMILIES OUT OF KIDS AND THEIR FAMILIES OUT OF THIS COUNTRY SO THAT THEY CAN NO THIS COUNTRY SO THAT THEY CAN NO LONGER GET THE CARE KEEPING THEM LONGER GET THE CARE KEEPING THEM ALIVE. ALIVE. KIDS WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS, KIDS KIDS WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS, KIDS WITH CANCER, KIDS WITH RARE WITH CANCER, KIDS WITH RARE DISEASES. DISEASES. IMAGINE BEING IN CHARGE OF THE IMAGINE BEING IN CHARGE OF THE U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND CHOOSING TO USE IT FOR THAT CHOOSING TO USE IT FOR THAT PURPOSE. PURPOSE. TO TARGET THE POWER OF THE U.S. TO TARGET THE POWER OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AT CHILDREN WITH GOVERNMENT AT CHILDREN WITH CANCER. CANCER. THEN IMAGINE THAT ONCE YOU HAVE THEN IMAGINE THAT ONCE YOU HAVE DECIDED TO DO THIS, YOU WHAT, DECIDED TO DO THIS, YOU WHAT, HOPED NOBODY WOULD CARE OR HOPED NOBODY WOULD CARE OR NOBODY WOULD NOTICE BECAUSE IT’S NOBODY WOULD NOTICE BECAUSE IT’S JUST IMMIGRANTS? JUST IMMIGRANTS? YOU ARE NOT PLANNING ON YOU ARE NOT PLANNING ON ANNOUNCING IT. ANNOUNCING IT. SO, THEREFORE, YOU FIGURE YOU SO, THEREFORE, YOU FIGURE YOU ARE NEVER GOING TO HAVE TO ARE NEVER GOING TO HAVE TO ANSWER FOR IT. ANSWER FOR IT. YOU COME UP WITH NO PLAN FOR HOW YOU COME UP WITH NO PLAN FOR HOW TO EXPLAIN THIS. TO EXPLAIN THIS. WHEN LOCAL OFFICIALS, LOCAL WHEN LOCAL OFFICIALS, LOCAL REPORTERS, LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS, REPORTERS, LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS, LOCAL ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS ASK LOCAL ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING IN THE NAME OF THE DOING IN THE NAME OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. AMERICAN PEOPLE. HAVING COME UP WITH NO WAY TO HAVING COME UP WITH NO WAY TO EXPLAIN THIS, YOUR MAKESHIFT EXPLAIN THIS, YOUR MAKESHIFT RESPONSE IS TO SAY IT’S NO BIG RESPONSE IS TO SAY IT’S NO BIG DEAL. DEAL. SOME OTHER AGENCY WILL TAKE CARE SOME OTHER AGENCY WILL TAKE CARE OF IT. OF IT. WE’RE NOT DOING THIS ANYMORE. WE’RE NOT DOING THIS ANYMORE. BUT WE’RE SURE SOMEBODY ELSE IS. BUT WE’RE SURE SOMEBODY ELSE IS. IT SOUNDS TERRIBLE WHEN YOU SAY IT SOUNDS TERRIBLE WHEN YOU SAY WE WILL SEND KIDS WITH CANCER TO WE WILL SEND KIDS WITH CANCER TO THEIR DEATHS. THEIR DEATHS. WE’RE SURE SOMEBODY ELSE IS WE’RE SURE SOMEBODY ELSE IS TAKING CARE OF IT. TAKING CARE OF IT. SOME OTHER AGENCY. SOME OTHER AGENCY. YOU GUYS — THEY’RE DOING IT. YOU GUYS — THEY’RE DOING IT. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS NO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS NO IDEA WHAT IT IS DOING. IDEA WHAT IT IS DOING. OR HOW TO HANDLE THE INEVITABLE OR HOW TO HANDLE THE INEVITABLE REACTION TO THIS FROM THE REACTION TO THIS FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. AMERICAN PEOPLE. THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY ARE THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY ARE DOING HERE EXCEPT FOR THE FACT DOING HERE EXCEPT FOR THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE DECIDED TO TELL THAT THEY HAVE DECIDED TO TELL PARENTS THAT THEY MUST WITHHOLD PARENTS THAT THEY MUST WITHHOLD LIFE SAVING ONGOING MEDICAL LIFE SAVING ONGOING MEDICAL TREATMENT FROM THEIR SERIOUSLY TREATMENT FROM THEIR SERIOUSLY ILL KIDS ON ORDERS FROM THE U.S. ILL KIDS ON ORDERS FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SO THEY CAN GET OUT GOVERNMENT SO THEY CAN GET OUT OF THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE OF THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS THEM OUT. PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS THEM OUT. IMAGINE BEING A U.S. OFFICIAL IMAGINE BEING A U.S. OFFICIAL WHO HAS BEEN DOING THAT KIND OF WHO HAS BEEN DOING THAT KIND OF WORK. WORK. NOW IMAGINE BEING THE PARENT OF NOW IMAGINE BEING THE PARENT OF A SICK KID WHO IS HOLDING ON TO A SICK KID WHO IS HOLDING ON TO A LETTER SENT TO YOU BY THOSE A LETTER SENT TO YOU BY THOSE U.S. OFFICIALS AND REALIZING U.S. OFFICIALS AND REALIZING THIS IS WHAT YOU ARE UP AGAINST THIS IS WHAT YOU ARE UP AGAINST AND THIS IS THE EXACT WAY YOUR AND THIS IS THE EXACT WAY YOUR CHILD’S LIFE IS BEING PUT AT CHILD’S LIFE IS BEING PUT AT STAKE. STAKE. IN THE VERY SHORT TERM OVER THE IN THE VERY SHORT TERM OVER THE NEXT 30 DAYS BY THIS PRESIDENT. NEXT 30 DAYS BY THIS PRESIDENT. BY THIS PRESIDENT. BY THIS PRESIDENT. BY THIS ADMINISTRATION AND THE BY THIS ADMINISTRATION AND THE PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR HIM AND PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR HIM AND THEIR PRIORITIES.>>>THAT IS GOING TO DO IT FOR>>>THAT IS GOING TO DO IT FOR ME TONIGHT. ME TONIGHT. I HAVE ONE CORRECTION TO MAKE. I HAVE ONE CORRECTION TO MAKE. EARLIER IN THE SHOW FOR A REASON EARLIER IN THE SHOW FOR A REASON THAT I DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT IS THAT I DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT IS BURIED SOMEWHERE IN HIMY DEEP AN BURIED SOMEWHERE IN HIMY DEEP AN AGING BRAIN I KEPT REFERRING TO AGING BRAIN I KEPT REFERRING TO TO U.S. CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION TO U.S. CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES WHEN THE CORRECT NAME SERVICES WHEN THE CORRECT NAME FOR THAT AGENCY NOW IS U.S. FOR THAT AGENCY NOW IS U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES. SERVICES. I WAS JUST CONFLATING TWO I WAS JUST CONFLATING TWO DIFFERENT THINGS AND SAYING THE DIFFERENT THINGS AND SAYING THE NAME OF THAT AGENCY WRONG

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  1. The only way to stop this is to march on Washington. This is a human decency issue. Now the American people have been made complicit to this murderous hatred. President Obama said we need to stop waiting for a hero and be our own hero. If we continue to allow this maniacal venom to become policy, it won't stop with "the immigrant" .

  2. I would encourage everyone to read their Bible and God's word, then I would encourage everyone to seek out the history of Hitler and his policies and rise to power in Germany and the horrific results. There are too many similarities to be ignored. We still have a chance to correct this cruel deviant behavior now if not we will all reap what is being done. May God forgive us all for our cowsrdness.

  3. White Evangelicals made deal with the devil, crucified their plastic Jesus on their used popsicle stick. Because family values?!

  4. Merriam-Webster updating their dictionary to include new definition for 'Republican.'  "A hypocritical regressive racist obstructionist who doesn't need a reason when treason is in season."

  5. How about you take care of Americans with their health insurance first and then you move onto helping others. We are not the worlds care takers I don’t pay taxes so that our tax payer dollars are squandered world wide while not a cent is wasted on Americans. There are plenty of ill American children who don’t have the privileges these randoms do. Gtfoh you all are nuts.

  6. The wall Trump is building is in reality around him, trapping himself within the confines of public disdain, disgust, disapproval, and utter contempt, which he lays down brick by brick, turd after turd, in endless succession. Edgar Allen Poe would have heartily approved.

  7. For three years, Republicans have propped up and protected a racist, corrupt, sociopathic narcissistic menace to society, gaslighting and covering up Traitor Trump crimes, ineptness, and incompetence. Republicans don't really care about our country; time and again, for decades now, they have put their politics and greed for power above the welfare of this nation. The destructiveness of GOP politics on American government began under Nixon, but starting with Reagan it became a Republican selling point. Conservatism won't die, but Republicanism has become a zero-sum game for losers. This incarnation of the GOP needs to die, or it will be the end of American greatness.

  8. We've long, long past the point Republicans can feign ignorance that the occupant of the Oval Office they elected is a sociopathic menace to society.

  9. Terror Trump administration embracing the dark side now, using white supremacism as the creature feature attraction in bid to win reelection! You know just how truly pathetic things are when the best thing going for the Republican Presidential candidate is his rampant racism.

  10. Terrorist Trump turns public grief in the immediate aftermath of these tragic mass shooting atrocities into personal grievances and political campaigning, heartlessly heedless of the victims and their loved ones, ramping up divisiveness — rather than admitting his own significant culpability, thereby engendering and promoting healing and unity, as any true leader would. Unfortunately, Biggest Loser has never been a true leader, as is once again demonstrated for the world to see at the G7 Summit.

  11. Really anxious to know…how many more Traitor Trump terrorist attacks against Americans before we put him someplace safe so no one else gets hurt?

  12. President Trump: "We have racist Republican traitors INVADING America, SLAUGHTERING and KILLING Americans! If we had a proper AG and Senate, we wouldn't have to work so much harder impeaching the head of their KLAN, and it would be a lot safer and a lot better! These are rough, rough people in many cases, and if they're allowed to permeate our society, only larger and bigger, we will have EMBOLDENED these people, and they will DESTROY America!"

  13. Is the prime focus of this new FBI task force focusing on white nationalist / supremacist / neo-Nazi terrorist hate groups going to be their current prime enabler, instigator and de facto leader, President Trump? Otherwise, won't that task force just be fighting a losing battle?

  14. The U.S. stands disgraced with an openly racist President! Congratulations, Republicans, you've finally done it! Aren't you proud of yourselves, now?

  15. Hateful coward in El Paso just following along with his Coward-in-Chief. How many more victims from these hateful cowards incited by Terrorist Trump's highly incendiary racist rhetoric?

  16. I thought the American medical system was a for profit enterprise?
    None of those profits are making it into trumps pocket…
    Poor donnie…..

  17. The USA tried and failed to address and stop kids being held on the border in concentration camps
    The same thing will happen now and in 6 months the Trump admin will push the envelope again … and after that again …each time American's are becoming more accustomed and desensitized …
    6 months was all it took to forget about concentration camps for kids and the right RIDICULING of those that attempt to stand against it…
    The decent has begun America … where will it end ?

    Immigrant only for profit work camps ?

    Mass graves in the desert ?

    Will America in 20 years after whatever happens ACTUALLY view itself critically or like every other time it does something horrendous will it somehow see itself as the true victim ????!!!!!!

  18. Rachel, thank you for covering this story. Please keep after this reporting, every day. The administration needs to answer to their crimes.

  19. And yet the religious right still supports him.
    “With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil – that takes religion.”
    ― Steven Weinberg

  20. What type of "human being" has the heart to come up with this????????? As a mother I just cant understand it this is EVIL!

  21. Jesus it’s more humane to shoot the kids than send them back to suffer a slow painful death. Can this get more inhuman.

  22. Does Trump really think this will garner votes for hm in 2020? Does he really believe that his base will love this move? Just how low will this guy sink this country?

  23. I love the strong immigration we need it, it’s great!
    No more sympathy for criminal illegals and being a dump for the UN.
    Go Trump!

  24. I truly believe that Trump has dementia and we should demand an independent mental evaluation of Trump. Those around him are hiding this .

  25. Is just Evil , is inhuman Trump and GOP are despicable and everyone else who agree with this monsters! Christians of course the worst

  26. Draconian.
    Inhumane. Heartless. Malicious. UNCONSCIONABLE…
    These are words I never would have thought I would see applied to the US of A.

    Trump. Truly a new low in humankind's lowest common denominator.

  27. Who really write this letter, please get to the bottom of this. Oh God Almighty mmmmmmmm. Just reading this letter I feel like I can’t breathe

  28. This is extremely sad. But I have a children whom have serious medical conditions. I couldn't find help for them. I'm a US citizen. They are white Americans. And never received help. Thrr dad was a veteran 100' service connected. Still no help with them. So this is a hard topic for me.

  29. Trump is worst than Hitler, Stalin and Mao!! LOL are you SJW Social Justice Wieners,are crazy, you have PTDS President Trump Derangement Syndrome!!

  30. The Republican Party death Squads! This is the kind of stuff republicans blamed democrats of when universal healthcare was first proposed. Except it was elderly people that would be the target NOT immigrant children being treated for life and death illnesses! Who’s evil!

  31. It isn't that the Trump administration 'figured out' that where the 'really good' pediatric hospitals are and then decided to concentrate on those. It is that illegal aliens with sick children made their way, or got routed to, those hospitals in those areas. That's why you see the clusters of letters delivered to this area.

    I challenge all you progressives here to make a donation to a developing country's medical system. For example, there is a 'Cystic Fibrosis Association of Guatemala' — send them some money instead of seeking to use sick children in your fight against the US having any immigration enforcement at all.

  32. The Shriners Children Hospital in Chicago accepts all children regardless of immigration status, and it is funded by private donations.

  33. The effing cruelty is the ENTIRE POINT of this evil, child murdering , hateful policy!!! Watching little kids with brown skin , suffer and die, gives these old, White, male NAZI GHOULS in the GOP, wood in their pants, better than viagra!!

  34. How much more crap and cover up on trumps ICE's ,,,,what a cruel thang wasnt enough you got aman killed because he had medical & diabetes and no help his blood should be on your hand s you deported to Iran ,,it is time your held accountable for your miss deeds how about jail for all of you whom ,dose these non human thangs trumps ,,,deverting his other miss deeds

  35. These people aren't citizens or legal immigrants… they aren't ours to pay for… How many kids do you pay for? Because there are many US people with medical problems that you can support.

  36. socialism or any other political doctrine can be used by psychopaths as a
    weapon. its not the system….its the leaders that implement and
    reinterpret the system. and , ya,…..we have been warning people about
    this for years. even before trump. evil people have got a hold of this
    system and were perverting it. we tried to tell everyone but were
    ignored and told that we were crazy extremists.
    well…………………………………

  37. It really takes a special kind of special. Sick, depraved individuals like Toxic Trump seek out–and attract–those like them. There is no real coherent policy in this administration. It's ALL about the racism, cruelty and corruption! This is seen starkly in the targeting of critically ill migrants CHILDREN for deportation by Customs, which will end life-saving treatments for a number of them.

  38. I’ve said from day one that Trump won’t be happy until he causes chaos throughout the world he’s totally insane and he’s been diagnosed by several top doctors that he is one of the worst physcopaths that there is iff not the worst and I cannot understand how or why that he is even considered fit to be in the White House he should be impeached or took out ASAP for the sake of mankind he is nothing but a raving lunatic and when I watch Hitler ranting in the mid to late 30s Trump is the nearest politician that I’ve seen that’s anywhere close to Hitler good luck America Stevie

  39. How can some one be so(Hurtful)to kid's that didn't ask to be Born,if you're a parent and have Kid's even if your kid aren't Sick,one day it could your's!! With a life threatening ill ness?? So let's say a(Prayer)and leave it up to God?

  40. Trump is just reflecting the hate of the American people, His immoral, low down ways were well known before you put him in the White House. Now that his hatred,and stupidity is spewing on those who put him in office and those that want to do all they can to keep him in office now have bleeding hearts. Talk to the farmers, they loved him to death. This man has the heart of ,Hitler and many of his ways. He is the one with 666 on his head and the majority of Americans love him, why, because they think and hate like him. Pitiful!

  41. CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, L A TIMES, NY TIMES, ETC., ALL REMIND ME OF RUSSIAN/CHINESE MEDIA. THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE.

  42. So, if the parents refuse to leave… or if the parents leave but the undocumented child stays in the hospital, does an ICE agent literally walk into the hospital, brush aside the nurses and disconnect the child from the IVs and monitors? Yank the feeding or trach tubes?

  43. What is hard for me, is imagining ANY American that can support this President and his disaster of an administration.

  44. WWIII is on track
    U.S, Russia, china(possibly), N Korea(possibly)
    VS the rest of the world.
    Are you proud America?
    Can you say with a straight face that we are still the good guys?

  45. You guys elected this moron, time to admit the mistake and get rid of him. Most Americans are good people, please don't let one evil man destroy everything you've achived.

  46. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/08/26/immigrant-families-with-severely-ill-children-face-deportation-advocates-say/EMXZQURTzE0U25L6xQlYBN/story.html%3foutputType=amp

  47. 1. How do you know for sure this situation in Boston Kids Hospital & elsewhere hasn't been perpetrated by a group that has "nothing" to with your "government"?
    2. By the way, any follow up those folks arrested when working at Koch's chicken 'disassembly' plant a couple of weeks or so ago?

    Things in your country are now so chaotic you are going to have open a another News channel just to follow up with old & past stuff!

  48. Whatever your feelings on immigration, no CHILD in DIRE need should ever be turned away from these sacred shores of liberty and refuge for the oppressed. It is un-American. But that is the outrage being perpetrated upon child migrants and the American people by this Trump administration, which is targeting migrant CHILDREN for deportation who are in hospitals receiving life-saving treatment.

  49. I. Posted this after. A comment. About the legal status and. Them coming for the. Help and hospitals

    So what, if that’s the reason they came to save there children, I’ll gladly forgive them as a taxpayer!!! that’s not a an immoral reason to come that’s not “MS-13” it’s. No reason to end treatment for children what on earth is this argument you think that although they may be illegal immigrants the American national response is to unplug their healing and throw them back out that’s your idea of a response from one of the most successful/ profitable and ABLE. countries that has ever been/will ever be, to send someone from a Third World country that did everything to get here to get help for THEIR CHILDREN ! you don’t think there is anything else that they could do sir, other than unplug them and throw them out sentencing them to death THIS IS Afghanistan ?? behavior dictator. Behavior. You. Scum !

  50. I find it incredible that supposedly rich sane man could have so much hatred for another human being, totally innocent, just because they are of the colour Trump does not approve. The numbers are small and the savings for Medicare is negligible, but the effects to the loved ones is immense. I find it disgraceful how one human being could hate another human being for no reason except the colour of their skin. Our President has excelled in this hate and now in this 50th anniversary of the glorious Moon Landing he has invited the survivors of that glory to the White House in a bid to accept their attendance as an endorsement of his policies. My fervent wish is that these astronauts refuse to attend.

  51. You have to be lower than a heartless snake to take a child off of a life saving procedure
    Because you are so racist that a child life means nothing to. You and would rather let them die
    When you do wrong you reap what you sow.

  52. Isn't the real evil that 100 million Americans support this policy, still thinking Trump is doing a great job? And no one is marching in the streets.

  53. Trump Administration and Trump supporters are the most EVIL peoples since Nazi Germany and Hitler. This is America 2019

  54. Ok can we get news. . .like all around neutral news? Nope its either left or right, and no inbetween. Rachel meadow would impress me if she did other stuff too. Other people are being jackasses too like ilhan omar. I want well rounded news, not lopsided trying to persuade me.

  55. This is conventional Trump strategy: he creates a crisis in order to "save" people from the crisis shortly afterwards, and then we are expected to thank him. BUT, if he DOESN'T do this: NO parent is imaginable who would comply with this outrageous order. ICE or whoever would have to snatch the chldren from the hospitals by MAIN FORCE – and THEN CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IS THE ORDER OF THE DAY. Transportation of the children out of the hospitals would have to be BLOCKADED by AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.

  56. Prediction: There will be a decisive American backlash to this current regime and its congressional sellouts. It stinks in the meantime, though!

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