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LIFE. NOT THAT THE DOOR TO AMERICA SK NOT THAT THE DOOR TO AMERICA SK COMPLETELY SHUT UNLESS YOU COMPLETELY SHUT UNLESS YOU ALREADY HAVE ONE. ALREADY HAVE ONE. WITH THAT WE TURN TO OUR EXPERT WITH THAT WE TURN TO OUR EXPERT PANEL IT, LEAH RIGORE, MARY PANEL IT, LEAH RIGORE, MARY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL IMMIGRATION LAW CENTER NATIONAL IMMIGRATION LAW CENTER AND WASHINGTON ANCHOR CATTY KAY. AND WASHINGTON ANCHOR CATTY KAY. MARIEL ELAINA, YOUR THOUGHTS? MARIEL ELAINA, YOUR THOUGHTS?>>THANK YOU, ARI.>>THANK YOU, ARI. AS AN IMMIGRANT FROM COLOMBIA AS AN IMMIGRANT FROM COLOMBIA AND A LAWYER, IT IS DEEPLY AND A LAWYER, IT IS DEEPLY OFFENSIVE TO SEAR ACTING OFFENSIVE TO SEAR ACTING DIRECTOR CUCCINELLI TALK ABOUT DIRECTOR CUCCINELLI TALK ABOUT THIS AS SELF-SUFFICIENCY. THIS AS SELF-SUFFICIENCY. THE FACT IS THAT THIS IS THE THE FACT IS THAT THIS IS THE COUNTRY, THE LAND OF COUNTRY, THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY. OPPORTUNITY. THAT IS THE STORY WE HAVE TOLD THAT IS THE STORY WE HAVE TOLD OURSELVES FOR SEVERAL CENTURIES OURSELVES FOR SEVERAL CENTURIES NOW. NOW. AND WE KNOW THAT IN FACT, THE AND WE KNOW THAT IN FACT, THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS AT SOME MAJORITY OF AMERICANS AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIFETIME ARE POINT IN THEIR LIFETIME ARE GOING TO NEED TO RELY ON CERTAIN GOING TO NEED TO RELY ON CERTAIN TYPES OF SAFETY NET PROGRAMS TYPES OF SAFETY NET PROGRAMS WHETHER IT’S UNEMPLOYMENT, WHETHER IT’S UNEMPLOYMENT, WHETHER IT’S NUTRITION WHETHER IT’S NUTRITION ASSISTANCE, HEALTH CARE, ASSISTANCE, HEALTH CARE, WHATEVER IT IS. WHATEVER IT IS. THESE ARE ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAMS THESE ARE ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAMS FOR THAT VERY REASON. FOR THAT VERY REASON. THEY’RE ANTI-POVERTY. THEY’RE ANTI-POVERTY. THEY’RE MEANT TO HELP PEOPLE THEY’RE MEANT TO HELP PEOPLE MAKE ENDS MEET WHEN THEY’RE MAKE ENDS MEET WHEN THEY’RE FACING A HARD TIME WHICH WAS MY FACING A HARD TIME WHICH WAS MY OWN FAMILY’S EXPERIENCE WHEN WE OWN FAMILY’S EXPERIENCE WHEN WE FIRST ARRIVED IN THIS COUNTRY IN FIRST ARRIVED IN THIS COUNTRY IN THE 1970s FROM COLOMBIA. THE 1970s FROM COLOMBIA.>>LEAH, LISTEN TO THE PRESIDENT>>LEAH, LISTEN TO THE PRESIDENT ON ALL THIS TODAY. ON ALL THIS TODAY.>>MAYBE THERE OUGHT TO BE A>>MAYBE THERE OUGHT TO BE A DIFFERENT POEM ON THE STATUTE OF DIFFERENT POEM ON THE STATUTE OF LIBERTY. LIBERTY. DO YOU THINK THAT SHOULD BE DO YOU THINK THAT SHOULD BE SAVED? SAVED?>>I DON’T THINK IT’S FAIR TO>>I DON’T THINK IT’S FAIR TO HAVE THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER, YOU HAVE THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER, YOU KNOW, IT’S ABOUT AMERICA FIRST. KNOW, IT’S ABOUT AMERICA FIRST. I DON’T THINK IT’S FAIR TO HAVE I DON’T THINK IT’S FAIR TO HAVE THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER PAY FOR THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER PAY FOR PEOPLE TO COME INTO THE UNITED PEOPLE TO COME INTO THE UNITED STATES. STATES.>>LEAH?>>LEAH?>>WELL, YOU KNOW, ARI, I THINK>>WELL, YOU KNOW, ARI, I THINK CRUELTY IS THE POINT. CRUELTY IS THE POINT. THAT MUCH IS AN APPARENT. THAT MUCH IS AN APPARENT. THE PRESIDENT IS BEING EXPLICIT THE PRESIDENT IS BEING EXPLICIT ABOUT IT NOW. ABOUT IT NOW. THIS ISN’T ABOUT THE LAW. THIS ISN’T ABOUT THE LAW. IF IT WAS ABOUT THE LAW AND IF IF IT WAS ABOUT THE LAW AND IF IT WAS ABOUT TAXPAYERS AND IT WAS ABOUT TAXPAYERS AND THIN THAT, WE’D ACTUALLY THIN THAT, WE’D ACTUALLY SEE THAT THE CORPORATIONS SEE THAT THE CORPORATIONS INVOLVED IN BRINGING PEOPLE OVER INVOLVED IN BRINGING PEOPLE OVER OR WHO BREAK THESE RULES AND OR WHO BREAK THESE RULES AND PROFIT FROM THESE RULES THAT THE PROFIT FROM THESE RULES THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD BE PAYING GOVERNMENT WOULD BE PAYING ATTENTION TO THEM. ATTENTION TO THEM. THEY’RE NOT. THEY’RE NOT. WE SEE THAT ALL THE TIME. WE SEE THAT ALL THE TIME. INSTEAD, WHAT WE SEE IS THAT INSTEAD, WHAT WE SEE IS THAT THIS IS ABOUT DONALD TRUMP’S YOU THIS IS ABOUT DONALD TRUMP’S YOU KNOW QUEST TO MAKE AMERICA LOOK KNOW QUEST TO MAKE AMERICA LOOK A VERY PARTICULAR WAY. A VERY PARTICULAR WAY. HE WAS VERY HONEST ABOUT THAT IN HE WAS VERY HONEST ABOUT THAT IN THAT STATEMENT HE JUST GAVE TO THAT STATEMENT HE JUST GAVE TO THE PRESS. THE PRESS. THIS ISN’T ABOUT BRINGING THIS ISN’T ABOUT BRINGING AMERICA BACK TO SAY THE 1960s OR AMERICA BACK TO SAY THE 1960s OR 1970s. 1970s. THIS IS LOOKING MORE AND MORE THIS IS LOOKING MORE AND MORE LIKE BRINGING ARE AMERICA BACK LIKE BRINGING ARE AMERICA BACK TO THE 1924 AND JAUND REED ACT, TO THE 1924 AND JAUND REED ACT, ABOUT MAKING A CERTAIN KIND OF ABOUT MAKING A CERTAIN KIND OF AMERICA, ONE IN WHICH IT’S NOT AMERICA, ONE IN WHICH IT’S NOT JUST UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS JUST UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS TARGETED BUT ALSO LEGAL TARGETED BUT ALSO LEGAL IMMIGRANTS WHO ARE FROM IMMIGRANTS WHO ARE FROM PARTICULAR BACKGROUNDS WHO ARE PARTICULAR BACKGROUNDS WHO ARE OF CERTAIN AGES FROM CERTAIN OF CERTAIN AGES FROM CERTAIN COUNTRIES. COUNTRIES. THAT MUCH IS CLEAR. THAT MUCH IS CLEAR.>>I DIDN’T KNOW YOU WANTED TO>>I DIDN’T KNOW YOU WANTED TO GO THERE, GET INTO THE JOHNSON GO THERE, GET INTO THE JOHNSON REED ACT. REED ACT. WE CAN DO THAT, PROFESSOR. WE CAN DO THAT, PROFESSOR. YOU’RE REFERRING TO THE LAST YOU’RE REFERRING TO THE LAST TIME THAT THE FEDERAL LAW TIME THAT THE FEDERAL LAW EXPLICITLIAGE KNOCKED THAT WILL EXPLICITLIAGE KNOCKED THAT WILL KIND OF DISCRIMINATION, WHICH KIND OF DISCRIMINATION, WHICH WAS LATER REVISED IN ’65, NOT WAS LATER REVISED IN ’65, NOT PERFECTED BY ANY MEANS BUT AT PERFECTED BY ANY MEANS BUT AT LEAST THE GOVERNMENT WAS NO LEAST THE GOVERNMENT WAS NO LONGER ON RECORD ADMITTING THAT LONGER ON RECORD ADMITTING THAT IT WAS GOING TO BAN PEOPLE BASED IT WAS GOING TO BAN PEOPLE BASED ON FOR EXAMPLE, NATIONAL ORIGIN ON FOR EXAMPLE, NATIONAL ORIGIN FROM ASIA OR IN RELIGION WITH FROM ASIA OR IN RELIGION WITH QUOTAS AGAINST JEWS. QUOTAS AGAINST JEWS. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE WAY WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE WAY THEY’RE KIND OF GIVING THE GAME THEY’RE KIND OF GIVING THE GAME AWAY AND HOW FAR BACK THEY WANT AWAY AND HOW FAR BACK THEY WANT TO GO IN THESE POLICIES? TO GO IN THESE POLICIES?>>IMMIGRATION REFORM IN THIS>>IMMIGRATION REFORM IN THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN FAR FROM COUNTRY HAS BEEN FAR FROM PERFECT PARTICULARLY IN THE LAST PERFECT PARTICULARLY IN THE LAST 20 YEARS. 20 YEARS. BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS STRIKING, REALLY STRIKING ABOUT STRIKING, REALLY STRIKING ABOUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS THE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS THE RHETORIC AND THE LANGUAGE THAT RHETORIC AND THE LANGUAGE THAT AROUND IMMIGRATION AND HOW THAT AROUND IMMIGRATION AND HOW THAT IS TIED EXPLICITLY TO POLICY. IS TIED EXPLICITLY TO POLICY. SO DONALD TRUMP SAYING THAT SO DONALD TRUMP SAYING THAT MEXICO IS SENDING ITS WORST, MEXICO IS SENDING ITS WORST, SENDING RAPISTS AND DRUG DEGREE SENDING RAPISTS AND DRUG DEGREE DEALERS, SAYING THAT MEXICAN DEALERS, SAYING THAT MEXICAN DRUGS ARE DISCRIMINATORY, MAKING DRUGS ARE DISCRIMINATORY, MAKING RACIST STATEMENTS AROUND THAT RACIST STATEMENTS AROUND THAT USING LANGUAGE ABOUT INVASION USING LANGUAGE ABOUT INVASION ABOUT A COMING HOARD, ABOUT THE ABOUT A COMING HOARD, ABOUT THE DANGERS OF MIGRANTS, THAT AND DANGERS OF MIGRANTS, THAT AND EXPLICITLY TIEING IT TO POLICY EXPLICITLY TIEING IT TO POLICY THAT FOR ALL PURPOSES REALLY IS THAT FOR ALL PURPOSES REALLY IS ABOUT EXCLUDING PEOPLE FROM THIS ABOUT EXCLUDING PEOPLE FROM THIS COUNTRY AND ABOUT CREATING A COUNTRY AND ABOUT CREATING A SYSTEM THAT SINCE IT CAN’T BE SYSTEM THAT SINCE IT CAN’T BE DONE THROUGH CONGRESS AND HASN’T DONE THROUGH CONGRESS AND HASN’T BEEN DONE THROUGH CONGRESS, BEEN DONE THROUGH CONGRESS, REALLY KILLS LEGAL AND UN REALLY KILLS LEGAL AND UN UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION. UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION. LEGAL IMMIGRATION THROUGH A LEGAL IMMIGRATION THROUGH A THOUSAND BACKDOOR CUTS. THOUSAND BACKDOOR CUTS. THAT PART IS IMPORTANT AND THAT THAT PART IS IMPORTANT AND THAT PART IS DIFFERENT. PART IS DIFFERENT.>>APPRECIATE BOTH YOUR ERUD>>APPRECIATE BOTH YOUR ERUD IT/IO N. IT/IO N. I’M TURNING TO KATTY KAY. I’M TURNING TO KATTY KAY. I DON’T THINK IT’S A SECRET TO I DON’T THINK IT’S A SECRET TO THE REGULAR VIEWERS THAT YOU THE REGULAR VIEWERS THAT YOU HAPPEN TO BE EVERYBODY SOMEWHERE HAPPEN TO BE EVERYBODY SOMEWHERE ELSE. ELSE.>>I’M AN IMMIGRANT IN THIS>>I’M AN IMMIGRANT IN THIS COUNTRY, FIRST GENERATION COUNTRY, FIRST GENERATION IMMIGRANT. IMMIGRANT. I PAY TAXES AND AM EFFECTIVELY A I PAY TAXES AND AM EFFECTIVELY A TAXPAYER IN THIS COUNTRY. TAXPAYER IN THIS COUNTRY. A LOT OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ALSO A LOT OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ALSO PAY TAXES IN THIS COUNTRY. PAY TAXES IN THIS COUNTRY. I THINK THE IDEA THAT THIS IS I THINK THE IDEA THAT THIS IS SOMETHING TO DO WITH TAXES OR SOMETHING TO DO WITH TAXES OR WELFARE IS A TOTAL RED HERRING. WELFARE IS A TOTAL RED HERRING.>>THAT’S WHAT I WANT TO DRILL>>THAT’S WHAT I WANT TO DRILL DOWN WITH YOU ON. DOWN WITH YOU ON. WHICH IS WHO IS BEING TARGETED. WHICH IS WHO IS BEING TARGETED. AND LET ME HAVE FOR YOUR AND LET ME HAVE FOR YOUR ANALYSIS KEN CUCCINELLI PRESSED ANALYSIS KEN CUCCINELLI PRESSED WITH THAT QUESTION, WAIT A WITH THAT QUESTION, WAIT A MINUTE, IT IS NOW BECOME MINUTE, IT IS NOW BECOME DIAGNOSE QUITE CLEAR THAT DIAGNOSE QUITE CLEAR THAT CERTAIN GROUPS ARE BEING CERTAIN GROUPS ARE BEING TARGETED, TARGETING THE POOR HAS TARGETED, TARGETING THE POOR HAS LEAST SINCE ’65 IF NOT BEFORE LEAST SINCE ’65 IF NOT BEFORE BEEN DISFAVORED AND WHAT WHERE BEEN DISFAVORED AND WHAT WHERE THEY ARE FROM AND WHAT THEY LOOK THEY ARE FROM AND WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE IS SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE IS SUPPOSED TO BE UNCONSTITUTIONAL. UNCONSTITUTIONAL. TAKE A LISTEN. TAKE A LISTEN.>>WHY SHOULDN’T THE LATINO>>WHY SHOULDN’T THE LATINO COMMUNITY FEEL TARGETED? COMMUNITY FEEL TARGETED?>>THIS IS NOT NEW.>>THIS IS NOT NEW. THIS SAME QUESTION MIGHT HAVE THIS SAME QUESTION MIGHT HAVE BEEN ASKED WHEN IMMIGRANT BEEN ASKED WHEN IMMIGRANT ANCESTORS WERE COMING ALL ANCESTORS WERE COMING ALL THROUGH THE 140 YEARS. THROUGH THE 140 YEARS. THIS APPLY ACROSS THE WORLD. THIS APPLY ACROSS THE WORLD.>>THIS APPLY TO MORE LATINOS?>>THIS APPLY TO MORE LATINOS?>>IF WE HAD BEEN HAVING THIS>>IF WE HAD BEEN HAVING THIS CONVERSATION A COUPLE HUNDRED CONVERSATION A COUPLE HUNDRED YEARS AGO, IT WOULD HAVE APPLIED YEARS AGO, IT WOULD HAVE APPLIED TO MORE ITALIANS. TO MORE ITALIANS.>>I’M NOT SURE HE IS THE BEST>>I’M NOT SURE HE IS THE BEST ADVOCATE AND MOST CONVINCING ADVOCATE AND MOST CONVINCING PRESENTER OF THESE IDEAS. PRESENTER OF THESE IDEAS. IT SEEMS THAT IS EVERY TIME IT SEEMS THAT IS EVERY TIME WE’VE THROWN TO A CLIP, HE’S WE’VE THROWN TO A CLIP, HE’S PUTTING HIS FOOT IN HIS MOUTH PUTTING HIS FOOT IN HIS MOUTH CLAIMING HE, NOT SENATE CLAIMING HE, NOT SENATE CONFIRMED, HE SHOULD BE CONFIRMED, HE SHOULD BE RE-WRIGHT THE STATUTE OF LIBERTY RE-WRIGHT THE STATUTE OF LIBERTY POEM AND MAKING THE LATINO, POEM AND MAKING THE LATINO, ITALIAN COMPARE RESPONDS I LEAVE ITALIAN COMPARE RESPONDS I LEAVE THAT TO HIM. THAT TO HIM. I ASK YOU IS THIS ACCURATE AND I ASK YOU IS THIS ACCURATE AND WHAT IS HE MISSING? WHAT IS HE MISSING?>>SO THE IDEA THAT SOMEHOW>>SO THE IDEA THAT SOMEHOW IMMIGRANTS ARE GOING TO TAKE IMMIGRANTS ARE GOING TO TAKE WELFARE BASED ON THE COLOR OF WELFARE BASED ON THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN IS A COMPLETE THEIR SKIN IS A COMPLETE MISNOMER. MISNOMER. AS WE KNOW, THE VAST MAJORITY OF AS WE KNOW, THE VAST MAJORITY OF RECIPIENTS OF FOOD STAMPS IN RECIPIENTS OF FOOD STAMPS IN THIS COUNTRY ARE LIGHTWEIGHT, THIS COUNTRY ARE LIGHTWEIGHT, NOT AFRICAN-AMERICAN, NOT NOT AFRICAN-AMERICAN, NOT HISPANIC. HISPANIC. I THINK THERE’S ONLY ABOUT 10% I THINK THERE’S ONLY ABOUT 10% OF RECIPIENTS WHO ARE HISPANIC. OF RECIPIENTS WHO ARE HISPANIC. LET’S PUT THAT TO ONE SIDE. LET’S PUT THAT TO ONE SIDE. THE PROFESSOR TOOK US BACK IN THE PROFESSOR TOOK US BACK IN SIDE. SIDE. LET’S JUMP TOWARD. LET’S JUMP TOWARD. THIS IS ALL ABOUT 2044 WHEN THIS IS ALL ABOUT 2044 WHEN AMERICA BECOMES A MINORITY WHITE AMERICA BECOMES A MINORITY WHITE COUNTRY. COUNTRY. A BIT LIKE KING KNUTE, THE TRUMP A BIT LIKE KING KNUTE, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS DESPERATELY ADMINISTRATION IS DESPERATELY TRYING TO STOP THE TIDE OF THAT. TRYING TO STOP THE TIDE OF THAT. STEVEN MILLER CAME INTO THE STEVEN MILLER CAME INTO THE WHITE HOUSE WANTING TO TARGET WHITE HOUSE WANTING TO TARGET ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION YES, BUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION YES, BUT WANTING ALSO RIGHT FROM THE WANTING ALSO RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING OF THIS ADMINISTRATION BEGINNING OF THIS ADMINISTRATION TO TARGET LEGAL IMMIGRATION TO TO TARGET LEGAL IMMIGRATION TO TRY TO MAKE AMERICA IN THE IMAGE TRY TO MAKE AMERICA IN THE IMAGE THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT WHICH IS WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT WHICH IS MAJORITY WHITE. MAJORITY WHITE. WE KNOW THEY HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT WE KNOW THEY HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT TAKING NORWEGIANS AND SMOT TAKING NORWEGIANS AND SMOT PEOPLE FROM AFRICAN OR HISPANIC PEOPLE FROM AFRICAN OR HISPANIC COUNTRIES. COUNTRIES. THIS IS ABOUT RACE AND KEEPING THIS IS ABOUT RACE AND KEEPING WHERK WHITE. WHERK WHITE. IT’S NOT ABOUT THE WELFARE, IT’S NOT ABOUT THE WELFARE, TAXES OR ECONOMICS. TAXES OR ECONOMICS.>>MARIE ELENA.>>MARIE ELENA.>>COMPLETELY GO AGREE.>>COMPLETELY GO AGREE. WHAT THIS RACIALLY MOTIVATED WHAT THIS RACIALLY MOTIVATED RULE DOES NOT DO IS CHANGE THE RULE DOES NOT DO IS CHANGE THE ELIGIBILITY RULES ABOUT ELIGIBILITY RULES ABOUT IMMIGRANT ACCESS TO NUTRITION OR IMMIGRANT ACCESS TO NUTRITION OR HEALTH CARE BUT WHAT IT DOES DO HEALTH CARE BUT WHAT IT DOES DO IS ACTUALLY CHANGE THE POLITICAL IS ACTUALLY CHANGE THE POLITICAL POWER DYNAMICS. POWER DYNAMICS. WHAT THEY’RE TRYING TO DO IS WHAT THEY’RE TRYING TO DO IS HAVE MILLIONS OF IMMIGRANTS NOT HAVE MILLIONS OF IMMIGRANTS NOT BE ABLE TO BECOME PERMANENT BE ABLE TO BECOME PERMANENT RESIDENTS AND EVENTUAL VOTERS. RESIDENTS AND EVENTUAL VOTERS. THERE IS THEIR WAY TO EVENTUALLY THERE IS THEIR WAY TO EVENTUALLY HAVE MINORITY RULE, A COUNTRY A HAVE MINORITY RULE, A COUNTRY A MAJORITY OF PEOPLE OF COLOR IN MAJORITY OF PEOPLE OF COLOR IN THE FUTURE. THE FUTURE.>>THIS TRACTION PERFECTLY WITH>>THIS TRACTION PERFECTLY WITH THE NEXT QUESTION I WANTED TO THE NEXT QUESTION I WANTED TO ASK THE PROFESSOR WHICH IS ASK THE PROFESSOR WHICH IS YOU’VE ALSO DONE A LOT OF THE YOU’VE ALSO DONE A LOT OF THE POLITICS ON THIS. POLITICS ON THIS. I WONDER WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT I WONDER WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE POLITICS HERE AFTER THE THE POLITICS HERE AFTER THE PRESIDENT HAS HAD LET’S BE PRESIDENT HAS HAD LET’S BE CLEAR, ROUGH TIMES EVEN BY HIS CLEAR, ROUGH TIMES EVEN BY HIS STANDARDS YOU KNOW, THIS STANDARDS YOU KNOW, THIS CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER THAT THE CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WAS AN US TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WAS AN US COULD OF HAVING STAFF TOO LOOENT COULD OF HAVING STAFF TOO LOOENT LENIENT ON, THEN MYSTERIOUSLY LENIENT ON, THEN MYSTERIOUSLY DIES IN JAIL, THE TRUMP DIES IN JAIL, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OVERSEEING THAT, ADMINISTRATION OVERSEEING THAT, A SERIES OF REPORTS ABOUT HIS A SERIES OF REPORTS ABOUT HIS HANDLING OF THESE MASSACHUSETTS HANDLING OF THESE MASSACHUSETTS SHOOTINGS WHILE NOT CAUSAL SHOOTINGS WHILE NOT CAUSAL CERTAINLY HAD THE SHOOTER CERTAINLY HAD THE SHOOTER ECHOING LANGUAGE OF THE ECHOING LANGUAGE OF THE PRESIDENT AND ALL THE OTHER PRESIDENT AND ALL THE OTHER PROBLEMS. PROBLEMS. HERE ARE THE POLITICS, LEAH, HERE ARE THE POLITICS, LEAH, HERE WE GO AGAIN. HERE WE GO AGAIN. WHAT I MENTIONED AT THE TOP WHAT I MENTIONED AT THE TOP WHICH IS THE INSINUATION THAT WHICH IS THE INSINUATION THAT PARTICIPATING IN ANY PUBLIC PARTICIPATING IN ANY PUBLIC PROGRAM MAKES YOU SOMEHOW PROGRAM MAKES YOU SOMEHOW SUSPECT AND REAGAN QUO DO THAT SUSPECT AND REAGAN QUO DO THAT IN A DOMESTIC CONTEXT WITH IN A DOMESTIC CONTEXT WITH AFRICAN-AMERICANS. AFRICAN-AMERICANS. WE’RE SEEING IT IN THE WE’RE SEEING IT IN THE IMMIGRATION CONTEXT. IMMIGRATION CONTEXT. WALK US THROUGH YOUR VIEW OF THE WALK US THROUGH YOUR VIEW OF THE POLITICAL PLAYBOOK HERE. POLITICAL PLAYBOOK HERE.>>YOU KNOW IN, TIMES OF CRISIS>>YOU KNOW IN, TIMES OF CRISIS FOR DONALD TRUMP, HE VERY FOR DONALD TRUMP, HE VERY QUICKLY FALLS BACK ON THE — ON QUICKLY FALLS BACK ON THE — ON YOU KNOW, THE CULTURE WARS AND YOU KNOW, THE CULTURE WARS AND WHAT IT AMOUNTS TO THE RACE WARS WHAT IT AMOUNTS TO THE RACE WARS AND IMMIGRATION WARS. AND IMMIGRATION WARS. SO THIS IS HIS FAVORITE AND SO THIS IS HIS FAVORITE AND PERHAPS THE EASIEST PUNCHING BAG PERHAPS THE EASIEST PUNCHING BAG FOR HIM. FOR HIM. THIS IS HOW HE STARTED HIS THIS IS HOW HE STARTED HIS CAMPAIGN. CAMPAIGN. THIS IS HOW YOU KNOW, THIS IS THIS IS HOW YOU KNOW, THIS IS HOW HE RAN HIS CAMPAIGN. HOW HE RAN HIS CAMPAIGN. THIS IS WHAT HE DID, WHAT HE THIS IS WHAT HE DID, WHAT HE FOCUSED ON IN THE 2016 SPECIAL FOCUSED ON IN THE 2016 SPECIAL ELECTIONS AND ESPECIALLY THE 201 ELECTIONS AND ESPECIALLY THE 201 ELECTIONS AND PULLING IT OUT ELECTIONS AND PULLING IT OUT AGAIN TO APPEAL TO HIS BASE. AGAIN TO APPEAL TO HIS BASE. THIS IS NOT ABOUT GROWING HIS THIS IS NOT ABOUT GROWING HIS BASE. BASE. THIS IS NOT ABOUT THAT. THIS IS NOT ABOUT THAT. ONE THING I WOULD PUSH BACK ON ONE THING I WOULD PUSH BACK ON AND REALLY THINK ABOUT IS, HOW AND REALLY THINK ABOUT IS, HOW OFTEN HAS THIS BEEN SUCCESSFUL OFTEN HAS THIS BEEN SUCCESSFUL FOR DONALD TRUMP? FOR DONALD TRUMP? WE MAY POINT TO 2016 BUT WE CAN WE MAY POINT TO 2016 BUT WE CAN LOOK AT 2018 AND SEE THAT THIS LOOK AT 2018 AND SEE THAT THIS IDEA OF THE SO-CALLED HOARD, IDEA OF THE SO-CALLED HOARD, THIS MYTH OF THE HOARD, THE FEAR THIS MYTH OF THE HOARD, THE FEAR OF THE HOARD DIDN’T PAN OUT. OF THE HOARD DIDN’T PAN OUT. THE CARAVAN DIDN’T PLAY OUT IN THE CARAVAN DIDN’T PLAY OUT IN HIS FAVOR AT THE BALLOT BOX. HIS FAVOR AT THE BALLOT BOX. WHAT IT ENDED UP DOING IS WHAT IT ENDED UP DOING IS CREATING, YOU KNOW, PLAYING A CREATING, YOU KNOW, PLAYING A ROLE IN THE INCREASED FRENZY AND ROLE IN THE INCREASED FRENZY AND RHETORIC AROUND RACE THAT HAD RHETORIC AROUND RACE THAT HAD DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES BUT DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES BUT POLITICALLY, DIDN’T SEEM TO — POLITICALLY, DIDN’T SEEM TO — DIDN’T PAYOFF FOR HIM. DIDN’T PAYOFF FOR HIM.>>LEAH AND MARIE ELAINA, THANK>>LEAH AND MARIE ELAINA, THANK YOU BOTH. YOU BOTH. HAVE I ONE MORE THING IN NEW HAVE I ONE MORE THING IN NEW YORK FOR KATTY KAY. YORK FOR KATTY KAY. THAT IS STEVEN MILLER. THAT IS STEVEN MILLER. STEVEN MILLER HAS MAINTAINED A STEVEN MILLER HAS MAINTAINED A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF INFLUENCE TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF INFLUENCE OVER IMMIGRATION POLICY. OVER IMMIGRATION POLICY. HE WORKED FOR JEFF SESSIONS. HE WORKED FOR JEFF SESSIONS. HE’S NOW JOUST LASTED JEFF HE’S NOW JOUST LASTED JEFF SESSIONS AND VIEWERS MAY KNOW SESSIONS AND VIEWERS MAY KNOW HIM AS SOMEONE HOB ISN’T ON HIM AS SOMEONE HOB ISN’T ON CAMERA ALL THAT MUCH AND YET CAMERA ALL THAT MUCH AND YET SOMETIMES SEEMS TO AS I SOMETIMES SEEMS TO AS I MENTIONED OUTLAST AND OUT RANK MENTIONED OUTLAST AND OUT RANK THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE BORDER THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE BORDER CZARS, DHS. CZARS, DHS. IT IS REMARKABLE. IT IS REMARKABLE. SOME PEOPLE SAY I WISH WE DIDN’T SOME PEOPLE SAY I WISH WE DIDN’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS OR THAT HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS OR THAT PERSON. PERSON. WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH WHAT’S OUT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH WHAT’S OUT THERE, WHETHER YOU WANT TO THERE, WHETHER YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO MR. MILLER OR NOT. LISTEN TO MR. MILLER OR NOT. I SAY THAT AS A KIND OF I SAY THAT AS A KIND OF DISCLAIMER FOR SPRURPZ HERE HE DISCLAIMER FOR SPRURPZ HERE HE IS ON THE VERY ISSUE THAT HAS IS ON THE VERY ISSUE THAT HAS BECOME FRONT AND CENTER ABOUT BECOME FRONT AND CENTER ABOUT THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. TAKE A LOOK. TAKE A LOOK.>>THE STATUE OF LIBERTY SAYS>>THE STATUE OF LIBERTY SAYS GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR, GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR, YOUR HUDDLED MASSES YEARNING TO YOUR HUDDLED MASSES YEARNING TO BE FREE. BE FREE. IT DOESN’T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT IT DOESN’T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT SPEAKING ENGLISH OR BEING ABLE SPEAKING ENGLISH OR BEING ABLE TO BE A COMPUTER PROGRAM SNIR TO BE A COMPUTER PROGRAM SNIR THE POEM THAT YOU’RE REFERRING THE POEM THAT YOU’RE REFERRING TO WAS ADDED LATE SER NOT PART TO WAS ADDED LATE SER NOT PART OF THE ORIGINAL STATUE OF OF THE ORIGINAL STATUE OF LIBERTY. LIBERTY. MORE FUNDAMENTALLY, MORE MORE FUNDAMENTALLY, MORE FUNDAMENTALLY. FUNDAMENTALLY.>>YOU’RE SAYING THAT DOES NOT>>YOU’RE SAYING THAT DOES NOT REPRESENT WHAT THE COUNTRY HAS REPRESENT WHAT THE COUNTRY HAS ALWAYS THOUGHT OF. ALWAYS THOUGHT OF.>>I’M SAYING THE NOTION.>>I’M SAYING THE NOTION.>>STEVEN, I’M SORRY.>>STEVEN, I’M SORRY. THAT SOUNDS LIKE SOME NATIONAL THAT SOUNDS LIKE SOME NATIONAL PARK REVISIONISM. PARK REVISIONISM.>>2017 AND THAT WAS SOMETHING>>2017 AND THAT WAS SOMETHING THEY BACKED OFF OF BECAUSE THEY THEY BACKED OFF OF BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T WANT TO GO TO WAR WITH DIDN’T WANT TO GO TO WAR WITH THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. IS THIS NOW THE IN THE PLAYBOOK? IS THIS NOW THE IN THE PLAYBOOK? IS THIS NOT SOMETHING THEY’RE IS THIS NOT SOMETHING THEY’RE BACKING OFF? BACKING OFF? THIS IS FROM WHAT 2017 IS NOW THIS IS FROM WHAT 2017 IS NOW TOO EXTREME IS BEING NORMALIZED TOO EXTREME IS BEING NORMALIZED IN 2019. IN 2019.>>IS HE GOES ON TO SAY GIVE US>>IS HE GOES ON TO SAY GIVE US YOUR WRETCHED AND HOMELESS. YOUR WRETCHED AND HOMELESS. IT’S VERY HARD IN STEVEN MILL IT’S VERY HARD IN STEVEN MILL AREA’S IDEAL AMERICA TO IMAGINE AREA’S IDEAL AMERICA TO IMAGINE THIS WHITE HOUSE EMBRACING THE THIS WHITE HOUSE EMBRACING THE WRETCHED REFUSE AND THE HOMELESS WRETCHED REFUSE AND THE HOMELESS OF THE WORLD. OF THE WORLD. THEY HAVE NORMALIZED A LOT. THEY HAVE NORMALIZED A LOT. THIS IS THIS BATTLE GOING ON THIS IS THIS BATTLE GOING ON CONTINUALLY OVER THE WALL. CONTINUALLY OVER THE WALL. THEY HAVEN’T MANAGED TO BUILD THEY HAVEN’T MANAGED TO BUILD THE WALL. THE WALL. THEY ARE TRYING THROUGH OTHER THEY ARE TRYING THROUGH OTHER MEANS TO SATISFY THE BASE ON MEANS TO SATISFY THE BASE ON IMMIGRATION POLICY. IMMIGRATION POLICY. BUT SPECIFICALLY WHAT’S NEW HERE BUT SPECIFICALLY WHAT’S NEW HERE IS THIS IDEA OF TARGETING LEGAL IS THIS IDEA OF TARGETING LEGAL IMMIGRANTS. IMMIGRANTS. THAT IS STEVEN MILLER. THAT IS STEVEN MILLER. THAT’S SOMETHING HE HAS WANTED THAT’S SOMETHING HE HAS WANTED TO DO. TO DO. I’VE HEARD HIM SAY IT FROM THE I’VE HEARD HIM SAY IT FROM THE BEGINNING OF THIS ADMINISTRATION BEGINNING OF THIS ADMINISTRATION AND NOW HE FEELS WITH THIS ORDER AND NOW HE FEELS WITH THIS ORDER HE CAN DO IT. HE CAN DO IT. IT WILLING BE CHALLENGED IN THE IT WILLING BE CHALLENGED IN THE COURTS. COURTS.>>YOU JUST PUT YOUR FINGER ON>>YOU JUST PUT YOUR FINGER ON IT, THEY HAVE SLOWLY BUT FINALLY IT, THEY HAVE SLOWLY BUT FINALLY MOVED FROM TALKING ABOUT THE MOVED FROM TALKING ABOUT THE UNDOCUMENTED WHERE THERE’S A UNDOCUMENTED WHERE THERE’S A LEGAL LINE TO ADMIT NO, THEY LEGAL LINE TO ADMIT NO, THEY DON’T LIKE, AND I SAY THIS IF DON’T LIKE, AND I SAY THIS IF YOU DON’T MIND, THEY DON’T WANT YOU DON’T MIND, THEY DON’T WANT CERTAIN PEOPLE HAVE YOUR STATUS, CERTAIN PEOPLE HAVE YOUR STATUS, WHO ARE JUST LEGALLY HERE WHO ARE JUST LEGALLY HERE PARTICIPATING IN OUR ECONOMY. PARTICIPATING IN OUR ECONOMY. WE LEARN FROM, WE LISTEN TO, WE LEARN FROM, WE LISTEN TO, PAYING TAXES. PAYING TAXES. NOW THEY’RE SAYING THE FACT THAT NOW THEY’RE SAYING THE FACT THAT YOU CAME HERE ITSELF SHOULD BE YOU CAME HERE ITSELF SHOULD BE TARGETED. TARGETED.>>YEAH, I HAVE FOUR AMERICAN>>YEAH, I HAVE FOUR AMERICAN KIDS, I HAVE AN AMERICAN BRITISH KIDS, I HAVE AN AMERICAN BRITISH HUSBAND. HUSBAND. I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT I I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT I WILL BE CHUCKED OUT BUT I’M VERY WILL BE CHUCKED OUT BUT I’M VERY CONSCIOUS OF THE FACT THAT CONSCIOUS OF THE FACT THAT PEOPLE WHO DON’T LOOK LIKE ME PEOPLE WHO DON’T LOOK LIKE ME WHO COME WITH MORE DIFFICULT WHO COME WITH MORE DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES THAN ME TO THIS CIRCUMSTANCES THAN ME TO THIS COUNTRY WHERE YOU HAVE ALWAYS COUNTRY WHERE YOU HAVE ALWAYS WELCOMED MIGRANTS IT HAS BEEN WELCOMED MIGRANTS IT HAS BEEN THE VALUE OF AMERICA, IT IS THE THE VALUE OF AMERICA, IT IS THE THING THAT DISTINGUISHES THIS THING THAT DISTINGUISHES THIS COUNTRY FROM OTHER COUNTRIES AND COUNTRY FROM OTHER COUNTRIES AND I FEAR THAT’S GOING. I FEAR THAT’S GOING.>>WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR

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