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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. Oh my goodness. What a sorry, sad state of affairs you Americans have got yourselves in. When you can't even IDENTIFY, let alone commit and CONDEMN the misdeeds and mismanagement of your own offices of government that renders you IMPOTENT at dealing justice. You, sir, your NATION, is a DISGRACE to the world.

  2. Whites have yet to wake up to the fact their gov is KLAN run.. Thesse are Terrorists.. wtf would they care about a Brown child? white cops MURDER Brown kids in this country

  3. Well, We let in God would be Mr. President Trump judge alone for as sure never know neither, but not all of us neither it meant God is between with Mr. President Trump for as sure not me and them and you also. God still love of his shepherd meant Children than Mr. President Trump neither. I am very honor of God's shepherd whom passed ways than Mr. President Trump. I do the same honor of John McCain more than Mr. President Trump big bully and insult our community of the U.S.A. I am not the East Germany of the Hitler period for once of the question, because Hitler are murder of all of the U.S.A military and Jews of Children and Teen and the Adult whom are passed ways. God send me in the U.S.A when I born here. God said must stop fight and argument talk around talk about Mr. President Trump must be wrongdoing too negative questions all of us. God love Mexican his shepherd and the Adult and Teenage and all of us not only one of Trump period for once of the question at all. Thank all of you by God and Jesus Christ our into The Lord for all of us into the world this Earth.

  4. JOIN THE RESISTANCE #CallBankAmerica 800-732-9194
    Swarm the phones Obstruct business Give them a run on the bank, crash their stock. Trump will resign or lose Bank of America… then he can be committed to a mental institution for the criminally insane.

  5. Evangelicals joined forces with white supremacist to get the Republicans (so self proclaimed Pro-Life Party) elected to the white house so they can get to this point and to reach this new low.

  6. Trump and Trump Jr. stealing money from children with cancer.
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/06/06/how-donald-trump-shifted-kids-cancer-charity-money-into-his-business/

  7. This has to be an attempt to start a civil war or provoke widespread rioting/demonstrations so that martial law can be called and a Presidential term can be extended. Or an attempt to call an impeachment destined to fail in the Senate with the hope of truly galvanizing the base.

  8. I knew Trump had blood on his hands because he's ruined small businessmen by not paying them and at least one had committed suicide because he couldn't live with the shame of not paying his employees and vendors. I don't know the man's name but he owned a small business that had been started by his father or grandfather and Trump ruined him. So that wasn't enough blood. Now he wants the blood of children. If I believed in devils and demons and such I'd say I know exactly where to find them. I do believe our great country is being led by pure evil. If you voted for this evil you need to examine your heart because you harbor some evil there.

  9. This world is lying in the power of the wicked one. This is not talking about Trump but Satan. This is why this world is so terrible.

  10. This is the most disgusting thing I’ve ever heard. Anyone who still supports that animal is now as guilty as the pig of a president!

  11. Stop saying "Can they sink any lower?" Or "This is the most inhumane thing they've ever done" they seem to take these sorts of statement as a challenge.
    Yes they can and will sink lower.

  12. Maybe the father could sell some tamales in the hospital parking lot ro raise some money to go home for treatment?

  13. Every day I am flabbergasted and disgusted by the latest stupidities coming from this administration, but this is just beyond inhumane. What baffles me day after day is how anyone can support this man when we are constantly seeing this type of behavior.

  14. I can't help but wonder how much Steven Miller has to do with this. This is disgusting, slimy and cowardly, just like Steven Miller and Trump. How does this make this country any better? Lack of empathy isn't a sign of greatness, it's a sign of being a sociopath.

  15. Mam the honest truth is regardless if it's the 1930's with the Nazi party, or present day 2019 with the Donald J Trump administration it's the same shameful game just different players, and it's sad to see that so many people still support this type of evil ; historically when future generations look back at where we are now in the land of the free, and the home of the brave we will be compared to Nazi Germany of that era, these are sad , and shameful times.

  16. A doctor's first oath is to "do no harm". Any doctor who follows this policy should have his license revoked.

  17. He completely cut my cousins disabled, Brain damaged Son's Snap. Nothing changed except rent and utilities went up! He's lived the same place 15 years. The food pantries aren't going to have enough food for the 75,000 people who were dropped from snap. This is in just ONE state. But the 1% got tax breaks by taking $$ from poor, elderly, disabled, & now denying life saving medical care. Is he so far gone to realize that's such a cruel thing & that he will be remembered for throughout history?

  18. Trump is hitler 2.0. I blame democrats as well. Nancy Pelosi should have started impeachment a long time ago. Blood is on all of thier hands.

  19. I have NO issue completely believing this. My issue is CONTROLLING my rage and NOT visiting the orange malignant tumor in person!!!

  20. "Can they get any lower?" The answer is yes, I don't know how you can go lower than that, but the Trump administration will figure out how. As far as how to be evil goes, they are very very innovative.

  21. What is the NAME of the INDIVIDUAL who signed those letters? Those should be featured front and center in these stories so we know who to direct queries to.

  22. Rachel: you must know who is probably responsible for this. It’s STEPHEN MILLER. He hates everyone who is non white. This is right up his alley. Plus they are not announcing it publicly because this way, they can sit there and deny it. Just sending letters in this way gives it deniability so they don’t have to take responsibility for it. Just watch. People will try to call them out for it and they’ll say something like, we don’t know who sent the letters, we have no idea. Deniability. The name of the game.
    This administration is pure EVIL.

  23. "Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough" Franklin D Roosevelt It's a stunning sentiment from an a well respected American leader Too bad he didn't think of that before he sent thousands of Jews back to Europe to be murdered by the Nazis, or before Japanese Americans were interned in concentration camps here in the mainland. At least he redeemed himself in the war though.

  24. So these people are documented and legal under specific programs yet the admin is making them illegal on purpose. Striping them of their lives… wow

  25. yeah and who pick pays the bill is the same treatment available for USA citizens????? or do they go broke getting treatment for your sick children, so why don't you pay for some of those children Rachel et al

  26. Stop calling Trumpsterfire's policies "inhumane". They are deliberately cruel and vicious and 100% RACIST. Tell it like it IS.

  27. This is clearly the work of Monster in Chief Steven Miller who is no doubt scouring regulations to find those that may be cancelled and trigger the removal of sick immigrants thereby causing death and suffering.
    Trump loves the work that Miller is doing, but when Trump is arrested for crimes against humanity, he will throw Miller under the bus in an attempt to claim innocence of the dreadful measures that the disgusting Miller dreams up and Trump endorses. Is the USA becoming like Russia or North Korea? Miller is on the same moral level as Adolf Hitler.
    The people of the USA need to remove these 2 cancerous reprobates from power.

  28. So if i break into someones house and ask to be a roommate it's ok? Demacats hmmmm very cruel for me not to live in your house after i break in…… READ THE LETTER 1:00 i dare you

  29. Rachel tell the truth stop pulling on people heart strings. They are illegal immigrants sick or no sick their trespassing. This country need rules that show people they can't just sneak into our country and expected us to help them. It's hash but what is the alternative open borders. Sometimes you have to cut the leg to save the body….

  30. Fake-news Media nausea Rachel and the rest of the puppets at it 24/7. The day of reckoning for all the deceptions, manipulations and propaganda are not far off.

  31. OK, if this is the level of hateful our country has fallen to I would say our great experiment is a huge failure…..just sayin.

  32. There is no mystery. This is a pure white supremacist order. Trump only cared to appeal to his base. He hope that they can somehow keep him in office.

  33. Any politcans who backs these threats republicans or democrats will suffer the whirlwind of the most high GOD period full stop.

  34. Stephen Miller is an AshkeNAZI Jew who are telling Trump to build the wall, put kids in concentration camps and disarm the people before election 2020 because they plan to take over America and cancel the election with police as a standing army. They will murder anybody who interrupts this plan even Trump himself. Thats the evil that controls The U.S. Government known as "The State" Department run by Pompeo The Wicked.
    #MICDROP

  35. Sheer incompetence. What should we expect? People elected an entirely unqualified person to run this country. E-fucking-duh. Of course he's gonna fuckit up. It's what all y'all MAGA airheads wanted. And this is what ya get.

  36. With this administration, the buck just never stops….just gets juggled, from one poorly run agency to another….

    Makes me misty eyed for virtually ANY era other than this

  37. Hahaha lmao at the comments. Every “cultural” person in the US’s ideology is to throw all laws and rules out the window in favour of feel good emotions. Woman politics kids.

  38. Illegal aliens are not USA problem ! Who is paying for these illegal thieves ! Support a veteran, not a trespassing illegal ! Treat in Mexico z! Be correct not unpolitical correct ! Why is this USA problem ? Democrats is why ! They wanna ruin USA, and NWO ! Deport all illegals ! What does illegal mean Lucifer left !

  39. Mind you, this is the guy white evangelicals worship! I think every person in this administration should be tried and executed!

  40. All this chaos are DISTRACTIONS, what happened to the investigations on the Kashoggi murder, the Epstein "suicide", the corruption of the tRump charity group, the Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, the obstruction of justice in many cases……?????

  41. Trumps has moved from sociopath to psychopath. Oops, he may have always been that way.

    Maybe I should define the profile. Sociopath: Glibness and superficial charm, manipulative and conning, grandiose sense of self, pathologic lying, lack of shame or guilt, shallow emotions, incapacity for love, need for stimulation.
    President Trump as exhibited this behavior. Now, the difference between a sociopath and a psychopath is that what he is doing is wrong, but DOES NOT CARE! The story above seems to prove that Trump has made the transition.

  42. Fake news! There are always tragedies in any system, hundreds of thousands in the socialized systems like England, Australia etc. In the USA there are thousands of kids receiving the highest quality medical care, don't believe the lie like AOC stagged photos at the border.

  43. Oh and all this started with melania visiting the childrens Hospitals she sure is,nt in the eye of the public now is she. This is as low as all those crazy sickening shootings and takeing funds from F.E.M.A For humans sake the Orenge suit would go good with his hair

  44. What happens if the rest of the world’s poor take wind that we are treating all the sick with US taxpayers money? You don’t think there would be massive amounts of people bringing their children for treatment that they would of had to pay for anywhere else? What are the limits,? If any.

    Sounds so self righteous telling people who think logically that it is blood on their hands if these children die. Bunch of hypocrites who lock their doors at night, and would be furious if there own child couldn’t receive the treatment afforded these illegals. What do you self proclaimed saviors of the world propose we do if this were to happen, and how will we support the worlds sick children with a finite amount of resources and money.

    We do the best we can, which happens to be the most in the world, when taking in immigrants and treating their poor. Prove me wrong.

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