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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 02, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at where President Trump stands on his plans to close the border with his plans to change health care tabled till after the 2020 election & his belief he alone can stop the immigration problem introduced. [TRUMP - says we need to get rid of chain migration & judges about immigration & get Mexico to stop people from coming in or the border will be closed.] [Seven times, TRUMP - says "I alone can fix it."] The chronology of his plans to shut down the border with him cutting off aid to three Central American countries after his homeland security secretary signed a deal with those countries with economic consequences looming reviewed; Trump tweets quoted. [Dec. 11, 2018, TRUMP - says he will take responsibility for the government shutdown.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Brownsville, Texas: Martin Savidge) The local people's concern about the border closing, the significance of the border in Brownsville, Texas, where it is "ordinary life" & there is a daily commute both ways discussed; scenes shown of businesses on the border with employees/customers from Mexico.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Univision anchor Jorge Ramos about the border. [RAMOS - offers views on how closing the border makes no sense, on cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala & Honduras after Kirstjen Nielsen worked out a deal with these nations, where the US aid money had been going, how border crossings cannot be stopped since the borders in Central America are open, immigration statistics via legal & illegal entries, the changing policies in Mexico & El Salvador.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Savidge, Martin

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