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immigration / Children Facilities / Sanders Resignation / Sevier, Merkley Interviews #1138686

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The photo from the border of an immigrant man, Oscar Martinez & his daughter, who drowned in the Rio Grande River, shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The condition under which migrant children are living in custody in border detention facilities featured; "New York Times" June 21 story on the young detainees living in stench quoted; details given about the resignation of acting UCP commissioner John Sanders. [President Trump - says he has never spoken to Sanders.] What Trump has said about immigration policy under President Obama & what is driving the current influx of migrants noted. [On NBC, on Sunday, TRUMP - says I was the one who ended family separations.] [On CNN, on Sunday, Vice President Mike PENCE - blames the appropriations process.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with pediatrician Dr. Dolly Lucio Sevier, who had visited the McAllen detention center. [SEVIER - offers views on the kids reports on no access to washing or washing out formula bottles, evidence of trauma in the kids: they were very subdued & repeating statements, the common sense view of soap, some good conditions along with the bad.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The coming House vote on billions for border funding noted. Live discussion held with Senator Jeff Merkley about the border. [MERKLEY - offers views on the conditions under which the two migrants drowned crossing the border, the huge level of incompetence at the centers: no cleanliness; hence accountability, how Trump should know heads like Sanders & the idea that making the immigrants suffer will keep them from coming here.]

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