This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Los Fresnos, Texas: Nick Valencia) The conditions inside the detention center with confusion about where their kids are, the pace of reunions discussed. [immigration attorney Eileen BLESSINGER- recounts the reaction to her complaints: no communication with the kids.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The confusion & chaos over Trump's plan noted. ["New York Times" Michael SHEAR- offers views on the administration's confusion over policy in a very tense White House meeting about zero tolerance while keeping families together.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's lawyer Alan Dershowitz & former ICE acting dir. John Sandweg about immigration policy. [SANDWEG - offers views on there being no clear plan, how family detention could cost billions, the problem of kids scattered all over the country under different state laws.] [DERSHOWITZ - offers views on how the president could do the right thing, outlines what is needed to handle detention with expedited trials, how the president has the power.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Phoenix: Gary Tuchman) The story of Alison Jimena‡, who is in a shelter in Phoenix while her mother is in Texas, discussed; a statement from Southwest Key Program spokesman Jeff Eller† about mother & daughter being able to speak quoted; scenes shown of Tuchman speaking on a callback device where the woman is denying any information about the little girl, Alison Jimena‡ The question about when the mother-daughter could be reunited discussed.
(Nogales, Arizona: Martin Savidge) A look at the southern border & the patrols there to secure the area presented; scenes shown from Arizona's high desert. [US Customs & Border Protection agent Dan HERNANDEZ - cites the massive territory.] [Border Patrol Tucson chief Rodolfo KARSCH- says he is implementing President Trump's policy; states he has seen the crying children before.] What happens to families after they have been processed for detention & possible deportation after the ICE process discussed.
(New York: Bill Weir) The "Angels in Orange," who work to help the homeless in New York City, profiled; scenes shown; details given about this new model of housing the homeless first. [Once homeless, Robert OFFLEY- shows where he used to live & how they changed his life.] [United Pathways Frederick SHACK, case manager Martha VALENTINE, case aide Charles YARBOROUGH- talk about housing options.] [Formerly homeless, Robert BURROUGHS- cites his goals.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Bill Weir) The role of Angels in Orange in giving the homeless dignity discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Tomorrow's special on "Champions for Change" noted.