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malaysia airlinesers flight 17 emboldening vladimir putin. see you next time. hi everyone, this is al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler in new york. hours away from a humanitarian truce, hamas and israel struggle to find a lasting ceasefire. taking to the streets, demonstrations in the west bank turned violent for a second straight day. >> holding out - how one landowner made thousands off the deadly washington state landslide. >> and border insecurity, how to handle the weight of migrants coming across the border.
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tonight, our special report. you're looking at live pictures of gaza where at 6am saturday morning, in two hours, a temporary humanitarian truce is scheduled to begin. both sides agreed to stop attacks for 12 hours, so food and aid can get to palestinians inside gaza. diplomats had hoped for a longer ceasefire. that didn't happen, instead they are about to begin a day of meetings in paris. jonathan betz is here with more. >> diplomats hope a 12-hour pause will lay the ground work. al jazeera obtained a document outlining the key points. a ceasefire in 2012 is aimed at providing a sustainable solution. it ensures the livelihoods of
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the palestinians. it also offers a 7-day pause in violence so israel can pull out its troops and allow food and medicine in. that is a long-term side. the hope was to stop the fighting for address. for now they'll be paused for a few hours. >> after 18 days of violence serious talks the fighting may stop briefly for the first time. >> we are confident we have a fundamental framework that can work. >> secretary of state john kerry left cairo hoping for a long term deal. both sides appear to be close to agreeing to a short truce beginning tomorrow. >> they have indicated a willingness to do that as a good faith down-payment. >> still in the works, a 7-day
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ceasefire, israel related the idea, not willing to pull troops out of gaza. >> we are trying to bring cessation to the violence. >> earlier ceasefires failed. hamas demanded israel lift the blockates >> after weeks of fighting including an attack at school, patients is running thin. this is wrong, why are you killing people. there are other ways to resolve the issue. i'm angry about what this is doing. stereo during the brief pause, israel says it will continue to search for and destroy hamas's tunnels. secretary of state john kerry is headed to paris with the hopes of extending the 12-hour peace fire. >> jonathan betz, thank you.
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john bradshaw is executive director of the national security network, a group of analysts. i afghanistaned about the significance of saturday's temporary ceasefire. >> it's an important step, the first time that both sides agreed to a ceasefire. obviously it's not enough to change the situation. but it does bode well for coming up with an agreement leading to a longer 7-day ceasefire that secretary kerry has proposed. the secretary said they have a good framework, that both sides are buying into. there are obstacles to be worked out. >> there is hope that after the 12-hour ceasefire that starts saturday morning, there'll be momentum to a longer 7-day ceasefire. >> and the secretary of state john kerry heads to europe tomorrow. what does he hope to accomplish there. >> the europeans have a role to
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play. they are not the ones that will broker a deal. that will rely on turkey and qatar, who have been the go betweens with hamas. i think the europeans can play a supportive role, and some of the e.u. diplomats have been engaged. it's a useful stop. and i think the real action will be back in the region when - if qatar can provide the right incentives to hamas, to agree to the propose accuracy fire. >> and qatar, which provides funding for al jazeera america, they have been the go between between hamas and the rest of the world. what are the qataris telling hamas. >> from what i understand they have been encouraging hamas to agree to a ceasefire. there might be some financial incentives for paying salaries
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other things that have existed. the economic situation is miserable. and one of the things that may come out of the whole sorry episode with so much violence is ex-negotiations. it could lead to better living conditions for the palestinians and gaza. we are a long way away from that. this could be the first step, creating some time, a more secure situation for a couple of years. there's not a lot of reason that there'll be a long-term solution. we may see progress in the following address. >> thank you. >> while diplomats in cairo try to reach a truce, palestinians in the west bank and east jerusalem took to the streets in what they call a day of rage.
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demonstrators threw rocks and fire works at the police, security fired rubber bullets into the crowd. the press are moving in. we are hearing grenades being fired. literally in the past few minutes, hundreds of men finished praying, they couldn't get into the alaxa mosque. this is a water canon. police were prepared before they got here. it's an important day, the last friday in the muslim holy month of ramadan. and given the p lo cause for palestinians to show solidarity and support for palestinian people in gaza. the police have started to move in. we have seen protesters and
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fireworks. police have decided that you can see a lot of smoke in the air. behind the line of police is the water canon. there's a few hundred men here. plus arrested this man. they moved in quickly, a wall of police followed by special police. you can see a water canon. there were hundreds of men angry they can't cabinet into al- absque mosque because of security restrictions. police were prepared, coming with stun grenades and met with protesters. they moved in quickly and have begun making arrests. >> kim vinnell reporting. the israeli offensive is tearing families apart. 900 have been killed in gaza. mostly civilians. >> in a neighbourhood the
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ambulances are brave enough to drive through. usually a busy thorough fair is neglect, other than a boy pushing groceries. two neighbourhoods emptied by war, and two families. they struggle with loss on a day the u.s. hoped there would be peace. >> this man sadly knows this hospital well. his family members fill 20 rooms. shrapnel cuts through his brother's leg. he's prepping for surgery. >> he nods, he is so nervous he can't speak. down the hall. hussain's cousin has had four surgeries, one for each port of his body. the entire family was living in a u.n. school-turned shelter. the wounded include hussain's family, the dead hussain's
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mother, stepmother, sister and two brothers. >> i don't understand how i survived or why i'm alive. >> across town you can see the loss and the heart break. in the light touch on a photograph, of a father and his son. >> the family said an israeli bullet killed 7-year-old marr won. israel denies it. >> i was holding my son in my hand. he fell in the street. i called to him. he gave no response. >> waleed was her oldest son, the one destined to lead the family. he was named after a man in a poster. his uncle died fighting israel. >> i'm not a member of israel. i'm worried about my brother. he is in heaven.
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>> 10-year-old shimer escorts her father outside. she is afraid he'll get shot. we stopped from around the corner. in palestine's history, our children are being killed. the neighbourhoods, families feel empty and disappointed after so much death. there's no peace in site. in several american cities, jews and muslims rally for piece, side by side. this demonstration in los angeles including a prayer service that drew several hundred people. in new york more than 1,000 people marched past city hall. others gathered in times square, wanting to draw attention to u.s. political involvement and financial support of israel's
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military. organizers read out the names of 200 children who had been killed since the fighting began. >> the other story, the unresolved crisis on the boarder. president met with leaders of three nations, the country responsible for the flood of thousands of migrant children into the united states. presidents of honduras, guatemala, and el salvador expressed concerns about america's immigration policy. more from libby casey at the white house. >> all the leaders gathered, recognised they have a shared responsibility to deal with the problem. the president called for more facilities to house the children and more resources to get them through the court system. he praised the outpouring gern ofties, helping to take care of children coming across the border. he warned that they'd be
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repatriated, ending up back in their own countries. >> in addition to being a nation of immigrants, we are a nation of laws. if you have a disorderly and dangerous process of migration it puts the children at whisk, but calls into queech a legal process of those properly applying and entering our country. >> the president said the u.s. and central american countries have to work together to get at the root of the problem - violence and poverty. he talked about improving security and gunrunners, making the situation better. they have been asking congress and others to help. they are fraught with negotiations, over what they should be doing. democrats put forth a proposal.
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but republicans say it spends too much money and doesn't do the right things. >> we know the president caused the issue, has failed to lead on the issue. it is appropriate for congress to step into the breach and fix the issue. doing nothing, i don't think, is a good approach. you hear from republicans that they recognise they need to put aside their own proposal before leaving for an august recess. some republicans are saying they shouldn't leave until they get their own ideas hammered out. at this point it's not like lug they'll come out with anything. republicans are talking about retailing the 2008 law dealing with child trafficking and having more judges on the border or national and guard troops. they are not things that will line up. will they get anything done over the next week - it remains to be seen. >> the president of guatemala
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told al jazeera he agrees with president obama's call for all the nations to work together. he says solving the drug trafficking problem and border issues to go away. >> translation: guatemala, honduras, and el salvador do not produce drugs. they are in the path. we need to get together to combat the trafficking. gangs are dangerous, especially the drug gangs, they create violence in our country. they bring the drugs to the united states and return with firearms and money. it causes violence and weakens my country's responsibility. we must work together. hama is clear on this. we have to come up with a
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programme. >> at the bottom of the hour, we bring you stories of people coming to the united states. the anger over the arrive and convincing them not to make the journey. >> a week after malaysia airlines flight 17 was shot down most of the bodies have been removed. crash vectors started re -- investigators started to look at the side. >> reporter: the small team of australian and dutch investigators have been in the area taking photographs of debris. it is spread over a radius of 25 square kilometres. the australian and dutch governments talked about bringing in soldiers so a proper secure forensic investigation can begin, but that is not going to be easy. we are in the middle of a war zone.
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we have heard artillery in the distance. and although those australians and dutch governments may have reached an agreement with the authorities, their writ does not run here, which is under the control of separatist gunmen. >> barnaby phillips reporting. >> two f-16 fighters shets were called to escort a jet back to canada. here is what it looked like after it landed. >> hand down, hands up. >> this is amateur video taken inside the plane, the airliner on the way to the city when a passenger used the word bomb. the plane landed safe and a 25-year-old suspects was xarnaled with endangering. >> investigators prosecutor at the scene of a crash in mali.
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it was probably weather related. they refused to rule out other investigations. still ahead. profiteering from disaster, a man accused of making money off the deadly washington mudslide. the mother of five who made it her personal mission.
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the wildfire burning in washington state burnt twice as many homes as estimated. 300 houses were burnt when flames engulfed. it was the largest recorded wildfire. it's more than half contained. officials are concerned dry weather it strong wednesday may cause it to spread. four months ago the deadliest landslide hit oso. 43 decide, and the tragedy affected thousands more, devastating the community. after the disaster some saw a chance to make money. allen schauffler has to story. >> it's rude.
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>> marler speaks for a lot of people. when the landslide covered griddicly important highway 530, some local's commutes went from 20 minutes to two hours. the state department of transportation scrambled to improve the uty road, seekingeesments, permission from owners to use their land to bypass the slide. coheners of one -- co-owners of one parcel refused, demand 181,000. others expect a few hundred. >> people dying and not being found and just saying no to a simple thing like a road so neighbours and girlfriends can get to work. >> state records show robert taga. co-owned.
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we called and knocked on. >> i talked to someone on the closed door. they had nothing to say about the story, but had plenty to say when the negotiator came to talk to them. records show mr walsh saying the offer insults intelligence. the men finally accept 85,000. and 17,000 more per month if the road is used past sepp. negotiations delayed the opening of the road. a different route could have cost a million dollars. exercising eminent dope age and forcing compliance. the state paid grudgingly. >> when it comes to helping an economy in a town that lost so much. we do what we had to do. a few residents living with
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constant construction noise received $600 for the use of their land for the road. it runs all the way along here. the attorney says those people wonder if they are the ones gouged by the state. >> my clients don't want 85,000. but 600, you know, i think there are two examples of entities taking advantage of other people in an emergency. >> highway instruction should be complete in two months. the bitterness over the money grab while bodies were pulled from the mud indoors. >> they nailed the state for that much money. >> with the highway open, kagsal closures will force traffic on to the action road through september. >> philadelphia's archbishop says pope francis will be visiting the city next year. the archbishop says the pope
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accepted an ipp vatation to -- invitation to participate in a conference in 2015. they have not confirmed the visit. it will be a first visit to the u.s. s pope. a dallas man cleared his name after a d.n.a. test proved his innocence. the exoneration is a first. he's the first to be proven innocent for d.n.a. without asking for the text. >> it was a general audit of cases to look at cases where people were not protesting their innocence and see if some were innocent. >> phillips was convicted of rape, served 12 years. he claimed he was innocent and was convinced to take a plea deal. he was forced to register as a sex offender. upped texas law he is entitled to 80,000 compensation for each
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year of wrongful convection and 80,000 for life. >> abortion clinics across the south are closing because of legislation in louisiana, texas, mississippi, and alabama, they require doctors to obtain special privileges from hospitals to practice. >> death is in health care. >> ma'am, don't go in there and kill your baby. >> reporter: tasha is a 47-year-old mother of five from new orleans. every month for the past eight years she protested outside clinics. for her, it's a personal issue, when she was 18 and 12 weeks pregnant, her family forced her to have an abortion. >> the worst thing you can do. it's child abuse. the reality is i did that.
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my baby was torn apart out of my womb. >> five years ago she met pastor bill shaption and worked with operation save america. she was welcomed and counselled. >> i came to terms with that. god set me free when i let the lord in and arrived for forgiveness. >> for 15 years members staged rallies. most have taken a week off from work and travelled hundreds of miles to protest. this week they are picketing outside clinic. >> what do you hope to accomplish by holding up the signs and shouting to people going into the clinic. what do you think it does. >> they are hearing the words and the truth. some are pressured to come in here. women shouldn't have the right today that you have and had when you were 18. >> exactly, and i wish i never
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had that right and choice to make. it was the wrong one. i know i was 18 and had the right. i wasn't old enough to make the decision. >> during every demonstration the group is armed with signs, some with pictures of an unborn foetus, others with scripture. during this demonstration the group held a memorial for what they said was an unborn foetus. >> that baby deserved a funeral and to show people, yeah, this is what is going on. this pastor says the group's tactics may be aggressive, but are not extreme. >> we have fall ep blow the norm, being normal appears to be extreme. >> she plans to travel with operation america. the goal is to come to an end.
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>> announcer: a flood of migrants headed for the united states. many of them children. risking their lives to cross the border. some americans want them to go home. what is the solution? tonight, our special report - border insecurity. hi everywhere, i'm john seigenthaler. the problem of undocumented immigrants is nothing new. over the past nine months it has gotten worse. this week the federal government warned that as many as 90,000 migrant children will attempt to cross the border by the end of
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selent. it was the topic of a meeting with leaders of el salvador, guatemala and honduras. president obama urged them to do everything in their power to convince their people not to make the trek. paul beban is here with more on how the crisis got to this point. >> the reason the children are leaving, they decided it's more dangerous to stay. criminal gangs and drug cartels made this into one of the most violence regions in the world. the chart is murder rates in guatemala, el salvador and honduras. when compared with civilian deaths in iraq, the peak of the ipp surge say, they are -- insurgency, they are more dangerous than a war zone. the gangs are targetting children for recruitment. if they refuse they are threat thing them with harm. the children are threeing in
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word numbers, seeking asylum in mexico, nickar ag u a, costa rica and the united states. now we'll look at where they are coming from. the dots, circles represents the order of magnitude. that is the most dangerous city in the world. under law, children from the countries in central america cannot be deported. they must get a court hearing, it can take months it not years. you could see that it has overwhelmed the court system. it was built to handle 6,000 to 8,000 kids, not the 60,000 seen since october. giving the children refugee status is an option that president obama is considering. republicans blame the p's policies and weak border security for the crisis, and there has been a rumour about
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permits, that human smuggling net works have exploited. we see controversy. and people saying this is not america's problem, and others saying they gerfe application. how do we balance immigration enforcement with a commitment and people that fully persecution, that they can find safe harbour here. >> the danger of of life in central america was part of a discussion between president obama and the presidents of honduras, guatemala, and el salvador. >> some onus is on the leaders of the tees central american -- these central american countries, to discourage families from making the trek. the u.s. bears responsibility to have enough facilities and courts and judges to process the children and family. at the heart of this the
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president says they have to deal with the root problem. >> what is more important is for us to find the kinds of solutions, short term and long term that prevent smugglers making money on families that feel desperate, that ensure that we are creating greater security for families in central america. >> president obama said that they need to deal with violence and poverty and if will take a collaboration of the u.s. to beef up security and cut down on gun running across the border and drug trafficking. a lot of what is proposed takes money, and a question of whether something substantive will be passed. >> libby casey in washington. thousands of young guatemalans are desperate to
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escape violence. many are caught crossing through mexico and sent home to their families. david mercer reports from the guatemalan high lands. it's a moment everyone is waiting for. more than 60 children file into a government shelter, the first of three busloads due to arrive. the boys and girls were caught in mexico, en route to the united states. the families are relieved to see them safe. >> i felt good because my son is back. i'm starting to feel relaxed again. >> the center opened last year in response to a surge of unaccompanied child migrants who througheded the u.s. mexican border. staff reunited thousands of children with their families. children as young as 14 told social workers they were going
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to the u.s. few knew about the dangers of crossing mexico. for some that changed. >> translation: a girl i was detained with, a friend of hers was thrown off the top of a train. her body was cut in half. it's hard. i warned my friends about the dangers. >> many don't know the risks or consequences of illegal migration. >> parents need to understand that united states will not accept children any more. they have been deceived by traffickers. this is what our stay here campaign is all about. stay home. there may not be a lot of food, but you have your family and that is important. the number of young deportees shows how much work is to be done. it's the end of the day. there are dozens of parents, grandparents, aunt and youngles waiting for change to be -- uncles waiting for children to be released.
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scenes like this are becoming more and more common. worse than waiting is not knowing. this woman thought her 16-year-old would be getting off the buses. but he didn't. i pray that he's safe. i never thought this would happen. i hoped he'd make it without problems. >> these young migrants may be back home, but for thousands of others driven by hopes for a better life, the journey north is just beginning. >> the vast majority of unaccompanied children are trying to cross. arrests of children more than doubled, according to government is it the stacks. heidi zhou-castro met a migrant who told her he's crossing
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today. the 15-year-old said he made arrangements with human traffickers to take him into the u.s. heidi zhou-castro met with him in rann oweso mexico, near the texas border. >> reporter: it called to him, the united states. this boy is steps away from reaching his goal. so chose, yet so far away. you are so close to your dream. it makes him happy, he says. he's sad because there's no one in the united states to receive him. he's trying to decide whether to cross or return to his parents and seven siblings in honduras. he was 14 when he left his family's one-room house with an ambitious of finding a job in the u.s. and sending money home. he struck off alone carrying nothing but two changes of clothes, and $9.50 were selling
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a wild h ark r. since then he had a birthday. one he had forgotten about. >> he troubled through a tropical storm and witnessed the murder of a pregnant girl on what migrants call the death train. "i jumped off in time. the girl wouldn't let the gangsters take her, so they pushed her off. the train ran over her." he cried and asked god for help. he sees it in his mind. >> now he wonders if it was all for nothing. u.s. border patrol is no longer helping to take him north. he's hesitant to venture out of the walls. carpal violence in this state killed 64 people in april. >> human smuggling is a thriving
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operation. more so than ever with the gulf cartels. as a foreign journalist we cap only be safe for a few minutes. when brian looks for his smuggler, he'll come alone. mexican soldiers order us to believe. they don't want trouble. they are worried he'll be kidnapped in traffic. the bodies of two migrants were found in this part of the desert. the american dream beckons. do you think it's worth risking your life for? he says yes, it's worth it. he's doing it to help his family and has come this far.
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the last time i spoke with brainwas 10 o'clock and he said he was on his way to meet the coyote. his moan has been turned off, which may indicate that he is on his way across the border. >> my next guest came to the states from mexico and serves as a co-director for the dream action coalition. he's in washington d.c. welcome back. . >> there has been a lot of taum about this humanitarian issue, how will president obama's plan help the migrants. >> when he met with the president from central america and based on a discussion with his agency, human services,
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homeland security is they want to create a refugee interest? the home countries so the children - and it plies only to children, in central america, to make sure many of the kids don't have to make the strip out there. it's a - in theory, it's a good plan. one of the challenges is that although the president can set up on his own, this type of plan, the reality is the u.s. allocates about 70,000 refugee visas, and only 5,000 are allocated to central america, south america and the caribbean. it's challenging how it will come into play. i think they are grappling with the crisis. >> baste on what you say would
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it increase migrants getting refugee status in this country. >> the definition of being a refugee is complex. you have to have a fear of being persecuted, or being persecuted based on nationally, race or being a member of a group. >> sorry, to interrupt for a mament. if people think they can get refugee status, if they hear that, will there be more migrants trying to cross the border. >> i think a main objective is to ensure the kids don't have to make the trip all the way to the u.s. kids are dying. being killed, murder.
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it's a main question, whether it will increase those applying for a visa. the requirement to gfl is strict. there may not be the intent or purpose, people may be act cross the country to get to the u.s. >> how many do the coy oaties pay to get people across the border? >> it can be a hefty sum. if the coyote is someone they know, a family member. reasonable price is 5,000 or up. if it's parts of a more sophisticated scheme of smugglers and narco traffickers, it could range from $10,000, and many of the people don't have the money. they pay a down-payment and set
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up a payment plan. it's like being a slave in the u.s. it's difficult, whichever way. that map of these people don't have. >> good to have you in the programme. >> thank you. >> the central american president who met with president obama say they want to work with the u.s. many say they are trying to escape the violence and street gangs. many reached into the united states. >> in the 1980s civil wars raged across civil america. fearing soviet influence, ronald reagan supported military dictatorships. >> we gave them money, military support and a lot of different things, and that included
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turning our head the other way when they wept about doing their death squad, killing innocent people. tens of thousands of leftists, and sympathizers, were killed by soldiers and right wing death squads. many tried to get away. >> we drove hundreds of thousands of people out of their countries during that time. >> the prime destination - los angeles. >> los angeles is the modern island for central america. >> young refugees encountered criminal gangs and gangs of their open. the central american gangs include m.s. 13, and the eighth street gang identified by tattoos, they became among the most leetedal games. in the 1980s, thousands were
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deported by the u.s. authorities. >> they exported american urban gang culture. >> gangs formed, and flourished in el salvador, guatemala, and honduras. gang-driven violence made the countries among the most violent on arth. >> largely to escape the violence tens of thousands of children are leaving their home lands and coming to the u.s. the majority cite fear of the gangs as a reason for fleeing. >> the anti-communist type of mortality came back to haunt us. it's part of an historical trajectory. you do negative things, distrubilityive things. you thing it will help. >> a legacy of violence rooted in the cold war, whoiveninging
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the lives of children born -- poisoning the lives of children born later. next, we hear from americans who want the migrants crossing the border sent home. they tell us about their concerns.
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rehabilitation to the wave of migrants crossing the border
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has been mi.. some welcomed -- mixed. some welcomed them, others say go home. in murrieta, blues loads were blocked. -- busloads were blocked by protesters, stopping them from reaching processing centers. residents say the up to is not big enough to support people crossing the border. >> do not release illegal immigrants into the community who have not had a proper health screening or background check. >> it's disappointing that we are not receiving these actions in other cities receiving these individuals on the buses. >> city residents say it's not about the people, but the policy, and say placing migrants in holding areas behind the border is making it worse. our next guest is a reporter that recently returned from honduras. and i asked about the border
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crisis and how it compares to years gone by? >> we have seen matters building. children re-uniting with family members of the u.s. the numbers, the tens of thousands of chin on their own, with the help of cartel smallingling organizations is stunning to see. the overcrowded detention center, the inability on the part of u.s. authorities to cope about a humanitarian crisis. struggling to understand is this an enforcement issue, are they surrendering. >> what is the greatest need on the border right now? >> the greatest need is the idea that they can have some help in getting the children out of the detention centers. they are supposed to take central american children and put them in shelters until they
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can be reunited with a relative or stay in the shelter and ultimately foster care while the case moves through the courts. there's not enough judges or courts to handle the cases to decide whether they are refugees or as the obama administration is trying to do, mass deport agencies quickly. we talk about the rumours in honduras, that children unaccompanied can get into the united states, get a piece of paper that gets them in, has there not been enough time and children that have gone back, so the people of honduras get word that it doesn't work. >> it's a mixed message. cases do have to be vetted. children have not been -- investigated. children have not been deported in large numbers. while waiting children get
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permission to stay in the u.s. temporarily. times the cases can take a while. so de facto they are allowed to come and stay. the mass deport agencies that may happen is sending a message that the obama administration hope that people will not try to make the journey. we found people are thinking swis not because of what happened in the u.s., but along the route, in particular mexico is cracking down harshly, is sending people back immigration tells us they are dealing with corruption on the part of mexican immigration and police officials. >> thank you so angela. >> paul beban has been covering immigration for us, reporting from arizona, mexico, and he is back. you have been following the story of a teenager from honduras. tell us about that. >> this is axel, travelling from honduras to the city. it straddles the u.s. border.
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he left home from the most violent city, because gangs were after him. he turned 16 and described a terrifying journey northward flow mexico. his plan was to reunite with his father where he's been living undocumented. he tried to make it through the desert. he didn't make it. now he has been living with his father. i went back, met his family, brother, mother. if axel is deported, he'll be killed. his mother said she'd send him back. >> i spoke to another young man, jose. he was 14 when he fled an abusive father. he's a ph.d. student. he told me a little about his own journey. >> the journey was horrible.
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it was very painle. some of the experience that i remember, a smuggler raping a little girl that came with us, and with the gun in his hand he told us that if we said something, we'd be next. i wanted to be with my mother. >> what happened when you made it to the border? >> when i made it to the border i was dropped off by some people. you pretty much said we were going to swim across. it happened at four in the morning. when he got to the other side everyone dispersed. people were running. i couldn't run. they left me there. i started wondering what would happen. i was thirsty, i went back to the river and drank the river water and i hid and went to
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sleep under a bush. then an immigration patrol officer came. i remember the words he said. he said "wake up." and he put me in a patrol car. >> how unusual is a story like this? >> you wish it was unusual. it's sad to say they are not unusual. both of these young men where they came from is a state where the certainly si rooms were guarded. i asked why are there armed guards outside the emergency room. if there's a gang shooting and the victim makes it to the e.r., they will chase the gangs into the ambulances and finish them off. it's hard to imagine the violence people are living through. it's staggering. >> you can understand why some of them want to get out.
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>> adults look for a solution to the border crisis. thousands of children are risking their lives, and they are the subject of the freeze frame an 8-year-old from el salvador, holding a prized possession, her doll. that's our programme. i'm john seigenthaler.
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