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we're excited about that. i'm flying to chicago tonight. i'll sit down with parents and small business owners and students because we're marking coronavirus one year later. we'll have a conversation about schools and how it has affected their lives. watch "fox & friends" tomorrow morning. >> travel safely. >> bill: good morning. 9:00 in new york. struggle is real for the border states trying to cope with a surge of migrants as the biden administration refuses to call it a crisis. midweek i'm bill hemmer live in new york. >> dana: i'm dana perino. the white house acknowledges there is not enough space to house children at the border with facilities backed up. the number of children crossing into this country has tripled in the last two weeks. here is what the biden administration is saying about the situation. >> i don't think i'll put new labels on it from here from the podium.
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it is a priority of the administration. >> do you believe right now there is a crisis at the border? >> the answer is no. i think there is a challenge at the border that we're managing. >> is there a crisis at the border? >> at this point is this a crisis at the border? >> we don't have to put new labels on what we've already conveyed is challenging. >> is there a challenge at the border? >> let's go. >> dana: a couple thoughts there from a communications perspective if i could. definitely think the white house is feeling the heat about the president not being as visible or taking questions. they had him go out yesterday. he is at a hardware store looking around but not answering questions. one of the questions is about the border. they pull it out. today at 12:30 p.m. when jen psaki briefs the press she will bring with her somebody that deals with border security issues because they know they need to have a better answer. if i were jen psaki i would
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agree i would bring someone else up there saying i need help answering these questions. >> bill: tomorrow night we get the national address on covid. we expect the bill to probably pass in the house today we think. we'll see how it goes. there is a scheduled tour next week for president biden to go out to the u.s. and sell the bill. it will be interesting to see whether or not he makes a stop at the border. i will say doubtful for now. >> dana: i doubt it. you may have given them an idea. >> bill: texas lieutenant governor dan patrick stands by for more comment. to the white house and kristin fisher begins our coverage this morning. hello. >> good morning. the white house chief of staff ron klain now says this is the most vexing problem we face. secretary mayorkas describing the overwhelming surge of migrants at the border. the biden administration is seriously looking at opening up several new facilities to house all these unaccompanied minors and at the same time they are
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already relaxing a lot of these coronavirus-related spacing restrictions in some facilities. despite all this president biden is still not really saying anything about it. >> is there a crisis at the border? >> come on, let's go. >> it's actually pretty standard there for the white house wranglers to try to shout down reporters and quickly usher them out of the room. that happens all the time and happened in the trump administration and happens now in the biden administration. what's different is that president biden had an opportunity right there to answer that shouted question about the border and he chose not to. what we're really seeing is the biden administration's attempt to implement what it describes as humane immigration policies running up against the realities of implementation. when you allow unaccompanied minors in the united states how do you assure they're treated
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humanely and safely. many have been detained already longer than the legal limit of 72 hours. here is chief of staff ron klain last night. >> i hope people will look at what we're trying to do and judge us based on our actions. i think that we're always open for suggestions and ideas. it is a hard problem. i won't deny this is one of the most vexing problems we face. >> kevin mccarthy says call it what it is, the biden border crisis. and he is now leading a trip to the border for a group of lawmakers on monday very similar to the kind of trip that president biden sent several of his top aides on last weekend. they've been back for several days now but bill, as of last night, those top aides still had not briefed president biden about what they saw and what they found. >> bill: why go, right? it has been days. kristin, thank you. meanwhile the texas national guard said it's sending 500
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troops to the border to help with the surge. lieutenant governor dan pat i can is with us today. 500 troops. what will they do? let's start there. >> they are going to be added to the troops we already have, bill, and to nearly 1,000 dps troopers. the state of texas has spent almost a billion dollars in every budget since i got elected in 2015 with greg abbott because the federal government is not doing their job. we were able to relax because under the trump administration he actually did his job and we were in good shape on the border, bill, before biden got elected. we were in good shape. the protocols were working keeping the asylum seekers in mexico. now this is not a crisis, this is a full blown disaster that they've created. they have created this. the idea they want to build more holding areas for the families and people who come over illegally. what they need to do is close the border. it is wide open. bill, i've been working on the
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border for nearly 16 years. a lot of trips and all over the border. day and night patrols, you name it. this is the worst i've seen. we have had higher peaks at times. this is the worse. what really makes it bad there is no end in sight. no end in sight to these people coming over the border. we are talking about millions of people who are being victimized by the biden administration. by the way, their border patrol agents have not been vaccinated. we're vaccinating our people down there. they are susceptible. their own government employees are susceptible to getting any disease or illness that's coming over. healthcare is bad in central america. we've already arrested nearly 1,000 criminals in the first two months of the years just in the texas sector. it is absolute disaster and president biden is nothing more than a prop of the left. he has no idea what's going on down there. >> dana: his chief of staff ron klain had some thoughts how they got into this situation. take a listen. >> we inheristed a real mess.
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we inherited the facilities we have. we are committed to a policy that follows the rule of law and that is humane. and we are doing our best to surge capacity at the border particularly for these children who arrive without parents to house them in a way that's safe. to house them in a way that's humane. >> dana: he is describing the situation they inherited as a mess. how do you describe it? >> i'm just calling b.s. on that. they must have legalized marijuana in the white house and they're all smoking it. these people are clueless. they have no idea. let me give you a practical reality of this whether it's in a town near you or texas. what do you do with this 14 or 15-year-old kid who comes across the border illegally, sent to some city, put in a school system, two or three grade levels behind at best. you can't put a 15-year-old in a fourth grade class. what do we do with them? they drop out because their self-esteem is low. they can't keep up. they either get a low working job for the rest of their life
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because they have no education or they worst case join a gang because that's who recruits them. what are we doing with these people? they come on medicaid. no real future. the way they're coming across is a disservice to them. we need legal immigration that is truly humane to the people that come here. i just don't understand this. what does the biden administration think they're doing? where is the limit? it probably will be at this pace somewhere 10 million or 12 million just this year. we captured -- we've apprehended over 100,000, we don't know the exact numbers. three are coming in for every one we catch. >> bill: we're two months into it. 296,000 compared to all year last year 2020, 164,000 on the books there. sir, thank you, dan patrick. we'll see what happens today and into the weekend. thank you for your time. >> dana: it's being called the greatest expansion to the welfare state since lyndon johnson. expected to pass the house today with no republican
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support. gop is continuing to warn americans about the sheer amount of money involved and where it is going. jackie, what can you tell us this morning? will it pass? are democrats worried they could lose some votes? >> they can lose four votes, but after two democrats voted against the bill last time it was in the house protesting its huge cost even biden administration officials were involved in calls to lawmakers this week guarding against any possible defection. the senate made a number of changes to the bill including whittling down federal unemployment as republicans lobbied moderate democrats to pair it back. progressives are upset with some. democrats are preparing to take a victory lap overall. >> in 33 years i have been in
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congress and up until now, the affordable care act has been the most consequential legislation that i have been a part of. this is definitely on a par with that, if not to exceed it in terms of its impact on many more poor people. >> no republicans are expected to support the bill over complaints it is really a progressive wish list funding items they say have little to do with covid. the gop has blasted things like emergency funding for schools that won't be spent for the next one to seven years. also remember this is only the first half of biden taes two-part plan to combat the virus and repair the economy. the jobs and infrastructure package is also expected to be at least as expensive as this relief bill. >> we did not need this $2 trillion covid bill and we certainly don't need $5 trillion in infrastructure
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spending because who is going to pay for this? it is going to be our children, our grandchildren. it is immoral to continue to pile debt on future generations. >> once the house passes it, it will head to the president's desk and already work being done to get checks out to americans later on this month. >> dana: thank you so much. critics of the covid bill continue to point out just how much this bill will expand the welfare state. "wall street journal" editorial calling it biden's 1.9 billion great society remake. the great society's ambitions extended well beyond the war on poverty and included programs designed to address racial injustice, healthcare, immigration, environmental conservation. objective widen by as much as possible the eligibility requirements for public assistance and ask as little as possible from the recipients in return. josh holmes, former chief of staff to senator mcconnell and juan williams join us now to discuss. josh, aside from just this
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moment in time, this emergency in regards to covid, there are some possible really big changes in this bill, huge expansions of government and the republicans what will they be able to do about it? >> it's terrible. the golden rule of policy making in washington, d.c. every entitlement program is a floor to create a new one. democrats what they have aimed to do really since lbj is create entitlement programs for vulnerable sympathetic populations, the elderly or young and gradually expand the eligibility for these programs over time until basically you have a population entirely dependent upon the government. that is what they've done here. the first two covid packages were almost unanimous in their support. narrowly targeted towards the economic situation created by covid. this one has nothing to do with it. we're talking about union pension bail-outs, spending that is six years down the line.
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this is just simply a democratic wish list. >> dana: why didn't the republicans do anything? what can they do? >> well, --
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on >> dana: you have a leadership vacuum. charlie cook, the political analyst said the democrats better be careful. this bill actually could come back to haunt them in the future. put your political hat on for me. what do you think of that? >> look, again going back to 2009 when democrats ran the exact same playbook the beginning of a republican revolution and new found conservatism fiscal, social and otherwise that brought 10 years of governance in the house of representatives, senate and presidency. the huge liberal shift to the left. they want to moderate immediately. mid-terms could be a real problem for democrats starting with the first bill they put on the table. >> bill: thank you.
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we have to run. we owe you one next time. deal? >> it's a deal. >> bill: we have to roll. thank you. >> dana: check this out. alaska is the first state in the nation to open vaccinations to everyone over the age of 16. nearly 25% of alaska's population has received at least one shot. some areas more than 90% of seniors have been vaccinated. alaska's governor credit its the state's unique relationship with tribal governments to get it done. some of these things with rural populations have done better than big cities where you think it would be easier. >> bill: talking about west virginia and alaska. what alaska is doing. we had the video the other week where they were on snowmobiles and sleds trying to go all over the state of alaska to try and distribute. just keep your eye on this number here. 18% of americans overall have at least one jab. about 9.6% are fully vaccinated. here is alaska as of today.
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population considerably lower. 731,000. a lot of hard to reach areas. here are their numbers. 25% one or more. fully vaccinated 16%. to come back to the national numbers one more time. alaska is doing really good. with the new decision now to allow anyone 16 or older to get an appointment for the vaccination. really good news. >> dana: you have to be a resident of alaska. there has been this vaccine tourism where you might go down to florida to try to get vaccine. i don't know if anybody will try to go to alaska. you have to be a resident. impressive work there. >> bill: we talked about j&j one shot. you don't need to freeze it. travels better. today you have 308,000 j&j shots that were administered. watch that number. it will go higher very quickly. you'll see those numbers get better and better. >> bill: researchers say cdc
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misinterpreted the data on reopening schools and they should open. senators are accusing the agency of distorting that information. talk to senator marco rubio about that coming up. >> dana: the governor of michigan could face criminal charges over covid nursing home deaths there. >> bill: also while the new york governor cuomo facing new accusations of sexual misconduct not moving an inch. critics cite hypocrisy when he told others to step down after being accused of a similar offense. retirement is an opportunity to fill each tomorrow with moments that matter. and a steady stream of protected income can help you secure the life you've planned. for more than 150 years, generations have trusted the strength and stability of pacific life with their tomorrows. because life isn't about what tomorrow brings.
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>> dana: fox news alert. sixth woman accusing governor andrew cuomo of sexual misconduct. she is a member of his staff. bryan llenas is live in brooklyn. >> the albany times union reporting it is a member of his
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executive chamber staff who recently told a supervisor the governor inappropriately touched her late last year during an encounter at the governor's mansion where she was summoned to do work. yesterday governor cuomo responded. >> i'm not aware of any other claim. as i said last week, this is very simple. i never touched anyone inappropriately. >> but the times union reports the governor's office was made aware of the weekend and referred it to the state attorney general conducting an independents examination. former aide anna liss spoke about the toxic work environment. >> i'm just saying that it wasn't a space for young women to work or women in general. >> at least 76 new york state lawmakers and counting are calling for cuomo's resignation
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or impeachment as six democratic state lawmakers wrote a letter to governor cuomo demanding he turn over all correspondents and documents pertaining to his book deal lauding his pandemic leadership skills. they want to know if it was the motive behind his aides altering nursing home data making the death toll appear lower than it was just weeks before the book was announced. a man who lost his father in new york nursing home told fox news digital. best case scenario is the profits go to a fund for the grieving families. there should be a fund set up. cuomo has said in the past he would donate some of the proceeds of the book to covid-19 relief. we'll see. >> dana: we will. thank you. >> bill: governor cuomo now ignoring calls from more than 70 lawmakers to step down signaling he believes he can weather the scandal. our next guest disagrees. he writes if i were to make a
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prediction cuomo doesn't weather this one long-term when progressives are confronting the consequences of something they created. there is a crisis communications expert and author of a new book called false light. good morning, eric. this is right up your alley. what comes of it, do you think? >> well, i think in the long term it is a tough hill to climb because of the political and economic environment than anything cuomo says or does. new yorkers are angry. there is a pandemic. there are jobs lost. what i find is the environment in which somebody is operating is far more relevant than what they do. second, you have a cultural movement that was started not by cuomo himself but by his tribe. so it is very difficult to come out and say those accused of bad acts need to step down except for people we like.
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>> dana: take a look at this. this is coverage an cuomo's sixth accuser. zero minutes on many networks. do you think the governor takes comfort in that? >> well, you know, i think that what is interesting about these things is any decent crisis manager knows there is never going to be one allegation. there will always be multiple with varying degrees of credibility. and i think that there is no playbook here. that's one of the things that, dana, we've talked about over the years. as a napoleon said engage the enemy and see what happens. you have to try different things and see what happens in time whether you'll be able to get out of it. no matter what you do, in the moment it is declared to have been botched. >> bill: last point, eric. i like your piece in real clear. your opening line gets me. people survive scandals when we want them to.
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>> that's right. >> bill: i would argue depends on who we are. and who is connected to it. >> it does. but we is an important word. the fact is if we like you and the environment is good, you survive. if we don't like you and things are bad environmentally you go down. look, clinton survived largely because we had a dow industrial average of 10,000 for the first time in history plus a lot of people liked the guy. you survive. if clinton had done what he did during a recession he would have had a very different result. >> dana: can i ask you one last thing? more than frustrating for some people who have lost a loved one in a nursing home because of the decision of andrew cuomo in order to send those patients back into the covid-positive patients back into the nursing homes which spread and a lot of people died. there wasn't a lot of outrage about that issue except for in some places like here. but now that also is all a part of this.
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>> it certainly is. and i think that because cuomo was propped up during that time period, there are certain hard questions that people didn't ask. and the idea of having family members who died of covid, my father wasn't in new york but he died of covid in a senior facility during that time, there is a lot of emotion. that's very hard to neutralize. >> dana: i'm sorry for your lost. he must have been very proud of you. thank you. >> bill: thank you for sharing your story. thank you. >> dana: the house is set to pass a nearly 2 trillion relief package with zero bipartisan support. democrats say more big spending bills are on the way. senator marco rubio joins us next. >> white lightning. boom, going home on this -- >> dana: why is a convicted killer toasting the l.a. district attorney from his prison cell? the answer will outrage you
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>> bill: we're hearing the governor of michigan might face criminal charges over nursing home deaths if that state. a county prosecutor in michigan. michigan a.g. has opened an investigation with nursing home policies during the pandemic. similar to new york. we run it down. >> good morning. the mccomb county prosecutor suggesting governor whitmer could face two state misdemeanor charges for her administration's policies on nursing homes early on in the pandemic. the office began its investigation after hearing from folks in the state who lost their loved ones and want answers. he told the local affiliate if we find there has been reckless endangerment of a person's life by bringing them in we would move forward with charges against the governor. of course we would. nobody is above the law in this state. so far the prosecutor has not
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discovered any evidence to support those charges. he says hipaa laws have been preventing his office from getting information using regional hubs for nursing home patients who tested positive for the coronavirus. governor whitmer's office fired back at the accusations saying our top priority from the start has been protecting people in michigan and especially seniors and most vulnerable. we track cdc guidance on nursing homes and prioritize testing of nursing home residents and staff to save lives. his allegations are not based in fact or reality. republican state lawmakers are calling for investigations into 150,000 pay-out part of a confidentiality agreement the state's former health director signed before he abruptly left office in january. >> bill: we'll see if that prosecutor is right. garrett tenney. >> dana: medical experts are slamming the cdc guidance about kids returning to the classroom writing in usa today the cdc
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misinterpreted our research on opening schools. it should loosen the rules now. senator marco rubio is demanding answers how this happened. this is quite a consequential misinterpretation. >> we'll wait and see their answer. i will ask them how they got to this point. when you have researchers whose data is what they used to reach these conclusions and then you have the findings come out and basically sort of protects the status quo and gives cover to districts that don't want to open, you start to wonder whether there is political influence here. bottom line and common sense. it tells you there are powerful teacher unions in parts of this country who are very important to the democratic party. key all aisles of joe biden and they don't want to open. rather than have to line up against him, this is a scientific cover pseudoscientific cover for them not to have to reopen and questions need to be asked about this. >> bill: you make excellent points here. you want a tiger team to
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re-evaluate this? you are saying that if schools followed the biden plan offered by the cdc 90% of the schools would be closed and the three-foot distance, acceptable based on science. as opposed to the six-foot distance we've talked about for the past year, senator. >> like anything else when you make decisions about this it is cost versus benefit. the cost of not reopening schools we know is very high. we see the mental health crisis and learning losses in young people. not to mention the social aspects of it. the benefits i think are of diminishing return at this point. clear signs and evidence that includes schools that have been open for months including in florida that you can reopen schools safely even without vaccines in place. even without rigorous testing. and it can be done, it is being done and no reason why more places can't do it. it is up to 50% of schools across the country are not open full-time for in-class instruction. >> dana: quite an outrage. we will pay attention to this.
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ask you about this. today likely the house will pass the covid relief bill. senator manchin was on special report last night answering a question about what happened to the bipartisan idea. >> what happened? there wasn't a single republican. >> we did agree on a good bit. a lot of republican input in that bill that i worked on and the things i was able to put in there. the bill at the end at 1.9 was more than what they could go. i under understand and respect that. when we were able to make a few adjustments here and there it was a bill i could support. >> dana: was there significant republican input. >> no. obviously there are some things that people had opinions about that found their way in there. we've done six covid relief bills in the senate. all five were bipartisan. both sides of it. this is the first time that they have to ram something through on a party line vote with people willing to be supportive. you could have had 25, 30, 35
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republicans. there is a covid -- a lot of covid provisions i could have been supportive of. the problem is he stuck things in it nothing to do with covid. even school reopening funds they are making school reopening funds available for districts who can take a money and not reopen. i wanted to incentivize reopening. >> quick question on this. do you think republicans in congress prosecuted this case publicly as well as you could? you all supported checks to a lot of americans and there is no debate on that. but a lot of the other you firmly disagree with and your republican colleagues. we didn't hear a ton about that publicly. why not? >> let me say when you call something the covid relief bill you see by and large across the media increasingly consolidated in the hands of a handful of corporate entities they cover narratives. they cover narratives. the narratives they wanted to cover it's a really good bill
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to help a lot of people and change the planet earth. pull people out of poverty for 12 months. anybody who is against it doesn't care about working americans, covid and struggling people. that's the narrative they wanted to cover. that's the narrative they put out there consistently. yeah, we can come on this network and a couple other places and talk about it. by and large the narrative they want to color it's called covid relief. the birg it is, the more people it helps. why aren't you for it. it is really popular and anything other than that didn't get covered. we have to continue to work hard to get our message out there. >> bill: senator, thank you for your time today. hope you come back soon. marco rubio thanks. crime victims blasting the policies of the l.a. district attorney. now a convicted murderer serving a 40 year to life sentence is weighing in from behind bars. phillip dorsett shot a rival gang member in the head at close range. watch as he celebrates in his prison cell at the news he
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could be getting out after serving less than half his sentence. >> monday night right here in this facility, white lightning, little cup, boom. celebrating going home on the gascon directive. >> bill: there has been a lot of criticism on this d.a. there will be more after this. >> dana: not just in l.a. it is happening across the country in many big cities trying to follow in gascon's footsteps. important we continue to show that story. take a look at this. >> if i have to pull out my sword for expressing an honestly held opinion about meghan markle and the diatribe of bilge so be it. >> dana: markle filing a complaint after accusing her of
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and keep the public safe. >> two states suing the biden administration of its new immigration policy saying its new rules putting people in danger. crimes like dui and simple assault won't be priority. ice agents have to get approval before making some arrests. the arizona attorney general, one suing the administration. make your case. what are you trying to win in court there? >> it's as simple as this, dana. we want the federal government to enforce the existing law. there are nearly a million people that have deportation orders. federal law requires that they be deported. instead what the biden administration is doing is literally releasing convicted felons, people accused of crimes and people haven't been tested for covid-19 into our communities. it is overwhelming the border.
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>> dana: are you asking for an emergency stay? >> we are asking for a preliminary injunction. we want to federal judge to say the biden administration has to follow federal law. what the biden administration has done is actually endangering migrants because it is encouraging more illegal immigration to the country and at the same time because the system is getting overwhelmed you see felons, people charged with crimes being released into our communities, the hospitals, social services along the border or law enforcement, we're having to deal with the consequences. >> dana: give me an example? do you have any examples to share with people? we have a lot of numbers, a lot of figures here. sometimes it is hard for people to get their head around. what actually -- is there an example you are seeing that can help people understand what you are trying to do? >> just yesterday in a courtroom a federal judge in texas asked the biden department of justice what was going on with deportations. he said there have been people
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convicted of felonies that are in prison that are set for deportation that want to be deported and the biden administration is refusing to deport them. that means for example -- >> dana: why? >> you would have to ask the biden administration. this has to be one of the dumbest all-time things coming out of washington, d.c. they literally are encouraging. we'll see caravans and have humanitarian crisis on the border. everyone thinks they will be allowed into this country. at the same time people sitting in prison are getting out. here in arizona we have had to deal with this. you have had people that have been here illegally, undocumented aliens that have been con viktd of crimes. they get released. two years ago there was a messa police officer killed in a dui. this stuff happens in the real world. additionally we know the cartels are taking advantage of this kind of chaos that's going on. so i'm just here the canary in the coal mine to tell everyone this is not only going to affect the border states. it will impact the entire country. it is going to harm all of us.
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to ask her lawyer to file a petition to terminate it and always had this right but in 13 years has never exercised it. i'm trying to figure that out. >> bill: i watched that documentary. it is 90 minutes long. dana, it is 90 minutes i'll never get back. i do think that if you are under this restriction you should be able to appeal your case. >> dana: the lawyer is saying she has had opportunity to do it all this time and never done it. we'll figure it out. >> bill: i saved you 90 minutes of your life. fire chief in new hampshire responding to one of his own over the weekend. graham pellerin was able to save his own house before it burned down. now his town is pitching in to help him rebuild. he is with me. kingston fire chief in new hampshire. good morning to you. how are you doing? this had to be extraordinary. sunday night your neighbors call in. what did you see when you arrived? >> yes, i was with my wife and
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my 3-year-old son at her place of employment the next town over. my neighbor called and said that her husband was headed over to get my dogs out of the house because they thought our house was on fire. not the phone call you expect to get any time especially as a fire chief, i guess. so i responded back to my own residence which i've never done before and just started talking to the staff and getting the guys moving. >> bill: wow. what kind of damage there? >> so pretty much the whole second floor, one spare bedroom had heavy fire damage and pretty much smoke damage throughout the entire house. talking to the insurance company it is rebuildable so hopefully we'll get the ball rolling on that. >> bill: what caused this, chief? >> the cause is under investigation. it looks like the start of the fire possibly was up near the attic area where the power
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lines came in. like i said the fire marshal's office was down yesterday morning and the insurance company is sending out their own private investigator. >> bill: no one was home is what i take from your first answer. >> we were offsite in the next town over. my neighbor was able to break in the front door and save my two dogs. >> bill: you guys are really lucky. do you feel it? >> yeah, yeah. being a fire chief i've been a firefighter for 14 years and never had to deal with the aftermath. a lot going on. >> bill: where are you living for now? >> staying with where we were at the time of the fire, at her place of employment with friends of ours. and then i'm working with the insurance company to get temporary housing. >> bill: good luck. you were trained well, chief, all right? best to your wife and daughter
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and two pets, okay? >> thank you. >> bill: you bet. how about that? >> dana: fox news alert. customs and border protection stepping away from part of its mission shutting down several highway checkpoints as they struggle to get a grip on the escalating surge of migrants at the southern border. welcome to a new hour of "america's newsroom," i'm dana perino. >> bill: i'm bill hemmer. reporting on yourself, right, like the fire chief. shows up doing his job. the border control agency shifting resources, removing three checkpoints entirely in arizona. now the biden administration taking away the national security mission to help deal with the urgent humanitarian crisis with thousands of unaccompanied children showing up at the border. it is not getting better by the day. >> dana: earlier we had dan patrick on, the lieutenant governor of texas. listen to what he said about the situation before the change in presidents. >> we were in good shape on the border, bill, before biden got elected. we were in good shape.
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the protocols were working keeping the asylum seekers in mexico and now this is not a crisis, this is a full blown disaster that they've created. >> dana: no doubt the white house would disagree. >> bill: he also went on to say that he thinks the number of illegals in this year could total in the millions. >> dana: he said 10 to 12 million. >> bill: that's a remarkable number. if it's even half of that. you are 300,000 right now compared to last year. you are two x where we were in 2020. we had the pandemic as well. numbers were down. policies on behalf of the trump administration essential. worked hard to get the numbers down and succeeded. >> dana: the white house is taking notice. today at 12:30 jen psaki inviting the ambassador of southern border issues to the white house briefing room to answer some questions. >> bill: republicans have stated it quite clearly. this was a problem of the biden
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making because they believe they had it under control. there is a different argument coming from the white house and we'll show you that today at 12:30. thousands of my grants -- billions for infrastructure and personnel. william la jeunesse is at a detention center in california there. william. >> the white house will not label this but privately border agents call it a crisis and they say it is going to get worse. in fact, they are so busy right now processing children and families they say they can't do their job of catch and deter as a result more migrants and drugs are crossing the border. they say it is a lot like 2019. that's when apprehensions peaked in may of that year at 140,000. this month we're looking at probably 100,000. that's when president trump imposed the wait in mexico program as well as required people to seek asylum in their home country in central america and then the numbers dropped
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like a rock. president biden, of course, killed both programs the first week in office. the question is what will he do now? but there is a cost to what you are seeing. it is not just in food and housing. for instance it's average $500 a night per migrant per day. there is a bigger cost to taxpayers that happens over time. studies show the less educated a migrant is, the more they receive in benefits, the less they pay in taxes. studies show 57% of illegal migrants have a grade school education. 27% have some high school. 16% some college. here is the projected cost to taxpayers, meaning taxes paid less benefits received, $173,000 loss for those who dropped out of attended some primary school. $70,000 for those who attended high school. net positive for those who went to college. >> the average illegal border
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crosser in their lifetime will create a net fiscal drain of $75,000. that's all the taxes they pay and all the services they use. >> where the costs come from. variety of state and federal programs, cash, food, medical, education. the largest $13 per individual. but advocates and some economists say migrant workers do add to the u.s. economy and increase productivity. >> my colleagues on the other side have had no qualms about using immigrants as political footballs in spite of the wrork they do on the front lines and they put food on our tables, look after our health. take care of our homes and run our small businesses. >> so bill, there are winners and losers here. those profiting are the smuggling organizations get $2,000 to $the 12,000 per
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individual for those who cross the border. >> dana: back to our top stories, customs and border protection taking agents away from highway security checkpoints in arizona. shutting them down until further notice. the agency explained the moved this way. tucson sector redirected manpower in response to shifting traffic patterns resulting in the closure of several tactical checkpoints in southeastern arizona. we expect to reopen these checkpoints as manpower and activity levels dictate. lara logan is here. this is different, right? when you start moving people around that means that you must realize that you have a situation on your hands, lara. >> it's true, dana. i saw that situation in 2019. it was exactly the same. the internal checkpoints which are usually around 70 miles inland from the border, those are the last line of defense.
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so when you close those checkpoints and taking agents off those and moving them to processing centers and shifting their mission to migrant care, of course you are sacrificing border security. but i will say that this is not something that the biden administration wasn't thinking about when they took office. how do i know that? i was speaking to agents at the time and they were told in meetings that based on the executive orders and based on the guidance from the incoming administration they were to shift from a border security mission to a migrant care mission. that specialized units would be shut down. i have said that often on the air already. i've reported that was the plan. they knew they would be getting people in unprecedented numbers and they know based on migration patterns at the southern border that the real influx hasn't even begun yet. that picks up every year in the summer months which starts in april when it starts to get warmer. so the idea that this is something that they didn't intend to happen, that they
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didn't know was going to happen, i find that hard to believe based on the evidence. they have already been reopening and rebuilding facilities. they knew this was coming. the real question for me is why do they want to by pass the legal administration system and why do they want to open the border? as you saw from your reporter before me, there is a cost and there is a benefit. when you get into this argument over who is good, who is bad, immigrants are good, immigrants aren't bad it is a political trap. what you are not talking about is the border security and the national security issue. when you have people coming over in record numbers you know what else is coming over in record numbers? look at seizures of fentanyl this year so far. in the first four months of this year seizures of fentanyl are over 4,000 pounds. for the whole of last year fentanyl was just over 4,000 pounds. you have already matched the worst year on record for the
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most deadly illegal drug in the history of this country. why not talk about the opioid crisis anymore. 80,000 americans died from overdose death the last year. more if there was not narcan. the world has never had a street drug that kills people more quickly and more easily than fentanyl. they mix it into every other drug. the seizures of fentanyl don't give you the real picture of what's going on there. when your children are taking a fake pill for their nerves they take their life into their hands. smoking weed they take life into their hands. the cartels working with the chinese who launder all their money and provide them to chemicals that make these drugs in labs in mexico provide them chinese pharmacists they do all of that. they are trying to undermine the country from within. >> bill: we'll keep a close eye on it. nice to speak with you today. thank you for coming back and we're watching it from here.
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>> dana: that's why don't forget to check out lara logan on fox nation. her show return to the border streaming now. >> there is obviously allegations and then there are allegations, right? and there is a spectrum of allegations. i never touched anyone inappropriately. i never made any inappropriate advances and no one ever told me that they felt at the time that i made them feel uncomfortable. >> bill: or awkward is the last word he said. new york governor andrew cuomo doubling down in his denial as a sixth woman reportedly steps forward accusing him of inappropriate touching at the governor's mansion when she was called there for official business. her claim happened last year. carley shimkus, what's the latest? >> we don't know the sixth
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accuser's name. albany times union a paper that endorsed the governor three times and now calling for his resignation. the paper is saying she worked in the governor's executive chamber staff and she is accusing him of touching her without consent while on the job in the governor's mansion sometime last year. at least 76 state lawmakers have called for him to either resign or be impeached. despite that big number, the impeachment resolution that was introduced by a republicans on monday is expected the face an uphill battle because some folks in albany in the democratic party still want him to stay on the job. listen to the tweet from lindsey boylan, the first accuser of cuomo commenting on the sixth acusser. when will our collective pain and trauma be enough? that's a good question to ask the governor himself and the #metoo movement have called on
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other people to resign but treating this situation differently. >> dana: he keeps saying in a statement that nothing that he did was inappropriate. as if he was -- as if he gets to define what that is. that's actually-in-law, a law that he signed. can you listen to senator gillibrand of new york on this very issue? >> when a person should resign or not resign really isn't a conversation we should be having. i have to say it is exceedingly frustrating. so many men who are also in public leadership aren't asked these questions day-to-day. the women in our state are not meant to be judges, jurors and executioners. >> dana: there is a take. >> bill: run the bull through the cape. >> a woman who believes in female empowerment with every fiber of her being who ran for president as a single issue
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candidate of women's rights and who said every woman should be believed during kavanaugh's hearing is now saying that women shouldn't be asked how they feel about the conduct of men? in a sea of political flip-flops this one definitely stands out to me. >> bill: wow. so many men also in public leadership are not asked these questions day-to-day. carley, you were going for the numbers in the state house. if you do an impeachment process in new york you need 51% of the assembly, 2/3 of the senate to get an impeachment. you said 76. how far are they from that going forward? >> 76 and that includes both the assembly and senate. democrats control 106 of the assembly seats of the 150 they need, 76 to make this impeachment move forward. as of now it doesn't -- they don't have votes yet and it may just the one piece of good news the governor is facing today.
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>> dana: carley, thank you. >> dana: team of medical doctors accusing the cdc of misinterpreting their research whether it's safe to open schools and calling on the agency to loosen the guidelines. doctors writing in "u.s.a. today" keeping schools closed or partially closed based on what we know now is harming children. dr. nicole saphier is with us. this is quite a misinterpretation and sounding of the alarm by these doctors. >> that's right, dana. misinterpretation of signs and the inability to modify policy as new data becomes available is extremely dangerous. we watched it play out with school closures. we're a year past when schools began to close. only half of schools across the nation are open for in person or hybrid despite having information that children are not at high significant risk for poor outcomes and children
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are likely less able to transmit the virus than adults and a huge amount of data showing us for the schools that do reopen, child to adult transmission of the virus is not a significant contributor. the authors pointed out in this piece specifically saying the whole six feet distancing of the cdc recommendations were way too harsh in all their recommendations and make it so schools cannot open. when we have talked about for months and even a year now that adults need -- regarding adults and the high trance missability of this virus it is not in children and it is not in children wearing masks. so again the cdc needs to modify these recommendations and need to take in account all the data that we have right now. even in september the cdc came out saying we need to increase mask wearing and increase hand washing. those remain. but all of the other stuff in terms of their needs to be sterile prevalence testing to make sure to identify cases as
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well as six feet is way too strict and really doesn't follow the science. >> bill: it doesn't seem like the unions listen to the cdc, do they? >> well, now you are getting a little political there. the truth is we need to look at what happened in nevada. a single county in nevada noticed 18 children committed suicide. that coincides with data showing us that just came out from fair health showing us of all medical claims self-harm among children spikeed over 300% of those claims. while we don't have the number of children who committed suicide in pandemic. going into the pandemic it was the second leading cause of death in older children and mental health visits to the e.r. have increased, all as a result of children staying home, it is criminal not to get children back into school in person. i have said for months that teachers are the front line workers tasked with caring for
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our children and treat themselves that way. we cannot wait for them all to be vaccinated. the cdc director said on her own accord we should not be waiting for teachers to be vaccinated. then again we keep seeing hypocrisy coming out of some of the administration saying that putting teachers to be a priority even though the cdc director said it is not necessary to get children back into school. >> bill: thank you, doctor. progress by the day maybe, huh? thanks. outrage over a leaked facebook page warning teachers not to share a vacation picture online. they could hurt negotiations to return to class. is that hypocrisy. teachers risking exposure on vacation but not in school? a parent will join us here. britney spears, fans are trying to free her from her court management. now you won't believe who the pop star has in her corner. we'll tell you.
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get started today. >> dana: parents outraged after teachers in the l.a. school districts were warned not to post vacation pics. they said friendly reminder. if you're planning any trips for spring break please keep it off social media. it is hard to argue it is unsafe for in-person instruction if they see vacation photos and international travel. this is a mother of three children in the l.a. public school system. this did not sit well with you i imagine. >> no, it did not. it is -- this is what we've
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seen from our leaders from the top down if california, hypocrisy. it is not surprising at all. we're outraged and had enough. there was supposedly an agreement reached last night. i'm a bit not meeting what parents are requiring still. there is a supposed agreement. the language is non-committal very tentative. it wasn't soon enough and not good enough. parents have had enough. i'm angry. i represent students with disabilities and had a front row seat to the deterioration for students for a year now. the union -- pinning black and white parents against each other and accusing parents of being racist if they want their kids back to school. i represent kids that are black, white, indian, latino.
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it is disgusting to see what the union is trying to do for their own personal agenda. i was born in cuba. i'm not a wealthy white parent. we have had enough. a change needs to occur. it is enough. >> dana: tell me a little bit about the impact of all of this on students with special needs. >> students with special needs i can tell you have lost such significant skills. these kids will not regain these skills. the loss is irreparable. more time that goes by the more you'll see a ripple effect long term that will affect them for years. this isn't just about this year. all kids are struggling. all kids are having a hard time. but students with disabilities are the most vulnerable. my own child who has special needs has regressed significantly. i have students that they already struggle. they already have challenges which is why they have individual plans in schools.
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they have lost their support, their services. their most basic in order to access education. distance learning is a miserable failure for these students. it doesn't work. the district should be providing support in home, right? laws have been passed that allows districts to contract out in order to have support at home because teachers refuse and service providers are employees of the district refuse because the union won't let them. they won't send anybody to the homes to help and they won't open schools. these families are at home in desperation. i have represented i can't tell you how many students that are now currently in residential treatment centers due the suicide attempts. we're supposed to feel sorry for teachers because they have a hard time teaching online. that's a choice. you can be at school teaching children but you choose to stay at home. we're seeing parents in utter desperation. i have clients that have completely gotten rid of their savings have to find personally
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for their children. this is not white wealthy parents. >> dana: you are great mom and advocate for these children. let's stay in touch. >> bill: good luck to you and everybody in california. this week marking one year since the pandemic hit the u.s. today we return to a community that was one of the first to lock down in all of america. plus the queen has spoken on paper and a big name may have been caught up in the whole harry, meghan, chicken coop fallout. >> i'm talking about my mother. when you can see something happening in the same kind of way anybody would ask for help. r car insurance so you only pay for what you need? really? i didn't-- aah! ok. i'm on vibrate. aaah! only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ new projects means new project managers.
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asking for any information anyone has. >> bill: there was a study pfizer and moderna are less effective against the african variant of covid. 10 times less effective against that strain. >> dana: republican members of congress are demanding answers from speaker pelosi when the fence around the capitol is coming down. that went up after the riot on january 6. more on these and other stories download the fox news app. scan the code on your screen or go to >> bill: new fallout from harry and meghan's sit-down. meghan launched a formal complaint about him after the interview. we have the story from london where i imagine it is still the talk of the town. >> it is.
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we're still in lockdown here, bill. perhaps no surprise. the single biggest aspect so far of the fallout from meghan and harry's interview has been the departure of pierce morgan in the u.k. from one of the most popular breakfast shows in the u.k. he stormed off the set during his newscast after one of his fellow anchors scolded him for trashing meghan and questioning her claims that she considered suicide as well as her allegations of racism in the royal family. >> i think the damage she has done to the british monarchy and to the queen at a time when prince phillip is lying in hospital is enormous and contemptable. >> today we learned that meghan submitted --
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today we learned that meghan submitted a formal complaint to itv that she was upset with that interview. felt it was unfair. itv is the channel that hosts good morning britain. she wasn't alone. 41,000 people, the second highest number ever to submit complaints formally complained to the regulator. an extraordinary number of people. many of them saying they simply couldn't tolerate the fact questioning she was considering suicide. that's the single biggest fallout today from that interview. >> bill: we watched him leave is set there. we'll see what happens next. we saw the short statement from the queen yesterday. thank you, ryan, nice to see you. >> dana: we're looking back on the year that much of america went into lockdown. new rochelle was one of the first places to see large clusters of covid cases last
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year and we find alex hogan with a look at a year in lockdown. >> 365 days ago a cluster of covid-19 patients here in new rochelle triggered the creation of a containment zone. a one-mile radius drawn around this part of new york that you can see with our live drone right now. it was the first community lockdown or concept. now just everyday life. >> the impact has been felt. >> shortly after this suburb locks down similar orders rippled across the nation closing schools, restaurants, businesses, entertainment in the hopes of flattening the curve. >> stie at home. >> remain at home. >> stay home. >> next came travel restrictions and curfews, quarantine and capacity limits for gatherings. once busy cities turned into ghost towns. after a month of restrictions and a sinking economy pressure to reopen from then president
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donald trump. demonstrators gathered at state capitols. >> we are not a country of sheep. >> michigan operation gridlock had armed protestors blocking streets and entering the capitol. >> open up michigan. >> separation from loved ones, an entire population learning to live at home finding human interaction through new pandemic traditions. restrictions would loosen throughout the spring and summer to only lock back down in the fall. frustration over what rules to follow and panic shopping once again. >> you never know. there could be a second lockdown. >> months without work causing long lines at food banks. millions of americans unable to make ends meet. >> no money to pay rent or buy food or the bills and everything is really hard. >> we never had it last this long that people losing their
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jobs. they lost their homes. the food is short. >> life events and milestones celebrated across screens and holidays spent alone. but a glimpse of hope with the vaccine's arrival. >> to me it's very important and i'm grateful. >> oh my goodness. >> bill: many wonder which restrictions will remain and for how long after a year of lockdowns? after one year of these restrictions some of the frustration and fear that followed now some states are loosening and opening up. some even pulling back mask mandates as of today. but some medical experts warn that the pandemic and its threats are far from over. >> dana: thank you. interesting. these looks back. >> bill: a whole year we've been living this together. i remember alex plain as day on a friday night in new rochelle that cops were stopping people and had i.d. that proved you
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lived in the town. if you didn't you were turned away. in the very early days of what we've just lived through for the past 12 months. >> dana: we have great reporters too. all the reporting they've done has been good and appreciate it. >> bill: in the meantime we have this. covid relief bill drawing comparisons to lyndon johnson's great society of 1964. wow, that's going back. "wall street journal" saying it is full of debt relief and redistribution through tax credits. covid relief package, the largest expansion of the welfare state since lbj's signature program. cheryl breaks it down for us. >> let's start with the teachers unions, a powerful voting block. let's look at this. $380 billion to safely reopen schools. let's go back to 2020 when we
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already spent the federal government did carved out $68 billion to go to k-12 schools. most of which never opened. to date they have spent $4 billion of that money. that's one thing. you look at federal employees, the unions there in particular, bill. federal employee paid leave, 15 weeks of paid leave for anything covid related. it can be lack of childcare, you don't feel well because of your vaccine. you need to take time off. that's another many are saying kind of a hand-out to the unions. and then the $350 billion going to state and local governments. you have had many senators and governors come come on from red states and a bail-out for the blue states and i have facts and figures if new york that will tell you that's what is happening. fiscal mismanagement in the blue states. a lot of that is tied to, yes, the unions. >> bill: 9% went directly to covid. "wall street journal" piece said it is 7%, even less.
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riley writes this. history shows that no government program has been able to match what people can do for themselves and this applies equally to some of society's most historically marginalized groups. instead of helping welfare state expansions too often become lures and traps inflicting damage that can last generations. >> the congresswoman here in new york said on your program as well that one of the reasons she voted against the covid relief bill is because of the fact that we couldn't even account for the last bunch of federal money. we have 20 trillion of debt in the country and we throw around the trillion dollars like it is candy. this is taxpayer money. anybody that's responsible will tell you this will have to come home to roost. it will. >> bill: one thing to watch, see how it wears in time and we shall together. thank you, cheryl. cheryl casone, fox business. >> dana: battle playing out in
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♪♪♪ >> bill: so the free britney movement getting support on capitol hill now. the effort led by fans is aimed at setting pop star britney spears free from the court ordered conservatorship partly controlled by her dad. they are calling for a hearing on the issue that could take place before the house judiciary committee. >> the issue of conservatorship abuse is a serious one. many americans every day who suffer at the hands of their own guardians. someone who has the ability to control not only their estate but the decisions over their person. and the congress, republicans don't really have the authority or power to legislate. we're in the minority but we do have the power to convene around issues of importance. >> bill: that's matt gaetz.
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we have a trial attorney on this topic. does this go anywhere and does it help people like spears or others under it? >> for britney spears she is in a unique situation because she has this astronomical platform that we've seen with the free britney movement and the ability to go to court and bring her own attorney. bill, what i think these lawmakers are getting at is that many other people who are generally the most vulnerable in our society, the elderly, infirm, or disabled do not have those resources and do have difficulty getting into the courtroom to challenge their conservatorship. looking into the conservatorship process it is certainly a valuable thing. the abuse is there. what is a fact specific process in some places has become more of a rubber stamp.
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that is what the lawmakers are looking for. the britney spears movement is a celebrity where we can see in the public eye to draw attention to this. >> dana: i have a question. the father's attorney says that britney spears has never filed to end this and that she is free to do so. why do you think she hasn't done that yet? >> you are correct. back in september of 2020 her attorney actually had a filing which indicated that britney spears is voluntary and she wants to gradually get more -- the last hearing was to -- she has the afwoilt bring this petition before the court. interestingly the court recently did say she has the ability to expand her legal team so perhaps that teeing up the court for more hearings on
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this. >> bill: i don't know if it depends on the state or what. what does the law say about an individual who can challenge the conservatorship? >> you hit the nail on the head. it varies state to state. the law is different in each state. almost every state does have some mechanism for someone to come forward and challenge the conservatorship. the question is when you have somebody not a britney spears but somebody who is truly unable to care for their basic day-to-day needs or somebody who doesn't have the resources to actually get in front of the court and file that petition or hire their own lawyer which by the way is not a guarantee to have your own lawyer for the conservatorship advocating on your behalf. it can become tricky and problematic. even though there is a right you may not be able to get in front of the court.
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thank you. >> bill: woman in north carolina making a shocking discovery. looking for her biological father and you won't believe how she found him. she will join us in a moment after the break. good morning, harris, how are you? >> harris: good to see you. good morning, everybody. the lawsuit overbiden's border crisis and his policies are piling up. i'll talk with one attorney general who says taking away ice's power is putting the people of his state in grave danger. plus the latest chapter in the sad story of cancel culture. new audio of a disney shareholder ripping the ceo for firing a star of the mandalorian, jason rantz will weigh in. the other star who did some stuff but on the other side, the left, didn't get fired. "the faulkner focus" top of the hour. real piece of mind.
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>> dana: kathy gillcrist knew she was adopted but didn't know who her biological father was. a fugitive on the f.b.i.'s most wanted list. she is telling her story and joins us now. kathy, what was it like when you had this discovery? >> well, fortunately i have a sense of humor. it took a long time to -- for my biological cousin to track it all down because he was an only child and family trees are complicated. so when she told me she said i found your father i said really? is he someone famous? and there was a little hesitation and she said well, yeah. i will let you google him. and the first image of him that showed up was his f.b.i. most
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wanted poster. that wasn't the kind of fame i expected. or hoped for. >> bill: the charges are extreme. wanted for allegedly bludgeoning to death a mother and son, on it goes. he went to yale and middle bury college in vermont. >> yep. >> bill: he lived quite a life. >> he did. there are people who know more about him than i do. i was interested in the whole nature versus nurture idea about child development and having been a teacher. so i kind of investigated it and not only do we physically resemble each other quite a bit but there are definitely personality parallels which were explained to me. i was very much unlike my super
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supportive, wholesome adoptive parents. they were wonderful, they were salt of the earth people, but i was always driven and ambitious and i know why? it's genetic. >> bill: kathy, with all this dna stuff you can do, in a word is it a good idea to do this do you think for most people? >> you have to take responsibility and use it responsibly. you might not -- if i had found out this information earlier it would have impacted my life differently. >> dana: everyone check out kathy's stories in a book titled "it's in my genes." i love an adoption story. >> bill: kathy gillcrist there. big news here, book is out yesterday. number one on the charts. that's awesome news. >> dana: it is great.
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a huge team effort. big thanks to fox news channel and friends at the five. i'm excited for the book to get out there and young women to start feeling better. everything is going to be okay. >> bill: you are a mentor a lot of young women need. >> dana: i absolutely believe in mentoring but i also believe there are great ways to be mentored without having formal relationships. find role models everywhere you look. get the book. real good practical advice, get the job and raise and promotion, change your whole outlook. maybe change careers. >> bill: clear the undergrowth we would say. on that note you will be in dallas tomorrow at the bush library. >> dana: i will be here doing the show tomorrow morning together and bush event, bush center event tomorrow. texas is open and be all responsible but we'll see how that experiment is going and i'll keep you updated on that. i'll be seeing you in the morning indeed. >> bill: we shall, okay.
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good luck. keep it at number one. >> dana: i'm nervous. my suitcase is a mess. it will be warmer and i don't know what to pack and lost two pairs of shoes. i found one pair. >> bill: good news. >> dana: everything will be okay. "the faulkner focus" is up next, here you go. >> harris: growing national security concerns now as we all witness the rapidly escalating crisis at our southern border with mexico. i'm hair use faulkner. you are in the "the faulkner focus". border patrol forced to shut down three arizona checkpoints as agents are redirected to deal with the surge of migrants at the border. president biden is refusing to call it is crisis still or even take questions on the situation. i mean none. but former president trump is weighing in. here is a quote from him.


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