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enjoyed it. >> john: that is a postcard behind me right now. beautiful here. >> sandra: beautiful day in d.c. beautiful day in new york. thanks for joining us. i'm sandra smith. >> john: and i'm john roberts. we'll see you tomorrow on another edition of "america reports." "the story" starts right now. >> martha: good afternoon. i'm martha maccallum live in new york. here's the story breaking right now. new york governor cuomo is holding a phone conference at this moment. so far he has not commented on the now eight women accusing him of harassment. we're monitoring that. we'll break it here as soon as it happens. a massive escalation at the border. these are brand new photos from inside the overflowing facilities. a lot of people packed in the areas. we're waiting to hear directly from the president in his first formal news conference. we're told that will happen on thursday. we'll talk to dana perino about that coming up. we learn part of the new policy
they're doing is releasing people into the country even without a court date to appear. a lot of times they don't appear anyway. now they didn't have one. that's up to them to decide if they want to follow up and let people know their status. here's what the sheriff of cochise county, arizona said. >> they're releasing them. it's sad. it's like an orchestrated plan here. >> martha: watch president trump here. >> they're allowing everybody to walk through and just come in and they're not taking anything. they have no information about the people. that's the people that they know about. how about the people they don't know about? the thousands of people that are coming in where there's absolutely no protection. >> martha: here's one man told abc news about why he decided that now is the time to come. watch this. >> would you have tried to do
then when donald trump was president? >> definitely not. >> did you come because joe biden was elected president? >> basically. basically. >> martha: so the president will have to answer questions about that come thursday. also about the 86 million u.s. taxpayer dollars that are now being used to house illegal border crossers in hotels along that u.s. border. 6% have tested positive for covid according to fema. think about the rates in the cities that force school closings was around that number. former acting secretary of homeland security chad wolf is here. he's asking where is the outrage about the white house muzzling border patrol agents and sector chiefs about what is going on? we'll talk about that and more in just a moment. first, steve harrigan who is live at the border at mission, texas. hi, steve. >> martha, some of the worst conditions happening right here along the border between mexico
and texas. so in migrants crossing over illegally. there's no place to hold them. hours of paperwork are usually filled out. so the fact is they're being released without a lot of the paperwork done. they're being released without a notice to appear in court. that is unprecedented. no space for the youths crossing over illegally ace well. fox news estimates more than 600 youths coming into the u.s. this is coming after representative henry cuellar showing the overcrowding. some of these facilities where migrants are he held, there's no fencing around the outside. that has gotten the ire of governor abbott. >> it's reprehensible and astonishing that the biden administration would be putting migrants into a location like that without having an exterior security. shows how insecure these facilities are.
>> a new facility for unaccompanied youths is being put together in pecos, texas. it will expand up to 2,000. if they're coming in at 600 a day, that won't last long. back to you. >> martha: thanks, steve. joining me now former acting homeland security secretary, chad wolf. welcome. great to have you with us today. i'd like to start with this sound bite from the weekend. alejandro mayorkas saying -- he was asked about the border. he said the border is closed. watch this. >> the border is secure. the border is closed. we've been unequivocal in that and we're operationalizing our processes and executing the plans. >> martha: can you translate that? what does he mean? >> i disagree with that. the border is not secure. nothing could be further from the truth. the data proves it otherwise. you have historic surges occurring not only with family
units but with minors and others. you have them being released without a court date, without the notice to appear and a number of other things going on along the southwest border because of the surge they're experiencing. not in any universe is that border secure, under control and being managed. >> martha: what do you think about the fact that some people are not getting a court date? we know many people never showed up for them anyway, but the fact they're getting fingerprinted and sent into the country, think about what it takes for anyone else to come in the country, you have to have a pass court and a covid test. except for here. how does that make any sense? >> i never heard of this occurring. not giving court dates or giving notices to appear before you release them into the country. i feel for the border patrol. they're trying to do their job. they're overwhelmed. they're overwhelmed because of
policies in leadership and the white house. the fact that they're not issuing ntas goes to the point that even when provided ntas, we know many migrants never show up for their court dates. the fact that dhs is not providing the ntas illustrates that point that once they're released, the vast majority will never show up to an immigration court date. they'll be in the shadows and talking several years from now about an amnesty program to give them citizenship. it's the wrong approach. >> martha: the president is signalled that he wants to do that for those already here, this is the "time" magazine cover. "welcome to america." it was photo shopped. at this point, there's a double number of minors that entered the country. mr. mayorkas, the dhs secretary, said that they didn't have
ordinary safe just transition from one administration to another. he's complaining about the job that you guys did to get them ready to do their job. >> yeah, i heard this notion that they inherited a dismantled system, which couldn't be further from the truth. why do we know that? in november of 2020 we had about 800 individuals in custody, in border patrol facilities. today we have over 10,000. we have reformed a system that was given to us that was broken. we ended catch and release. so if the current administration's idea of a policy is to revert back to catch and release, it's the wrong policy. the vast majority of americans believe that's the wrong policy. it appears that that's what they're doing. that is concerning on a number of fronts. again, when you have this type of open border policy and not issues ntas or doing other things, you have lawlessness at the border so in some instances, it's the worst of both worlds.
>> steve harrigan talked about the hours of paperwork they're saving by heading in. under the trump administration and the arrangements that were made, the hours of paperwork were done in the home country or the first country that they crossed into. so that's been undone and part of the problem here. chad, thanks. always good to talk to you. >> thank you. >> martha: so as we mentioned, as we came in to the hour today, new york governor cuomo is in the middle of a briefing by phone as he clings to power amid three ongoing investigations. now an eighth female accuser that is alleging sexual harassment. we have breaking details on that situation, the new information that we now have. that is next. >> [question inaudible] with mortgage rates at their lowest in history,
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>> martha: a no comment from andrew cuomo on sexual harassment accusations against him during a briefing that just wrapped up. so that topic was off the table. he was talking about covid in that briefing. so meanwhile, the governor's office is trying to interfere with the a.g.'s investigation into his behavior. that is the charge. that there's some form of interference. that is a claim by one of the lawyers from one of the women that accused the new york governor of harassment. this is a new allegation dropped over the weekend. this is by current aide alissa mcgrath. she said he referred to her as mingle mommas and commented on her looks.
mcgrath is the eighth accuser now and the governor continues to deny any wrongdoing. aishah hasnie live from new york city. hi, aishah. >> hi, martha. the governor showing no signs of stepping down. in fact, he was at an event close to the press. there was a woman standing outside that said something to him. this is how the governor responded. listen. >> [question inaudible] >> i'm not going anywhere. >> he said "i'm not going anywhere, darling." this as an eighth accuser speaks out. alissa mcgrath said that cuomo not only harassed her but backs up another allegation that cuomo
groped her. cuomo's attorney denies this. he says he's never made any inappropriate advances or touched anyone. because these two women are still employed by the governor, there's major concerns here. accuser charlotte bennett's attorney sent a letter to the attorney general claiming that cuomo is deliberately interfering with the investigation. she writes this "the executive chamber's decision to provide staffers with in-house attorneys that advise them and accompanies them to interviews will have a chilling effect on potential witnesses or other accusers that might wish to come forward." some of the women have said the a.g. is looking into how cuomo's top staff handled the harassment complaints and if they were retaliating against them. the "wall street journal," martha is reporting that six of those former employees say that they were contacted by cuomo's office just days after the first accuser, lindsey boylan spoke
out, a lot going on. martha? >> we'll see if they have recordings of the interactions and that will come out as this continues to be investigated. aishah, thanks very much. joined by alien gunther. thanks nor being here. good to have you here. >> how shocking "i'm not going anywhere, darling?" >> martha: yeah. what did you think of that? >> i thought that that was unbelievable. rather than shut your mouth. instead, number 8 comes forward and you're still acting very cocky. you know, i remember when spitzer was client number 9. the governor said that he should resign the next day. we have number 8 coming forward, number 8 coming forward. for the good of the budget, for the good of new york state
during a very, very volatile time, you know, we have people dying of covid, we have people that need immunizations. it's time that we have leadership that will bring us to some sort of peace. i'm just -- i'm astounded. >> martha: i can tell. i can tell. a lot of people have the same reaction when he throws in the "darling" in the end. something that made his communications folks cringe nowing that they have to deal with that. this goes to his character and the way that he deals with people. i want your reaction to this. this is a competitor who had not spoken favorably of him and said that he was better than a republican to vote for him as better than republican. here's what he said. >> he said he's better than a republican again. i'm going to say you're better than a -- >> governor, i apologize but i
have to clarify one thing. you're free to say whatever you want, governor. but i just like want to be clear. our line is going to be that we have differences with you. our differences with republicans are far greater. >> martha: assembly woman, what do you think about that? >> shocking. absolutely shocking. absolutely shocking. sometimes i cannot believe the things that come out of people's mouths. it's just unbelievable and for somebody that is a leader, one of the great states of new york, it's absolutely shocking. it's time, you know, we've had during my tenure three other men that were accused that stepped down the next day. again, he tells spitzer to step down the next day. being cocky and being a bully won't work this time. it just won't work.
it's just getting worse and worse by the day. it's becoming difficult for all of us in the assembly and the senate to do our jobs. we need to have trust in our governor. you know, this is really a very difficult budget, covid and we have people that are hungry that tonight have access to immunizations. >> martha: i hear you. work to do. assembly woman, thanks very much. alien gunther. thank you. >> thanks for having me. >> martha: thank you. also breaking late today, the white house press on banning and removing some reporters from access to the border holding facilities as new photos capture the cramped difficult living situations. reporters want to cover this story. the president when asked said that he would visit the border at some point. dana perino, former white house press secretary joins us next. >> when will reporters be allowed to tour facilities
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letter to the president. democrat congressman henry cuellar gives the public a glimpse inside with these photos that were released from his office as they got a peek as just how tight things are down there. in moments, dana perino. but first, to peter doocy fresh off the briefing. peter, good afternoon to you. >> good afternoon, martha. the same administration is telling americans that they can have small gatherings as long as they masked and stay socially distant are also way over capacity at the border. >> we're opening up additional facilities. they're add limited capacity -- >> if i may, i don't know if that there's cdc guidelines -- >> with apologies. i misunderstood your question. this is one of the reasons this
is a focus every day for the president and this administration. we want to move the kids as quickly as possible through these facilities and into the shelters where there's safe spacing and move them in to homes where there's safe spacing. we're concerned about the public health impact. that's why we have policies to expedite the processes. >> jen psaki confirmed the reporting that there's limited instances where migrants are processes and put on buses for places in the united states without being given notice to appear. that is one president trump's biggest critiques. >> you have a lot of very bad people coming into our country and they're doing nothing about it. they're being released. yesterday they announced they're just going to let them into the country, no courts or nothing. it's crazy. >> on the economic and stimulus or spending front, there's breaking news. "the washington post" reporting that the white house considering a $3 trillion infrastructure
package. the white house is telling us that president biden and his team are considering a range of potential options regarding that. martha? >> martha: and the filibuster question that comes in to the mix as well. thanks, peter doocy at the white house. let's bring in dana perino co-host of "america's newsroom" and "the five." the former white house press secretary and the author of the book, "everything will be okay, life, lessons for young women from a former young woman." full of great advice for women or people of any age. congratulations. >> thanks for having me. great to be here. >> martha: the messaging on this is so messy. you watch jen psaki up there, the whole thing is about transparency and honesty. we'll always tell you what's going on no matter how bad it is. the message has evolved to don't come now.
how do they fix this? >> a couple of things. when i was press secretary, i used to describe how i would spend about 50 or 60 of my time talking to the president and the administration. the other 50% of the time, you spending time advocating for the rights of the press. and in this case, i don't know what gen khaki is trying to fight for that, there's no question that the pressure is coming not just from fox news, this comes from everywhere, including photographers. one of whom from geddy images had to go to the mexican side to take pictures. this has never happened before. this is a process point. we come to work every day. we're covering stories. they cover protests. you can cover things safely. we know how to do that a year in the to the pandemic. >> martha: one reporter said he was peeled off of the congressional trip when they
realized he was a reporter and told him he had to have a covid test. it's not a good look. the "new york post" editorial says there's one thing not open, it's media access to the operations of the border. it's hiding the administration the biden administration has blocked the press. >> the person that released the photos today, the only images were released by a democratic congressman that has a district on the border that is furious. he can't get meetings, can't get them to return phone calls. thursday when joe biden has his first press conference, this will obviously be a question. they should figure out a way to deal with this question before he gets up there unless he wants to make news on that and say everybody will be allowed in. they don't just have a communications problem, this is a policy problem. the messaging is messy because the policy is not clear. if they fix the policy problem, they'll fix their messaging problem. >> martha: i go back to the
moment before the inaugural when the white house put the message, don't come now. that was completely ineffective. also signalled that they were starting to be worried. he had all of this forward leaning language -- >> you read a lot today. dan balls of "the washington post" points out in the transition, career officials were telling the biden team you were going to have a big problem here. the media loves this. who knew what when and why didn't you do anything about it. that's where it's going. it's also still going to be the policy issue. mitt romney had a good point. what they're doing down there at the border now by saying don't come yet or accepting children but not the parents, that that is actually a de facto child separation policy. >> martha: it is. it's hard to see it any other way. it's hard to see it than more humane of what happened under the trump administration. you could argue that it was more
humane. the signal misfired. the idea is don't come. you'll be separated. >> i got away from them. basically it's like we're going to separate you to deter you from coming. now the de facto part is if the kids are allowed to stay and the parents are, they're being separated. >> martha: before i let you go, you mentioned it's a big mistake to announce a formal news conference, the first one of the president nine days in advance. >> yeah, the first mistake is not doing any press conferences. now the lead up like the bar is set so high i can't see over it. the second reason is, i would announce a press conference on the day. that doesn't mean ten days before we wouldn't look at the calendar and say that would be a good day to do a press conference. you wait until that morning, survey the scene, see what breaking news is going on. if you're at the white house, the reporters will show up. they don't have a choice. >> martha: you can't backtrack it at that point, right?
if he says thursday and something bad happens and he has to face the news before they have a chance to figure out how they're going to message it, he's out there. >> jen psaki might like this idea on thursday with him. that could be an action-forcing event. when you have a policy problem, they're going to want to fix the policy problem so he has a better answer thursday, i assume. its been awhile since i've been at the podium. that's what i would do. >> thanks, dana. >> i like being here. >> martha: everything will be okay. it's a great graduation present for young women and men across the country. >> thanks so much. >> martha: good to see you, dana. so spring breakers gone wild. they're not sure these people are spring breakers. it's a different scene going on in miami right now. they had to bring in a swat team. dr. makary on the new covid concerns coming up next. >> take a look. the crowd is amazing. we're having a blast.
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report is final. last night was night two of the city's special spring break state of emergency. it endedt 8:00. that's when the curfew is. it didn't end so perfectly. the partying crowd was defined until the end, jumping on top of a car. people were pushed out to their hotels or the mainland. outside of the restrictive entertainment zone, tourists were not giving up. having a twerk-off in the middle of a residential street. there's been chaotic fights nightly with groups of people exploding with flying fists, kicks and crowds running for safety. so much chaos city leaders declared a state of emergency saturday. the new rules apply thursday, friday, saturdays and sundays. tonight no curfew. all restaurants and bars must close at 7:00, which is costing
them tens of thousands of much-needed dollars after this year of the pandemic. >> something lights the crowd up, whether it's gunshots or something else like that, hundreds of people are running through the streets panicked, you realize that that is not a situation that any police force can control. >> also, part of the new state of emergency plan on thursday through sundays, at night time, the access cause ways from the mainland are limited to residents and hotel guests only. martha? >> martha: spring break all over florida. thanks, phil. joining me now, dr. marty makary, fox news contributor. good to see you. when you hear phil's story about what is going on in the streets, what concerns you? what goes through your mind? >> it's concerning because the b 117 strain is dominant in florida and more contagious.
by florida being open, they've had the morale hazard of attracting folks with a lot of pent-up demand to get out of there. most of these folks are from out of state. we're seeing a divergence. one among the older group that is vaccinated mostly now and a second pandemic among younger people that is largely unvaccinated because they're last in the vaccine line. that could result in a more persistent case rate that continues even when we get high risk people protected and we see the hospitalizations and deaths plummet. >> martha: when you talk about the b 117 virus, the new form of it, for the older people that are -- have been vaccinated, are they at risk if the younger person with that virus comes into their home? >> it does not appear so, martha. the vaccine appears to be 100% effective against the new strains in death and hospitalizations as the
outcomes. that's good news. we got that aformed with the new oxford results read out. looks like the vaccines are perfect live effective tool. in the unvaccinated, the pandemic is not over. remember, it takes about four weeks for the vaccines to kick in. >> you know, what would you advise florida? if you were advising the state right now, obviously they love the tourism, the business. how can they get a handle on this? the curfew is one way to attempt it. >> the folks i've talked to said the curfews were a surprise. a lot of people came here. they weren't ready for it. that's where we're seeing the collision. for the young folks, i would remind them that infection can result in long haul symptoms. they can occur 10-15% of folks. you don't want to feel resilient. >> martha: thank you, dr. makary. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> coming up on "your world," astra zeneca's president as the
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makes them a victim or an oppressor. with companion learning activities around that. that is just the beginning. joining me now is leah rencen. she's a board member from a grass roots looking to remove political agendas from ethnic studies. thanks for being here. if you could right off the bat explain the difference between ethnic studies and what is called critical ethnic studies. >> sure. thanks for having me today. so the intent of the bill, which is more in line with ethnic studies is to prepare people to be global citizens with an appreciation of multiple cultures. that is something that is highly supportive, not only in the state of california but i think nationally also. unfortunately what has happened is the academic ideologs have hijacked this and turned it into this political indoctrination
called critical ethnic studies. and critical ethnic studies teaches history and civics through a victim oppressor lens. basically where all people including the students are identified as either victims or oppressors based on the color of their skin or where their family comes from. >> martha: how do they help the kids understand in their parlance whether one child is a victim and another is an oppressor? >> they used something called subtle colonialism for the basis of their model. they look at how the united states and other countries in general have been founded by colonialism. it's and all or nothing pedagogy. you can have a conversation ant colonialism and how it was oppressive and how it was not a necessarily a good thing in our
country and forced people into victimhood, but what they're neglecting to do is talk about how they're positives to colonialism and also what they're doing is not talking about our history as it's developed and evolved over time. the theory is that if you live in a country based on colonialism, you'll always have those systems of representation no matter what. >> martha: there's not an evolution over time. so these little kids in the classroom, goes to middle school, they're going to go home and say i learned at school that i'm an oppressor or victim? >> right. not only that, but they're looking -- you see kids in multiracial families that are going home and not understanding that, you know, parent a is a minority and parent b is the white dominant culture. so is parent b oppressing parent a? how do they fit in to that? you have bullying going on where kids are speaking their minds and if it doesn't fit in with
this pedagogy, they're being pulleyed online or in classes. it's really difficult for kids who are young. so it's -- they're even saying to start as young as kindergarten. i don't know how you expect children this young to expect a nuanced pedagogy which has been relegated to higher education for a reason. i don't understand how it's positive to have little kids think about their race and their color when they should be worrying about how to get along. >> martha: one of the resources for this curriculum is bringing black lives matter into the classroom, 2. we're like 29th in the world of developed nations in mass. we're in the teens somewhere in english. so this is a big story. i'm glad you brought it to our attention. it's working its way through -- it's not mandatory in california
yet but i urge people to dig in to it. >> it's not mandatory yet. it's on its way. >> it's going to be a bigger story. thank you. good to have you here tied. >> thanks, martha. >> martha: coming up, joe concha is here with a preview of the trial that could rock the nation. that is next. veteran homeowners: during uncertain times, money in the bank can bring you and your family real piece of mind. refiplus from newday usa can make it happen. refiplus lets you refinance at the lowest mortgage rates in history plus get an average of $50,000 cash for the financial security you and your family deserve. refiplus, only from newday usa. start with all the non-sports dads. narrow it to the ones whose kids who can catch almost everything.
through ancestry i learned so much about my grandparents that i never knew. 30 minute pickup i'm a lawyer now, but i had no idea that my grandfather was a federal judge in guatemala. my grandfather used his legal degree and his knowledge to help people that were voiceless in his country. that put a fire in my heart. it made me realize where i got my passion for social justice.
but the suspect said he had a sex addiction and was trying to get rid of his addiction. two of the women were white. one was latino. let's bring in joe concha, fox news contributor. good to have you here. the coverage of this story jumped very far forward. the police that investigated the case said they -- in their initial investigation he showed no signs of having hatred towards asians. it's not to say that that's not part of it. but so many in the media leapt ahead of the investigation and said it was. >> sure, martha. we've heard about the rush to judgment before. this was a rush to motive. given the temperature of the country right now, this is something that is a very dangerous game to play in pursuit of cliques and ratings. this isn't about following feelings.
this is about following the facts. you laid them out. the fact is that two white people were killed here, a hispanic was injured in addition to the horrific murders of the asian americans. when you listen to the gunmen, when he says that this was a sexual addiction to eliminate temptation as you said of a religion-fueled shame and then he has others corroborate that, those are the facts in front of us right now. yet you have trevor noah. he's a comedian. if you watch late night comedy, it's more morphing into cable news. he said the atlanta shooter blamed a specific race of people for his problem and murdered them because of it. that's not racism, the word has no meaning. the problem is he never blame add specific race. and you say who cares what trevor noah has to say. one clip was watched by 1.2 million in addition to who
watched him on his show. a and you see "the washington post" and cnn that put hate crime to this, the farce becomes fact. that's why a poll out last year that said that 84% of the american people think the media blames for divide in this country. this could be exhibit a. could be a racial motive. as of now, we don't have one. >> martha: it's a cart before the horse at the very least. the investigation is just beginning into this. it's our job to follow the investigation. joe, thanks very much. >> great to see you. >> martha: breaking this hour, opening statements expected to begin a week from today in the trial of the former minneapolis police officer accused of killing george floyd. the area where it happened is now a so-called free state with barricades blocking the entrances. local business owners say police and ambulances can't get into the area at all anymore. matt finn live on the scene there in minneapolis. hi, matt. >> hi, martha.
the police chief here says authorities will shut down the autonomous zone. >> it's almost daily down there. it's totally unsafe. >> jamar nelson is the spokesperson for cup foods, the market that called police on george flood for passing a fake bill. considered the site of floyd's death. nelson didn't want to meet us in floyd square because he considers it too dangerous. >> i'm a black man. i absolutely understand the sol dairy and understanding the anger. but at some point do we continue to make others suffer while we are mourning? >> signs instruct people about to enter to think vietnam veterans memorial or visiting auschwitz. shootings have increased by 2500% compared to 2019. >> right now the uptick in
violence is unacceptable. i'm putting them on notice. enough is enough. our community will not tolerate this. >> a city survey revealed 65% of 900 people that work or live nearby want george floyd square reopened immediately. >> they think it's in honor of george floyd but it's disrespectful to continue to hold a community hostage. >> more that, we've been listening to jury selection two weeks now. it's worth noting a large amount of potential jurors have told the judge that they could not escape the news of the city's record 27 million dollar payout with the floyd family as jury selection was happening. martha? >> a big story. we'll be out there next week to cover that story live for "the story." thanks, matt. we'll seout out there. that's it for monday, march 22, 2021. we'll see you tomorrow at 3:00. "your world" with neil cavuto. we have the ceo of astra zeneca
begins right now. thanks for being here. have a great afternoon. see you tomorrow. >> the white house maintains the border is secure. new images are painting a different picture. welcome, everyone. i'm charles payne in for neil cavuto, this is "your world." the white house reacting to what many are calling a crisis at the border. images released by a democratic lawmakers shows overcrowding at a federal facility as migrants continue to pour in. coming up we'll talk to the democratic mayor of del rio, texas that is calling president biden's handling of this a slap in the face. first, to peter doocy at the white housekeeping track of this. peter? >> charles we learned today a small white house delegation is going to h