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but first, baby, it's cold outside. a monster or storm that could make history. a nor'easter slamming the east coast with heavy snow, high winds and blizzard conditions, and it's still on the movenow targeting boston which could get up to 3 feet of snow. forecasters warning conditions will get worse before they get better. hello and welcome to "fox news live." i'm arthel neville. eric: hello, everyone, i'm eric shawn. thank you for joining us on this snowy saturday afternoon in the east. the national oceanic and atmospheric association said that the monster storm did become a bomb cyclone this morning. ten states are under blizzard warnings from maryland right on up to maine. the nor'easter or hammering the jersey shore and new york city. millions across the east coast now hunkered down, well, just
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waiting for the storm to pass. we have live fox news team coverage for you. molly line's in plymouth, massachusetts. alexis mcadams in new york city if, i be first, meteorologist adam klotz is in islip, new york, on long island, which has been hit hard today. hey, adam. >> reporter: you're absolutely right, it has been hit hard here. senting about 60 miles just off to the east of manhattan where we continue to be under a blizzard warning until 7 p.m. earlier morning we reached that criteria, meaning we saw visibility down under a quarter of a mile for three hours. very heavy snowfall, obviously, but then the whipping winds pick up this very kind of loose, light, soft snow and continue to blow it around. that causes drifting issues, it causes visibility issues as we're seeing. even though the snow's getting lighter, the wind continues to whip. looking at the forecast going forward and if if we could pull up some of those forecast
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graphics, the heaviest snow has moved on from the new york area. really heavier snow now lifting up towards boston, up towards maine, areas where some of that a really hey snow's still on the way. temperatures on the back side of this system to the north are frigid, down into the teens in new york. but you see some of those interior places in the single digits. this is our future track, and it's going to show most of this snow kind of lift up out of the northeast later today into early tomorrow morning until finally you see it there in maine. this is really kind of a saturday some. where's the heaviest snow still yet to come, maybe a few more across long island, but more and more snow is going to continue to fall farther to the north and to the east, again, getting into the boston area and running up the coast of maine. back out here live, eric, on social media i've been getting a bunch of chat aer about a, yeah, my eyes are running and my nose is red. it's a blizzard. this is what happens. i want people to stay inside and stay warm.
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eric: adam a, we want you to go inside and stay warm, maybe get some hot cocoa, whatever you've got this, and we will get back to you later in the newscast. >> reporter: thanks, have a good one. arthel: folks in new england, they're using -- used to harsh winters, but this bomb cyclone/nor'easter could make history. molly line is live in plymouth. you're no stranger to snow, you know how to prepare for the weather, but how does this storm compare? >> reporter: this is a big, big storm. we haven't seen a storm like this for several years here in this area, so there's been a significant amount of preparation, a lot of warning coming urging people to be ready for an emergency situation. you have your batteries, flashlights, but most importantly stay home, stay off of these roads, let the plows do their jobs. one of the good things about this storm is this incredible wind. it really can feel like sand that's pelting you with. we've been getting these monster, monster gusts, and that's part of the challenge
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keeping the lights on. about 100,000 plus people across massachusetts pretty consistently without power over the course of today. we are in plymouth, massachusetts. this is the area that's being hardest hit by power outages. the south shore, cape cod, sandwich, massachusetts, a lot of people without power all all the way down to provincetown. emergency management showing that provincetown is essentially in the dark 100% without power right now. but a lot of these folks, these box the trucks, folks coming in from across the country from florida and michigan, they're going to be working to keep the lights on throughout the course of the storm. big concern as well, the coastal flooding that could be occurring and has been occurring. there was a high tide this morning, there's another one tonight, caused some big, splashy waves at the pilgrim sand hotel. this is something coastal areas see in these bigger storms. streets are flooded, so
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authorities canning people to stay away there from those low-lying coastal roads, warning those homeowners that it's not the place to be down there where the ocean can sometimes come in over those seawalls and flood into some of those low-lying neighborhoods. one more thing to keep an eye on, oh, flights. canceled, over 600 flights at boston's logan airport a, canceled up and down northeast: that's going to be a hassle the next few days. this was a saturday storm, perhaps that's a blessing. sunday we're expecting sunshine, hopefully, and able to get started on the cleanup. but right now we are still mt. if thick of it -- in the thick of it. arthel? arthel: molly, i mean, those waves crashing onto the window that you just showed turning into instant slush and, of course, without power, without personal generators, it's hard to stay warm, is so hopefully they can get the power on sooner than later. molly line, thank you. >> reporter: yeah.
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9:00 high tide later tonight. thanks, arthel. arthel: great job. eric: she's got the ski goggles on. let's get on the phone with plymouth police chief dana flynn. chief, how are you guys holding out? >> doing pretty well, eric, thank you very much. eric: and what's it like right now? we just had a live shot from molly line who's, you know, down over will on main street. are you concerned about the potential flooding later on tonight? you are on the coast. >> absolutely. we did already go through one high tide cycle morning around 8:30. we did have to shut down a number of roads, we do have another cycle at 9:00 tonight, and we'll see how it goes at that time. eastbound eric what's the the the great taker that you face? in terms of the rate of this storm, how would you rate it to the past few years? >> this one's pretty bad. we haven't had anything this significant probably since 2015 or so. our biggest concern is people
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get, feel they get stuck in the house for a little too long and they want to get out and see what's going on. they tend to make their way to the waterfront and beach areas, and that could cause some problems for everybody. eric: how long do you think this will go? i guess this could be out late, later on tonight or tomorrow, and we're looking now at video of a lot of snow. you can see it now. >> sure is. we're expecting the storm to stop around 7:00 tonight. they're forecasting strong winds til at least 9 or 10. as far as snow totals, we really can't get a good estimate on it because of the blowing and drifting. but we hope that by midnight, a little after things will start to settle down for us and we can start cleaning up. eric: and we're looking at some boats now down at the harbor. how do you prepare for this? what does law enforcement do, and how do you, you know, get the word out to just, folks, stay at home ask wait for this to blow over?
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>> right. we have a number of eaves -- the avenues that we put information out on, our web site, our twitter page, local public access tv. i can't thank residents enough during this storm, they really heeded our warnings is and suggestions to stay home. the roads are nearly empty. it allows our public works departments to do the job that they need to do to get everybody back to normal as soon as possible. eric: and plymouth rock, 1620, that's still out there? it's okay? >> it's still there. you know with, i think it'll take a lot more than this for it to go -- [laughter] eric: well, we have some video of folks walking around, some are driving. but as the chief says, if you can stay home, just stay home. you know, folks in the northeast are hearty and used to this, and we've been through a lot. have a nice warm saturday. plymouth police chief dana flynn. chief, thank you, and, of course, here at fox news we
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always thank law enforcement for what you do. arthel? arthel: ditto, kiddo. well, the snow is still coming down and the wind is still blowing in new york city with an area under a winter storm warning. new york's governor has announced a state of emergency as the empire state braces for coastal flooding along with snow and wind. a live look outside of our bureau here on sixth avenue. seems a little bit of slush is happening as people are doing a great job of cleaning off the sidewalks for us. not just for us, but for any pedestrians that might want to walk in front of our headquarters there. meanwhile, alexis mcadams is live on new york city's upper west side. what's it looking like there? >> reporter: hi. yeah, well, it's not so much that new york is getting pummeled with snow like we just talked with molly, how much they are getting. the main issue here, arthel, are the high winds. it picks up many a matter of seconds, and when a crew, as
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soon as they remove that snow if, with these high winds it goes right back out on the roadways. that's creating some delays. but there really hasn't been too many drivers out here. there are some people walking to and and from central park trying to get to that sledding hill, so people trying to enjoy the day. but the visibility is the main concern. check this new video out. that winter storm leading to whiteout conditions and these temperatures just keep on dropping. the nor'easter dropping a wide range of snow totals across ten states. here in new york city we've had about 8 inches of snow and counting with about an inch an hour coming down. with more than 1500 snowplows out on the roads, they are doing their best to clear the roadways, but it is still very slippery, and that wind is just blowing right back onto the roads. since friday new york and new jersey have been under a state of emergency. new york's governor says no major power outages at this time or crashes, but she's asking people to stay off the roads so crews can do their work.
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listen. >> starting on monday, that's commuting time. that that's also a time when there'll be school buses back on the road, so there's a lot of factors at play. we're not going to be off the this for a number of days, there'll be a lot of cleanup. >> reporter: yeah, a lot of of cleanup. the airlines have canceled thousands of flights due to strong winds and whiteout conditions. the long island railroad is suspended service, and metro north is operating an a very limited schedule. back out here live, people are supposed to be staying indoors, but there are some people having fun. that little boy getting pulled by his dad right across the roadway, so he's got a ride home. if you are out and about and trying to get out on the roads, it's going to take a lot longer than expected, and it can be dangerous due to heavy winds that just blow all of that snow into your face. arthel: when it snows in the city, it is kind of fun to go out and enjoy the fresh powder, as we say. but the cleanup, as you mentionedded, that's the tricky
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part. we'll be looking for your reports on that. alexis mcadams in new york city's upper west side. thanks, alexis. eric. eric: yeah. those kids will be sleigh riding in central park. meanwhile, overseas more russian troops now massing on the border with ukraine, further raising concerns of a potential putin invasion. we are live in moscow and kiev as we will have the latest on what measures the u.s. and the biden administration are taking to try and stop putin from invading. ♪ ♪ living with diabetes? glucerna protein smart has your number with 30 grams of protein. scientifically designed with carbsteady to help you manage your blood sugar. and more protein to keep you moving with diabetes. glucerna live every moment
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♪ arthel: well, moscow still denies any plans to invade ukraine even though it has massed more than 100,000 troops along the border. and a new report may give a chilling signal of its plan. three current and former u.s. officials telling reuters rich shah is moving blood supplies to the border. that could be there to treat wounded soldiers there in the field. hmm. we have fox team coverage on this one on this russian threat. greg palkot is live in the ukrainian capital of kiev, but first to amy kellogg live in moscow. what more can you tell us? >> reporter: hi, arthel.
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well, yes, those reports about moving blood supply to the borders are concerning. but at the same time, even though they point to the possibility of troops fighting, casualties, they could also be consistent with the russian narrative that they are not planning an attack, but they don't discount fact that ukrainian soldiers may try some sort of provocation. and people have been saying all along that an outright invasion is not the only way for russia to assert control over ukraine if it so chooses. one law lawmaker's call for ukrainians in breakaway regions to join the russian army would certainly be one way of occupying or controlling territory. putin hasn't spoken about this or other outright calls for further support to those russian-backed separatists in eastern ukraine, and his relative silence is leading to so much speculation. for example, is this standoff happening now because in the
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aftermath of the chaotic exit from afghanistan, president biden appears weak? if i put that question to a top policy expert here, someone who is close to government circles. >> one thing i can be absolutely sure, he is not seen as a weak president, absolutely not. he is old, that's true. >> i think biden is perceived as an extremely serious person with whom very serious questions can be discussed and even more solved unlike his preed access or sor -- predecessor who was a special character and unlike president obama who was basically absolutely disinterested. >> reporter: now, we know that president biden has had some very choice words for president putin, and that is why i think that this informed view from here in moscow was very worth
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bringing to your attention, arthel. arthel: it really was, amy. interesting comparisons and analysis there. amy kellogg live in moscow, thank you very much. eric? eric: well, meanwhile, even as russia stations even more troops along the border, ukrainian president vladimir if zelensky is downplaying the threat, urging ukraine ukrainians to stay calm. his remarks showing ukraine and the u.s. though are not necessarily on the same page. senior foreign affairs correspondent greg palkot live in ukraine's capital of kiev with the latest on that. greg? >> reporter: hi, eric. yes, that's right. in this region at this time, it seems like the possibility of invasion is in the eyes of the beholder. the latest figures from the government, 130,000 russian soldiers are massed around their borders. 20,000 more than last month. and we're getting a slew of reports today about movements of russian troops. it's not clear if anything
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represents a reduction or withdrawal, more likely just shifting stuff around. the u.s., of course, has been saying now an invasion could happen at anytime, but ukrainian president zelensky is trying to tamp hinges down. -- things down. he's worried that war fears could impact his people. just as importantly, perhaps, the economy. so he is claiming that an invasion is not imminent. he's telling people not to panic. he even criticized the u.s. and other countries for beginning the evacuation of diplomats here. the u.s. 'em bass by put out more guidance overnight. what the ukrainian government seems to be saying is that russia should face new sanctions now, not later, and the ukrainian military needs more and better fear to defend itself right now. they recently did run krill -- drills with anti-tank missiles brought by the u.k., and the u.s. just delivered a fourth supply of what they call lethal aid for the military here. finally, eric, as for the people here in ukraine, we spent the
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morning with some citizens outside of keyever, and they were -- kiev, and they were learning the fine art of combat, ready for a possible invasion. but as we came back into the city, we were suck in traffic. a lot of -- stuck in traffic. a lot of people out shopping, doing whatever they do on a saturday. so there's two sides to this whole story on a lot of different fronts, eric. eric: greg palkot live in ukraine, thanks. arthel: greg and eric, here at home president biden told reporters yesterday that he is moving u.s. troops to the to the eastern, to eastern europe and nato countries in the, quote, near term. joining us now is former state department official david -- he is also a former obama campaign foreign policy adviser. good to have you, and i want to get to those troops, the u.s. troops in a moment, david. but first, you know, listen, you know this, posturing is a major play in putin's playbook. he has the u.s., nato, europe on alert, and he already has operatives on the ground in
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ukraine. so on a level, he has won. does give putin that offramp to stand down his troops and maybe retreat from the ukraine border? >> it's a good question. i think what your viewers probably care most about is the question of whether russia is going to mounted a full scale -- mount a full scale invasion and what more can the u.s. do to insure that the does not happen. my personal view is that putin has not decided yet whether to order the troops into ukraine. he's weighing the weaknesses, and if he believes that the retaliatory alaska by the u.s. and european -- actions by the u.s. and european countries will outweigh, then he won't do it. but i think the biden administration and european leaders are waking up to the reality that they haven't done enough yet to deter putin as russia seems to be leaning toward on -- forward, on a possible invasion. the biden administration is looking at more significant retaliatory measures which will include sanctions that will hit
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at the heart of the russian economy including at the defense and petroleum sector industries. and also sanctions that would cut russia off from the international banking system. but even that is probably not enough, and i think the biden administration and the european countries recognize that. so that's why they're also thinking about moving u.s. troops into oh eastern european countries. those troops are not going to be in ukraine. the biden administration is also looking at doing more to support the covert operations to train and e win the ukrainian military, and i think that is going to ramp up as well. the hope is all of those things combine to be enough to deter putin from moving forward. arthel: what do you think, will it be? >> i don't know, and i think it really depends both on what the biden administration does next and what the european countries do next and if putin believes that the u.s. and europe are lockstep on this and that there is going to be a coordinated response both in terms of the
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military support for ukraine and in terms of the sanctions. sanctions really won't work if it's just u.s. sanctions. it has to be global sanctions supported by the western powers in europe and the u.s. and perhaps our other allies in asia such as japan. arthel: yeah, but that gets tricky if you're not going to have germany, a strong economy, if they're not so 100% onboard with sanctions against russia because they depend on russia for natural gas. but let me, let me play some sound from defense secretary lloyd austin on how the u.s. would respond if putin, if putin decided to attack a member of nato. >> we have an article very commitment to our nato partners. and so if putin were to attack one of those countries, then, of course, that commitment -- that's an iron-clad commitment. the president has said a number of times that we will live up to that commitment. and so, but again, our focus is not on fighting in ukraine, it's
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on reassuring our nato partners and allies. arthel: yeah. and, david, finally, you know, meanwhile you've got the ukraine president, zelensky, he's in a tough spot. he has to keep his residents calm, his economy intact, the u.s. and nato on his side, and he has to appease putin not to strike the match and enflame the situation. what's your take on that? >> well, president zelensky came into the presidency without a lot of previous experience, so this is a real challenge for him. it's the biggest challenge he's going to face. like you said, he has to calm the country, but he also at the same time has to prepare the country for a potential invasion. and as was mentioned in the earlier segment, the ukrainian military is training, militias in ukraine that are training and haley armed. so zelensky has to show leadership in terms of preparing a defense of the country. but he also has to try to convince the and europe to do more to support him.
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secretary lloyd austin mentioned the article v protection that nay the toe gives tomato members, but because ukraine is not a member of nato, that's not going to benefit ukraine. and that's why it's going to take real leadership from zelensky to get that type of support he needs. arthel: not a nato member, but it seems very clear that the u.s. is very much behind ukraine. meanwhile, all of this and china's watching to see what happens, their next move with taiwan. oh, boy. david, thank you very much for joining us. i have a feeling we'll see you again. thank, david, take care. >> thanks, arthel. eric: the widow of new york city police officer jason rivera who was killed in the line of duty had harsh and unsparing words for the new district attorney of manhattan over his progressive crime policies. that is next. i always dreamed of having kids of my own. ♪ ♪ now i'm ready for someone to call me mom.
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♪ >> the system continues to fail us. we are not safe anymore. not even the members of the service. i know you were tire of these laws, especially the ones prosecute new d.a., i hope he's watching you speak through me right now. eric: wow. that is the widow of the new york city police officer, jason rivera, the 22-year-old officer who was killed in the line of duty last week, slamming manhattan's controversial new district attorney alvin bragg. she delivered her husband's eulogy and an emotional and haunting plea at her husband's funeral at st. patrick's cathedral yesterday. rivera and his partner were killed after that ambush that happened last friday. rivera's wife dominique if also blasting the are district attorney the, bragg, for pursuing policies that many have called soft on crime. joining us now is daryl porcher, law enforcement professor at
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pace university. dominique ghei a stinging -- gave a stinging eulogy, and i want to show you outside st. pat's that solemn and astounding sight; tens of thousands of police officers lining miles down fifth avenue in tribute. they've shaken the city. will it change the progressive policies of the new district attorney? >> well, eric, the social contract affords us as common citizens protections which come in the position of police officers. however, when a police officer's killed, that's when we have a fracture of social contract. that's what just happened here recently in new york. we had two police officers that were slain. we now have a district attorney in the county of manhattan, that being alvin bragg, who's come into office and stated that he was not going to uphold the rule of law.
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the upholdment of the rule of law essentially bounds on the district attorney's prosecuting people that commit crimes. psychologically, this has an impact on criminals. if the criminals feel as if they can act with impunity, by all means, they will commit to these horrific acts as we saw what occurred with our two heroes that were slain. we look at the district attorneys on a national level in places like new york, philadelphia, san francisco and los angeles, we have a common denominator, and that's not prosecuting the low-level offenses. by not prosecuting the low-level offenses, we see a meteoric rise in crime, and that's what's occurring here in the city of new york. eric: you know what he was saying, what he ran on, he said, they claim -- the progressive prosecutors -- that the system is broken, that it's not working, that there's got to be another way to address these crimes through social interaction, violence programs,
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with two diversion programs -- diversion programs and this sort of thing. i've heard a culmination of different perspectives in terms of how to achieve these precipitous the drops in crime. however, if you look at the tea leaves and you look at these counties where you have these progressive district attorneys, you clearly have seen a meteoric rise in crime. as a result, you need to effectuate a message that can interdict and reduce the crimes that are happening in these places like new york, and it's not happening. and alvin bragg is on the wrong side of the fence because, ultimately, we elect a district attorney to uphold the rule of of law. we don't have bernie sanders or alexandria ocasio-cortez as the district attorneys. we elected someone that was going to uphold the rule of law, and it's not happening in the county of new york. eric: d.a. bragg has met with the governor and ore officials saying -- other official saying that he's moving toward a common goal to protect the city and
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public safety while also balancing out the other things. look, he ran for office -- what do you think about this? he said he wouldn't charge a criminal if you steal $250 worth of stuff. under $250, you get free, it's fine. that he wouldn't put a slew of defendants behind bars. and this is exactly what he said, this is now on his web site,, quote: i will not waste resources prosecuting petty offenses that do not warrant prosecution because the defendant has a criminal history. the only rationale seems to be to avoid a tabloid headline, fear mongering for pet the city offenses. i will not base it on a fear of tabloid coverage. is that crime fighting or surrender? >> i wholeheartedly believe that this is a surrender because he's not looking through the lens of things that work. when we go back to the early 1990s, we had something we referred to as broken
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windows-style policing where we targeted the low-level offenses. by targeting the low-level offenses, the people will be incarcerated, they will be charged accordingly, and it will not -- i should say psychologically it puts them in a place where they fear committing the greater offenses because they believe that they will be apprehended. and this is something that was driven by rudolph giuliani back in the early '90s. i think that alvin bragg needs to send message to criminals that if you commit a crime that is less than $250, we guarantee -- i can guarantee you, you will be are thed. and that will send a message -- you will be prosecuted. that will send a message i will be taken into custody, and it will deter them from making this city of the 8.5 million residents in the city of new york a safer place. eric: the broken windows theory the brain child of the great jack maim, a former new york
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city -- maple, a former new york city police department official who has passed away saying if you go after the fare jumpers, a broken window, that sends the message that society is serious about crime fighting. darren porcher formerly of the new york city police department, new york's finest, thank you for your service -- >> thanks, eric. eric: -- and thank you for law enforcement. of course. arthel: thank you. well, meanwhile, a leaked video shows a heated exchange over the crisis at our southern border with patrol agents confronting u.s. border patrol chief a yule ortiz. -- a yule ortiz. it all happened during secretary al alejandro major cat' visit to laredo, texas, yesterday. bill melugin is in that hoya, texas, with the latest. bill, what more can you tell us? >> reporter: yeah. arthel, good afternoon to you. that video is pretty wild, and it shows a very heated exchange between front-line border patrol
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agents in laredo and their boss, u.s. border patrol chief raul ortiz. and this all happens right in front of secretary mayorkas because he was visiting forget day. and one of our sources leaked us some of that video. take a listen for yourself. >> reporter: meanwhile, migrants continue spilling across the border here where we are in la jolla, texas. this is video we shot in the early morning hours today as family units started showing up here in the area, many of them with young children. it was very chilly out this morning, still in late january. migrants cross that river illegally and come right here into texas to give themselves up
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to border patrol. and also out last night was oklahoma senator james lankford riding along to get a firsthand look at what's been happening, and he says front-line agents just aren't allowed to do their jobs. take a listen. >> whether it's single adults that are coming in, family groups coming in, they're coming across, checking in and then border patrol agents and other individuals who are here to enforce the laws of the country are actually just managing and being more like hotel check-in staff and being instructed by the administration, here's how to process people and release them rather than to try to actually carry out the law. >> reporter: according to a dhs source on thursday here in the rio grande valley, border patrol arrested five men from syria who crossed illegally in the hidalgo area, about 20 minutes away from where we are now. send it back to you. arthel: hotel check-in staff. that paints a picture. bill melugin, thank you.
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eric. eric: arthel, several statements in the northeast, well, we're now hunkering down because of that bomb cyclone. manage oh, man, it is pummeling the region with high winds and lots of snow. when will the worst be over? we have team fox weather coverage of the powerful nor'easter that is blowing its way all across the northeast. ♪ ♪ hello, for the last few years, i've been a little obsessed
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arthel: espn is reporting that tom brady is retiring from football. the g.o.a.t., tampa bay buccaneers' quarterback last year said he would play until he was 45 which he will be in about 7 months. and after the bucs lost a playoff game to the l.a. rams last weekend, brady said his wife, giselle bundchen, is very concerned the physical toll is taking on her husband. so here's the news again, tom brady reportedly retiring after 22 seasons in the nfl. his next stop, the hall of fame. ♪ arthel: and we're back to this now, the white house is responding to leaked video of migrants flown across the country, disembarking charter flights late at night north of new york city, this happening last august. a white house official says
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there's, quote, no such things as secret migrant flights, and the video is not new. but just week fox news cameras rolled as federally-contracted buses dropped off dozens of migrants and -- at a parking garage in texas as they were being released into the u.s. let's bring in rodney if scott, former border patrol chief and distinguished senior fellow for border security for the texas public policy foundation. rodney, if you would allow me, if you can tell us, first, what are the -- we'll work backwards. what are the duties and responsibilities of the office of refugee resettlement. >> so thank you for having me on this evening. officer refugee resettlement in its name basically takes refugees and in this case unaccompanied minors, and it's their responsibility to team them up with sponsors here in the united states. think of them as the federal level of child protective services. it falls urn health and human services.
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it's a very small component within health and human services. arthel: okay, thank you. so the biden administration says that the unaccompanied minors in the video we're talking about were being released to a vetted relative or sponsor. so is that the proper protocol and legal responsibility for the administration? orbit? >> well -- or not? >> well, a little more to it. consistent with everything else this administration says, there's little -- there's partial truths there. so, yeah, that's factual, but what they're ignoring is the reason we have this massive influx once again is because of their open border policies, and their determination that we were not going to deport any child under 18 years of age. the other piece of it as well, you saw on some of the crips earlier in this show, the -- clips in this show, this administration or is anything but transparent. no, the flights aren't technically secret, but they're sure not sharing the information about where these flights are going, giving any heads up to state and local what's coming to them, and that's just not good
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government. but that's very indicative of this administration, it is extremely to pick. arthel, and rodney, once these minors are released into the care of these sponsors or relatives, what's the follow-up process? how does the administration track their whereabouts? >> you know, they really don't. i'm getting a little out of my lane because that's really the office of refugee services under health and human services. however, once they're teamed up with a sponsor, it's like foster care, if you will, but without checking in all the time. i understand occasionally there will be check-ups, but routinely once that individual is teamed up with that upon the sor, the federal government's role diminishes, and there's very little follow-up. this administration's actually made it even harder to do follow-up because they've really restricted i.c.e. from doing any records checks to help out that process. arthel: yeah? how so? >> traditionally, you don't know who these kids are going to. the argument of the current administration is they don't want to discourage family members that might be in the
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country illegally from stepping up and taking custody of the child. so they've basically wall off i.c.e. and any immigration officials from being in the process because they simply don't want to deport anybody from this country. and they don't want to stop the flow. they're not doing anything to slow down flow. arthel: i want to scan right now the southern border encounters last year, in 2021. let's take a look. in january you had 78,414. february, 101,099. july, 213,593. in august, summer months here, 209,840. and then rounding out year in december with 178,840 encounters. so if there is not simple one fix to this border crisis, is there a systematic way to stop illegal crossings and reform on part of the imp gration, you know, the present immigration system that's obviously no
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longer working or effective? >> yeah. i do want to remind people it's way beyond immigration, it's border security in general. immigration really detracts from a lot of the enforcement. but the biden administration was handed the most secure border that we've ever seen in the history of our country -- arthel: rodney, i hate to do this to you, but i've got a hard break here. i thank you, rodney scott. and we'll be right back. thank you. -hey tex, -wooo. can someone else get a turn? yeah, hang on, i'm about to break my own record. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ new projects means new project managers. you need to hire. i need indeed. indeed you do. when you sponsor a job, you immediately get your shortlist of quality candidates, whose resumes on indeed match your job criteria. visit and get started today.
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eric: back to our top story besides tom brady's pending retirement, well, that monster snowstorm is slamming new england with heavy snow and ferocious winds. after barreling over the east coast earlier told, the n -- noaa says the storm has become a bomb cyclone. that happened this morning when it reached a rare level of intensity. meteorologist adam klotz, well, he's out in it tracking the storm in islip, new york, where, oh,, man, it's just piling up there, right, adam? >> reporter: yeah, eastbound, it really has been -- eric, it really has been. nearly 16 inches, earlier this morning we did hit official blizzard status which means that the winds were enough that visibility got to a quarter of a mile or less for three hours. the storm is on the move. if we can take a look at our sat satellite and radar, the
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heaviest bands have lifted up into the boston area, continuing to track to the north and really heavy snow falling in maine. on the back side of in the air is frigid, upstate, interior narngd really cold temperatures even if you haven't seen a whole lot of snowfall. your future forecast sees this whole system continue to lift to the north and to the west, really clearing out of most of the major metropolitan areas later this evening, still snow lingering in portions of maine. of course, the storm system as it makes that move, outside back here, eric, things are improving but roads are still dangerous. we're going to continue to watch it. eric: adam, you're drenched! man, you're a trooper. arthel: adam klotz is awesome. we lo him. we're back in one hour, hope you can join us then. thank you. ♪ ♪ >> vo: so when my windshield broke... i found the experts at safelite autoglass. they have exclusive technology
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find a northwestern mutual advisor at paul: editor report i am paul gigot. steven justice breyer announcing his retirement on thursday to take place at the end of the current term. given president biden a chance to put his mark on the high court. the president praising the 83 old justice as a consensus builder and promising the process to replace him will be rigorous while reiterating his campaign commitment to appoint the first black woman to the bench. so how well breyer's


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