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jules i know you're upset you don't have one, too. the cbs week is next. ♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> ninan: the battle of the ban plays on. president trump blasts the judge who put a nationwide hold on his travel ban from seven muslim countries and vows it will be overturned. airlines and the seasoned travelers are trying to figure out what now? also tonight, we're in palm beach, florida, where the president and first lady are spending the weekend, and protesters are on the march. iran flexes its military muscle after being hit with new u.s. sanctions. and a baby girl from iran is cleared to fly to the u.s. for a life-saving operation. >> we won't know for certain until she arrives exactly what her condition is. all i can say is the sooner she gets here the better.
this is the "cbs weekend news." >> ninan: good evening. i'm reena ninan. this is our western edition. they're coming back to america, people from seven predominantly muslim countries who had been banned from traveling here under president trump's controversial executive order. one week after the rug was pulled from under their feet, a federal judge in seattle rolled out the nation's welcome mat again. immigration supporters celebrated in major cities today while the president lamented on twitter: paula reid has the latest. >> i find that the court should and will grant the temporary tstraining order. >> reporter: those words nifted president trump's travel restrictions on people from seven predominantly muslim countries. the ruling came in response to a fwsuit filed by washington state attorney general bob arguson.
>> the law's a powerful thing. it has the ability to hold everybody accountable to it, and that includes the president of the united states. >> reporter: the judge said it was this argument from the utate's solicitor general that bonvinced him the executive order may be unconstitutional. >> our claim about refugees is primarily that it is religiously motivated discrimination, and that the order is, in large part, motivated by religious animous. e> reporter: president trump criticized the judge and the ruling on twitter: the white house argues the order is "intended to protect the homeland." the department of justice has filed an emergency petition to allow the federal government to resume enforcement of travel restrictions. >> this t.r.o. is granted on a outionwide basis. >> reporter: just hours before the judge's ruling, president trump defended the travel restrictions in a weekly address. >> the executive order establishes a process to develop
new vetting and mechanisms to orsure those coming into america love and support our people, that they have good intentions. ( cheers ) >> reporter: but after the judge's order, it's back to business as usual for now. >> i said from the beginning, it is not the loudest voice that prevails in a courtroom. it's the constitution. fd that's what we heard from judge robart today. >> reporter: this is just the first step in a series of decisions before the courts issue the final word on whether this travel ban is constitutional. >> ninan: interesting to see the courts check and balance the becutive branch. i'm curious, though, paula, any way of gauging whether this will be unconstitutional? >> reporter: in the hearing, the judge hinted that he thinks he sees some problems, especially with how this was drafted so broadly. there were no exceptions for people who had visas because they helped the united states or people who had green cards. that, he suggest, could be a problem when the government tries to argue this is just about national security and not a muslim ban. c ninan: thanks, paula. the travel ban caused chaos and confusion at the airports last
week, so how are things going tonight? tony dokoupil is at j.f.k. international in new york. >> reporter: reena, this time last week, j.f.k. airport was a scene of one of the largest demonstrations against president trump's immigration order, but as you can see, things have calmed way, way down today as airports nationwide begin to receive travelers from once-restricted countries. hours after the travel ban was put on hold, the department of homeland security and the state opartment said all restrictions had been lifted on travelers from the affected countries. friday, the state department said 60,000 visas had been revoked under the ban. today, a spokesperson for the department told cbs news those visas should be valid unless physically stamped as canceled. airlines, including united, american, and several middle eastern carriers, started bordering passengers who had been barred from arriving just last week. but no one is sure how long this lndow will remain open. camille mackler, a lawyer with the new york immigration
avalition, has been advising favelers for the past week. >> our advice is for travelers to board planes as soon as they can, particularly if they've been sort of left in limbo and they tried to board a previously scheduled flight. >> reporter: immigration lawyers monitoring the situation here say the judge's ruling at least gives travelers something to point to if they run into trouble. but, reena, a trade group for the airline industry says the airlines won't accept any traveler whose visa comes up in their system "do not board." >> ninan: tony dokoupil. thanks, tony. a baby girl from iran who had been blocked from entering the h.s. by the travel ban has been cleared to fly to oregon for a desperately needed heart surgery. danielle nottingham has the latest. >> this is a fatal condition eathout treatment. >> reporter: doctors at a portland hospital say it's a race against time for baby fatameh reshad. the four-month-old iranian infant has two holes in her heart. with doctors in her home country unable to perform the surgery she needs, the family looked to the u.s. for help.
but after president trump signed an immigration ban, fatameh and her family's visa appointments in dubai were canceled, and they were forced to return home, whustrating her family in portland, where they plan to have her operation. >> my niece is four months old coming here for surgery. sou are scared from her? what's she going to do to this country? is she dangerous? >> reporter: immigration advocates and politicians like new york governor andrew cuomo fought to get fatameh here. hn friday, they secured emergency boarding documents for her family allowing them to travel. today, doctors in oregon are preparing for their next challenge-- saving fatameh's life. >> we won't know for certain until she arrives exactly what her condition is. all i can say is the sooner she gets here the better. >> reporter: fatameh's advocates are worried about future action from the trump administration. reena, they're rushing to get her to the u.s. within the next few days. >> ninan: you can certainly
understand their urngencey. thanks, danielle. well, president trump is spending the weekend with his family at their mar-a-lago resort in palm beach, florida. but it won't be a quiet saturday night at the so-called winter white house. there's a charity ball and protesters nearby are on the march. manuel bojorquez is there. >> reporter: reena, after spending his first night here at mar-a-lago as president, mr. trump departed this morning to the nearby trump international golf club where the white house said he would have meetings. there's a distinct possibility, of course, that he may have also snuck in a round of golf there. already, as you mentioned, there are protests, including one in miami, where dozens rallied s ainst the president's recently halted executive order on immigration. the call to protest president trump closer to his winter home here in palm beach went out before he even arrived yesterday with two organizations promoting a march along the bay front. organizers say their concerns go beyond the president's immigration policy. >> each person has something that appeals to them, whether it be reproductive rights, whether it be the threats to the
affordable care act, or whether it be the threats to, you know, religious groups. >> reporter: this coincides with another event-- the american red cross ball at mar-a-lago, a fund-raiser the trumps have attended in the past. the red cross is defending itself against critics saying the ball has a history of being held at mar-a-lago and the organization remains committed to helping people, including refugees who were affected by the president's order on immigration. what you won't see here near the estate are those anti-trump protesters. security is tight during the first family's visit. enena, some streets will remain closed until the president departs on monday, and the u.s. coast guard has had a constant presence along the waters here surrounding the estate. >> ninan: manuel bojorquez, thank you. well, when the president returns to washington, he'll resume filling his cabinet. four confirmation votes are expected next week. meanwhile, the administration is urging democrats not to block the president's supreme court nominee.
here's errol barnett. >> judge gorsuch is one of the most qualified people ever to be nominated for this post. >> reporter: president trump used his weekly address saturday to tout his supreme court nominee. >> he's widely respected by everyone. y> reporter: but democratic cnator ed markey warned gorsuch ghuld tip the court to the dight, paving the way to end legalized abortion. >> president trump repeatedly promised to appoint a supreme court justice who would overturn "roe v. wade," and he has found a potential ally in judge gorsuch. >> reporter: it could keep senate democrats from confirming gorsuch. >> president trump and i have full confidence that judge gorsuch will be confirmed. apapplause ) r> reporter: trump's choice for education secretary, billionaire betsy devos, triggered an outpouring of concern this week, weakening her support among senate republicans. >> their concerns center, as mine do, on mrs. devos' lack of pperience with public education.
i cannot support this nominee. >> reporter: another billionaire nominee, vincent fola, abruptly dropped out of the running for army secretary on friday, due to potential conflicts of interest. democrats don't have enough votes to stop any of president trump's nominees, but through boycotts, they have slowed down the process. that, and other factors, have led to trump having fewer cabinet members confirmed at this point in his presidency, reena, than his four predecessors. in ninan: thanks, errol. tensions between the trump administration and iran are elaring up this weekend. the u.s. hit iran with new ponctions on friday. iran responded today with a new round of short-range missile tests. jonathan vigliotti has more from london. >> reporter: today's military exercise came with a message aimed at the trump administration. the nation's elite revolutionary guards said the drill was to test missile systems and radars and to "showcase the power of
fran's revolution" and to s smiss the sanctions. os friday, the u.s. imposed new ftnctions on iran after they fired a ballistic missile earlier in the week. tehran claimed the test did not defy the iranian nuclear deal and suggested they were ready to burn that agreement if necessary. >> they're not behaving. >> reporter: president trump took the fight online tweeting: tensions further mounted today when defense secretary james mattis spoke in tokyo. >> as far as iran goes, this is the single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world. >> reporter: u.s.-iranian relations have long been strained, at best, but president trump's ban on travelers from enan renewed tensions. the country is now threatening reciprocal measures, beginning with a ban on the u.s. wrestling team from attending an upcoming competition in iran. defense secretary mattis said he
was not considering raising the number of u.s. forces in the middle east, but, reena, he warned the world would not ignore what he called iran's misbehavior. >> ninan: jonathan, thank you. coming up, president trump threatening to send federal authorities to chicago to crack down on violence. the city unveils new high-tech measures to fight crime. sleep d plus the 12 hour pain relieving strength of aleve. and now. i'm back! aleve pm for a better am.
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since the new technology came online this week, police have said it's already led to shooting arrests. but its long-range impact on the bloodshed remains to be seen. are you hoping this works? are you confident it's going to work, or what? >> i'm confident that with the technology and with the process and with the people, it's going to work. >> reporter: the chicago police have worked with officials of the los angeles police department on implementing this new technology, and they have also reached out to new york for expertise and guidance as well. ciicago had more homicides than new york and los angeles combined last year. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago. >> ninan: still ahead, an inside look at the high-tech security in place for the super bowl. you don't let anything keep you sidelined.
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>> ninan: 31 years after jazz great wynton marsalis kicked off super bowl xx with a rousing rendition of the national anthem, the legendary trumpet player he is teaching kids around the country about the sound of democracy. here's jericka duncan. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: this is no ordinary class. it's part jazz, part american history. the key lesson-- that jazz and democracy are based on the same principles. >> look at our band. >> reporter: bassist barry stephenson. >> do we all look exactly the same? >> no. >> do you think we all think the same? >> no. >> reporter: nine-year-old sasha etheredge attends morris ttef community school in new orleans. >> i think the importance is they all have their own
specialty and which can form something just brilliant and amazing. >> reporter: third grader alexander landis arnold is also in the class. do you prefer to hear one instrument or all of them together? >> all of them together, definitely, because one instrument could be the beat, one instrument could be effects. s. ♪ ( laughter ) so it all comes together to make good music. >> reporter: legendary musician wynton marsalis is behind the program, with jazz at lincoln center in new york. ultimately, what do you want these children to take away from heis program? >> well, there are three things that we teach. one, through the blues, we teach you that things happen in life. the second thing, through tinging, we teach you to work together with people. and through improvisation, we teach you that you have a unique identity. >> reporter: marsalis says you can't have music without integrity.
the same for politics. >> if you take integrity out of the form, you can't play jazz. first, i'm going to solo all night. you're not going to get a chance to play. >> see how it's not as loud. >> reporter: 60 innercity schools in the u.s. and abroad are benefiting from a $1 million rockefeller foundation grant. >> everyone is different, and everyone has a talent, and if we put all those talents together, it can make something that no one's ever thought of before. >> reporter: the faces of optimism, just like jazz. jericka duncan, cbs news, new orleans. ♪ the saints go marching in >> ninan: as always, you'll hear wynton marsalis trumpet the opening fanfare to "cbs sunday morning." that's tomorrow. and that's the "cbs weekend news" for this saturday. later on cbs, "48 hours." i'm reena ninan in new york. thank you for joining us. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs
[ protestors screaming ] another day, another bay area protest over the president's immigration policies. but tonight, president trump's supporters are fighting back. >> the hillary people and all that are acting like 3-year- olds throwing a temper tantrum. and you know, they need to be given a very long time-out. >> and days after rioters shut done his speech at uc-berkeley, political lightning rod milo yiannopoulos has a message for them: i'll be back! good evening, i'm brian hackney. >> i'm juliette goodrich. we begin with another big protest in san francisco. thousands are gathered at city hall at this hour to rally against the trump administration's travel ban.
kpix 5 reporter jackie ward is there now. >> reporter: hundreds of people are here right now. that's for sure. the trump administration has now -- has to fight this temporary hold put on the travel ban but the anger about how it has been executed is steady. trump took to twitter today calling the ruling out of washington state a terrible decision. this latest temporary ruling applies nationwide and discredits any authority president trump's immigration ban held. >> nothing about the executive order is being implemented directly. >> reporter: this is an immigration lawyer in oakland and says today is quite and calm at sfo. >> yesterday a federal court in the state of washington suspended the ban. >> the volunteers behind me are calling all the airlines to make sure they know what's going on and getting their position like their statement are they allowing, you know, individual travelers to board planes that might have been affected by the executive order.