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captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, february 22nd, 2017, this is the "cbs morning news." fine, arrest and deport immediately. that's the administration's aggressive plan to go after immigrants in the u.s. illegally. this as two of president trump's cabinet members head to mexico for high stakes talks. and citizens are making their voices heard across the country. lawmakers get an earful from constituents at town halls. plus, neighborhoods under water, today, flooded water ways are expected to continue to rise in
parts of northern california amid new evacuation orders. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. the trump administration's tough new immigration policies make it easier to arrest, detain and deport undocumented immigrants. they also allow the u.s. government to send people caught illegally crossing the mexican border back to mexico, no matter where they are from. the mexicans call that a cause for concern and will likely be on the agenda when rex tillerson and john kelly visit mexico city today. roxana, good morning. >> reporter: the new policies call for 15,000 more border patrol and immigration officers, guidelines also expand deportations to target undocumented immigrants who committed even minor offenses.
republican lawmakers across the country clashed with constituents at town halls tuesday night. many worried about what president trump's revised immigration and travel ban would mean for them. >> i am a person from a muslim country and i'm a muslim. who is going to take me here? >> i don't know whether i can help you, but i'm going to try to help you. >> reporter: in a tweet, the president dismissed the events called planned out by liberal activists. the message came on the same day that the department of homeland security issued a pair of mmos giving federal agents new powers to detain and deport undocumented immigrants. >> we have to let people come in that are positive for our country. >> reporter: authorities will be able to expedite the deportation of any illegal imdpramigrant in country for less than two years. >> those who pose a threat to public safety or committed a crime will be the first to go and we'll be aggressively making sure that occurs.
>> reporter: immigration activists are mobilizing to help those affected avoid deportation. >> if they come knocking to your house, you have the right to not open the door. we tell our community, you don't have to sign anything until you talked to a lawyer. >> reporter: the new rules do not change the obama era program to help so-called dreamers brought to the u.s. illegally as childre children. it is not yet clear where the president will find billions of dollars to pay for the wall or the additional agents or extra detention facilities outlined in the new guidelines. anne-marie? >> thanks a lot, roxana. ahead on "cbs this morning," margaret brennan reports the restructuring. the president's remarks yesterday marked first time he has addressed recent wave of threats against jewish community centers. a recent white house statement on the holocaust and comments by
some of his supporters have strained relations with the jewish community. >> the anti-semitic threats targeting our jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful. >> more than 170 head stones were topple at a jewish cemetery in missouri. the director of the anne frank center dismissed the president's statements as a band-aid on the cancer of anti-semitism that infected his own administration. new evacuations were ordered overnight near san jose, california. powerful rain producing storms have been pounding northern california. and overflowing creek in san jose trapped hundreds of residents in chest deep water. >> reporter: rescue crews pulled people from their cars and used rafts to move home owners to safety after flood waters left that san jose neighborhood submerged. >> take my daughter to school and look and see this and i'm
like what's going on. >> reporter: she says the fast flooding took neighbors by surprise, surrounding dozens of homes with possibly contaminated sewage. >> like this much. >> reporter: officials say anyone who has been in the flooding must be decontaminated from the potentially toxic water. >> a lot of people need to be taken out, they're being taken out one apartment or one house at a time. >> reporter: for a third day, powerful storms dumped record amounts of rain in northern california, leaving roads under water and pushing rivers beyond their banks. the flooding in san jose comes after a nearby reservoir reached full capacity, spilling water for first time in nearly a decade. emergency crews also rescued several homeless people from an encampment near a flooded creek. forecasters say since october, more than 24 inches of rain has fallen in san francisco. chris martinez, cbs news, los angeles. a north korean diplomat is
one of two new suspects the authorities are searching for in the murder of the half brother the north korea's leader. the women were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals and wipe them on his face. the two women and two others have been detained and police are looking for five other north koreans. the pilot of a small plane that crashed into an australian shopping mall repeatedly radioed may day calls but never specified what the emergency was. the plane crashed just after taking off yesterday, killing the pilot and four americans on board. they were all from austin, texas, on a golf outing. a friend says russ munch was doing what he loved. >> good friend of mine says, we're here, we're not here for a long time, we're here for a good time. and i think russ had had a good time. >> police blame the crash on engine failure but the head of the australian transportation safety bureau says the twin engine plane is designed to fly
on just one engine. newly released video shows the dangerous mishap involving a plane piloted by actor harrison ford in southern california. ford flew over an airliner last week while mistakenly landing on a taxi way instead of a runway. no reason was given for ford's mistake. a detention hearing is scheduled friday for missouri man charged with planning a terrorist attack. robert lorenzo hester was charged in federal court yesterday, arrested friday after meeting with an undercover agent. hester is charged with plotting an attack against trains and buses in kansas city. in north carolina, a man was arrested after an informant tipped agents he planned to attack muslims. he said he was, quote, fed up with unbelievers. a spokesman for north dakota's governor says pipeline
opponents could face arrest if they do not leave their campsite by this afternoon. the demonstrators request for an extension was turned down. a few hundred people are still on federal land where the protests started in august. the missouri river is expected to flood near the site this spring. coming up on the "morning news", the fall of a controversial figure. an outspoken conservative personality steps down from breitbart. dangerous waves caught on video, a little boy is dragged in as his family tries to save him. this is the "cbs morning news." my fine lines and wrinkles in one week. and the longer i use it, the better it works. retinol correxion® from roc. methods, not miracles.™ your body was made for better things than rheumatoid arthritis. before you and your rheumatologist move to another treatment, ask if xeljanz is right for you.
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provocative conservative personality steps down. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. "the new york times" reports the resignation of milo yiannopoulos from breitbart news. the conservative writer also lost a prestigious speaking engagement and a quarter million dollar book deal. the austin american statesman says a court blocked texas from diskauffing planned parenthood as a medicaid health care provider. the judge said undercover video shot by abortion opponents did not show wrongdoing. sign tells tell the guardian of britain that life span forecasts will soon top 90 years for first time ever. there is a study of 35 developed countries shows a significant rise in life expectancy. one notable exception is the u.s. where the rise is slower due to obesity, homicides and lack of equitable health care.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. incredible video from hawaii where a young boy on vacation is seen splashing in the surf on oahu's north shore. in an instant, he's nearly pulled to see his mother and grandparents scramble to save him. two locals rushed into the pounding current and managed to pull the boy to safety. ultimately the boy was fine. and his family captured a life long memory with those heroes.
wow. on the "cbs moneywatch," airlines roll out new economy airfares and a pop-tarts cafe that offers more than breakfast. jill wagner has more. >> good morning. later today the fed will release minutes from the latest meeting giving investors some insight about the central banks' use on interest rates. stocks opened with the three major indices at record highs. the dow gained nearly 119 points yesterday. the s&p 500 rose 14. the nasdaq finished 27 points higher. more fallout from the wells fargo sales practices scandal, four senior managers are being fired. the board of directors also voted to deny any 2016 bonuses to those executives and they'll forfeit uninvested stock and stock options. wells fargo has been heavily criticized since it discovered employees opened up to 2 million banking credit card accounts without customer authorization. american and united airlines started selling cheaper basic
economy fares. the cheaper fares come with restrictions, though. you can't pick a seat when you buy the ticket. you're the last to board. you may only carry on an item small enough to fit under the seat. and no access to the overhead bin. savings over regular economy fare looks to be about $40 on a round trip ticket. u.p.s. tested home delivery by drone. the test was conducted in tampa, florida. the drone was launched from a u.p.s. car roof, flew autonomously to its destination, dropped off a package and returned. the test went as planned. drones may prove particularly useful in rural areas. here in new york city, kellogg's opened a temporary pop-tarts cafe. the popular breakfast treat has really been transformed. the menu includes a personal pop-tart pizza, chili pop-tart fries and tarty pop-tarts. you can sample milk shakes made
from pop-tarts. it is only open until sunday. >> a pop-tart burrito sounds kind of horrible but somehow looks fantastic. >> they don't necessarily taste like what they look like. they still taste like pop-tarts. if you're a fan of pop-tarts, you'll like it. >> just an excuse i need to sample a number of things on the menu. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thank you so much, jill. still ahead, live long and prosper. we will talk with a nasa astronaut who is breaking records and barriers in space. u. i've eaten everything i love. tacos, pasta...i've never felt deprived. in the first 2 months members have lost 15% more weight than on our prior program. join for free. plus, you can get paid to lose weight. hurry, offer ends march 1st.
russian supply ship blasted off for the international space station. the progress is carrying three plus tons of food, fuel and supplies for the iss crew. that includes trail blazing astronaut peggy whitson, orbiting 250 miles above earth's surface, but she made some time to chat with elaine quijano. >> reporter: nasa astronaut peggy whitson has blasted the glass ceiling, going into outer space three times. and is on the international space station right now. at 57, she's the oldest woman ever in space. was the first female commander of the international space station, has tied the number of spacewalks by a woman at seven, and has walked in space for over 46 hours. all evidence of living stronger. >> breaking records has never been my goal. i think it is important that we're continually pushing, you know, our limits and showing
that we can extend beyond what we have done before. >> reporter: her journey began in the midwest. when you were growing up in iowa, i understand you sold chickens to get your pilots license and a couple of people told you early on that you should not pursue a career in science. what drives you? >> the advice i give young people is that you have to pursue something and you have to have fun along the way. >> reporter: advice she follows faithfully. >> one of the most fun things to do when you're living up had here is just be here. >> what do you do on the space station when you're not working, in your downtime? >> we have a phenomenal window in the coupe la. 360 degree view of the earth and it is just an incredible view. there is always something new, something even more beautiful than the last time. >> reporter: she also takes time to work out twice a day, a necessity to offset the effects of zero gravity. when she returns to earth this spring, she will again set a
record, for the most time in orbit of any nasa astronaut, man or woman, over 534 days. and space, she says, offers at least one advantage over earth. >> space flight is good for age. i have a lot less wrinkles up here. it is a good place to be as you get older. >> reporter: another view of age opened to a universe of possibilities. elaine quijano, cbs news, new york. she definitely is taking her own advice and having a lot of fun. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the inductees to the hall of fame.
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mr. trump says it is meant to keep terrorists out of this country, but it could also block much needed health care professionals. >> i'm very concerned. >> reporter: each year thousands of international medical graduates like omad come to the united states for training. many never leave making up 20% of the country's doctors. >> this country is full of good people. that's why everyone wants to come here. >> reporter: now the american medical community is concerned that any immigration ban will have a chilling effect on applicants, who will simply avoid the u.s. altogether. dr. jerry cruz is dean of the southern illinois school of medicine. >> if we were to bar physicians from these seven countries, the american health care system would be weaker than before? >> it would get weaker fairly rapidly over the next decade. >> reporter: hospitals have until 9:00 p.m. wednesday to decide which of in year'sed me school graduates they will accept as residents.
normally they choose best. but this year, hospitals must weigh whether a candidate's visa will be denied leaving crucial jobs unfilled. before the ban, cruz expected international graduates to help short-handed regions like morgan county in central illinois. but now -- >> the travel ban has made it more difficult just because of the atmosphere that developed. >> reporter: he's still happy he came and he's got a message for colleagues back in syria. you're recruiting them. >> i'm trying to do my best to encourage them. it is very disheartening to tell your friend, no, just it is not worth it anymore. >> reporter: president trump's first attempt at a travel ban did not include an exception for doctors. we reached out to the white house to see if the revised ban might include that exception but an aide told us they could not yet say. tony dokoupil, cbs news. the insulin price crisis, we'll take you to philadelphia where one doctor says her
patients are suffering the consequences of not being able to afford their life saving insulin. only on "cbs this morning," niles rogers revealses this year's inductees into the song writing hall of fame. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
well, looking for answers federal investigators returned to the 69th street transportation center today to figure out what went wrong before a train crash, we will tell you about the impact it may have on your commute this morning. new revelation this is morning in the story a man who says he lied about a carjacking in child's kidnapping, surprising reason police say he made it all up. philadelphia begins collecting money from its new sugar drink tax just how much honey the city will collect this month? today is wednesday, february 22nd good morning i'm jim donovan. i'm rahel solomon. we will tell you how to score tickets to the brand new museum of the american revolution but first a check of the forecast with katie and roads with meisha. good morning. >> happy hump d