This week, President Trump issued an executive order reversing his administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents when they attempt to enter the U.S. illegally. The decision came after a huge public outcry. Time editor-at-large Karl Vick joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss what might be the strategy behind the administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy and how the immigration debate could influence the midterm elections.
With a sign language vocabulary of more than a 1,000 words and the ability to understand thousands more, Koko was a scientific marvel and source of wonder for decades. The Western Lowland gorilla, who died this week at the age of 46, captured the world’s attention not just for her communication skills, but also for her displays of human-like emotions. Anthony Mason reports.
AAA is expecting a record 3.8 million Americans will travel by air during the July 4 holiday, nearly eight percent more than last year. With bigger crowds at airports, Orlando International Airport is spending $4 million on facial recognition technology. The hope is that the new system will speed up the customs process. Kris Van Cleave reports.
Last year, America’s intelligence agencies concluded that Russia worked hard to influence the 2016 election and they say it could happen again this November. This week, the Wall Street Journal did its own analysis of the ongoing Russia interference showing that the attempts to tamper with American public opinion are active right now. Wall Street Journal reporter Shelby Holliday joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss how their efforts are going beyond social media.
A senior administration official tells CBS News that as of Friday night, about 500 children in custody of Customs and Border Protection were reunited with their parents. That leaves hundreds more who are still being held in facilities managed by the Department of Health and Human Services. That agency has formed a task force aimed a reuniting those children with their parents. Weijia Jiang reports.
Federal agents scramble to get migrant parents and their children back together. Also, the president meets with family members who lost loved ones at the hands of illegal immigrants, saying they were "permanently separated" from their kids. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds. Get the Eye Opener delivered straight to your inbox.
For some, one image has come to symbolize the plight of immigrant children separated from parents after entering the U.S. illegally. It's been used by opponents of President Trump’s policies to raise millions. But the real story is different. David Begnaud spoke to the agent who encountered the mother and daughter in the photo, as well as the man who took the picture.