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FREDRICKA WHITFIELD, CNN HOST (voice-over): Happening now in the NEWSROOM --


DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: People come into our country illegally. We're taking them out legally. It's very simple.


WHITFIELD: Today ICE raids, the Trump administration targeting thousands of undocumented migrants for deportation.

Plus -


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I was on the sixth floor. We lost power.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Looked out the window and I saw some black smoke coming out of a manhole cover.


WHITFIELD: Blackout. New York City plunged into darkness, people pouring into the streets as officials scramble to find a fix. And --


UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: The situation here in Baton Rouge does seem to be deteriorating.


WHITFIELD: Barry dumping life-threatening rain over Louisiana. And more is coming. CNN NEWSROOM starts now. (END VIDEOTAPE)

WHITFIELD: Hello again, everyone. Thank you so much for being with me this Sunday. I'm Fredricka Whitfield.

Right now, from coast-to-coast raids targeting thousands of undocumented immigrants are underway with ICE agents focusing on at least nine U.S. cities, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco. It has prompted many city leaders to vow not to cooperate with federal authorities and instead remind possible targets to know their rights. We have a team of reporters following the developments across the country as the raids unfold across the nation. The acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services is defending those actions.


KEN CUCCINELLI, ACTING DIRECTOR CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES: This is their job every day. We've got compassionate local ICE agents who are just doing their job. And it shows you how far we've fallen in that it's become news that they would actually go deport people who have removal orders.

They have a court order on a piece of paper, a federal order that says they have gotten due process over a million people with removal orders.

JAKE TAPPER, CNN HOST: Let's talk about this.


WHITFIELD: CNN Correspondent, Polo Sandoval is joining me now from an anti-raid rally in New York City. What's happening there?

POLO SANDOVAL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hey, Fred. Hopefully you can hear me over the roar of New York City's 7 train that is passing by above, as a group of very vocal demonstrators pass by here on the streets of Queens, New York, here. It's very significant where we are. It is perhaps one of the most culturally diverse places in the country.

This particular part of New York City is home to about 60 percent of it is comprised of either undocumented people or DACA recipients, according to local representation. What you hear from local representative or state representative Catalina Cruz who was an undocumented woman herself, she's basically supporting this effort to educate undocumented people should ICE come knocking on their door.


CATALINA CRUZ (D), NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY: This community happens to have about 60 percent of people without U.S. citizenship. That means undocumented. That means DACA recipients. That means (INAUDIBLE). And so this community is the type that would be the most afraid.

And I can tell you that the fear that we're feeling now is heightened. It's heightened by the fact that we have a president that's emboldened hatred. I've gotten death threats. I've gotten calls to my office telling me to go back to my country. That has never happened before.


SANDOVAL: Now I asked Cruz if she could perhaps provide a bit of a reality check about what's actually happening here in Queens. She said that there is this prevailing fear by many members of the undocumented community that they could perhaps receive an ICE knock at their door here.

However, she also says that a majority of the calls that some of the legal representation centers here have been getting is more about information or just their basic constitutional rights that some of these individuals have, regardless of the way that they entered the country. And that's going to be the focus at the end of this. Fairly small but extremely vocal march will be to inform some of the members of the community exactly what their rights are should ICE come knocking on their door. Fred?

WHITFIELD: All right. Polo Sandoval, thank you so much.

So with these ICE raids underway across the country, President Trump told progressive Democratic women of color in Congress to go back to the crime-infested places from which they came. He is targeting specifically these women, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, born in New York, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, born in Somalia, later growing up in Minnesota, and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, born in Chicago, Illinois.

In a series of racist tweets this morning, Trump writing this. "So interesting to see progressive Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world, if they even have a functioning government at all, now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful nation on earth, how our government is to be run.

[15:05:17] Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can't leave fast enough. I'm sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements."

So all four of the women the president targeted have since responded.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded saying, "Mr. President, the country I come from and the country we all swear to is the United States. But given how you've destroyed our border with inhumane camps, all at a benefit to you and the corps who profit off them, you are absolutely right about the corruption laid at your feet."

And Congresswoman Ilhan Omar wrote, "You are stoking white nationalism because you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda." Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib wrote this. "The @realDonaldTrump, I am fighting corruption in our country. I do it every day when I hold your administration accountable as a U.S. Congresswoman. Detroit taught me how to fight for the communities you continue to degrade and attack. Keep talking, you'll be out of the White House soon."

And Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley writing this, "This is what racism looks like. We are what democracy looks like. And we're not going anywhere. Except back to D.C. to fight for the families you marginalize and vilify every day."

CNN's White House Correspondent, Boris Sanchez following the details here. So the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, hit back at Trump. What did she have to say?

BORIS SANCHEZ, CNN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Hey, Fred. Yes, despite some recent friction between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and some of these congresswomen that the president is referencing, specifically over their use of social media, Pelosi is coming to their defense. She's writing that President Trump's tweets are xenophobic and meant to divide.

She then goes on to say, quote, "When Donald Trump tells four American congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to make America great again has always been about making America white again. Our diversity is our strength and our unity is our power."

And take a look at this tweet from the House Democrats official Twitter account. Remember just a few days ago, this account tweeted a scathing criticism of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' chief of staff. Now they're standing behind their caucus. They're writing, quote, "Every single House Democrat loves this country. We will stand together in the face of hatred and xenophobia. Our diversity is our strength in this great nation and we will always fight together. #forthepeople."

So the president's mocking tweet not only using language commonly used by white nationalists but also misinformed about where these women actually come from and at least for a day seeming to erase some of the divisions among his political rivals, Fred.

WHITFIELD: And Boris, so incredibly peculiar that we're talking about this. I'm a black American reporter born in Kenya. Now talking to my fellow American journalists born in Cuba and here we are talking about the word choice and the behavior of the president of the United States. So, the president also, you know, tweeting about the migrant detention facilities at the border. What is being said about that?

SANCHEZ: Yes, that's right, Fred. Just to address what you said earlier, the language that the president uses certainly not inclusive. And like I said, it's something that I have heard at Trump events that people have yelled at me, unknowing where I come from or any of my background.

The president seeming to tap into an anti-immigrant, anti-people of color sentiment among his supporters in these tweets, nevertheless, here's what he's tweeting about the people that are being held at these facilities. The president essentially saying that they should have never attempted to come into the United States to begin with, suggesting that what was in a report in "The New York Times" last week about the conditions in some of these facilities, suggesting that story is false.

Then he talks about some of the video that we saw of the migrant men in an overcrowded facility which reporters said were in deplorable conditions. The president basically saying that Democrats should fix loopholes and fix this problem, putting the onus on them for their administration's care of these migrants, Fred?

WHITFIELD: OK. And then still nothing further from the White House, anyone from the White House, about the president's initial tweet, his racist comments.

SANCHEZ: Nothing yet, Fred. Typically the press shop tells us that the tweets speak for themselves. It is likely they will do the same again with these, Fred.

[15:10:05] WHITFIELD: All right. Boris Sanchez, thank you so much. Appreciate it.

So, my next guest was on the border yesterday touring one of the detention centers and speaking with the families being held there, Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney joining me right now. Congresswoman, good to see you.

REP. CAROLYN MALONEY (D), NEW YORK: Good to see you, Fredricka.

WHITFIELD: So describe for me what did you see yesterday when you went inside one of the facilities. Do you feel like you had as much access as you wanted?

MALONEY: Well, Fredricka, I just got back at 3:00 in the morning. I was there with 20 members of Congress. And what we saw confirmed what other delegations have seen from Congress, extreme overcrowding. The conditions were awful. Men, women and children when we entered the facility on the border, they were sleeping on concrete floors. They had these bright, bright lights that were on all night long. They said they had not had adequate showers or toothbrushes or blankets. These are things that are simple to fix.

WHITFIELD: Is that acceptable to you, those conditions?

MALONEY: Absolutely unacceptable. This is not the way to treat asylum seekers in the great country of America.

WHITFIELD: So what can be done -- what can be done and when, since that seems to be the overriding sentiment from visiting members of Congress, except the vice president said some of the conditions in certain corners were unacceptable. He did say that it appears as though everybody, you know, is getting food and water.

MALONEY: Well, some said that they were hungry or didn't get as much food as they wanted. But the main thing is what do we do about it? And just last week Congress voted $4.6 billion for the border. And this money needs to be sent to the border to make conditions better for the migrants and for the asylum seekers coming to address these conditions. We also are working on Congress on legislation for humanitarian standards of treatment and accountability at the border.

And I would say, Fredricka, that this administration cut the funding to the northern triangle that is now having many people flee it. We cut the aid. We should be helping these countries. They have very fragile economies. We met one woman from Honduras that her story was similar to others.

She was fleeing gang attacks. And she said she had a small store. The gangs came and they demanded payment. She didn't have money to pay them so they burned down her store, killed her brother and she fled to America. Other people have similar stories.

We need to address the crisis in these countries, not cut off aid and not give them the support to build up their economies and build up a civil society that protects their people. We have a responsibility as a neighbor and our past experience in meddling in their affairs to give proper support, not cut off the support as President Trump and his administration have done.

WHITFIELD: So you heard the Vice President Mike Pence, who said, blaming Democrats largely in Congress saying you know if they would have agreed to border spending, you know, proposals, then there would be more money allocated to these detention facilities so that there would be more resources. What's your response to that?

MALONEY: Well, Congress did vote for $4.6 billion that we need to get to the border as quickly as possible. And we need to come together and address some of these problems like we did with the 9/11 health and compensation program. We voted this week on Friday to pass the victims compensation fund. It was the right thing to do. 406 members of Congress voted. I think it was the strongest bipartisan statement. It was long overdue.

WHITFIELD: And you were at that moment.


MALONEY: Absolutely. I've had the bill in for roughly 18 years. Finally we passed it. Earlier we passed permanent health care. Now it's permanent compensation to the heroes and veterans of the war against terror and also the survivors. It's the right thing to do.

WHITFIELD: And you feel confident that it will be passing in the Senate?

MALONEY: We gave such a strong vote, I'm sure that -- I hope the Senate, that McConnell has said that he hopes to pass it before the August recess. I certainly hope there is closure and support for these families.

WHITFIELD: All right. So, you can consider that a victory indeed you know --

MALONEY: Absolutely, absolutely.

WHITFIELD: --and so many advocates for that will consider that a great victory. But back to the border situation, you know the acting director of Immigration Services characterized the situation at the border in this manner. Take a listen.


CUCCINELLI: Because Congress has let it happen. It's that simple. I mean look at just the supplemental appropriation last month. It was overwhelmingly focused on children. All of us prioritize care for children.

[15:15:00] And in one month we went from about 2,500 kids in overcrowded - being in CBP detention facilities down to about 300 some odd with only a handful of those past the 72-hour metric that is when we try to ship kids out of border patrol custody. So when Congress provides the professionals at the border what they need, success happens -- success being measured as avoiding overcrowding.


WHITFIELD: What's your response to his assessment?

MALONEY: Outrageous. This is -- this is the government that separated children from their parents at the border. It is outrageous beyond belief. That was their policy that they initiated. Congress stopped it, gratefully, and we are keeping families together but we really haven't reunited all the families that were separated. They came up with that inhumane policy.

Let's work together to address it. We have $4.7 billion going -- $4.6 billion going to the border. Let's make sure it gets to the treatment of these families and to improvements there and let's make it happen. Start asking them, when are they going to sending it.


WHITFIELD: Ken Cuccinelli says there are some precedents, that the Obama administration did it and the former Homeland Security Secretary, you know, Jeh Johnson, responded in this manner on CBS today.


JEH JOHNSON, FORMER HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY UNDER OBAMA: There was no zero tolerance policy in the Obama administration. We did not separate families as a policy and practice. Under the law, if you have an unaccompanied child cross the border, DHS within 72 hours is required to turn that child over to HHS.

And in that 72-hour period, we needed to have places like the one we set up temporarily in Arizona to House the kids until they could be placed with HHS. And the partitions you see, some call them cages, are meant to separate the women from the men, the girls from the boys, but these were temporary. (END VIDEO CLIP)

WHITFIELD: OK. So quickly, your response to what he has to say. And if migrant advocates say that they have a case against the U.S. government of human rights abuses, do you think they have a case based on what you saw and what you just heard?

MALONEY: I think they should bring back Jeh Johnson back and appoint him head of HHS. And bring back humane policy. I met with people down at the border in the Ursula Center that he not only visited but his wife came back and volunteered and worked as a volunteer in that center to help the asylum seekers.

His policy was the right policy. If he wanted to help the families not separate and hurt the families, let's work together like we did on the 9/11 bill to address this situation. Help the families and bring some faith in America back. We need hope for the future. We need to address the horrible treatment that people have gotten at the border. It's un- American. It's un-family, un-children, unsafe, unsanitary, just plain wrong. We can do the right thing, let's get together and do it.

WHITFIELD: And Congresswoman, I want to get your response, at least one presidential candidate on the Democratic trail calls the president's tweets today un-American, to borrow a word from you. The president this morning with these racist comments, your other colleagues have spoken out. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded saying in part that you know his plan to make America great again has always been about making America white again. What's your response to what the president tweeted today -

MALONEY: It is divisive.

WHITFIELD: -- at these members of Congress going back to countries from where they came, his words?

MALONEY: His words were racist and divisive and just plain wrong.

WHITFIELD: And I got three out of those four women were actually U.S. born and one foreign born but very much American as a U.S. - as a sitting member of Congress.

MALONEY: I want to publicly thank them for running for Congress and winning and coming to Congress with great passion and ideas that they're working very hard on. I want to publicly thank them for supporting the 9/11 victims compensation bill. Not only were they co- sponsors, they helped get other sponsors.

They went to press conferences. They supported the effort, they supported the passage. Thank you very much. And last week we passed another bill that gave paid leave for federal employees for the birth of a child and for sick leave and other things. They were supporters of that too.

WHITFIELD: Does it bother you at all or bother you equally that we have yet to hear on a public forum from perhaps a Republican or even you know a noted supporter of the president responding to what he tweeted today?

[15:20:03] MALONEY: It does -- it does bother me. But other people have spoken out and are supportive and have called it what it is. They call it a political anti-woman racist divisive statement. And it doesn't speak to American values or who we are as a people or a nation.

WHITFIELD: All right. We'll leave it there for now. Congresswoman, Carolyn Maloney, thank you so much. We covered a lot of territory there, appreciate it.

MALONEY: Thank you. Thank you.

WHITFIELD: All right. Still ahead, the bright lights of the big apple not so bright, at least for a moment last night, a major blackout causing problems across Manhattan. Why the investigation could take now months to figure out what happened.


WHITFIELD: It could take months to find out what caused a five-hour blackout that hit parts of Manhattan last night. That's according to power company Con Edison. The outage hit the Upper West Side and Midtown at the peak of a busy Saturday night and brought Broadway and Times Square to a halt, even darkening the Times Square billboards as you see right there. But in typical New York style, life went on. People directed traffic at busy intersections. After the shows were cancelled, some Broadway performers actually gave a performance in the street.

[15:25:00] Alexandra Field is in New York, so how about the mayor, how is he explaining this one?

ALEXANDRA FIELD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, it's up to the mayor and Con Edison now to deliver answers. So many people are asking on the morning after this five hour long blackout. What they're saying for now is that they know this was not a physical attack on the system, they know this was not a cyberattack on the system and they're now saying this was not a function of over usage or overloading the system.

They are saying that it started with a transmission substation on the west side of Manhattan. There was a cascading effect. Ultimately you had six networks, which are essentially neighborhoods that were knocked out without power. It was a 40-something long stretch of Manhattan that was plunged into darkness on Saturday night.

Extra police officers were immediately deployed along with fire officials, traffic controllers. 93 ambulances sent onto the streets in this neighborhood. We're learning now 400 elevators had to be cleared, 2800 people who were stuck on the subway had to be led out. What is amazing Fredricka, is that there were no major incidents, no major injuries.

Traffic, of course, brought to a standstill, Madison Square Garden having to be evacuated, the lights on Times Square and on Broadway going dark, but again, no injuries -- an amazing thing. Now Mayor Bill de Blasio is saying it will be a long process, but New Yorkers will learn the answers to those questions.


MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO (D), NEW YORK: We as in every situation are going to fully analyze every detail, working out with Con Edison, all partner city agencies are going to work close to Con Edison to figure out exactly what happened, exactly how we can make sure it does not happen again. We're also going to review all of the response to look for any lessons we can learn about how to do that even better in the future.


FIELD: de Blasio went on to praise New Yorkers for their strength, for their resilience, for keeping calm during these five hours of darkness. He's also answering critics who say that he should have immediately returned from Iowa by saying there were logistical concerns in terms of getting back from Iowa on a Saturday night.

There was also the need to stay constantly in touch, which he has assured the people of New York that he was doing. Again, he said he was the steady hand on the wheel. As for Con Ed, they say that while their investigation continues, there are redundancies in the system. They believe that this will not happen again and they are trying to get that word out to New Yorkers as we expect the temperatures to tick up this week. Fredricka?

WHITFIELD: Alexandra Field, thank you so much for that.

All right, coming up, President Trump tweets a racist message at several -- targeting several Democratic congresswomen, but those women, they're not backing down. More right after this.


[15:31:30] WHITFIELD: President Trump this hour returning to the White House after a morning at his Virginia golf course. This, after igniting a storm of controversy and criticism today with a series of racist tweets against a group of freshmen congresswomen. The president telling the progressive women of color in Congress, also known as the squad, to go back to the crime-infested places they came from.

Trump claiming the congresswomen originally came from corrupt countries and should go back for viciously telling the people of the U.S. how our government should be run -- all of that being paraphrased there. In fact three of the four Democratic representatives were born and raised in the U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was born in Somalia but grew up in Minnesota. Mia Love is a former Republican congresswoman from Utah and a CNN political commentator.

Mia, good to see you.


WHITFIELD: As the daughter of Haitian immigrants, but you yourself born in New York, what's your response --

LOVE: Yes.

WHITFIELD: -- to the president's tweets? I mean do you feel like, you know, him tweeting this kind of criticism to these women is almost like targeting you or me too?

LOVE: Well, OK, so I think the American people, including me, we're getting so tired of the back and forth. I just want to say that we have to remember what their jobs are. So, first of all, the members of Congress, their job is to create law or to legislate and get as many people to come along with them as possible and the president's job is to execute the laws created by Congress.

Yet all you have all of these back and forth, these Twitter wars. Let's not forget, I'm not going to excuse anyone's tweets or anyone's comments. But Rep. Omar has done some horrible anti-Semitic tweeting herself. It's got to stop. People are tired of it. You're sent there to do a job. They have to do it. I'm just -- I think everyone is just getting so tired of it.

WHITFIELD: OK. So the president really should be taking the high road, right? Any member of Congress should be all taking the high road --

LOVE: I think all of them should be.

WHITFIELD: -- but I mean where does this end if it continues to be a tit for tat? Isn't that what it is?

LOVE: It is a tit for tat. And again, it's tiring. It's absolutely not what the American people want.

WHITFIELD: What most fatigues you about all of this?

LOVE: I'm sorry, say that again?

WHITFIELD: What most fatigues you about all of this?

LOVE: The fact that there are so many people waiting for immigration reform that's not happening. The fact that there are so many people that are here in the United States just waiting to see what is going to happen with their families. None of that is happening. It's just back and forth. And no one is there to do the job that their constituents sent them to do.

And I think that that's what's most fatiguing about this. We have -- in the eyes of the rest of the world have become this country that just goes and attacks each other when we really should -- there's so many people that want to see us harmed, we should do everything we can to bind together as Americans to make sure we take care of our problems.

WHITFIELD: So what is your visceral response to hearing what the president tweeted today?

LOVE: I don't like any of it. I mean I've never -- and I've always called him out on tweets. I think that he has to be more presidential. Everyone is tired of not being a representative of everyone in this country. And when you are the president of the United States, you represent all Americans even those that you don't like very much.

[15:35:01] So I think, you know, everyone is tired of it. I've called him out on several tweets. I think that we need to continue to call them out. But I also think that we need to hold all members of Congress also responsible. I always tell my kids take the high road. I'm telling everybody else to do the same thing. I'm telling all of the representatives in Congress, take the high road.

WHITFIELD: OK. But well before you know the exchange of words between you know the squad, Nancy Pelosi, interpretation of that, the president you know seizing on that and then turning it to this, there has been a pattern of the president particularly being less than -- less than glowing about women of color in particular, you know questioning the patriotism of women. We could go on the list. You know, Frederica Wilson, Maxine Waters in fact, this is what the president has said in the past if you need reminding about Maxine Waters.


TRUMP: And Maxine Waters, a very low I.Q. individual. You ever see her? You ever see her? We will impeach him. We will impeach the president. But he hasn't done anything wrong. It doesn't matter, we will impeach him. She's a low I.Q. individual. You can't help it. She really is.


WHITFIELD: So essentially there is a pattern. So I mean, yes, there's the tit for tat, but I mean you know back to the whole school yard thing of like you know he started it. Who started this? Where is this --

LOVE: I know.

WHITFIELD: Where do you go with this? And then how do you continue to lead a country, and you are a figure or there are figures in leadership who are to be unifiers an then it's reduced to this kind of you know spur of the moment tweeting about what you're really thinking and feeling about people, particularly those of color?

LOVE: Look, no one is making excuses and certainly we have to continue to hold the president responsible for the things that he says and what he does. I absolutely agree with that. But at some point, again, I've got three children that are watching adults behave poorly.

And then we go out and we tell people, hey, these kids shouldn't be bullying each other. They shouldn't be doing the things that they're doing that's causing all sorts of suicides in schools and yet members of Congress and the president of the United States aren't the best example.

So, all I'm saying is stop. Take the high road. You're not there as a member of Congress to criticize, to go after -- I mean people go after their own party, they go after people outside of their party. Get something done at least. Do something that you can say, you know what, I was a member of Congress and I got this done. I was able to champion this.

I mean then you'll be able to at least make us proud as Americans. I think this whole thing has to stop, and that's including the president. I'm not making any excuses for him. It has to stop. I always feel like I'm not part of the America first that he goes out and he talks about all the time. I think that that's -- these are the reasons for that, for that feeling of not being part of the America that he sees. I'm an American. I've always been an American. I've been a Republican longer than he has, so, you know, I think that that's the problem. Most people don't see, don't feel like they're part of this America that he talks about. These are the reasons for that.

WHITFIELD: All right, Mia Love, thanks so much for your time. Really appreciate it.

LOVE: Thank you.

WHITFIELD: Still ahead, ICE Agents begin their targeted raids in major cities across the country today. The fear is very real for thousands of undocumented immigrants. More right after this.


[15:42:16] WHITFIELD: Right now immigration raids are unfolding across the country putting migrant communities on edge. Those agents are focusing on at least nine major U.S. cities.

CNN's Leyla Santiago is in Atlanta.

So, Leyla, how are people bracing for, expecting, what are they thinking and feeling about all this?

LEYLA SANTIAGO, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Right, Fredricka. We actually haven't heard of any major raids here in Atlanta but we're in a mall frequented by a lot of Latinos and some of the advocacy groups have actually been handing these out. And these are flyers that have a hotline they can call, states you know that a warrant must be signed by a judge, kind of notifies people of their rights. This is what is being handed out here today by immigrant advocates.

And I've been talking to a lot of people here who when I say how are you feeling, the word they use is fear. I want to introduce you to one gentleman that I've met here. He's a 40-year-old man. He is undocumented from Guatemala. He doesn't want to say his name or show his face because of that fear we're talking about. But I'm going to ask him a few questions and work with me here because I'm going to translate live for you while we have this conversation. Start off with asking him how he's feeling today.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (speaking non-English)

SANTIAGO: He's actually starting off by saying I want to thank you for the interview, sort of giving him voice and he says he wants to bless the American people and is praying for wisdom for President Trump and to have his heart touched so that he can have the wisdom to make good decisions.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (speaking non-English)

SANTIAGO: I'm asking him how he's feeling today given everything that's going on.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (speaking non-English)

SANTIAGO: You heard him say collateral, and he's talking about feeling almost terrorized. Feeling that fear because he says it's OK to deport people who have committed major crimes, but he's talking about possibly being collateral damage, If he's with someone who's taken in as part of a raid, him being collateral damage in that.

I'm just saying thank you.

So I think he sort of echoes what a lot of people here are feeling. This is fear of what is to come as President Trump says raids could be on the way here in Atlanta. Fredricka?

[15:45:11] WHITFIELD: Leyla Santiago, and thanks to the young man in the interview as well. Appreciate it.

All right, coming up, tropical storm Barry now moving inland, soaking cities along the gulf coast, but even as it weakens, the threat of dangerous flooding remains.


WHITFIELD: Welcome back. I'm Fredricka Whitfield. Right now tropical storm Barry is pushing inland, posing a dangerous threat to millions -- 11 million people in fact remain under flash flood threats. The storm is currently moving through northwest Louisiana carrying sustained winds, 40 miles per hour.

CNN's Natasha Chen is live for us in Franklin, Louisiana, this afternoon. How did they fare there?

NATASHA CHEN, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, Fred, they're doing pretty well, all things considering how much worse it could have been. This is one of the worst flooded areas here in Franklin.

[15:50:00] This is the Metal Shark Shipyard. This is supposed to be a parking lot. But it certainly looks like the ocean to all these seagulls flying about right now. You can see that a lot of this is submerged here. This barrier we're looking at in front of us has been here for years. But some of the gravel that they brought in was done yesterday and overnight in preparation for this very purpose.

I've been told for the part of this business, they've lifted a lot of things off the floor, so they should be OK. They were prepared for flooding like this. We also know that a neighboring community in Glencoe they had to go through evacuations last night because of fear of flash flooding as well. We talked to one gentleman whose home was ripped apart, not damaged by flooding, however, it was the winds that hit him. Here's what he said.


JOSEPH COLBERT, TRAILER DESTROYED BY STORM: Sounded like a train to me. Some people say when you hear a train you're thinking it's a tornado. But it did sound like a train coming through.

CHEN (on camera): And you heard the glass breaking?

COLBERT: Yes, ma'am. All the windows started coming out. Kitchen window, bathroom windows, all of it started coming out.


CHEN: Right now the problem is still restoring power to everyone. I just checked in with the Saint Mary Parish emergency officials about 15 minutes ago. They said still about 70 plus percent of the parish is out of power. Fredricka?

WHITFIELD: All right. Natasha Chen, thank you so much. We'll check back with you.

And we'll be right back.


WHITFIELD: Welcome back. An historic match. The defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer to win a second men's final title.

[15:55:05] CNN's Christina MacFarlane is at Wimbledon where all the action took place. You were there front and center. It must have been electrifying and fatiguing.

CHRISTINA MACFARLANE, CNN ANCHOR AND SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: It really was, Fred. This was one of those moments that we'll look back on history and ask each other, where were you when Novak Djokovic took down the grass court king, Roger Federer? We've witnessed one of the greatest finals in men's Wimbledon history, two grand slam champions going head-to-head on Centre Court. In the end it was the Serb who emerged the winner with his fifth title.

But we had no idea it was going to be this close. They were locked at two sets all. We went into the fifth set. It was like a battle for survival out there. The pendulum swinging back and forth between the two. The emotion ebbing out with every point. It went to a tiebreak for the first time in Wimbledon history, 12-12 in the fifth.

It was Djokovic that emerged the winner with a 16th grand slam title. And we'll talk about this match for years to come for the ferocity with which these two fought and for the fact it was the longest men's final in Wimbledon history. 4 hours and 55 minutes. Fred?

WHITFIELD: Oh, my gosh, yes. I mean I almost felt like I was on the court with them. I was pooped, exhausting. But you know - exactly, but really, fantastic playing on both parts. That's for sure. But I know Djokovic is feeling particularly victorious.

All right, Christina MacFarlane, thank you so much. And we're back in a moment.