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CBN NewsWatch: February 21, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, Feb. 21: Will Ukraine deal end the violent uprising? Big city projects fight 'urban blight'; Deportation fallout: Suffering children left behind; and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," POLITICAL

CRISIS IN UKRAINE, A DEAL

THAT COULD END THE CHAOS IN

THE COUNTRY, BUT WILL IT

STICK?

PLUS, HOW BUILDING COMMUNITY

IS HELPING REBUILD THE

CHURCH IN BOSTON.

AND THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE

HITS HOME.

A LOOK AT HOW FAMILIES

FACING DEPORTATION ARE

COPING.

ALL THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

TENSIONS ARE HIGH IN KIEV

TONIGHT.

A DEAL HAS BEEN REACHED

BETWEEN THE UKRAINIAN

PARTICULARS AND OPPOSITION

LEADERS.

ITS GOAL IS TO BRING AN END

TO THE MONTHS' LONG PROTESTS

THAT HAVE BECOME VIOLENT AND

DEADLY.

BUT SOME DEMONSTRATORS SAY

THE DEAL DOESN'T GO FAR

ENOUGH AND THEY AREN'T GOING

ANYWHERE YET.

GARY LANE HAS MORE.

Reporter: THIS WAS THE

SCENE IN CENTRAL KIEV ON

THURSDAY, UKRAINIAN TURNING

AGAINST UKRAINIAN, AND

FEDERAL TROOPS OPENING FIRE

ON PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATORS.

AND THIS WAS THE SCENE LESS

THAN 24 HOURS LATER.

A MAN SWEEPS THE TREAT WHILE

PROTESTORS STAND

PEACEFULLY.

ONE PROTESTOR HOLDS A

CROSS.

CALM, AT LEAST FOR NOW, HAS

RETURNED TO CENTRAL KIEV.

AFTER AN ALL-NIGHT

NEGOTIATION ENDED WITH A

POLITICAL DEAL.

THE GOVERNMENT AGREED TO

FORM A NEW COALITION

GOVERNMENT IN 10 DAYS AND

HOLD NEW ELECTIONS BY THE

END OF THE YEAR.

THE DOCUMENT ALSO PROMISES

CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS, TO

SCALE BACK PRESIDENTIAL

POWERS.

AND THE UKRAINE PARLIAMENT

ACTED ON ITS OWN TO RESTORE

THE CONSTITUTION THAT LIMITS

PRESIDENTIAL POWERS.

SERGEI IS A UKRAINIAN WHO

HEADS UP THE U.S.-BASED

RUSSIAN MINISTRIES.

WE'RE NOT FIGHTING,

NECESSARILY, FOR SOME KIND

OF DECISION ABOUT EUROPEAN

UNION.

WE'RE FIGHTING FOR OUR

FREEDOM, FOR OUR RIGHTS.

WE'RE FIGHTING AGAINST

UNBELIEVABLE CORRUPTION IN

OUR COUNTRY.

Reporter: DESPITE THE

AGREEMENT, MANY SAY THE

REALITY FOR UKRAINE THAT ITS

PRESIDENT NOW HAS BLOOD ON

HIS HANDS.

STEVE WEBBER IS WITH CBN

UKRAINE.

I BELIEVE THAT THE 20th

OF FEBRUARY WILL GO DOWN IN

THE UKRAINIAN HISTORY AS ONE

OF THE SADDEST DAYS EVER

SINCE INDEPENDENCE.

Reporter: TAKE A CLOSE

LOOK AT THIS SHOCKING

VIDEO.

SNIPERS ARE SEEN TARGETING

PROTESTORS.

SO THE KEY NOW IS DID

PRESIDENT VIKTOR YANUKOVYCH

ORDER THOSE SHOOTINGS OR AT

LEAST ALLOW THEM TO HAPPEN.

WILL THE AGREEMENT HOLD?

AND HOW WILL UKRAINIANS EVER

BE ABLE TO STOMACH THE

THOUGHT THAT THIS PRESIDENT

REMAINS IN GOVERNMENT,

DESPITE THURSDAY'S BLOODY

MASSACRE.

Y2UKRAINIAN CHRISTIAN

LEADERS ARE CALLING FOR

PRAYER.

THAT GOD WILL BRING

RESTORATION, AND TO EQUIPPED

THE LEADERS SO THAT THE

NATION WILL GET HEALED.

Reporter: GARY LANE,

CBN NEWS.

Mark: GEORGE THOMAS IS

EN ROUTE TO UKRAINE.

BEFORE HE LEFT, HE APPEARED

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

HE TELLS CBN THAT MANY

PROTESTORS DON'T THINK

TODAY'S DEALS, AND ANY

CONCESSIONS BY THE

PRESIDENT, ARE GOOD ENOUGH.

George: I WAS TALKING

TO MY COLLEAGUE WHO WAS ON

PENTAGO INDEPENDENCE

SQUARE, AND SHE SAID SHE WAS

TALKING TO A PROTESTOR.

AND HE SAID, THIS IS JUST

ANOTHER PIECE OF PAPER.

WE WILL NOT LEAVE THE

BARRICADES UNTIL VIKTOR

YANUKOVYCH STEPS DOWN.

THIS IS A MAN, ACCORDING TO

HIS PROTESTOR, WHO HAS BLOOD

ON HIS HANDS.

DOZENS OF PEOPLE HAVE DIED

IN JUST THE LAST MONTH.

THIS DOES NOT SOLVE, GORDON,

THE DEEPER ISSUES THAT ARE

PLAGUING THIS SOCIETY.

BECAUSE AT THE ROOT OF THIS

DECISION THEY ARE TIED,

AFTER 1991, GAINING

INDEPENDENCE FROM THE FORMER

SO MUCSOF UNION,SOVIET

UNION, THEY SAY WE DON'T

WANT TO SEE A HUMAN RIGHTS,

A LACK OF FREEDOM, THE

ABILITY TO GO OUT ON THE

STREETS AND DEMONSTRATE AND

PROTEST -- WE DON'T LIVE IN

RUSSIA.

THIS IS UKRAINE.

Mark: AND, AGAIN,

GEORGE IS ON HIS WAY TO

UKRAINE.

HE WILL BE BRINGING US

REPORTS FROM KIEV IN THE

COMING DAYS.

YOU CAN STAY CONNECTED WITH

HIM DURING HIS TRIP THROUGH

Facebook.

JUST SEARCH GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS, AND LIKE THE CBN

NEWS Facebook PAGE AS

WELL.

VIOLENCE IN THE CENTRAL

AFRICAN REPUBLIC IS LEADING

TO A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS.

MORE THAN 2.5 MILLION PEOPLE

DESPERATELY NEED AID.

BUT FIGHTING BETWEEN MUSLIMS

AND CHRISTIANS IS MAKING IT

IMPOSSIBLE FOR ANY

HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS TO

REACH THE AREA.

THE SITUATION REQUIRES A

POLITICAL SOLUTION.

WE HAVE A SITUATION WHERE

THE HUMANITARIANS ARE TRYING

TO SUPPORT PEOPLE WHERE THEY

ARE.

TO HELP PROVIDE BASIC

SERVICES AND TO PROTECT THEM

WHERE THEY ARE.

WE'RE CALLING ON MORE TROOPS

TO COME IN AND HELP CONTINUE

THE STABILIZATION EFFORTS,

TO HELP PROTECT THE

CIVILIANS, BECAUSE THEY

STILL DON'T FEEL SECURE

ENOUGH TO GO HOME.

Mark: THE

SECRETARY-GENERAL IS NOW

ASKING THE INTERNATIONAL

COMMUNITY TO SEND AN

ADDITIONAL 3,000 TROOPS TO

COMBAT THE INCREASING

VIOLENCE.

HERE AT HOME, ANOTHER

DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEY-GENERAL

IS REFUSING TO DEFEND A

STATE BAN ON SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE.

THIS TIME IT IS OREGON'S

ATTORNEY-GENERAL, ELLEN

ROSENBLOOM.

ATTORNEY-GENERALS IN AT

LEAST FIVE OTHER STATES HAVE

TAKEN THE SAME STEP, EVEN

THOUGH IT IS THEIR

RESPONSIBILITY TO DEFEND

STATE LAWS IN COURT.

ROSENBLOOM SAYS OREGON'S

STAND CANNOT DEFEAT A

CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE, SO

SHE IS NOT EVEN GOING TO

TRY.

LAST YEAR SHE ARGUED IT WAS

UNCONSTITUTIONAL TO DENIES

GAYS THE RIGHT TO MARRY.

GAY COUPLES IN CHICAGO WILL

BE ABLE TO MARRY SOONER THAN

THOUGHT.

A FEDERAL JUDGE RULED TODAY

THAT SUCH COUPLES DON'T HAVE

TO WAIT UNTIL JUNE TO WED.

THAT'S WHEN A STATE LAW

APPROVING GAY MARRIAGE IS

SET TO TAKE EFFECT.

TODAY'S DECISION ONLY

APPLIES TO COUPLES IN COOK

COUNTY, WHERE CHICAGO IS

LOCATED.

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE, IS

THE MOST BIBLE-MINDED CITY

IN AMERICA.

THE AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY

AND THE BARNA GROUP HAVE

COME OUT WITH THE TOP 100

100 RANKINGS OF SUCH CITY.

AFTER CHATTANOOGA,

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, AND

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA, ROUNDED

OUT THE TOP THREE MOST

BIBLE-MINDED CITIES.

THE LEAST, PROVIDENCE, RHODE

ISLAND AND IT WAS FOLLOWED

BY A ALBANY, NEW YORK, AND

BOSTON.

IN BOSTON, ONLY 3% OF THE

POPULATION ARE CHRISTIANS.

CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?

IN FACT, THE ENTIRE NEW

ENGLAND AREA IS THE LEAST

EVANGELIZED PART OF THE

COUNTRY.

BUT AS PAUL STRAND REPORTS,

ALL THAT IS CHANGING THINKS

TO A NEW BREED OF

BELIEVERS.

Reporter: CHRISTIANS

FROM THE SOUTH AND OTHER

AREAS HAVE POURED INTO

BOSTON FOR DECADES, TRYING

TO MAKE CHRISTIANITY POPULAR

AGAIN.

IT IS NOT EASY WITH ONLY 11%

EVANGELICAL, COMPARED TO 50%

IN THE SOUTH.

DR. JOE SUZA TRAVELS THE

COUNTRY, ENCOURAGING PEOPLE

TO TURN THAT AROUND.

HE SAYS ONLY 3% IN THE

GREATER BOSTON AREA KNOW

JESUS AS THEIR PERSONAL

SAVIOR.

ONE OF THE GUYS WHO WE

WERE TRYING TO RENT A HOME

FROM SAID TO MY WIFE, AND HE

SAID, WHAT DOES YOUR HUSBAND

DO?

AND SHE SAID, WE CAME TO

START A CHURCH.

AND HE SAID, WHY ARE YOU

TRYING TO START A CHURCH?

DO YOU THINK WE'RE ALL

HEATHANS?

Reporter: SO FEW BOSTON

IANS ATTENDED THE CHURCHES

AND THEY CLOSED BY THE

HUNDREDS.

WE WERE HAVING A 87%

FAILURE RATE.

Reporter: BUT A NEW

ATTITUDE IS TURNING THAT

AROUND.

THEY JOIN THE COMMUNITIES

AND BECOME GOOD NEIGHBORS

AND FRIENDS.

MINISTRY HAPPENS AT A

DUNKIN' DONUTS OR A

STARBUCKS AS YOU'RE ABLE TO

BE REAL WITH PEOPLE.

Reporter: BO ELLIS RUNS

THE WEBSITE WITH SUZA.

ELLIS SAYS CHRISTIANS COMING

HERE MUST SPEAK BY SERVING,

NOT PREACHING.

SO THEY VOLUNTEER A LOT.

AS A HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

COACH OR A BASKETBALL COACH,

BECAUSE GETTING INTO THE

NEIGHBORHOOD AND INTO THE

COMMUNITY IS THE ONLY WAY

YOU'RE GOING TO EARN THE

RIGHT TO SPEAK CHRIST INTO

SOMEBODY'S LIFE UP HERE.

Reporter: A TOP EXAMPLE

IS THIS FAMILY TRANS

TRANSPLANTED FROM NORTH

CAROLINA.

THEY DECIDED NOT TO THINK OF

THEMSELVES AS SHORT-TERM

MISSIONARIES.

MY THOUGHT WAS, I'M

TRANSPLANTING MY LIFE IN

MASSACHUSETTS.

I DON'T LOOK AT IT AS

SOMEBODY TRYING TO MINISTER

TO THEM.

RATHER I'M JUST A NEIGHBOR

WHO LOVES JESUS.

I PROBABLY BAPTIZED FOUR OR

FIVE OF MY NEIGHBORS WHO

LIVE IN THE SAME HOUSE AS I

LIVE IN.

Reporter: THIS LED TO

TREMENDOUS RESULTS.

MY HEART WAS TO BE HERE

FOR THE LONG RUN.

Reporter: MEMBERS

APPRECIATE THEIR DECISION TO

MAKE THIS THEIR HOME.

A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE SAID

TO US, WELL, WHEN ARE YOU

LEAVING?

AND WE'RE, LIKE, WE'RE NOT

LEAVING.

AND THEY'RE, LIKE, SHOCKED.

THIS IS HIS HOME NOW, AND HE

LOVES THESE PEOPLE, AND

THAT'S IMPORTANT TO THE

PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE.

IT IS NOT SOMETHING WHERE

HE HAS A HOME BASE OR

HEADQUARTERS THAT HE'S GOING

TO GO BACK TO.

HE LIVES IN THE COMMUNITY.

HE IS NOT HEAR AS I'M

DELIVERING SOMETHING THAT

YOU NEED AND THEN I'M TAKING

OFF.

Reporter: THREE NEW

NEIGHBORS IN THE COMPLEX

RECENTLY ATTENDED MATT'S

CHURCH WITHOUT EVEN BEING

INVITED.

WE INTERACTED WITH THEM

IN A WAY THAT MAKES

CREACIALT CHRISTIANITY

APPEALING.

Reporter: THIS KIND OF

EFFORT BY THE NEW GENERATION

OF CHURCH PLANTERS HAS

COMPLETELY TURNED AROUND

THAT DISMAL 87% FAILURE

RATE.

FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS,

WE HAVE CLOSE TO 100%

SUCCESS RATE.

Reporter: BUT ALL THESE

CHURCH PLANNERS AGREE MORE

SOWERS ARE NEEDED.

IT CAN BE HARD TO SENSE THE

PRESENCE OF GOD IN A BIG,

COLD URBAN AREA.

THAT'S WHY HE NEEDS THESE

PEOPLE TO COME TO SUCH

PLACES, AND THROUGH THEIR

LOVE, PROVE HE IS REAL AND

BRING HIS PRESENCE.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING FROM BOSTON.

Mark: A FORMER OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION SCIENTIST IS

NOW THROWING HER REPORT

BEHIND BUILDING THE KEYSTONE

X.L. PIPELINE.

MARSHA McNUTT HEADED THE

SURVEY UNDER PRESIDENT

OBAMA, AND SHE IS NOW THE

TOP EDITOR OF SCIENCE

MAGAZINE.

IN AN OP ED, SHE ARGUES THE

PIPELINE WOULD NOT WORSEN

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND

WOULD BE LESS DAMAGING TO

THE ENVIRONMENT THUNDE THAN

OTHER METHODS, LIKE RAIL OR

TRUCKS.

FORMER SECRETARY KEN

SALZAZAR ANNOUNCED HIS

SUPPORT.

JUST THIS WEEK A COUNTY

JUDGE IN NEBRASKA STRUCK

DOWN A LAW GIVING THE

PIPELINE THE GREEN LIGHT TO

PROCEED THROUGH THAT STATE.

COMING UP, A LOOK AT THE

DIFFERENT WAYS DIFFERENT

CITIES ARE WORKING TO FIGHT

URBAN BLIGHT.

Mark: TWO WESTERN

STATES ARE CONSIDERING

CRACKING DOWN ON SMOKERS BY

RAISING THE TOBACCO AGE TO

21.

THIS WEEK LAWMAKERS IN UTAH

AND COLORADO VOTED FAVORABLY

ON PROPOSALS TO TREAT

TOBACCO LIKE ALCOHOL.

NEW RESEARCH ON HOW MANY

SMOKERS START THE HABIT AS

TEENAGERS PROMPTED THE LEGAL

PUSH.

BOTH PROPOSALS FACE SEVERAL

MORE VOTES BEFORE THEY WILL

BECOME LAW.

THE INTERNAL MEDICINE

REPORTS NINE OUT OF 10 DAILY

SMOKERS IN THE U.S. HAVE

THEIR FIRST CIGARETTE BY THE

TIME THEY TURN 18.

FINANCIAL PROBLEMS IN MANY

CITIES ACROSS THE NATION ARE

TAKING A TOLL ON BASIC

INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROPERTY

VALUES.

MANY PLACES CANNOT RELY ON

GOVERNMENT TO HELP FIX LIAR

THEIR ISSUES, SO RESIDENTS

IN SOME COMMUNITIES ARE

TAKING IT UPON THEMSELVES,

USING CREATIVE WAY TO COMBAT

URBAN BLIGHT.

ANDREA HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: ALL OVER

AMERICA, OLD BUILDINGS ARE

FALLING APART, OFTEN BECAUSE

OF NEGLECT OR LACK OF

ECONOMIC SUPPORT.

THEY ARE A MAGNET FOR CRIME,

AND THAT CAUSES PROPERTY

VALUES TO PLUMMET.

THERE WAS A DRAMATIC

INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF

VACANT HOUSES AND APARTMENTS

ACROSS THE NATION.

CITIES LIKE BALTIMORE,

CLEVELAND, AND DETROIT, SAW

SIGNIFICANT POPULATION

DECLINES.

SOME OF THESE CITIES

WAITED FOR SOMEONE TO COME

AND SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS FOR

THEM.

THAT DAY IS NO LONGER WITH

US.

Reporter: SINCE 2010,

EIGHT CITIES AND TOWNS HAVE

FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY.

THE ECONOMIC CRISIS HAS LED

RESIDENTS TO JOIN FORCES TO

FIND CREATIVE WAYS TO RESCUE

AND REBUILD THEIR

COMMUNITIES.

MY FRIEND AND I HAD THIS

IDEA, WHY DON'T WE JUST GROW

FOOD IN THE CITY?

Reporter: FROM THAT

IDEA GREW BOONE STREET

FARMS, IN A RUNDOWN EAST

BALTIMORE NEIGHBORHOOD.

RESIDENTS WERE SKEPTICAL AT

FIRST, BUT WITH TIME, IT HAS

BROUGHT A SENSE OF COMMUNITY

PRIDE AND ENGAGEMENT.

I DEFINITELY HAVE HAD A

LOT MORE POSITIVE RESPONSES

TO PEOPLE.

Reporter: SIMILAR URBAN

GARDENS ARE POPPING UP

AROUND THE NATION.

BUT THAT IS NOT THE ONLY WAY

CITIES ARE REBUILDING.

SOME PLACES ARE STARTING

WITH A CLEAN SLATE.

DETROIT RECENTLY RECEIVED

$52 MILLION TO COMBAT

BLIGHT.

AND A BIG PART OF THAT IS

GOING TO TEARING DOWN

ABANDONED BUILDINGS.

BUT THAT IS JUST THE FIRST

STEP.

THIS TAKES LONG-TERM

COMMITMENT OF CAPITAL, OF

KNOWLEDGE, AND CERTAINLY OF

COMMUNITY WILL.

Reporter: OTHER CITIES

HAVE STARTED ART PROJECTS,

INVOLVING CHILDREN AND

YOUTH, FOSTERING A SENSE OF

OWNERSHIP, PRIDE, AND LOVE

FOR THEIR CITIES.

ANDREA GARRETT, CBN NEWS.

Mark: UP NEXT, AS THE

IMMIGRATION DEBATE WAGES ON,

A LOOK AT HOW DEPORTATION IS

BECOMING A REALITY FOR MANY

FAMILIES.

Mark: BEHIND THE SCENES

OF THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE

ARE THE FACES OF REAL

CHILDREN, INCLUDING CHILDREN

WHO HAVE LOST THEIR PARENTS

BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN

DEPORTED.

WE TRAVELLED TO MIAMI TO

LEARN ABOUT THESE KIDS WHO

ARE FACING LIFE ALONE.

I THINK ALMOST EVERY

MONTH WE HAVE A DEPORTATION

PROBLEM.

Reporter: THIS PASTOR

FINDS HIMSELF WORKING IN

CONTINUAL CRISIS MODE.

HIS CONGREGATION IS FULL OF

CHILDREN AND PARENTS WHO

FEAR DEPORTATION AND ITS

CONSEQUENSES.

I HAVE SEEN KIDS

LITERALLY GET SICK, THEIR

IMMUNE SYSTEM SHUTTING DOWN

AND GETTING ILLNESSES THEY

HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.

I HAVE SEEN KIDS PROFOUNDLY

DEPRESSED AND A LOT OF TIMES

END UP WITH DRUG PROBLEMS.

Reporter: MIAMI IS ONE

OF THE CENTERS OF THE

DEPORTATION CRISIS.

IT IS A CITY WHERE MANY

CHILDREN LIVE IN FEAR THAT

ONE OR BOTH OF THEIR PARENTS

COULD BE DEPORTED.

KEVIN'S NIGHTMARE CAME TRUE

TWO YEARS AGO WHEN OFFICERS

PULLED HIS DAD OVER FOR NOT

USING HIS TURN SIGNAL.

HE SPENT SEVERAL WEEKS IN

DETENTION BEFORE HIS

DEPORTATION BACK TO EL

SALVADOR.

AFTER HE GOT DEPORTED, IT

JUST DOESN'T FEEL THE SAME.

MY MOM, I ALWAYS SEE HER

SAD.

MY BROTHER WILL ALWAYS LOOK

OUT THE WINDOW, WAITING FOR

HIM TO COME HOME.

AND I HAVE A LITTLE BABY

SISTER WHO NEVER KNEW HER

DAD.

Reporter: CHRIS WAS

JUST 8 YEARS OLD THE DAY TWO

OFFICERS KNOCKED ON HIS

DOOR.

MY MOM STARTED CRYING,

AND MY DAD STARTED GETTING

CLOSER TO ME, AND PRAYING.

Reporter: IN FACT,

CHRIS BELIEVED THE OFFICERS

INTENDED TO TAKE BOTH HIS

PARENTS BECAUSE RELENTED

WHEN THEY SAW HIM, TAKING

ONLY HIS DAD.

AS YOU GO UP, YOU START

REALIZING YOU'RE MISSING A

FATHER FIGURE.

YOU NEED SOMEONE TO TELL

YOU, DON'T DO THAT AND GIVE

YOU AS VIDE O ADVICE ON

STUFF.

Reporter: SESIA AND HER

BROTHER FACED THE

UNIMAGINABLE, BOTH PARENTS

DEPORTED.

SHE LOST HER MOM IN SEVENTH

GRADE, AND HER DAD LAST

FALL.

IT WAS ANOTHER SHOCK

BECAUSE THEY HAD ALREADY

TAKEN MY MOM.

Reporter: CECILIA

SESSIA AND HER BROTHER NOW

LIVE WITH A FAMILY FRIEND.

FOR ALL OF THESE FAMILIES,

THE PAIN OF SEPARATION IS

PROFOUND, DIFFICULT TO

EXPLAIN.

AND THE TASK OF REUNITING

CAN BE EQUALLY CHALLENGING.

KEVIN'S FATHER PLANNED TO

BRING THE FAMILY BACK TO EL

SALVADOR, BUT DECIDED

AGAINST IT AFTER WITNESSING

THE GROWING GANG VIOLENCE

THERE.

CHRIS' DAD HAS TRIED TO

RE-ENTER LEGALLY, BUT HAS

STRUGGLED WITH ILLNESS AND

PAPERWORK.

CHRIS HOPES HIS DAD WILL BE

ABLE TO RETURN HOME SOON.

ONE OF THE BIG THINGS

I'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF IS

FOR HIS TO COME BACK AND SEE

ME GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL.

Reporter: SESSIA EARNS

TOP GRADES, AND HOPES TO

STUDY MEDICINE, BUT SHE

FEARS RETURNING TO

NICARAGUA, THE COUNTRY SHE

LEFT AS A 1-YEAR-OLD.

I WOULD LIKE TO LIVE LIFE

AS A NORMAL PERSON, BE ABLE

TO GRADUATE AND BE ABLE TO

GET INTO A COLLEGE AND JUST

CONTINUE, EVEN THOUGH, LIKE,

ALL OF THIS HAS HAPPENED.

Reporter: SESSIA,

KEVIN, AND CHRIS ARE FAR

FROM ALONE.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS

DEPORTED CLOSE TO TWO

MILLION ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS,

INCLUDING HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF PARENTS.

WHAT I HEAR A LOT IS THAT

PEOPLE DON'T BELIEVE THAT

THE GOVERNMENT IS ACTUALLY

DEPORTING PARENTS AND

SEPARATING FAMILIES.

THEY CAN'T IMAGINE THAT IT

IS HAPPENING TO THE EXTENT

THAT IT IS.

Reporter: THIS ADVOCATE

SAYS DEPORTATION IS JUST OFF

THE RADAR FOR MANY

UNAFFECTED BY IT.

IT IS HARD TO FATHOM

BECAUSE IT IS REALLY SO

HORRIBLE AND IT RUNS

CONTRARY TO OUR AMERICAN

FAMILY VALUES.

Reporter: HER RECENT

WORK DOCUMENTS CHILDREN

SUFFERING FROM

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS

DISORDER SYMPTOMS, FOLLOWING

A PARENT'S DEPORTATION.

AND OTHERS SHOW A DECLINE IN

PHYSICAL HEALTH AND

EDUCATION.

I THINK CHILDREN ARE AN

AFTERTHOUGHT IN IMMIGRATION

REFORM, EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE

THE ONES WHO HAVE THE MOST

AT STAKE.

Reporter: OPPONENTS

CONTEND THAT CHILDREN OF

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS SHOULD

NOT BE USED AS A HUMAN

SHIELD TO PROTECT PARENTS

FROM DEPORTATION.

ALTHOUGH THERE IS SOME

MOVEMENT ON CAPITOL HILL

ABOUT CONCERN FOR THE

CHILDREN.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS

STOPPED THEIR DEPORTATION,

AND FURTHER PROTECTION COULD

BE ON THE WAY.

PASTOR OBID FERVENTLY PRAYS

FOR REFORM.

HE ACKNOWLEDGES THAT

ENTERING THE COUNTRY

ILLEGALLY IS NOT GOOD, BUT

HE ASKED FOR A FAIR WAY FOR

THE FAMILIES TO STAY.

I'VE ASKED AROUND THE

CONGREGATION, AND THE

FAMILIES ARE WILLING TO DO

ANYTHING.

IF THE FINES ARE $11,000,

THEY'RE WILLING TO PAY IT.

AS LONG AS THEY DON'T HAVE

TO GO BACK TO THEIR HOME

COUNTRYMENT.

Reporter: IN THE

MEANTIME, THE NEW NORMAL FOR

KEVIN IS LIFE WITHOUT DAD.

HE SAYS SPORTS KEEP HIM

GOING, AND THE DALE THE

DAILY PHONE CALL HIS MOM

RECEIVES FROM HIS PAPA.

IT IS NOT LIKE THEY GOT

DIVORCED.

THEY HOPE AND SAY WE'RE

GOING TO GET BACK TOGETHER.

Reporter: REPORTING IN

MIAMI, HEATHER CELLS, CBN

NEWS.

Mark: UP NEXT, HOW THIS

MAN PLANS TO USE SUNLIGHT

AND SAILS TO HELP THE

HOMELESS IN HIS COMMUNITY.

Mark: FINALLY TONIGHT,

MEET A MAN WHO IS TURNING TO

NATURAL RESOURCES AND

RECYCLING TO HELP THE

HOMELESS.

LEE KE KER KERSH AS A

PROTOTYPE THAT IS A PORTABLE

SHELTER.

IT USES TRIANGULAR PANELS TO

CONVERT SUNLIGHT INTO HEAT

TO KEEP THE OCCUPANTS WARM.

AND HIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATE

DETERMINED THE SHELTERS CAN

BE MADE FROM DISCARDED

SAILS, AN IDEAL ARRANGEMENT

FOR A REGION POPULAR WITH

BOATING ENTHUSIASTS.

THEY BOUGHT 20 OF THESE

THINGS, AND HOW WONDERFUL

WOULD THAT BE THAT YOU COULD

CREATE A CAMP, AND HAVE A

WONDERFUL HEAT SOURCE, THE

SUN, AND ALLOW PEOPLE TO USE

THESE.

Mark: HE HOPES HIS

DESIGN WILL BE A USEFUL

SHELTER FOR THE HOMELESS OF

EUGENE, OREGON.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS EDITION

OF "NEWSWATCH."

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