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Easier Deportations in Immigration Crackdown; Angry Crowds Confront Republican Lawmakers in Home Districts; New Twist in Murder of King Jong-Un's Brother; A Man-Made Catastrophe; Growing Anti- Semitic Threats in U.S.; A Raucous Town Hall; Crisis in Sweden. Aired 3-4a ET

Aired February 22, 2017 - 03:00   ET



[03:00:00] ROSEMARY CHURCH, CNN ANCHOR: Immigration crackdown. The Trump administration plan to make it easier to deport more people.

Plus, angry crowds full of frustrated voters confront republican lawmakers in their home district.

And the new twist in the murder of Kim Jong-un's big brother, a break- in attempt at the mortuary where the body has been kept.

Hello and welcome to our viewers all around the world. I'm Rosemary Church, and this CNN NEWSROOM.

Immigrant communities in the United States are living in fear after a major shift in American immigration policy. The trump administration announced new rules that could lead to more deportations of undocumented immigrants and make it harder to get asylum. Protections for the children of undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers, will however, stay in place.

Our Pamela Brown has more details.

PAMELA BROWN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: The Department of Homeland Security released a new guidelines that could massively expand the number of undocumented immigrants detained or deported from the U.S. They brought in who ICE may target and expedited the removal of undocumented immigrants from the U.S.


SEAN SPICER, UNITED STATES WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: Everybody who is here illegally is subject to removal at any time. The priorities of the president is laid forward, and the priority that ICE is putting forward through DHS's guidance is to make sure that the people who have committed crime or pose a threat to our public safety are the priority of their efforts, first and foremost.


BROWN: Under President Obama, ICE spoke on deportation on three categories, convicted criminals, public safety threats and those who recently cross the border illegally. Under the Trump administration those categories will be broaden down. Now, anyone who was even accused of a crime such as a DUI is eligible for deportation.

And the new memos make clear immigration agents now have broader discretion to decide who to round up.

CNN rode along with ICE agents in 2015 when they targeted an undocumented criminal at this auto shop in Chicago when another undocumented criminal working at the same shop took off running. He had no criminal background so ICE let him go.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Good luck to you, man.

BROWN: Bout now under the new guidelines that same man could be detained and possibly deported.


BROWN: Greisa Martinez was brought to the U.S. from Mexico 28 years ago. The White House people like Martinez known as Dreamers will still be protected under DACA for now.


DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: They were brought here in such a way it's a very -- it's a very, very tough subject. We are going to deal with DACA with heart.


BROWN: But Martinez says she is still unsure what her future holds in the U.S.


MARTINEZ: We're concerned about what Donald Trump means for our family, will it mean that we will be separated from our mother just like we were separated from our father nine years ago.


BROWN: But there was also some programs like catch and release. That was a program where if an undocumented immigrant was arrested that person would then be released until the immigration proceedings which could sometimes be years.

It also calls for expedited removal for those who have been in the United States for two years or less, and makes it harder for asylum seekers to be in the U.S. while they await their proceedings.

Pamela Brown, CNN, Washington.

CHURCH: And the Trump administration is taking action on another top agenda item, a revised version of its travel ban is expected this week. Now this new version will target the same seven countries but with a few tweaks. The Department of Homeland Security says legal permanent residents and green cardholders will be exempt from the executive order. It will include a short phase-in period in an attempt to avoid the airport chaos that happened with that first order.

And those who held U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan may be allowed and even if they don't have green cards. And the new order may also modify or remove one section that gave priority to refugees from certain religious minorities.

Well, immigration attorney, Christi Jackson joins us now live from London. Thanks so much for being with us. We are of course the imminent release of President Trump's revised executive order on immigration. We just listed some of the expected changes that might take place.

And the White House made wrap the religious priority clause. How likely is it that this revised version will be accepted by the courts given the intent remains the same, doesn't it?

CHRISTI JACKSON, IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY: Well, I think the intent is the same and they certainly are going to be trying to address the legal challenges that the first executive order faced.

[03:05:01] But I don't think that we would expect to have no legal challenge. Whether the legal challenge will hold up I think that the administration is trying to get it right this time and plan a little bit better so that they do end up with a less chaotic, you know, executive order that may better address their agenda items.

CHURCH: Yes, I want to talk about that chaos because we understand that there will be a phase in provision, we mentioned that of this revised executive order this time around. In an effort to remove that chaos that we saw, you know, last time when everyone was taken by surprise.

Now this shouldn't brought the situation but what impact over all will a travel ban like this have on migrants and refugees trying to come to America, and what other changes are you expecting to see in this revised version?

JACKSON: I think we're still going to see a massive impact. The seven countries are going to still be impacted, you know, across the world this will affect businesses who need to move employee, this will affect individuals who need to travel for family reasons, personal reasons.

So, the impact is still going to be significant. What we would hope, what I would hope is that we see that it's implemented in a better way so that at least the departmental agencies who are going to be implementing the rules know what they're doing. They didn't know about it last time.

So, if it's implemented in a way that is somewhat more carefully planned that would be great. We don't know if it's going to be phase in, that's rumors. We haven't seen a draft of the executive order so we don't know exactly what it says. Only what the administration has put forward.

So, we'll have to wait and see exactly what measures they've taken to hopefully address the chaos that ensued from the first executive order.

CHURCH: Yes. I mean, it is in their interest, isn't it, to make sure the second effort is the charm perhaps, so how did the first executive order on immigration affect your clients specifically?

JACKSON: Well, so we do a lot of business plans. And so we had quite a number of employees and business clients calling us to say we've got employees, they're either in the U.S. they need to travel or we need to send someone to America for, you know, business reason or personal.

And because of the chaos, because it wasn't clear, we didn't know who was it applying to, we didn't know if it would affect only people born in the U.S. -- sorry, born in one of the seven countries if they had to hold passports. There was such confusion surrounding the executive order because of the way it was rolled out before that we had very little answers.

And so, the way that it was happening, it was happening by the day. Things were changing and we were getting clarification from the administration. So, hopefully this time we will see somewhat more of a clear message from the administration as to who exactly it will impact, how long it will impact them, and hopefully that will help our clients.

But ultimately, that the best practice is going to be for someone to contact a lawyer and see what's going on that day so that they can plan their travel and make sure that they're prepared to enter the U.S.

CHURCH: All right. And we will see. I mean, as I mentioned, this is imminent. It may be released even today Wednesday so we shall see the details.


CHURCH: Cristi Jackson, thank you so much for joining us from London. I appreciate it.

JACKSON: Thank you. Thanks so much.

CHURCH: Well, the fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is in its third day but since like it could collapse at any moment. A European watch dog group says there have been hundreds of violations since Monday including explosions.

For the latest we want to go to CNN's Clare Sebastian who is live in Moscow. So, Clare, we've already seen these hundreds of violations of this very shaky ceasefire. Is it still holding really, and is there any evidence heavy artillery has been removed from the region as originally agreed?

CLARE SEBASTIAN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, Rosemary, there's two parts of this. First of all, it's all relative where hundreds of ceasefire violations is certainly true, that's what the OSCE are telling us.

But over the weekend, before the ceasefire came in they were seeing those violations in the thousands, so certainly the situation is moderately better. But as to whether or not the artillery, the heavy weaponry is being withdrawn, well, I'm afraid the artery so far they don't believe so.

Overnight, the OSCE telling me that they saw 200 or s ceasefire violations of which a 100 or so were explosions suggesting that that heavy weaponry is still in the area, things like tanks and mortars.

And those are -- that that is the real danger here is that under the Minsk agreement that this two sides are supposed to withdraw this heavy weapons to a safe distance but that hasn't happened yet. There is still a lack of trust on both sides.

When it doesn't happen we expected to simultaneously, but as yet, there are peace to not be in enough dialogue between the two sides to allow that to happen. But I did ask the head of the OSCE Monitoring Mission in Ukraine what the situation is on ground.

[03:10:01] For the people there, of course we've seen them suffer, you know, a lot to all of this violence. And he said, at the moment as it sounds, there is no immediate crisis. The water and electricity is backed up and running, but he said that any of those explosions, any one shell can knock out a power line and make it significantly worse for the people there.

So, it is still a very fragile situation, Rosemary.

CHURCH: Yes, very much, indeed. And Clare, what happens if this ceasefire fails, where will it lead efforts to honor the Minsk peace protocol partially implemented back in 2015?

SEBASTIAN: Well, I mean, Rosie, you have to go on past precedent really. We've seen ceasefire after ceasefire, you know, hold in a manner of speaking for a bit. And then -- and then collapsed.

So, we only -- we can only assume that the Normandy format talks between Russia and Ukraine, France, and Germany, their signatories of the Minsk agreement will continue in the sides, will continue to try to implement all of the agreements under the Minsk protocol.

But this particular ceasefire talks has been particularly complicated politically. We saw Russia take that step. On the same day the ceasefire was agreed on Saturday to recognize the passports of those separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. That sparks anger from Ukraine.

Just in the last 24 hours, Ukraine's president has urged the E.U. to tighten sanctions against Russia over that move. He said that was a violation of international law that that was further evidence of Russian occupation in that area. In response there we saw a Russian senator, prominent Russian senator

telling the TASS News Agency that he thinks sanctions should be place on Ukraine for its effort to derail, he said the Minsk principles (Ph).

But Rosemary, you have a situation where two sides far too close together on the ground physically and far too far apart politically.

CHURCH: Yes. Real problem there. Clare Sebastian, joining us live from Moscow, just after 11 o'clock in the morning. Many thanks.

Well, Russia could be a key area of disagreement between President Trump and his new national security adviser, Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster is being hailed as a brilliant appointment. He is a decorated commander with a Ph.D. in history.

And as Barbara Starr reports, he's an outspoken leader.

BARBARA STARR, CNN PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT: Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster has a long history of speaking up about Russia and Vladimir Putin.


H.R. MCMASTER, UNITED STATES ARMY: Worse than excessive politics. Russia understands this. Vladimir Putin understands this. And so, he is waging really a limited war from limited objectives. He is using a broad range of means to do that in a very sophisticated campaign of propaganda, disinformation, political subversion, and so forth.


STARR: Quite different from his now fired predecessor Michael Flynn who sat at dinner with Putin in Moscow in his under FBI investigation for potential inappropriate contract with the Russian ambassador.

In recent months, McMaster has worked on a review looking at how Russia is impacting global security.


MCMASTER: This is a sophisticated strategy what Russia is implying and we're doing a study of this now with a number of partners. They combined really conventional forces as cover for unconventional action.

But a very, a much more sophisticated campaign involving use of criminality and organized crime, and really operating effectively on this battleground of perception and information.

Mr. President, thank you very much.


STARR: But on other issues McMaster appears to be more in think with President Trump. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

MCMASTER: We announced publicly often years in advanced how we intend to limit our level of effort. And we ignore the effect that public announcements concerning limitations on the nature, scale, or time of our effort have on maintaining our own will to fight.


STARR: On the fighter against ISIS, McMaster stops far short of equating Islam with terrorism but is adamant about the need to defeat terrorists.


MCMASTER: We're engaged in sort of righteous causes right now, OK. And I think it's OK for us to want to win against these, you know, these misogynistic murderers bastards that we're fighting in the greater Middle East. And so, I think that we ought to bash about it.


STARR: And he suggest defeating ISIS quickly may require escalating U.S. military involvement.


MCMASTER: The approach that we took proved to be insufficient in terms of being able to resolve this in a timely manner. Because we narrowly circumscribe our effort and instead, relied mainly on stand- off capabilities and the use of proxies.


STARR: Barbara Starr, CNN, the Pentagon.

CHURCH: Malaysian officials want to speak with a North Korean embassy worker and an airline employee as part of their Kim Jong-nam murder investigation. Now Kim was the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un. He was killed last week.

So, let's bring in Saima Mohsin in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

[03:15:01] And Saima, Malaysia's inspector general of police held a news conference just a short time ago in fact, and talk about the suspects involved in this murder investigation. What all did he reveal?

SAIMA MOHSIN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes, quite a bit actually, Rosemary. This is the first time he's spoken and he dispelled any missed, first and foremost, as we had previously heard from the Indonesian police that one of them or either of these two women involved and being arrested thought that they were part of some prank TV show.

In fact, he said they were well-trained to this, and he explained exactly how the scenario of the attack unfolded. Take a listen. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

KHALID ABU BAKAR, MALAYSIAN INSPECTOR GENERAL OF ROYAL POLICE: These two ladies were trained to swap deceased face. To, you know, before that the four suspects will give them the liquid, will pour the liquid on their hands, they are supposed to wipe thick over deceased face.


MOHSIN: And he pointed to the fact that one of the women can be seen on CCTV walking away with her hands in the air like this apparently told not to touch herself and to wash her hands immediately. And in fact, so well-trained, Rosemary, that they apparently did practice runs at some of the famous moves here in Kuala Lumpur before their final deadly run. Rosemary?

CHURCH: Quite chilling details there. And Saima, we also learned about an attempted break-in at the mortuary where Kim's body was being held and we heard that no family member has yet arrive from North Korea to identify and claim is body. What was said about these new developments?

MOHSIN: Yes. So, yet more extraordinary. I mean, I keep using this word extraordinary, I can't seem to use it enough for this story. Some kind of attempt to break-in to the mortuary.

We questioned several times, not just myself, but other members of the media too, to push him to tell us who were or what kind of group exactly that was. And what he would say us we know who they are and we are on sampling on guard to protect the mortuary.

Now as far as identifying the body is concerned, of course there is still some confusion as to a definitive identification and they would like either family members to come forward to positively identify the victim, or he said a DNA sample.

And when asked whether that would include Kim Jong-un, the estranged half-brother of Kim Jong-name, he said, yes, correct, it could include his half-brother and it could include any of the family member, too.

So, apparently, they put in a request to the North Korean embassy for that DNA sample. Rosemary?

CHURCH: Yes, incredible as you say. Saima Mohsin, bringing us up to date on all those developments from Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia, where it is nearly 4.20 in the afternoon. Many thanks.

Well, heavy rains are causing flooding in one western U.S. state. Just ahead, why some say the water is actually welcome.

Plus, a humanitarian crisis grows even worse in South Sudan. How famine struck the young African nation, that's coming up next.


CHRISTINA MACFARLANE, CNN WORLD SPORTS ANCHOR: I'm Christina MacFarlane with your CNN World Sport headlines.

It was goals galore in the Champions League with an incredible 14 scored in two games. Manchester City and Monaco each lead twice but it was the home team who came up on top 5-3. City's Sergio Aguerra and Monaco's Ramadel Falcao both scored twice in what was the highest scoring first leg in Champions league's history.

And while Bayer Leverkusen versus Atletico and Madrid couldn't quite live up to that there were still six goals scored in Germany. It was the west side who came away with a healthy lead as the likes of Antoine Griezmann as the mandatories side Atletico to 4-2 win.

Russia's football union has appointed a new anti-racism star to tackle discrimination and racism within the game with just over a year to go until the 2018 World Cup.

The newly appointed Alexei Smertin is a former Chelsea midfielder and has already to be a controversial appointment due to his previous comments on the subject. (TECHNICAL PROBLEM)

CHURCH: ... but the rains are helping the state recover from a historic drought.

Well, nearly five nearly million are in dire need of help in South Sudan where famine has been declared. The young country has faced crisis after crisis since gaining its independence back in 2011. But aid group say it's worse now than ever. Our

[03:25:02] Our Farai Sevenzo reports.

FARAI SEVENZO, CNN CORRESPONDENT: An aircraft crosses the sky bringing relief for some. Food parcels have been delivered. The most vulnerable are the children. Parts of South Sudan are facing the U.N.'s first declared famine since 2011, with worrying signs of impending mass starvation.


CHALLISS MCDONOUGH, WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME SPOKESPERSON: People are already dying and so we have done everything possible to try to keep things from getting to this. But without that access to those, you know, to some of the worse affected areas -- there's really only so much humanitarian relief can do without meaningful peace and security.

SEVENZO: Aweil have been affected and inflation is running at 800 percent making food unaffordable to millions.

The U.N. and its partners are working on providing support and say they need $1.6 billion to avert a certain disaster. The conflict has made large planes of large South Sudan dangerous and difficult for humanitarian organizations to provide regular access.

The war up to nearly three years ago when President Salva Kiir accuses Vice President Riek Machar of a coup attempt, something the vice president denied. Kiir's Dinka loyalists targeted Machar's Nuer people and vice versa. Leaving thousands dead and more than a million displaced.

It is being called a man-made catastrophe by many.


MCDONOUGH: There is no catastrophe like this that really isn't man- made. It's not a drought; it's not a tsunami or an earthquake. It's not something that we didn't -- we haven't been warning about now for several years.


SEVENZO: And the U.N. says it's going to get worse, and live here are 5.5 million South Sudanese in need of emergency food aid, that's nearly half of the country's population.

For years, South Sudan's children have been living in the shadow of war. Now they face another deadly challenge - famine.

Farai Sevenzo, CNN, Nairobi.

CHURCH: Although he's been asked repeatedly, President Trump has avoided commenting on the rise of anti-Semitic incidents, until now. What he said and the reaction to it. That's still to come.

Plus, the art of the protest, U.S. voters meet their elected representatives with a message.


[03:30:00] ROSEMARY CHURCH, CNN HOST: A very warm welcome to you all. I'm Rosemary Church. I want to update you now on the main stories we're following this hour.

A major shift in U.S. immigration enforcement. The Trump administration is allowing for more deportations of undocumented immigrants. New rules could also make it harder to get asylum. The children of undocumented immigrants, known as Dreamers, are still protected.

A monitoring group reports about 200 ceasefire violations overnight in eastern Ukraine. The shaky ceasefire between government forces and Russian-backed separatist is entering its third day.

Ukraine's military spokesman says there are signs the fighting is fighting down.

Malaysian police investigating the death of Kim Jong-nam, want to question an official with the North Korean embassy and an airline worker, but they say Pyongyang is not cooperating. Kim Jong-un's half- brother was killed at Kuala Lumpur airport last week. Police say he was poisoned.

Well, President Trump has been under growing pressure to say something about the uptick in anti-Semitic threats across the United States. Though he's deflected questions about it in the past, he finally spoke out on Tuesday.

Sunlen Serfaty has the details.


DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible.


SUNLEN SERFATY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: President Trump for the first time is speaking out on the rise of anti-Semitic incident plaguing the country.


TRUMP: And are painful, and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil.


SERFATY: Since January there has been an eruption of anti-Semitic incidents and threats across the country. Just today, a bomb threat led to the evacuation of this Jewish community center in La Jolla, California, bringing in the total number of incidents nationwide since January to 70, affecting Jewish community centers in 27 states.

And a rash of other targets, too, including damage at this historic Jewish cemetery in Missouri, a synagogue in Chicago earlier this month, and Swastika's painting on this car in Boca Raton, Florida last week.

While all this has been unfolding across the country, the president has remained silent.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Since your election campaign and even after your victory we've seen a sharp rise in anti-Semitic -- anti-Semitic incident across the United States.


SERFATY: Given two opportunities last week alone to denounce the rise in hate he deflected both switching the subject.


TRUMP: Well, I just want to say that we are in a very honored by the victory that we have, 306 Electoral College votes.


SERFATY: And berating another reporter who ask the same question.


TRUMP: Quite, quite, quite. So he lied about who's going to get up and ask a very straight simple question.


SERFATY: Rather than issuing a swift condemnation of the threat.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, we are concerned about and what we haven't really heard being addressed is an uptick in anti-Semitism.


SERFATY: Trump referenced his own views.


TRUMP: I am the least anti-Semitic person that you've ever seen in your entire life.


SERFATY: This was an issue that dogged him throughout the campaign. He was criticized for attacking his opponent using language evoking anti-Semitic themes.


TRUMP: In which Hillary Clinton made some secret with international banks to plot the destruction of U.S. sovereignty in order to enrich this global financial powers.


SERFATY: Accused of pedaling a stereotype when he told a Jewish republican group.


TRUMP: This room negotiates a -- I want to renegotiate in this room. Perhaps more than any room I've ever spoken to.


SERFATY: Using anti-Semitic imagery tweeting a graphic of a six- pointed star that looked like the Star of David which he said in the aftermath was a sheriff star and not be enforced for his denunciation of the anti-Semitic backlash against the Jewish reporter.


[03:35:02] WOLF BLITZER, CNN HOST: We can follow this anti-Semitic...

(CROSSTALK) TRUMP: I don't know about that. I don't know anything about that.


SERFATY: The criticism during the campaign leading his Orthodox Jewish son-in-law to write an op-ed in Trump's defense.

And the White House Press Secretary pushing back on all the criticism Trump has receive as president say no matter how many times he addresses it it's just not good enough. And groups like the Anti- Defamation League say, no, it's not good enough to just speak out against anti-Semitism. They're still waiting to hear what the administration will do to address the threat in Jewish communities.

Sunlen Serfaty, CNN, Washington.

CHURCH: Across the United States constituents are showing up a town hall events for congressional republicans to protest President Trump's agenda and they are furious.

Now Trump is tweeting about the protest trying to discredit them.

CNN's Kyung Lah has a look at who these demonstrators are.

KYUNG LAH, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Senator Joni Ernst's town hall it didn't start well. Iowa constituents anger often drowning out the senator. As the senator left...

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Happy retirement, Joni.

LAH: The jeers followed her all the way to the parking lot and into a car.


LAH: Overflow town hall crowds in Georgia, to Nebraska.

Virginia Congressman Dave Brat getting an earful when he claimed Obamacare collapsed. Behavior that disgusted one of the congressman's supporters.

Just a snapshot of one day of voter outrage prompting the president to tweet, "The so-called angry crowds in home districts of some republicans are actually in numerous cases planned out by liberal activists. Sad."

Organized, yes. But at numerous town halls from California to Virginia what we've seen is empowered constituents. These Virginia Beach town hall attendees are so upset that charges that their political operatives they wore stickers with their home zip codes to prove they do live and care about their district.

Many come from local groups calling themselves indivisible. The name comes from this online guide written by this former democratic congressional aide, a step by step manual to oppose the Trump administration. Seeking the people here how to channel post-election anger and concern

at members of Congress. Some have cancelled town halls this week citing security concerns, to then only see protestors show up outside their district offices or post pictures mocking them like this missing poster for Congressman Darrell Issa and this homemade music video from Florida, an anthem to a missing congressman.

For those who did show it may have been uncomfortable but in some cases, it actually resembled a real town hall.


CHRIS PETERSON, TOWN HALL ATTENDEE: I'm proud of all these people who took the time out of their lives to show up. It's what's supposed to be about.

CHUCK GRASSLEY, (R) UNITED STATES SENATOR: I learned that we've got issues that people feel very strongly about and we have to try to deal with them, and most of those issues out there will be dealt with.


LAH: Kyung Lah, CNN, New York.

CHURCH: And at that town hall in Iowa Senator Grassley got a question from a Muslim man from Afghanistan who is seeking asylum. He said he worked as a translator with U.S. Armed Forces and had been shot twice. He asked Grassley for help in the wake of Trump's immigration order. Take a listen.


ZALMAY NIAZY, SEEKING ASYLUM IN THE UNITED STATES: We get the American people safe but I am -- I am a person from a Muslim country and I am a Muslim who is going to save me here. Who is going to stay behind me and save...


I've been shot two times, I've been brought bomb side -- brought -- brought side bomb once but nobody care about me. But I was been with the United States Armed Forces back in Afghanistan that I've been shot. I didn't shot because of my mom and dad.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Thank you. Thank you.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Senator, answer his question.

GRASSLEY: I'm not -- I'm going down to the list and when we're done with that list...


CHURCH: Well, after the town hall Grassley offered to help that man with his immigration status. He added that President Trump's executive order on immigration was not carefully drafted.

Sweden is not an example that many people expected President Trump to use in his immigration message but he pointed to the Nordic (Ph) as an example of what happens when countries allow in migrants.

[03:40:01] The next day, riots has clash with police in a Stockholm suburb known for its large immigrant population. For some that's enough to prove Mr. Trump's point. But others say it's not that simple.

Our Ivan Watson reports.

IVAN WATSON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: From the U.S. President, a warning about immigration.


TRUMP: Sweden, who would believe this. Sweden they took in large numbers they're having problems like they never thought possible.


WATSON: Nevertheless, President Trump's message does resonate with some political circles in Sweden.


MATTIAS KARLSSON, SWEDISH DEMOCRAT POLITICIAN: I'm very grateful to President Trump that he addresses these issues very important to us here.


WATSON: Mattis Karlsson is a leader of the right wing Sweden democrats, the third largest party in parliament.


KARLSSON: I think Sweden is a good example to put forward as a bad example, if you don't control your borders, if you have an irresponsible refugee policy you will get problems. And we have serious problems here in Sweden.

WATSON: So is it a crisis here?

KARLSSON: Yes, I would describe it as a crisis. We have seen serious problems with law and order.


WATSON: As evidence, Karlsson points to a riot that erupted in the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby Monday night. A police spokesman says officer fired at least two shots when dozen of rioters attacked police officers during the arrest of a crime suspect. Ten cars were torched in the unrest and one police officer suffered a bruise to the arm from a thrown object. Hours later, the scene in this largely immigrant community looked very different. This is the center of Rinkeby, now that we're here I'm going to be honest, as a first time visitor it's hard to believe that less than 24 hours ago this was the scene of a full-blown riot.

More than a dozen police officers deployed in the center square, several shop windows were smashed. But families with small children appeared to be going about their business as usual.


WATSON: Is Sweden in crisis right now?

MAGNUS RANSTORP, COUNTERTERRORISM EXPERT: No, it's not all crisis. Look around, I mean, very calm, very quiet. Of course, so I saw incidences that happened but the police are dealing with them

WATSON: Magnus Ranstorp is a counterterrorism expert at the Swedish National Defense College.

RANSTORP: I'm not denying that there are integration issues but what I think is wrong to do is to conflate immigration, crime, and terrorism because those linkages are not that strong.


WATSON: During the peak of the European migrant crisis of 2015, more than 160,000 new arrivals crossed Sweden's borders. Sweden has since tightened border control. It's reducing the flow of migrants by imposing temporary passport checks at the border.

In a four-year period when Sweden granted asylum to more than 100,000 refugees, crime grew by 7 percent. Meanwhile, state figure show that Muslim immigrant in Sweden is increasingly under attack with Islamophobic hate crimes jumping nearly 90 percent.

Like much of the rest of Europe this Scandinavian country is grappling with immigration, assimilation, and the threat of Islamic extremist terrorism, very complicated challenges at the heart of a growing global political debate.

Ivan Watson, CNN, Stockholm.

CHURCH: And still ahead, thousands of migrant workers go to Hong Kong for a better life only to be used, abused, and invisible in some instances. How some are fighting back. That is next.


CHURCH: A large majority of Hong Kong's migrant workers are domestic helpers laboring and living inside people's homes. The isolation language barrier and the lack of awareness about the law make them a vulnerable population.

Alexandra Field tells a story of two women who faced abuse in the homes where they worked and lived. Life in the shelter is simple but better than a job that broke her.

"I was in a lot of pain, I was very sad, I was lost but I didn't have anyone to tell," she says. This woman from Sri Lanka is free now, but the decision to stay in Hong Kong and fight for justice is also trapped her.

She says, "They didn't care how I survived, they just took work out of me." She claims her old boss broke employment's laws for domestic workers underpaying her, failing to feed her, and overworking her. A story that's now a lesson for women like her, Hong Kong's foreign domestic workers.


TINA CHAN, STOP PROJECT MANAGER: You know, she didn't know anybody, she didn't really speak English. She finally was able to meet somebody who told her that, you know, this is completely illegal and that you need to get away because your employer is abusing you and exploiting.


FIELD: Activists are working to educate the city's most at risk population for forced labor and human trafficking, domestic helpers and sex workers.

Hong Kong law requires domestic workers to be paid at least a minimum of about 555 U.S. dollars a month and that they get at least a day off a week. Many don't know that.


CHAN: They don't realize they're being exploited or they are to become.


FIELD: The government says it's taking more steps to protect domestic workers including introducing a web site educating them on their rights, prosecuting and revoking licenses from employment agencies that break the rules and jailing at least one employer for abuse.

But activist argued a dedicated anti-trafficking, law the government isn't providing the support victim's need to take on abusive employers. A law requiring them to live with their employers means those who are abuse can be left entirely isolated.


CHAN: The truth is that because they come to trafficking they're so invisible that you don't even get to see them and even if you come across and become a trafficking on the street you don't see that there's a label on their forehead saying that she's a victim.

(END VIDEO CLIP) FIELD: In 2016, in a report on human trafficking the U.S. State Department put Hong Kong on a watch list putting on par with countries like Ghana, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan, saying that the government authorities investigation were inadequate to the scale of the problem and citing that there is no specific criminal offense related to the crime.

Hong Kong's government responded saying "The findings of the report have displayed a total disregard of the continuous and strenuous efforts of our law enforcement agencies to tackle trafficking in person."

[03:50:05] "And that we cannot accept that Hong Kong is a destination transit and sourced territory for me, women and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. "

But activist (Inaudible) veteran 29,500 in Hong Kong may be in some form of exploitation. A group of women from Madagascar who say they are those victims were also looking for justice.

"I'm angry because they lied," she says. She was betrayed, she says, by an agency that send her and other from Madagascar to Hong Kong promising good domestic work and good pay but she says they took most for paycheck leaving her with less than a quarter for wages Hong Kong law requires.

She tells us, "I'd like to go back to Madagascar and bring money back to my children when this is all over."

But she knows the fight for the missing money will be long and nothing is certain.

Alexandra Field, CNN, Hong Kong.

CHURCH: And CNN Newsroom continues out of this very short break. Do stay with us.


PEDRAM JAVAHERI, CNN METEOROLOGIST: Good day to you. I'm meteorologist Pedram Javaheri with CNN Weather Watch.

An incredible winter, the one currently in progress here with record temperatures all over the place for going into the heart of February. Of course, and it's early March and temps records expected over 40 cities on Wednesday across the United States. And some of the colder cities as well on the United States across the northern and Midwestern portion of the U.S. where temps could be a good 20 degrees above average for some.

But you noticed to the south the warmth still feeling some weathers and some strong storms are on the Panhandle of Florida into parts of the State of Alabama, typically around eastern state there, you could see -- eastern quarter of the state some heavy rainfall expected and that has been really the femur on parts of the western U.S, as well. With multiple storms coming in the last of which we think will come in

sometime over the next 24 to 36 hours deleting still living in some of the flood watches around parts of central California and Northern California over the next couple of days.

And notice some colder air there will bring some heavy snow fall across the higher elevations. But all the action can find out there towards the western U.S. The temperatures on Wednesday looking such with the mild readings in Chicago, mid-May like temperatures, can you believe it almost July temperatures in Chicago getting up to 21 degrees, incredible variance with what's happening across southern Canada where Winnipeg sits at around 1 degrees or so.

And you work your way down towards Nassau at 27. Mexico City, thanks for tuning in is always, going for 24 with sunny skies and clear conditions across the South.

[03:54:57] CHURCH: Welcome back. Well, New Yorkers used to sing a lot of things on their city street and a runaway bull is one of them apparently. This one escape to Florida house Tuesday morning and talk offices on a wild chase for more than an hour.

Some people had close calls with the four-legged fugitive as it ran through the neighborhood. The bull did not survive its freedom flight. Sadly it died on the way to an animal sanctuary in New York City, a lot of escape livestock i fact from its dozens of slaughterhouse.

For auto sports enthusiasts around the world the name Ferrari is synonymous with speed and luxury. Now we can add Trump to the list. A 2007 Ferrari F430 originally purchased by the president is hitting the auction block next month, it's expected to fetch between 250 and $350,000.

The president didn't actually drive it that much. He sold the car back in 2011 after logging a mere 3800 kilometers behind the wheel. The company even offers the original title with Donald Trump's name on it as proof of its elite pedigree.

Tom Brady became the only NFL quarterback to win five titles after a historic comeback in this year's Super Bowl, but he did lose one thing the jersey he was wearing. Now TMZ reports the Houston Police Department is valuing the missing jersey at half a million.

Brady said it was stolen out of the locker room, though no one knows who might have done it. If it's found the jersey like its original owner is likely headed for the hall of fame.

And thanks so much for joining us. I'm Rosemary Church. Remember to connect with me anytime on Twitter @rosemarycnn. We love to hear from you.

The news continues with our Max Foster in London. You're watching CNN. Have yourself a great day.