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Well yeah he doesn't trust in the Clinton Campaign is screaming that he should not get this information. Because he's gonna blab about it and then trump. Campaign be able came back and several anybody labs it's Clinton. All right yeah. Only talkback live in knows about all this stuff Polly price and associate dean. Of faculty and professor. Of law at the Emory University School of Law at a morning as price. I'm Donald Trump had talked about when he gave his foreign policy speech I think it was the day before yesterday. Extreme. Extreme betting our there was one word that use twice and he also talked about ideology in given some type of ideology test to people who. Servers if they were radical Islamist or whatever extreme betting that's wrinkled and extreme extreme venting. So where do we start with all of this sum he mentioned. And I guess try to keep it factual from the beginning you mentioned. Something that had been done during the days of the Cold War have we ever as a nation did something like ten. Well in the densely and the during the Cold War congress. And prohibited the entry the members of the Communist Party and other totalitarian parties. And that was designed to identify people who might have an interest in. As the Communist Party at one point did in the US over there in the government of the United States. So. Try to find people that would really think of this terrorists today after the end of the Cold War. Those were those grounds for keeping people now we're removed. They were shifted too much much broader ground. Terrorism and foreign policy. And and what we mean by that is. We can exclude anyone from anywhere and affiliations. With an organization or other people suspected of tears into the sympathies. They don't have to state reasons consular officer can deny a visa for no reason. Stated to the applicant and that decision can't be appealed criminal histories disqualify you so. Instead needed it most experts agree that we actually brought into the ground. For keeping now suspected terrorists after the end of the Cold War. And and then it's important to keep in mind that the biggest change in our national security with respect to you. Foreign nationals seeking to the United States was put on eleven. I USA Patriot Act so. It it seems to me that in many areas of the world it's very very hard to get a visa to travel the US and it could make the case that we already had them extreme extreme Betty so it would be interesting to see what his ideas are for additional. To go back to step one here because of those Joseph never try editor not involved in it and I'm quite sure. How things actually happen and professor like did get it down to the and its street leveler the actual guy in the uniform levels understand one would suppose happened here. So if somebody from. Syria. Decides he wanna come to the United States here's Syrian citizen. What happens is they buy a ticket and then from there or. Illness to me like I'm a fifth grader is an Indian. To obtain these from. Consular office. And at that point there is a background investigation. They look for well first of all there looking perfect passport but they all so. And I check quit security services to me there's been in Indy. Suspicious about the person criminal background. They interview folks. So in terms particularly places in. Some places in the Middle East. There's a very long waiting period to get that permission to travel to the United States and the reason for that is. Background check it's going so. That's the first step so this. As it stands now. From any country from a group of countries on a list of somebody once a comedy and it evening United States even if just to go to Disney World. They have to go to our council office and applying. For a visa is Eric now. Yes except for that for trip from most countries in the world that we didn't have what's called visa waiver program and that's really for. Most Western European countries where the visa waiver means they don't have to go to that application process. So let. Talk about someone from France for example. If a special. Passport with security features that the US now requires. They can travel but yet at any point they can be denied entry if there's an information. From our national security. And agencies or any of those in Europe and and at least in terms of traveling from Europe under the visa waiver program. Intelligent to get much better there because we have. We can share intelligence and the issue intelligence wit and great Britain and other countries and regions that the rest of the world. They have been an active scene of these in advance and so for. In one planning to travel weather is tourist. Student or whatever they are subjected to these background checks. Is that unique to the United States and you know again I'm blissfully ignorant perhaps but I thought you know I know is looking up to get Ireland and go to Italy. And I don't recall applying for a visa at any officer and a passport is it different for Moscow on other countries and other countries coming here. It is different. In general that countries that we allow their citizens to travel. Under the visa waiver program reciprocate with the so well. We don't need visas for travel to those countries again it's primarily European countries but I think in terms of the sort of adding that we already do for. Person coming from most of the world here. It's it's probably you know at the highest level of anywhere in the world and again I think we can attribute this to post nine elevenths. That was a colossal screw up and lack of intelligence and yet congress were very hard in the executive branch. As. Has worked very hard to make sure that doesn't happen again. It happened on the line and the biggest is why. From many parts of the world it's very difficult to get of the travel to you. You have a couple more minutes. His own take a break and wanna come back on its not about ideology Heidi give somebody an ideal ideology test. Because if there's no history I mean they can take whatever they won you would and conversely if you know I went to it is Spain and Mason glory coming of the Contra mail on cause trouble and commit some crimes on the trash your city and and his ninety command and I just. Wonders if you can tell somebody's telling the truth. Or if there's any sense of that in terms of an ideology test nine Swanee. No tournament extreme. Extreme. Getting in an ideological tests and Donald Trump's talking about as it relates to letting. New people come into the country Polly prices are guests of associate dean of faculty. And professor of law at the Emory university school of law and if you have any questions or comments. I would love to entertain those you can call 260187. You can tax 87870. Tommy Tucker this may will be back in a flash on WW well. That time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats we face. Today. I call it extreme. Vetting. And then I think he went on house watching it to say extreme. Extreme betting Polly prices are guests associate dean of faculty and professor of law at the Emory University School of Law if and look I'm not afraid asked them questions professor it's only learned right. But they're probably not dumb questions I think. Everyone share them. Because I just thought you'd bought a ticket and just like we do and and you and you go to other countries and apparently that's not the case I think. A a lot of us may be under the impression it's a lot easier to get in this country than it is legally of pushing choice cross border guess if you. PI go that route but in terms of hum. Standing before we get to ideology. I know a lot of these names and I don't mean to be racist about this in any way but are different than dollars and sometimes they're quite the same if you look at. You know what what they went through in the search for Osama bin Laden and how many people use how many different names and presuming that. It is a country that is not engaging in subterfuge trying to harm the United States Heidi really. I mean Heidi nearly that somebody Heidi you know they are really who they say they and I would think just regular vetting not to mention extreme betting. Is rather expensive and ties up a lot of resources. And it it and it may very well be that we need more resources on the ground and in the country but he's seems to be that the the most concerned with in terms. Britons travelling from those countries. That you know back to congress congress on the department of homeland security and the to the extent they request more resources might gases. Congress would oblige. Is that NSA CIA FBI who is it that it's actually. Chicken people when they applied for visa I guess it is and and if you're refugee. You need visas well and that's it that's where the confusion is that perhaps we think. People are just coming in and that they haven't been checked out pillars that the case. That anyone coming in as a refugee has certainly been checked out and then not part of the delay and resettle refugees instead extensive background in Iraq it's a problem. Proving that people who aren't too that they are and and so. We rely on a lot of intelligent again from from all of those agencies really that was dead after 9/11. The fact that the agencies hadn't spoken with each other had really. The public act congress' attention to it it's much better now but it's still difficult obviously. And is there an average time. If highway if I were in say Jordan Yemen and islanders did it come to the United States. Even though I had been there working. I guess you're an American citizen you'd even you could have been radicalized how do you handle that. And turn that timeframe I'm they just aren't. Here that it's anywhere from six to nine months in in certain countries and that's that you're successful. In getting one and and and just speaking from experience in terms of foreign students that come the United States getting student visas. Requires an application well in advance to to get commission to study here in the US it's. I would take a break I hope we have a few more minutes has got to ask you about this ideology test is I don't know how you. Is failing a lie detector test how you find out what somebody believes in what they don't believe and even then perhaps people can be because it's not as you well know admissible in law. Polly prices are guests associate dean of faculty professor of law at the Emory University School of Law we're looking at Donald Trump's plan. To call for extreme setting and an ideological test when it comes of people entering this country. With an eye toward making sure they are not intent on doing harm to us because of of perhaps. Being radicalized. Being radicalized Muslim. 260187. If you wanna get involved right now time for another WL first news for that we go to David Blake and David considering I continuing rather our conversation. About Donald Trump considering who gets into the country and who doesn't with the extreme extreme betting director Polly price their guests and associate dean of faculty. And professor of law at the Emory university school. Of law professor we appreciate your time and we'll try to get Jetta here as quickly as possible but. When it comes an ideological test how how exactly would one go about that. Well I think. Asking someone what they're ideology my BP is is really it's not gonna help if someone is. Intent on getting into the United States for the purpose to players and they'll know how to answer the questions as to not raise suspicions about themselves. I would guess doctor that if you asked the average person an open ended question like that like an essay test which your ideology. If they had an answer there's Utah there's you terrorists because most people I don't think even citizens would would begin and on answered you. Well I guess the questions being more specific than that and with details. What Donald Trump is his. Proposing and I think I'd reference to that would be a question about. It thinks surreal law should be imposed in the United States yep I'm dumbed down Oprah. And people. Going to be effective and our current approach which is independent background investigation criminal history check. Looking for associations with people or organizations that. May have terrorism. Tendencies. That strikes me is much more effective and much more expensive he. Those suggested that there be a need for temporary. Suspension of all immigration from. Particular countries. And that would be acting. I'm more effective alternative to the extent that these personally think that. That counterproductive given the resources that we are out but certainly it's something within. The president authority. Is this solution looking for a problem because. I mean I mean anybody here can be radicalized instead though their tendencies lean that wages team getting really computers I need to do and I just an air as we had an influx of obviously 9/11 I get that but since then have we had an influx of of terrorists come from outside of the country we had the shoe bomber I know we had dumb. A couple of others the underwear bomber. From yeah yeah under sound sane isn't a situation where one is too many. Well I think everyone would agree that this one is too many. And he thinks since nine elevenths congress and president. They have and focused on the problems they realized separate it's not for a this may be in new organization but does Brett has been there since 9/11 and I think. State Department the security agencies are getting better and better and it's screening but you know obviously there's no foolproof system I just tend to think that we already hand. Some extreme that. LA comes to Hillary Clinton's plan from that you would anything really change as I understand and it goes back and forth that I don't know who to believe that. She wants to allow more immigrants and that is that's a case it's gonna take a long time from what I'm hearing because. The same vetting process at no point oh has he says it. That the vetting process become less to quote Donald Trump extreme. No I haven't I haven't heard that as a policy position and I think it would be. Maintain what we're doing and see if there are improvements that can be made. But that's again and dependent on congress to develop more money more resources to it is steps. If that's the way to accomplish. And even more extreme that he knew what we have now. So before early to go with the and it don't mean a higher on this but the whole concept of an ideological test. To meet reeks of nonsense because it did tell me how you gonna do it. Or is there are such at thing. Well I actually have to agree with fuel and that is it does seem like. You know it's instantly in the sense that it can expect it to take catch terrorists. By opposing the fifth. You know about the year. Where there religion or their ideology then I don't think that's an effective way to. To do that. Very serious subject doctor we appreciate your time but it you have to ask would you dose of dollars a call with poppycock. But it well I mean in any insult to. Haven't I have a great day. Not good doctor Polly prices as the dean of faculty and professor of law at the Emory university's School of Law. We'll look at the lay a foundation airs Siewert talking about see you tell me what do you think Donald Trump's idea too extreme. Vet refugees they come into the country you don't just lie here and now you could go through another country with which we have reciprocal. Visas I guess where funerals here citizen of France you come in a promises in the United States I can fly there without. Have a new perch Europe visa. But did you learn anything about maybe it's not as easy to get into the country as we all thought it was. Again legally and cross the border pretty much in the southwest and every light. Do you think there's any way to give anybody an ideological test and determine what they believe. Now a lot of people are texting in lie detector tests. I have taken one in my life during an FBI citizens' academy. I get the results of that in case you don't know when we come back I would like to know from you right now. Have you ever taken a lie detector test. And what were the results teasing so when he 7941. Tommy Tucker. Back in a flash and other W. Tommy tigers item Donald Trump part of his plan we're trying to keep an eye on this presidential race as well as. Give you all the information you need. Dealing with the aftermath of the of the flood that is not yet overweight at that some people are still wait and see if there houses are gonna go under or not. Ten to below is asking. Its residents as they clean up to separate the size of the materials and afford. Different piles construction material materials brick shingles drywall on one piled tree leaves limbs and another. Kevin it wastes like cleaning supplies and chemicals in the third. And then household appliances they should be put on a curb. Or the contract should poem Wayne make cheeky be driveway clear to. Andrew in Mississippi hey Andrew urine DeVon W morning thank you ago. Good morning that are. I did automatic couple comment I don't think the people are. Chart here at the immigration that actually. I mean I don't know you know the whole deal but it these like. Our country very easily get in here. Know what you don't play. Well illegally do you go to the board yet but DC. Guyana and mean and. Yeah I was just gonna say that out can I give an example Europe aren't. You know people mean and they're daddy hit the regular people can't buy it in the country. Feel like. There's there's no war for our. Adelaide you're you're it has open borders and I don't want you to. Well I just that I think the acting it actually real war. Quote reverse western so look I think people are. Chart are not taking it seriously. I really. Word but I saw. What else. You have them do Andrew I'm just curious. Well I I think we should. Beef up our immigration. You know that sport people mentally need to our. You know individually. People. Well that's that's what it is being done now is understand it other than countries with whom we have reciprocal agreements as in if I want to go to Ireland anger there you can. So money from Ireland can come here without him and go through that process but yet to be a citizen. But does any of that really matters if he goes back to the borders are so porous you can just pop in and every one. I'm and I really think we need it but the military at the border. I thank you appreciate the already take a break come back talk to someone from a ascension parish about what's going on there and also Morey calls about on the extreme betting Tommy Tucker back in a clash of the W well. Tommy Tucker 956 talking and Randy clue on ascension parish council chairman good morning sir thanks taking time. Tell me where where he had an ascension parish in and what's going on them what you're anticipating. Quote it will week is fortunate by note is our present. Got a drop content. Not just if you. 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In work well but it still not a stellar protected area. So our people from orbit an hour ago I wrote animal hopeful there one. A lot of duties is involved. Bet there are they. Is going down and get back to normal workday is eight. Double date or NC in generally in debt are you outraged that. Randy can you at least say with some confidence that you have seen the worst of it in ascension parish yours are more common. No I mean the worst just passed out I'll pop up sure they're being work in it is proceeding. We out we just met we go out. We're we're. Good morning bringing him or are in critical areas and to help. You know certain on them. And you know we're basically going. Garnett to that we you know we actually end in until late last night. We were still in institute mode trying to say like Syria and now. City at red hill went on. But most sport in no shape so that. And so just more we're where we're and we're shooting low and we think we've seen the worst of it. But it's not going to be quick Randi appreciate your time nobody to talk Tina Marv for an update okaying. Thank you sir Randy clue does it ascension parish. Council chairman garlands and the think tank next to be talking about rushing use and Iran a launch planes in this area. Caring bigger and more dangers payloads what can go wrong there right. And honey is survivor flood that won't stop flooding and would you rebuild we'll be back tomorrow morning at ten.