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LET'S HEAR ABOUT THAT ONE LATER ON. >>> NOW THEN, ANOTHER BIG STORY. ACTING HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY KEVIN McALEENAN LEFT AN IMMIGRATION POLICY CONFERENCE IN GEORGETOWN, AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, THE LAW SCHOOL. HE DIDN'T SPEAK. PROTESTERS JUST SHOUTED HIM DOWN. WATCH THIS. >> THIS ABILITY TO ADDRESS LARGE-SCALE IMMIGRATION -- [ SHOUTING ] OKAY. THANK YOU. STUART: HE TRIED THREE TIMES, WOULDN'T LET HIM SPEAK. THE SECRETARY JOINS US NOW. MR. SECRETARY, WE WERE APPALLED ON THIS PROGRAM BECAUSE IT LOOKS TO US LIKE ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS CANNOT SPEAK IN PUBLIC. THEY CANNOT DEBATE IN PUBLIC. WHAT SAY YOU? >> THANKS, STUART. THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS ON THAT ISSUE. YOU KNOW, IT'S UNFORTUNATE. WE HAD A LOT TO SHARE WITH THAT AUDIENCE. IT'S KIND OF IRONIC THAT A GROUP OF IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS, ADVOCATES, AND I WAS GOING TO CHALLENGE THEM ON HOW OUR SYSTEM IS FAILING AND WHAT ASPECTS AREN'T WORKING, BUT ALSO PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON THE EFFORTS OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO ADDRESS UNLAWFUL MIGRATION FLOWS AND HOW WE'RE SUCCEEDING. SO IT'S UNFORTUNATE THEY DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE THAT DIALOGUE. STUART: MR. SECRETARY, THEY DON'T HAVE THE INTELLECTUAL MATURITY TO MATCH UP TO YOU, AND THAT'S A FACT. LET'S GET TO THE SUBSTANTIVE PART OF YOUR WORK AND YOUR JOB. THERE HAS BEEN SOME CRITICISM THAT MEXICO IS DOING ALL THE HEAVY LIFTING AT THE BORDER, THAT IN FACT THEY ARE INDIRECTLY PAYING FOR THE WALL. WHAT SAY YOU ON THAT? >> I CAN SAY THAT OUR INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN ESSENTIAL TO THE PROGRESS WE'VE MADE OVER THE LAST FOUR MONTHS. WE REDUCED UNLAWFUL CROSSINGS BY 65%, FAMILIES COMING FROM CENTRAL AMERICA ARE DOWN 80%. THAT WAS THE KEY DRIVER OF THE CRISIS, AND THAT'S BECAUSE WE'VE INSTILLED A NEW SENSE OF SHARED RESPONSIBILITY IN THE REGION, WITH MEXICO FIRST AND FOREMOST, THEY ARE NOW SECURING THEIR SOUTHERN BORDER. THEY ARE GOING AFTER HUMAN SMUGGLERS BASED ON INTELLIGENCE FROM OUR INVESTIGATIVE AGENCIES AND THE SAME THING'S HAPPENING IN GUATEMALA, HONDURAS AND EL SALVADOR. REALLY, WHAT WE SEE IS THOSE ADMINISTRATIONS STEP FORWARD AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MIGRATION FLOWS. THAT'S UNPRECEDENTED IN THE REGION. IT'S DUE TO THE PRESIDENT'S LEADERSHIP AND IT'S DUE TO SOME LEADERS IN THESE COUNTRIES STEPPING FORWARD AND SAYING WE DO HAVE JOINT RESPONSIBILITY HERE, LET'S GO AFTER THE HUMAN SMUGGLERS THAT ARE PREYING ON VULNERABLE PEOPLE. STUART: LET'S GET RIGHT AT IT, SIR. IT'S A VERY ACTIVE BUSINESS DAY, NEWS DAY, SO WE WILL KEEP THIS SHORT BUT GIVE US A PROGRESS REPORT ON, A, BUILDING THE WALL AND B, KEEPING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE ARRESTED OR APPREHENDED AT THE BORDER DOWN. >> GREAT. FIRST, WE HAVE DOUBLED THE AMOUNT OF WALL BUILT IN THIS ADMINISTRATION JUST IN THE LAST FIVE AND A HALF MONTHS FOR OVER 71 MILES. BY THE END OF NEXT YEAR WE WILL BE BETWEEN 450 AND 500 MILES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH D.O.D., THE MILITARY. WE ARE MAKING GREAT PROGRESS THERE. IN TERMS OF KEEPING THE NUMBERS DOWN, COMBINED WITH OUR INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS WE HAVE STREAMLINED OUR PROCEDURES FOR REPATRIATING FAMILIES TO CENTRAL AMERICA, SINGLE ADULTS TO CENTRAL AMERICA AND MEXICO, SO THAT WE DO NOT RELEASE PEOPLE INTO THE U.S. TO WAIT FOR COURT HEARINGS. THAT'S BEEN A HUGE IMPACT AND WE ARE GOING TO SEE CONTINUED ABILITY TO CONTROL THAT FLOW FROM THESE INITIATIVES. STUART: MR. SECRETARY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING ON THE