Closer Look: Fulton County Commission Chairman Rob Pitts; Roswell Mayor Lori Henry; And More

Recently elected officials, Roswell mayor Lori Henry and Fulton County Commission Chairman Robb Pitts spoke with Rose Scott on today's Closer Look.
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Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a newsbrief on Gov. Nathan Deal’s final State of the State address.
  • 2:07: A federal judge in California late Tuesday temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Judge William Alsup also said the administration must resume receiving DACA renewal applications. The decision prompted President Donald Trump to tweet that the court system was “broken and unfair.” Department of Justice spokesman Devin O’Malley issued a statement saying that the DOJ would continue to defend its position to wind down the DACA program and vowed further litigation. We’ll speak to immigration attorney Sarah Owings about Judge Alsup’s decision and what this means for the program’s “dreamers.”
  • 23:09 For the first time since 1997, Roswell has a new mayor. Lori Henry was elected to the seat in the December runoff election, defeating Lee Jenkins. Mayor Henry joins us in studio.
  • 41:00: Veteran politician Robb Pitts is back, now as Fulton County Commission Chairman. We’ll hear what’s top priority for Georgia’s largest county.

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