CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 29, 2011
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(Cullman, Alabama: Mark Strassmann) Alabama’s tough new immigration law examined; details given about what the police can do and the opposition of farmers who need the workers. [Governor Robert BENTLY- says we have passed a law that conforms with federal law.] [Farmer Keith SMITH- says there is not enough documented people to supply the workforce.] [Mexican national Fernando ALDAMAN- says he’s scared.] The reaction to the provision that allows officials to check the status of public school students discussed.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The private bill legislative measure that allows some illegal immigrants to stay in the US examined; details given about the cases of Brenton Miraj, who was born with congenital heart disease while his family was visiting Detroit from Albania, and college student Rigoberto Padilla. [Parents Llesh MIRAJ, Enkeleda MIRAJ- talk about their fight to stay in the country because of Brenton’s health.] [Representative Joseph CROWLEY- calls the Miraj’s situation a case of life and death.] [Former Homeland Security official Julie Myers WOOD- wonders about fairness.]
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