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Alabama / Immigration Law / Private Bills #1008253

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 29, 2011
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(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.]

Pelley, Scott;
Strassmann, Mark;
Cordes, Nancy

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