ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 17, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(El Paso, Texas: Jay Schadler) Author and photographer Margaret Randall's fight to win permanent resident status in United States examined; Randall noted formerly renouncing her United States citizenship to live in Mexico. Her activism on behalf of Central American causes, include pro-Nicaraguan activities, reviewed; photos, scenes shown. [RANDALL - believes her political beliefs are being used to keep her from living in US; elaborates.] [MAN - describes INS' probable reaction to Randall.] Immigration and Naturalization Service said using McCarthy-era bill to exclude Randall; details given, historical footage shown. Act recalled used to bar entry into United States by Charlie Chaplin and Nobel prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Arguments presented court today outlined, quoted. [RANDALL - reads her poem.]
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