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Irish Immigrants #114436

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 17, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Saint Patrick's Day parades throughout United States reported Report introduced.

(NYC: Bill Blakemore) Econ. conds. in Ireland that are causing massive emigration of Irish to United States featured; details given, scenes shown of Ireland's cntryside. [STUDENTS - discuss goals.] [Mother of illegal immigrants Olivene HURLEY - says there were no jobs when children got out of school, so they had to go.] First wave of Irish migration to United States in 1840s reviewed. Immigration problems for "new Irish" detailed. [In shaded profile, illegal Irish IMMIGRANTS - discuss their situation and employment problems.] Empl. problems of these illegal immigrants detailed; scenes shown of Irish pubs. [Voice of MAN - says it's worth taking chances.] New immigration legislature noted. [INS spokesperson Scott BLACKMAN - says we are targeting magnet drawing illegal immigrants to US.] Actions by Irish Immigration Reform Mvt. detailed. [Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights spokesperson Arthur HELTON - says others will oppose movement's legislature which would favor English- speaking immigrants.] ["New Irish" IMMIGRANTS - says United States owes our people.] Nature of current immigration explained.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Changes in procedures allowing illegal aliens in country since 1982 to become legal explained.

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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