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Elizabeth, New Jersey / Immigration Center Riot #160458

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 18, 1995
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(New Jersey: John Donvan) Outbreak of a riot at a center for foreign detainees awaiting asylum hearings featured; scenes shown from Elizabeth, New Jersey, where the detention facility was destroyed by rioting residents. [Union County, New Jersey, sheriff Ralph FOREHLICH - describes the destruction.] The running of the detention center by a private company and allegations of abuse of the immigrants explained. [Immigration rights attorney Peter SCHEY, lawyer Joyce PHIPPS - decry detention conditions.] The growing resentment in the United States of illegal immigration detailed. [INS William SLATTERY - comments.]

Donvan, John;
Simpson, Carole

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