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A Closer Look (Canada-US: Illegal Immigration) #183610

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 06, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The flood of illegal Chinese immigrants into the US reported.

(Vancouver: Tom Foreman) Illegal immigration into the United States via the back door through Canada featured; details given of how the alien transport system works; maps shown. [Department of Immigration Ken ELLWOOD - comments.] [Vancouver Chinese Services Wilfred WAN - says refugees go through a long due process in Canada.] [Canadian Department of Immigration George VARNAI - comments on immigrant policy.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Chinatown, New York: Deborah Amos) The problems for illegal Chinese immigrants in paying off their debt to the so-called "snakehead" smugglers examined; scenes shown from New York City's Chinatown where there are back alley jobs. ["Forbidden Workers" author Peter KWONG - cites the cost; explains the hiring system; explains why Chinese people keep coming.]

Amos, Deborah;
Foreman, Tom;
Jennings, Peter

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