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Immigration / Castillo / Illegal Aliens #251988

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 13, 1977
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(Studio) Leonel Castillo is sworn in by president as head of Immigration and Naturalization Service. Castillo is former Houston, Texas city official and now has job of working on method to stop influx of illegal aliens, mostly from Mexico. (Film shown.)
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Fresnos, Texas) Problem of illegal aliens noted. president has suggested amnesty as way to relieve Immigration Service and give both Service and aliens fresh start. [CASTILLO - cites advantages of amnesty.] Immigration Service career men are concerned with regard to psychological effect of amnesty. [R.W. HESTON - believes this might encourage further illegal crossings in hopes of 2nd amnesty later.] Alien influence in Houston construction industry is cause of high union unemployment, according to union. [AFL-CIO spokesperson Don HORN - cites problem to union mbrs.] Case of Houston family, who are illegal aliens, noted. [TRANSLATOR - cites husband's views with regard to benefits of amnesty.] Carter administration says influx can be stopped only with penalties on American employers of illegal aliens and long-term solution is aid to Mexico.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

Cronkite, Walter;
Engberg, Eric

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