× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Texas / Illegal Alien Children #271868

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 22, 1980
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Judge reported declaring Texas state law barring illegal alien children from public schools unconstitutional.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Dallas, Texas) Texas said only state prohibiting use of state funds to educate illegal alien children; details given, films shown. Judge Woodrow Seals' decision today quoted on screen. Criticism of cost of educating such children noted. [Houston school superintendent Billy REAGAN - comments.] [Plaintiffs' attorney Jose MEDINA - responds.] State officials said blaming federal government for creating initial problem. [Texas attorney general Mark WHITE - comments.] Texas reported planning appeal.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg (KDFW-TV newstape) (KHOU-TV newstape) (KTBC-TV newstape)

Rather, Dan;
Engberg, Eric

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.