CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 10, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Rita Braver) Controversy over Immigration and Naturalization Service's continued use of McCarthy-era "lookout book," list of fors. government considers subversive due to their political beliefs, examined; detention of Colombian journalists Olga Vajar and Patricia Lara cited as exs.; details given, scenes shown. [INS spokesperson Perry RIFKIND - claims security issue was involved.] [LARA - thinks US Immigration and Naturalization Services objected to her book.] Incr. use of book since 1980 outlined on screen. [Lawyers Committee for Human Rights spokesperson Arthur HELTON - accuses Justice Department and US Immigration and Naturalization Services of engaging in crackdown in ideologically undesirable people.] [INS spokesperson Paul SCHMIDT - defs. policy.] Lengthy imprisonment of New York graduate student upon his return from disarmament conference said illustrating government's questionable practice. [Choichiro YATANI - notes he's never received explanation for his detention.] Canadian naturalist, Nobel prize winning author and former NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) general said all banned from United States under law. [British Association of Univ. Teachers spokesperson Laurie SAFFER - cites peers' refusal to be so demeaned.] [Senator Daniel MOYNIHAN - feels law makes United States look silly.] Moynihan said leading movement to change law.