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Arabs in America / Discrimination #314625

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 06, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(NYC: Charles Osgood) Reaction to leaked government contingency report on terrorism and aliens, especially Arabs, examined; scenes shown. [American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee spokesperson Jim KADDO - claims detention camps for Arab- Americans are being prepared.] [Attorney Comm. for Justice spokesperson Brian HUDSON - considers report a threat to all Americans] Immigration and Naturalization Service's explanation outlined. [National Association of Arab Americans spokesperson David SAAD - accuses INS of repeating Japanese-American internments of World War II.] Govt.'s detention of Japanese Americans recalled; historical footage shown. [American Arab Anti- Discrimination Committee spokesperson Faris BOUHAFA - notes Arab Americans are neither responsible for international terrorism nor have any control over it.] US Immigration and Naturalization Services effort to deport several Arab Americans from Los Angeles area despite FBI's inabilityto find any evidence against them cited as example [MAN - accuses US Immigration and Naturalization Services of using McCarthy-era legislature to justify actions.] Recent attacks on Arab-Americans noted illustrated by bombing murder of American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee head Alex Odek in Los Angeles. [BOUHAFA - displays racist characters of Arabs.] [MAN - notes such discrimination can target any ethnic group.] (Artist: Bill Robles)

Osgood, Charles;
Rather, Dan

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