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(Studio: Dan Rather) Border patrol figs. discussed regarding increase in illegal immigrants attempting to enter US. New immigration laws noted promoting major changes. Report introduced.
(La Puento, California: David Dow) Illegal immigrants shown being arrested in La Puento, California. [MAN - says trying to help family and knows about new US immigration law.] San Diego, California, border zone reported experiencing surge in immigration attempts. Woman shown explaining why she left children in Guatemala to live in US. [INS district director Ernest GUSTAFSON - comments on smuggling situation.] Smuggler's safehouse shown; living conds. described. [GUSTAFSON - says smuggling inhumane.] US Immigration and Naturalization Services officials quoted. Some illegal immigrants noted hired by presenting fraudulent papers to empls. [INS regional commissioner Harold EZELL - comments on US Immigration and Naturalization Services goals.] Empls.' predicament discussed. [Pacific Forest Inds. spokesperson Merl SEASTROM - says can't find enough empls. now.] US Immigration and Naturalization Services officials quoted.
- Dow, David;
- Rather, Dan
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