CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 26, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(New York: Charles Osgood) Trends in new immigration laws passed by Congress examined; details given; scenes shown from mass swearing-in of citizens and of Statue of Liberty. [Immigrants Juan RONQUILLO, Jorge BALBES - (thru translator) talk about aims in coming to US.] [Economist George BORJAS - talks about problems of unskilled immigrants.] Historical scenes of immigrants shown. [Federation for American Immigration Reform Dan STEIN - says American people no longer believe US should be last resort.] Effort to bring in the skilled immigrant explained. [Senator Alan SIMPSON - comments.] Reaction of blacks to new concept of immigration noted. [Morgan State University Frank MORRIS - says African American workers would be displaced.] [Catholic University Services Reverend Richard PATTERSON - says it is racist and elitist.] Resentment against new immigrant groups, especially Asians, noted; scenes shown from confrontations at Korean markets in Brooklyn, NYC. [Immigrant Leonardo PAOLO - praises democracy.]
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