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Special / Feeding The Poor #481803

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 18, 1975
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(Studio) Report follows on poor illegal aliens in US. Authorities believe 600,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles Cnty.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(E. Los Angeles, California) Illegal alien family profiled; to call mother Mrs. Lopez. 4 children born in Mexico, but Victor, age 4, supports family because he's United States citizen and eligible to receive welfare payments. Lopez family lives on food stamps; if fact discovered, Lopez family could face deportation. Older children get 2 free meals at school. There are no statistics on poor illegal aliens in US. Aliens like Lopez family very susceptible to anemia. Lopez family blends into sizeable Chicano community. Pediatrician for cnty., Dr. Alma Corn, says anemia prevails because parents unable to afford iron-rich foods. Rate of anemia among pregnant women rising as they face unemployment and rising food prices. [Dr. Robert SETTLAGE - says illegal aliens very reluctant to come to clinic for care. Very few resources available to noncitizens.] Without food stamps, Lopez children would suffer.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(Studio) Many Americans belong to culture of poor; many families have been poor and hungry for more than 2 generations. Pettit's next report deals with generation gap among hungry grandfather and hungry grandchildren.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Pettit, Tom

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