NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 20, 1984
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(Studio) Status of Cuban and Haitian refugees arriving in United States during 1980 reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Denver, Colorado) Econ. and cultural impact on United States of immigration examined; Hispanic population in Denver schools cited as example [Mayor Federico PENA - anticipates continued minority increase in cntry.] [Governor Richard LAMM - predicts an Hispanic Quebec in the southwest; questions nation's ability to absorb legal and illegal aliens at current rate in light of unemployment.] Immigration's effect on local meat processing industry detailed as example [Packing house workers union spokesperson John CASTILLO - criticizes non-union plant's treatment of immigrants.] [Shirley SHIPMAN - discusses impact of losing job to immigrant.] [PENA - doesn't believe immigration affects unemployment rate.] [LAMM - responds.] Pros and cons of immigrant workforce considered.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley