NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 17, 1984
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(Studio) Supreme Court ruling on authorities' right to search factories and other workplaces for illegal aliens reported; court's decision on police searches of open land on private property mentioned.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Background to Los Angeles case protesting government's searches of workplaces and questioning of employees, legal and otherwise, explained; implications of today's ruling considered. Opinion of Justice William Rehnquist and dissenting opinion of Justices Thurgood Marshall and William Brennan outlined, discussed. Court's criticism of Congress for not outlawing employment of illegal aliens mentioned. [Mexican American Legal Defense Fund spokesperson Richard FAJARDO - fears reduced employment among legal Hispanic workers.]
REPORTER: Carl Stern Artist: Arthur Lien