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Carter / Mexico Trip / Migrant Worker Problem in US #58037

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 16, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter's return to White House from Mexican trip noted; film shown. His plans to go to Camp David said unchanged due to Iran situation.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Mexico City, Mexico) Contd. conflict between Carter and President Jose Lopez Portillo with regard to American attitude toward Mexico described. [CARTER - comments.] [LOPEZ PORTILLO - (thru interpreter) comments.] Carter's response to Lopez Portillo's remarks about United States detailed. United States President's address to National Congress noted. [CARTER - addresses group in Spanish.] Agreements reached between 2 leaders reported, include resumption of United States natural gas purchase negotiations. Lopez Portillo's news conference statements said different in tone from earlier comments. [LOPEZ PORTILLO - (thru interpreter) says Carter was courteous and that he's satisfied with result of meeting]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Ldrs.' discussion of migrant workers in United States mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Two groups primarily concerned with migrant workers' problems reported to be workers and ranchers who hire them. Substantial number of workers noted to be illegal aliens.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Near Phoenix, Arizona) Illegal alien hiring by citrus growers in Arizona, California and Florida noted. [Field boss Ross McELHANEY - says 75-80% of all harvesting done by illegal aliens and that fruit doesn't get picked if they're not available.] Details given about legalities involved for growers and for illegal aliens in working in citrus groves. Hiring by Goldmar, Incorporated, given as example Case of worker Bernardi Guerai described. Concerns of local labor orgs. stated. [Labor organization Lupe SANCHEZ - comments.]
REPORTER: Jim Mitchell

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Mitchell, Jim;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max
Duration:
00:04:50

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