NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 24, 1994
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Pete Williams) The question of the costs to states of illegal immigrants examined; scenes shown of illegal border crossings from Mexico; map shown of states suing President Clinton's administration for payment of their bills to provide medical, educational and prison services for illegals. [California health and welfare agency Sandra SMOLEY - outlines the state's burden.] [Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Robert RUBIN, Commission on Immigration Reform Barbara JORDAN - cite benefits to the states from illegal aliens.] [Governor Lawton CHILES - states the advantages of releasing and deporting foreign prisoners.] The public support for immigrant restrictions in California noted.