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Immigration Policy #73311

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 02, 1981
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(Studio) White House unveiling of President Reagan's new immigration policy recalled.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Pros and cons of new immigration program examined. [Acting US Immigration and Naturalization Services director Doris MEISSNER, Federation for American Immigration Rights spokesperson Roger CONNER - express opposing views on program's likelihood of working.] INS' antiquated record processing cited; various specifics of new policy outlined on screen. [CONNER - notes OMB's plan to restore budget cuts.] [Alien Rights Law Project spokesperson Rick SWARTZ - criticizes administration] Admin.'s decision against Social Security identification cards recalled. [CONNER - comments.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Nunn, Ray

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