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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 01, 2006
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Demonstrations in support of immigration across the nation shown.

(Crawford, Texas: Kevin Corke) President Bush's push for an immigration bill that would include a guest worker program reviewed; scenes shown of the president in Cancun, Mexico, where he met with Mexican President Vicente Fox & Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. "Time" magazine poll on the public support for a guest worker program cited. Reports on the role of new White House chief of staff Josh Bolten & possible changes in the administration discussed.

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Phoenix: Peter Alexander) The struggle in Arizona to find an answer to the flood of immigrants across its border featured; scenes shown of illegals crossing; details given about Proposition 200; scenes shown from Phoenix of a march protesting a proposed Arizona bill. [In shadow, undocumented immigrant Mr. PEREZ - says we are an asset to the community.] [Protect Arizona Now founder Kathy McKEE - says they invade our country.] [Federation for American Immigration Reform Daniel STERN†- says people are "stealing residence."] [Arizona Interfaith Network Roger THOMPSON†- defends the contribution of immigrants.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) The appearance of Arizona Senator John McCain on "Meet the Press" announced.

Seigenthaler, John;
Corke, Kevin;
Alexander, Peter

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