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Whose America? (Day Without Immigrants / Sevcec Interview) #830443

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 01, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The national Day Without Immigrants boycott sparked by immigration reform legislation introduced; map shown of planned protest sites; scenes shown from San Francisco.

(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles; New York: Lester Holt; Denver: Ron Allen; Miami: Michelle Kosinski; San Diego: Peter Alexander; Los Angeles: Jennifer London) The demonstrations across the country previewed.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Lester Holt) The nationwide protest featured; scenes shown of demonstrations in New Orleans, New York & elsewhere. [In Sacramento & New York, 2 IMMIGRANTS; in Washington, immigrant Mara VERHEYDEN-HILLARD†; American MAN - comment on the protest and illegal immigrants’ rights.] [Louisville horse guy Paul McGEE†- comments on workers not showing up.] [National Capital Immigration Coalition Jaime CONTRERAS†- says this is a way under the Constitution that people can express discontent.]

(Denver: Ron Allen) The protest in Denver reviewed; scenes shown of the workers’ march; details given of the Hispanic campaign to stop a ballot initiative that would deny state services to illegal immigrants. [Restaurant owner Linda AGUIRRE†- says this means we have a voice.]

(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) The protest in Chicago reviewed; scenes shown. [Polish IMMIGRANT, Nigerian IMMIGRANT, Irish IMMIGRANT, Senegalese IMMIGRANT, Moroccan IMMIGRANT – comment on why they are marching.]

(Los Angeles: Jennifer London) The protest in Los Angeles reviewed; scenes shown. [Iranian immigrant Amir MIRMOTAHARI†- says immigration is vital.]

(New York: Lester Holt) A Native American demonstration in Colorado shown. The closing of many businesses in New York City noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Dallas: Don Teague) The impact of immigrant workers in the US featured. [Malone Food store owner Rick GOMEZ††- comments on lost sales from the boycott and his support for his workers & customers.] [Florida farmer Arturo De LEON††- comments on the importance of immigrants to his work.] [Immigrant business owner Nizar ALI††- says you have to work or you can’t get money.] [Truck driver Jose MUNOZ††- warns that things must change.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with Telemundo news anchor Pedro Sevcec† about the demonstrations. [From Los Angeles, SEVCEC – denies that the movement has been hijacked; responds to the results of an NBC News/"Wall Street Journal" poll on the boycott.]

Williams, Brian;
Tibbles, Kevin;
Holt, Lester;
Allen, Ron;
Kosinski, Michelle;
Alexander, Peter;
London, Jennifer;
Teague, Don

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