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Sanctuary Movement #92274

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 23, 1985
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(Studio) Nationwide demonstrations in support of church's sanctuary movement aimed at giving aid to Central American refugees described, shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Corpus Christi, Texas) Trial of Catholic worker Jack Elder, accused of aiding illegal aliens from El Salvador, through Casa Oscar Romero, featured; background to Elder and others in Sanctuary movement reviewed. Films shown. Govt., backing Salvadoran regime, noted routinely denying asylum to Salvadorans. [ELDER - believes government is challenging Catholic Church.] Judge's response to chgs. outlined; opening stmts. of defense attorney and prosecution quoted.

Jennings, Peter;
Quinones, John

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