This program is 29 minutes long
(Cullman, Alabama: Mark Strassmann) Alabama’s tough new immigration law examined; details given about what the police can do and the opposition of farmers who need the workers. [Governor Robert BENTLY- says we have passed a law that conforms with federal law.] [Farmer Keith SMITH- says there is not enough documented people to supply the workforce.] [Mexican national Fernando ALDAMAN- says he’s scared.] The reaction to the provision that allows officials to check the status of public school students discussed.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The private bill legislative measure that allows some illegal immigrants to stay in the US examined; details given about the cases of Brenton Miraj, who was born with congenital heart disease while his family was visiting Detroit from Albania, and college student Rigoberto Padilla. [Parents Llesh MIRAJ, Enkeleda MIRAJ- talk about their fight to stay in the country because of Brenton’s health.] [Representative Joseph CROWLEY- calls the Miraj’s situation a case of life and death.] [Former Homeland Security official Julie Myers WOOD- wonders about fairness.]
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The announcement that Bank of America will charge a fee for debit card use featured; details given about the regulation limiting the amount that banks can charge merchants for debit card purchases. [Customer Bob CELESTIN – reacts.] [Credit.com chairman Adam LEVIN- says free checking has gone the way of the dinosaur; notes banks are making less off the merchants.]
(Aurora, Illinois: Cynthia Bowers) The cruel paradox in that the homeowners who could benefit the most from the lower mortgage rate can’t qualify examined. [Homeowner Don CHEKAZIAN- comments.] [Mortgage banker Amir SYED- comments on the small group whose home values have stayed in place and haven’t lost their jobs.] [Homeowners Jackie and Juan CAMACHO- comment on their situation.]
(Rochester, Vermont: Wyatt Andrews) The impact on fall leaf-viewing tourism in Vermont of the flooding from Hurricane Irene featured; scenes shown from Rochester, where many of the roads were washed out by the flood; details given about the state’s effort to repair the roads. [Rochester Café waitress Cora CURTIS- wonders where the tourists are.] [Liberty Hill Farm and Inn Beth KENNETT- says the roads are open.]
(New York: Jeff Glor) The historic flops for the Boston Red Sox and the Atlanta Braves reviewed; scenes shown from the games and the celebration for the St. Louis Cardinals; details given about the comeback for the Tampa Bay Rays. [“Boston Globe” columnist Dan SHAUGHNESSY- says it was one of the greatest nights in the history of major league baseball.]