Country: USA
Year: 22.10.1985
Dur: 39.37

What is the status of people who flee for their lives from Central America to the United States? The US government calls them illegal aliens to be deported forthwith. The Sanctuary Movement calls them refugees, entitled to sanctuary under international law. Twelve members of the movement went on trial in Arizona, charged with smuggling and harbouring illegal aliens. In July 1986 all were given suspended sentences and placed on probation.