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Cuban Detainees / Legal Process #106616

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 25, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Justice Department order that all Cuban prisoners in other prisons be locked in cells reported Issue of legal status of Cuban immigrants detained in United States noted. Report introduced.

(DC: Tim O'Brien) Legal limbo facing Cuban detainees featured. [Immigration law expert Charles GORDON - says according to law, these Cubans are being held at border.] Detainees said beyond legal protection of Constitution. Those who have finished prison sentences said still detained. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Gene GUERRERO -compares episode to internment of Japanese during World War II.] [Representative Patrick SWINDALL - says any immigrants can be deported until they become citizens.] Irony of immigrants in prison protesting prospect of their release reported

Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim

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