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Haiti / Refugees / New Policy #141427

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 25, 1992
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Decision by President Bush to change policy and return Haitian refugees picked up by the Coast Guard to Haiti examined. [BUSH - says we have done the right thing.] [US Coast Guard Petty Officer Toni LONG - explains procedures.] Reaction of refugee advocacy groups noted. [Haitian refugee center Ira KURZBAN - says United States has an international obligation to provide political asylum.]

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Mark Potter) Return of Haitians housed at the Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba, who were denied political asylum, featured; scenes shown from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to illustrate the economic conditions in Haiti. Skeptical attitude of Haitians to the latest Bush policy outlined.

Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit;
Potter, Mark

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