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Haiti / Refugees / United States Policy #155166

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 05, 1994
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reports introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) Stunning reversal of President Clinton's policy of Haitian refugees that prevents people fleeing by boat from getting asylum in the United States examined. [White House adviser on Haiti William GRAY - says the refugees will get safe haven only; points out that the military option is on the table.] The United States noted building up its naval presence off the coast of Haiti.

(Port-au-Prince: Linda Pattillo) The political situation in Haiti that is causing the people to flee whatever the cost featured; scenes shown of a boat that capsized and of bodies dumped in the streets. [Disguised HAITIAN - (thru translator) says he lost a child.] [Haitian senator Bernard SANSARICQ - reacts to United States policies.]

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Pattillo, Linda

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