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Cuba / Refugees / United States Policy #155437

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 19, 1994
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) President Clinton's reversal of the long- standing United States policy on refugees from Communist Cuba featured. [CLINTON - says the cases of the refugees will be reviewed; accuses Fidel Castro.] [Attorney General Janet RENO - comments.] [Senators Connie MACK, Bob GRAHAM - criticize the change in policy.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Key West: Mark Potter) The Cuban refugees and the revised immigration policy examined; scenes shown of Coast Guard ships picking up refugees and from >Key West, Florida. [Refugee >Jose Antonio RODRIGUEZ (thru translator), refugee center director Arturo COMO - react.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) The response from the Cuban-American community in Miami to the new policy featured. [Two CUBAN-AMERICANS - offer views.]

(Cojimar, Cuba: John Quinones) The exodus of Cubans from Cojimar, Cuba, featured; scenes shown of people pushing rafts into the sea, building the rafts and watching others leave. [Two CUBANS - (thru translator) comment.]

Reporter(s):
Hume, Brit;
Potter, Mark;
Quinones, John;
Sawyer, Forrest
Duration:
00:06:50

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