Search the Archive

Vietnam Refugees / Aid / Delays #239942

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 13, 1975
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) House Appropriations Committee approves $405 million Vietnam refugee aid bill. Meanwhile, 100,000th refugee reaches Guam. Refugee camps overflowing and movement on to United States nearly stopped.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Admin. officials say only refugees with families in United States or those who worked for United States government being cleared out of camps. Officials blame security requirements for slowdown. [Refugee task force director Dean BROWN - says security system antiquated; refugees should be on way to United States within 24 hrs.] [Immigration commissioner Leonard CHAPMAN - admits no security check from all 5 security-related agencies back on any refugee yet.] 2 committee staffmen, just back from tour of refugee camps, say many refugees homesick and are considering return to Vietnam.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Camp Pendleton, California) 18,600 refugees waiting for completion of security checks; only then can refugees leave camp. Delays depressing. [Refugee Huang Van DUC - say refugees anxious about future.] [Refugee Nguyen Thi XUANAM - believes many refugees to feel unwanted in American]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Reporter(s):
Drinkwater, Terry;
Schieffer, Bob;
Stahl, Lesley
Duration:
00:03:20

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.