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Vietnam Refugees / Aid / Delays #239942

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 13, 1975
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(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

Drinkwater, Terry;
Schieffer, Bob;
Stahl, Lesley

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