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President' Vietnam Refugee Resettlement Committee / Refugee Problems #240075

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 20, 1975
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(Studio) Committee for Vietnam refugee resettlement already at work.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Fort Chaffee, Arkansas) Newly apptd. committee takes 1st-hand look at refugee operation; committee headed by former ambassador John Eisenhower. 23,000 refugees here; lines longer; camp more and more crowded. [EISENHOWER - hopes to spread refugees around country as soon as possible; hopes to avoid overconcentration in any 1 area.] Relocation going much slower than anticipated.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

(Camp Pendleton, California) Lack of qualified sponsors keeping thousands of refugees here. Relief officials taking pictures of refugees and sending them to prospective sponsors. [Lutheran Church Diane STARNES - hopes sponsors will want to sponsor refugees after seeing pictures and speed up process.] As frustration grows, few Vietnam decide not to stay in US; so far, 13 Vietnam want to return. [Refugee Lien HUONG - wants to go home because he's very homesick.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Drinkwater, Terry;
Hall, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger

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