CBS Evening News for Monday, May 05, 1975
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(Studio) Ford administration needs over $500 million over next 2 years for about 130,000 Vietnam refugees; Congress must approve sum.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(White House) Breakdown of how money to be spent detailed. More than 100,000 Vietnam expected to settle in US. Unless Congress approves request for money, there'll be no money available to care for refugees.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Capitol Hill) On Capitol Hill, there's talk of approving less than $500 million for refugees on grounds that refugee information sketchy. Refugee task force appears before congress subcommittee [Representative Christopher DODD - voices objections to approving money for supporting individuals capable of supporting themselves economically.] [Director task force, Ambassador Dean BROWN - says United States won't be spending money on resettlement of Vietnam refugees with money.] Task force says Communists& those convicted of crimes being denied asylum in US. [Representative Elizabeth HOLTZMAN - asks if persons engaged in torture and other undesirable acts in Vietnam will be given asylum in US.] [Immigration commissioner Leonard CHAPMAN - says there must be conviction before asylum denied.]
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl