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South Vietnam Refugees / Aid Bill #240322

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 07, 1975
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(Studio) House subcommittee working on legislature to aid South Vietnam refugees.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Capitol Hill) [Representative Peter RODINO - urges American not to turn its back on immigrants - the homeless, fearful and oppressed of world. American dream at end if we do.] To get bill passed, administration accepts 2 subcommittee recommendations: Large American companies to be asked to reimburse government for any evacuation expenses and something must be done about undesirable refugees. Setting up detention camps discussed. [US Immigration Service deputy commissioner James GREENE - says if person had to be taken out of circulation, detention camp could be used for purpose.] [Representative Joshua EILBERG - wants assurances no penal kind of institution would be used for undesirable refugees.] Final refugee appropriations bill not expected to pass both hses. of Congress for 2 more weeks
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Cronkite, Walter;
Stahl, Lesley

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