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Refugees #270441

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 12, 1980
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(Studio) Senator Edward Kennedy said chairperson of Senator Judiciary Committee investigating plight of Cuban and Haitian refugees.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Press Secretary Jody Powell's criticism of hearings quoted; details given. [KENNEDY - comments on chaotic entry of refugees into US.] [Archbishop Edward McCARTHY - criticizes government's response to situation.] Lack of government assistance available to Cuban and Haitian aliens due to technicality of their status noted. [Refugee Affairs Coordinator Victor PALMIERI - defs. admin.'s policy.] Castro government said refusing entry to international delegation investigating situation; details given.
REPORTER: Jacqueline Adams

(Studio) Alfredo Hernandez, responsible for 1969 hijacking of National Airlines plane to Cuba, reported arrested upon his arrival in Florida; details given, films shown. Another hijacker, Santiago Moises, reported surrendering to FBI; details given. No. of Cuban refugees mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (WTVJ newstape)

Reporter(s):
Adams, Jacqueline;
Cronkite, Walter
Duration:
00:02:50

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