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Cuban Refugees #270518

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 15, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter's proposal for United States government air and sealift of Cuban refugees noted still awaiting approval by Fidel Castro.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Miami, Florida) Response by Cuban expatriots to establishment of family registration center as part of Carter's proposal for bringing Cubans to US examined; films shown. [MAN - says it's worth it if you have family in Cuba.] Forms crowd waited for said being printed in newspaper.
REPORTER: Martha Teichner

(Studio) Carter's demand that flotilla into Key West stop noted going unheeded; details given.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Key West, Florida) Arrival of large number of refugees aboard Coast Guard cutter Dallas said apparently legal; details given, films shown. Probability of Carter's order not being obeyed examined. [Francisco FERNANDEZ - notes number of boats waiting in Cuba.] [Nicolas ARKUS - explains why he's looking for another boat to resume sealift despite impounding of own vessel.] Limbo refugees find themselves in due to Carter's conflicting announcements noted.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(Studio) Penalties threatened by Treasury Department for anyone helping Cubans enter US illegally outlined State Department reported confused about steps announced by President Carter yesterday.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Efforts by Department officials to sort out President's chaotic policy towards Cuban refugees examined; possibility that White House has taken charge of situation for domestic political reasons noted. Incr. anti-US propaganda in Cuba said culminating in Saturday's demonstration at United States dip. mission in Havana; State Department reported directing number of its dips. and their dependents to leave Cuba in light of Tehran experience.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Kalb, Marvin;
Schieffer, Bob;
Sheahan, John;
Teichner, Martha

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