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(Studio) United States and Cuba reported reaching formal agreement on return to Cuba of undesirable refugees entering United States during 1980 Mariel boatlift; White House announcement outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Miami, Florida) US-Cuban accord noted designed to reunite separated refugees and families such as that of Rafael Tejero. [TEJERO - wants family with him in free country.] Controversy here over region's ability to support increase immigrant population discussed. [Radio talk show host Neal ROGERS - criticizes plan.] Rogers mentioned heading campaign against plan. [CALLER - notes federal government's lack of credibility.] [Community activist Manny DIAZ - believes refugees will enrich community eventually.] [CALLER - accuses Rogers of racism.]
REPORTER: Richard Schlesinger
- Rather, Dan;
- Schlesinger, Richard
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