CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 02, 1985
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(Studio) Mariel boatlift of immigrants from Cuba recalled. Some who immigrated said to have continued life of crime in US. Court cases re: deportation of those involved noted.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt
(Union City, New Jersey) Report on problems generated by so-called undesirables who immigrated in boatlift. Authorities' statements noted that new agreement to send some back won't help. Case of attack in Union City, New Jersey, given as example; problems cited from New York to Wisconsin to California. [Harrisburg, New Jersey, detective Richard ALVAREZ - comments.] Alvarez reported to have set up own tracking system for Mariel Cubans. [ALVAREZ - was called by Garden City, Kansas, for information Lists other cities which have called.] Problems with Mariels and drug trafficking in Las Vegas, NV, described. Miami's problems outlined. [Dade County circuit court judge Harold SOLOMON - comments.] [Miami police department spokesperson Lieutenant W.B. BERGER - talks about Cuban crime networks.] Federal government position stated; requests for more help said to come from local agencies. [ALVAREZ - talks about repeat offenders.]
REPORTER: Rita Braver