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South Vietnam Refugees / Resettlement Money / Employment / Camp Pendleton #37507

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 07, 1975
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(Studio) House Judiciary subcommittee considers provisions of measure to pay for resettlement of Vietnam refugees. Chairperson Peter Rodino urges quick action on measure. Labor Secretary John Dunlop says federal and state employment officials now interviewing refugees at processing ctrs. Toll-free number set up by State Department for people offering jobs, training, etc. for Vietnam refugees. In California, local and state officials begin to make specific plans to deal with impact of Vietnam refugees now located at Camp Pendleton.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Camp Pendleton, California) [Orange Cnty. supervisor Ralph DIEDRICH - says everyone at Pendleton issued Social Security number which qualifies them for welfare. Admits he's somewhat worried, but believes problem can be solved if they work together.] [Department of Health, Education and Welfare official Jack SUAHN - says very little known about South Vietnam refugees now. For sure, refugees to have sponsors before leaving Camp Pendleton.] After meeting between local, state, fed. officials, some tour camp. Influx of Vietnam comes when economy in trouble and unemployment high.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Smith, Howard K.

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