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South Vietnam Refugees / Welfare #483107

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 09, 1975
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(Studio) Some South Vietnam refugees applying for welfare.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(San Diego, California) Allen family recently swells to 16 to include South Vietnam relatives of wife. [Nate ALLEN - says food budget has incrd. from $15 per day to $35 per day. Wife's family to ask for welfare for small period of time till they're on their own.] Mrs. Allen and parents apply for welfare. So far, 5 claims made by South Vietnam refugees; welfare officials here expect more claims and are looking anxiously to Congress to pass refugee emergency aid bill. [California welfare director Homer DETRICH - believes federal government to reimburse welfare department for expenditures; in meantime, large number of cases could cause heavy burden.] Many taxpayers complain about South Vietnam refugees applying for welfare.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Chancellor, John

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