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Haitian Refugees #507990

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 21, 1980
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(Studio) No. of Haitian refugees in Bahamas and last week's forced repatriation by Bahamian authorities noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Miami, Florida) Haiti's economy poverty and refugees' efforts to reach United States via Bahamas noted; map, films shown. Florida said bracing for largest refugee wave yet due to fact that Bahamian government is expelling Haitian refugees; details given. [Home affairs minister Clement MAYNARD - defs policy.] Recent incident on Cayo Lobos island recalled, shown; impact on Haitians' immigration to United States of Miami, Florida, court ruling with regard to Haiti's government noted. Carter administration's call for improved conditions in Haiti and Haitian government's response, as well as that of Org. of American States (OAS) discussed. [Dade Cnty., Florida, spokesperson Harvey RUVIN - calls it lifeboat ethic.] [Ronald REAGAN - notes United States policy towards refugees.] Problems facing Reagan after he takes ofc. mentioned.
REPORTER: Phil Bremen

Bremen, Phil;
Mudd, Roger

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