NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 10, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Santa Ana, California) Problems faced by S.E. Asian refugees in assimilating into US society, include exploitation of them by various agencies, examined; films shown. [US Catholic Conf. spokesperson John McCARTHY - notes system's approach to refugees.] [REFUGEE - (thru translator) notes agency's unfulfilled promise to find him a job.] Issue of federal funds provided to vol. agencies for job placement efforts with refugees and agencies' lack of such action discussed; Lutheran Immigration Refugee Service cited as example Details given. [Service spokesperson Ingrid WALTER - explains agency's stance.] Agencies' lack of follow-up on refugees they sponsor cited. [WALTER - acknowledges ignorance as to fate of its refugees.] [Tim SHERINAKA - claims vol. agencies desert refugees.] [State senate Paul CARPENTER - thinks some vol. agencies have exploited fed. refugee programs.] [REFUGEE - describes living conditions.] [REFUGEE - wants a job.]
REPORTER: Mark Nykanen