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US-Cuba Relations / Mariel Refugees #534876

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 11, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Agreement reached between United States and Cuba over return of undesirable Mariel boatlift refugees coming to United States in 1980 examined; background recalled, films shown. Atlanta attorney Dale Schwartz mentioned arranging for legal hearings for undesirables wishing to plead political asylum. [SCHWARTZ - notes refugees cannot legally be deported yet regardless of agreement with Cuba.]
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Miami, Florida) Opposition by some here to legalizing residency status of 1980 Cuban refugees due to implications for future Cuban immigration examined. [Refugee Jose Ramon MORALES - loves US, but remains Cuban in heart.] Lazero and Maria Baio's case mentioned. [Disc JOCKEY - thinks city has taken more than its share of Cubans.] Similar editorial recently in "Miami Herald" quoted on screen; refugee calling self "El Loco" recalled shooting local police ofr. [Governor Robert GRAHAM - wants more federal aid for Cuban refugees.]
REPORTER: Dennis Murphy

Brokaw, Tom;
Kalb, Marvin;
Murphy, Dennis

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