MAY 13, 1979 - DEC 11 1981
REF: DADE COUNTY, FL
CUBAN/HAITIAN TASK FORCE
May 13, 1979
Twelve Cubans seek asylum at Venezuelan Embassy in Havana by
bus through the Embassy gates.
June 11, 1979
Several Cubans try to force their way into the Venezuelan
Embassy. Police open fire. One person is wounded
and the rest are arrested.
July 16, 1979
Two Cubans seek asylum at the Venezuelan Embassy in Havana.
Jan 5, 1980
Venezuela recalls its Ambassador to protest heavy-handed
measures used by Cubans in dealing with forcible entries at
Jan 16, 1980
FEE reports that one Cuban was killed and another wounded
during an attempt to gain asylum at the Venezuelan
Embassy. They were shot in an attempt to drive a truck
into the Ambassador's residence.
Jan 16, 1980
Twelve Cuban men, women, and children seeking asylum force
their way into the Peruvian Embassy in a station
wagon. They are subsequently turned over to the Cuban
Jan 21, 1980
12 Cuban nationals who illegally entered the Peruvian
Embassy are returned to Cuban authorities.
Jan 23, 1980
12 Cubans who had been turned over to Cuban authorities by
Ambassador return to the Peruvian Embassy after Lima
Jan 25, 1980
The Cuban Government announces that it will not grant exit
permits to persons forcing their way into diplomatic
missions except those who are in imminent danger of loosing
their life or freedom.
Jan 30, 1980
Cuban Ambassador to Venezuela departs after harassment from
Mar 28, 1980
A bus with Cuban's seeking political asylum crashes into the
Peruvian Embassy. A Cuban guard is killed in the
April 4, 1980
Cuban guards posted outside Peruvian Embassy withdrawn in
reaction to death of a guard shot during an attempt by
Cubans to crash into the Embassy compound.
GOC announced those seeking asylum in Embassy would be
allowed to leave
April 4, 1980
The Government withdraws police protection around the
Peruvian Embassy announcing that anyone wishing to leave
should go to the Embassy. Over 10,000 Cubans
seek asylum in less than 48 hours.
April 6, 1980
Responding to the announcement by GOC, 10,800 Cubans jam
into Embassy in the two days since the announcement.
April 8, 1980
Cuban Refugees at the Peruvian Embassy send messages to
President Carter, Pope Paul II and other head of state
requesting assistance in leaving Cuba.
April 9, 1980
Minister Counselor Armando Lecaroz, Peru's new Charge
d'Affaires arrives to begin registration of Cuban refugees
at the Peruvian Embassy.
April 10, 1980
Gov't of Peru asks ICEM to take urgent measures to assist
with international resettlement of 10,000 Cubans gathered in
Peruvian Embassy in Havana.
An article in Granma publishes data furnished by the
National Revolutionary Police noting that the crime rate had
dropped 55 percent since the "anti-social" elements entered
the Peruvian Embassy.
Fidel Castro makes an impromptu visit to the vicinity of P.
Embassy to observe the refugee situation.
April 11, 1980
United States announces military exercises to be carried out
in the US and the naval base at Guantanamo.
April 14-18 1980
Flights from Havana to Costa Rica carried some 1,000
refugees, about half of whom were subsequently taken to Peru
April 14, 1980
President signs determination to admit up to 3,500 Cuban
refugees from Peruvian Embassy and to fund transportation
and other costs through a $4.5 million drawn down from
Emergency Refugee & Migration Fund.
Policy explicitly based on fact that we would be cooperating
in international efforts with adequate pre-screening in
April 15, 1980
Anti U.S. demonstrations are staged in Havana two blocks
from the U.S. Interest Section. "Yankee Go Home"
slogans are shouted.
United Nations General Waldheim asks the UNHCR to be ready
to provide assistance in Costa Rica or in any other country
the Cubans seek to go.
April 16, 1980
A U.S. licensed aircraft airlifts 150 Cuban refugees at the
Peruvian Embassy from Cuba to Costa Rica in the first flight
to leave Cuba. The refugees are met in San Jose by
Costa Rican President Carazo.
The second airlift with 90 more Cuban refugees from the
Peruvian Embassy arrives in Costa Rica. The refugees
were a bused at the Havana airport by pro-Castro militants.
An estimated 7,488 refugees leave Cuba. 500 went to
Spain, 420 to
Costa Rica, and 368 to Peru. Of the 6,200 going to the
an estimated one-fourth were not at the Peruvian Embassy in
April 17, 1980
Cuba suspends indefinitely, the air bridge between Havana
and Costa Rica, stating that all countries that are to
receive the Cuban refugees from the Peru Embassy must
organize direct flights.
April 18, 1980
Castro suspended the airlift declaring that henceforth only
refugee flights to countries of final destination would be
April 19, 1980
Havana, after 2 weeks of delaying visas to foreign
journalist to cover events surrounding the P. Embassy
situation, now Permits them entry to observe people's march
past the Embassy.
On the 19th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion,
hundreds of thousands of sign carrying Cubans march past the
Peruvian Embassy t show support for Castro.
Anti Castro demonstrations march at the UN in New York to
show support for their compatriots at the Peruvian Embassy
The Costa Rican Foreign Ministry sends a message to Castro
saying it is
willing to grant permanent asylum to "all" 10,000
Cubans. The message
also appeals for the resumption of evacuation flights.
Ten American journalists arrive in Mariel by boat to cover
the sealift of refugees to Florida. Cuban authorities
confine them in the Hotel Triton because they have no visas
or press credentials.
Two privately owned US boats sail into the Cuban port of
Mariel and pick up 49 Cubans refugees from the Peruvian
Embassy. The boats are the first
of a flotilla that will transport Cuban refugees to the U.S.
April 20 ,1980
Castro regime announced that all Cubans wishing to emigrate
to the U.S.
were free to board boats at the port of Mariel.
April 21, 1980
"Freedom Flotilla" began. Within hours of Castro's
April announcement, Cuban-American were on their way to Cuba
to pick up relatives.
April 21-30, 1980
Total Cubans arrivals -6333
April 27, 1980
Federal Emergency Management Agency established a federal
coordinating team in Miami
April 29, 1980
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) established a
coordination team in Miami to deal with the crisis.
The 10 U.S. journalists are released from the Hotel Triton
and are used
to Mariel for embarkation to Miami. Their confiscated
audio/video equipment and film are returned to them.
The U.S. cancels the military exercises that were scheduled
to take place at Guantanamo in May. The ships that
were to take part in the exercise will now aid the refugee
April 30, 1980
FEMA (Thomas Casey) announces processing center to open
within 48 hours.
May 1 - May 31 - Total Cubans arrivals 94,181; total
May 1, 1980
FEMA reports that Red Cross does not view this as a national
disaster where it would assume full responsibility for care
of victims. It will provide:
1) Comfort kits
3) Blankets as available
Tamiami Reception Center is closed.
May 2, 1980
Cubans seeking word on their requests for U.S. visas were
attached on steps of US Interest Section in Havana by a
pro-Castro crowd - Interest section virtually under siege.
Violence breaks out at the US Interest Section in Havana
when a pro-Castro mob attacks a group of Cubans seeking exit
visas to leave Cuba. About 400 individuals take refuge
House situation in Miami acute.
4 housing facilities opened overnight to house persons
before processing at Tamiami Park.
1050 persons offered shelter at:
N. Miami Armory
INS intensify screening at Key West to ascertain whether
arrivals have immediate family in South Florida. If
so, send to Miami if not, send to Eglin.
Gene Eidenberg holds press conference at 9:30 to state that
recent Cuban arrivals will not be eligible for benefits
under the Refugee Act of 1980
ORR stops registration at midnight but continues to take
other information in interview process.
May 2, 1980
President directed Jack Watson, his Asst. for
and Secretary to the Cabinet to work with Ambassador Victor
Coordinator for Refugee Affairs.
Thomas R. Casey, Deputy Associate Director of FEMA, assigned
responsibility for onsite coordinator of all Federal
White House announced that President Carter has authorized
million for processing Cuban/Haitian "boat people" at Eglin,
from Refugee Emergency Fund and will constitute initial
costs of starting
May 3, 1980
Cuban newspaper accuses USINT personnel of provoking
the violent incident of May 2.
Eglin Air Force Base, Florida opens as a reception center.
President tells League of Women Voters in Philadelphia that
they (Cubans) would be welcomed with "an open heart and open
May 4, 1980
The US states that it will close its visa operations in
USINT until the
Cuban Government promises more protection. This will
cut off legal
immigration to the US but will not affect the boatlift.
May 5, 1980
HHS offered staff assistance to State in coordinating
voluntary resettlement agencies who are assisting
Cubans. No financial resources may be appropriated
from Refugee appropriations.
May 6, 1980
HHS contacts INS Commissioner Crossland to alert him to the
broader implications of present INS documentation procedures
and requests clarification regarding I-94 document.
U.S. Department of Agriculture decided Cubans are eligible
for food stamps if they are registered to work.
EFE reports that the port of Mariel will be used by former
political prisoners and their relatives who wish to leave
President Carter declared a state of emergency for South
Florida and approved the use of $10 million in refugee
emergency fund to reimburse voluntary organization for their
overhead expenses at processing centers and for costs of
transporting the Cuban exiles from the centers to their
May 7, 1980
FEMA assigns mission to U.S. Army to provide appropriate
military personnel, resources and equipment for the purpose
of supporting the total federal efforts associated with the
reception, processing and resettlement of refugees in
Florida and other areas in the United States to be
designated as staging or
processing sites as directed by the Federal Coordinating
Officer or the Disaster
White House notifies Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt on that an
undetermined number of refugees will be sent to Ft. Chaffee
Army Reserve base for processing to reportedly begin within
May 6 or 7, 1980
FAA will not grant permission for any airline for an
airlift, so boat is only authorized exist route.
U.S. press report at least 20 Cuban intelligence agents have
been identified among the Cuban refugees entering Florida on
the boat lift.
Havana domestic radio criticizes Costa Rica for holding an
international meeting on the refugee problem; the broadcast
affirms that the issue is between the US and Cuba only.
400 US Marines are dispatched to Key West to help maintain
order and provide logistical assistance in the processing of
the Cuban refugees.
Fort Chaffee, Arkansas opens as a reception center.
May 8-9, 1980
San Jose Conference of 22 countries and 7 international
organizations where at least ten countries pledged to accept
Cubans for permanent resettlement. Several others
offered financial aid to either the Inter-governmental
Committee on European Migration (ICEM) or the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees.
Called upon all governments and international relief
organizations "to join their efforts in an international
program for resettlement of those wishing to leave Cuba and
offer material and financial support for the effort
including resettlement opportunities, commensurate with
May 9, 1980
Eglin AFB reception center filled to capacity (9700 persons)
May 10, 1980
Opalaka becomes operational.
May 11, 1980
HHS personnel requested by Gene Eidenberg to develop
proposal for family reunification registry in Miami.
May 12, 1980
A refugee among the thousands streaming into Florida is
arrested and is
charged with hijacking a US jetliner an diverting it to Cuba
May 13, 1980
FEMA decides to transfer all unaccompanied minors to Fort
Chaffee (including those who have relatives in South
AFP reports that the Cuban Gov't has ordered a halt to
refugees waiting to leave that country. The report
states any one assaulting an aspiring emigrant will be
A White House spokesman says that 35% of the arriving Cuban
refugees who have no US relatives may not be allowed to
remain. He adds that the US will rely on other
countries to help w/ resettlement.
May 14, 1980
President Carter proposes an official US sealift and airlift
of Cuban refugees with careful screening of those wishing to
enter the US.
President Carter's Statement
-calling for a halt to "Freedom Flotilla"
-offering a government run air & sea lift
-instructing Coast Guard to stop boats going to Cuba.
-making it illegal to do so.
May 15, 1980
The 1963 Cuban Asset Control Regulations are amended by the
to ban all business transactions which aid the flight of
Cuban refugees to
May 17, 1980
Miami Black community riots over court decision that
acquitted several policemen accused of beating a black man
An estimated one million Cubans march past the US Interest
Section as the focal point of an island-wide series of
Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania opens as a reception
May 19, 1980
A US Coast Guard blockade is establishing to prevent boats
from traveling to Cuba to take out refugees.
Cuba responds to President Carter's proposal for an orderly
flow of refugees by insisting that U.S. Cuban talks must
cover all bilateral issues:
Fort Chaffee filled to capacity (18,972 persons)
May 22, 1980
State of Florida advises FEMA that it had taken temporary
custody of 106 children, of which 61 were in their
shelter. Rest were apparently under custody of
Catholic Charities of Miami.
FEMA is negotiation a contract with Florida which in turn is
sub contracting with Catholic Service Bureau of Miami for
care of minors at a rate of $20-$30/child per day.
Short term contract for temporary relief.
US presents the GOC a list of 5 Cubans citizens who
expressed a desire to be repatriated to Cuba and requested
access to Cuban consular officials.
Thomas Macy, FEMA, assigns DOD responsibility on
reimbursable basis, for all future airlift services air
transporting arrivals from Key West to relocation
sites. Change will be effective 5/24.
Cuba rejects an offer by the US, Great Britain and Costa
Rica to negotiate an international solution to the Cuban
May 24, 1980
A Cuban patrol boat harasses a US Coast Guard vessel in
international waters near the Cuban coast forcing it to take
Hundreds of frustrated Cubans riot at Eglin some climb
fences. Some are injured none seriously.
May 25, 1980
A contract under which the State of Florida will be
reimbursed for care
and special needs of unaccompanied children has been
finalized. Temporary contract agreed to by FEMA
because legal decision as to responsibility for these
children has not been reached and the State has announced
that it will not accept additional children.
May 27, 1980
Macy, FEMA requested HAS assistance in relocating 13 Cuban
patients with mental conditions that had been admitted to
Tampa VA Hospital. Admission handled by FEMA, INS and
May 29, 1980
Fort Indiantown Gap is filled to capacity (18,311 persons)
Fort McCoy, Wisconsin opens as a reception center.
June 1-30 - Total Cubans Arrivals = 115,436
June 1, 1980
Some 1000 Cubans riot at Ft. Chaffee. Two buildings were
burned. State trooper and tear gas were needed to disperse
the crowd. 84 Cubans were jailed.
June 2, 1980
Havana Domestic Service reports that a thousand Cubans,
angry over delays in their resettlement, battle state and
military police at the Ft. Chaffee relocation center; 45
people are injured and several buildings are destroyed by
268 Cubans who had been staying at the Peruvian Embassy in
Havana arrived in Lima to join the 328 Cuban refugees who
have been there for a month after being evacuated via Costa
June 5, 1980
Havana announces that 33 Cuban refugees, who for various
reasons have not been authorized to leave Cuba, remain at
Peruvian Embassy. Havana states they must remain there
or surrender to authorities.
Havana announces that the Peruvian Embassy building will
become The Militant People's March Historic Museum.
Foreign Aid Authority bill for FY'81 passes House with
Fascell floor amendment. Amendment triggers the $100 million
appropriated in Supplemental Appropriations Act for FY'80
-Reimburses States up to 100% for cash and medical
assistance and Social Services to Cuban/Haitian Entrants.
-Permits President to direct executive agencies to provide
processing and resettlement assistance for Cuban - Haitian
-Provides authorizing language for the $65 million "budget"
June 6, 1980
PL 288, 93rd Congress, EO 12148 & Title 44, CFT, Part
205 (Federal Disaster Assistance)
HAS is requested to provide:
1) emergency medical services as needed for Cuban refugees
temporarily located at Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pa. As directed
by Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer.
2) Reimbursement made in accordance with Section 307 of the
Act and Part 205, Subpart I Reimbursement regs.
June 7, 1980
US gives the Government of Cuba a note protesting in the
strongest possible terms the cynical actions of the Gov't of
Cuba in sending to the United States hardened criminals who
constitute a danger to any society "and requesting that Cuba
accept the return of these persons".
June 8, 1980
Contract entered into between FEMA and Florida on May 23,
under which State of Florida will be reimbursed for care
given to unaccompanied minors has been
renewed for 30 days.
June 9, 1980
As of May 31, FEMA reports $55.7 million in reimbursable
costs had been
expended or obligated by various Federal agencies.
41.3 million DOD
6. million FEMA (4 million for Red
non-reimbursable cost 8.3
INS 4.4 million
HAS 2.4 million
June 11, 1980
Coast Guard reports first judicial hearing from improper
operation or use of vessels during the Cuba to Key West
sealift was held during the Operator charged-operating
beyond scope of his license.
- improperly engaging in international voyage
Operator claimed no choice, official in Mariel dictated he
would have on his boat. Coast Guard claimed equipment
on boat showed intent of carrying more than 6 people.
June 16, 1980
Fort McCoy is filled to capacity (13,258 persons)
June 17, 1980
About 50 Cuban refuges in Lima, Peru go on a 24-hour hunger
strike to pressure the US- government into admitting them
into the United States.
Foreign Aid Authorization bill for FY'81 passed Senate with
amendment. Same as Fascell amendment.
June 19, 1980
H.R. 7534 Supple mental appropriations for FY 1980.
-to include $100 million in resettlement aid for Cuban and
Haitian émigrés under the authorization passed by the House
on June 5.
Orange Bowl is opened as a site for sponsorship
breakdowns. Opened with 150 persons and within 72
hours there were 800 people living there.
June 20, 1980
Ambassador Palmieri's statement.
"Cuban/Haitian Entrant" special legislation defining
services and benefits for those arriving in the U.S. between
April 21 and June 19, and who are in
INS proceedings as of June 19, 1980, and all Haitians who
arrived after October
1, 1979 and are in INS proceedings as of June 19, 1980, will
be paroled indefinitely
into the country (parole reviewable in six months) as
June 30, 1980
Second San Jose Conference to discuss the humanitarian
aspects of the Cuban-Haitian influx and the need for
international cooperation particularly on the issue of
mutual respect for immigration laws of the countries
July 1 - July 31 Total Cuban Arrivals = 118,065
July 2, 1980
US hands the Cuban Government a list of 65 Cuban-citizens
who had arrived via Mariel an wished to return to
Cuba. We asked that the Cuban Interests Section make
the necessary arrangements for their return to Cuba.
Federal district judge, James King, ordered that INS take no
further action against the 4000 Haitians who had filed the
class-action suit until the Government presents him with an
acceptable plan for reconsidering their asylum claims.
That plan he said must eliminate the "wholesale violations
of due process."
July 14, 1980
State Department temporarily withdraws 17 U.S. diplomats and
because of a "virulent and continuing anti-American
campaign" in an effort
to "pare down" the staff.
July 15, 1980
Cuban-Haitian Task Force assumes responsibility for camp
operations from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
July 25, 1980
Orange Bowl temporary site is closed to ready the field for
season opener on August 10. 650 Cubans then living in
the Orange Bowl, were moved to Latin River Front Park (Tent
City). Within 48 hours the number rose to 850-950.
July 29, 1980
Foreign Aid Appropriation Act for FY'81 reported out of
with $65 million "budget" amendment. This amendment is
to provide $35
million for resettling Cubans and $30 million for continued
July 31, 1980
Cuban-Haitian Entrant Act of 1980 submitted to Congress by
-Creates special Cuban-Haitian entrant status.
-Defines services and benefits for arrivals
-Specifies criteria for federal reimbursement to States.
Christian Holmes is Director of the Cuban-Haitian Task Force
by Ambassador Victor Palmieri.
Aug. 1 - Aug. 31 - Total Cubans Arrivals =
Aug. 5, 1980
Senator Kennedy introduces the Cuban/Haitian Entrant Act of
-Creates special Cuban-Haitian entrant status
-Defines services and benefits for arrivals
-Specifies criteria for federal reimbursement to States.
Kennedy introduces Amendment No. 1962 to S. 3013
-declares Cubans-Haitian defined by Administration's bill to
be refugees eligible for benefit provisions of Refugee Act
-Provides federal reimbursement at levels specified in Act
Dr. Eugene Eidenberg announced plans to consolidate
resettlement activities of the Cuban at Fort Chaffee,
A series of disturbances involving several hundred Cubans
broke out at Ft. Indiantown Gap. The 82nd Air Borne
was called in to tighten security. About 70 Cubans
were moved into the Louisberg prison.
Aug. 7, 1980
President Carter signs Presidential Determination to
increase the amount of ERMA funds available to $20 million
and States that the money is to be used for those Cubans and
Haitians applying for "political asylum".
Aug. 13, 1980
Administration made $16.8 million available to the
Miami/Dade County, Fla., area specifically targeted to
provide additional support to the area's affected health and
Sept. 10, 1980
Agreement signed between ORR and INS regarding the placement
of unaccompanied Cuban or Haitian minors in suitable foster
are homes, groups homes, institutions or other placement
Sept. 12, 1980
INS is assigned, by FEMA, the responsibility, including
financial to enter into contractual relationships
w/appropriate state agencies to provide services to
unaccompanied Cuban entrant minor children while those
children are under INS parole.
Sept. 19, 1980
Contract is signed with Wisconsin dept. of H.H.S. to arrange
for the provision of assistance and services to
unaccompanied Cuban minors, who have been paroled into the
United States as Cuban-Haitian entrants (status pending) or
otherwise and who have been temporarily housed in a Federal
processing center at Fort McCoy pending their resettlement
into suitable homes or institutions.
Sept. 22, 1980
Contract signed with the Pennsylvania Council of Voluntary
Child Care Agencies to perform same functions as Wisconsin
Dept. of H.H.S. (See Sept. 19)
Sept. 23, 1980
Cuban/Haitian Task Force announces that Fort Allen, a U.S.
Navy facility located in Puerto Rico has been selected as
the new reception center for Cuban
and Haitian arriving in South Florida, and those being kept
a Krome South
and North and at Tent City.
Sept. 25, 1980
288 Cubans are flown to Ft. Chaffee from the reception
center at Eglin Air Force Base. This begins
consolidated at Chaffee.
Sept. 26, 1980
Castro closed Mariel and orders all boats awaiting
passengers to leave. 125,262 Cubans have arrived at
Key West via Mariel.
Sept. 26, 1980
Last flights from Eglin to Chaffee carry 327 Cubans.
Ft. McCoy enters consolidation process sending 117 to Ft.
Sept. 27, 1980
394 arrived in Ft. Chaffee from Ft. McCoy.
Sept. 28, 1980
268 Cubans arrive in Ft. Chaffee from Ft. McCoy.
Sept. 30, 1980
Miami Tent City is closed and the last tents taken
down. More than 750 Cubans were relocated or resettled
just prior to closure.
Oct. 1-31 Total Cuban arrivals: 124,779; total Haitians:
Oct. 1, 1980
Fascell-Stone Amendment which treats Cuban-Haitian entrants
for the purpose of providing them domestic assistance under
the terms of
the Refugee Act of 1980 and reimbursing states and
localities up to 100%
passes the Senate. Also triggers $100 million
appropriation in the
FY 80 Supplemental to reimburse state and local governments
for the costs
of cash and medical assistance and social services.
to direct executive agencies to provide processing and
for Cuban-Haitian entrants. Provides authorizing
language for the $65
million "budget amendment" appropriation.
Resolution making continuing appropriations for FY 81 passes
Congress. Contains $65 million "budget amendment"
providing $35 million for resettlement and processing
expenses and $30 million for camp operations.
Oct. 10, 1980
President Carter signs the Refugee Education Assistance Act
of 1980 (Fascell-Stone Amendment) in Tallahassee, Florida.
Oct. 21, 1980
CHTF announces the President's decision that Cubans and
Haitians who arrived during the period of June 20 to October
10 will be paroled into the U.S. as
"Cuban/Haitian entrants (status pending)".
Approximately 11,000 Cubans
and 5,500 Haitians arrived in South Florida during this
Miami Beach City Commissioners vote 6 to 1 to stop
distributing vouchers for hotel rooms, meaning that more
than 1,500 Cuban refugees might face hotel evictions.
Oct. 23, 1980
Krome South is closed. All Haitians in the compound
are transferred to Krome North.
Dec. 1-31, 1980
Counties and cities submit claims for retroactive
reimbursement to the state for payment under Fascell/Stone
Jan, 15, 1981
State of Florida HRS begins Cuban/Haitian Entrant Assistance
Program. Two processing centers are opened in Dade
County - Opa-locka Airport for Cuban
entrants and the Armory for Haitian entrants.
Metropolitan Dade County receives retroactive reimbursement
through January 15, 1981 for health care and social services
to Cuban/Haitian entrants.
INS decides not to release any Haitians from Krome North
until final adjudication of each claim for political asylum.
Dec. 8, 1981
Office of Refugee Resettlement relaxes documentation
requirements for Cuban/Haitian entrants to be determined
eligible for assistance under Fascell/Stone provisions. This
decision made larger numbers of Cuban and Haitians eligible
Dec. 11, 1981
ORR issued eligibility revisions to cash and medical
for Cuban/Haitian entrants. These revisions eliminate
22,000 from assistance.
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