• Short Summary

    AN INDUSTRIAL COMMUNITY NEAR NEW YORK IN THE NORTH OF THE UNITED STATES IS EXPECTING A BIG INFLUX OF CUBAN EXILES.

  • Description

    AN INDUSTRIAL COMMUNITY NEAR NEW YORK IN THE NORTH OF THE UNITED STATES IS EXPECTING A BIG INFLUX OF CUBAN EXILES. THE COMMUNITY IS ELIZABETH, IN NEW JERSEY, WHERE 6,000 CUBAN EXILES HAVE ALREADY SETTLED. THERE ARE 30,000 CUBANS IN THE STATE, AND THEY HAVE ALREADY APPLIED FOR PERMISSION FOR 19,000 OF THEIR RELATIVES TO BE ALLOWED TO SETTLE IN THE AREA.

    THE AMERICAN AND CUBAN GOVERNMENTS RECENTLY AGREED TO PERMIT CUBANS TO LEAVE THE ISLAND AND SETTLE IN THE UNITED STATES. MOST OF THEM HAVE HEADED FOR THE WARM SOUTH TO SETTLE IN FLORIDA, BUT MANY HAVE SETTLED IN THE INDUSTRIAL NORTH WITH ITS MUCH COLDER CLIMATE.

    A NUMBER OF THE SETTLERS IN ELIZABETH HAVE ALREADY STARTED THEIR OWN BUSINESSES, LIKE CAFES AND BARBER SHOPS. THEY HAVE FOUNDED A SUCCESSFUL NEWSPAPER IN NEW JERSEY. MANY MEMBERS OF THE ELIZABETH COMMUNITY CAME TO THE UNITED STATES THROUGH SPAIN AND MEXICO, AND DO NOT FIGURE ON THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT'S REFUGEE LISTS. THERE WILL THEREFORE BE NO GOVERNMENT AID FOR THEM OR FOR THE FRIENDS AND RELATIVES THEY ARE BRINGING FROM CUBA, AND THEY HAVE FORMED WELFARE COMMITTEES TO HANDLE THE EXPECTED INFLUX.

    THE EDITOR OF THE NEWSPAPER, RAUL COMESENAS, GAVE UP HIS JOB TO ORGANISE A COLLECTION OF CLOTHING. HE HAS ALSO BEEN CANVASSING INDUSTRY IN NEW JERSEY FOR JOBS FOR THE NEWCOMERS, AND SAYS THAT THE HAS OFFERS OF WORK FOR SOME 6,000 EXILES. VOLUNTEERS WORKING WITH COMESENAS, SOME OF THEM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, INTERVIEW NEW ARRIVALS TO HELP THEM FIND HOMES AND WORK.

    THE MAYOR OF ELIZABETH, MR THOMAS DUNN, SAID THAT HE WAS IN FAVOUR OF THE MIGRATION, PROVIDED THERE WAS NOT TOO GREAT AN INFLUX AT ONCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA39KWJ0HV3WBI52B4IA9EY47XX
    Media URN:
    VLVA39KWJ0HV3WBI52B4IA9EY47XX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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