1st Cuban Deportations Set

Associated Press

More than 2,700 Cuban refugees held in U.S. prisons and mental hospitals will be deported to Cuba in groups of about 100 beginning in three or four weeks, said Louis Richard, Atlanta director of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.

The refugees, who left their country in the 1980 "Freedom Flotilla" boatlift that brought about 125,000 Cubans to the United States, probably will leave "kicking and screaming," said Richard, who predicted the deportations eventually will become routine.

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