State Cable: 770913 State-GT
(Children in Guyana)

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ORIGIN SCS-03
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 /004 R
DRAFTED BY CA/SCS/SADOBRENCHUK:RAM
APPROVED BY CA/SCS/AAGISE
CA/SCS/RLRIVERA
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P 132154Z SEP 77
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN PRIORITY
INFO AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN PRIORITY
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E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CASC
SUBJECT: W/W: PEOPLE’S TEMPLE IMMIGRANTS
REF: GEORGETOWN 2132
CAPTION: PORT OF SPAIN FOR RICHARD MCCOY AT CONSULAR CONFERENCE

DEPT. OFFICER CONTACTED CALIFORNIA STATE DEPT OF BENEFITS PAYMENTS, COUNSEL FOR CHILD SUPPORT AND SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT DIVISION FOR RESPONSE TO EMBASSY’S QUESTION PAR 5 REFTEL. STATE OFFICIAL STATED THAT COUNTY OFFICIALS HAVE PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY IN CUSTODY MATTERS. STATE OFFICIAL UNABLE TO ASSIST WITHOUT NAMES OF CHILDREN AND CALIFORNIA PLACE OF RESIDENCE. AT PRESENT HE HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF GENERALIZED OR SPECIFIC COMPLAINTS ABOUT CHILDREN ALLEGEDLY REMOVED FROM CALIFORNIA. STATE OFFICIAL CONFIRMS THAT COURT PERMISSION IS REQUIRED TO REMOVE WARDS OF COURT

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Originally posted on February 4th, 2020.

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