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Travel Restrictions / USSR Labor Reps. #251510

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 17, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter has said travel restrictions on foreign visitors to US would be relaxed, but administration refuses admittance to 3 Russians whom longshoremen had invited to attend convention in Seattle, WA. USSR says it's violation of Helsinki agreement.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) AFL-CIO, with White House sanction, vetoes visas of 3 Soviet labor unionists to attend longshoremen's convention Russians have flown to Canada to await visas, which State Department may issue. In address to United Nations in March, Carter had implied such travel would be liberalized. George Meany and other labor leaders have long opposed visits of Communist labor leaders so when Secretary State Vance gets issue, after White House conf., he vetoes visa issuance. Carter hasn't yet received State Department study, expected to recommend pressure groups shouldn't have control over visa vetoes.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) AFL-CIO statement with regard to issue noted.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Dean, Morton;
Pierpoint, Robert

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