NEW YORK (Aug. 22)
Ramsey Clark, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, has urged Attorney General Edward Levi to reconsider the immigration and Naturalization Service’s recent denial of an immigration request for 2,000 Soviet Jews stranded in Italy in what Clark termed squalid conditions.
In a telegram to Levi Clark, a former Attorney General, said “simple humanity and our history as a nation of immigrants and one that aids refugees from oppression, argues that we allow this group of Soviet Jews to be reunited with their families in the United States.”
Since he left the Justice Department in 1969, Clark has been active on behalf of Soviet and Syrian Jewry. In 1970, he led the delegation to the Soviet Union that sought to monitor the Leningrad trials. In 1974 he headed the American delegation to the International Conference on Syrian Jewry in Paris.