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State Dept. Examines Impact of the Mccarran Acts

October 16, 1952
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The impact of the 1950 McCarran Internal Security Act and the 1952 McCarran-Walter Immigration Law on visa and passport policies is being examined by the State Department as a result of extensive charges this week by leading scientists that the State Department’s policies are undermining freedom.

The Washington Daily News came out today with an editorial attacking Dr. Albert Einstein, one of the 34 scientists who made the charges. The Washington Post, however, said that the scientists “demonstrate, with the aid of numerous specific illustrations, that the present policy, laid down by the two McCarran Acts and administered by a demoralized State Department, surrounds the United States with a “paper curtain’ in imitation of the iron curtain of the U.S.S. B.” The paper stated that “the two McCarran Acts, as the scientists point out, are rooted in irrationality.”

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