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October 17, 1972
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The United States scored the Soviet Union by implication for “the practice of requiring prospective emigrants to pay the State for the cost of their education,” US delegate Mrs. Jewel Lafontant told the General Assembly’s Third Committee last Friday. The committee is discussing ways to combat racial discrimination. Without actually mentioning the Soviet Union, Mrs. Lafontant declared: “When such educational fees are so large that the overwhelming majority of those assessed cannot afford to pay, a barrier to emigration has been established in violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” She added that the issue is of such “great importance to many Americans” that “we will have more to say about it at a later date.”

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