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May 1989 Jackson/Vanik Amendment

The following resolution was passed regarding a proposed temporary waiver of 1975 U.S. sanctions on the Soviet Union, in recognition of the improvement in restrictions on emigration:

Recommendation made that the waiver of the Jackson/Vanik bill be sought on the fulfillment of the following conditions:

• That emigration continues at a high and a sustained rate with particular attention to long-term refuseniks (those denied the right to emigrate);

That there be a codification of legislation concerning emigration. This would include the elimination of “state security” as an open-ended rationale for denying emigration rights.

  • The JCRC is a beneficiary organization of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis

    The JCRC is a beneficiary organization of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis

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