92. Memorandum From the Attorney General (Brownell) to the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Cutler)1
This has reference to your memorandum of March 9, 1955,2 relative to the admission to the United States of certain European non-official temporary visitors excludable under existing law.
Pursuant to your request, I am enclosing a one-page memorandum which I believe adequately summarizes the considerations and actions which have taken place in this matter. You will note that a suggestion is included therein for substituting certain language in NSC Document 5508, February 8, 1955.3
I am also attaching a copy of a more detailed report on this subject,4 which was prepared for my use, in the event that you might have need for further background information.
I will be glad to keep your office informed of any further developments. I see no reason why this matter should not be the subject of consideration by the National Security Council on March 24.
- Source: Department of State, S/P–NSC Files: Lot 62 D 1, Admission to the U.S. of European Soviet Bloc Nationals. Secret. Transmitted to the NSC under cover of a memorandum from Lay, dated March 22, indicating that it reported an agreement between the Departments of State and Justice pursuant to NSC Action No. 1336–b, and was to be considered by the Council at its meeting on March 24.↩
- Not printed. (Ibid., S/S–NSC Files: Lot 63 D 351, NSC 5508 Series)↩
- Not printed, but see NSC 5508/1, Document 94.↩
- Not printed.↩
- Printed from a copy that bears this typed signature.↩
- For text of the Department of State press release of March 10, announcing this decision, see Department of State Bulletin, March 21, 1955, p. 487. On April 16, however, the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the 11 editors decided not to visit the United States because they were unwilling to comply with the legal requirements for the issuance of nonofficial visitors’ visas, including fingerprinting. For a Department of State press release of April 16 responding to this announcement, see ibid., April 25, 1955, p. 695.↩
- Not printed. (Department of State, S/P–NSC Files: Lot 62 D 1, Admission to the U.S. of European Soviet Bloc Nationals)↩
- On March 10, the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs delivered a note to the American Embassy expressing the view that an exchange of agricultural delegations, as suggested by the Des Moines Register, could be advantageous and asked for the U.S. Government’s view on such an exchange. The text of the note has not been found in Department of State files.↩