Immigration Policy Revision

Archive Report

Proposals to Overhaul Immigration Law

Johnson's Call for Ellimination of Inequities

Anew effort to wipe out patent inequities of American immigration policy, launched by President Kennedy a few months before his death, has been assured of continued White House support. President Johnson made his position clear in his State of the Union address on Jan. 8. He told Congress:

We must…lift by legislation the bars of discrimination against those who seek entry into our country, particularly those with much-needed skills and those joining their families. In establishing preferences, a nation built by the immigrants of all lands can ask those -who now seek admission: “What can you do for our country?” But we should not be asking: “In what country were you born?”

Johnson, meeting five days later ...

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