Statement by Attorney General Nicholas deB. Katzenbach to Open Hearings on H.R. 2580

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On January 13, 1965, Representative Emanuel Celler (D-NY) introduced in the House of Representatives an administration-backed immigration bill, H.R. 2580. On March 3, the Subcommittee on Immigration and Nationality, chaired by Representative Michael A. Feighan (D-OH), opened hearings with these remarks of Attorney General Nicholas deB. Katzenbach. He stated that a “prompt remedy” to the current immigration system was necessary for three reasons. “Elemental humanity” required eliminating a system separating families. “Domestic self-interest” required removing barriers that prevented “brilliant and skilled residents of other countries” from working in the United States. Finally, “self-interest abroad” required ending immigration restrictions that discriminated against countries in Southern and Eastern Europe and Asia.

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United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. "Statement by Attorney General Nicholas deB. Katzenbach to Open Hearings on H.R. 2580." Statement by Attorney General Nicholas deB. Katzenbach to Open Hearings on H.R. 2580, March 3, 1965; “H.R. 258 1 of 2” folder, Legislative Files Box 76; Committee on the Judiciary; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, RG 233; National Archives.. Accessed 20 April 2019. http://acsc.lib.udel.edu/items/show/303.

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Statement by Attorney General Nicholas deB. Katzenbach to Open Hearings on H.R. 2580

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Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

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On January 13, 1965, Representative Emanuel Celler (D-NY) introduced in the House of Representatives an administration-backed immigration bill, H.R. 2580. On March 3, the Subcommittee on Immigration and Nationality, chaired by Representative Michael A. Feighan (D-OH), opened hearings with these remarks of Attorney General Nicholas deB. Katzenbach. He stated that a “prompt remedy” to the current immigration system was necessary for three reasons. “Elemental humanity” required eliminating a system separating families. “Domestic self-interest” required removing barriers that prevented “brilliant and skilled residents of other countries” from working in the United States. Finally, “self-interest abroad” required ending immigration restrictions that discriminated against countries in Southern and Eastern Europe and Asia.

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United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary

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Statement by Attorney General Nicholas deB. Katzenbach to Open Hearings on H.R. 2580, March 3, 1965; “H.R. 258 1 of 2” folder, Legislative Files Box 76; Committee on the Judiciary; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, RG 233; National Archives.

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Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

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1965-03-03

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Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration

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