Sen. Humphrey Calls for Hearings on Revision of Immigration Law

Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey this week-end called for early hearings on the revision of the McCarran-Walter Immigration Act, and made public the text of communications exchanged between him and Sen. Arthur V. Watkins, chairman of the Senate Immigration Subcommittee.

Sen. Humphrey asked Sen. Watkins for hearings on McCarran-Walter operation during the late summer and fall, when the Senate is not in session, so that “we can move more rapidly in the 84th Congress.” It was noted by Sen. Humphrey that he felt it “a matter of real regret” that the Senate Judiciary Committee has done nothing during the last session of Congress to examine various proposals introduced to modify the McCarran-Walter Act. Nevertheless, he expressed hope that the next session will at least hold hearings, so that various points of view may be presented.

Sen. Watkins reply was indefinite and evasive. He said he thought he would spend most of the recess period in Utah, but might hold hearings if he got back to Washington early enough to do so.

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