Nation: Lifting the Quota

For two years a bill designed to revamp and revitalize U.S. immigration policies languished in the House Judiciary Committee's Immigration and Nationality subcommittee. But under heavy pressure from President Johnson, the subcommittee approved the bill, which was, in turn, swiftly and overwhelmingly (26-4) cleared last week by the full Judiciary Committee for certain passage in the House. It faces almost equally certain approval by the Senate—assuming there is time to bring it to the floor this session.

High time—since the now-standing immigration law is an abomination, depending as it does on "a national origins" quota system created in 1924. It was designed...

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