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Lyndon Johnson and Nicholas Katzenbach on the Immigration Bill

This is an excerpt from a conversation between President Johnson and Attorney General Nicolas Katzenbach. The clip picks up with Johnson asking, “What’re you gonna do for me on my birthday? Get the immigration bill reported?” Katzenbach and Rep. Emmanuel Cellar (the key sponsor of the bill who happens to be in the office with LBJ at the time) then discuss the cap on western hemisphere immigration, which Cellar opposes.

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