September 1, 1963

The Honorable Augustus F. Hawkins
House Office Building
Washington 25, D. C.

Dear Mr. Hawkins:

Just a line to let you know how unhappy I am to hear that the Senate has given in on the Bracero Law. I hope you in the House will stop this re-extension effort. It would not be good for the laboring man to the United States.

One thing which impresses me greatly is the opposition to this law by the Latin-American Community of Los Angeles. I really hope that the Public Law 78 is completely laid to rest in the House.

Congratulations on the fine Freedom March on August 28 in Washington. I'm proud of the way in which the marchers made their witness. Glad to have my Congressman among the marchers. Wish all our congressmen were so interested in Civil Rights.

Thank you for the fine way you represent our District in Washington.

Sincerely yours,
John R. Wise