Chinese Exclusion Act


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1.Any of several acts forbidding the immigration of Chinese laborers into the United States, originally from 1882 to 1892 by act of May 6, 1882, then from 1892 to 1902 by act May 5, 1892. By act of April 29, 1902, all existing legislation on the subject was reënacted and continued, and made applicable to the insular possessions of the United States.
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It was used in protests against the Muslim ban and in support of refugees, in remembrance of Japanese internment during World War II and recalling the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.
In 1882, this Irish immigranta man who became a king because of what he was able to extract from the soil of our country turned his back on other immigrants and voted in favor of the Chinese Exclusion Act.
The 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, for example, forbade the Chinese from immigrating.
In 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act (a closed-door policy preventing immigration from China) was signed into place and not removed until 1943.
Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, suspending all immigration of skilled and unskilled Chinese laborers for 10 years.
Wong couldn't buy property when he was creating "Bambi's" distinctive look, for example, and never saw his mother after immigrating to America with his father in 1919, when immigration was sharply restricted under the Chinese Exclusion Act.
Chinese immigrants in the US, however, were singled out as the target of racial discrimination, leading to the passing of the infamous Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.
From the Chinese Exclusion Act to Japanese American internment, fear has always been a failed American response.
And so, in 1889, seven years after the adoption of the US Chinese Exclusion Act, hundreds of Chinese arrived in Mexican ports on the Pacific Coast.
Just over two months later, the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 became law.
We remember "Irish need not apply," the Chinese Exclusion Act, white drinking fountains, and, on Election Day, non-Catholic presidents only.
However, in 1882 the United States Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act which denied citizenship to those Chinese immigrants already settled in the country and prohibited new immigration from China.
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