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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Watching America   :   » Chinese Exclusion Act: Elevation of Political Morality Begins with a National Apology

What’s even worse, the immigrant based U.S. brazenly passed the 1882 “An act to execute certain treaty stipulations relating to Chinese,” signed into law by President Chester A. Arthur. Under the provision of what is more commonly known as the Chinese Exclusion Act, Chinese could not become naturalized Americans, Chinese residents of America were forced to carry an identity card with them at all times for the scrutiny of other nations’ immigrants, and a ban was put on Chinese laborers’ entry within a ten year period with an expiration date subject to extension. Between 1882 and 1943, the U.S. devised more than 15 laws to reject the Chinese immigration decree with growing stringency of terms. - now we know how the Tea Party really got it's name

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