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Arthur Signs Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)

#OnThisDay in 1882 Arthur signed the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. The 1882 Act was the first US history to place broad restrictions on immigration. Timeline: 1882 - Arthur signs Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 Prevents Chinese nationals from eligibility for US citizenship (scheduled to last 10 yrs) 1892 - Harrison signs the Geary Act Renews Chinese Exclusion act of 1882 (extends for 10 additional years and in 1902 indefinitely extended) 1943 - Roosevelt signs the Magnuson Act Repeals the Chinese Exclusion Act leaving a yearly limit of 105 Chinese and gives foreign-born Chinese the right to seek naturalization 1965 - Johnson signs Hart-Celler Act Eliminates policy of limiting immigration based on national origin Resources: National Archive Chinese Americans: Chinese Exclusion History: Chinese Exclusion Act: Congress' Apology for Chinese Exclusion: Video:
Friday, May 6, 2022
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