Chinese Exclusion Act

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How The Child of Chinese Immigrants Led the Charge for Birthright Citizenship in the U.S.

A new clip from “The Chinese Exclusion Act,” an upcoming PBS documentary, highlights how Wong Kim Ark took his battle for American citizenship to the Supreme Court.

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New Report Shines Light on Early Campaigns Against Chinese Entrepreneurs

White-led city governments and labor unions across the country pushed laws through the late 1800s and early 1900s to restrict Chinese-American restaurateurs.

Senate Apologizes for Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

The U.S. Senate issues an apology for banning Chinese immigrants from the country during the Gold Rush.