Chinese Exclusion Act
- A law enacted in 1882 that suspended immigration of Chinese laborers to the U.S., prevented those already in the U.S. from becoming citizens, and required them to register with authorities; it was repealed in 1943
- Discussion of the Chinese Exclusion Act is often brought up in immigration policy debates.
- The Chinese Exclusion Act marked a significant shift in U.S immigration laws.
- Repealing the Chinese Exclusion Act has been seen as a move to strengthen allied relationships during World War II.