Chinese Exclusion Act

Definition of "Chinese Exclusion Act"
  1. 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prevented those already in the U.S. from becoming citizens, and required them to register with authorities; it was repealed in 1943
How to use "Chinese Exclusion Act" in a sentence
  1. Discussion of the Chinese Exclusion Act is often brought up in immigration policy debates.
  2. The Chinese Exclusion Act marked a significant shift in U.S immigration laws.
  3. Repealing the Chinese Exclusion Act has been seen as a move to strengthen allied relationships during World War II.

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