Chinese Exclusion Act (text)
- Chinese Exclusion Act (text)
The Chinese Exclusion act was renewed in 1892 and made permanent in 1902. Only during WWII, when China was an ally of the U.S. against Japan, was Chinese Exclusion repealed in 1943. However, only a small number (105) of Chinese immigrants were allowed each year. In 1965, Congress passed the Immigration Act that allowed a maximum of 20,000 immigrants from any one country.
An act to execute certain treaty stipulations relating to the Chinese. May 6, 1882; Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress, 1789-1996; General Records of the United States Government; Record Group 11; National Archives. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=47