AAS213 Chap4 Prop 187 Undocumented Education Law Racial Profiling Wen Ho Lee.pdf

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AAS213 Wk9: Chap 4 Undocumented Immigrants & Education, Racial Profiling/Wen Ho Lee
President and Congress’ Powers Over Immigration Question 1: In Chap 4 Ancheta asks why is it that the President or Congress can enact almost any immigration proposals based on immigration status or citizenship regardless of its racial impact? Q2: Give examples of how racism and racial subordination are so easily masked by laws rooted in citizenship, sovereignty, or the ‘national interest’?
Courts - Immigration vs. Local/State Discrimination Chae Chan Ping 1888 [Court upheld Federal Immigration policy the Scott Act which barred Chinese American laborers from reentering after they had left the US temporarily but wanted to return] Yick Wo vs. Hopkins 1886 [Court struck down local ‘race-neutral’ SF Laundry Ordinance because it was enforced with an ‘evil eye and unequal hand.’ The ruling also expanded the 20 year old 14th Amendment to cover ‘aliens ineligible for citizenship’, despite the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act]
1892 Geary Act: why didn’t the 14th Amendment protect us from racist laws? 1893 Fong Yue Ting vs. US Extended Chinese Exclusion Act 10 more years & required all Chinese people in the US to carry residency certificates & ID cards (residency certificates) at all times or face hard labor and deportation; required 2 white witnesses to support an applicant’s request for a residency certificate. Mass Resistance/Civil Disobedience: In 1893, Fong Yue Ting, Wong Quan and Lee Joe were part of a social movement in the Chinese American community that resisted & challenged the Geary Act. Only 3000 registered of the est. 100,000 Chinese the US.
Wong Chin Foo & the 1st ‘Chinese Americans’ 6 Companies urged resistance to the Geary Act and raised funds for legal assistance, Journalist/Activist Wong Chin Foo & The Chinese Equal Rights League in New York and Brooklyn pleaded that its members help their fellow countrymen, and enrolled some 150 English-speaking Chinese merchants and professionals in New York and on 9/22/1892

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