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Unformatted text preview: Asian American Studies Notes: 9/21/10 Review of Chinese Exclusion Review Chinese exclusion Laws: o 1882 Chinese Exec Act First US act barring a group from entering the US cause of Nationality. 10 Year ban on immigration, Merchants, Students, Teachers and Travelers were exempt 1888 Scott Act: Prevent Reentry 1892 Geary Act: Renewed CEA act o Began to require an ID card or Proof of Residency o Otherwise required 1 white witness 1902: Exclusion Extended 1904: Exclusion Permanent In the 1920s: Limited Immigration Quotas for Asians and Europeans 1960s doors began to open Supreme Court Decisions: Plessy V Ferguson: Decided separate but equal was equal. Tape v Hurley : 1885 Allowed Orientals access to education, but now inferior oriental schools are created Yick Wo V. Hopkins 1886 : The city of SF had to give permits to laundry businesses, and only whites got permits. Yick Wo refused to shut down his business, and was arrested by Hopkins. Yick Wo sued and won because of 14 th amendment . Class action suit! Chan Chae Ping vs. US Chan. 1889: Chan challenged the Scott act (which permitted reentry). The government argued that immigration is an issue of national security, and so they were allowed to racial profile. US wins....
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