Unformatted text preview: Most recent immigrants picked on during economic downturn. Riots in LA and San Fran, throughout California. White citizens invade Chinatown. Irishmen gain through Workingmen Party and mobilized anti-Chinese movement. Laborer definition broadly defined. Cemented no naturalization law. Singled out Chinese as ethnic group. Workingmen did not get deportation but did get no return and prohibition of new immigrants. First illegal immigrants now, as Chinese tried to come through Mexico or Canada. Children are citizens by birth in 14 th amendment, so in court case Wong Kim Ark argued that he was denied entrance on the grounds of being Chinese and should be b/c of Jus Soli. Japanese never get formal exclusion act, but T Roosevelt makes agreement with Japanese gov’t eventually to limit immigration....
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- Spring '08
- Gold Rush, Immigration to the United States, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution