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  • August 17 - Chinese Exclusion Act

    Comment: Chinese Exclusion Act
    Unfortunately, our country goes through phases where a primal nativist anti-immigrant sentiment overpowers the rational and human sensibilities. Exhibit number 1 is Chinese Exclusion Act.

    The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882. It was one of the most significant restrictions on free immigration in US history, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The act followed the Angell Treaty of 1880, a set of revisions to the US-China Burlingame Treaty of 1868 that allowed the US to suspend Chinese immigration. The act was initially intended to last for 10 years, but was renewed in 1892 with the Geary Act and made permanent in 1902. The Chinese Exclusion Act was the first law implemented to prevent a specific ethnic group from immigrating to the United States. It was repealed by the Magnuson Act on December 17, 1943...

    The Act also affected the Chinese who had already settled in the United States. Any Chinese who left the United States had to obtain certifications for reentry, and the Act made Chinese immigrants permanent aliens by excluding them from U.S. citizenship. After the Act's passage, Chinese men in the U.S. had little chance of ever reuniting with their wives, or of starting families in their new abodes. Amendments made in 1884 tightened the provisions that allowed previous immigrants to leave and return, and clarified that the law applied to ethnic Chinese regardless of their country of origin.

    The Chinese Exclusion Act was repealed by the 1943 Magnuson Act, during a time when China had become an ally of the U.S. against Japan in World War II. This repeal also occurred in the context of World War II, during which the U.S. fought against German Nazism and needed to embody an image of fairness and justice, and also during a time when the Japanese were becoming vilified... On June 18, 2012, the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution introduced by Congresswoman Judy Chu, that formally expresses the regret of the House of Representatives for the Chinese Exclusion Act, which imposed almost total restrictions on Chinese immigration and naturalization and denied Chinese-Americans basic freedoms because of their ethnicity.

    The Chinese Exclusion Act reminds us how bad things once were. Just when you think that our country has outgrown it, here come the next batch of demagogues capitalizing on that primal sentiment again.

    Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.

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    • The language is the same in both countries thus simplifying preparation of marketing material
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    • Taiwan has an agent structure similar to China (but lower cost than China) - there are approximately 60 agents in Taiwan, regulated under Taiwanese law

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    August 29, 2015, 1 - 2pm (Eastern). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a stakeholder teleconference to discuss the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. Due to telephonic issues encountered during the July 28 EB-5 engagement, USCIS will host a second engagement to address questions that were not able to be heard or shared during the previous engagement. For more information and participation instructions see here.


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