Senate Passes Chinese Exclusion Resolution!

Yesterday evening, the Senate passed S. Res. 201--the resolution addressing and expressing regret for the Chinese Exclusion Laws--by unanimous consent.  We could not have done this without the considerable constituent support that all of you provided, or the inspiring and tireless leadership of our prime sponsor, Senator Scott Brown, and  co-sponsor, Dianne Feinstein.   A copy of the Senate resolution and Senators' accompanying floor remarks is available here. Now is the time to contact your Representatives to urge them to pass a similar resolution in the House.  Please …

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Brown and Feinstein Introduce S. Res. 201

May 26, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C.--U.S. Reps. Judy Chu (D-CA), Judy Biggert (R-IL), and Mike Coffman (R-CO), along with Senators Feinstein (D-CA) and Brown (R-MA), today announced the introduction of a resolution calling on Congress to formally acknowledge and express regret for the passage of a series of laws during the turn of the 20th Century that violated the fundamental civil rights of Chinese-American settlers

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Feinstein Joins Brown in Introducing S. Res. 201

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today introduced a Senate resolution expressing Congressional regret for the passage of discriminatory laws against Chinese immigrants in the 19th Century. Senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) cosponsored the resolution with Senator Feinstein.

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1882 Project Applauds Introduction of Resolutions

1882 Project Applauds the Introduction of Congressional Resolutions Addressing the Chinese Exclusion Laws WASHINGTON, DC – The 1882 Project applauds the bipartisan introductions of H. Res. 282 and S. Res. 201, expressing regret for the passage of discriminatory laws against the Chinese in America, including the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. The passage of this Act marked the first time in our nation’s history that Congress expressly singled out a group of immigrants for denial of citizenship rights.

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1882 Project Seeks To Recognize Civil Rights Injustice

1882 Project Seeks Congressional Recognition for 130 Year-Old Injustice The group is seeking recognition by the U.S. government, which passed the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882. By Joseph Craig, Correspondent Pacific Citizen Published March 4, 2011 A civil rights injustice more than one century in the making has sparked several Asian Pacific American groups to take steps seeking recognition for the social wrongs that have haunted Chinese descendents for nearly 130 years.

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House Representatives Support Resolution

US Lawmakers Seek Apology for Chinese Exclusion By Shaun Tandon AFP February 20, 2011 More than a century after the United States shut its doors to Chinese immigrants, Asian American lawmakers are seeking official acknowledgment of the Chinese Exclusion Laws which may serve as a lesson for future generations.

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