Roberta L. Chew – Scandal Follows Chinese Cubans’ Visit to San Francisco

This is the first post for DC Talk Story by Roberta L. Chew, a former Foreign Service Officer and San Francisco native.  Let us know what you think.  We welcome your questions or comments. This spring, I made a point of getting out to San Francisco because the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) was hosting several visitors from Cuba for a special program.  I was keen to meet them as I was headed soon to Cuba on an educational tour. Some of the Chinese…

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House Passes Chinese Exclusion Resolution!

This afternoon, the House passed the resolution addressing and expressing regret for the Chinese Exclusion Laws (H. Res. 683) by voice vote!  Many thanks to all of you who supported our efforts and reached out to your Representatives. We also could not have done this without the tireless leadership of Representative Judy Chu, who has championed this cause from the very beginning, and Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, who sheparded this legislation. Senate Resolution 201, sponsored by Senator Scott Brown, passed on October 6, 2011. …

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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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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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