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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Chinese Expulsion Remembrance in Seattle

Chinese Expulsion Remembrance event marks 'shameful moment' in Seattle history By Nancy Bartley Seattle Times February 12, 2011 The 1886 Chinese expulsion in Seattle was remembered Saturday as more than 100 marched from the docks to the Chinatown International District.

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