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.
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.
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.