U.S. Senate Apologizes for Chinese Exclusion Act

U.S. Senate Apologizes for Chinese Exclusion Act by Dan Margolis October 11 2011 It's been 129 years since the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was passed, but the Oct. 6 Senate resolution apologizing for it was welcomed nonetheless. The resolution also apologizes for other anti-Chinese legislation enacted in the subsequent 60 years and puts the Senate on record as affirming for Chinese and other Asian immigrants the same civil rights afforded other nationalities. "The enactment of Chinese Exclusionary laws is a shameful part of our history…

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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 …


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


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.