United States legislation of 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act to apologize
WASHINGTON, June 18 with the unanimously adopted by vote in the House of Representatives on the 18th, the official legislation in 1882, adopted by the Chinese Exclusion Act “to apologize, opened a new chapter of Chinese American history.
Washington time on the 18th afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives the case of the apology of the “Chinese Exclusion Act,” a voice vote, the results unanimously adopted in October last year the Senate has already unanimously adopted on this the United States formally in legislative form to have excluded practices of discrimination against Chinese and apologize.
1882 by the American history of the Chinese Exclusion Act, only for a particular ethnic group of immigrants exclusion bill was repealed until 1943. The Act, together with other discriminatory acts prohibited homeowners Chinese in the United States prohibit the intermarriage of Chinese and whites, prohibited Chinese wife and children immigrated to the United States, prohibited the Chinese government took office, the prohibition of Chinese with whites in court to court. Chinese Rep. Zhao America, heart,
in May 2011 in conjunction with other Members to submit a case to apologize to Congress stressed that the U.S. Senate and House in the past 25 years only by three to apologize case, so on the 18th of apology is quite a rare case can be said to create a Chinese American history.
has been involved in promoting the “Chinese Exclusion Act” to apologize case of the Chinese National Committee Chairman Xuehai Pei said, the Chinese American and Asian community to complete the requirements of the Congress on the Chinese Exclusion Act “to apologize historical mission, the United States Chinese long-awaited day will also be a new day of the Chinese American.
“Today we can to comfort the souls of the ancestors in America, they have suffered discrimination and suffering to become the spiritual food of offspring growth and progress, historical and spiritual pain from this can begin to heal.” Xuehai Pei said.
since 2010, the Chinese American National Committee, a public Chinese societies have teamed to push Congress to apologize to the Chinese Exclusion Act, and thereafter commence a petition to lobby the drafting of the apology motion a series of work; 2011 Mr Zhao Maxim and submit the motion on May apology case officially entered Parliament in the legislative process.
in October 2011, the U.S. Senate took the lead by a unanimous vote to apologize case; last week, Zhao Maxim announced that, after internal consultation, the Democrats and Republicans reached a joint agreement, so the apology the case passed almost a foregone conclusion, a single such as the House of Representatives on the 18th vote.
before the U.S. Congress to apologize for the Chinese Exclusion Act, the California State Assembly and the San Francisco City Council in 2009 passed a resolution on the Chinese Exclusion Act, formally apologize to the ethnic Chinese.
the United States Senate passed the motion to apologize to the Chinese Exclusion Act and other discrimination against Chinese law
Li had received The New York Times interview criticized the Chinese Exclusion Act