Classroom Resource: Paper Names and Chinese Immigration to the United States

From 1882 to 1943, Chinese immigrants were legally barred from entering the United States due to the Chinese Exclusion¬†Act. ¬†In order to get around the law, some Chinese sought to enter the U.S. with forged identity papers declaring that they were they were close relatives of U.S. citizens of Chinese descent. In recent years, many … Continue reading Classroom Resource: Paper Names and Chinese Immigration to the United States