Saturday, June 23, 2012

Delayed apology, delayed justice - People's Daily Online

Chinese Exclusion Act 1882
The official China Daily is not very impressed with Congress's recent resolution of apology for the Chinese Exclusion Act. It barred Chinese immigration for ten years and bred the plenary power doctrine which defers full discretionary power to Congress to set the terms on which foreigners may come to the U.S.   See Law and Border- GWC

Delayed apology, delayed justice - People's Daily Online
"After the U.S. Senate passed a bill to apologize for the "Chinese Exclusion Act" on Oct. 6, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives also passed a bill on June 18, formally apologizing for the Act. This is a delayed justice. The U.S. Congress had voted through the "Chinese Exclusion Act" in 1882 to restrict the rights of Chinese in the United States and prohibit them entering the state, which is extremely rare in the history of the world and also a great shame to the United States which has been flaunting the human rights. The world has waited for 130 years to hear the apology from the United States. 
At the beginning of the 19th century, there were not too many Chinese living in the United States. Because of the construction of railroads, a large number of Chinese workers began entering the United States. To the Chinese workers, it was reasonable and legitimate to enter the country to seek a livelihood under the legal proceedings of China and the United States. To the United States, it urgently needed foreign laborers to develop the western region. It can be said that the Chinese had participated in a mutually beneficial cooperation. " 'via Blog this'

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