Immigration and Citizenship of the Chinese in the United States

  • Nationality Act

    Nationality Act
    The right of citizenship by naturalization was limited to "free white persons"
  • Page Act

    Banned the importation of women for "immoral purposes;" heavily impacted Chinese women attempting to enter the U.S.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
  • Geary Act

    Geary Act
    The Geary Act extended the Chinese Exclusion Act for an additional 10 years and required all Chinese in the U.S. to carry a Certificate of Residence.
  • Magnuson Immigration Act

    The repeal of the Exclusion Act allowed for 105 Chinese immigrants to enter the U.S. annually and allowed the Chinese to obtain citizenship by naturalization.
  • War Brides Act

    This act allowed the wives of American GIs to immigrate to the U.S. without being included in the quota.
  • Immigration Act

    Immigration Act
    Abolished the discriminatory national origins quota system and granted 20,000 immigration spots per country in the eastern hemisphere. Family members could enter the country as non-quota immigrants, supporting family reunification.