Changing Fortunes and Changing Identity, 1941-1965. Sucheng Chan Yen Le Espirity Historical Documents. Changing Fortunes for Asians in the U.S.
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Identify 2 significant developments that took place for Asians (other than Japanese Americans) in the U.S. from 1941-1965. Describe it and explain its significance.
Refer to Sucheng Chan and the historical documents.
Each group must come up with 2 specific historical developments and cannot repeat what another group has already said.
1943 Congress repeals the Chinese Exclusion Act, allows only 105 immigrants per year and naturalization
1945 War Brides Act (amended 1947 to include Asians)
6,000 Chinese women enter sex ratio 1.3:1
1946 Luce-Cellar Bill allows 100 immigrants and grants naturalization rights to Asian Indians and Filipinos.
1952 McCarran-Walter Act repeals the racial restriction of the 1790 Naturalization Law; grants Japanese the right to become naturalized citizens and allows 185 immigrants; allows spouses of U.S. citizens to enter U.S. as non-quota immigrants (J, K, F)
1953 Refugee Act (1957, 1959) / 1962 presidential directive allow 23,000 Chinese refugees
What specific factors possibly hindered the development of an Asian American identity until the late 1960s?
Yen Le Espiritu on Context of Emergent Panethnicity