The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was passed in order to limit the number of Chinese laborers entering the United States and prevent the Chinese already here from becoming naturalized citizens. When the Act was renewed 10 years later, it required the Chinese to register and obtain a certificate of residency or identity as proof of their right to be in the United States. This created voluminous amounts of paperwork.
There is no discounting that the International District/Chinatown had to deal with tragedy this year with the loss of neighborhood superman Donnie Chin. And the world’s and nation’s recent terrorist attacks. And questions about how we should be addressing immigration law and those who wish to be a part of our country. There is a […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Asian Weekly is proud to recognize both Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman and Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) as top contributors. Tung-Edelman masters and manages an unusual variety of tasks. She is a pharmacologist at the busy Polyclinic in Seattle, where she deals with anything related to pharmacology and prescriptions. She is […]
The Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) held its 53rd Biennial Convention in Seattle Aug 6-9. Seattle is the youngest chapter of the 18 chapters across the country. CACA was founded in 1895 by a group of Chinese Americans in San Francisco. Since its inception the alliance has played a role in many civil rights milestones, […]
By Trish Hackett Nicola For Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle National Archives volunteers started a blog on the Chinese Exclusion Act case files housed at the facility in Seattle, WA. The blog is located at http://chineseexclusionfiles.com/. The purpose is to showcase the variety of information found in the Chinese Exclusion Act case files and to give […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata will introduce a resolution July 29 that expresses regret for the anti-Chinese legislation and riots in the 1800s. The resolution acknowledges the contributions of Chinese to Seattle, and reaffirms the City’s commitment to civil rights of all people. “The early Chinese contributed greatly to the […]
The Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) will be having its 53rd Biennial Convention this summer, August 6-9, and we are proud to say that Seattle will be hosting. This is a real honor for the city because we are the youngest chapter of the 18 chapters across the country. CACA was founded in 1895 by […]
By Mayu Takeda and Sanam Malik Generation Progress With news that the president’s executive action to provide deferrals from deportation for undocumented immigrants will continue to be blocked and Congressional inaction on immigration reform a foregone conclusion, the fate of millions of undocumented immigrants, many of them parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, remains […]
The Alliance for Main Street Fairness, which includes retailers such as Target, J.C. Penney, Walmart and Best
By Foster Stockwell The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), located in New York City’s Chinatown, is holding a unique exhibit of the distinguished Lee family, and chronicles the family’s experiences in America over a period from the late 1860s to the present.