Any of several acts forbidding the immigration of Chinese laborers into the United States, originally from 1882 to 1892 by act of May 6, 1882, then from 1892 to 1902 by act May 5, 1892. By act of April 29, 1902, all existing legislation on the subject was reënacted and continued, and made applicable to the insular possessions of the United States.
Halted Chinese immigration to the United States.
1882 law that prohibited Chinese laborers from entering the US; extended periodically until WWII
This law passed by Congress in 1882 prohibited Chinese immigration to the United States; it was overturned in 1943.
The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law passed on May 6, 1882, following 1880 revisions to the Burlingame Treaty of 1868. Those revisions allowed the U.S. to suspend immigration, and Congress subsequently acted quickly to implement the suspension of Chinese immigration. The law withstood for ten years.