Mayela wrote:
The Immigration Act of 1924
It completely excluded immigrants from Asia.
"Asiatic Barred Zone"
Finally, the Act excluded from entry anyone born in a geographically defined “Asiatic Barred Zone” except for Japanese and Filipinos. In 1907, the Japanese Government had voluntarily limited Japanese immigration to the U.S. in the Gentlemen's Agreement.
China was not included in the Barred Zone, but the Chinese were already denied immigration visas under the Chinese Exclusion Act.
Existing nationality laws dating from 1790 and 1870 excluded people of Asian lineage from naturalizing. As a result, the 1924 Act meant that even Asians not previously prevented from immigrating – the Japanese in particular – would no longer be admitted to the United States. Many in Japan were very offended by the new law, which was a violation of the Gentlemen's Agreement. The Japanese government protested, but the law remained, resulting in an increase in existing tensions between the two nations. But it appeared that the U.S. Congress had decided that preserving the racial composition of the country was more important than promoting good ties with the Japanese empire.
In all of its parts, the most basic purpose of the 1924 Immigration Act was to preserve the ideal of American homogeneity.
"The Chinese Must Go!" was the slogan of the Workingmen's Party of California.
By the late 1870s, anti-Chinese mobs were attacking Chinese businesses and homes in San Francisco and threatening to burn down that city's Chinatown. Further, as the Workingmen's Party ticket shows, anti-Chinese hysteria was widespread across the state. Congress would respond with the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. This was the first measure to restrict emigration to the United States on the grounds of race.
As a result, the Chinese Exclusion Act marked a turning point in American history, the beginning of an effort to control the racial make-up of the nation.
Kearney not only promised to drive all of the Chinese in California into the Pacific, he also promised to burn down San Francisco's City Hall
I will give the Central Pacific just three months to discharge their Chinamen
They are a harmless race when white men either let them alone or treat them no worse than dogs; in fact they are almost entirely harmless anyhow, for they seldom think of resenting the vilest insults or the cruelest injuries.
National Origins system effectively limited immigration from Asia to token levels. These restrictions on Asian immigration were consistent with the overall political and cultural environment of the time that tolerated and even promoted nativism and xenophobia.
No Chinamen: Rules for Writing a Mystery Novel.
5. No Chinaman must figure in the story.
Who are you to wave your finger?
You must have been out your head
Eye hole deep in muddy waters
You practically raised the dead
Rob the grave to snow the cradle
Then burn the evidence down
Soapbox, house of cards, and glass
So don't go tossin' your stones around
You must have been high
You must have been high
You must have been
Foot in mouth, and head up a**
So what you talkin''bout?
Difficult to dance 'round this one
Till you pull it out, boy
You must have been so high
You must have been so high
Luna envidiosa,
luna importuna,
tenía celos celos tenía
de mi fortuna
AGAIN: Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. This was the FIRST measure to restrict emigration to the United States on the grounds of RACE.
You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me?
if you are illegal, GET OUT OF MY COUNTRY.