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In 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act made it super tough for non-worker folks to enter the US. They needed the Chinese government's okay to prove they could immigrate. But, the act labeled almost everyone as laborers, making it crazy hard for Chinese peeps to get in. If you were already here and left, you had to hustle for certifications to come back. The Geary Act kept the party going into the 20th century, making Chinese residents register and get certificates or face getting kicked out. In 1892, when the exclusion act was supposed to chill, Congress dropped the Geary Act, and in 1902, it became a forever thing. It put extra rules, like making each Chinese resident get a certificate of residence or risk deportation.

Things didn't ease up until 1943, during World War II when China was in the Allies gang, and Congress finally canceled all the exclusion acts. But limiting only 105 Chinese immigrants per year. It wasn't until 1965 that things got a real makeover with the Immigration Act. From 2011 to 2012, Congress admitted the Chinese Exclusion Act was a bad move, passing resolutions to protect everyone's rights.

In my opinion the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882 was racist and unfair, it makes non sense stopping Chinese people from coming to the U.S.A.It was bad because it targeted a specific group based on their ethnicity. Luckly it got repealed but this was a very bad decision that has left its mark on the U.S.A. history.