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Congress Makes Formal Apology For Chinese Exclusion Act

Since 2010 the 1882 Project, a non-partisan coalition of Chinese-American and Asian-American leaders and their supporters, pushed for a formal apology from Congress for the Chinese Exclusion Laws. From 1882 to 1943, Congress enacted a series of Chinese Exclusion laws prohibiting people of Chinese ancestry from becoming naturalized citizens in the U.S. With the passage of Senate Resolution 201 and House Resolution 683, the 112th Congress provided a formal apology. Members and friends of the 1882 Project celebrate at the Capitol Visitor Center, Sept. 19, 2012.

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