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1600's-1700's Open policies from U.S. perspective; emigration bars in Japan, China, Korea
1865 Small settlement of Filipinos established in Louisiana
1800-75 Open policies from U.S. perspective
1840's Chinese begin to enter in appreciable numbers
1850 California enacts foreign miners' tax, resulting in depopulation of Latino mining force, leaving mostly Chinese
1850's Chinese actively recruited; but anti-Chinese sentiment also arises
1854 Peace treaty with Japan, ending Japan's policy of seclusion
1868 Burlingame Treaty with China, officially ending China's strict Emigration policy; but anti-Chinese sentiment grows
1870 Citizenship rights extended to African Americans, but not to Chinese
1875 Page Law barring entry of Chinese prostitutes
1882 Chinese Exclusion Act barring entry of laborers for 10 years
1882 Treaty with Korea ending Korea's self-imposed isolation
1884 Supreme Court holds that wives of Chinese laborers cannot enter
1884-85 Japan permits laborers to work in Hawaii and passes first modern emigration law, as recruitment of Japanese workers increases
1894 Additional treaty with Japan, reaffirming its commitment to open travel; but anti-Japanese sentiment grows
1895 Japan defeats China in war
1898 U.S. takes jurisdiction over Philippines
1902-5 7,500 Koreans arrive in Hawaii
1904 Chinese exclusion made indefinite
1905 Japan defeats Russia in war; Korea becomes a Japanese protectorate
1906 San Francisco public schools segregate Japanese students
1907-8 Under Gentlemen's Agreement, Japan agrees to restrict travel documents to laborers
1911 Japan agrees to further restrictions on the emigration of laborers
1913 The California Alien Land Act bars aliens, mostly Japanese farmers, from owning land. Further restrictions are added in 1921 and 1923; later repealed in 1948.
1911-17 2,000 Asian Indians enter; anti-Asian sentiment grows
1917 Asiatic barred zone is created
1920's Recruitment of Filipino workers is stepped up
1922-23 Supreme Court rules that Japanese and Asian Indians are not eligible for citizenship
1924 National Origins Quota Act, barring any "alien ineligible to citizenship"
1932-34 Influx of Filipinos hits its peak, as does anti-Filipino sentiment
1934 Tydings-McDuffie Act grants Philippine independence in 12 years and establishes interim immigration quota at 50
1942 Internment Of 120,000 West Coast Japanese Americans begins
1943 Chinese exclusion repealed
1946 Asian Indians and Filipinos granted citizenship rights; quotas increased to 100
1952 McCarran-Walter Act abolishes Asiatic barred zone, but limits immigration to 2,000 within Asia-Pacific triangle
1962 Attorney general paroles in 15,11 land China
1965 Asia-Pacific triangle repealed; country quotas Of 20,000 established under family reunification premised system
1975 U.S. withdraws from Indochina and opens doors to refugees
1980 Refugee Act establishes refugee procedures
1981 Separate quota established for Republic of China (Taiwan)
1990 Expansion of Hong Kong quota (to 10,000; then to 20,000 in 1995); naturalization extended to Filipino veterans of World War II

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