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Never Too Late
Historical issues, when addressed properly, can have positive implications for the future. The United States itself can also benefit from shouldering historical responsibilities and correcting past wrongs
Redressing Historic Wrongs

In 1882, the U.S. Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which restricted Chinese immigration to the United States for 10 years, the first time the U.S. Government denied entry to any race or ethnicity. Bills in 1892 and 1902 extended the ban. The law was eventually overturned in 1943 as a result of U.S. wartime alliance with China during World War II.

On May 26 this year, House Democrat Judy Chu from California and House Republican Judy Biggert from Illinois introduced a bipartisan resolution calling on the U.S. Congress to formally acknowledge and express its regret over the laws that so clearly violated the fundamental civil rights of Chinese settlers.

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An Overdue Apology
The soaring influence of Chinese Americans will help them win an apology from Congress. Chinese Americans have shown great solidarity for this cause
Chinese Americans

The latest statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau show the number of Chinese Americans reached 3,796,796 in 2009. In 2010, a total of 70,863 people from China obtained legal permanent resident status in the United States, and 33,969 were naturalized as U.S. citizens, said the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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