One Immigrant's Journey
Immigrants Weekly presents a fascinating story of one immigrant's journey to the US during the Chinese Exclusion Era. This story, based on records from the National Archives, details 150 pages of legal maneuvering, inquisitorial interrogations, medical evaluations, intrigue, and court orders. Enduring nearly two years of detention on Angel Island, our protagonist ultimately escapes deportation with the help of an immigration attorney. This article is a stirring reminder of the importance of constitutional legal protections in our history and the notion that everyone deserves due process. For the Featured Article, see below.
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An Alleged Wife: One Immigrant In The Chinese Exclusion Era
Bob Barde writes "Chew Hoy Quong and his "alleged wife," Quok Shee, crossed my path quite by accident, two among thousands of Chinese would-be immigrants who had tried to enter the United States in 1916. Their experience was one of hardship, tenacity, and sadness. It was unusual, and it was puzzling, for through it runs a thread of mystery."
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