The Definition Of Freedom And Equality For Immigrants In The United States?

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The definition of freedom and equality for immigrants in the United States is considered a long term struggle. The Federal Government’s size, and role in the average American life has both retarded and advanced freedom and equality for immigrants because of the constantly changing perceptions of immigrants. The Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, the Enemy Alien Registration in 1918, the Immigration Act in 1924, and the Executive Order signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941 are all examples of the continuing struggle for the definition of freedom for immigrants in the United States. The United States has had tension with Asian immigrants since the first wave of migration in the 1840’s, and in 1882 the United States declared a Chinese Exclusion which was to keep all Chinese from migrating into the United States. For the Chinese already in the U.S this created worry and tension. With the Chinese people no longer being welcome the freedom for the Chinese inside which was already not much was even more condensed. The little equality that they had was taken away and they were excluded, and looked down upon everywhere they went. They had trouble living and socially because of the prejudice they were facing. An example of the Chinese struggle before the exclusion act would be the Chinese Lynching that took place in 1871. In Los Angeles a mob captured men and in this case a 12 year old boy and hung them all at a Spanish hacienda because of the citizens strong discrimination against

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