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The Lost Ones Young Chinese Americans Due to harsh immigration laws in American history Chinese have often relied on illegal means of entering the United States For example in 1882 the Chinese Exclusion Act Chinese Exclusion Act Documents on Anti-Chinese Immigration Policy was passed the first and only act that restricted immigration from one particular ethnicity This act restricted immigration of Chinese labourers In 1888 this act was extended to all Chinese immigrants except for officials teachers students tourists and merchants However not all-prospective immigrants made it to the shores of America safely The United States is well aware of illegal immigration and rings operating these smuggling operations Therefore increased vigilance at Americas doors has led to the capture of many Chinese illegal immigrants The result of above brief history of Chinese history in America is that these new comers at the time period of illegal entering of America would eventually result the wave of 3rd generation Chinese population along with Baby Boomers after World War II The new generation was in the era of Civil Rights movement in the 19501970s The talented new 3rd generation possessed not only the despair of having an identity but also faced the pressure from the elder generation of their origin cultures It is true and inappropriate that the newer the generation the more they refuse their own cultures However from what it took the elder generations of ChineseAsian Americans for the younger generation to be able to live under the aegis of liberty freedom stable society and satiating living I think that the younger generations should be proud of and respect the elder generation and who they really are Chinese who still tried to enter the United States needed to pretend that they were merchants Others pretended to be relatives of people living in the United States Chinese Americans who returned from visits home China or Taiwan and reported births of sons and daughters thereby created flaws
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