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For many immigration to the United States during the late 19th to early 20th century would be a new beginning to a prosperous life However there were many acts and laws past to limit the influx of immigrants do to prejudice such as the Chinese Exclusion Act Later on into the 20th century there would be laws repealing the older immigration laws and acts making it possible for many more foreigners to immigrate to the United States Even with the new acts and laws that banned the older ones no one can just walk right in and become a citizen One must go through several examinations and tests before he or she can earn their citizenship One man who has experienced immigrating into the United States is Charles B Wang an immigrant from China that has made himself a multibillion-dollar fortune in the computer industry The Chinese Americans who originally faced extreme racism on the west cost are spread across the nation today and most have kept their culture Many immigration laws and acts were placed against foreigners to control the influx of immigrants arriving on the American shores The first of these was the Chinese Exclusion Act of May 6 1882 31098 Although directly affecting only a small group it was the turning point of the US immigration policies Prior to this act no significant number of free immigrants had been barred from the country Once the Chinese Exclusion Act had been placed further limitations on the immigration of ethnic groups became standard procedure for more than eight decades 31098 Since the arrival of the first Chinese Immigrants racist hostility towards the Chinese always existed 3342 They were predominantly male laborers concentrated in California 3342 They were vital to the development of western mining transportation and agriculture3342 By 1876 enough political pressure existed to cause a congressional investigation 3342 An 1880 treaty gave the United States the unilateral right to regulate limit or
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