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Japanese American History from Early Immigration to Present Time


Post World War II: Naturalization Laws/Civil Rights

Jan. 19th 1948- The United States Supreme Court reverses the ruling of the California Supreme Court in the Oyama v. California case, ruling the Alien Land Law unconstitutional.
December 24th 1952- Immigration and Naturalization Act, also known as the McCarran-Walter Act which upheld the national origins quota system established by the Immigration Act of 1924, reinforcing this controversial system of immigrant selection. It also ended Asian exclusion from immigrating to the United States and introduced a system of preferences based on skill sets and family reunification.
1956- California’s Alien Land Law repealed.

August 21st 1959- Hawaii becomes 50th State.

February 19th 1976- Proclamation #4417 is issued by President Ford, rescinding Executive Order 9066. The proclamation admitted that the evacuation was a mistake, but did not contain a formal apology to those impacted.

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