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Immigration Archives - The Chinese Exclusion Law of 1904

Upon the refusal of China to continue the treaty of 1894 after 1904. on April 27, 1904, Congress again reenacted, extending and continuing without modification, limitation, or condition, all laws then in force in so far as they were not inconsistent with treaty obligations.

All legislation was extended to insular possessions, and Chinese immigration from these islands to the United States, or from one island group to another, was prohibited, altho moving from island to island of the same group was allowed. Certificates of resi-dence were also required in 'the insular possessions.

The law of 1904 is still in force (as of 1912).

Jeremiah W. Jenks, Ph.D., LL.D. and W. Jett Lauck, A.B., "The Chinese Exclusion Law of 1904" In The Immigration Problem, New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1912, P. 320+.

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