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Casa Grande Public Library – Downtown Branch

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Casa Grande Public Library – Downtown Branch

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December 2022

Paper Sons: Tales of Chain Migration in Tucson

December 9 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Casa Grande Public Library, 449 N. Dry Lake St.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 United States
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  A “paper son” is a term used for young Chinese immigrants coming to the United States prior to 1943 who claimed to be a son of a citizen but were, in fact, sons on paper only. In 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed to curb Chinese immigration to the U.S. The passage of this federal law and many other legislations subsequently ushered in a long period in the U.S. history when the Chinese were systematically and severely restricted…

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