A history of chinese immigration in the united states and canada kenneth m holland introduction the transformation from an industrial to a high-tech, postindustrial economy in north america has had the effect of changing the way in which the governments.
Because anti-chinese discrimination and efforts to stop chinese immigration violated the 1868 burlingame-seward treaty with china, the federal government was able to negate much of this legislation in 1879, advocates of immigration restriction succeeded in introducing and passing legislation in congress to limit the number of chinese arriving to fifteen per ship or vessel.
After the 1885 legislation failed to deter chinese immigration to canada, the government of canada passed the chinese immigration act, 1900 to increase the tax to $100, and the chinese immigration act, 1903 further increased the landing fees to $500, equivalent to $8000 in 2003. The united states experienced major waves of immigration during the colonial era, the first part of the 19th century and from the 1880s to 1920 many immigrants came to america seeking greater economic opportunity, while some, such as the pilgrims in the early 1600s, arrived in search of religious freedom.
Ever since the founding of the united states, immigration laws have been put in place, reformed, dismantled the chinese immigrants soon found that they were not always welcome ethnic tensions arose as gold grew scarce and the economy slowed down the immigration act of 1924 ushered in a new era in immigration history it curtailed. For the first the united states’ history of immigration begins in the days not too long after the columbus “discovery” of the united states immigration service and border patrol vent the migration of chinese and asian workers as early as 1904, mounted watchmen of the us immigra-tion service, operating out of el paso, texas.
The story of chinese immigration to canada march 2, 2014 by cic news the history of chinese immigration to canada the chinese were some of western canada’s first settlers the first recorded immigrants from china arrived as far back as the late 1700’s many more began arriving during the gold rush almost a century later, with some.