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Asian migration in america

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When they first arrived in the United States, Asian usually Chinese immigrants were welcomed, or at least tolerated. After the California gold rush brought thousands of Chinese to California, however, Asian immigrants faced restrictive laws and occasional violence. In the late s, Chinese, and eventually other Asians, were excluded from citizenship. These laws were repealed during World War II , followed by further immigration-law changes, making it easier for Asians to enter the United States. Today, Asian immigrants have a high rate of assimilation and participation in the American mosaic. The Chinese were the first Asians to arrive in large numbers.

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