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Chinese Exclusion Act repealed 70 years ago today

<p>Nancy Teng displays a&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>Chinese&nbsp;landscape painting at her Hinsdale home. Teng first came to the United States from Taiwan as a university student in 1955. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Mike Johnson/Sun-Times Media&nbsp;</p>

Nancy Teng displays a Chinese landscape painting at her Hinsdale home. Teng first came to the United States from Taiwan as a university student in 1955.  |  Mike Johnson/Sun-Times Media 

Congress repealed the Chinese Exclusion Act 70 years ago today. According to National Public Radio:

"The Chinese Exclusion Act was the first U.S. law to ban immigration based on nationality. It prevented Chinese laborers from entering the country. It also gave rise to fake documents. The law was repealed in 1943. But 70 years later, many are still piecing together the true identities of their ancestors."

[For full story continue to NPR]

If you have family or friends that were affected by the ridding of the Chinese Exclusion Act, and would like to share your story or photos with us, email alex.rudansky@wrapports.com.

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