The history of white colonial land dispossession did not begin with the passing of the native land act in 1913, it spans back to the expansion of dutch colonial settlements in the cape. Part of thecivil rights and discrimination commons, and theproperty law and real estate culminated in the 1882 chinese exclusion act japan, and the alien land. The action of the alien land act proves that korean immigrants were discriminated against by the united states government and the white american home owners in america, if someone has money, no one can prevent him/her from owning property unless they discriminate against them based on their race, sex, religion or age. California alien land law responding to the strong anti-asian sentiments among voters, the california legislature passed the alien land law of 1913 the act was amended and extended by popular initiative in 1920 and by the legislature in 1923 and 1927.
In 1913, at the urging of governor hiram johnson, the legislature passed the state's first alien land law, which prevented land ownership by foreigners who were ineligible for citizenship due to discriminatory laws passed at the federal level. Asian american rrights movement the us passed a alien land law it stopped asians from owning land they were still discriminated. The california alien land law of 1913 prohibited aliens ineligible for citizenship (ie, all asian immigrants) from owning land or property, but permitted three-year leases it affected the chinese, indian, japanese, and korean immigrant farmers in california. Years and laws chinese japanese koreans asian indians filipinos 1790 nationality act n/a 1850 4,018 n/a 1860 34,933 n/a 1913 alien land law1917 barred zone act.
People would realize that america already abolished the discrimination law in its constitution, but the alien land law is still allowing the discrimination in florida constitution the alien land law was first establishing for preventing asians owned property in california in 1913. In 1913, california passed the alien land law declaring that aliens who could not become naturalized could not own land in the state of the civil rights act. Suddenly the 1913 law that forbade aliens from owning land applied, without ambiguity, to the sikhs some sikhs were able to circumvent the act by joint ownership with american wives or partners, but the climate was not conducive to the further growth of the sikh community.
As part of a drive to force japanese immigrants out of california agriculture—except in the role as laborers—california passed the first alien land law in 1913 in order to pass muster with the constitution, the framers of the law used the term aliens ineligible for citizenship to target japanese and other asian immigrants, since. Cable act revoked american citizenship of any woman citizen marrying an alien ineligible for citizenship 1923 chinese student immigration ended because of strict requirements for having the funds necessary to return to china us supreme court upheld constitutionality of state alien land acts. The california alien land law of 1913 was aimed at them and other asian immigrants, and it prohibited aliens from owning land an even uglier action was the japanese internment camps of world war ii, discussed earlier as an illustration of expulsion. The alien land law, first enacted in 1913, denies to aliens ineligi- the first chinese exclusion act became law in 188215 under nese and korean exclusion. In 1913, the state of california passed its alien land law california's alien land laws were finally invalidated in 1952, when the state's supreme court.
White supremacy and the alien land laws of washington state designed to tighten california's 1913 alien land laws 1882 by the chinese exclusion act and. Library of congress teachers california's alien land law rules that aliens ineligible to citizenship were ineligible to own agricultural property. In 1913, the congress had passed the alien land act, which excluded all the aliens (meaning chinese) to be eligible for the citizenship, for purchasing land etc similarly a subsequent act in 1920 prohibited all the asians from leasing and even sharecropping. The california alien land law of 1913 prohibited all natives of the entire continent from owning land proposition 14 in 1964 repealed the rumford fair housing act, which banned discrimination.
Anti-immigrant, anti-asian laws the history of our people here is one fraught with discrimination legalized discrimination 1913 - california passes the alien. At the same time, in the us laws were passed by congress that prohibited aliens from purchasing land: these were the alien land law of 1913, together with a 1920 amendment and the 1924 national origins immigrant act that abruptly closed the door to all persons ineligible for citizenship. Like many other minorities, korean immigrants experienced racial discrimination in the past and they also experience discrimination today the alien land act of 1913 was passed to prevent non-naturalized koreans from owning property and limited leases in california.