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(Free Virtual Program) When Citizenship Depended on Race
Friday, May 19, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Co-sponsored by the Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago and National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
FREE Virtual Program
1 hour Illinois CLE
Until the mid-20th century, the United States restricted citizenship based on race, effectively barring Asian American immigrants from becoming citizens. More than 50 people tried challenging this law, including three Asian Americans who took their cases to the United States Supreme Court 100 years ago.
During this webinar program, historians and practicing lawyers will discuss the history of these cases, the consequences for people who should have been the first Asian American lawyers in the United States, and how the naturalization laws changed after World War II.
Assistant Professor of History
University of Pennsylvania (Beginning Fall 2023)
Professor of Law
Georgetown Law School
Former Federal Prosecutor and Journalist in Chicago
Immigration Lawyer in Hawaii
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Quinnipiac University School of Law