Chinese Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Market: Effects of Post-Tiananmen Immigration Policy 1

  title={Chinese Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Market: Effects of Post-Tiananmen Immigration Policy 1},
  author={Pia M. Orrenius and M. Zavodny and E. Kerr},
  journal={International Migration Review},
  pages={456 - 482}
  • Pia M. Orrenius, M. Zavodny, E. Kerr
  • Published 2012
  • Economics
  • International Migration Review
  • The Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 and ensuing government crackdown affected Chinese nationals not only at home but also around the world. The U.S. government responded to the events in China by enacting multiple measures to protect Chinese nationals present in the United States. It first suspended all forced departures among Chinese nationals present in the country as of June 1989 and later gave them authorization to work legally. The Chinese Student Protection Act, passed in October 1992… CONTINUE READING
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