Filipino Repatriation Act of 1935
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If they wished to return to the US, the Filipinos were restricted under the quota system established by the Tydings–McDuffie Act of 1934. Family reunification was halted, keeping many Filipinos waiting for years to see family members. In 1943, the US Congress passed a law allowing Filipinos in the United States to lease land, which they had previously been prevented from doing.
The program was declared unconstitutional in 1940, after some 2,190 Filipinos had returned to the Philippines.