Scott Act (1888)
The Scott Act (1888) was a United States law that prohibited Chinese laborers abroad or who planned future travels from returning. Its main author was William Lawrence Scott of Pennsylvania. It was introduced to expand upon the Chinese Exclusion Act passed in 1882. This left an estimated 20,000-30,000 Chinese outside the United States at the time stranded.
- Chinese Exclusion
- Chinese American history
- List of United States Immigration Acts
- United States v. Wong Kim Ark, which held that the Chinese Exclusion Act could not overrule the citizenship of those born in the U.S. to Chinese parents
- Hall, Kermit L., The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions, p. 53.
- "The Scott Act of 1888."