Policies Affecting Korean Americans

1882 Treaty of Chemulpo (Treaty of Amity and Commerce) started diplomatic relations between United States and Korea, which allowed Korean immigration to United States
1910 -1924 1100 picture brides admitted, mostly in Hawaii
1921 Immigration Act (Johnson Act)
1924 Immigration Act (Johnson-Reed Act)
1943 Koreans in the United States exempted from enemy alien status
1945 United States liberated Korea from Japanese rule
1950 -1953 Korean War
1951 -1964 Admission of war brides and young children exempt from quotas
1952 Immigration and Nationality Act (McCarran-Walter Act0
1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act
1980 Refugee Act
1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act
1990 Immigration Act