The Chinese times
The Chinese times (Vancouver, B.C.)
April 12P3 1) The CBA of Vancouver held a meeting on April 11 to discuss 2 issues: (a) to protest against the new immigration law; (b) to protest against the denunciation that the white reverend had made about the Chinese for being responsible for the evil drug activities. The association had sent , , & to talk to ambassadorLim so that a counter attack could be made.P3 2) The CBA of Victoria had passed out circulars which contained the draftof the new immigration law which was first released by theparliament on March 2. The following were the harsher terms of the new immigration law: #5. 4 types of Chinese that were allowed to come to Canada: (a) governmentrepresentatives and ambassadors; (b) Canadian born Chinese; (c) merchants; (d) university students (they were allowed to say in Canada as long as they were students.In addition, the merchants and the university students had to obtain the written approval of both Chinese government and Candian Government officials residing in China. (According to the old immigration law, tourists and the wives of merchants, teachers, intellectuals and reverends were allowed to enter. But such terms were abolished in the new regulations. Another thing was that all overseas students were not allowed to stay after their graduation.P.3 1) #8. All Chinese who had been deported from Canada or elsewhere were not allowed to come to Canada.#10. The head immigration officer had full authority to admit or deport Chinese; if they deserved deportation, no appeal could be made to the court. During judgement, court-hearing and also lawyer and ambassador (who were in defence for the criminal) were allowed only upon the approval of the head immigration officer. (According to the old law, thehead im- migration officer did not have absolute authority to make decisions. Appeal could always be made upon dissatisfaction.)#20. Upon dissatisfaction of the judgement made by thehead immigration officer, appeal could only be made to the headquarter within 38 hours of judgement. The head immigration officer could, however, disregard the appeal because the judgements could be aboluste.#15. Within 12 months after the new immigration law was passed, all Chinese (including the Canadian born) had to rgister with theimmigration office and had to carry the registration certificate with them all the time. #34. All unregistered Chinese immigrants would be charged $500 fine or 12 months imprisonment.#26. All illegal Chinese immigrants could be arrested wthout warrant. They were to be questioned by the immigration officer and if they could not produce proof of their legal status, they would be deported at their own expense. The Canadian government would give a loan to those who had insufficient money.#27. All Chinese workers who came to Canada using the disguise of students or merchants would be deported at their own expenses.#32a. All Chinese immigrants who filed other people's income tax return as if their own would be charged at least $1000 fine, or 12 months in javfil, or deportation.b. Any person who assisted the immigrants to file other people's income tax returns as if their own would be charged at least $1000 or 12 months in jail. #38. The court had no authority to intervene into the judgement made by the immigration office.#43. The law that allowed Chinese immigrants to enter into Canada upon paying the head tax would be abolished after the new immigration law was enforced.The CBA urged the people to unite together to protest against the enforce- ment of the above harsh laws. Associations of all over Canada would be asked to cooperate in defending the rights of the Chinese
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