Chinese Exclusion Act

sepia toned image of young boy, with some damage to photo around edges

For a child migrant, days feel like a lifetime when you’re imprisoned and alone


Beth Lew-Williams’ grandfather was 9 when he was separated from family and placed in immigration detention. And he held the pain of the experience for 72 years.

Two older men meet each other and shake hands.

Decades after an immigration policy separated his family, a man searches for his ancestral village

A man stands outside holding a photograph in front of a white sheet

One legacy of the Chinese Exclusion Act? Secrecy.