Certificate of Deportation Under the Chinese Exclusion Act, 1904
This is a Certificate of Deportation for Ah Que, issued after he was arrested in Arizona for not possessing any proof of legal residency for the United States. He was tried under the laws established by the Chinese Exclusion Acts. This certificate is part of a series of Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files from 1902-1906, created by the First District of the Arizona Territorial Courts. The records are held at the National Archives at Riverside.
Observing Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
To pay tribute to the many generations of Asian-Pacific Americans that have enriched our nation’s history, the National Archives at Riverside will be highlighting some of our holdings relating to Asian American history in our region (Southern California, Arizona, and Clark County, NV), including records relating to enforcement of the Chinese Exclusion Act, records relating to Japanese internment and relocation, and many more.
For more information about Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, see http://asianpacificheritage.gov/