- Filipino Repatriation Act of 1935
The Filipino Repatriation Act of
1935called for the United Statesgovernment to pressure Filipinos to return to the Philippinesby offering them free passage back to their native country.
Under the Filipino Repatriation Act of 1935, Filipinos could leave the United States with free transportation and were subject to the quota system established by the
Tydings-McDuffie Actof 1934if they intended to re-enter. The U.S. Family reunificationwas halted, keeping many Filipinos waiting for years to see family members. A legal change occurred in 1943allowing Filipinos in the U.S. to lease land, most of which had been owned by Japanese Americanswho were in internment camps.
October 3, 1938issue of TIME Magazine, an article entitled " [http://www.time.com/time/archive/preview/0,10987,760236,00.html Philippine Flop] " reported that 1,900 Filipinos had returned to the Philippines.
The repatriation program was declared unconstitutional in 1940, after some 2,190 Filipinos had returned to the Philippines.
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