Chinese Student Protection Act of 1992
The Chinese Student Protection Act of 1992
was a bill sponsored by Nancy Pelosi
which granted permanent residency to all nationals of the People's Republic of China
arriving in the United States
on or before April 11
. The stated purpose of the act was to prevent political persecution of Chinese students in the aftermath of the Tiananmen protests of 1989
. One provision of the act was that a permanent residency status granted to a Chinese national under the act would subtract from the immigration spaces available in later years.
The primary beneficaries of this act where undocumented immigrants from Fujian province who were not students at all.