New York, NY (December 15, 2023) — Committee of 100, a non-profit organization of prominent Chinese Americans, has been outspoken in denouncing the legislation in Florida, Texas and additional states that would limit the ability of non-U.S. citizens to purchase land in their state.
To track the recent surge of legislation prohibiting property ownership by Chinese citizens (including permanent residents) across the U.S., Committee of 100 is today launching a new database that identifies and explains such legislation considered, and in some cases passed, by Congress and state governments.
The webpage features an interactive map of the United States that visually demonstrates the data. The data can be filtered by the provisions included in the legislation, including the types of entities prohibited from owning property (e.g. Chinese citizens, businesses headquartered in China) and the types of properties prohibited from ownership (e.g. residential, commercial, agricultural property).
Committee of 100’s database, tracking the legislation and documenting resources on the subject, will be updated on a quarterly basis.
“Contributions by immigrants play a vital role in U.S. economy and its competitiveness. Unnecessary and overzealous restrictions only add to the challenges faced by immigrants looking to live in and contribute to American society,” said Cindy Tsai, Committee of 100 Interim President and Executive Director.“These bills legitimize harmful and xenophobic narratives about immigrants, creating conditions that fuel anti-Asian violence.”
About Committee of 100
Committee of 100 is a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, healthcare, and the arts focused on public policy engagement, civic engagement, and philanthropy. For over 30 years, Committee of 100 has served as a preeminent organization committed to the dual missions of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life and constructive relations between the United States and Greater China. Visit https://www.committee100.org.
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