Committee of 100 Updates National Database Tracking  Harmful Alien Land Laws Legislation
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Committee of 100 Updates National Database Tracking  Harmful Alien Land Laws Legislation

9th May 2024

New York, NY (May 9, 2024) — 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 surge of 2024 legislation prohibiting property ownership by Chinese citizens (including permanent US residents) across the U.S., Committee of 100 has updated its database for 2024 which 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).

As of April 25 of this year: 

  • 151 bills restricting property ownership by foreign entities have been considered by 32 states (115 bills) and Congress (36 bills).
  • Of the 151 total bills, 78 are under consideration that would prohibit Chinese citizens from purchasing or owning property.
  • Of the 151 total bills, 7 passed and were signed into law in Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska (2 bills), South Dakota, and Utah, respectively.
  • Of the 7 bills passed so far, 3 prohibit Chinese citizens from purchasing or owning some form of property: Indiana’s HB 1183, Nebraska’s LB 1301, and South Dakota’s HB 1231.

“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.”

The database is free to use and can be found here.

Note to editors/reporters: if using the data, please cite ‘data courtesy of Committee of 100.’ 

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

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