1946 Chinese War Brides Act (An act to place Chinese wives of American citizens on a nonquota basis)
H.R. 4844; Pub.L. 79-713; 60 stat. 975.
79th Congress; August 9, 1946.
You can find the full text of this law as a PDF here.
This Act amended previous Acts controlling Chinese immigration, in particular the Magnuson Act passed on December 17, 1943, which repealed the Chinese Exclusion Act and allowed Chinese immigration under the quota system established in the 1924 Immigration Act. After the rewording it states, “With the exception of Chinese alien wives of American citizens and those Chinese aliens coming under subsections (b), (d), (e) and (f) of section 4, Immigration Act of 1924, all Chinese persons entering the United States annually as immigrants shall be allocated to the quota for the Chinese computed under the provisions of section 11 of the said Act.”
(Summary by Ashley Braa and Alice Lowrie)
The American War Bride Experience - This site is intended to give War Brides of WWII, and their children, resources in locating a GI husband/father, as well as even some current legislation that is coming about.
War Brides - An online version of the magazine WWII; The Magazine of a People at War 1941-1945. This particular article on war brides gives accounts and experiences that war brides faced immigrating to this country.
War Brides - The article gives a brief history of one Filipino couples wartime marriage experience.