(EE-say) [Japanese: first generation] A Japanese immigrant, especially one who came to the United States after March 14, 1907, the date of a presidential proclamation excluding Japanese laborers from the continental United States, and was not eligible for citizenship until 1952.
   See also kibei, nisei, sansei.

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