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Question

What difficulty did both Chinese and Japanese immigrants face when trying to pass through immigration stations in the late 1800's and early 1900's

2 Answer

  • Chinese and Japanese immigrants were restricted from entering the United States by law.
  • Chinese and Japanese immigrants faced several different difficulties when passing through immigration stations including:

    1) Chinese Exclusion Act- This act limited immigration from China. This was fueled by the nativist movement in the 19th century.

    2) Procedures at Angel Island- Angel Island is located San Francisco and was the main port for immigration for immigrants from China and Japan. At Angel Island, immigrants were forced to go through humiliating physical and mental tests in order to enter the United States.

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