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1882

October 19, 2015 - 08:42 -- asteblein
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The IMMIGRATION ACT OF 1882 levies a 50-cent tax on each non-citizen arriving at a U.S. port of entry to defray costs of implementing immigration laws.

The CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT cuts off legal immigration from China and outlaws granting of citizenship to the Chinese. This law places tremendous pressures on the Collectors of Customs and Customs Agents, who were charged with enforcing this law as fairly and equitably as possible.

Dates: 
Saturday, December 31, 1881 - 19:00
Media Image: 
Chinese immigrants patiently await U.S. Customs inspections on arrival at the Barge Office for the Port of San Francisco, Califo
Credit Text: 
Harper's Weekly 1877
Caption Text: 
Chinese immigrants patiently await U.S. Customs inspections on arrival at the Barge Office for the Port of San Francisco, California.