|Enacted by||the 47th United States Congress|
|Effective||May 6, 1882|
|Public law||Pub.L. 47–126|
|Statutes at Large||22 Stat. 58, Chap. 126|
Where did most immigrants come from in 1871?
Immigrants flock to America
During the half-century from 1871 until 1921, most immigrants came from: southern and eastern Europe (Italy, Greece, Poland, Russia, and present-day Hungary and Yugoslavia), as well as Asia (China and Japan).
Who is excluded from entering the United States?
These travel bans do not affect most U.S. citizens and residents and families, including: U.S. citizens and their spouses. U.S. lawful permanent residents (green card holders) and their spouses. foreign national parents or legal guardians of unmarried U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents who are under age 21.
Why did Mexican immigrants come to America?
Historically, most Mexicans have been economic immigrants seeking to improve their lives. In moments of civil strife, such as the Mexican Revolution (1910–1917) and the Cristero Revolt (1926–1929), many fled to the United States to escape religious and political persecution.
What Chinese brings America?
The Chinese brought with them their language, culture, social institutions, and customs. Over time they made lasting contributions to their adopted country and tried to become an integral part of the United States population.
Why did the US ban Chinese immigration?
Many Americans on the West Coast attributed declining wages and economic ills to Chinese workers. Although the Chinese composed only . 002 percent of the nation’s population, Congress passed the exclusion act to placate worker demands and assuage prevalent concerns about maintaining white “racial purity.”