Chinese Exclusion Act Pros And Cons

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Chinese Exclusion Act

In light of the executive order enacted by Trump, immigrants from many Muslim countries in the Middle East are banned from coming to America. However, this act was short lived with the intervention of several states. This was not the first time America banned immigrants from entering. This was however, the shortest lived immigration ban, as there was the Chinese Exclusion act. The Chinese Exclusion act was enacted by President Arthur and was supported by many White Americans, including white immigrants from Ireland and other European countries. This ban barred Chinese laborers from entering, working, and attain citizenship in America. The question, as it is now, is why would white Americans support an immigration ban?

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