What Was The Chinese Immigration Act Of 1885

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The Chinese Immigration Act of 1885 was the largest setback to Canadian immigration laws because it restricted chinese immigration, imposed a $50 fee to enter Canada, and if an immigrant was found sick they would be deported back to their national origin. Many of the “white men” had believed that the amount of Chinese immigrants was too high so they imposed the act to restrict them. Certain people such as Chinese diplomats, government representatives, tourists, merchants, “men of science”, and students were exempt from the

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