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Summary: The Alien Contract Labor Law

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In 1808, the United States banned the importation of slaves. In 1853, the US Customs and Border Patrol Agency was established In 1855, an immigration landing depot opened at Castle Garden. Before it's close in 1890, 34 million people entered the United States through Castle Garden. In 1875, The Supreme Court ruled that immigration regulation is the responsibility of the federal government. Also, the Page Act is passed which prohibits entry into the United States by any undesirable immigrant. In 1882, The Immigration Act of 1882 was passed which would create a 50 cent tax on each immigrant that arrives at the US port of entry. This tax was implemented to relieve the cost of immigration laws. In 1885, The Alien Contract Labor Law was passed
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