- Page Act of 1875
Page Act of 1875 (ch. 141, USStat|18|477,
March 3 1875) was enacted by the United States Congressto deal with immigrants from Chinaand Japan. The law required migrants from Orientalcountries be processed at the port of departure by representatives of U.S. Consulates. Those whom are found to be "obnoxious" were denied departure rights to America.
Although this law was ostensibly paternalistic - to prevent the entry of both prostitutes and forced "
Coolie" laborers, it also substantially reduced the opportunities for all "oriental" women to enter the United States, with adverse consequences for the wives of immigrants already in the country.
* [http://w3.uchastings.edu/wingate/pageact.htm Full text of 1875 Page Law] , via University of California Hastings College of the Law
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