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1875 excluded criminals and women "brought for lewd and immoral purposes" 1882 excluded lunatics, idiots, convicts, or those likely to become a public charge; Chinese Exclusion Act; 50-cent head tax paid by transportation company 1891 excluded those infected with a "loathsome" or contagious disease, paupers, offenders of "moral turpitude,"...Read More
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