posted a year ago
"It is a long and complicated story! In the early days of the United States, there were no laws against immigration, and people were free to travel to the USA as they pleased. However, as the country began to fill up with immigrants, some people started to raise concerns about overcrowding and competition for jobs.
As the surrounding debate on immigration intensified, Congress passed a series of laws in the late 1800s to restrict certain immigrants from coming to the United States. The first was the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which halted all immigration from China for ten years. This was followed by other similar legislation aimed at preventing immigration from Eastern Europe and elsewhere. AND THE STORY STILL GOES ON!"