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This Day in American History: February 5, 1917 – Congress passes the Immigration Act of 1917

Everything old is new again. The Immigration Act of 1917 (also known as the Literacy Act and less often as the Asiatic Barred Zone Act) was the most sweeping immigration act the United States had passed until that time. It … Continue reading

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