Why did the US Congress pass an exclusion act in 1882 barring Chinese immigrants?

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Why did the US Congress pass an exclusion act in 1882 barring Chinese immigrants?

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hey @paigegentry did this come with choices?
well the answer is because Chinese immigrants would work for low wages, which labor leaders felt took jobs away from US citizens
@DarrenMadx yeah definitely, and it could also be a nativism

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