Forbes, “Immigration And Isolationism – We’ve Been Here Before”

The act also created a literacy test for immigrants and banned a broad group of “undesirables” including “epileptics,” “imbeciles,” “feeble-minded persons,” “idiots,” “political radicals,” “anarchists,” “polygamists,” “paupers,” “contract laborers,” “persons being mentally or physically defective,” “persons with constitutional psychopathic inferiority,” and “vagrants.”

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