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Immigration Act of 19...

Immigration Act of 1917

 
pronunciation:
I m greI shn aekt v naIn tin se vn tin
part of speech: noun
definition: an exclusionary law passed by the U.S. Congress in 1917 that barred certain classes of people such as "idiots," "alcoholics," "epileptics," and "illiterates" from immigrating to the U.S. and also barred all immigrants coming from the so-called "Asiatic Barred Zone," which included much of Asia; also referred to as the Asiatic Barred Zone Act.