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1917 Immigration Act (39 Stat. 874) Feb. 5, 1917 Sec. 3 specified, "the following classes of aliens shall be excluded from admission to the U.S... persons who are natives of islands not possessed by the United States adjacent to the Continent of Asia, situated south of the 20th parallel latitude north, west of the 160th meridian of longitude east from Greenwich, and north of the 10th parallel of latitude south, or who are natives of any country, province, or dependency situated on the Continent of Asia west of the 110th meridian of longitude east from Greenwich and south of the 50th parallel of latitude north..." creating what was popularly known as the Asiatic Barred Zone

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