Monday, September 16, 2019


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F. Immigration of Other Asian Groups

The immigration of other Asian groups and the ensuing reaction of the American public closely followed the pattern of Chinese immigration. Just as Americans treated Chinese immigrants with hostility, they also opposed and sought to exclude subsequent groups of Asian immigrants. Lawmakers continued to apply the framework of Chinese women as prostitutes to other Asian groups in order to halt their entry into the United States. The Japanese and Korean practice of importing picture brides further reinforced the perception that many Japanese and Korean women were prostitutes and had been forced into sexual slavery.


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The University of Dayton School of Law