Race is a way of having then maintaining power: the chinese experience is an example how they were excluded as a racial group from. Mexicans as no regards were given to their claims to the land as they were pushed off until america reached the pacific ocean and without this belief there may be no. Real wives: this relates to the page law and how immigration officials had to distinguish whether. 1924 immigration act: it restricted immigration to 155,000 a year and established temporary quotas based on. 2 percent of the foreign born population in 1890 and also excluded from immigration all people ineligible to citizenship: this act constructed a vision of the american nation that embodied certain hierarchies of race and nationalities. The part about ineligible citizenship was a direct target at the. Part 2: essays: three groups that were carefully regulated were criminals, blacks, and those with either catholic or quaker religious views.