Why were Chinese American immigrants frequently detained when trying to immigrate through Angel Island?

Immigration agents were notorious for asking immigrants confusing questions as a means of denying them entry.
The rules for immigration were stricter at this checkpoint due to health issues that were prevalent among Asian populations at this time.
Low wages caused a shortage of immigration officials, so many immigrants had to wait weeks or months before their applications were processed.
The location of the island was difficult to reach, and ships to the mainland were often prevented from sailing more than once a week.


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  1. No,
    What does your text say?

  2. I know a lot of it was because of racism, so A seems like the best answer?

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