Despite these laws and court orders, the Japanese-American population continued to grow and Japanese immigrants continued to receive property. U.S. laws stipulated that all children born on U.S. soil, regardless of their parents` affiliation, automatically became U.S. citizens. The Japanese who want to own land simply put the title in the name of their children born in the United States. Single people without children were sent to Japan to make “wives” and raised children who could be landowners. Outraged by this so-called “duplicity,” California nativists founded a new Japanese Exclusion League and engaged support in the eastern United States. In March 1924, a three-member exclusionist delegation traveled to Washington to testify and advocate for anti-Japanese legislation. Its leader, Valentine S. McClatchy, was assisted by former Senator Phelan and California Attorney General Ulysses S. Webb.
Despite his denials, the essence of McClatchy`s position, since the heart of California`s anti-Japanese position had been all the time, was racism, based on racist stereotypes and fears of the “yellow danger” of an unknown, foreign, sinister Asian culture that has a significant influence on the ideals of Western civilization. undermining and destroying it in this way. He noted: Many scholars explain the institution of the Chinese Exclusion Act and similar laws as a product of the anti-China movement prevalent in California in the second half of the 19th century. The Chinese had been a significant minority on the west coast since the mid-19th century. At first, they worked in gold mines, where they showed an installation to find gold.