white-slave traffic


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white-slave traffic:

see prostitutionprostitution,
act of granting sexual access for payment. Although most commonly conducted by females for males, it may be performed by females or males for either females or males.
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On the other hand, the history of the "immoral purpose" language in the 1907 Immigration Act and the 1910 White-Slave Traffic Act also reveals the perceived dangers of the powerful "marriage cure," dangers inherent in the ability of individuals engaged in illicit sexual practices to marry for the purely instrumental reason of evading legal penalties.
The "immoral purpose" provisions of the 1907 Immigration Act and the 1910 White-Slave Traffic Act conjured into being the genus of illicit sex through laws that directly linked intimate behavior and citizenship insofar as they regulated people's movement across borders.
Thus, I argue that lawmakers and judges tried to check these dangers of the marriage cure through legislation, such as the White-Slave Traffic Act and later amendments to the 1907 Immigration Act.