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Abbreviated version:
"I thought that that wasn't a thing in the U.S.A. anymore at all!"

Entire sentence:
"My entire world was blown away when I heard that 800,000 kids in America (the U.S.A.) work illegally, because I thought that that wasn't a thing in the U.S.A. anymore at all!"

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    Bear in mind that "that" and "that" are two different words with different meanings. (Or should I have said "Bear in mind that that "that" and the other "that" are two different words"?) – Hot Licks Apr 3 at 0:37
  • Oops, misspoke! Should have been "Bear in mind that that "that" that appears first in your sentence and that "that" that appears second are two different words". – Hot Licks Apr 3 at 0:46
  • @HotLicks Well, there is that. – Lawrence Apr 3 at 11:10
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Grammatically it is correct. The first 'that' would be a conjunction; something like 'I thought that' or 'I feel that'.

The second 'that' would be a pronoun, such as 'that wasn't a thing' or 'that was no longer acceptable'.

Structured together would be:
I thought that that wasn't a thing anymore
I thought that that was no longer acceptable.

If it bothers you, you can usually remove one of the "that's", leaving you with: "because I thought that wasn't a thing in the U.S.A anymore".

Hope this helps!

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