Immigrant Voices Featured Story: Kane Mineta

Kane Mineta came to the U.S. from Japan as a "picture bride" in 1914. She joined her husband Kunisaku, a farmer in Salinas, and went on to have five children. The youngest of their children was Norman, who went on to become a congressman and the first Asian American to serve in a presidential cabinet.

In memory of Philip Choy

We are sad to share the news of the passing of pioneer Chinese American historian and architect Philip Choy. In the 1970s, Phil spent nine months to complete the drawings for stabilizing and restoring the immigration barracks, after conducting a structural analysis. He wrote the proposal that resulted in the Immigration Station being named a National Historic Landmark in 1997. We will miss Phil's skills and dedication and will always be indebted to him.


State Budget Provides Final Funding to Make  Pacific Coast Immigration Center at  Angel Island State Park a Reality for Californians

We are pleased to announce that the state budget that Governor Brown signed in late June includes $2.95 million to complete the renovations of the former hospital building. It will become the Angel Island State Park Pacific Coast Immigration Center, and tell the story of West Coast immigration before, during, and after the Angel Island period.

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Virtual Tour of Angel Island Immigration Station

Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) raises awareness of the experience of Immigration into America through the Pacific. AIISF collects and preserves the rich stories and personal journeys of thousands of immigrants, and shares them with visitors and everyone living in America through education initiatives and public programs.   Angel Island Immigration Station reminds us of the complicated history of immigration in America.  It serves as a symbol of our willingness to learn from our past to ensure that our nation keeps its promise of liberty and freedom.