Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

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Nikkei Pilgrimage to Angel Island October 1

AIISF is a partner with the Nichi Bei Foundation and National Japanese American Historical Society on the third Nikkei Pilgrimage to the island. There will be an educational program, staged readings, free genealogy research assistance, and educational displays about the history of Japanese Americans on Angel Island.

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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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Immigrant Voices Featured Story: Leo and Elena Posner

Our most recent Immigrant Voices story is about Leo and Elena Posner, who immigrated from Russia to California and spent time on Angel Island in 1917. Their story is lovingly told through a quilt recently completed by their granddaughter Laurie (Posner) Mutalipassi.



Come Share Your Family's Immigrant Stories!

Come to a free, two-day digital storytelling workshop and create a brief video that tells your family's immigrant story, under the direction of Professor Erika Lee from the University of Minnesota. The stories will be shared on our and UM's websites. Join us on October 22 and 23 at the San Francisco Main Library.

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Virtual Tour of Angel Island Immigration Station

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Year of Arrival 1900

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.

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