Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

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Ancestry Day comes to the Bay Area!

Through our partnership with Ancestry, AIISF will benefit from the proceeds from Ancestry Day by the Bay, to be held in South San Francisco on Saturday, June 18. People will learn how to get the most out of's website and much more.

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Angel Island Ancestry Day Tour!

On Friday, June 17, Angel Island State Park and AIISF will feature an Open House and speakers about the resources that are available to learn about Angel Island (which was in operation from 1910 to 1940) and other West Coast immigrants.

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AIIS Symbolizing Anti-Immigration Discrimination

Current headlines about immigration led veteran SF Chronicle reporter, Carl Nolte to visit the Immigration Station and review its history in light of today's tensions. The result was a column this past Sunday, "When Angel Island symbolized anti-immigrant discrimination." We encourage you to read a pdf of the article here. If you're a subscriber of the Chronicle, you can see the article and many other photos by staff photographer Connor Radnovich at their website.

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Immigrant Voices Featured Story: Lee Bum Young and Kim Hey Soo

Our most recent Immigrant Voices story is about Lee Bum Young and his wife Kim Hey Soo, who immigrated from Korea to the Central Valley of California and spent time on Angel Island in 1913 and 1917, respectively.



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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