Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

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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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Join us at the Asian Art Museum for a screening of 3 People Project

Through the 3 People Project, the students of Donaldina Cameron House in Chinatown trained to capture on film the often untold immigration experiences of community elders. This project inspired a new respect and deepened connection between generations and resulted in five well-crafted films that reveal the fears, motivations and challenges the seniors faced in leaving their homelands.

Join us at the Asian Art Museum for a screening of several short films and a discussion with both student filmmakers and interviewees.

The event is free with general admission.

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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.

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Virtual Tour of Angel Island Immigration Station




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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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