Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

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Please join us March 9, 2016 for Immigrant Dreams: Hero Voices

Our Annual Benefit: Immigrant Dreams: Hero Voices, featuring the presentation of the 2016 Immigrant Heritage Awards

Location: GRAND HYATT SAN FRANCISCO, 345 Stockton Street, San Francisco

Time: 6 pm: Reception, 7 pm: Dinner, Grand Ballroom

Sponsor a table and support our efforts to share the Angel Island Immigration Station history with students and teachers nationwide.

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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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Family History and Reunion Day Videos

At this year’s Family History Day a wide variety of speakers shared fascinating stories of the different ethnic groups and nationalities that were detained on Angel Island including: Russians, Koreans, Chinese, Filipinos, Koreans, Japanese and Austrians. We captured these on video so you could enjoy the richness and diversity of the American experiences that began on Angel Island.

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Three People Videos Premiere

Take a look at the videos from our 3 People project where high school students made films based on their interviews with elders on their immigration experiences.  These heartfelt, well-crafted short films capture the fears, motivations and challenges the seniors faced in leaving their homelands.

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Featured Immigrant Voices Story


Natarajan, Sundar : A Different Definition of Better 
by Natalie Gologorsky
Year of Arrival 1990

This article was originally written as an assignment for Mills College professor Maggie Hunter's Sociology of U.S. Immigration class. We greatly appreciate her and her students' contributions to Immigrant Voices.


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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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