Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

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IMMIGRANT VOICES

AIISF is pleased to present stories about the immigrant experience. These stories offer testimony to the perseverance, courage and tenacity of immigrants whose belief in the American ideals of freedom and justice was unshakable despite hardships and discrimination.

We invite you to share your immigrant story or about an immigrant you know in our growing web exhibition that will be read by people all over the world.

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Latest Immigrant Story


Japanese immigrant Kaoru Okawa Ito was an entrepreneur, educator, and artist, operated sewing schools in Oakland and Stockton, taught tea ceremony and flower arrangement, and was one of the first Japanese Americans to become a naturalized citizen in 1953,  shortly after the ban on Japanese naturalization, in effect since 1790, was finally lifted.

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