In memory of Tyrus Wong, 1910-2016


Disney legend Tyrus Wong passed away on December 30. Best known for his beautiful painterly effect for the classic Bambi, Tyrus immigrated to the U.S. from China through Angel Island in 1920. AIISF awarded him an Immigrant Heritage Award earlier this year.




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: Lit Ng

Lit Ng was only six years old when he immigrated to the U.S. with his father. He spent a week at the immigration station at Angel Island and after passing the interrogations, grew up in San Francisco and then Tulare. Later, he founded a supermarket chain in the Monterey area.

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Virtual Tour of Angel Island Immigration Station

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.