The story of Soon Ong Lee Fong is one of a series of "3 People" videos created by young people at Donaldina Cameron House in San Francisco Chinatown in conjunction with AIISF. For more information about the project and for video credits, visit our website.


Her daughter-in-law, Lina Fong, tells the story of Soon Ong Lee Fong and her days at the Angel Island Immigration Station. Soon Ong Lee longed to live in America so she could join her husband and create the fulfilling modernized life that she had always dreamed of. Like the many thousands who wished to be in the U.S, Soon Ong Lee Fong had to first go though Angel Island where she waited for seventeen days before being granted entry. Lina Fong shares her mother-in-law's great stories of perseverance and uplifting attitude towards being an immigrant who came through Angel Island.

Virtual Tour of Angel Island Immigration Station