Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

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From time to time, we will post articles found in newspapers, magazines, and websites about the U.S. Immigration Station on Angel Island.  The links and articles in this section point to these publications' websites. The views expressed in those articles reflect the opinions of the authors solely.

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In San Francisco’s Bay, Angel Island Immigration Station opened for public tours in February 2009, nearly 70 years after the “Ellis Island of the West” shut down. Leading up to WWII, about one million immigrants were detained on the island for months, sometimes years, trying to get into the U.S. Humiliating exams and poor, crowded living conditions led many to carve heart-wrenching poems into the barracks’ wooden walls. Read the article here.
One of the most thoughtful and thorough articles about the U.S.Immigration Station, Angel Island was printed on the front page of the L.A. Times on February 13, 2009. Written by Mary L. LaGanga, a child of Italian immigrants, the article "On Angel Island, the walls really talk" is a must-read.  Read the article here.
AIISF Executive Director Eddie Wong was featured on National Public Radio's show "Tell Me More" on February 16, 2009. You can hear him talk with host Michel Martin about the significance of the Immigration Station as a national symbol of Pacific Immigration.  Listen to the show here.
The Associated Press released both a print story and a video essay about the U.S. Immigration Station, Angel Island in late January. It has been picked up in Denver, Boston, San Diego, Seattle, Fresno, Raleigh/Durham, and many other cities.  You can find the AP video story here or by typing in Angel Island in and you'll see the story "US Immigration History Preserved on Angel Island."
One week before the Grand Re-Opening of the U.S.Immigration Station, Angel Island, the Bay Area News Group (Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, and others) published a front-page article and a short video documentary. We wish to thank writer Matt O'Brien and videographer/photographer Jane Tyska for their excellent work.  See the article and video here.

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