1. Tell us a little about yourselves, e.g. where you grew up, went to school, your professions, and family
I grew up in San Francisco's Chinatown and never knew that my parents were detained at the Angel Island Immigration Station -- because they never ever spoke about it. It wasn't until after my mother passed away in 2003 (at the age of 98) that I found her "coaching book" which my father had prepared. Knowing what she had studied in preparation for her interrogation, I went down to the National Archives in San Bruno and found a 43 page transcript of her actual interrogation. It was at the Archives that I discovered that my mother was detained at the AIIS along with 3 siblings in 1936. I also found out that my father was detained at the AIIS in 1916 when he first arrived in America as a "paper son" at the age of 14.