There are many fascinating stories associated with the U.S. Immigration Station, Angel Island. Many of us are familiar with the experience of Chinese immigrants whose stories are carved on the walls of the Detention Barracks. Less familiar is the role the Immigration Station played during 1914 to 1919 as World War and the Mexican Revolution drove refugees and prisoners-of-war to Angel Island.
We wish to thank Maria Sakovich, public historian and independent scholar, for allowing us to share this look at another aspect of the Immigration Station’s history. This article also appeared in Prologue, the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration magazine in Summer 2009, Vo. 41, No. 2.