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AIISF is pleased to present stories about the immigrant experience. These stories offer testimony to the perseverance, courage and tenacity of immigrants whose belief in the American ideals of freedom and justice was unshakable despite hardships and discrimination.

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Woo, Moon Sern : Shek Shan 
by Steve Woo Low
Year of Arrival 1921

Eddie Low, aka Woo Moon Sern, 胡滿常 (1906–1974) was the youngest of 8 children. He immigrated from 泥涌村 南海 九江, disembarked at the Angel Island Immigration Station from the Taiyo Maru on June 25, 1921. During this period the Chinese Exclusion Act restricted Chinese from immigrating to the United States. In order to circumvent the Act, he entered the United States as a paper son, Low Bong. After 143 days of confinement at the Angel Island Immigration Station, on November 14, 1921, he finally arrived in San Francisco.

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