Angel Island State Park
Explore – Angel Island State Park’s Immigration Station
The walls of the detention barracks at the U.S. Immigration Station, Angel Island are filled with poetry, written and carved by immigrants expressing their feelings of frustration, anger, and hope.
Historically called the “Guardian of the Western Gate” by staff, the U.S. Immigration Station, second in size only to Ellis Island in New York, was built to enforce immigration laws like the Chinese Exclusion Act. People from over 80 countries, were detained on Angel Island between 1910-1940 and the largest groups were immigrants from China, Japan, Russia, and India.
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Join California State Parks Interpreter Casey and Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation Executive Director Ed Tepporn at Angel Island State Historic Park to discover the...
Join California State Parks Interpreter John at Angel Island State Park to explore the little known story of the largest immigration station in the western...
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