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By Erika Lee

ISBN-10: 0199734089

ISBN-13: 9780199734085

From 1910 to 1940, the Angel Island immigration station in San Francisco served because the processing and penitentiary for over 1000000 humans from around the globe. nearly all of newbies got here from China and Japan, yet there have been additionally immigrants from India, the Philippines, Korea, Russia, Mexico, and over seventy different nations. the whole background of those immigrants and their studies on Angel Island is instructed for the 1st time during this landmark ebook, released to commemorate the immigration station's one centesimal anniversary.

Based on large new study and oral histories, Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America examines the good variety of immigration via Angel Island: chinese language "paper sons," jap photo brides, Korean refugee scholars, South Asian political activists, Russian and Jewish refugees, Mexican households, Filipino staff, and so on. jointly, their tales provide a extra whole and intricate background of immigration to the US than now we have ever known.

Like its counterpart on Ellis Island, the immigration station on Angel Island was once one of many country's major ports of access for immigrants within the early 20th century. yet whereas Ellis Island was once commonly a processing heart for eu immigrants, Angel Island used to be designed to detain and exclude immigrants from Asia. The immigrant event on Angel Island-more than the other site-reveals how U.S. immigration rules and their hierarchical remedy of immigrants in accordance with race, ethnicity, category, nationality, and gender performed out in day-by-day practices and judgements on the nation's borders with genuine outcomes on immigrant lives and at the nation itself.

Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America is formally subsidized by means of the Angel Island Immigration Station.

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5 Soto Shee was not so fortunate, and she received no special consideration on the island. She arrived at the immigration station from Hong Kong in late July of 1924 with her seven-month-old son, Soon Din. While in detention, Soon Din died suddenly. His body was brought to San Francisco for burial while Soto remained detained at the station. Distraught, she asked to be released from the immigration station on bond to be with her husband. Her attorney, Joseph P. ” Three weeks later, in the middle of the night, Soto hanged herself in the women’s bathroom.

I had to overcome the silent but nevertheless forceful opposition of a large number of the employees of this Service, who either because of disinclination to cross the bay twice a day, or for worse motives, preferred to stay in San Francisco. I have had to overcome the persistent and steady opposition of the Chinese people and their representatives who would not hesitate to do anything in the world to prevent the occupancy of the station, as the same meant a proper enforcement of the Chinese exclusion law .

The policies enforced there categorized some immigrants as “aliens ineligible to citizenship,” while others were automatically set on the path toward naturalization. These legal classifications came with tangible rights such as the ability to vote or own or lease property. They also helped define a national American identity that included some while excluding others. ” It forces us to ask these essential and timely questions: Is the United States a “nation of immigrants” that welcomes newcomers and helps them to achieve their dreams?

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