Angel Island Immigration Station

Angel Island Immigration Station
San Francisco, United States

The Angel Island Immigration Station is a National Historic Landmark that offers a window into a very important time in the history of Pacific Coast immigrants. The Station, operating from 1910-1940, served as the main immigration processing center for hundreds of thousands of immigrants from all over the world looking to start a new life in America. A direct result of the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, the U.S. Immigration Station detained immigrants while they endured interrogations, medical exams; sometimes for no reason other than their national origin.

Today, the Immigration Station serves as a museum dedicated to interpreting and making connections between the experiences of those who made the journey to America over 100 years ago and the continuing story of immigration in America today.

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Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation870 Market St #901
San Francisco, CA 94102
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