Immigration Stories from Angel Island State Park

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Event Details

Click here to Join.  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, the largest groups were immigrants from China, Japan, Russia, and India.
Event Type(s): Education, History
Age Group(s): School Age, Adult, Senior, Teen
Presenter: California State Parks PORTS program
Margaret Kensinger-Klopfer