Saturday, January 22, 2011

ANGEL ISLAND SAN FRANCISCO BAY





















ANGEL ISLAND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
Known as the "Ellis Island of the West," Angel Island processed millions of immigrants between 1910 – 1940. Most of these immigrants were Asian, and were subjected to medical exams, interrogations, and even extended internment in their search for a new life in a new land. Between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, millions of people - in numbers which have not been seen since - came to America in pursuit of a better, freer life. Immigrants from hundreds of countries were detained for days and in some cases years on Angel Island while trying to gain access to the United States.

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