U.S. immigration station Angel Island opens in San Francisco Bay


U.S. immigration station Angel Island opens in San Francisco Bay

Referred to as the “Ellis Island of the West,” Angel Island in California’s San Francisco Bay opens January 21, 1910, as America’s major port of entry for Asian immigrants. Over the next 30 years, an estimated 100,000 Chinese and 70,000 Japanese are processed through the station. …read more

Erika Lee and Judy Yung, Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America (Oxford University Press, 2010)

History of Angel Island Immigration Station, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

Richard Lui, “Paper Sons.” CNN, November 14, 2009. 

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Angel Island Immigration Station

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January 20, 2023

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April 20, 2021

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March 26, 2021

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Sources

Erika Lee and Judy Yung, Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America (Oxford University Press, 2010)

History of Angel Island Immigration Station, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

Richard Lui, “Paper Sons.” CNN, November 14, 2009. 

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Article Title

Angel Island Immigration Station

AuthorHistory.com Editors

Website Name

HISTORY

URL

https://www.history.com/topics/immigration/angel-island-immigration-station

Access Date

January 20, 2023

Publisher

A&E Television Networks

Last Updated

April 20, 2021

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DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PST THIS MORNING


Dense Fog – Advisory

From Sat, Jan 21, 6:50 AM PST To Sat, Jan 21, 9:00 AM PST

What

Visibility below one half mile in dense fog.

Where

Seattle and Vicinity.

When

Until 9 AM PST this morning.

Impacts

Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.

Additional Details

Patchy freezing fog possible in some locations.

Tips

If driving, slow down, use your low beam headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

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NWS Seattle