West Coast Immigration to the United States in the 20th Century

Oakland, FamilySearch Library. Sat, March 21. 2020 from 1:00PM to 2:30

20th Century immigrants to the west coast arrived by ship through Washington, Oregon, and California. Some immigrants arrived overland through Canada and Mexico. Vast numbers of these immigrants were Asian. This lecture will examine the ports of entry, the records generated, and the laws which impacted who and how the immigrants arrived. Many examples from the Angel Island Quarantine Station and Immigration Station will be used. 

Class will be a 75 minute presentation following by Q & A.


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