This documentary film shows the Angel Island U.S. Immigration Station Detention Barracks circa 1975-76, before it was saved from demolition (for conversion into a picnic ground in the China Cove area of North Garrison, as had been proposed by some planners in the California Department of Parks and Recreation). Pursuant to an Legislative Resolution authored by Assemblyman John F. Foran, the Angel Island Immigration Station Historical Advisory Committee, chaired by Christopher Chow, issued a Report and Recommendations to the State of California urging immediate protection, preservation, restoration and interpretation of the existing site, structures and poetry carved and written thereon. Soon after the KGO-TV broadcast of this film, the State of California began work on stabilizing the Detention Barracks and preserving evidence of the thousands of immigrants who came through Angel Island to this land of the free and home of the brave. Through the efforts of the successor Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation and its public partners, the California Department of Parks and Recreation, the U.S. National Park Service and National Historic Trust, this National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center is now open to the public.

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