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Edwin Lee: Immigrants In The US

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Hundreds of Koreans arrived in the U.S through Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco. Edwin Lee’s parents were two of those Koreans. Edwin’s father arrived in 1913 as a student. His father was traveling under an alias. His real name was Lee Bum Young; and he was traveling with five other men. In an interview with the Board of Special Inquiry it was found out that he had left Korea illegally. At Angel Island the six men who were immigrants were “excluded” without being given a second chance. They were “excluded” because they had a common disease among immigrants. To continue Edwin’s mother, Kim Hey Soo entered San Francisco in 1917. She was 17 years old at the time. She also traveled under an alias which was
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