Asian Americans will soon have a new way to connect to their past. Immigration documents, some of them 100 years old, will be made available to the public at a facility in San Bruno.
The Federal Government had targeted most of the dusty files for destruction. Others were headed for storage in the National Archives’ limestone cave at Lee’s Summit, Missouri, locked away for eternity.
Rosalyn Tonai of the National Japanese American Historical society said the files document Asian contributions to California and American history.