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Angel Island Immigration Station. Unlike immigrants at Ellis Island who were not detained long, Asian immigrants, Chinese in particular, to Angle Island were discouraged from coming. They could be detained on the island for as long as six months, some as much as two years.
The poems were a source of solidarity for the detainees, few were signed out of fear of retaliation. Being kept in wooden buildings was a sign of disrespect for the Chinese in China animals were kept in wooden buildings.