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Title John A. Robinson, U.S. Immigration Service, San Francisco, California. Journals, 1920-1930
Author Robinson, John A
Date 7 Jan 1920 - 28 Nov 1930
Document Type Personal Account
Reference MS 1816
Library / Archive California Historical Society
Collection Name John A. Robinson Papers
Description Notebooks containing notes on immigration cases, including information on immigrants under investigation and John Robinson's daily movements.
Biographical Note / History Inspector, U.S. Immigration and Naturalisation Service, San Francisco, California. Early career devoted to the arrest and deportation of prostitutes in San Francisco and surrounding areas; also responsible for the transport of aliens to deportation sites. Special assignments directed from Washington D.C. included an investigation of the white slave market on the West Coast. John A. Robinson was also a member of the Board of Special Inquiry in the 1930s.
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Places Angel Island, San Francisco, Sacramento, California, United States
Nationality Chinese; Mexican
Ships SS Nile; President; SS Cuba; SS Dixie; SS Venezuela; SS Vancouver
People Robinson, John A
Keywords immigration, immigrant, shipping, prostitution, prostitute, women, aliens, deportation, jail, children, railroad, stowaway
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the California Historical Society catalogue.
Language English
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