About Us

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Understanding our Past, Defining our Present and Shaping our Future

Our mission is to foster an understanding of the journeys, experiences and contributions of people from many places and cultures who continue to shape the Pacific West and enrich our nation.

Pacific Coast Immigration is a ...

Learning Center providing balanced, factual information about immigration and migration.

Bridge to the past to discover the history of immigration to America as well as personal journeys.

Gateway to the future where trends in immigration, demographics and culture can be explored.

Convener of subject matter experts and organizations on immigration and migration issues.

Portal to immigration organizations and institutions, historical sites, current research and teaching tools, events, itineraries, and learning experiences.

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About Us

Recognize the value, contributions and struggles of all Americans and to better understand past and current immigration, migration and settl

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Learn About Immigration and Migration

Early intrepid travelers also made arduous overland journeys, through forbidding, arid wastelands framed by scenic and majestic vistas.

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Telling All Americans' Stories

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. . . I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Last updated: October 17, 2018