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Indonesian men at the immigration detention facility in San Francisco waiting to be transported to the immigration detention facility in Crystal City, Texas
Date Created and/or Issued
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Caption found with the image reads, "After several weeks of action in the U.S. District Court, and an appeal to the Circuit Court of Appeals and to the Supreme Court, an order was obtained for removal of the Indonesians from the immigration detention quarters, San Francisco, to the immigration Detention Facility at Crystal City, Texas. Here the Indonesians are on the ground floor awaiting arrival of buses to take them to the Southern Pacific railroad where they boarded cars and were taken, under guard, to Crystal City. They are still held in Crystal City (Jan.10.1947) [sic] awaiting final outcome of the appeal to the Supreme Court, whereby they seek to kill the immigration order of deposition, so that they may remain in the United States." The image shows a packed room full of men in suits.
This collection of nine images documents the detention of a group of Indonesian seamen in 1947 as they await the outcome of deportation proceedings in the federal courts. The images show these roughly 200 men at an immigration detention center in downtown San Francisco, at the Southern Pacific depot in San Francisco, and on ship called the "Marine Lynx" in the San Francisco Bay.
black and white, 7.5 x 10 inches
World War II--Resistance and dissidence--Expatriation/repatriation/deportation
Geographic communities--California--San Francisco
San Francisco, California
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections;
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Indonesian Sailors Deportation Photograph Collection

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