Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Details: Yee Lai Ping Certificate of Identity

(courtesy of Auntie Soo-Jan)

This certificate of identity is issued to Yee Lai Ping , new wife of San Tong on December 1st , 1937. These certificate of identities were issued to Chinese nationals who had legally immigrated to the United States, the vast majority of Chinese nationals behing prohibited from immigration by the Oriental Exclusion Act. Yee Lai Ping is legally admitted on 11/17/1937 , arriving on the SS " President Hoover" as the wife of a merchant , one of the categories of Chinese allowed to immigrate. She is 18 years old .

No comments:

Post a Comment