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Asian Americans

Asians Were America’s First “Undocumented Immigrants”

Connie Yu’s family story in the U.S. almost ended at the Angel Island Immigration Station, where her grandmother was detained for over a year, separated from her American-born children. In an atmosphere of nativism and hate, exclusionary laws have made Asians the nation’s first “undocumented immigrants.” Yet those who manage to stay, build families and communities in America.

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Breaking Through
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53:34
Asian Americans

Breaking Through

At the turn of the new millennium, the U.S becomes more diverse, yet more divided.
Season 1 Episode 5
Generation Rising
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54:11
Asian Americans

Generation Rising

During a time of war, a young generation fights for equality and claim a new identity.
Season 1 Episode 4
Good Americans
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54:11
Asian Americans

Good Americans

Asian Americans fight for equality and expand the definition of Asian American.
Season 1 Episode 3
A Question of Loyalty
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54:01
Asian Americans

A Question of Loyalty

An American-born generation straddles their country of birth and their parents’ homelands.
Season 1 Episode 2
Breaking Ground
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54:11
Asian Americans

Breaking Ground

In an era of exclusion and U.S. empire, new immigrants arrive and adapt to life in America
Season 1 Episode 1
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