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Immigration File for Asa Singh

Immigration case file for Asa Singh (Case File No. 12815/8-6). Singh arrived in San Francisco aboard the S.S. Persia on July 29, 1913. On June 31, Singh was interrogated by a board including Inspector R.E. Peabody, H. Schmoldt, and Interpreter D.S. Dady Burjar. During the interrogation, Singh explains that he had previously lived in Manila and Hong Kong. After the interrogation, Singh was taken into custody on the grounds that he was “alleged to become a public charge at the time of [his] entry into the Philippine Islands.” Included in the case file is a medical certificate of release and other documents that state that Singh was afflicted with hookworm. Also included is a warrant for the deportation of Asa Singh, along with Bhagat Singh, Sowan Singh, Arjan Singh, Partab Singh, Asa Singh, Sapuran Singh, Soba Singh, Sham Singh, Viryam Singh, Sohn Singh, Naron Singh, and Gulam Nabi. The file contains a photograph of Asa Singh.

Early Immigration

Date: November 20, 1913
Subject(s): Asa Singh
Language: English
Location: Angel Island, CA

Holding Institution: The National Archives at San Francisco
Collection: Immigration Arrival Investigation Case Files
Digitizer: Manan Desai
Item History: 2013-11-16 (created); 2014-03-19 (modified)

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