back to Discover

Submit your Story

China - Hong Kong to San Francisco

1951 | Benny Chow | Male | 20-39 years old

by Veronica Wong (summary)

Filed under:

Angel Island immigrant: No

Place of Origin
China - Hong Kong

Place of Settlement
San Francisco

Casey Chow learns about both his grandfather, Benny Chow and mother’s immigration stories as part of AIISF’s 3 People project. Interviewed by Ken Huang and Wayland Lee. For more information about the project, visit our website.


Chow, BennyCasey Chow learns about his family history through his maternal grandfather, Benny Chow. In 1951, Mr. Chow left Hong Kong arriving in Boston, Massachusetts in December of that same year to join his father (Casey Chow’s great grandfather). After working various types of jobs and establishing himself in the U.S, Benny Chow sends for his wife and children after sixteen years apart. Casey’s mother, daughter of Benny Chow, also shares her story of how reluctant she was at first to make the move to a new country. In reflection of everything, three generations of the Chow family share how lucky they feel to be able to all be together today.


Camera – Jared Lue, Samantha Wong, Vienna Wu, Rosa Zhang
Assistant Camera – Matthew Chen and Justin Wong
Sound – Atticus Flores and Henry Li


Submit your Story

© 2020 Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation. All rights reserved. Terms & Conditions