Jin Ah Yen was born to Jin Ah Lum (father) and Lee Shee (mother) in 1867 at Portland, Oregon. He left for China on November 8, 1881 on the steamship Belgic. He returned on the steamship City of Sydney and arrived in San Francisco on November 7, 1889. The Collector of the Port of San Francisco refused permission for his landing. Jin Ah Fook petitioned for a Writ of Habeas Corpus on November 25, 1889. A bond was posted. Ward McAllister, Jr. Special Referee and Examiner, recommended Discharge on January 30, 1890. Detainee was represented by Alfred Ricketts. On January 31, 1890, an Order of Discharge allowed him to remain in the country. You can view copies of his records at http://www.frederickbee.com/9040.html.