January 2007
Immigration (Mason Crest);2007, p18
Book Chapter
Chapter 2 of the book "Immigration" is presented. It discusses the history of the Ellis Island immigration center in New York Bay. It recounts the construction of the center in 1892 and describes the different procedures it applied to determine whether a foreigner would be allowed to remain in the U.S. It explores the immigration of various prominent groups, including the Italians, the Jewish and the European nationalities. INSET: THE ELLIS ISLAND OF THE WEST COAST.


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