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  • Writer's pictureJeff Epps

A Taste of Ellis Island

Ellis Island was a Federally-owned island located in New York Harbor that processed about 12 million new Americans from Europe between 1892 to 1954.

Today, it is a part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and is accessible only by ferry. Typically, people visit the Statue of Liberty and then visit Ellis Island with the same ticket. Tickets are about $25 USD.

Before Ellis Island became an immigration processing center, it was a U.S. Naval defense island that protected New York from foreign invaders. In the 19th century, Ellis Island was the site of Fort Gibson, which later became a Naval magazine.

These early Americans contributed greatly to American society, and them and their kin have contributed to making the United States the prestigious world power that it is today.

Thank God for the European immigrants who had the "American Dream" and risked everything to come to the "New World." They face prejudice, racism, discrimination, racism, and they were exploited and paid low wages to work in harsh conditions. Many of them were forced to fight in the Civil War and died for a cause that had nothing to do with them and their heritage. The USA is a nation of immigrants, and for that, we are an all-star team with ideas and ambitions from all over the world. God bless ALL American immigrants!!

This is what has helped the USA to become and stay #1!! We have global talent.🇺🇸

If it weren't for American immigrants, the United States wouldn't exist.


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