Ellis Island

NOUN
  1. an island in New York Bay that was formerly the principal immigration station for the United States
    some twelve millions immigrants passed through Ellis Island
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How To Use Ellis Island In A Sentence

  • He rhapsodizes sadly about the immigrants turned away by the Ellis Island gatekeepers.
  • Ferries take visitors to both Ellis Island and Liberty Island, where the Statue of Liberty stands.
  • By 1890, the federal government had taken over the operation, and Ellis Island became the central clearinghouse.
  • Even Ellis Island, an existing national historic site that housed thousands of internees, is devoid of all facts regarding the history of German and Italian internment in the US. Is That Legal?: Congress Acts To Preserve History
  • The museum will serve as a memorial to the millions who passed through Ellis Island.
  • some twelve millions immigrants passed through Ellis Island
  • He worked his passage as a coaler, and was passed at Ellis Island through the perjury of one of the bosses who wring money out of the immigrants in the way of commissions, getting control of them by the criminal act at the very entrance into Aliens or Americans?
  • Ellis Island is preserved as a historic monument.
  • Ferries take visitors to both Ellis Island and Liberty Island, where the Statue of Liberty stands.
  • Let me remind you that my great-grandfather immigrated from the Old Country, risking the high waters of the Atlantic and hiding his glaucoma from the medical inspectors at Ellis Island, just so he could be part of an old-fashioned democracy. Ilana Ross: Why Won't You Join Me In Voting? An Open Letter to A "Non-Voter"
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