50 Ellis Island Immigration Photos of Those Who Sought A Better Life

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Ellis Island has a complex and intricate history, and when the U.S. had bought the land in 1808, they had used it as a military base until the late 1800s, which it was then repurposed as an immigration station since immigration laws were created by the state; New York had a giant influx of immigrants, and it rapidly continued as other countries slightly deteriorated, which led to a large holding facility being created, known as Ellis Island. Furthermore, Ellis Island was in operation from 1892 to 1954, and nowadays, 40% of all U.S. citizens can trace at least one ancestor back to Ellis Island! With this, tune in as we explore 50 Ellis Island immigration photos of those who sought a better life.