Immigration office opened on Ellis Island

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  • Editors

Historical Context Note

This was in response to the flood of immigrants fleeing persecution in Eastern and Central Europe. Twenty million immigrants passed through it before it was closed in 1954.

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Editors. "Immigration office opened on Ellis Island". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5377, accessed 31 August 2014.]