Ellis Island 100 years ago

From the time Ellis Island opened in 1892, to 1954 when it closed, more than 12 million immigrants from all over the globemany of them childrenpassed through its doors. Almost 40 percent of Americans can trace at least one of their ancestors to Ellis Island. As child migration surges along the southwest border, a look back at some of the children that embarked on a long voyage across the ocean in the hope of becoming Americans.

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Ellis Island 100 years ago