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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 06:36 PM

Our Country owes a debt of gratitude to New York State

New York City was and still is the entry point for millions of immigrants. NY'ers shouldered the economic, health care, socialital problems burden not only because it was 'American Law' but the American way, to allow folks to come to our shores for a better life. Were there lots of problems? Yes! But this is America, the" Land of the Free and Home of the Brave" ... not as under trump , the 'Land of the Cowards and the home of the Deprived'

Now trump wants to send undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities? Well we call BS on trump because HE IS UN-AMERICAN! Yes, NY City and other great cities around the USA would welcome immigrants as new Americans. What the fuck is wrong with trump?

Ellis Island (1892-1954)

Formerly known as Oyster Island, where Delaware tribes collected shellfish in New York Bay, Ellis Island was the first federal immigration processing station in America. Originally a cavernous three-story building made of wood, the building burned down in 1897 and reopened in a brick and iron structure three years later. An average of 10,000 people were processed each day, and one time, at its peak in 1907, the center bulged with 21,000 individuals in a single day.

Revised immigration laws in 1924 introduced the requirement of first obtaining a visa at the U.S. Embassy located in the country of origin, which process drastically reduced the staff and traffic at the immigration stations at U.S. ports. Passengers continued to disembark at Ellis Island after its processing station closed, after a total number of immigrants estimated at twelve million. The building shut in 1954 and was put under the auspices of the National Park Service in 1965. Occupied by Native American and African American activists as a locale to assemble and demonstrate in the 1970s, it was not opened to the visiting public as an historic site until 1990. Besides Liberty Island, it is the only terrestrial border between New York City and New Jersey, where one can walk from one realm to the other without crossing a bridge.r


https://www.nypl.org/blog/2016/07/01/us-immigration-history

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Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 06:48 PM

1. The new Ellis Island is the border which now functions as the beacon...

for those in other countries seeking a better life because of economic reasons, violence and even political reasons in their home countries.

America has always function as the beacon of hope and all those seeking to shut the doors to asylum have ancestors who got here because of asylum.

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Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 06:50 PM

2. Your quote is truncated

The phrase "only terrestrial border" made no sense. It should continue "...between New York City and New Jersey, where one can walk from one realm to the other without crossing a bridge."

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Response to unc70 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 06:59 PM

3. Thanks. Fixed.

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Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 07:21 PM

4. Excelcsior!

Viva the Empire State, my home!

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Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 08:50 PM

5. My grandfather arrived at Ellis Island with his cousin.

I found them in their archives and a picture of the ship they were on. The archives are a wonderful resource.

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