Bernie Mic Drop: "Trump, you wouldn’t know New York values if they were written in 50 foot gold letters on the side of the Empire State Building. New York values are the Statue of Liberty, not a wall between us and Mexico. In New York, we pride ourselves on our diversity. We don’t divide people up."

Are you kidding me? I just gave you links to prove that. ELLIS ISLAND is the island immigrants were put through the immigration process. It was essentially immigration island. There was one island that was used exclusively for immigration. The island everyone went through to get here. Click the links. Learn something about the America you wish to make great again.

Did you know?

Some say that Ellis Island was the ‘gateway to the American dream’ but what we do know for a fact is that it was the gateway to America for 60 years. With a rich history, read on for some interesting and surprising Ellis Island facts…

An Island with Purpose

Ellis Island was opened in 1892 as a Federal Immigration station, a purpose it served for 60 years. Millions of immigrants passed through the station many from eastern and southern Europe and many were escaping poverty and conflict.

A Journey Before the Journey

Typically starting on horseback or train from cities and towns across Europe, many travelers had a long journey just to get to the seaport. They then boarded ships that were crowded, filled with a diverse group of up to 3,000 passengers all from different cultures and religions. and trekked across the Atlantic for 2 weeks

Conditions Onboard the Steamships

Passengers were dispersed between first class, second class and steerage, according to wealth of each passenger. The contrast between first and second classes meant that those with greater wealth enjoyed staterooms and cabin whilst steerage was just an open space at the bottom of the boat.

Tracing Ancestry

It is estimated that 40% of all current U.S citizens can trace at least one ancestor to Ellis Island.

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