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Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Ellis Island, in Upper New York Bay, was the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States as the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station for over sixty years from 1892 until 1954. The island was greatly expanded with land reclamation between 1892 and 1934. Before that, the much smaller original island was the site of Fort Gibson and later a naval magazine. The island was made part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965, and has hosted a museum of immigration since 1990. Long considered part of New York state, a 1998 United States Supreme Court decision found that most of the island is in New Jersey. Wikipedia*

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Ellis Island Immigration Museum has hosted 2 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1999 Speech. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 2016 with an average of 5,040 views per video.

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