|Subject:||Re: Emigrants to New York 1926|
|Post Date:||March 04, 2013 at 05:46:54|
In 1926 they would not have gone to Ellis Island at all. The Immigration Act of 1924 provided for the examination and qualification of immigrants at U.S. consulates overseas. The main function of Ellis Island changed from that of an immigrant processing station, to a center of the assembly, detention, and deportation of aliens who had entered the U.S. illegally.