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An immigrant family from Italy arriving at Ellis Island
刚抵达爱利斯岛(Ellis Island),来自于义大利的移民家庭
 

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走到纽约的爱利斯岛(Ellis Island)

您知道爱利斯岛上曾举办过什么重要的活动吗

19世纪晚期及20世纪早期时,许多外来移民通过名为爱利斯岛的移民站来到纽约,这家移民站位在纽约市曼哈顿岛南部一角的附近。几百年来,纽约市的大部分居民都是离乡背景的外来移民。爱尔兰人、义大利人、犹太人、波多黎各人及其他各国的人都对这个大城市的文化带来了深远的影响。

18921954年间,为了躲避宗教迫害、政治压迫及家乡的贫穷生活,12百多万名移民借道爱利斯岛,来此展开在美国的新生活;然而,穿越爱利斯岛通常代表了一趟漫长又艰辛的旅程,而新来乍到的移民则必须在队伍中等待多时、忍受医疗检查及回答移民官员的问题。



Do you know what important activity once took place at Ellis Island?

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many immigrants came to New York through an immigration station called Ellis Island, near the southern tip of New York City's Manhattan Island. Immigrants, people who leave their home country to live permanently in a new one, have made up a large part of the population of New York City for several hundred years. Irish, Italian, Jewish, Puerto Rican, and other people have influenced the cultural makeup of this huge city.

Between 1892 and 1954, more than 12 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island in order to start a new life in the United States. They came to escape religious persecution, political oppression, and poverty in their home countries. Getting through Ellis Island, however, was often a long and grueling process. Newly arrived immigrants had to wait in line for many hours, endure medical examinations, and answer questions from the immigration inspectors.

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