how it works
First, the immigrants wait in a room for hours for their name to be called. When your name is called you get scanned privately in a private room, first they check for any rashes, if you had a rash, back then it men't that you had commit a crime. Second, they check for diseases, if you have a disease you will be sent to a hospital to be cured.
pictures of Ellis Island
"Log in." Britannica School. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2015.
what they wanted
everyone coming to america( or Ellis island ) were coming for freedom, or to escape bad things happening in their country. Ellis island is an immigrant station for the people who wanted to be free.