Surviving Ellis Island
By: Oliver Vanjaria
What to Pack
The First 3 Stops
At the second checkpoint, called the baggage room, you will leave your belongings in this room so that they can be inspected to make sure they are safe. After you drop your bags off in that room you will walk up a flight of stairs to the next room. Do not breath heavily on the stairs of do anything that shows and sigh of weakness or you will be sent back. The stairs are the third checkpoint.
The Last 3 Stops
After surviving the registry room, you will go to a station where they give you a medical exam that only takes six seconds. They note if you are limping or if you are coughing. If they think you are a risk to public health, they will quarantine you until you are better.
The last stop, the Legal Inspection, it fairly easy compared to the other station that you have survived. You fill out a sheet with all these fairly common question. After you are done filling out the questions, you hand the sheet into the gaurd in the booth. He will ask you all the same questions that you answered and if you answer the questions correctly, you are a United States citizen!
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