By: Alex Rowe
Imagine coming to a new land, you do don't speak the language and you have traveled for many long, dark months to get there. You have to stay for many weeks in a small room waiting to be inspected. Imagine having only half of your family make it into the new world and you being sent back. That's how it was at Ellis Island. Only 40% of the immigrants that came to America went through Ellis Island. This island served as the nation's major immigration station for a long period of time. There is a lot of history behind Ellis Island which is located on the New York Bay.