Detainees Of Ellis Island

The immigrants who were left behind

Isle of Tears

The immigrants had miserable times , but knowing some of them would be left behind was the hardest.Many were left behind because of problems with paperwork, war refugees, and displaced people.They called their journey the "The Isle of Tears".

Isle Of Hope

The sick was kept in a hospital or quarantined. Legal detainees were lived in a dormitory room on the third floor. The Board of Special Inquiry would review a immigrants medical report and decide to let him/her into America or sent back. If they made it to America they called their journey "The Isle of Hope".

Ellis Island

In 1965 president Lyndon Johnson declared Ellis Island part of The Statue Of Liberty National Monument. Ellis Island was open between 1976 and 1984. Starting on 1984, Ellis Island went through major restoration, the largest historic restoration in U.S. history. The Main Building was reopened to the public on September 10, 1990, as the Ellis Island immigration Museum.