Ellis Island post-1924 #general


In a message dated 04/14/2001 1:02:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time, Nancy
Ring-Kendrick writes "Remember, Ellis Island did not open until 1892.
The peak period for passenger immigration to Ellis Island according to
their site is "1892 - 1924."

While that is true, Ellis Island was certainly used for many years after
1924. My parents and I were detained on Ellis I. for a week in April 1941,
after arriving on the Serpa Pinto >from Lisbon at the end of March.
Does anyone know (1) what reasons there were for detention at that time,
and (2) how long such use of Ellis I. continued?

Irwin Schiffres
Rochester, NY
Searching HOLSTEIN or SPEIER-HOLSTEIN (Neuenbrunslar, Gensungen)

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