Re: Single women and Ellis Island #general

Rechtman <rechtman@...>

Do we have a clear and definitive answer to the question of whether a
single woman was permitted to enter the US >from Ellis Island? Was it a
matter of law, policy or whim?Did it change over the years?
Not a whim, to the best of my knowledge. In "Crossing & Cruising" the policy
changes is described in detail. I believe it was a matter of law, i.e.
Congressional Law, that was enacted in 1890, and enhanced again and again in
1902 (?) and 1905, 1918, due to influx of immegrants >from Europe. I believe
the law was abandonded somewhere around 1918.

-Yigal Rechtman
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