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Immigrants in  America Millions of immigrants moved to  the United States in the late  1800’s & early 1900’s.
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Immigration Stations Once immigrants arrived in the U.S., they  went through immigration stations, such as  Ellis Island in New York Harbor.   Government workers questioned them  about where they planned to work & live.   Doctors also examined them to make sure  they didn’t have any diseases.  Almost all  European immigrants were allowed to  enter the U.S.
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New immigrants arriving at Ellis Island. At Ellis they will 
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Unformatted text preview: be "processed" before they are allowed to continue their journey to find a new home. Laws Against Immigration • 1882 Congress passed Chinese Exclusion Act • Almost all Chinese immigrants were kept out of America • 1921 & 1924 Congress passed laws that lowered the number of Europeans & Asians • All immigrants faced prejudice upon arrival Immigrants helped the U.S. become one of the richest and fastest-growing countries in the world. They built railroads, dug mines, and worked in factories....
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