Great hall at Ellis Island

Eugenicists were concerned about the hundreds of thousands of southern and eastern Europeans who were entering the country each year through the U.S. immigration facility at Ellis Island, New York. (DNAi location: Chronicle > Threat of the Unfit > Threats)

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