Do most immigrants still come to the United States through Ellis Island?

The immigrant receiving station Ellis Island near Manhattan opened in 1892 and closed in 1954.

During that time, about 20 million immigrants passed through its gates, including those from Spain.

Like all immigrants, those from Spain had to pass medical tests and convince examiners they could support themselves. If they failed to do so, they were sent back to Spain.

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