August 13, 2018
Ellis Island is located next to Liberty Island, home to the Statue of Liberty. A total of around 12 million people who immigrated into the USA were inspected at Ellis Island since 1892.
Most of the immigrants were European. Upon arrival at Ellis island, doctors conducted a 6-second medical check, followed by a legal inspection. 20% were held back for further medical or legal examination. They were detained, hospitalized or appealed.
Only about 2% were denied entry. One third stayed in New York City; others headed elsewhere. Associations which supported new immigrants welcomed new people. Since then, the US consulates assumed this responsibility instead. In 1954, the Ellis Island facility closed down permanently.
It might be because of my profession, but a tour of the Ellis Island was worth as much as or more than the Liberty Island with the Statue of Liberty. Ellis Island is a highly recommended spot to visit if you are interested in.
Ellis Island website: https://www.nps.gov/elis/index.htm
Yumi Ueda, LLB 【Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant】
埼玉県出身。法学部卒業。2003年カナダに移住。ブリティッシュコロンビア大学（UBC）移民法プログラム修了。カナダの様々な移民コンサルタント・弁護士事務所にて勤務。2007年より、大手法律事務所・Davis LLP(2015年よりDLA Piper LLPに統合）に勤務。2009年、カナダ政府公認移民コンサルンタントの国家試験に合格。2016年に移民コンサルタント事務所、YuPass Canada Immigration Inc.を設立。これまでに個人・企業を含め、世界28か国1,000人以上のビザ取得をサポート。Canadian Association Of Professional Immigration Consultants会員。
Originally from Saitama, Japan and immigrated to Canada in 2003. Graduated from the Immigration Practitioner program at University of British Columbia in 2005. Worked at an immigration division of Davis LLP (integrated to the world’s largest law firm DLA Piper) from 2007 to 2016. In 2009, passed the national exam of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), and became a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. Established YuPass Canada Immigration Inc. in 2016. Has experience with assisting over 1,000 customers from 28 countries. Member of Canadian Association Of Professional Immigration Consultants.