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Deportation of People Seeking Entry Into The U.S.

Rejected Emigrants Awaiting Return to Their Country of Origin.

Rejected Emigrants Awaiting Return to Their Country of Origin. Not merely the dangerous elements are refused admission, but those who for reasons of ill health of mind or body, or inability to work, are likey to prove a hinderance rather than a help. On the Trail of the Immigrant, 1906. GGA Image ID # 147e163152

Undesirable Emigrants Held at Ellis Island to be Sent Back to Their Home Country by the Steamship Company that Brought Them.

Alien Deportation Image Library

Books, brochures, articles, and other ephemera provided photographs and Illustrations of the conditions and experiences of aliens deported from Ellis Island in New York from the late 1800s through World War I.


  • The Tragedy Of The Excluded Emigrant (1905)
    DOWN on Ellis Island, in New York Harbor, a great human sifting machine is running every day, classifying, counting and examining, the thousands who reach our shore each year in this process of judging the human character the inspectors, officers and heads of departments have become such experts that few of the undesirable class slip through the gateway into this land of promise and sunshine.
  • Attractive French Woman Deported after Ten Years in America (1911)
    Interest was aroused yesterday at Ellis Island by the appearance in the deportation pen of a tall, attractive looking French woman, who wore a smart tailor made blue serge costume and a large black picture hat trimmed with white velvet and covered with ostrich plumes which she said cost $150.

Three Women on Bench Held at Ellis Island

Three Women on Bench Held at Ellis Island--Undesirable Emigrants to Be Taken Back by Steamship Company That Brought Them. c1902. Library of Congress # 93512789. GGA Image ID # 13ebcabf56

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