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USCIS and the Legacy of Ellis Island

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Published on Apr 26, 2018

“USCIS and the Legacy of Ellis Island” tells the story of Ellis Island through the perspective of those who worked there and highlights the historical connections between our mission and this iconic historic site.

The video tells the story of Ellis Island in three chronological, thematic chapters:

- Creating Ellis Island: the first chapter of the film introduces the audience to Ellis Island and its early history.
- Working on the Island: Chapter two explores the often overlooked roles of Ellis Island’s employees and their importance to operation of the immigration station.
- Remembering Ellis Island: The concluding chapter examines Ellis Island’s closure, discusses its historical legacy, and emphasizes its lasting connection to our agency.

For more information about USCIS, visit us at https://www.uscis.gov and check us out on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/uscis), Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/uscis), and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/uscis).

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