I made a brief visit to Ellis Island, yesterday. This is the island that truly defines the concept of the USA as an immigrant nation. Unfortunately, I didn't arrive early enough to see everything, and will have to go back some time. Anyway, below are a couple of photos of the museum that once was one of the greatest people funnels of the world. Still thousands were rejected there after having come all that way. And they spent a little while like cattle, though most of them were apparently processed quickly.