Immigrants: friends or foes?

This is a 1908 photo of a group of immigrants sitting at Ellis Island, a major immigration hub. They are likely waiting to be checked and investigated thoroughly. Soon, they will live in America and most likely pick up industrial work.
This is a 1903 document comparing the differences in immigration between 1902 and 1903. Over 200,000 more immigrants came in 1903, and we can see around 25% of those immigrants are illiterate. We can also see that the majority of immigrants come from Southern and Eastern Europe, with about 70%, followed by Northern and Western Europe and Asia.
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