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Great hall at Ellis Island

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Eugenicists were concerned about the hundreds of thousands of southern and eastern Europeans who were entering the country each year through the U.S. immigration facility at Ellis Island, New York. (DNAi location: Chronicle > Threat of the Unfit > Threats)
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eastern europeans,dnai,ellis island new york,ellis island,eugenics,hundreds of thousands,immigration
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