Ellis Island GUESTS: Allen Kraut Professor of History, American University Author, Silent Travelers: Germs, Genes and 'The Immigrant Menace' [Johns Hopkins Press, 1995] Bill Hing Author, To Be An American: Cultural Pluralism and the Rhetoric of Assimilation [NYU Press, 1997] Professor of Law, University of California at Davis Executive Director, The Immigrant Legal Resource Center, San Francisco, CA The Supreme Court has ruled that the majority of Ellis Island-- a major gateway for immigrants to this country -- now belongs to New Jersey. The landmark decision has angered many New Yorkers, who feel the island is an integral part of the state's history and consciousness. Join guest host Lynn Neary for a look at the high court's decision and the history and heart of Ellis Island.

Ellis Island

Ellis Island

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GUESTS: Allen Kraut Professor of History, American University Author, Silent Travelers: Germs, Genes and 'The Immigrant Menace' [Johns Hopkins Press, 1995] Bill Hing Author, To Be An American: Cultural Pluralism and the Rhetoric of Assimilation [NYU Press, 1997] Professor of Law, University of California at Davis Executive Director, The Immigrant Legal Resource Center, San Francisco, CA The Supreme Court has ruled that the majority of Ellis Island— a major gateway for immigrants to this country — now belongs to New Jersey. The landmark decision has angered many New Yorkers, who feel the island is an integral part of the state's history and consciousness. Join guest host Lynn Neary for a look at the high court's decision and the history and heart of Ellis Island.