Whirlibird, Ellis Island was a good thing. A precaution for true protection of this country. My great-grandmother had to wait a few days to prove her red eyes were not a serious communicable disease before gaining entry to join her married daughter and family.
But what about our border problem? (What border? you ask…) It negates any Ellis Island protocol since they are flooding in the back door. I call the illegals ‘termites’, invading the infrastructure before you know they exist, then it’s too late.