- from Immigration
Immigrants have not landed on Ellis Island for more than 60 years. Today, the island is a museum run by the National Park Service.
But immigrants still come to the United States every day. A few arrive by boat, and others land in jumbo jets. Still others drive across the borders from Canada or Mexico. The newest immigrants get their ideas of the U.S. not from letters written by family and friends, but from American TV shows. But the biggest difference between today’s immigrants and those of the past is where they come from. Europeans still land on these shores, but far more immigrants come from Asia and Central America. Let’s take a look at the “new wave.”