This is a 1924 file photo of the registry room at Ellis Island in New York harbor. Immigration to the U.S has come in swells and dips over the past two-plus centuries, driven by shifts in U.S. policy, the mood in the country and world events. Labor shortages, racial tension, economic forces, religious prejudice and national security concerns all fit into the picture.
This is a 1924 file photo of the registry room at Ellis Island in New York harbor. Immigration to the U.S has come in swells and dips over the past two-plus centuries, driven by shifts in U.S. policy, the mood in the country and world events. Labor shortages, racial tension, economic forces, religious prejudice and national security concerns all fit into the picture. File AP
This is a 1924 file photo of the registry room at Ellis Island in New York harbor. Immigration to the U.S has come in swells and dips over the past two-plus centuries, driven by shifts in U.S. policy, the mood in the country and world events. Labor shortages, racial tension, economic forces, religious prejudice and national security concerns all fit into the picture. File AP

Mark Mansperger: Immigration numbers need to be curtailed for the good of America

December 15, 2017 02:14 PM