Ellis Island (detention facility)
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|US Gov Name||Ellis Island Detention Station|
|Facility Type||Immigration Detention Station|
|Administrative Agency||Immigration and Naturalization Service|
|Location||Ellis Island, New York (40.6833 lat, -74.0333 lng)|
|Date Opened||December 1, 1941|
|Date Closed||June 1944|
|Population Description||Held Japanese immigrants on the East Coast arrested by the FBI immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor; other foreign nationals were also held there.|
|General Description||Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) detention station located on Ellis Island, a mostly artificial island of 27 acres in Upper New York Bay.|
|Peak Population||608 (1941-12-01)|
|National Park Service Info|
Immigration and Naturalization Service detention station that held Japanese immigrants living on the East Coast who were arrested by the FBI immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
- Ellis Island was designated as a permanent detention station, and foreign nationals from enemy nations were transferred in and out of Ellis Island for more than two years.
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