Emigration or Immigration?
Nearly everyone who lives in America has ancestors who left their home country and traveled to America to start their new lives with the hope that living conditions would be better. Many came before Ellis Island in sailboats and entered America without having to pass through medical exams and tons of paperwork. Many came to join other family members to get their help in getting a new start. But coming to America by the millions was the hope of the world.
Here is a short clip on YouTube from the movie “The Legend of 1900”. The entrance scene of the passengers on the ship arriving in New York Harbor and seeing the Statue of Liberty for the first time causes me to feel the blessings I have received by my ancestors who had the courage and made the sacrifice to emigrate to America and start “A BETTER LIFE“.