Ellis Island and Other Myths

Michael CutlerRightside News

Michael Cutler, Senior Special Agent, INS (Ret.), CAPS Senior Fellow

We have often been told that “America was built by immigrants.”

Certainly our nation has been one of the most welcoming nations in the world if not the most welcoming nation. Anually, the United States grants lawful immigrant status to more than 1.1 million aliens–immediately placing them on the pathway to United States citizenship.

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