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It was the Island of Hope for many because it was the entryway to the United States, where people hoped to escape from grinding poverty and tyranny and make a better life for themselves.  However, about 2% of the people who had made the long and uncomfortable voyage to the U.S. were rejected at Ellis island because of a chronic contagious disease, insanity, criminal offenses, blindness, and other reasons.  For them, it was the Island of Tears. 
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