The United states Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a documentary video USCIS and the Legacy of Ellis Island. It may be accessed on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ssthg0Wv5s
Ellis Island was open from 1892 to 1954, and over 12 million immigrants were processed by the federal immigration service through the Ellis Island Immigration in New York. While at one time more immigrants entered through Ellis Island, eventually it was one of 200 immigrant stations nationwide.
To read the press release see:
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee