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33 Beautiful Vintage Portraits Of America's Immigrant Past From Ellis Island

The Senate approved comprehensive immigration reform Thursday by a 68–32 vote count and the legislation now moves to the House. The bill would legalize millions of current undocumented immigrants. Here are some photos of immigrants from the early 1900s courtesy of the the New York Public Libary's digital collections.

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5. A man whose descent was not identified, possibly Russian

13. Another man whose descent was not identified, possibly Russian

29. Two Lapland children, possibly from Sweden or Finland

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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