A park ranger walks through the registry room on Ellis Island in New York in October 2013. The island that ushered millions of immigrants into the United States received visitors for the first time since Superstorm Sandy.
A park ranger walks through the registry room on Ellis Island in New York in October 2013. The island that ushered millions of immigrants into the United States received visitors for the first time since Superstorm Sandy. Seth Wenig Associated Press file
A park ranger walks through the registry room on Ellis Island in New York in October 2013. The island that ushered millions of immigrants into the United States received visitors for the first time since Superstorm Sandy. Seth Wenig Associated Press file
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Dan Morain

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Lessons from a pilgrimage to Ellis Island

October 22, 2016 05:30 AM

UPDATED October 22, 2016 05:30 AM

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Dan Morain has been a columnist for The Sacramento Bee since 2010, focusing on state government and politics. He previously worked for The Los Angeles Times, covering the California Supreme Court when Rose Bird was chief justice, the Legislature when Willie Brown was speaker and the governor's office during Gray Davis' tenure. Dan Morain can be reached at dmorain@sacbee.com or 916-321-1907. Twitter: @DanielMorain.