What state can claim Ellis Island? In 1998 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the area of the original island (where the Main Immigration Building stands) is within New York state, while the part of the island created by landfill belongs to New Jersey. (For the full size map, click on the image.)
Statue of Liberty National Monument, which includes Ellis Island as well as Liberty Island, is a national park in New York Harbor.
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