Ellis Island, situated in New York harbor, is seen from the water Thursday, August 15, 1996. Lawyers representing New York and New Jersey made their closing arguments in the border dispute between the two states with the historic immigrant entry point at stake. New York traces its claim back to before the Revolutionary War and contends New Jersey's interest arose when it realized the island could be a tourist attraction. But, New Jersey attorneys argued that an1834 bi-state agreement proves its claim to all but the original two-point-seven acres of the island.
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