I love the fatherland, but America has greater opportunities!
If I were you, I would lay down on a bench and sleep until tomorrow.
Good idea, maybe it will be calmer tomorrow morning.
Some of the push factors were poverty, or overpriced food. Pull factors were freedom of religion, more land, job opportunities, etc.
While I had a blanket, and was able to get to the deck of the ship, others were less fortunate and were stuck in steerage. As the voyage took 4 weeks, the time seemed to completely stop as the days went by. Although I was lucky because it wasn´t irregular to take up to 3 months.
At Ellis Island, there were thousands of people, all crammed on the island. This led to many sleeping on benches until the following day.
While trying to find a place to stay after leaving Ellis Island, I found a building that had tenements. The other family in the room with me had 2 kids, and all of them were going to work in the meat factory while I walked in the room. It was not unusual for several families to live in a tenement.
While searching for a job, I was met with some nativism. The Americans outside the factory were yelling at me and other immigrants around us to go back to our home. eventually I made it inside and the person at the main desk told me to start working.
While on the voyage most people did not believe they would live, they gave others money to spend on food for them. Also, some others had to have their names changed for the sake of Americans being able to pronounce it.