Lazarus’s poem has in recent years been a point of contention for officials from the Trump administration.
“Give me your tired and your poor,” Ken Cuccinelli said, then adding his own qualifier, “who can stand on their own two feet.”
White nationalists like to point out, as Miller did, that Emma Lazarus’s “New Colossus” poem was not originally part of the Statue of Liberty.
“We need to clone Stephen Miller and appoint him to every Cabinet position.”
Give her your tired, your poor, and Stephen Miller’s ego for dinner.
The German news outlet Der Spiegel warns: “The times have changed in America.”
It is time for people of conscience to come together and, in the words of Langston Hughes, “bring back our mighty dream again.”
The Statue of Liberty was named after the Roman goddess ‘Libertas’ and her father was a Freemason. But Jewish immigrants have always seen her as a member of the Tribe.
The Statue of Liberty will re-open on July 4 after being closed for eight months due to damage incurred from Hurricane Sandy, but Ellis Island remains closed.
After an extended closure due to Hurricane Sandy, fittingly, the Statue of Liberty will re-open on July 4. However, there remains no firm projection of when Ellis Island will be open to the public.