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Disgusting. At first I thought this was a joke. I'm glad Emma Lazarus's poem in the Statue of Liberty is etched in stone, so that it can outlast this nativist, anti-immigrant, anti-poor, anti-American poison. Btw, those 600 people rounded up by ICE this weekend were working. https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1161253946180165632
We like Emma Lazarus's poem the way it is.
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Period. #statueofliberty https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/13/statue-of-liberty-poem-trump-official-immigration
Asked if Emma Lazarus's words on the Statue of Liberty are part of the American ethos, Cuccinelli says, "They certainly are. Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet, and who will not become a public charge.”
Elevating for those who weren’t aware: The Statue of Liberty was intended to celebrate the abolition of slavery, not immigration—she has broken chains at her feet. Emma Lazarus’s poem was added 17 years later.
Lady Liberty is for black people.
Arguing about Emma Lazarus was not something I was ready for.
Newsflash for #openbordersinc : Emma Lazarus was not a Founding Father and her poem is not law. Also, this: https://www.conservativereview.com/news/statue-liberty-poem-means-exact-opposite-immigrant-welfare-advocates-think/
Emma Lazarus "wrote 'The New Colossus' to argue that aiding the poor and oppressed of all lands was the mission of all Americans, the mission of America itself." https://nyti.ms/2OWCln1
"The irony is that the statue goes on speaking, even when the tide turns against immigration," @EstherSchor says. "Even against immigrants themselves, as they adjust to their American lives."
Read @samrob12, on Emma Lazarus's "New Colossus" — from 2011: https://nyti.ms/2Ku4mOl .
Q: "What do you think America stands for?"
CUCCINELLI: "Well, of course, that [Emma Lazarus] poem was referring back to people coming from Europe, where they had class-based societies, where people were considered 'wretched' if they weren’t in the right class." https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/1161423652962918400
Emma Lazarus wrote New Colossus in 1883, at a time in her life when she was doing activist work to help Jewish refugees fleeing pogroms in Russia. She specifically did *not* want only refugees who could pull themselves up. Instead, she founded institutions to pull them up. https://twitter.com/BarkEater77/status/1161349914661728256
"The famous words of Emma Lazarus on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty read: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." Until 1921 this was an accurate picture of our society..."
Emma Lazarus, the poet behind the words on the Statue of Liberty (a poem titled "The New Colossus") was a prolific writer on anti-Semitism. She was an advocate for Jewish refugees fleeing violence in Russia.
The Statue itself was intended as a gift to honor the end of slavery. https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/1161423652962918400
RIGHT NOW: In stark contrast to the USCIS Director twisting the welcoming words of Emma Lazarus, there’s a new statue outside of USCIS headquarters:
The Statue of Liberty was not designed or conceived as a symbol of America’s welcome to immigrants. If the Civil War hadn’t ended slavery, it likely wouldn’t have come at all. But Emma Lazarus’ poem, meant to establish the US as a free rival to the Old World, changed all that.
Media: Next time @KenCuccinelli @USCISCuccinelli spews "Statue of Liberty phrase meant only Europeans" lie, hit him with this: The sonnet by Emma Lazarus that appears on the statue specifically states our beacon is shining a "world-wide welcome." That is not "White folks only."
Rewriting Emma Lazarus is the perfect metaphor for this administration. https://twitter.com/brandyzadrozny/status/1161235834609291264
Proposed design for 500 Israeli new shekel, with Emma Lazarus - 1849-1887 in the front, will be issued as private fantasy banknote, limited issue of 500 pcs.
If Trump asked Nikki Haley to be his VP and launder all of his racism and xenophobia, she'd say yes without any hesitation. Thankfully we can remind her she's the daughter of South Asian immigrants, the same ones Trump and his base would exclude from the Emma Lazarus poem. https://twitter.com/NikkiHaley/status/1164267307138453504
My students read the Emma Lazarus poem (the real one). After “Give me your tired, your poor...I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” One of my honor students said “That’s the most beautiful sentence I’ve ever heard.” This kid is like 12 and I want to cry. #ThisIsWhyITeach