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PoliticsTrump immigration official offers rewrite for Statue of Liberty poem

16:31  13 august  2019
16:31  13 august  2019 Source:   politico.com

Trump official: Statue of Liberty poem refers to Europeans

Trump official: Statue of Liberty poem refers to Europeans The acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services says the inscription on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants into the country is about "people coming from Europe." Ken Cuccinelli (koo-chih-NEHL'-ee) said Tuesday on CNN that the poem referred to Europeans coming from "class-based societies where people were considered wretched if they weren't in the right class." 

Last week, Donald Trump threw his support behind a “merit”-based immigration policy that would would drastically curb legal immigration to America. Miller responded by noting that the poem “was added later and was not part of the original Statue of Liberty ”. He went on to attack Acosta for his

Donald Trump recently proposed to cut legal immigration to the US by half over the next decade and to establish a merit-based immigration How would Trump rewrite the message of American compassion? We are also open to more general riffs on Lazarus’s poem that speak to Trump and his

President Donald Trump's top immigration official on Tuesday offered a revised version of the poem affixed to the base of the Statue of Liberty that aligns more closely with the administration's latest rule aimed at curbing the number of people who enter the United States legally.

Trump immigration official offers rewrite for Statue of Liberty poem© Win McNamee/Getty Images) Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, defended the Trump administration's "public charge" regulation.

Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, was asked by NPR whether the words of Emma Lazarus' poem “The New Colossus,” inscribed on a bronze tablet at the Statue of Liberty, remain "part of the American ethos."

'Give me your tired, your poor': The story behind the poem on the Statue of Liberty

'Give me your tired, your poor': The story behind the poem on the Statue of Liberty Historians tell ABC News the location of the Statue of Liberty in the New York harbor and the poem affixed to its pedestal transformed it into a symbol of immigration.

The history of the Statue of Liberty became the focus of a back-and-forth between Stephen Miller, an aide to President Donald Trump , and CNN’s Jim Inspired by her work with Russian Jews detained by immigration officials on Ward Island, she included a new facet of liberty in her interpretation of what

Late-night host Stephen Colbert on Thursday rewrote the famous poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty to fit the President Trump era. At the briefing, Miller fired back at a CNN reporter who asked how the new immigration policy would fit in with the iconic Statue of Liberty poem that includes the

"They certainly are," Cuccinelli said. "Give me your tired and your poor — who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge."

The administration on Monday issued a "public charge" regulation allowing federal officials to deny green cards to legal immigrants who have received certain public benefits or who are deemed likely to do so in the future.

Critics of the policy have said it is at odds with the Lazarus poem, which reads “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

‘Clearly, he did not take part in our curriculum’: Historians bash Ken Cuccinelli’s revised Statue of Liberty poem

‘Clearly, he did not take part in our curriculum’: Historians bash Ken Cuccinelli’s revised Statue of Liberty poem “Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge,” Cuccinelli said Tuesday.

Trump Official Rejects Statue Of Liberty Poem . Author: Jordan Smith. Publish date: Aug 2, 2017. Stephen Miller, one of President Donald Trump 's top advisers, has distanced the administration from the meaning of "The New Colossus," the poem which appears on the Statue of Liberty .

The Statue of Liberty . Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images. Senior Advisor to the President Stephen Miller recently argued with CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta over immigration . Acosta cited the Statue of Liberty ’s Emma Lazarus poem , which reads, “Give me your tired, your poor

The poem, affixed to the statue that for decades greeted immigrants arriving in New York at Ellis Island, has long been interpreted as a welcome mat for those seeking refuge in the U.S.

Addressing the controversial policy during a White House press briefing, Cuccinelli was pressed on the relevance of the creed that has welcomed generations of immigrants.

"Is that sentiment ― 'Give us your tired, your poor' ― still operative in the United States, or should those words come down?" CBS News Radio correspondent Steven Portnoy asked him.

"I'm certainly not prepared to take anything down off the Statue of Liberty," Cuccinelli replied.

Ken Cuccinelli talked about undocumented immigrants as 'invaders' since at least 2007.
Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, was a founding member of a group more than a decade ago that described undocumented immigrants as "foreign invaders" responsible for "serious infectious diseases, drug running, gang violence, human trafficking, terrorism." require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The group, State Legislators for Legal Immigration, was established in 2007, when an immigration revamp was being hotly debated in Congress.

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