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PoliticsTrump official: Statue of Liberty poem refers to Europeans

05:15  14 august  2019
05:15  14 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

Trump immigration official offers rewrite for Statue of Liberty poem

Trump immigration official offers rewrite for 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," he said.

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 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

The official added the words "who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge". It comes as Trump officials debuted What did the official say? On Tuesday, Mr Cuccinelli was asked by NPR whether the 1883 poem titled The New Colossus at the Statue of Liberty on New

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WASHINGTON (AP) — 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."

Trump official: Statue of Liberty poem refers to Europeans © Provided by The Associated Press Acting Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli, speaks during a briefing at the White House, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) His comment came a day after the Trump administration announced it would seek to deny green cards to migrants who use public assistance.

Cuccinelli was asked earlier Tuesday on NPR whether the words "give me your tired, your poor" were part of the American ethos. Cuccinelli responded: "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."

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