Trump official: Statue of Liberty's poem is about Europeans

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    This says it all. Now people can keep lying to themselves about how Trumps immigration policy is not racist, but lying to yourself is only a coping mechanism you are using to absolve yourselves from the fact you voted for and support a racist president and administration.

    Trump official: Statue of Liberty's poem is about Europeans
    By ZEKE MILLER and ASHLEY THOMAS Associated Press
    August 14, 2019

    A top Trump administration official says the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty, welcoming "huddled masses" of immigrants to American shores, was referring to "people coming from Europe" and that the nation is looking to receive migrants "who can stand on their own two feet."

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    The comments on Tuesday from Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, came a day after the Trump administration announced it would seek to deny green cards to migrants who seek Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance. The move, and Cuccinelli's defense, prompted an outcry from Democrats and immigration advocates who said the policy would favor wealthier immigrants and disadvantage those from poorer countries in Latin America and Africa.

    "This administration finally admitted what we've known all along: They think the Statue of Liberty only applies to white people," tweeted former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a Democratic presidential candidate.

    Trump official: Statue of Liberty's poem is about Europeans

    Before the excuses come, understand that only whites were allowed to be citizens in some cases until the 1950's.
     
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    It is. Common sense would tell you that. Common sense would also tell you that it was a gift from a time and peoples that no longer exist.
    AKA the poem is meaningless tripe. Our constitution and bill of rights dictate how we function as a society.

    Now, let us discuss your inability to deal with reality.....
     
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    Absolutely. Times change, we need entry by what you have to offer. Dont come here planning to clean up construction sites with your big fat mamacita burrito and your 4 greasy tacos. That family will need at least $100,000 a year, you better have a positive net gain. We have enough pos.
     
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    No one gives a shit about a poem. It's not a law. There's nothing in the Constitution.

    What's in the Constitution is the President's authority to protect our borders from the shaggy hordes.

    And when the Latino invasion raises their flags over the White House you can learn to speak Spanish.

    Believe me, you'll hate it.
     
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    The op thinks we still need people to build roads or skyscrapers.

    There is no limit to their stupidity
     
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    So sad. I can not understand how people so ignorant get this much power.
     
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    Why wouldn't it be about Europeans ? That's where immigration to the US was coming from in the 1880's, when the statue was erected here.

    Immigration wasn't opened up to the third world until 1965, and was a big mistake.
     
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    The Trump administration represents hateful rightwing bigots and racists well.
     
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    Justify that.
     
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    It was a gift from the French! Europeans! Right?
     
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