A top Trump administration official says the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants into the country is about “people coming from Europe.'
The acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said the statue's famous inscription is about 'people coming from Europe' and that America is looking to receive migrants 'who can stand on their own two feet.'
Last year, he privately branded Central American and African nations as
Cuccinelli said in an interview with CNN on Tuesday night that the Emma Lazarus poem emblazoned on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty referred to “people coming from Europe where they had class-based societies where people were considered wretched if they weren’t in the right class.”
A hard-line conservative from Virginia, Cuccinelli was a failed Republican candidate for governor in 2013 after serving as the state’s attorney general. He backed Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas for president in 2016 and for a time was a harsh critic of Trump.
“I don’t think it’s fair to have the American taxpayer paying for people to come into the United States,” Trump told reporters before boarding Air Force One for Pennsylvania. “I think we’re doing it right.”
Another Democratic presidential candidate, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, also condemned Cuccinelli’s comments.Read more: Los Angeles Times
Will there be an exception for migrants who lost their foot from collateral damage in a drone strike? therealsizlingh Or, in the case of Melania, those women willing to spread their feet behind their ears. America prefers highly educated Asian immigrants. Let's grant political asylum to Hong Kong protesters.
That’s 🐴 💩 Then why were immigrants raided while working at their jobs - “standing on their own two feet” 😒It’s just plain old racism Which migrants are meant? Machines? With Trump, mass shooting began to happen 2 times a day and 3 times a week. Poor is poor. Anywhere in the world. And especially here.
The he should take Trump's hand out of his ass. Technically that concept has always been at the heart of US immigration policies. Just like any club that has busted its butt to get where it is, you should earn the right to immigrate here... not just show up. Even our ancestors had to earn their right stay.... WITHOUT govt funding.
Literally? I support open borders AND denial of government assistance to immigrants. But that's not a problem, because immigrants are already less likely to take government assistance than native born people are.
Ken Cuccinelli: Statue of Liberty poem refers to migrants from EuropeCheck out our press statement condemning Ken Cuccinelli's racist words yesterday: TrumpIsAWhiteSupremacist cc: Pretty sad Change if you ask me.., this guy is way out there. Everyone knows him as the 'stable genius' realDonaldTrump . He listens to his gut when he does his vetting. With this pick, like many others, he had two Big Macs, a large fry and a diet coke in the process.
Many immigrants are not only 'standing on their own two feet', they are holding our society up with honor and dignity supporting the culture doing many different kinds of jobs while they gain education and their kids education to become our doctors, lawyers and more All of the sudden he sees himself as one of our founding fathers?
So the Americans who are wheelchair bound, are we shipping them to another country cause they are unable to stand on their two feet? Just asking for a friend Says a guy who’s immigrant ancestors were treated like shit and not considered White. How ironic. Meanwhile, this dick is standing on two phone books just to reach the podium.
Is he saying that it is an ethnic and racist inscription? Yes it is party true. Keep grasping at your banned straws... Pre welfare
Immigration official Ken Cuccinelli: Statue of Liberty poem refers to immigrants from EuropeThe Trump administration&39;s acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director was criticized Tuesday after creating his own revised version of the famous poem on the Statue of Liberty. At day&39;s end, his effort to explain himself was seized on by Democrats as racist.
Send him back! Well LAT if you want to get into the history of the Statue of Liberty, it was actually a gift from France! Maybe the French should have put legal immigrants are welcome! Who cares who it was for, it’s out dated. America is over crowded. Inscription on the Statue 'welcoming those from abroad', not only from Europe.
Make this clown take a DNA test and publish the results. People back in the Day came the right way ! They didt break the Law That is racist Whew. Bad. I agree with the law - but it must apply equally to all. And as even Obama promised us, they must all need to learn English, and as Teddy Roosevelt promised us, they must assimilate and become Americans w/ only one allegiance.
Lol! Like Trump’s fake German father? Racist White House
Trump immigration official offers rewrite for Statue of Liberty poemTrump 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' What an idiotic adminstration They all haven't missed too many lunches The poem is just a poem. It has no legal bearing, it is simply pabulum. It’s as meaningless as the Doomsday Clock, used only to pray on people’s emotions.
Is it the government opinion or his opinion This guy's ancestors came over on the boat with pasta balls in their overcoat pockets and one pair of shoes between them and now he's a bigot. Only in America. Despite the noble words of the poem... words are different than implementation. In reality it was never y'all come, even in the years that immigrants were predominantly European. Europeans who were thought to become a possible burden on the US were regularly turned away.
Wasn't this guy commentating on CNN just a few weeks ago. Wow, Trump hires the best. Impressive. Beto2020 original white flight USD_Skate the day of the rope. hashtagfagtag
Trump immigration official offers rewrite for Statue of Liberty poemTrump's top immigration official offered a revised version of the poem featured at the base of the Statue of Liberty that aligns more closely with the administration's latest immigration rule Don't these legal immigrants pay taxes? I thought so. Because the law was made in 1996,he is merely enforcing it.Come you guys get with the program,acting like dumb sheep, and not researching Revising the statue liberty is pretty un-American if you ask me
Trump Official Wants Statue of Liberty to Reflect Trump’s “No Poors” PolicyTrump’s top immigration official thinks the whole “give me your tired, your poor” business no longer applies Immigrants are a net plus for the US economy. Strangely, Trump, the GOP, and Fox and Fiends never mention that. Give us your bloated and rich, chased out by those they once lorded it over. Well then most of this country wouldn’t be here. I know my family wouldn’t. Yet we’ve contributed a whole lot. Go away.
The Trump administration's attack on the Statue of LibertyKen Cuccinelli’s suggested revision of “The New Colossus” isn’t the first time a Trump administration official has critiqued the poem on the base of the Statue of Liberty, says AliVelshi. AliVelshi AliVelshi Let's see MSNBC's deal with Kamala Harris! You never told your viewers you have her sister on your staff! AliVelshi If U supporting this Administration and those who are openly spewing HATE across America then U are complicit