Immigration official Ken Cuccinelli: Statue of Liberty poem refers to immigrants from Europe

The Trump administration’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’s end, his effort to explain himself was seized on by Democrats as racist.

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WASHINGTON’Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli on Tuesday evening doubled down on his characterization of’the famous Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty sonnet, saying the poem was referring mostly to immigrants coming from Europe.

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Quite a lot has been going on:

Trump’s public charge plan punishes legal immigrants for America’s existing income inequality

It is the ultimate form of kleptocracy when the stewards of our government not only seek to rob those of us whose ancestors arrived more recently of our right to belong, but also actively steals the dreams from millions to ever become an American simply for being poor.

Ken Cuccinelli, acting head of Citizenship and Immigration Services, continued that robbery job on Tuesday as he deliberately slaughtered a poem attached to the Statue of Liberty in an interview while defending the administration’s new rule, announced Monday, to deny permanent legal status to low-income legal residents who receive public benefits, such as food stamps or public housing ‘ called public charge.

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The ‘Public-Charge’ Ploy

President Trump in his better moments has said he wants, and the U.S. needs, more legal immigrants. Videos for Immigration Official Ken Cuccinelli : 1:13 Trump immigration official Ken Cuccinelli tweaks the Statue of Liberty poem Dailymotion But that’s hard to square with the way his Administration is now trying to curtail legal immigration under the pretext of preventing America from becoming a welfare magnet.

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Immigration official Ken Cuccinelli: Statue of Liberty poem refers to immigrants from Europe

Cuccinelli early Tuesday made headlines after he gave his own revised version’of the famous poem, “The New Colossus,” when asked whether it would still be a part of the American ethos once the new rule was implemented.

The question was prompted by’the White House’s‘”public charge” rule announced Monday that could disqualify many indigent immigrants from entering the U.S.

‘Give me your tired, your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge,’ he said Tuesday morning during an interview with NPR. “That plaque was put on the Statue of Liberty at almost the first time the first public charge law was passed.”‘

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