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Why Emma Lazarus’ Iconic Poem is Under Attack by the Trump Administration

“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!”

On Democracy Now! Today Esther Schor Biographer of Emma Lazarus author of This Poem The New Colossus at the base of the Statue of Liberty

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