Statue of Liberty inscription

Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, has sparked a new wave of criticism about the promise of US immigration enshrined in the inscription on the Statue of Liberty by saying it was for “people coming from Europe.”

The fresh remarks came after Cuccinelli originally triggered outrage by saying that the famous poem on the base of the statue – which starts “Give me your tired, your poor / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” – should be amended to reflect that immigrants coming to America should not use public benefits.  — News Item