Stephen Miller attacks Statue of Liberty poem, echoing popular white nationalist talking point – Rebekah Entralgo – Think Progress – August 2, 2017
“At Wednesday’s White House press briefing, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller was pressed on whether Trump’s new immigration policy was in keeping with the spirit of the poem inscribed at the base of Statute of Liberty.
‘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.’
“The Trump administration’s new immigration bill, as CNN’s Jim Acosta noted, favors ‘highly-skilled,’ English-speaking applicants.
“Miller became angry, replying that the sonnet on the Statue of Liberty was ‘added later’ and therefore, does not reflect American values towards immigrants.”