The history of the famous poem on the Statue of Liberty that keeps annoying Trump officials

The poem inscribed on a plaque in the Statue of Liberty continues to come up in discussions on the Trump administration’s immigration policies. The poem, “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus, was written in tribute to refugees and immigrants. Lazarus, a New Yorker of Portuguese Sephardic Jewish descent, was asked to write the poem to raise money for the statue’s […]

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