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As Dr. David Jeremiah stated: “[America’s] attitude towards immigrants is elegantly expressed in the words that are engraved on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.” (The Bleeding of Our Borders; September 25, 2016)
The inscription is a sonnet titled “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus and the short poem ends with the words: “…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!” And as Dr. Jeremiah very succinctly stated, the words accurately sum up our nation’s attitude towards immigrants.
It was either in sixth grade or seventh grade that as students, we memorized this poignant prose and lo these many years later, the words still elicit a deep emotion pursuant to the solemnity of welcome and promise herein found upon America’s hallowed shores.
My first experience with what those words meant, albeit I did not realize it at the time, was with my neighbor, Natasha I think her name was, who arrived as a little girl, from Hungary in 1956 or thereabouts. Some of the details are blurred as a consequence of time, but I remember vividly her showing me a stick with aluminum foil wrapped around one end. She told me that her grandfather had given it to her and that it was a magic wand that she could use to remember him. She spoke English and we attended elementary school together. But I digress.
The words I referenced above essentially bids those longing for permanence with a future of freedom to come. The name we assign to such a person(s) is “immigrant”. Said assignation is defined as: “a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence.” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
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