Trump official: Statue of Liberty poem refers to Europeans

Oct 25, 2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services says the inscription on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants into the country is about “people coming from Europe.”

Ken Cuccinelli (koo-chih-NEHL’-ee) said Tuesday on CNN that the poem referred to Europeans coming from “class-based societies where people were considered wretched if they weren’t in the right class.”

His comment came a day after the Trump administration announced it would seek to deny green cards to migrants who use public assistance.

Cuccinelli was asked earlier Tuesday on NPR whether the words “give me your tired, your poor” were part of the American ethos. Cuccinelli responded: “They certainly are. Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge.”
 

Dierce

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Oct 27, 2017
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There we go. Someone on the earlier thread called this out. What a bunch of deplorable racist assholes in this administration.
 

Jintor

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even if it did it was because fucks of his brain persuasion were racist against the irish and the greeks and whoever the fuck at the time too, so
 

Almagest

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So, only NA/Canada (Australia) and Europe exist I guess. No South America, Africa or Asia.

'Interesting' perspective.
 

WedgeX

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Nah, I'm pretty sure we're all clear that Cucinelli's ability to interpret is non-existent.
 

phanphare

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just fuck off

shit, when my family came from europe way back when america told them to fuck off and turned their boat around. luckily it went to cuba instead of back to europe
 

fontguy

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I’ve been working on a poem of my own. Let me know if you guys like it.

Roses are red

Violets are blue

E A T

S H I T

Y O U

F U C K I N G

N A Z I S
 

Malleymal

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Man I wish we all had a little Hong Kong in us.. these people are trying to set us back by force
 
Oct 27, 2017
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even if it did it was because fucks of his brain persuasion were racist against the irish and the greeks and whoever the fuck at the time too, so
Cuccinelli would definately be one of those swarthy-type names given a sideways look at Ellis Island.

This will be the party line within a week. The GOP is full steam ahead on Blood and Soil while they scream Antifa are the real fascists.
 

Goldenroad

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Let's be fair here. America is 100% built on racism. Freedom and liberty were not even considered for non-white people until VERY recently, and it's still very up in the air. And if that's the argument being made, it's not incorrect, but is that really the legacy you're still striving for? Is that really all it's ever going to be?
 

Apathy

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Oct 25, 2017
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The Trump Administration : we're not even going to try to hide it anymore, too much work
 

thetrin

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In true Trump fashion, Cuccinelli is doubling down on the absolute worst of the rhetoric.

Remember this when it's time to vote: all it takes for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.
 

Dahbomb

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Oct 25, 2017
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Just so that it wasn't clear the first time... he just doubled down on it!

Rich white folks only!
 

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Back when the Irish and Italians first came over it didn't apply to them too...
Cucinelli himself is from Italian descent right? They even use Catholics as an example fascists were against in that era in this anti-fascist video the government made. They accused them of being papists.


They were going through the same shit other minorities are going through today.

 

Acorn

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Cucinelli himself is from Italian descent right? They even use Catholics as an example fascists were against in that era in this anti-fascist video the government made. They accused them of being papists.


They were going through the same shit other minorities are going through today.

Yep, remember dems were worried about Kennedy not winning because of anti Catholic bigotry in the 60s too.
 

Slayven

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Back when the Irish and Italians first came over it didn't apply to them too...
I learned something interesting the other day, know how the irish and itatian policemen became a trope? They came here with nothing and were treated like shit, alot of them ended up on the police force cracking black people's heads and earned their way into whiteness
 
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Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "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!"
world-wide welcome...