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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:45 PM

Trump official: Statue of Liberty's poem is about Europeans

Source: Associated Press

Trump official: Statue of Liberty’s poem is about Europeans

By ZEKE MILLER and ASHLEY THOMAS
August 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official says that the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants into the country is about “people coming from Europe” and that America is looking to receive migrants “who can stand on their own two feet.”

The comments on Tuesday from Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, came a day after the Trump administration announced it would seek to deny green cards to migrants who seek Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance. The move, and Cuccinelli’s defense, prompted an outcry from Democrats and immigration advocates who said the policy would favor wealthier immigrants and disadvantage those from poorer countries in Latin America and Africa.

“This administration finally admitted what we’ve known all along: They think the Statue of Liberty only applies to white people,” tweeted former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Democratic presidential candidate.

The administration’s proposed policy shift comes as President Donald Trump is leaning more heavily into the restrictive immigration policies that have energized his core supporters and were central to his 2016 victory. He has also spoken disparagingly about immigration from majority black and Hispanic countries, including calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals when he launched his 2016 campaign. Last year, he privately branded Central American and African nations as “shithole” countries and he suggested the U.S. take in more immigrants from European countries like predominantly white Norway.

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Eugene Aug 14 OP
Cirque du So-What Aug 14 #1
Maeve Aug 14 #2
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 14 #4
virgogal Aug 14 #8
struggle4progress Aug 14 #3
area51 Aug 14 #5
gratuitous Aug 14 #6
FiveGoodMen Aug 14 #7
bdamomma Aug 14 #9

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:52 PM

1. Keep digging, cooch

How could anyone *possibly* see something racist about that?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:56 PM

2. Nevermind that the Irish, Italians and others were NOT considered 'white' back in the day

Or that many came with little more than the clothes on their backs....

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Response to Maeve (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:18 PM

4. No shit

The willful ignorance of Cuccinelli is amazing.

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Response to Maeve (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:57 PM

8. The Italians and Irish needed sponsors

that guaranteed support,big difference today.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:06 PM

3. Translation: "America is for Aryans"

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:30 PM

5. What?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:32 PM

6. I guess there just wasn't enough room on the plaque?

I'm glad Cuccinelli is here to explain to all us dunderheads that the promise of America is reserved only for Europeans. Well, certain Europeans, not all of them.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:54 PM

7. We reached across the aisle and gave a hand to these fuckers

Fight the enemy, god damn it!

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:02 PM

9. the filthy repigs won't fight

we need to.

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