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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:55 PM

Statue of Liberty shown cuffed and arrested by immigration officials in new mural

Source: The Guardian

Statue of Liberty shown cuffed and arrested by immigration officials in new mural

Mural in downtown Las Vegas by British artist Izaac Zevalking meant to draw attention to America’s founding by immigrants

Edward Helmore
Wed 14 Aug 2019 14.42 BST Last modified on Wed 14 Aug 2019 15.17 BST

A mural of the Statue of Liberty, handcuffed and slammed on the hood of a police cruiser, is drawing attention in downtown Las Vegas, a day after a top Trump administration official in charge of immigration suggested the statue’s famous inscription be amended to include a test of means.

Under the pseudonym Recycled Propaganda, artist and British immigrant Izaac Zevalking painted the image on a wall late last month, before citizenship and immigration services director Ken Cuccinelli – jokingly – suggested amending Emma Lazarus’s sonnet inscribed on the statue to read: “Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge.”

Zevalking told Las Vegas station KTNV: “My purpose of doing what I did with the Statue of Liberty is to try and draw analogies with America’s past and how it was founded and how it was largely built by immigrants, to really make an analogy out of that so that people can apply that to contemporary society and contemporary issues a little bit more.”

Since Cuccinelli made his suggestion to NPR, administration officials have sought to play down its significance.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/14/statue-of-liberty-mural-las-vegas-ice-immigration-arrest


Mural by Izaac Zevalking. Photograph: Artwork by Izaac Zevalking. Photograph courtesy Mat Luschek / Las-Vegas Review-Journal

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Reply Statue of Liberty shown cuffed and arrested by immigration officials in new mural (Original post)
Eugene Aug 14 OP
toddwv Aug 14 #1
dchill Aug 14 #2
trof Aug 14 #3
Maru Kitteh Aug 14 #4
bdamomma Aug 14 #5
uponit7771 Aug 14 #6
Hermit-The-Prog Aug 14 #7
UniteFightBack Aug 14 #8

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 05:00 PM

1. Well, I mean...

She's immigrated here from France, has been here since 1886, and required some government help to get by.

That makes her enemy #1 in the right-wing's eyes.

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Response to toddwv (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:08 PM

2. Exactly.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:44 PM

3. "Undocumented French woman arrested by ICE officers."

Well, of course.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:40 PM

4. Well done, sadly.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:43 PM

5. oh God,

this is so sad. We got to save our country from this evil.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:49 PM

6. K&R,

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:22 PM

7. ditto

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:27 PM

8. You best watch it...that crown ain't made of roses. She will get the last word. nt

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