Trump official: Statue of Liberty poem should mean 'poor who can stand on own two feet'

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Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), has proposed a new interpretation of the famous welcome that appears on a placard at the Statue of Liberty.

The famous lines, taken from The New Colossus by the 19th-century New York poet Emma Lazarus, read: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

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Source: The Guardian
Trump official: Statue of Liberty poem should mean 'poor who can stand on own two feet'