I believe as Barb Taub does, The Lady must be weeping inside her heart. https://barbtaub.com/2018/07/01/are-we-really-ready-to-turn-off-her-lamp-keepfamiliestogether-statueofliberty/
They’re not keeping “them” out. They’re keeping “us” out.
Millions took part in over 600 marches across America to protest immigration policy. [image credit: nbcnews.com ]
I wish I could join the millions marching to protest immigration policy in the US. Nobody had to march to admit our family when they were fleeing religious persecution and economic disaster in Ireland. Or in Scotland. Or in Germany. Or in Poland. My grandparents weren’t taken from their parents and put into baby jail.
They knew it would be okay to come to America because the Lady said so. She rose from pennies raised by French and American school children, and she raises a lamp against the darkness. She says welcome. She says that’s who we are.
Statue of Liberty at night
[image credit: Guide TravelTourism]
Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses…
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