Are we really ready to turn off her lamp? #KeepFamiliesTogether #StatueofLiberty

Barb Taub

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 http://guidetraveltourism.com/?attachment_id=2846]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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About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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2 Responses to Are we really ready to turn off her lamp? #KeepFamiliesTogether #StatueofLiberty

  1. Kathy says:

    I agree—the Lady is surely weeping at the way our love has become so limited…

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  2. leendadll says:

    i have no words. constant prayers for some certain political leaders to experience true, deep, heartfelt pain. but no words for this.

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