When I first posted this a year ago, the Syrian War had raged for three years. But this last year as Isis took over more territory, terrified refugees fled in the hundreds of thousands trying to reach Europe, risking their lives to try to get there. Some countries have closed their doors, some even imprisoning the refugees. Now less than a week after terrorist attacks in Paris that killed more than a hundred people and injured more than 400, American politicians want America to stop the many innocent refugees from reaching our shores because of the few terrorists who may be lurking within their numbers. I repost this story of my immigrant history to try to stand in unity with those who yearn for freedom.
On October 27, 1886, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated. On it’s base is a bronze plaque with this poem, of which only a few lines are now remembered…except in the hearts of all the immigrants who came through Ellis Island…or their children and grandchildren.
The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs …
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