Did a Trump Official Move to Change the Poem on the Statue of Liberty?

Snopes.comOn more than one occasion, members of the Trump administration have expressed disdain for “The New Colossus,” the immigrant-welcoming poem inscribed on a plaque embedded on the base of the Statue of Liberty in New York. It happened most recently ...

August 15th 2019


Trump official says Statue of Liberty poem is about Europeans

PBS NewsHourWASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official says that the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants into the country is about “people coming from Europe” and that America is looking to receive migrants “who can stand on ...

August 14th 2019


'Huddled Masses' in Statue of Liberty Poem Are European, Trump Official Says

The New York TimesKenneth T. Cuccinelli II, one of the Trump administration's top immigration officials, set off a controversy this week with comments about “The New Colossus,” the 136-year-old sonnet at the base of the Statue of Liberty. “Give me your tired, your poor, your ...

August 14th 2019


Trump Immigration Head Ken Cuccinelli: Statue of Liberty Poem About People 'Coming From Europe'

TIMEA top Trump immigration official offered an edit to the iconic poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty in the wake of the Administration's newly announced plan making it tougher for some immigrants to obtain green cards. Schoolchildren nationwide are often ...

August 14th 2019


What the Trump Administration Gets Wrong About the Statue of Liberty

The New York TimesIn response, Mr. Miller blasted his questioner, CNN's Jim Acosta, with the dire news that “there is no Statue of Liberty law of the land,” pointing out that the poem “was added later, is not actually a part of the original Statue of Liberty.” This week Mr. Cuccinelli, ...

August 14th 2019


The New Stephen Miller

The AtlanticMiller, the 33-year-old Trump adviser, has crafted many of the White House's most controversial immigration policies over the past two and half years, and sure enough, when Acting Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli announced the ...

August 14th 2019


Stephen Colbert bashes Ken Cuccinelli for Statue of Liberty poem 'update'

USA TODAYAmid acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli's controversial comments about the famous Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty sonnet, Stephen Colbert has an edit of his own. Cuccinelli doubled down Tuesday, claiming the poem ...

August 14th 2019