A Trump immigration official gave his own update on the iconic Statue of Liberty poem to make the case for a new rule effectively barring immigrants likely to use public benefits from entering the country.
In an interview on NPR’s Morning Edition, US Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli was asked whether he agreed the poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty was part of the American ethos.
Referring to the new rule, Cuccinelli said the iconic poem should be updated to “‘Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge.'”
The NPR interview comes after the Trump administration announced that it was seeking to implement a new “public charge” rule that could reject green cards to immigrants using or deemed likely to use public assistance benefits like food stamps, housing vouchers, or Medicaid.
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A Trump immigration official reimagined the iconic Statue of Liberty poem to make the case for a new rule effectively barring immigrants likely to use public assistance benefits from entering the country, saying the United States should only welcome people “who can stand …read more
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