Emma Lazarus, Prominent Immigrant Rights Activist, Deported by ICE


Still Important to remember.

Struggles For Justice Blog

No, Emma Lazarus has not been deported. She died an American poet and writer of prominence an age ago. It is her poem, The New Colossus, that is engraved at the base of the Statue of Liberty, rendering it an elemental touchstone; a quintessential element of the American Dream. Yet, she might as well have been, given the Trump Administration’s obsessive and venal hatred of people of color; especially when they are immigrants. It is the ethos of what she wrote that seems to have been deported in Trump’s Amerika.

We’re all waiting for the immigrants from Russia, Ireland, Germany, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and Poland to be notified they are about to be deported by ICE en mass. Yet, somehow that never happens. The Russians at least would need to remain here if only to meet with Donald Trump and his campaign and administration.

Two days…

View original post 888 more words

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s