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.

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