Addressing why homelessness is so persistent Poet Emma Lazarus wrote a poem titled "The New Colossus" in 1883 to help raise funds for the Statue of Liberty, which was completed three years later. The poem, often cited as representative of the U.S. approach to immigration, reads in part:
Her poem represented an unrealized ideal--and, sadly, still does. Bigotry against immigrants continues to be rife in our country. Immigration quotas based on racial hierarchies formally passed in 1924 and would remain in effect until 1965.
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Preparing for the Shalon:
- Refugee International Statement on impact to global community of Trump decision on Paris Agreement
- California Immigration Facts
- An American Thanksgiving: dishes from around the globe (NYTimes)
- Berkeley sociologist crosses over to Trump’s America
- Growers, farmworkers say immigration raids scaring away labor
- Exploring questions around the Syrian Refugee Crisis (Searching for Syria)