“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teaming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” — Emma Lazarus, Nov. 2, 1883.

This inscription on our Statue of Liberty has been our call to the world for almost 130 years. That voice has been silenced by President Donald Trump. Now we should drape her in black, cover her eyes and douse her lamp. The new inscription should be: Closed. Go away. Under new management.

Ruth McNiff


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