The way liberals see it, the poem on the Statue of Liberty that reads “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free” is a lot more than just a line. To them, it should be our immigration policy.
That is the talking point you see from people like CNN's Jim Acosta. It has become the narrative. Bob Price with Breitbart says there's a difference between the poem, and laws that need to be enforced.
“Liberals don’t want to recognize the rule of law. It’s a poem. It’s not law,” Price said.
John Zmirak with The Stream told us times are a bit different from when that poem, "The New Colossus" (below) was written.
“We did not have a welfare state. If you came to America were expected to assimilate and to sink or swim on your own,” Zmirak explained.
As opposed to what happens today, with Price saying that unaccompanied children cost us over $750 a day per child.
“The New Colossus”
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”