Posts tagged "Europe"

Immigration on the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty

Immigration on the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty celebrates her 125th anniversary today. The statue was a gift of friendship given by France to the United States in 1886, and she has come to symbolize freedom and the American Dream. She is also a symbol for immigrants: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe... Read more »

Crossing the border

Crossing the border
“Where is your visa?” the immigration officer demanded at the airport outside Barcelona, Spain. A young Moroccan woman, who didn’t speak Spanish, shrugged her shoulders as if she didn’t understand the question. “Your visa? Your identity card?” the officer implored. I was standing in the line next to her and the immigration officer looking at... Read more »