Tag: immigrants

Immigrants and The Statue of Liberty

Immigrants and The Statue of Liberty
When Emma Larzarus wrote her poem The New Colossus in 1883, which was inscribed on a plaque on the Statue of Liberty in 1903, contrary to what the Trump administration would have you believe, she was not thinking of “people coming from Europe” who had the means to support themselves. She was writing it for people like my grandmother,... Read more »

Immigrants and America: Lessons from the Past

Immigrants and America: Lessons from the Past
Our current anti-immigrant political climate is sadly not new. This summer, I attended an enlightening series of lectures by Professor Daniel Greene on Americans and the Holocaust sponsored by Northwestern University’s Continuing Education program. What I learned is troubling, in terms of how patterns of the anti-immigration, xenophobic, America-first ideology that we are currently experiencing have been... Read more »

Immigrants, They Get the Job Done

Immigrants, They Get the Job Done
That’s a huge applause line from Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. We are a country of immigrants. Despite what @realdonaldtrump says, we do have room for more immigrants, and we need them to keep our country strong and productive. Recently, chimney damage caused water to pour down a bedroom wall and ruin part of a hallway... Read more »
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Immigrants Made America Great, Mr. Trump: My Grandfather’s Story

In June of 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Twenty-eight years later, my grandfather was welcomed to this country by Lady Liberty, a gift from France, funded by the French people, to commemorate the friendship between our countries. The statue was located on Liberty Island for two reasons. The first was... Read more »