Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free

. Wednesday, October 28, 2009



Today is the birthday of France's greatest gift to the U.S. (other than fried potatoes, of course): the Liberty Enlightening the World statue in NYC. How ironic is it that America's immigration policies reflect liberty so much less now than in 1886, when the statue was dedicated? We don't even accept many skilled workers these days, much less the huddled masses.

Tim Armstrong is mostly complaining about other aspects of American foreign policy in the song above, but immigration is probably the greatest civil rights issue this country (and the world in general) currently faces. Meanwhile, the E.U. has been improving its immigration policies, at least with regards to other European countries. I hope the day never comes when it would be appropriate for the U.S. to give the statue back to France.

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