Omdahl: The immigrant said, ‘Sorry kid, but the boat is full’
In 1883, Emma Lazarus wrote “The New Colossus,” a sonnet that now graces the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
“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.
Give me your tired, your poor,
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