Criticism of US official manipulated poem "Statue of Liberty"[/rtl]
[rtl]Date of edit:: 2019/8/14 9:47 • 91 times read[/rtl]
Acting immigration chief Ken Cochinelli has been criticized for manipulating the poem's famous poem, Emma Lazarus, carved on a plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty.
When asked in an interview on NPR, when Lazarus' poem "The New Monument" was part of American ethics, Cochinelli was asked: To the government. "
But the original poem does not mention the economic sufficiency of immigrants. “Come to you, the tired, the poor, the masses eager to breathe freedom, the neglected miserable people who fill the shores,” she says.
Cucinelli manipulated the words of the poem as he discussed the new laws of the Donald Trump administration, which aim to prevent the granting of permanent residence and US citizenship to immigrants receiving food donations, health care and other social benefits.
Democratic presidential candidates were among the first to comment on Cuchinelli's criticism.
Senator Elizabeth Warren wrote on Twitter: "Our values are engraved with rocks on the Statue of Liberty. They will not be replaced, and I will fight for these values and for our immigrant communities."
"Let me be clear: the United States will always be a welcoming place for immigrants and refugees, no matter how much money they have," Senator Kamala Harris said on Twitter.
Many Twitter users joined the candidates in criticizing the official, and some questioned whether the same official had grandparents of poor immigrants.
"I think someone whose last name is Cochinelli may have one or two poor immigrants in his family tree. They considered him a kind of intuition," one wrote.
Cochinelli rejected the anger over his comments and told CNN: I do not rewrite poetry. I'm giving ... politics. "
Asked about Cucinelli's comments, the US president replied: "It's about America first. I don't think it's fair to make the American taxpayer pay for people to come to the United States."