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Jan 29

Mother of Exiles No More

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Trump has made cowards of us all.

No immigrants from any of the seven countries on the list — Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Sudan, and Somalia — have killed Americans in terrorist attacks in the US. Not one. What immigrants and refugees from most of those countries are doing, however, is fleeing repression, violence, and war — in the case of Iraq and Yemen, wars started or supported by the US itself.

~ Vox.com

CNN Headline: Trump, "We don't want them here"

Comrade Trump, “We don’t want them here.”

A Syrian refugee child plays at Al Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan near the border with Syria, December 3, 2016. Photo by Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

A Syrian refugee child plays at Al Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan near the border with Syria, December 3, 2016. Photo by Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

Trump grabs Liberty by the pussy.

I would say, ‘Welcome to Trump’s America’, but apparently that is no longer allowed and honestly, you’re chances of doing better elsewhere have just improved – relatively speaking.

Statue of Liberty Crying

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
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. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

~ Emma Lazarus, The New Colossus

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