"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-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
The quote engraved on the statue of liberty.
I know we don’t have nearly as much room in our country as we did when the statue of liberty was made, but I wish our nation could live by those words and feel them in our hearts.
We are a nation of immigrants. Our ancestors were lucky enough to have been able to come here. Why do we think we should close our doors on people wanting a better life, just like our ancestors did?
*not talking about illegal immigrants, though I’m sure the number of illegal immigrants would go down if getting citizenship was easier