Immigration Minute Approved by the North Carolina Peace Resource Center

“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!”
This poem by Emma Lazarus is graven on a tablet within the pedestal on which the Statue of Liberty stands. The words inscribed on the pedestal of this wonderful gift from France have welcomed immigrants to the United States for over 100 years. Currently, many citizens of the United States are allowing the senseless violence of a few to shape their views of all immigrants. (continue reading: Minute Approved by the North Carolina Peace Resource Center)

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