The New Colossus

 
I very much want to know how many Syrians have been admitted to Korea over the last few months. And, if possible, I will meet with them.

 

And for our friends around the world, as the descendant of people who were forced to flee from terrible persecution, I ask for your tolerance and your help. This is truly a terrible time.

 

 
The New Colossus

By Emma Lazarus

 

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!”

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