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Liberty, Lazarus and One Colossal Omission

The Emma Lazarus Federation of Jewish Women’s Clubs at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. PHOTO: JWA.org

If you’ve ever tried to emigrate from the United States to another country or have even applied for an extended stay, chances are that immigration officials required from you proof that you are financially self-sustaining. I experienced this myself in an E.U. country, and friends and family of generous means have regaled me with stories about their frustrations over providing financial documentation deemed sufficient and acceptable to immigration officials.

Generally, what these countries want to ensure is that foreign residents will have the means for food and shelter, so that new arrivals will not burden their social welfare system. Exceptions are made for those seeking asylum and those who are repatriating.

It makes sense, doesn’t it? After all, it wouldn’t be fair to the citizens of the Czech Republic, for example, if they were required to shelter and feed every American vagabond who arrives on their doorstep — not to mention how difficult it would be for local and national government to even determine how much to tax citizens in a revolving-door immigration system.

The aforementioned country, for example, requires proof of medical insurance, proof of income or savings and requires foreign residents to keep them abreast of resident addresses among other common sense requirements. The foreigner is not eligible for welfare benefits from the state. One also has to live in country for five years to even apply for a semi-permanent residence status permit of 10 years. The Czechs would laugh if you called them xenophobes.

Thus, immigration policies and their legal enforcement — including self-sufficiency requirements — are the norm worldwide. Yet, somehow, people around the world and even at home are passionately and righteously asserting the false notion that the United States is supposed to be different.

The U.S., they say, is supposed to be the global homeland for the poor, the indigent, the dregs and degenerates. When Americans try to contest the notion that everyone in the world has “a right to become an American,” open-borders advocates evoke the Statue of Liberty and the plaque at its base as evidence.

Under the administration of 5th Columnist and globalist Joe Biden, illegal immigrants who breach the border are secretly shuttled on flights to Republican-controlled cities and states.

Fifth Column

[A] clandestine group or faction of subversive agents [foreign or domestic] who attempt to undermine a nation’s solidarity by any means at their disposal. … A cardinal technique of the fifth column is the infiltration of sympathizers into the entire fabric of the nation under attack and, particularly, into positions of policy decision and national defense. From such key posts, fifth-column activists exploit the fears of a people by spreading rumours and misinformation, as well as by employing the more standard techniques of espionage and sabotage.Encyclopedia Britannica

Biden’s Justice Department has even indicated it will support ponying up $450,000 per illegal immigrant child who was detained and separated from their family during the Trump administration, as part of a ACLU-led class-action lawsuit. This largess, in turn, emboldens and incentivizes more waves of illegal migrants to breach the border.

US Public Charge Policy

Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, was subjected to this line of reasoning during an NPR interview on Aug. 13, 2019. Cuccinelli met with NPR radio host Rachel Martin to shed light on the Trump administration’s Aug. 12 announcement on U.S. immigration policy, which was falsely being reported as an unfair “new rule.”

Basically, the not-new policy is that legal immigrants who use public benefits — like food stamps, Section 8 housing vouchers, cost of living subsidies or Medicaid, for example — will be less likely to be approved for legal permanent U.S. residence.

It’s called a “public charge” rule, which essentially means that public taxpayers are being charged for their stay. If an immigrant uses public resources now, or if an immigration official determines that due to low income they will likely need public welfare benefits in the future, that immigrant could see their green card applications delayed or revoked.

Now, let’s pause for moment to examine the real cause of U.S. migration from Central America. It’s not gun violence. It’s money. A factory worker in Mexico earns an average of $70 a week. In the U.S., unskilled laborers earn about $70 a day, which is an income level low enough to qualify for welfare benefits in most cases.

Among legal immigrant-run households, 63 percent were on welfare in 2014, as opposed to 35 percent of American households, according to the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). Among legal immigrants in the U.S. less than 10 years, 50 percent were receiving welfare. Among those in the U.S. more than 10 years, 70 percent were on welfare. This shows a lack of upward mobility over time among legal immigrants.

Cuccinelli explained to NPR that self-sufficiency “is 140-year-old part of our legal immigration system,” and it’s “central to the American value set, and it’s also central to our immigration history. And that’s what this rule does.” A 1996 “public charge” law passed on a bipartisan basis, but it proved ineffective because it wasn’t enforced, Cuccinelli said. “And this rule will make that law effective.”

In response to this explanation, Martin — like most globalist-minded, open-borders Democrats — evoked the Statue of Liberty: “Would you also agree that Emma Lazarus’ words etched on the Statue of Liberty — give me your tired, your poor — are also part of the American ethos?”

“They certainly are,” Cuccinelli replied. “Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge. That plaque was put on the Statue of Liberty at almost the same time as the first public charge law was passed — very interesting timing.”

The full interview may be heard in the player below.

During the week that followed, Cuccinelli appeared on numerous news networks to explain the Trump announcement and was repeatedly grilled about how it fits in with Emma Lazarus’ poem and the Statue of Liberty. In a CNN interview, he explained that the poem was referring to European immigrants.

Yes, Cuccinelli is right. Emma Lazarus was writing about European immigrants — more specifically, Russian Jews. He omitted that nugget of information. Nonetheless, Madeline Albright felt the need to chime in with Anderson Cooper.

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Madeline Albright with her Statue of Liberty pin

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said acting Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli suggesting that only immigrants who can “stand on their own two feet” are welcome in the United States is “completely un-American.”

“I’ve been a refugee twice, once from the Nazis and we were in England, and then we came to the United States when the communists took over in Czechoslovakia. And I think that it is one of the most un-American things I’ve ever heard,” Albright told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Wednesday night on “Anderson Cooper 360.”

Albright, who is known for wearing brooches or decorative pins to convey her foreign policy messages, was wearing a Statue of Liberty pin on her jacket while speaking to Cooper.

“I think the Statue of Liberty is weeping,” she said.

Liberty and Lazarus

We’re likely to hear pro-migration advocates continue to evoke the Statue of Liberty and recite portions of Emma Lazarus’ poem on its pedestal as evidence of America’s open-door immigration philosophy. This is a false representation and manipulation by the usual suspects.

The statue, which was a joint project commissioned between the U.S. and France in 1865, was a gift to the American people in celebration of 100 years of independence. During the American Revolutionary War, the French offered the United States military support in its fight for liberation from Great Britain. It was called the Treaty of Alliance. For these reasons, Lady Liberty holds a tablet inscribed with the date July 4, 1776. The broken chain that lays at her feet represents the abolition of slavery in 1865. But the statue was more than symbolic. It also served as a light house for boats in New York Harbor. In sum, it had NOTHING to do with migration.

The Statue of Liberty’s association with open-door migration is due entirely to its inscription. Enter poet and socialite Emma Lazarus (1849-1887), the Sephardi Jewish daughter of a large New York family who amassed a fortune through sugar refining.

The story goes that Americans were asked to fund a pedestal for the statue, but funding support for the project was weak. Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911), the Hungarian-born Jewish publisher of New York World, started a drive for donations in 1882. As part of the effort, Lazarus was asked to donate an original work for auction. She initially declined, stating she could not write a poem about a statue, according to Wikipedia. (Apparently the story of America didn’t inspire her.)

During that time — the time of the Russian pogroms — her attention was devoted to aiding thousands of indigent and destitute Ashkenazi Jews trying to emigrate from Russia to New York. According to Wiki, she helped establish for them the Hebrew Technical Institute in New York and, in 1883, founded the Society for the Improvement and Colonization of East European Jews. She was “an important forerunner of the Zionist movement” and “argued for the creation of a Jewish homeland 13 years before Theodor Herzl began to use the term ‘Zionism.'”

Lazarus discovered Americans weren’t keen on the idea of ushering in thousands of Russian Jews. By 1883, she decided to use the opportunity to write a poem about “the statue” as a way to promote her cause. Thus, she wrote “The New Colossus.” It reads:

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!”

Pulitzer’s New York World and The New York Times published Lazarus’ poem in 1885. She died in 1887 and her “Mother of Exiles” poem was largely forgotten until 1901, when her friend Georgina Schuyler began an effort to memorialize the poet and poem. By 1903, a bronze plaque with a portion of the poem was mounted on the inner wall of the pedestal.

Lazarus’ poem transformed — no, co-opted — the meaning of the Statue of Liberty from a national symbol of American liberation to a global symbol of America as a doormat for the world. Today, it’s being presented to an ignorant public as a modern-day Trojan horse during a battle for American sovereignty.

Lazarus’ poem did not capture the zeitgeist of America. Rather, it was the special interest project of a handful of elite New York Jews who wanted to populate the U.S. with fellow members of their tribe. In fact, immigration laws were far more strict in Lazarus’ time than they are today. This is why Lazarus had to advocate for destitute Russian-Jewish immigrants. [See “Jewish Immigration to America: Three Waves“]

The Conservative Review notes that America’s entire history — from the first colonial-era public charge laws in Massachusetts to the laws written by the federal government in 1882 — there was an ironclad rule that immigrants should never be a burden on America. In fact, just one year before the publishing of the poem, Congress passed the 1882 Immigration Act. It instructed Treasury officials to inspect immigrant ships for public charges.

According to the book “Stolen Sovereignty”:

“If on such examination there shall be found among such passengers any convict, lunatic, idiot, or any person unable to take care of himself or herself without becoming a public charge … such persons shall not be permitted to land,” states section 2 of the act.

Section 4 of the bill required that the cost of returning public charges be “borne by the owners of the vessels in which they came.” What a brilliant idea!

In 1885, Congress passed the Contract Labor Law of 1885, which forbade advertising or transporting immigrants to America for cheap labor. Section 5 of that act explicitly exempted higher-skilled professionals from this law, CR writes.

In 1891, Congress added to existing categories of inadmissibility: those convicted of a “misdemeanor involving moral turpitude” (in addition to felonies), polygamists, paupers and those suffering from contagious diseases.

Those who arrived on America’s shore had to undergo an interview with an immigration official and a medical exam. Anyone found to have a contagious disease was immediately quarantined and then deported. Immigrants who were found to be a public charge up to a year after being legally admitted into the country could be deported.

In 1903 (the very year the poem was placed on the Statue of Liberty, CR notes), Congress added four new categories to its list of inadmissibles: anarchists, people with epilepsy, “professional beggars” and those who import prostitutes (sex traffickers).

For further reading, see “United States Immigration and Refugee Law, 1921-1980” courtesy of the Holocaust Museum. It describes 20th century anti-immigration views held by Americans and Congress, and the efforts of Jewish groups and their allies to diminish over time America’s immigration laws.

Torchy Takeaway: It’s time to remove Lazarus’ poem from the Statue of Liberty and donate it to Israel. We recommend they mount it on their massive barrier wall dividing Gaza.

New location for Emma Lazarus’ poem
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4 Comments on Liberty, Lazarus and One Colossal Omission

  1. Nice work. I’d add a few things, though, to the list of ‘why’ so many migrants come to US/Western countries. I don’t think it’s as simple as just ‘money,’ and that idea is often used to guilt people in Western countries, to get them to justify lower wages, even lower the age protections of children who work. It has less to do with each ‘country’ per se, and more to do with the international racketeers who use people as currency, i.e. ‘human capital.’ Ironically, with the US situation, and Europes gradual adaptation of this ‘Communitarian’ Kibbutz model, it has become ‘profitable’ not only to bring migrants into the country, to sabotage rights, lower wages, protections, but also to lie about it, to create an entire system lying about why, which includes the migrants themselves, the most desperate which are threatened on levels that can get downright disgusting. That isn’t ‘money,’ like in the case of Snakeheads or Coyotes- just saying ‘money’ is too simple, and that’s done on purpose. It’s a form of extortion/blackmail which creates international spy-rings for Organized Crime. They have your family on one side, and so you deliver the goods. People in the US need to lose their naiveté on this real fucking quick, too. It’s espionage, and problem is it isn’t being dealt with that way from a legal standpoint.

    Example- you have these Narco-Networks, tied heavily into the ‘National Security Apparatus’ of any given country. But it’s not tied to it in any logical way, for the most part. It’s often denied, hidden, shoveled over, or just threatened to others to shut up about. Most ‘Sicarios’ in Latin America, for instance, got training in the Military or Policing beforehand. They aren’t just ‘broke mules’ coming to America for some apple pie. Those are armies, literally, and in order for them, just like the mafias of the past, to exert political power in an inordinate way, they use black-hand tactics- literally taught to their best by Mafia Oligarchs from the old National Crime syndicate. So with China or Mexico, for ex, they have a lot of cheap, poor labor that comes in, and is forced to play the victim. But once they’re in, their jobs as janitors, housekeeping, handymen, etc- are used to infiltrate, find any useful info to give the ‘leaders’ on the other side leverage. And that’s a big problem with US naivete- if you have housemaids working as spies, but then most rich or even middle class Americans have this idea they are ‘Just poor, uneducated, coming for jobs’- then that makes it all the more ripe for the picking. Just look at how closely Mexico worked with Israel with the Pegasus/NSO/Toka scandal. For a ‘poor desperate’ country, Israel sure was concerned with getting the tech to them first and foremost! If they are just poor janitors and housepainters, what are they doing using Pegasus? Isn’t that above their paygrade? Answer- nope. They’re playing people in the US, betraying our trust, and using it to stab people in the back. And like I said, many may be forced to do it, if they’re really poor. But that is by definition, treason, terrorism, all of it- add the fentanyl/meth trade and you’ve got something much worse than ;Al Qaeda’ ever was, considering they do damage to the US on a daily basis. The only thing keeping it from being dealt with effectively is that age-old, stupid Narco-Socialist racket, where they use coke and heroin money to supply spy rings, private security, and call it ‘Defense.’ They even have this term, ‘Victim Diasporas,’ that NATO uses to justify invading, capturing an area, just to form these foreign, international spy networks, so they can all mutually use each other to break laws in each others countries (like with Mossad in the US, for ex- always doing what CIA/FBI wont, domestically- and that’s on purpose).

    1.) Read the intro here- this is a National Crime Syndicate Boss, recorded, literally giving teaching instructions to the up and coming gangsters in Mexico. Same tactics that they used to blackmail Jay Edgar Hoover, being taught to networks sending migrants over to do their dirty work.
    https://books.google.com/books?id=AattAAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

    2.) Now here’s the same author- note what he says about Mexico in relation to the City of London- using an organ analogy
    http://www.lawstarz.com/mafia-expert-roberto-saviano-denounces-london-as-the-most-corrupt-place-on-earth/

    3.) Here’s what the Army says about it, then what their intel actually does about it

    a.) https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Journals/Military-Review/English-Edition-Archives/March-April-2018/Huntington-Diasporas-and-American-Politics/

    b.) https://isgp-studies.com/cia-heroin-and-cocaine-drug-trafficking

    4.) And if you still aren’t convinced- you have those military ties, then these, again, which are obvious and glaring- they’re very much part of this international ‘class’ of people, who do everything they can to undermine National Sovereignty and to eliminate any accountability, or democratic/republican representation. They think they are a ‘caste’ above people- which Russ has covered, whether its Chosen-ite Zionists/Millenarians, Masons who think they are some Warrior caste going back through the Templars and Sparta, ‘Aryans’ or some ‘Egyptian Clerical’ black national super race (Hotepism)- whatever fits the particular group-mythos. None of them want your vote to matter, is the point, and they’ll use whatever at their disposal to make sure Blackrock and McDonalds are number one, and not the better, higher quality art, writing, food, and everything else- because all of that suffers or is destroyed under their system of cheapening everything for their own power.

    a.) https://gangstersinc.org/profiles/blogs/sinaloa-cartel-distributor-who-supplied-crips-gangster-disciples

    b.) https://gangstersinc.org/blog/coked-up-europe-increase-in-cocaine-traffic-more-players-and-viol

    And to be clear, I’m very much a ‘liberal’ when it comes to this stuff. I think you should be able to get high if you want, or take mushrooms, whatever- so long as you dont threaten or kill someone in the process, and it isn’t being marketed as poison, as a weapon (like meth-fentanyl cocktails). But their market is the inversion- they want to sell cheap poison for the most part, lock people up who do it on their own time, then punish those the most who DONT want it surrounded with killing. They’re basically retards, in other words. Most ethnic groups in human history have used sacred plants, substances, and these criminal chosen-ite networks are the first to outlaw them, so that they can make laundromats that empower Mcdonalds, literally. Anyhow- keeping all of the other details in mind, here’s where those networks hit those lower levels, and force them to spy and keep quiet (and why they should be dealt with Militarily, as such).

    a.) https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/news/stories/2006/march/sisterping_031706

    b.) https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2008/04/china-s-great-migration-a-lower-class-of-snakehead.html

    c,) https://coffeeordie.com/china-mexican-cartel-alliance/

    d.) http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2021/10/murder-forced-cannibalism-extortion-us.html

  2. Many belated thanks for this great article, Torchy. I appreciate the historical facts.

    I’m a Californian and have extreme immigrant-fatigue. Spanish is the non-English language heard most around here, but sometimes I hear languages that I can’t even identify (certainly not French, German, Swedish, etc.) “What the hell are these people doing in this country?” is what I ask myself, but unfortunately I know “replacement” is the likely answer.

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