The Statue of Liberty has long stood tall in New York Harbour as an icon of freedom for immigrants. But the promise to welcome the tired, the poor and the huddled masses now belongs to a bygone era. Photo: AP The Statue of Liberty has long stood tall in New York Harbour as an icon of freedom for immigrants. But the promise to welcome the tired, the poor and the huddled masses now belongs to a bygone era. Photo: AP
The Statue of Liberty has long stood tall in New York Harbour as an icon of freedom for immigrants. But the promise to welcome the tired, the poor and the huddled masses now belongs to a bygone era. Photo: AP
US immigration

US and Europe no longer have a moral duty towards illegal immigrants

Michael Chugani says the influx of mostly economic migrants is straining social fabric and fanning hardline populism in the once-welcoming liberal West. Donald Trump has got it right with his zero-tolerance approach

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The Statue of Liberty has long stood tall in New York Harbour as an icon of freedom for immigrants. But the promise to welcome the tired, the poor and the huddled masses now belongs to a bygone era. Photo: AP The Statue of Liberty has long stood tall in New York Harbour as an icon of freedom for immigrants. But the promise to welcome the tired, the poor and the huddled masses now belongs to a bygone era. Photo: AP
The Statue of Liberty has long stood tall in New York Harbour as an icon of freedom for immigrants. But the promise to welcome the tired, the poor and the huddled masses now belongs to a bygone era. Photo: AP
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