A full moon rises behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City. Photo: AFP

Trump official mangles Statue of Liberty poem to suit president’s anti-immigration agenda

  • Acting US immigration chief Ken Cuccinelli said the famous lines were about ‘people coming from Europe’ who can ‘stand on their own two feet’
  • The original poem, taken from Emma Lazarus’ ‘The New Colossus’, makes no mention of economic self-sufficiency
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A full moon rises behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City. Photo: AFP
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