“The New Colossus,” a poem by Emma Lazarus written in 1883 and placed on a bronze plaque mounted inside the lower level of the Statue of Liberty in 1903, 17 years after the statue’s 1886 opening, has become the de facto ‘law of the land’ for leftists who want to fill the United States with as many immigrants from the Third World as possible.
Never mind that it’s a poem and not really a law – “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore” has become an excuse for bringing in as many no-skill and low-skilled workers designed to lower wages, raise crime rates, bankrupt the social safety net, compete with low-income citizens already here and, most important of all, unquestionably pull the lever for Democrats.
So it’s no wonder that poor CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta doesn’t seem to know the difference between a poem and actual U.S. law, but leave it to Trump advisor Stephen Miller to take Acosta and the rest of the fake news media to school on the issue during the Wednesday White House press briefing.
Discussing President Trump’s support for the RAISE act, a bill that would lower legal immigration and, by doing so, “raise” the wages and job prospects of lower-income Americans already here, Acosta’s snowflake heart was all aflutter…
“What you’re proposing – or what the president is proposing here – does not sound like it’s in keeping with American tradition when it comes to immigration,” Acosta lamented. “The Statue of Liberty says, ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.’ It doesn’t say anything about speaking English, or being … a computer programmer. Aren’t you trying to change what it means to be an immigrant coming into this country if you’re telling them, you have to speak English? Can’t people learn how to speak English when they get here?”
“Well first of all,” Miller responded, “right now, it’s a requirement that to be naturalized, you have to speak English. So the notion that speaking English wouldn’t be part of our immigration system would actually be very ahistorical.”
After relating a history lesson on the Emma Lazarus poem, Miller mocked Acosta’s insinuation by asking, “In 1970 when we let in 300,000 people a year, was that violating or not violating the Statue of Liberty law of the land?”
“Tell me what years meet Jim Acosta’s definition of the Statue of Liberty law of the land?” Miller pressed. “So you’re saying, a million a year is the Statue of Liberty number? Does 900,000 violate it, or 800,000?”
The truth is, no amount of Third World immigration is enough for liberals.
Deciding to dodge instead of answering, Acosta said, “This whole notion … that they have to learn English before they get to the United States, are we just going to bring in people from Great Britain and Australia?”
Then Miller brought in the big rhetorical guns.
“I am shocked at your statement that you think that only people from Great Britain and Australia would know English,” said Miller indignantly. “It reveals your cosmopolitan bias to a shocking degree … This is an amazing moment, that you think only people from Great Britain and Australia would speak English is so insulting to millions of hard-working immigrants who do speak English from all over the world.”
“Jim, have you honestly never met an immigrant from another country who speaks English from outside of Great Britain and Australia? Is that your personal experience?”
Miller then finished with a flourish, summing up the best parts of the bill with what would be sensible immigration policy were it to become law:
“The people that hurt the most by the policy you’re advocating [unfettered open borders] are immigrant workers, and minority workers, and African-American workers, and Hispanic workers.”
“We want to help unemployed African-Americans in this country and unemployed workers of all backgrounds get jobs,” Miller continued, “and insinuations like Jim made trying to describe nefarious motives to a compassionate immigration measure designed to help newcomers and current arrivals alike is wrong, and this is a positive, optimistic proposal that says ten years, twenty years, thirty years from now we want to have an immigration system that takes care of the people who are coming here and the people who are already living here by having standards and a real clear requirement that you be able to support yourself financially and by making sure that employers can pay a living wage. That’s the right policy for our country and it’s the president’s commitment to taking care of American workers.”
Watch the exchange below:
Stephen Miller bang on!! The Left ALWAYS hoards in Immigrants for Votes! O brought MILLIONS in for Hillary & FAILED😂pic.twitter.com/UfqRGr9UQh
— USA NEWS (@USANEWS007) August 2, 2017
Social media was abuzz at Miller’s sterling performance:
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 2, 2017
I just watched the Stephen Miller beat down of Jim Acosta. Why in God's name does CNN continue to let this guy humiliate himself?
— Chris Barron 🇺🇸 (@ChrisRBarron) August 2, 2017
Kathy Griffin: "I destroyed my career from a video on social media."
Jim Acosta: "Hold my beer."#StephenMiller
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) August 2, 2017
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) August 2, 2017
Exchange between @Acosta, Stephen Miller pretty embarrassing. If reporter is going to push official so hard, ought to know more about topic.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 3, 2017
Stephen Miller just hit the jackpot.
The left uses immigrants as human shields for their political agenda.
They don't care about them. pic.twitter.com/Utzj5lvGma
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) August 2, 2017
While most conservatives cheered Miller on, the fact that he’s also getting and will continue to get a tremendous amount of flak from the left is a testament to his comments being so devastatingly on-target. After all, when all you’ve got left is name-calling, that pretty much says it all…
WHAT?!! @POTUS advisor Stephen Miller says Emma Lazarus poem on Statue of Liberty "meaningless." Stephen, you are a Statue of Arrogance.
— Anne Frank Center USA (@AnneFrankCenter) August 2, 2017
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