Clouds gather over the Statue of Liberty, Aug. 14, in New York. A plaque inside the statue’s pedestal displaying Emma Lazarus 1883 poem “The Colossus,” best known for its line about welcoming “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” was aluded to Tuesday when acting Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli suggested in an NPR interview that the line should be changed to “give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge.” (Kathy Willens / Associated Press)

Clouds gather over the Statue of Liberty, Aug. 14, in New York. A plaque inside the statue’s pedestal displaying Emma Lazarus 1883 poem “The Colossus,” best known for its line about welcoming “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” was aluded to Tuesday when acting Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli suggested in an NPR interview that the line should be changed to “give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge.” (Kathy Willens / Associated Press)

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