Sally Kenel, Deborah Greh, & Ellen K.
“The New Colossus,” Emma Lazarus’ poem, although a later
addition to Liberty Island, has now become synonymous with the
Statue of Liberty itself. Its words, however, are not without
controversy. Was Lazarus arguing that the United States is morally
obligated to open her door to the poor and the oppressed? The poem
frames this discussion of a contemporary understanding of what it
means to be human in a global society and, building on this
concept, the paper evaluates current US immigration law.
- SALLY KENEL is a theologian.
- DEBORAH GREH is a media expert and
director of the Mass Communications Program on Staten Island.
- ELLEN K. BOEGEL is a member of the
American Immigration Lawyers Association.
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