Emma Lazarus Poem : The New Colossus

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"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”. This poem entitled The New Colossus, written by Emma Lazarus. The poem was engraved at the foot of the Statue of Liberty. The immigrants who came to eastern of America would eventually arrived at New York harbor. They would passed through the Statue of Liberty and seen the poem below it. They began their new life with this poem. In recent years, some policies have passed to limit the immigrants. Discrimination is more severe. The new immigrants especially who are not white faced unfair treatments. Some just two or three generations…show more content…
I feel excited to study and live in a such diverse country, communicate with the people from different places. I am interested in different cultures and stories behind the immigrants. Thus, I decided to search more on immigrants. I have viewed plenty of websites about immigrants. Obviously, immigrants is a popular topic for American. An article written by Mark E Andersen caught my eyes, and I think I can talk a little bit more in my essay. The article entitled We are a nation of immigrants. The article intents to persuade American to treat immigrants and refugees kindly. The writer raised his statement in a moving way. Some people left comments and shared their stories and views in the website. They shared where they came from originally. Some of them complained about the immigrants policy of Trump, and his relentless attitude to the immigrants. I read all comments and relevant articles in the website. My heart just feel heavy. I am Chinese. The article reminds me of many Chinese immigrants who do the job white people don’t want to do, and suffered from discriminations. One of my friend immigrated to America with his family when he was a little. Their family came here with nothing, there are only 20 dollars in his mother’s pocket at this time. He lived in his uncle’s house for several years. Over ten people lived in this two floor house. Several years later, he moved out with his family and rent a room. When he is 15, his family earned some money
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