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‘Sorry, kid, but the boat is full’

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In 1883, Emma Lazarus wrote “The New Colossus,” a sonnet that now graces the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

“Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand,” she penned.

“A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

“Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

“Mother of Exiles.

“Give me your tired, your poor,

“Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free

“The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

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