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14/08/2019 14:20:15  

Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, made the mistake of saying the quiet part out loud about the Trump administration’s new “public charge rule”.

The policy would penalize green-card applicants who use public benefits, leading to accusations from critics that it discriminates against lower-income immigrant families. Cuccinelli has repeatedly been pressed on whether such a rule files in the face of the poem at the Statue of Liberty – which reads, in part: “Give me your tired, your poor / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

Cuccinelli: That statue of liberty poem was about "people coming from Europe." pic.twitter.com/nrDcUGJsU3

This administration finally admitted what we’ve known all along: They think the Statue of Liberty only applies to white people. https://t.co/kTLl50yCmw

Not only disgusting, but factually inaccurate. The Statue of Liberty was created to celebrate emancipation. https://t.co/E5bZrS5ff1 https://t.co/lPKj1kYZlG

The whole point of the Trump political experiment has been to make subtext text. This is just the latest installment.

(P.S. It's funny how now all of Europe is okay, but 100 years ago, a man with a name like Cuccinelli was from the "wrong" part of that continent.) https://t.co/5b4NA1WoJi

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke will return to the campaign trail tomorrow after spending nearly two weeks in his hometown of El Paso as it mourns the 22 people lost in a recent mass shooting.

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