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Trump official says Statue of Liberty welcome poem only refers to 'people coming from Europe.'


A Trump official has admitted out loud what we've known all along: that the Trump administration sees European and Latinx immigrants differently.

It all started with a new "public charge" immigration requirement that the administration announced on Monday. The public charge requirement states that migrants will only be granted entry to the U.S. if they won't be seeking public funds or resources, like public housing or food stamps. This rule goes into effect Oct. 15, according to CBS News.

Some have pointed out that this new mindset is at odds with the famous poem "The New Colossus," which is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. The poem — which you may have heard once or twice — includes the lines, "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!"