Ken Cuccinelli: ‘Give Us Your Tired’ Poem Referred To People From Europe | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Ken Cuccinelli: 'Give Us Your Tired' Poem Referred To People From Europe | The 11th Hour | MSNBC 1


Trump critic Rick Wilson reacts to Trump's acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli's comments on the iconic poem on the Statue of Liberty's pedestal.
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Ken Cuccinelli: 'Give Us Your Tired' Poem Referred To People From Europe | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

35 Comments on "Ken Cuccinelli: ‘Give Us Your Tired’ Poem Referred To People From Europe | The 11th Hour | MSNBC"

  1. GreensOplenty | August 14, 2019 at 1:39 AM | Reply

    this is basically a eugenics discussion starter for the reich wing.
    next will be the “why do we have to pay for sick and mentally ill, should do something about them.”

  2. Wow.

  3. Peter Mogensen | August 14, 2019 at 1:59 AM | Reply

    Yeah, well … I think that right now people from Europe right now mostly prefer to stay home and not set their foot in the US as long as it’s on track to become everything the founders warned about.
    The are not coming from Norway, because Norway is exactly NOT the country Trump is about to create.

    • @Frank Vocal As undocumented workers, they are not able to claim benefits, and are cheap to employ. The system relies on the nearly $13Billion this contributes to the economy, and BUSINESSES LOVE IT! And THAT’S what it’s all about!

    • @Manuela Costa Lima I really love the new “stand on your own two feet and who will not become a public charge” part though. Everyone should be able to take care of themselves and their family. I do, and my family always has, ever since they legally came in the 1870s from Finland. They even learned to speak fluent English before coming. Plus they saved money prior to coming just in case it took time to find steady and stable employment. That’s the right way of migrating. So tired of people breaking the law and doing it the wrong way. Especially when I have to pay for them. And when it comes to legal immigration, its common sense to prefer immigrants that are educated and posses highly sought after skills. They won’t be a burden and drain our resources and will contribute more to our wonderful society.

    • @Jayce Ollie I’m sure everyone wants to take care of themselves and their family, Jayce, just like you. And if YOU lived in a violent, corrupt, lawless country, I know you would risk ANYTHING to get them out and into a safer country, who’s economy and businesses have always been happy to profit from employing undocumented workers.

    • @greg hill If I had been unlucky and hadn’t been born in the United States, I’d immediately apply for citizenship. I wouldn’t have any children unless I was married and financially stable enough to easily take care of myself and my wife. Why do people have multiple children when they shouldn’t be? I’d save every last penny (whatever the currency is in that particular country) and wouldn’t never buy alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, etc. A person can learn foreign languages for absolutely free these days, and all you simply need is a used phone, so I’d learn to speak fluent English. Any free time I had I’d learn about the history of the United States and their culture and laws. If my wife and I were truly being persecuted and our lives were in danger due to race, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, a war was raging within the country, or a devastating natural disaster occurred, then I’d see asylum through the nearest US embassy or at any of the port of entries. Being poor is not being persecuted, therefore not a legit reason for seeking asylum. There are also actually very nice countries in both South and Central America. I certainly wouldn’t have my wife, and especially kids if I had any, hike thousands of miles while passing through multiple countries to get to the US border. Plenty of these people could have seeked asylum in Costa Rica! It’s an amazing place! Being a US citizen is NOT a right, it’s a privilege.

  4. whatsgoingon07 | August 14, 2019 at 2:07 AM | Reply

    The southern strategy on steroids

    • @2010realitycheck I’ve already sponsored 3 Asian women to come to the US…and another one in a couple of months… 2 have already got married and had kids with 2 white Americans. That’s what diversity is about….

    • @2010realitycheck diversity shouldn’t mean skin color; this is were PC gets you.

  5. Bruce strkland | August 14, 2019 at 2:25 AM | Reply

    We are in a global transition. The powers that be fighting for stasis demonstrate their lack of insight n knowledge.

  6. Because they used Genocide on EVERYONE ELSE…..?

  7. i new tactic,…. wonder if itll work this time…

  8. People need to learn the difference between a refugee and an immigrant.

    • Herbert Camacho | August 14, 2019 at 6:57 AM | Reply

      Is there a war happening in Mexico / South America?

      Should millions of blacks & whites flee to Mexico because there’s violence here??

  9. Because of the politicians and the hate violence rhetoric and much more guns and such immigration and what their agenda is because guns are the least of our problems only 0.01 percent of the problems
    I’m meeting this morning with a huge room of citizens and because of all the false rhetorics are main focus now is the divorce it’s time to separate no more United States sad I don’t even want to talk about it but I have to and I understand where citizens are coming from but they are leaving us no choice I love America but if we must divorce I understand that to

  10. patricia borntrager-chico | August 14, 2019 at 7:01 AM | Reply

    Kujo. Down boy

  11. Why doesn’t Washington take the Statue of Liberty down it does not mean anything any more.

  12. Now do “Shall not be infringed”.

  13. And now beneath the the tired, the poor, the wretched, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free, we now have a minimum requirement that each immigrant must have a minimum of $1,000,000 in liquid assets before coming to America.

    Unless they are a Trump style con man seeking to pay zero taxes, no millionaires wants to come to America.

    • Miller Theory | August 14, 2019 at 8:59 AM | Reply

      ruth depew Who cares what the Statue of Liberty says? It’s not the law. It’s some random quote that Liberals use to destroy us.

    • Ruthie you are clueless.  You think the ‘poor’ are entitled so that they can come here illegally and leach off everyone else.  Not what us law abiding people want.  That is why countries have borders.  I think you should try to sneak into Mexico and see what happens.

    • @Jeffrey Meade Actually, many American are sneaking into Mexico; more than Mexicans trying to sneak into America. Yesterday’s anti-American and unpatriotic changes apply to LEGAL immigrants who now must be millionaires before coming to America as legal residents or attempting to gain American citizenship (apparently so that they can use “legal “loopholes” to never pay taxes again. Thus you, a middle class American can pay more of your tax dollars to support the super rich.

  14. We’ve had it too good for too long to be empathetic. Humans sure are flawed.

  15. Give us your wretched……well, there is no-one more wretched than Trump himself, descendant of people who came in boats to the American shore. Good people, on both sides of the ocean.

  16. white supremacy whistle blowing it has to be said

  17. Rose Johnson-Tsosie | August 14, 2019 at 9:33 AM | Reply

    “Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.” ― Robert Orben
    I live in the Four Corners surrounded by Native American Tribes….Ute, Apache, Navajo, Hopi and many Pueblo Tribes. There is a strong Latin community. There are families who came in covered wagons a hundred years ago. The environment is a big part of our lives and for the most part protected. We are a blended part of the US.
    If we can do it ….YOU can also.

  18. Made me wonder, for some that don’ know. Will GOD shut the door on those of us that are poor? those with no schooling? those of us with handicaps? I’M wondering if he’ll call on TRUMP for new ideas?

  19. Gloria Griffith | August 14, 2019 at 10:39 AM | Reply

    Soon this will past we have to vote in 2020 American people will have the last laugh the next President will erase all the evil the 😈 and his followers has done

  20. Trump thinks only Europeans should be welcomed into the US. He’s already said that.

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