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HTY 110HA: Immigration ONLINE courses: Welcome

This guide is designed to help students in Worldwide online courses.

Statue of Liberty

Picture credit: Laslovarga, June 2007, NYC Statue of Liberty

This poem by Emma Lazarus is at the base of the statue.

New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "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!"


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Christine Woods
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