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Fri Aug 16, 2019, 08:55 AM

Cropping out 'Immigrants Welcome, Cuccinelli takes selfie with replica Statue of Liberty before rem

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Cropping out ‘Immigrants Welcome,’ Ken Cuccinelli takes selfie with replica Statue of Liberty before removing it from DHS headquarters

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/cropping-out-immigrants-welcome-ken-cuccinelli-takes-selfie-with-replica-statue-of-liberty-before-removing-it-from-dhs-headquarters/

Published 24 mins ago on August 16, 2019

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Despite widespread outcry after saying the U.S. should only welcome immigrants who “can stand on their own two feet” and that Statue of Liberty was only meant to welcome Europeans to U.S. shores, President Donald Trump’s top immigration official Ken Cuccinelli had a replica of the famous monument removed from the Department of Homeland Security’s grounds on Thursday—but not before snapping a quick selfie.

The statue, made by artist Cesar Maxit, had been placed in front of DHS headquarters by the social justice groups United We Dream and MoveOn on Wednesday.
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MoveOn and United We Dream, however, noted that Cuccinelli cropped a sign afixed to the statue that read “Immigrants Welcome” out of his selfie.

The groups said that Cuccinelli’s words and actions this week, including the removal of the replica hours later, reflected the same xenophobic views that have become pervasive in the Trump administration.


“MoveOn and United We Dream brought the statue back to pay tribute to it as a symbol of welcome—and to honor the actual famed words written on the pedestal of the real statue: ‘Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free’—words that Cuccinelli intentionally butchered the day before while defending Trump’s bigoted policies,” MoveOn said in a statement.
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Corinne Ball, campaign director for MoveOn, said the removal of the replica served as “a direct representation of the Trump administration’s policy towards immigrants and American values.”.............................................

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Fri Aug 16, 2019, 09:15 AM

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