During the daily White House press briefing,Miller expanded on a new Senate billpertaining to immigration reform that would favor English-speaking applicants.
I dont want to get off into a whole thing about history here, but the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of liberty and lighting in the world; its a symbol of American liberty lighting the world. The poem that youre referring to was added later. Its not actually part of the Statue of Liberty, Miller argued.
The poem was often cited earlier this year as Trump tried to banpeople from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.
During a rally against the Muslim ban, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the poem a statement of values of our country.
In a 2011 poll by the Roper Center,61 percentof Americans said they felt the Statue of Libertys message should apply to immigration policy.