To The Editor:

“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-tossed to me, / I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Under the present administration it seems that these poignant words by Emma Lazarus on the Statue of Liberty only serve to mock and shame us. As a symbolic gesture perhaps they should be removed until such time as they truly apply again.

Paul Hanke

Warren, VT