our immigration policy was never about the "tired, poor, muddled masses". Ms Lazarus was commissioned to write, but it was never US policy. Furthermore, my ancestors, and yours probably did not go on the public dole as soon as they landed, and then stayed on for generations. Ever been to Brighton Beach? Look at the Russian immigrants in full length leather coats, disembark their Mercedes and pay for their groceries with food stamps?
So James and magnetar, try reading her blog and then respond appropriately. Oh, how many of either of your ancestors murdered US citizens?