In this Nov. 5, 2015, file photo, visitors view the Statue of Liberty during a ferry ride to Liberty Island in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
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A poem at the Statue of Liberty that is a national symbol for the country's embrace of immigrants became the topic of a rancorous exchange Wednesday at a White House news conference to announce President Donald Trump's push for immigration reform.Senior White House aide Stephen Miller told reporters the poem written by Emma Lazarus about the "huddled masses" is not part of the original Statue of Liberty.Writers and authors later asked Emma Lazarus, a poet and descendant of Jewish immigrants, to write a sonnet to be sold at an auction to raise money for a pedestal to hold the Statue of Liberty.The poem appeared in Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and The New York Times.She died four years later and the poem eventually faded from public memory.
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