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Urban Nations: Foreign Missions Come Home

"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp! cries she with silent lips. 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!"

These words, taken from an Emma Lazarus poem, The New Colossus are inscribed on the Statue of Liberty's pedestal in New York Harbor. The statue is no doubt a welcomed sight to the millions of immigrants that have settled in New York City upon their arrival in America.