With all the ugliness coming from the Trump administration, here's a reminder that while America has not lived up to its ideals, we still have ideals that we are supposed to be striving for. One of these ideals is embodied in the plaque mounted on the Statue of Liberty, proclaiming:
"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-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Rather than a ban on Muslims, a deportation force or a border wall, this verse is 19th century version of a hashtag declaring #ImmigrantsAndRefugeesWelcome.
Any designer proceeds from this shirt will be donated to organizations doing immigrant or refugee work.